Thursday, June 30, 2011

Horny Footstool

Ha!  I bet that got your attention.  This is one of the coolest footstools I have ever seen.

Horny Footstool

This was a footstool down at the Wadena Historical Museum. They have a really nice Museum and they are open year round, so I will head over there again sometime next winter.  I was tempted to turn it over and look at the bottom.  I know better than to touch!    I try to enforce the “Look but do not touch” policy..and I know how hard it is not to touch..especially for children.

I am working on a couple of hands on displays for children. I think that children learn by touching and doing more than they do by listening to some old lady drone on and on.  I have a display up and running now..but no kids have tried it yet…eventually I would like to have one or two children’s activities per room. I am anxious for feedback from a few kids…or maybe some little kids at heart..I tried it and thought it was fun.  I will share after I get some feedback:)

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19 comments:

  1. Yup, that got my attention. It's really cool!

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  2. You are in your element! You are enjoying this entirely too much to call it a job.

    We all should have a job we love so much.

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  3. Yup. It's horny all right. And I'm sure I've got that same rock picture from childhood to with my eldest grandson a couple of years ago. And you right it was a spectacular year for those Dames...rockets that is.. :)

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  4. I think that middle horn is to help you get your boots off, right? Otherwise it's kind of in the way. Cool footstool, though. I hope you get some kids in to try your hands on stuff and I get to hear about their reaction.

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  5. Wow - what an amazing stool!

    And yes, hands-on displays for kids - and adults - really is the best, and most fun, way to learn!

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  6. Oh wow that slool is awesome I would have to ouch never mind the kids lol ! It sounds like you are really enjoying working at the museum good for you ! Have a wonderful day !

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  7. Oh, my Grandpa would have loved that stool - it would have complemented his cowhide chairs!!

    I LOVE seeing and trying hands-on exhibits for kids (and adults). I've taken enough kids through museums and know that you have to 'catch' them - they won't stick around and read much! I've often thought that designing exhibits would have been a fun sideline career for me! I can't wait to hear more about what you came up with!

    Many years ago I took my young boys to the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia - I was in awe. I just checked out their website - and I'm in awe again! I know that what they have is way more impressive than pictures could ever show - their exhibits have changed... wish I could take my boys there again - even at 22 and 25 I think they'd have fun!!

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  8. I really like hands on displays...must mean I'm a kid at heart...

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  9. What an interesting use for horns. I wonder what kind they are.

    And how wonderful to have interactive displays for the kids. That's great! I hope they start using them. :)

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  10. Great idea, can you imagine the kids when they leave telling others that they got to touch!

    It's a memory that will stay with them forever.

    Great ah footstool, I am sure.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  11. Wonderful idea~ We have a whole separate children's museum in Marquette where all displays have either touch, smell or music...tactile and fun for most of them and the kids love it.

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  12. Hands-on is always a great way to get kids' attention and help them remember. Good for you for putting the display together. The people who hired you got a valuable employee.

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  13. Yes, it did get my attentionn! I have a gastro dr. named Horny!!!

    It was always difficult to visit museums etc. with mama because she could not see the displays. I like the idea of "hands on."

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  14. It looks like something right out of Harry Potter!

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  15. I've seen a horny chair that would get alongside that stool to be a pair!

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  16. It sure doesn't look like a footstool that you would want to have your bare feet near.
    Kids with cowbells or old butter churns, they would have fun. Well maybe not the bells, too noisy.

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  17. Some kids are the touchy feely type but not all. We find that computer terminals with programs that lead kids through a process work well, but that's a big project which requires outside expertise.

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  18. I do hope you can find some great hands-on displays for children. It is difficult for them to pay attention or be still longer than a minute per their years of age.

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  19. Wow, that is some stool alright!

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