Baseball Kindergarten Readiness

Baseball

By Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

Who doesn’t love a baseball game? Peanuts, crackerjacks, balls and strikes, and… kindergarten readiness? Believe it or not, a visit to the ballpark is a great way to help young children learn valuable skills that will prepare them for school. Young children learn best through exploration and experience, and anytime they visit a new environment, there are many opportunities for learning. Continue reading →

Milk Crate Gardening: How To

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By Karen Dewhirst
Museum Experience Manager – Science/Exhibits

When the opportunity arose to add another rooftop teaching garden at the Creative Discovery Museum, I wanted to do something unusual. Of course, milk crates came to mind! I had seen them used on a cooking show to create a rooftop garden and tucked the idea away. Milk crates are light, easily available in large quantities, portable, inexpensive and stackable. You can create your own milk crate garden to suit any space you have available. Continue reading →

Impromptu Science Talk

Children in Dirt

By Liza Blair

I love this time of year. The weather is warm; the days are sunny and bright; flowers are blooming; it’s a wonderful time for outdoor play and exploring nature. And, it’s the ideal time to plant a garden.

A few weeks ago, my kids helped me build our raised garden beds. My daughter held the boards while my son drilled in the screws. Once we were finished, it was time to dig out the sod and add new so Continue reading →

8 Things to Teach Your Children about Water

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

Water is literally everywhere you turn: in your house, in the air you breathe, and even in your body. To celebrate National Drinking Water Week (May 1-7), here are eight things you can teach your children about water and how we can all make sure there’s still plenty of it for years to come. Continue reading →

Museum Spotlight: Countdown to Kindergarten

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By Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

They might not know all of their numbers just quite yet, but rising kindergartners across Chattanooga will soon be counting down the days until they start big school thanks in part to our Countdown to Kindergarten program. Continue reading →

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