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Savannah therapists: Brock Counseling Savannah specializes in Play Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)

July 26th, 2017

Family Therapists Savannah Play therapy brock counseling SavannahIt’s time for peace of mind.

Brock Counseling in Savannah provides outpatient mental health services, offering both traditional and evidence-based alternative treatment options for a variety of psychological issues.

Beth Brock LCSW, RPT-S is Savannah’s only certified practitioner of Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART). ART is used with such problems as trauma, phobias, addiction, anxiety, depression and stress.

In addition to these specialized services, Beth also offers Play Therapy for children age 2 and older as well as an array of traditional therapy methods.

Learn more about Brock Counseling here.

Brock Counseling, 785 King Georgia Blvd., Suite A, Savannah, 31419, 912-303-7599, email,, Brock Counseling is a advertiser 

Jessica Duthu’s Small Works Show “Animal Alphabet” w/ photo booth, free craft activity @ Henny Penny

July 25th, 2017

Animal Alphabet Art Show Henny Penny Savannah Strawberry Moth

You’re invited to an “Animal Alphabet” art show @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah, Aug. 4, 6-9PM.

Come celebrate the artwork of Savannah artist Jessica Duthu. It’s a cute small works show. Jessica will have cards, prints & original artwork for sale.

View the 26 Animal Alphabet Series; snap a photo at the themed Photo Booth and enjoy a FREE Craft Project. You can follow the artist’s process on Instagram #100dayanimalparade.

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Henny Penny offers regular programs for children. See all the programs here. 

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Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

July 24th, 2017


Pediatric Dentists Savannah Krista Hinchey Dogwood Smiles

We’re excited to tell you about a new state-of-the-art pediatric dentist practice, conveniently located in midtown Savannah.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry of Savannah specializes in children. Board-certified pediatric dentist Dr. Krista Hinchey and her team are experts on the growing smile. Learn more about Dr. Krista here. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry offers in-office oral sedation and accepts most insurance plans.

Dr. Krista and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend you bring your child in by his or her first birthday.

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry
4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101
Savannah, GA 31405
912-298-KIDS (5437)

Stay connected with Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry and learn more about this new Savannah pediatric dentist practice by liking the practice on Facebook here. 

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Things to do in Savannah with kids: Kindermusik Savannah parent & me music classes

July 24th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah August 2017 classes parent & me music

Kindermusik with 88 Keys in Savannah announces new themes for August classes.

Join Kindermusik Savannah on Mondays or Tuesdays in August for special bonding time with your little ones ages 0-7.  First introductory class is free!

For more info, email or text “MUSIC” to 912-432-5885.

Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

FREE classes

Join Kindermusik Savannah  Mon. July 31 2017, to celebrate their anniversary! (UPDATE: These free classes are now full)

Offering two FREE classes for children ages 0-7 with their caregivers: 10AM & 11AM Mon. July 31 2017.

Spaces are limited so online enrollment is required.  Visit for more info.

Musical Playdates 

There are just a few more spaces left in this Sat. July 29 2017 “Bugs!” musical playdate at 10AM. (UPDATE: This playdate is now full) All participants will receive the class, an instrument, ten Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon! Enroll online today @ Playdate cost: $15 per child (only $5 for siblings)

Kindermusik Savannah,,  email or, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a advertiser

Showing of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming @ Tybee Post Theater, Aug. 2-3

July 23rd, 2017

Spiderman Homecoming movie Tybee Post theater Savannah The perfect grand finale to Tybee Post Theater’s summer of Family Friendly Movies, the new Spider-Man: Homecoming.

It’s a fun, tween-friendly adventure with one of Marvel’s most popular characters.

The showing @ Tybee Post Theater is an exclusive two-day-only run. Wed.-Thurs, Aug. 2-3, 3PM & 7PM. Tickets $7 adults, $5 children 12 & younger.

Tybee Post Theater
10 Van Horne Ave.
Tybee Island,GA

Why a Pool is a Learning Tool for Children

July 23rd, 2017
Savannah pools installation backyard

An above ground pool is a unique environment for children with disabilities to grow their confidence, develop a life skill, and improve their motor skills.

