FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lynda LeVan, 423-648-6043, email@example.com
Director of External Affairs
Fruitful Learning for Little Gardeners at Creative Discovery Museum
10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(April 18, 2011) – On May 7, Creative Discovery Museum’s Preschool Adventure Saturday will be themed “Grow a Garden” and will highlight gardening activities from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for children age 18 months to 4 years. From tasting fruits and making flower collages to playing in Mr. McGregor’s shed, children will experience gardening through multi-sensory, hands-on activities that incorporate music, art, literacy and lots of fun!
Gardening themed activities will include creating vegetable and fruit prints, visiting a fruit stand to taste fruits, and making flowers and designing flower collages. Children may crawl through a rabbit hole, play in Mr. McGregor’s shed (like the literary favorite, Peter Rabbit) and visit with a live bunny. Plus, children will plant a surprise that they get to take home and watch to see what grows!
“Early childhood educators stress that children learn best by experiencing multi-sensory activities,” stated Jenette Dean, the Museum’s PlayGym Coordinator and Early Childhood Educator. “This will be a highly sensory-rich event which will foster future learning. It will be a busy and fun filled 2 hours for parents and young children.”
Preschool Adventure Saturdays provide enriching Museum experiences for children ages 18 months to 4 years. Each activity will be educationally and developmentally appropriate, so children will experience the theme of the day in a variety of ways that will be exciting for them.
This event is free with paid admission.
About Creative Discovery Museum
Creative Discovery Museum is open Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: noon-5 p.m. Closed on Wednesdays September – March. 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Creative Discovery Museum is recognized as one of the top children’s museums in the nation. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational enrichment for children age’s 4-months to 12-years-old through interactive, hands-on experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. Creative Discovery Museum focuses on a broad range of areas encompassed by Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology and the Sciences. In addition to its exhibits, Creative Discovery Museum provides local residents and visitors with special events, educational programming, teacher resources for the classroom, field trips, after school programming, early childhood education classes, artist residencies, camps, art lessons, science demonstrations, and a branch of the local library. Creative Discovery Museum is a funded agency of Allied Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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