March 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, What are you reading? I was asked this question recently during a party and responded, “Last night, I read The Big Red Barn and the night before, it was Corduroy.” Other than newspapers and the occasional magazine article, I only read “board books” these days. Since my son, Bennett, was born 11 months […]

February 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, This past week has been a somber one at CMEE. Sadly, Henry the Bunny has passed away. It’s strange to walk into the Museum and not see him relaxing in his hutch or munching on a snack that a family had brought in especially for him to eat. While we all really miss […]

January 2015 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were full of friends and family, joy and laughter. Is there any happier sound in the world than a child’s giggle? Nothing entertains me more than hearing my nine-month-old son, Bennett, let out a good laugh (especially if I’m the reason for it). He’ll often giggle […]

December 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friend, My favorite part of the day is first thing in the morning when I go into the room of my son, Bennett. He pokes his head up above the crib and flashes me a smile that just takes over his whole face! I also love when I pick him up; he drapes his […]

November 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I am excited for Katharine Holabird’s—author of the wildly popular “Angelina Ballerina” series—return to CMEE later this month to read from her new book, “Twinkle!” We conducted a brief interview with Katharine that you can read here. One of the questions we asked was, “What is the best piece of parenting advice you […]

October 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, A few months ago, my wife, Gabrielle, asked me, “Where can I meet other new parents?” Her question caught me off guard. “Don’t you know where I work?” I responded. The exchange reminded me that while we focus on how children’s museums benefit kids, we also need to develop ways in which we […]

September 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I became very excited this past month when my son Bennett first put his foot into his mouth. It was not because he said something inappropriate (he is only five months old, mind you) but because he reached a developmental milestone by playing with his toes and sticking them into his mouth. Like […]

August 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, I’m obsessed with sleep. “How are you sleeping?” is the #1 question I have been asked since my wife and I welcomed our baby, Bennett. Initially, the sleep deprivation wasn’t so bad, but now after four months, I daydream constantly about sleeping uninterrupted through the night. I haven’t participated in a meeting at […]

JULY 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, Three months ago, my wife and I were overjoyed to welcome our first baby, a boy named Bennett. Since I work at a children’s museum, I’ve been regularly bringing Bennett along with me to the office. Fortunately, I am lucky to work with an incredible group of colleagues who have welcomed his presence. […]

JUNE 2014 – LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends, What is centripetal force? This is one of many physics-related questions that players are asked on the exhibit panels that dot CMEE’s newly-opened miniature golf course. Rather than instantly providing the explanation, CMEE encourages children to deduce the answer by playing the hole. On the “Loop de Jour” hole, they discover that centripetal […]