True Tuesdays: Topics for Caregivers

During the Museum’s temporary closure, we are hosting live talks (via Zoom) on topics relevant to caregivers every Tuesday at 3pm! Each starts with a short talk from a Museum staff member or expert on how you can continue to instill creativity and play at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is followed by a group discussion for caregivers to connect and share ideas with one another and our staff. True Tuesdays focuses on a different topic every week.

next True Tuesday Talk

Music Magic: Supporting Toddlers Thru Song
May 26, 2020 | 3-4PM PST

Education Manager, Amy Gray, and special guest Diana Davidson, owner and director of Songbirds Music, will talk about the learning and health benefits of exploring music and song together with toddlers. Diana and Amy will share ways that music can support toddlers and their caregivers during these trying times and will provide concrete ideas for easy-to-implement music engagement at home. The talk will be followed by an optional group discussion.

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past true tuesdays

Screen Time Can Be Playtime
May 19, 2020

How much screen time is too much screen time? In this True Tuesday talk, UK researcher and playworker Chris Martin joined Director of Exhibitions Megan Dickerson to discuss how children interact with screens and attempt to separate fact from fiction, followed by a group discussion for caregivers. Watch a recording of the session here.

From A to Zoom Part 2: Juggling Work + Toddlers
May 12, 2020

Part 2 of a talk dedicated to (working) caregivers with children under 5 years old. Amy Gray and Lani Bautista Cabanilla, revealed their personal challenges as working professionals and mothers, offered creative strategies to cope and invited participants to share their own experiences. Watch a recording of the session here.

Do You See What I See? Part 2
May 5, 2020

Part 2 of Deputy Museum Director Tomoko Kuta’s talk on Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Participants learned how to use VTS while viewing beautiful artwork and gained a fresh perspective of the arts, followed by a group discussion. Watch a recording of the session here.

“NO, I won’t!” Toddler Defiance + Positive Discipline
April 28, 2020

Education Manager, Amy Gray, and special guest Debbie Zeichner, a licensed social worker and certified parent coach, discussed supporting the emotional needs of early learners and ways of responding positively to challenging behaviors during this time, followed by a group discussion. Watch a recording of the session here. 

PLay During Covid-19 Part 2
April 21, 2020

Part 2 of Director of Exhibitions Megan Dickerson’s talk on how play can help us stay sane with kids during the current crisis. Megan shared what caregivers can learn from the practice of playwork as they engage with kids at home, followed by a group discussion. Watch a recording of the session here.

JUggling Work + Toddlers
April 14, 2020

Education Manager, Amy Gray, and Senior Manager of Programs, Lani Bautista Cabanilla, shared creative strategies on how to cope with working from home and taking care of toddlers, followed by a group discussion. Watch a recording of the session here.

Do you see what i see?
April 7, 2020

Deputy Museum Director Tomoko Kuta covered how the arts can give you fresh vision and inspiration, followed by a group discussion that uses Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) while viewing beautiful artwork. Watch a recording of the session here.

PLay During Covid-19
March 31, 2020

Museum Director of Exhibitions and play expert, Megan Dickerson, provided inspiration and tips on how play can help caregivers stay sane with kids at home through the current crisis, folllowed by a group discussion. Watch a recording of the session here.

Closure Alert

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