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Leisure with children (part 2) of

the First part can be read here.

If weather unimportant and on the nature does not pull

, it is possible to go also to the ordinary museum. But very often visit of the museum is based as follows: mother resolutely pulls the kid from a picture to a picture and presses that he admired art masterpieces and poor the baby dreams only of that happy minute when again it appears in the native yard on a favourite swing.

to go to the museum with the child - business difficult and troublesome. First of all, surely in detail explain to the kid where and why you go. Otherwise he can think, for example, that you got to shop and to begin to demand to buy it “The girl on a sphere“. Or will be frightened of skeletons of dinosaurs in the paleontologic museum, having decided that these monsters can eat it.

Before going to art museum , once in advance the child tells about the one who such artists who pictures happen If you regularly look with the kid of a reproduction or slides he with pleasure will learn familiar pictures in the museum. But if the kid, having hardly looked at a cloth, indifferently blurts out its name and the author and passes further, it is awful. Let him be better absolutely knows nothing about genres, styles and artists, but is able to admire sincerely and directly art.

do not impose to children the tastes At all. The child is not obliged to love “Boyar Morozova“ of Surikov or David Michelangelo at all only because it is great works of art. Most of children, by the way, are absolutely indifferent to creations of old masters. Creativity of impressionists is much closer and more clear them, than Matisse, Picasso, Cezanne. The deprived of academism, bright and laconic, their pictures are conformable to children`s consciousness.

As soon as you will feel that the kid started missing, finish. You, of course, do not want to trudge through all city only to look at “Red small fishes“ of Matisse, but the less pictures will be seen by the kid for once, the better he will understand them, will feel, and will remember. If you want to take an opportunity and to wander on the museum, get out to excursion together with the father or unite with other mother and after the children`s program is finished, walk on an exposition in turn until children are grazed on the next bulvarchik.


to the kid of excursion From time to time if it wants, it is possible to play the museum of the house: prepare an exposition from cards and reproductions, together with the child make a framework or a passe-partout of paper, make signatures to pictures. It is separately possible to equip “the hall of the modern art“. Guessed whose cloths will be exposed there? By the way, it is possible to invite to take part in an exhibition and others “modern artists“, then the exposition will be even more interesting.

Should not go in cycles only in the art museums. It is possible to descend in Polytechnical , here the kid will be able to satisfy the curiosity and to look how the engine of the car and oil refinery, the telephone set and a water tower is arranged. First of all here, of course, it will be pleasant to boys. In many technical museums it is possible to look how models work. Prepare that the child, most likely, will want also the house to build a miracle - devices. So it is necessary to stock up with suitable designers, construction materials and books for young Kulibinykh.

Modern children, especially in big cities do not imagine at all from where the food in their plates undertakes. Therefore it is very useful to drive kids in the museums connected with agriculture from time to time. In Moscow, for example, the magnificent museum of Timiryazev where it is possible to learn everything about how put is and grow up fruit, vegetables and cereals, reap and store a crop. It will be curious to children to learn how professions of rural toilers what cars they use are called. At the All-Russia Exhibition Centre pavilions of animal husbandry and beekeeping remained. Here it is possible to get acquainted with live goats and cows, to look how they are milked and to learn how do oil and cheese. And it is possible to have a look as there lives in a beehive the bee family, to try comb honey, to look how the bee-keeper works.

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a house beehive, of course, it will not turn out, but it is possible to compose the fairy tale about bees, to draw as their house is arranged. Or perhaps to think up a fascinating story about adventures of the kernel which visited both in a cone, and on an elevator, on a mill and turned, at last, into a ruddy roll? (If there is a desire, it is possible even to make a magnificent board game with counters and a cube). And of course, be ready that after such excursion on your window sills the whole greenhouse will be placed. Help kids to grow up a sunflower, haricot, spicy greens. If there is enough patience, it is possible even to wait for seeds and in a year to land already “selection grades“.

the Darvinian museum will be pleasant to young fans of the nature. Here, by the way, it is worth taking paper and pencils and to suggest the kid to draw animals and birds, the benefit they behave here much more quietly, than in a zoo. Only do not demand from the child of similarity, the main thing that he quietly sat and attentively considered an animal. If small children, you do not tell them that in the museum effigies of the killed of animals are exposed, it will be for them too severe injury. Absolutely tiny tell that animals just quietly sit, that who is more senior - that it is copies. It is possible to tell children about habits of animals, about how they care for posterity that eat and as winter. And it is possible to arrange “thematic excursions“. For example, to find all inhabitants of the Tower - Teremka or all animals who were cured by Doctor Aybolit. If in a muse sets of cards are on sale, do not regret money and buy. Then houses you will be able to make together with children a remarkable album, the guide to the museum or even “the scientific report“ on expedition to a jungle of Amazon fascinating and full of dangers or the Ussuriysk taiga.

Such games can be thought up and arranged to

also in any other museum: ethnographic, historical, theatrical. The main thing that visit of the museum was not any alien event which is pulled out from a habitual rhythm of life of the kid. Never impose to the child the tastes and interests, be sensitive to his mood. Also it is not necessary to turn excursion into a tiresome long lesson, let it will be better it is cheerful, fascinating game for which continuation the kid with impatience will wait.