As science and technology advance more rapidly than ever; doctors, educators, and parents are getting a better understanding of autism, learning disabilities, and educational programs which help facilitate a child’s path to learning. Parents are taking on more and more responsibility as joint educators, and they are contributing more than ever to their children’s learning process, a job once left almost exclusively to the school system. With the shift toward an educational partnership between the schools and a child’s guardians, many families are facilitating learning-based environments within their homes. A child does not need to fall on the autism spectrum to benefit from additional time and attention devoted solely to their intellectual development. All children benefit when they have parents and educators interested and dedicated to their success.

Savannah backyard pools installation

Children can learn from so many other places than just a book.

One great way to help stimulate an atmosphere for children to learn is to create a fun and exciting environment which will interest and excite the student. This task can be a challenge for parents since the child is so familiar with the home. Creating a stimulating environment is even more challenging for parents with autistic children who seek comfort in routine and familiarity. One developmental tool which is hardly discussed as an educational forum, but which can have tremendous benefits, is a pool. A swimming pool is an exciting environment for children of all ages and intellectual levels. In addition to being a refreshing, vacation-like getaway, a pool is also a place for children and adults alike, to build their confidence and be physically active. One of the most significant benefits to incorporating swimming pool activities into a child’s daily or weekly routine is that learning to swim is a life skill.

For parents with children, regardless of whether or not they have a disability, a swimming pool is a unique, creative, and inspiring place to develop physically, emotionally, and intellectually. However, according to Parents magazine, “‘Teaching a child on the spectrum is an uphill battle if you don’t address the fears and behaviors,’ says Andrew Ross. “When it comes down to swimming, it’s kicking, breathing, and strokes—nothing more. But if a child is fearful, you need to get them to relax and trust you. Group lessons often don’t provide this opportunity.’” If a parent has a child who could benefit from learning to swim or water therapy, the last thing they want to worry about is a crowded pool environment. A great option for parents is to install an above ground pool in their yard.

An above ground pool is a beneficial option because it allows the child to be in a comfortable and quiet environment, their yard. Lessons with swim instructor or occupational therapist can take place at the family’s convenience, so it is easier to set a manageable routine for the child. For parents of children without autism, a pool is a stimulating place to have fun, be physically active and develop the skill of swimming, something they can rely on throughout their life.

Rec Warehouse is the largest reseller of above ground pools in the Southeast. The President, David Doebler, has been in the business almost his entire life – he was the company’s first employee, and now he owns and manages three retail locations all staffed and merchandised to help homeowners find the perfect above ground pool for their backyard. Since David has such a wealth of swimming pool knowledge and is dedicated to sharing his insights with his employees, the staff is well-equipped to answer any questions you may have during your decision-making process. For those with questions, who are unable to go to a brick and mortar location, there is even a live chat option on the website.

above-ground pools Savannah Rec Warehouse


In addition to the sale of above ground swimming pools, Rec Warehouse also sells hot tubs, which are great supplements to water exercise and can be used by adults and children for water therapy and relaxation. They stock outdoor kitchens, misting fans, and patio furniture so parents can properly equip their entire backyard for entertaining and relaxing while their children learn the importance of swimming and proper breathing techniques.

Parents who install an above ground pool in their yard help alleviate some of the anxiety children with developmental disabilities face when they go to a public swimming pool. An at-home above ground pool allows parents, swim instructors, or therapists to teach children the fundamentals of swimming in a comfortable and familiar environment, their own backyard.

Visit a Rec Warehouse location nearest you in Jonesboro, Norcross, or Kennesaw to learn more about transforming your yard into a water-filled learning environment.

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Spanish classes for children: Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill

July 23rd, 2017

Spanish classes for kids Savannah children Tybee Is. Richmond Hill Kids Spanish Exchange

Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah is offering 10-week Spanish immersion classes for children of all ages this Fall 2017 in Savannah, Tybee Is. and Richmond Hill. These new classes start in late July or early August so sign up now.

Drop-in classes: Kids Spanish Exchange also offers regular drop-in classes (no pre-registration required) at 10:30AM Mondays & 2:30PM Saturdays for ages 18-mths. & older at the Savannah location,  2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music) starting in August 2017. Cost of drop-in classes: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.

