Got Cooperation? Here’s where to find it!

Cooperation Central

Washington, D.C. – Every children’s museum needs one of these! It’s an igloo building activity. And the best part about it? Your child CANNOT build it without the help of other children. It’s impossible to do ALONE. And it’s incredible when built TOGETHER! As any mother of a preschooler knows… this concept is HUGE! (and hard to teach, as it turns out).

The last piece of the igloo

This is just one of the cool activities for children at National Museum of the American Indian.

The igloo pieces are made out of the same stuff rolling activity mats are, only lighter. Each piece is numbered and must be put together sequentially which is fantastic math exposure for budding brains.

And nothing is more fun than wrecking it as soon as you are finished!

Igloo Wrecking

So if your child needs to master cooperation, bring them here. Which makes me wonder, is there a great exhibit somewhere for dealing with sharing? Or separation anxiety? Or how to be a good friend? Or how to clean up? All of the challenges that are larger than life to our preschoolers? And can’t we put these exhibits all under one roof? Seriously! Somebody, anybody?

TODDLER TAKE-AWAYS:

  1. COOPERATION!
  2. EXERCISE, GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
  3. COGNITIVE
  4. HISTORY
  5. EXPOSURE TO NATIVE CULTURES AND PEOPLE

ENJOY!

Anna

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