The Toy Museum has numerous programs that are specially catered towards kids to teach them more and make their entire learning experience a lot more informative and immersive. The museum offers various in-house programs and workshops to achieve their purpose of teaching children through this not commonly used medium.
One of the more well-known programs within the Toy Museum is the “History of Toys” show. The show is an interactive session that uses toys from within the museum to give students a better understanding of the ones that they play with today. There are various values that the play tries to perpetuate in its audiences through the use of this theater method. The entire play is done in a professional setting complete with elaborate costumes and special effects. The play is designed to teach kids not only about the history of toys, but also about the social and political scenarios of the times during which the toys were made. By appealing to them in a way in which children understand, the Toy Museum has been extremely successful in imparting knowledge to students and keeping them engaged in learning.
The Toy Museum also has numerous workshops for kids that can teach them different art forms and other things. The museum’s playwriting workshop is particularly popular and uses different toys as a means of teaching kids the various aspects of theater and also gives them the perfect tools to be able to come up with their own stories and perform their own plays. The Toy Museum also uses this as its way to teach classes of students on school trips how to work together as a team and learn the various aspects of leadership. The Toy Museum gives kids the toys from the museum itself to provide them with the perfect tools they need to come up with a short play, which they are then asked to perform in front of the entire class.
The Toy Museum also brings itself to the classroom through the numerous workshop and programs they host. Through the use of dolls and puppets, the Toy Museum teaches kids about different topics, depending on what the schools pick from the museums list of subjects. The program is especially unique because it introduces children to the world of puppet theater as a form of art, performance, and learning. Photo: The Toy Museum of New York
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