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Baseball Kindergarten Readiness

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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 →

The Value of Nursery Rhymes for Children

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By Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

Generations of children have grown up reciting nursery rhymes like “Little Miss Muffet” and “Humpty Dumpty.” Increasingly, though, we hear teachers say that these rhymes are less commonly-known among today’s students. If this is the case, children are missing out on an important tool in language and literacy development. Continue reading →

7 Ways to Make Play a Safer Risk

By Creative Discovery Museum

DSC_0926Keeping children safe is a primary goal for every parent. But children who learn to take developmentally appropriate risks with the protection and guidance of their caregivers are better equipped to make judgments because they understand their own strengths and limitations. Taking appropriate risks and overcoming challenges boosts a child’s self-confidence, so it’s important for caregivers to find a balance between safe and risky play. Here are a few tips for making play a safer risk! Continue reading →

Finding the Perfect Gift for Toddlers

Emily LemonsBy Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

It’s that time of year when many of us are making lists and checking them twice- hoping to find good deals and perfect presents. Whether you’re shopping for holiday gifts or simply taking advantage of the great sales this time of year, here are a few of my favorite things to buy for the youngest children on your list:
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3 Ways to Make Kitchen Time be Family Time

By Creative Discovery Museum
(Excerpts taken from information in the exhibit, Good for You: Healthy Fun on the Run)

A mother and her child cooking together.Looking for a way to keep your family healthy and increase your togetherness with each other? Look no further than your kitchen! Making menus, grocery shopping, preparing food at home, and eating together are activities that lead to healthy living. As an added bonus, these activities provide great educational tools for children. Even young children can have fun helping make healthy meals at home.  Continue reading →

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