Category Archives: Outdoors

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

Milk Crate Garden Installation 8

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 →

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 →

Outdoor Family Fun in Chattanooga

CurtisBy Curtis Jolley
Public Relations Coordinator

If you live near the Chattanooga, Tenn., area, you no doubt know what a beautiful city it is and the plethora of outdoor adventures there are that truly make it the “Scenic City.” Here’s just a few ideas to help your family get out, be healthy, and of course, have plenty of fun along the way. Continue reading →

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