Category Archives: Health

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 →

Q & A with Lucien Scott – CDM Employee and Outdoor Enthusiast

CurtisBy Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

If you’ve seen a Science Theater show at Creative Discovery Museum, you’ve probably seen Lucien Scott, Assistant Manager for Youth Programs and Science, doing mesmerizing experiments and inspiring a new generation of budding scientists.

What you might not know, though, is that Lucien is an avid kayaker and loves all things outdoors. He recently sat down to answer a few questions about healthy living including his training for an upcoming IRONMAN competition in 2016. Continue reading →

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 →

Children and Technology: Finding a Healthy Balance

JayneBy Dr. Jayne Griffin
Director of Education

As his little hands reached into my purse, his face reflected a familiar sheepish grin and twinkle in his eyes! Once again my grandson was reaching for the normally forbidden fruit… my smart phone!

The relationship between technology and my grandchildren is a constant battle for me. As an old educator, I want to stay current wit Continue reading →

The Benefits of Outdoor Play

Emily LemonsBy Emily Lemons
Early Childhood Manager

Children playing in a big pile of leaves.

Playing in the beautiful fall leaves is just one activity to do with your child outside!Is there anything more beautiful than Chattanooga in the fall? As the trees start their transformation and the

Is there anything more beautiful than Chattanooga in the fall? As the trees start their transformation and the temperatures start to cool, children in our area have the perfect opportunity for outdoor play.

Playing outside is not just a fun way to pass the time; it’s an important factor in a child’s development and overall health. From birth to age 5, children learn a great deal about the world around them and their role in it. The best learning comes in sensory-rich environments like the great outdoors. Continue reading →

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