Tag Archives: Hannah Mackay-Jackson

Reflections on a journey of discovery: lessons learned from ‘Creative Baby!’

It’s widely known that babies learn through play, but what can adults learn from the experience?  Earlier this year I came up with the idea of ‘Creative Baby!‘ and launched it in August as a experimental pilot project at the Shipley… Read more

Kids in Museums: what can we learn about engaging families?

I left London tired but inspired after the Kids in Museums Family Fortunes Workshop yesterday. It was a pleasure to spend the day with forty or so other museum and gallery staff, having time to really think and discuss how… Read more

A foodie-themed ‘Creative Baby!’

The latest ‘Creative Baby!’ session focused on ‘Eat, Drink and Make Merry!’ – an exhibition depicting food, drink and celebration. Inspired by the music, food and costume depicted in the paintings, we presented sensory play opportunities for the babies, offering… Read more

The importance of ‘Invitations to Play’

Today I read with interest of Toddlers’ Choice at the Whitworth: a project in which toddlers were invited to vote for their favourite artwork from a selection. They were also presented with sensory play themed around the favourite artworks they’d voted for,… Read more

Creative Baby! session 2: mirrors, kitchens and crayons!

Following the positive feedback received at the first session, Jess, Lillian and I approached the second session of Creative Baby! with great excitement. This session would focus on ‘Domesticity: an exhibition of interiors by Naomi Alexander’. I had already developed various ways of engaging… Read more