Doc McStuffins: The Exhibit, based on the award-winning Disney Junior show, is open now at CMON. The colorful and inviting exhibit is adorable and exciting, but what are your little ones learning when they visit? Read on to find out!
- Foundational Life Skills (Kindergarten Readiness)
While trying on one of Doc’s lab coats may seem straight forward, this exercise is actually fantastic practice for our young visitors. Being able to dress oneself is an important skill to master before starting kindergarten. Plus, changing the diapers of the exhibit’s baby dolls helps tune fine motor skills.
- Developing Compassion
Kids in early childhood are developmentally focused on themselves, normally. This exhibit helps them grow toward the next developmental milestone by learning care, compassion, and empathy for others.
- Career Exploration
This exhibit sparks the idea that kids can grow up to be doctors, veterinarians, nurses, pet groomers, and more!
- Intergenerational Play
While many kids are familiar with Doc McStuffins from TV, many adults are familiar with the real-life experience of going to the doctor or bringing a pet to the vet or the groomer. This allows for easier intergenerational play, because the adults will know how to better engage with their kids in the exhibit, since they have lived these scenarios.