A project of the USS Constitution Museum
Family programming is all about adults and children participating together. It is important to communicate that programs are for all ages from the very beginning.
Use eye contact, invitations, and words to encourage participation from all ages. Remember to respect family agency and dynamics.
After a family accepts the invitation to participate and begins a program, it falls to the facilitator to encourage all family members to engage throughout the activity.
Ending on a high note encourages families to continue their experience, provides opportunities for reflection, and inspires families to learn more.
Use these tips and resources to find the best staff and train them to deliver engaging, multigenerational programming.