Savannah classes starting in August 2017 (more may be added)
Location: Kids Spanish Exchange, 2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music).
10:30AM: Drop-in class (no pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths & older. Cost: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.
After-school: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 4-6 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
After-school: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
1:30PM: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
2:30PM: Drop-in class (no pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths & older. Cost: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.
2:30PM: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 4-6 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
3:30PM: Mami y yo (Mommy & Me. Pre-registration required). Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included


Richmond Hill classes starting July 28 2017
Location: ATA Martial Arts, 11262 Ford Ave.
10AM: Mami y yo (pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths-2 years old
After-school: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 3-6 years old
After-school: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old

Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included


Tybee Is. classes starting Aug. 3 2017
10:15AM: For ages 2-4 (pre-registration required)

Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included


Exact times of after-school classes to be determined by bell times of students who enroll.

Call or message today to reserve your spot. Email or call 719.502.7685

Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

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Best Savannah pediatricians: Pediatric Associates of Savannah offers same day checkups for back-to-schoolers

July 22nd, 2017

Savannah pediatrician searching?

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, PC  offers same day checkups. As the back to school panic hits this summer, for the next few weeks, Pediatric Associates of Savannah will be making extra availability for same day checkups for the back-to-schoolers.

Those who need their EED forms, shots, and sports physicals ASAP? Come to YOUR pediatric practice.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah has offices in Savannah, the Islands and Pooler. Learn more here.

Stay connected with Pediatric Associates of Savannah & informed about children’s health news, but ‘liking’ Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Facebook here.

Pediatric Associates of Savannah, 4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100 Savannah, 31404-6702, (912) 355-2462, On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a advertiser

Influencing Your Kids Fitness by Influencing Your Own (Crossfit kids classes in Savannah)

July 20th, 2017

Crossfit kids classes Savannah free Hyperformance Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah offers fitness classes for kids as well as adults.

Kids classes beginning July 31 2017 (no classes 7/24 to 7/29)

  • Grades 1-5:  Wednesdays from 3:30-4PM and Saturdays 10:15-10:45AM
  • Grades 6-12: Mon, Tues, Thurs from 3:30-4:15PM

 Any new kids participant is welcome to come try their first class for free.  Adults are welcome to schedule a free one-on-one coaching appointment.

Free trial classes for adults, kids

Hyperformance Athletics coaches will offer a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at


Message from Jennifer McKenzie, owner of Crossfit Hyperformance Athletics in Savannah : 

Early this week, Hyperformance Athletics owner and Crossfit coach Jennifer McKenzie, MS opened her computer to find YouTube videos on how to make the world’s biggest gummy worm.  That was after the Eventubehd jelly bean tasting challenge and 100 layer Airheads challenge.  As every parent has, Jennifer worries about the messages her two two wild boys (ages 9 and 6) absorb from the world around them.  Not just in regards to health and fitness, but about character too.  Jennifer wants them to confident, capable, AND healthy.

With all our good intentions to have kids move more, the iPad still reigns king as the entertainment option of (their) choice.   More than ever there are conflicting nutrition messages from the media and pseudo-experts.   We want so bad to be good example for our kids but still the pace of life is keeping us from being healthy ourselves.

Parents, this month Jennifer wants to issue you a simple challenge.  Analyze who influences you.  You become like the people you hang around the most.  We all want to be better for our children.  So who is influencing us?

Imagine yourself at work (if you are there just have a look around).  Are the people around you ones that you admire?   Are they the type of people you introduce your kids to and want them to hang around with? Do they tell you the truth (especially when it’s hard and you don’t want to hear it)?   Do they roll their eyes every time you make a healthy choice, or worse make you feel bad for it?  Are they in your corner?  Are they where you want to be?  What habits have you picked up at work?

How about at home?  Does your family rally behind you when you?  Of course they say they want to see you happy and healthy, but are they willing to go on that journey with you?

It’s OKAY if you answered no.  Jennifer is not suggesting that you quit your job or leave your family.  Quite the contrary!  You could become the best thing that’s ever happened to them!

However, if becoming healthier is your goal, and you hope to carry that on to your family, find a way to balance those influences with positive people that are where you want to be.  Have people in your corner who are willing to struggle with you, and will genuinely celebrate your success.  Add people that you can emulate.  If you pick up their habits you are better for it.  Add people with character traits you wish to have.

