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This Canadian museum wants to show your child how to be a kinder, gentler kid

At a video wall in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, a girl watches short videos of the faces she earlier made with her mother. The activity is designed to show children how their expressions convey how they are feeling.

At a video wall in the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg, a girl watches short videos of the faces she earlier made with her mother. The activity is designed to show children how their expressions convey how they are feeling.

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How do you get people — especially kids — interested in the important subject of human rights? A Canadian museum thinks it has found a way.

XOXO: An Exhibit About Love and Forgiveness” continues through Jan. 3 at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg.

It uses hands-on displays to help children explore concepts related to human dignity, equality and respect.

Children, with their parents in tow, will be urged to consider a range of emotions – from happiness to anger to sadness – and to think about notions of love and forgiveness as they play at several interactive stations.

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Museum president and chief executive John Young said he hopes to prompt family discussions about how people treat one another and perhaps help spawn a new generation of defenders of human rights.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. It is open Tuesdays-Sundays.

Admission is about $11.30, about $6 for those 7-17. A family of four pays $32.80 for two adults and two children.

Not planning to visit the Canadian prairie as winter takes hold? The museum also features an online game, Making Meaning: Images and Perceptions, that introduces people to the ways in which human rights history can be manipulated or reinforced.

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Info: Canadian Museum for Human Rights, (877) 877-6037

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