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Get Ready for School at the Zoo

Girl-with-sheepsby Emily Lemons

A visit to the zoo is a wonderful opportunity to learn about animals from all over the world, but did you know it could also help your child get ready for kindergarten in a fun and meaningful context?  We are fortunate to have the Chattanooga Zoo in our community and as a partner in our kindergarten readiness program, Countdown to Kindergarten. While the ideas in this post are written specifically with the Chattanooga Zoo in mind, many of the ideas and activities can apply to many other places you might visit 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 →

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 →

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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