One of the most fun things they do at Hyperformance Athletics is introduce their athletes to each other.

Hyperformance Athletics is a catalyst for building community through challenges, events, and in the structure of class every day.  Kids look up to our coaches, who make fitness fun and rewarding.

Hyperformance Athletics coaches would love to give you a dose of inspiration and sweat at a free adult class on August 5 2017 at 9AM and kids class immediately following at 10:15AM.

For questions call 912-335-3615 or visit online at

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
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Free Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Savannah, Aug. 5

July 20th, 2017

Telfair Museums Savannah Wegman

Free Family Day, Sat. Aug. 5 2017

Free Family Day: William Wegman
1-4PM, Aug. 5, Jepson Center

Say goodbye to the “dog days” of summer and kick off the start of the school year with a family day devoted to the art of William Wegman. Participate in gallery activities, make your own altered photos and postcards, and find out more about Savannah dogs available for adoption.
Admission is free & open to the public.

207 W. York St. Savannah, 31401

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers regular free Family Days, daily drop-in studio & a monthly art start program.

One Saturday Each Month from 1-4PM (unless otherwise noted)

Sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Eclipse 2017 in Savannah: Solar eclipse programs in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty counties

July 20th, 2017

Free solar eclipse programs in Savannah Chatham County Effingham Liberty How are you going to teach your kids about the first total solar eclipse spanning the United States since 1918?

The solar eclipse is coming Mon. Aug. 21, 2017. The path will stretch from South Carolina to Oregon, but the Coastal Empire region will experience a partial eclipse.

Below are some free & not-free kid-friendly solar eclipse programs in the Savannah area. 


FREE Solar Eclipse Programs

Live Oak Public Libraries (LOPL) is hosting special free solar eclipse events in Chatham, Effingham & Liberty Counties to share the science behind the eclipse, viewing tips & distribute free solar eclipse glasses to program patrons (at specific locations, while supplies last). There will be interactive activities & creative crafts for all ages.

Find out more about the eclipse & get a free pair of viewing glasses:
You must attend the program to receive glasses. Glasses are available while supplies last.

Bull Street Library – Mon. Aug. 14, 4PM
Oglethorpe Mall Library – Wed. Aug. 16, 4:30PM
Southwest Chatham Library – Thurs. Aug. 17, 4PM
Springfield Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 3PM
Garden City Library – Mon. Aug. 21, 2PM

Learn the science behind the eclipse and tips on safe viewing (no glasses):
Midway-Riceboro Library, Tues. Aug. 15, 4PM
Port City Library, Tues. Aug. 15, 4:30PM
Hinesville Library, Wed. Aug. 16, 4PM

Discover what is an eclipse and make a pinhole projector:
Islands Library – Sat. Aug. 19, 10:30AM

Complete program details are at
Live Oak Public Libraries was one of more than 2,200 entities awarded a grant from Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to receive free eclipse viewing glasses. Through this outreach initiative, more than 2 million pairs of glasses will be distributed at public libraries across the nation.


Great American Solar Eclipse Digital Planetarium Show @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

10AM-4PM Sat. Aug. 19 2017
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for children. This fee includes admission to the center & a pair of eclipse safety viewing glasses.
Register online here. 

Join Oatland Island Wildlife Center on Sat. Aug. 19 for a special program about solar eclipses inside Oatland’s digital planetarium in the cool air conditioning. Oatland will present all about Aug. 21, 2017’s Great American Eclipse including: why eclipses happen, why this one is historical; when, where & how to safely view it.

Space is limited. Register online here. 

Free entrance to Georgia State Railroad Museum & other Savannah museums, Aug. 20

July 20th, 2017

Free entry to Savannah museums Aug. 20 Lift Every Voice

The Savannah sites listed below – including Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Georgia State Railroad Museum – will be free and open to the public with programs focused on African American History on Aug. 20, noon-4PM.

