Cape Town Museum of Childhood Review

We visited the Cape Town Museum of Childhood a few months ago and it was beyond amazing.
Definitely a space to visit often as there is so much to take in.
This free museum is open to the public and is free so that all children, can benefit from it.
As a homeschool mom, I walked away and envisioned the hours of hands-on learning that this museum offers as well as the opportunity for children to express themselves, discover new things, create, explore and play.
As I mentioned there really is a wide variety of things to do :
  • Grab an activity book and work through the activities
  • Go on a scavenger hunt to solve a riddle by finding the hidden pictures in each room
  • Discover and explore toys from yesteryear in the 100-year-old toy room
  • Draw on the giant chalk boards in the reception
  • Create your own masterpieces and inventions in the arts and crafts room
  • Play on the outside jungle gym and swings
  • Enjoy a picnic in the garden
  • Learn some of the history of important surgeries at @redcrosschildrenshospital and see a huge assortment of yesteryear equipment
  • Write send post a postcard to a child in the hospital
  • Watch child friendly cartoons in the screening room
  • See children who met Mandela and learn more about this hero
  • Pose for a photo with a Mandela cutout
  • Learn about District 6
  • Read books in the story room
  • Use the old fashioned phones to hear real life stories
  • Write a story, do a book review or write your own book
  • Learn about children’s rights and the realities that some children live.
  • Read beautiful books about children’s rights ( in a variety of languages)
  • Collect a free children’s rights colouring in book to keep learning through play at home
  • Read the inspirational quotes
  • Enjoy the smallest, free self service coffee
It’s helpful to look up their opening times on their website and keep a look out for some of the fun activities that they have planned.
This little museum gets a ten out of ten from Brent, Hamish, and I .
Now to plan our next visit

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