|My three-year-old driving a snow mobile in the Arctic.|
|Building an arch after touring the Pompeii exhibit.|
|Listening to sound waves vibrating*|
How does one tour an exhibit on Pompeii with a three-year-old?
2)DO tell your child your expectations for behavior before you enter. ("Hold my hand or Daddy's hand at all times.")
3)Do prepare your child for anything that might be sensory overload (too loud, too dark, etc.) by saying things like, "We're going to see a pretend volcano erupt. It's going to be loud, so you might want to cover your ears."
4)Make the tour a game. If there is something that resembles an item you have in your home, an everyday object, ask your child if she can find it. (Example: "Do you see something that looks like something we have in our kitchen?") If your child can count, ask how many of the same item he can find (Example: How many fish do you see?). Look for shapes. Look for colors. Ask your child what she thinks artifacts are made from (gold, clay, wood, rock, etc.).
*The shorter the tube, the higher the frequency and the higher the pitch.