Category Archives: Child Development

Out of Control: The Need for Executive Function Skills in Today’s Hectic World

Executive Function Skills

By Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

“What do you think my daddy will say?” These were the words my sad faced grandson asked his as his grandfather was driving him home. Our precious grandson, Hill, is blessed with the capacity to talk to anyone, anywhere and at anytime, and sometimes he uses this capacity at the wrong times, especially when he is in the kindergarten classroom where his mommy is his teacher. This particular day, Hill’s card had been moved which meant he was in the “danger zone” and, of course, he knew his teacher mommy would give full Continue reading →

The Value of Nursery Rhymes for Children

Humpty Dumpty - Horizontal

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 →

The Power of Music for Children

Curtis is a professional musician and serves as the Pianist/Organist at Red Bank United Methodist Church.

Curtis is a professional musician and serves as the Pianist/Organist at Red Bank United Methodist Church.

Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

As most parents or caregivers can attest to, having kids means having music. Whether listening to “Let it Go” for the hundredth time or hearing the tinkering noises of piano keys, music is often bountiful in households with kids living in them. But, before you put in ear plugs or throw out the piano, stop to consider all of the incredible health benefits music has to offer them.   Continue reading →

Exploring the Museum with Young Children

Emily LemonsBy Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

When you visit Creative Discovery Museum with a young child (under 5), you may think that you’ll be spending all of your time in the Little Yellow House. While we hope your little one will enjoys that area, there’s much, much more of the Museum for them to explore.

One of the most popular places in the museum for young children is RiverPlay. Even toddlers can enjoy playing with boats and Continue reading →

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