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Toledo Museum of Art

By July 6, 2013

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The Toledo Museum of Art is known for its supreme collection of glass work, and its new Glass Pavilion designed by Tokyo-based SANAA.

But did you know that they have guided tours geared specifically for babies?

According to the Museum's website:

"In her research on aesthetic preferences, Dr. Kathy Danko-McGhee, TMA director of education, has studied how babies respond to art."

"A stimulating environment is important for young children, and much of a child's brain develops during the earliest part of life. The visual system, in particular, develops rapidly over the first few weeks. As early as nine minutes after birth, babies prefer to look at photographs and pictures that most resemble the human face. Newborns can see color, and a one-month-old can discriminate red from green. At 12 weeks old, infants demonstrate preferences for colored stimuli as opposed to white."

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