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Maureen Leary

Early Learning Programs Manager
Smithsonian Institution - National Postal Museum
Preschool (0 to 4 years old), Primary (5 to 8 years old)
Teacher/Educator, Curriculum Developer, Museum Staff
Language Arts And English, Social Studies, World Languages, Arts
Early Learning Programs Manager


Maureen Leary's collections

 

Connecting During COVID

<p>This collection encourages young children to mail letters and artwork to close family and friends whom they may not be able to see in person due to pandemic health concerns.  Although it's typically easy for most people to connect through email and other types of technology, the personal care and thought that goes into letter-writing, as well as the literacy, communication, and creativity skills it develops, make it a worthwhile and rewarding activity for both the child and the recipient. </p>
Maureen Leary
27
 

Movement

<p>This collection uses Eric Carle's book <em>From Head to Toe </em>to explore how animals and people move. To talk about the book with your child, first read From Head to Toe together (or watch the video in the first box). Next, let your child look at the other animals on the webpage and decide what he/she wants to explore. Encourage conversation and exploration!</p><p><br /></p>
Maureen Leary
27
 

Sports

<p>Sports are important to our culture in many ways, and help teach sportsmanship, leadership, and persistence. Use the images and discussion ideas to have conversations about sports in your community and in the world.</p>
Maureen Leary
11
 

Flamenco

<p>An introduction to the basics of Flamenco music and dance.</p><p>#SmithsonianMusic<br /></p>
Maureen Leary
10
 

Joan Miro

<p>This resources in this collection provide a basic introduction to the life and work of Spanish artist Joan Miró.</p>
Maureen Leary
13