Lift Every Voice: Savannah’s African American History Museums Free Day
12-4PM, Aug. 20, 2017
Locations: Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House, The Davenport House Museum, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Pin Point Heritage Museum, Georgia State Railroad Museum, Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives

In celebration of the opening of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, Savannah museums are highlighting our city’s African American History. Join us for tours and exhibitions focused on the history of African Americans and to learn about future plans for more inclusive interpretations at some of these sites. Admission is free and open to the public.

Learn more here.

Schedule of activities

Beach Institute in partnership with City of Savannah, Research Library & Municipal Archives, will present the exhibit Law & Music, where guests will discover music through the collection of Civil Rights leader and local historian W. W. Law. City of Savannah archivists will also share artifacts and records from the City’s Municipal Archives that document Savannah’s African American history.

The Davenport House Museum will deliver tours on the world of urban slavery in early 19th century Savannah, as illustrated by the lives of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the property. Community members will share ongoing historical research and discuss plans for expansion of the site to tell a richer, fuller story through exhibitions in its house museum setting.

Georgia Historical Society will have one-of-a-kind archival materials relating to African American life in Savannah on view. Attendees can share their stories at a recording station. Guests can “Ask an Archivist,” to learn more about the Georgia Historical Society’s resources, research and preservation.

Georgia State Railroad Museum will give tours exploring the unique African American contributions to the history of the Central of Georgia Railway and other railroads throughout America. Visitors will learn about their expanded historical interpretation to share more diverse stories at this museum.

Ossabaw Island visitors will enjoy a walking tour of North End plantation, including three restored tabby cabins built by enslaved Africans for their housing. Learn about Hercules & Betty in the 1770s, the Bond brothers in the 1850s and 1860s, and their descendants who founded Pin Point community in the 1880s. The tour is limited to 35 people and is only accessible via ferry for an additional fee.

Pin Point Heritage Museum will offer tours about Gullah/Geechee culture, given by the residents who grew up in the small, close-knit community. Guests can learn about the unique lifeways, from daily life to religion, language and food. The Pin Point community was founded in 1896 by freedmen, from Ossabaw Island, after the Civil War.

Telfair Museums Owens-Thomas House tours will focus on the lives of the enslaved people who lived on the site. Listen to stories about Emma, Peter, and Diane and hear about Telfair’s plans for a more inclusive experience coming soon.

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(Savannah obstetricians, gynecologists) SouthCoast Health Welcomes Dr. Sarah Jarrell

July 19th, 2017

SouthCoast Health Obstetrics Gynecology Savannah

SouthCoast Health is excited for Sarah C. Jarrell, M.D. to join the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department.

She will practice at the Candler Hospital Campus location. Dr. Jarrell is passionate for women’s health. Read more here about Dr. Jarrell’s interest in this field and why she followed many of her family members’ footsteps to work in the medical field.

To make an appointment with her, call 912-3554427 or click here.

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FREE workshop for parents @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

July 19th, 2017

Parents are invited to a parent education workshop on Saturday, July 29th from 9-11AM at Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah.

The Montessori Education Society of Savannah (MESS) is hosting a workshop entitled “Implementing Grace & Courtesy – Creating a Peaceful Home” by Jonathan Wolff, Founder and Director of Learning for Life and Montessori Leadership.

Come learn more about fostering grace and courtesy in the home.

This event is for adults only. Parents are welcome to attend.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah, GA 31410

Registration Open for Before & After-School Child Care with YMCA of Coastal Georgia

July 18th, 2017

after-school childcare Savannah YMCA Coastal Georgia

Before & After-School Childcare in Savannah

A new school year is right around the corner and YMCA of Coastal Georgia can’t wait to have the best year yet!

Be sure to join us for our before & after school programs, Pryme Tyme and Fun Club.

At the Y, kids are able to learn, grow and thrive in a safe environment after school.

Registration is open for the new school year now. Learn more here.

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Spanish immersion classes for kids in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Tybee Is. start July 26

July 17th, 2017

Spanish classes for kids in Savannah Kids Spanish Exchange

Looking for a Spanish immersion class for kids?

Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah is enrolling and scheduling now!  Classes are already scheduled in Savannah, Richmond Hill, and Tybee Island and start July 26 2017.

Kids Spanish Exchange can bring classes to your area if you contact them soon. Call or message today to reserve your spot because you don’t want to miss out! Email or call 719.502.7685

Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

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