PopTots Offered At Creative Discovery Museum

Friday, January 4, 2013

Creative Discovery Museum and Chattanooga Symphony & Opera team-up to present the fifth season of PopTots, a series that uses musical performance and instruction to help toddlers develop cognitive and fine motor skills. The program will be presented in the Museum’s Auditorium from 12-2 p.m. on the following days:

Saturday, Jan. 19; Saturday, March 9; Saturday May 25; Saturday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 14 (Holiday Blanket Concert). 

The performances will rotate in three 15-minute Guests can also build different rhythm instruments, including drums, and shakers, guitars and harps. Children will have a chance to play instruments with the musicians for one song during the performance. During the breaks, musicians will talk with guests and offer the opportunity for guests to touch and play different instruments while learning how they work.

“Music is a strong learning tool in early childhood development. It’s great for kids to experience music by getting their hands on instruments and playing for themselves,” said Liza Blair, arts manager for Creative Discovery Museum. “Working with music and adjusting their innate sense of rhythm to the rhythm of the class helps children develop their cognitive and fine motor skills.” 

Participation in PopTots is included with Museum admission. Pre-registration is not required. This program is part of Creative Discovery Museum’s ArtsLive! program, a year-round program connecting kids with visual and performing artists. Monthly performances and demonstrations by professional artists gives children the opportunity to experience art first hand, talk with the artist and try art for themselves. ArtsLive! is funded through Arts Build and Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information.

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