David Sobel, Ph.D. (Professor, Brown University) describes how children learn from play with their families, and how museums might scaffold such playful interactions.

This research was published in Exploration, Explanation, and Parent-Child Interaction in Museums, the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, (85)1. For more information, including scholarship, teaching, and outreach resources, visit monographmatters.srcd.org/.

Video Credits:

  • Narration: David Sobel
  • Videography: Alaina Friesen, Garrett Jaeger, Ryan Mulligan, Bella Nguyen, Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose, Providence Children’s Museum, and Thinkery (Austin, TX)
  • Video editing: David Sobel, Yuyi Taylor, Ryan Mulligan
  • This research was funded by the National Science Foundation, grant numbers 1420548, 1420259, and 1420241
  • All images of children used with parent permission

Society for Research in Child Development [srcdchilddevelopment]. (2020, March 16). Overview: Exploration, Explanation, and Parent-Child Interactions in Museums | Monograph Matters 85.1 [Video File]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/TdupHn3FMfg