Education Savannah Preschools Daycare, Childcare, Schools Savannah
Showcase your business on SouthernMamas.com

Archive for July, 2017

Savannah pediatric dentists: Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry

Monday, 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. 

Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry, www.dogwoodsmiles.com, 4849 Paulsen St., Suite 101, Savannah 31405, 912-298-KIDS (5437), email admin@dogwoodsmiles.com. Dogwood Pediatric Dentistry is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

 

Free Kindermusik Savannah classes

Monday, July 24th, 2017

free kindermusik celebration savannah kids children activities events

Join Kindermusik Savannah  next Monday, July 31 2017, to celebrate their anniversary!

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 kindermusikwith88keys.com for more info.

Musical Playdates 

There are just a few more spaces left in this Sat. July 29 2017 “Bugs!” musical playdate at 10AM. All participants will receive the class, an instrument, ten Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon! Enroll online today @ kindermusikwith88keys.com. Playdate cost: $15 per child (only $5 for siblings)

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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

Sunday, 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

Sunday, 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

Source: recwarehouse.com

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.

Rec Warehouse is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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

Sunday, 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).
Mondays
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
Saturdays
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.
Fridays
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
Thursdays
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 kidsspanishexchange@gmail.com or call 719.502.7685

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

Kids Spanish Exchange is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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

Saturday, 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, www.pedsav.com On Facebook here.  Pediatric Associates of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

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

Thursday, 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 www.crossfithp.com.

_____________________________

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 www.crossfithp.com.

CrossFit Hyperformance​, 904 E. 70th St.Savannah, 31405
email crossfithp@gmail.com, tel: 912-335-3615, CrossFit Hyperformance is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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

Wednesday, 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.

SouthCoast Health is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

FREE workshop for parents @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.

YMCA of Coastal Georgia is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

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

Monday, 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 kidsspanishexchange@gmail.com or call 719.502.7685

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

Kids Spanish Exchange is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Family Therapists): Parenting Class with Building Blocks Family Counseling

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Parenting Class Savannah Family Counseling Building Blocks

Registration is open for August/September Parenting Classes in Rincon with Building Blocks Family Counseling.

Parenting Class

This six-week parenting class utilizes the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® Curriculum where parents will discover that their jobs can be really enjoyable, and that they can teach personal responsibility and respect without losing their kids’ love. Class facilitators will guide participants through the Parenting the Love and Logic Way® videos and workbook.
Through this program parents will learn how to:
 Avoid un-winnable power-struggles and arguments
 Stay calm when their kids do incredibly upsetting things
 Set enforceable limits
 Avoid enabling and begin empowering
 Help their kids learn from mistakes rather than repeating them
 Raise kids who are family members rather than dictators
And much more!

Classes start August 10 2017
6:30-8PM United Way of Coastal Empire-Effingham 711 Zitterour Dr. Rincon, GA

Session Costs:
$70 Early Bird Special
$90 Regular Pricing- same price for parent and coparent
(spouse or grandparent)

To register please call 912-349-8043 or email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com

Click here for more information.

_________________________________________________

About Family Building Blocks Family Counseling

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same fight over and over again with your spouse?
Do you struggle to understand your children’s behaviors and emotions?
Do you feel disconnected to those you love the most?

Well, you’re not alone! Relationships can be very hard and taking that first step in reaching out is tough.

Building Blocks Family Counseling in Richmond Hill is here to help you build a personal pathway to happiness.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Ashley Moore’s goal is to help you explore what keeps you (and/or your partner/family) “stuck” and work toward creating new cycles of interaction. Ashley helps couples and families find healthy solutions for a deeper connection and more satisfying relationships.

Building Blocks Family Counseling provides solutions to build healthy families.

Services provided: play therapy, couples counseling, and parenting consultation.

______________________________________________

Building Blocks Family Counseling, buildingblocks.solutions,  912-349-8043, email ashley.moore.mft@gmail.com, 9390 Ford Ave., Suite 7B, Richmond HillOn Facebook here. Building Blocks Family Counseling is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

(Savannah Moms Groups) Connect with other moms @ MOPS @ Compassion Christian Church’s East Campus

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

MOPS Mothers of Preschoolers Savannah Moms groups

Connect with other moms this school year! Attend MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at Savannah Christian Church East Campus.

MOPS (Mothers of Pre-schoolers) connects moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world.

Moms who are pregnant or have children through kindergarten are invited to the MOPS group at SCC East Campus.

Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays, with the first meeting starting Sept. 21 2017-May 3 2018.

For more info, email is ccceastmops@gmail.com .

Compassion Christian Church East Campus
9150 Old Montgomery Rd.
Savannah, GA 31406

Gymnastics & Tumbling After-School Classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Summit Gymnastics Savannah Fall 2017 after-school tumbling classes For more than 10 years,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

Fall 2017 Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start in August 2017. 

Call & schedule your child’s FREE TRIAL CLASS: 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

___________________________

Class Pricing for Recreational Gymnastics, Tumbling

Class Princing– $84/per month
Yearly Registration Fee: $50/per child, $80/per family
Call at 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com to enroll. You can also enroll online via Summit’s Customer Portal by visiting Summit’s Facebook page here, then click on the “Sign Up” bottom.

ASK ABOUT MILITARY, MULTI-CLASS AND SIBLING DISCOUNTS

___________________________

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here.Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Things to do in Savannah with toddlers, preschoolers: Kindermusik Savannah parent & me playdates

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah mommy me preschooler music

Playdate week has arrived!

This week kicks off July monthly playdates at Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano.

The theme is “Backyard Bugs!”, so bring your 0-7 year olds to experience, through the joy of music, movement, instruments, singing, stories and more, as we celebrate our familiar critter friends!

Admission: $15 per child (only $5 for siblings) and each child will receive the class, an instrument to take home, 10 Kindermusik songs, AND a bonus gift worth $10.

Classes are filling quickly; enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Playdates will be offered 3 times:  7/22, 7/26 and 7/29 at 10am. Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

New Mommy & Me ballet class @ The STUDIO, Savannah

Friday, July 14th, 2017

New class announcement @ The STUDIO-Savannah

The STUDIO-Savannah is now offering Mommy-and- Me classes. Classes begin the week of August 14 2017.

This is a great way to get introduced to ballet together.

For ages 18 months-3 years old
Wednesdays 12:30-1:15PM
Cost: $50 per month

Reserve your spot today @ www.thestudiosav.net or email at Elyse.TheStudio@yahoo.com

____________________________

Stay connected by liking The STUDIO on Facebook here & following The STUDIO on Instagram here.

The STUDIO, www.thestudiosav.net 954.682.5694 email Elyse.TheSTUDIO@Yahoo.com, 2805B Roger Lacey Ave., Savannah, GA, 31404 The Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser