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Free Family Pirate Night @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, February 11th, 2019

free family night Sandbox Children's Museum Hilton Head Is.

FREE Family Friday Nights @ The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. are open to ALL families

March 1 2019 Family Fun Night is pirate night. Children can come dressed in pirate attire and meet Captain Jack Sparrow and participate in a scavenger hunt or walk the plank.

Depending on the weather let the kids take a bounce in the Bounce House, build big with the Big Blue Blocks or get creative and crafty. Light refreshments available.

Free Family Fun Nights are held on the first Friday of the month & are designed to bring families together, for a cost free evening of fun activities.

FREE & FUN for all ages. Learn more here. 

Upcoming Free Family Fun Nights
Fri. March 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. April 5, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. May 3, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Oct. 4, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30PM
Fri. Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30PM

Supported by The Bargain Box

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Sandbox Children’s Museum
The Sandbox Children’s Museum
18 Pope Ave
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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(Parent & Me Savannah music classes) Do Re We Winter Session April 3-May 29

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Do Re We musical spring sessions 2019

Join Do-Re-We  for 8 weeks of singing, playing, and dancing along with the “Grandfriends” at Buckingham South!
9:30 – 10AM: Toddlers (13-24 months)
10:15 – 10:45AM: Two and Three Year Olds
11:00 – 11:30AM: Infants (0-12 months)

$120 for the 8-week session. One make-up class is offered for free (May 29).

Classes are @ Buckingham South retirement & assisted living facility, 5450 Abercorn St., Savannah. Residents of Buckingham South, lovingly referred to as “Grandfriends,” participate in these classes along with parents and children.

These 30-minute weekly sessions offers traditional musical games and songs to share together in class and at home.

Stay connected and see photos of Do Re We classes on Facebook here. 

Do Re We, www.dorewe.com, 912.398.7800 Do Re We is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Presidents Day Skills Camp in Savannah for ages 6 & older

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Presidents Day Camp Savannah 2019 Crowned Elite Athletics

Join Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah for a fun filled skills day on Presidents’ Day Mon. Feb. 18, 9AM-3PM.

Levels 1 – 5 skills camp, focused on perfection and progression.

Tumbling, Stunting, Jumping and Flexibility. Become the best cheerleader you can be.
Bring a lunch.
Open to the public. For ages 6 & older.
$55 ONLINE REGISTRATION / $65 AT DOOR

Crowned Elite Athletics, (912) 308-5719, crownedeliteathletics.com, 202 Bourne Blvd, Suite 160 Savannah, GA 31408, Crowned Elite Athletics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Focus on Savannah Feb. Art Start for kids: work of videogame designer Keita Takahashi

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Visionary videogame designer Keita Takahashi’s game “Alphabet,” located in the Jepson Center’s TechSpace gallery in Savannah, can be played by up to 26 people at a time.

Players work together to avoid obstacles and get the letters of the alphabet across the finish line.

Read more about this innovative game online here.

KEITA TAKAHASHI: ZOOMING OUT exhibition
Jan. 24 – to July 14, 2019
Jepson Center

The Jepson Center is open daily. See hours & admission costs here. 

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The work of Keita Takahashi – noted for his outside-the-box approach to game development, game mechanics, aesthetics & music – will be the focus of February’s  Art Start Stroller & Toddler museum tour, a kid-focused program @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah on the 3rd Thursday morning of each month.

February Art Start: Feb. 21 2019, 10:30AM / Jepson Center (207 W York St.) Learn more & register online here. 

Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Strollers, crying babies, toddlers, and older siblings are all welcome here. Come play and learn.

$5 per child / adult members free / adult non-members $12

Upcoming Art Start & Toddler Tours

March 21 2019 theme: Jaume Plensa: Talking Continents. Register online here. 
April 16 2019 theme: Rembrandt. Register online here. 

Art Start Stroller & Toddler Tour
Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center
Jepson Center for the Arts
207 W York St.
Savannah, GA 31401

Learn more & register online here. 

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Kindermusik Savannah February musical playdates for ages 0-7

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers preschoolers Chatham County Pooler

Give your little one a hug, kiss, and cuddle… it’s time for Kindermusik Savannah ‘s  February playdates: Love Notes!”

You’ll be singing, moving, and exploring instruments through this endearing, heartwarming theme that celebrates the love you share with your child. After all, what’s a better way to bond with someone you cherish than to make music together?
You and your child will get:

  • A 40-minute class packed with learning, love, and laughter
  • A Kindermusik instrument/prop to take home
  • 10 digitally downloadable Kindermusik songs of YOUR choice!
  • A $10 coupon for our weekly studio classes

Join Kindermusik Savannah Sat. Feb. 16; Wed.,Feb. 20, or Sat. Feb. 23 at 10AM.

Enroll online at kindermusikwith88keys.com, or call 912-988-KEYS.   Spaces are limited.

Kindermusik…where music and learning play.

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

Volunteer to read at Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Savannah Rotary Read-In 2019 literacy schools

The Rotary Club of Savannah is searching for volunteers to serve as community readers for the second annual Savannah Rotary Read-In on Wed. March 13 2019. 9-10:30AM.

The goal of the event is to promote literacy by encouraging the desire to read more.

A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates children who aren’t reading at grade level by the end of third grade are four times as likely to drop out of high school.

Read about the Read-In co-chair & Savannah public school advocate Frank Moore, Jr. in our Savannah Morning News column here.

Last year’s inaugural event drew 526 volunteer readers who read to students in 566 classrooms. This year, Savannah-Chatham public schools plans to add pre-kindergarten to the list, which means rotarians and volunteers will read to students in 600 pre-k through third-grade classrooms in 32 schools.

You don’t have to be a rotary member to participate.

Register online to volunteer here.  

Children’s entertainment, music, Irish dance @ Savannah Irish Festival 2019, Feb. 16-17

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Savannah Irish Festival 2019

27th Annual Savannah Irish Festival
February 16-17, 2019

Savannah Irish Festival brings two days and one night of internationally acclaimed Irish-American and Celtic music, dance, culture, food and fun to historic downtown Savannah.

Free for children 14 & younger. Find ticket info here.

This is a special event for your children to see Irish dancing – especially now that the beloved annual Tara Feis celebration is not happening again this year.

When: Feb. 16-17 2019
Where: Savannah Civic Center, 401 W. Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah, GA

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased the day of the event.  Find info on advance ticket sales here.

CHILDREN 14 & YOUNGER ARE ADMITTED FREE

For more details & the full schedule of performers, click here.

Free children’s events in Savannah featuring bestselling author Kwame Alexander & more

Saturday, February 9th, 2019
Free children's authors Savannah events Kwame Alexander

New York Times best-selling author Kwame Alexander will present free children’s programs in Savannah Sat. Feb. 16 & Sun. Feb. 17 2019.

Bring your kids to see these New York Times best-selling authors share stories @ Live Oak Public Library branches on Sat. Feb. 16, 2019.

Special free author programs – which are for all ages, are free & open to the public – include:

Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston
Bull Street Library
Sat Feb. 16, 2:30PM
2002 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Join Kwame Alexander & Randy Preston for a presentation centered on the work Solo.

Betrayed by those closest to him and stunned by a family secret, 17-year-old Blade Morrison flees his comfortable but chaotic life and travels to the Ghanaian village of Konko to find answers and closure. There he gains new perspective on family and belonging.

Author Kwame Alexander will inspire as he shares some of his poetry and writing from his book Solo along with a photography exhibit of Ghana, captured by Randy Preston. Learn more here.

Jessica Kensky & Patrick Downes
Southwest Chatham Library
Feb. 16, 2PM
14097 Abercorn St.
Savannah, 31419

Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes present an engaging program about overcoming adversity. Survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, their service dog Rescue inspired an incredible story of healing and love.
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SBF Children's event 2019 kwame alexander live oak public library book children's

Live Oak Public Libraries and Savannah Book Festival will present free children’s authors events on Sun. Feb. 17 at 1PM in Reynolds Square. The SBF Children’s Tent, which will feature author appearances, activities and book-signings, will be sponsored by Live Oak Public Libraries and Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation.

Featured authors scheduled to appear in the SBF Children’s Tent are:
Kwame Alexander, Newbery Medal winner
Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, New York Times Best Sellers
Michael Patrick O’Neill, World Press Photo award-winning wildlife photographer
Javaka Steptoe, Caldecott Medal winner

Additional activities include book-signings, celebrity storytimes, music, and arts and crafts for kids. The SBF Children’s Tent is free and open to the public.

Free Family Event: FIT Kids Fest Junior League of Savannah Event, March 2

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

FREE Fit Kids Fest 2019 Savannah Junior League

You’re invited to the FREE Savannah’s Fit Kids Fest on Sat. March 2, 1-4PM @ Savannah State University, 3219 College St.

This annual event hosted by the The Junior League of Savannah promotes wellness for K-12 students, teaches the importance of growing a fit body and mind through a fun and interactive day designed for children of all ages and their parents. The goal is to improve health awareness and encourage children to lead a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Activities include tips on making healthy meals and snacks, hands on activities, potato sack races, live fitness demonstrations, stage performance, face painting, soccer drills, exercises and other fun ways to get moving, as well as exploring resources for strengthening the mind.

Learn more here. 

Savannah Schools Winter 2019 Open Houses

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Savannah private schools preK, preschools kindergarten

Admissions season has begun! Come visit Savannah’s schools @ these open houses to get to know the schools yourself.

Upcoming Savannah school open houses for prospective families include:

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Open Registration for the 2019-20 school year @ St. James Catholic School, Tues. Feb. 12. PreK-Kindergarten will be @ 9AM. Grades 1-8 will be @ 1:15PM. Details here. 

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Open house @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School, 9:30AM Wed. Feb. 20 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open House @ The Habersham School, 9AM Fri. Feb. 22 2019. PreK3-12th grades. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ JEA Preschool Savannah, 11AM Sun. Feb. 24 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open house @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Is., 9AM Thurs. March 7 2019. Registration details here. 

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Open House @ Coastal Empire Montessori, which offers a free, public, charter school program for Kindergarten – 5th Grade (K-5), 10AM Sat. March 2 2019.  Details here. 

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Savannah-Chatham Public School Open Houses start in January 2019. Find the schedule & application info here. 

Hilton Head Seafood Festival 2019

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Hilton Head Festival 2019

The 12th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival will be Feb. 18-24, 2019.

This is a family-friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, where top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife come together.

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization helps raise money for other non-profit organizations including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, Waddell Mariculture Center, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Gullah Heritage Museum and Medical University of South Carolina.

Saturday Seafood Festival, Feb. 23 2019
11AM-5PM
@ Honey Horn Plantation on Hilton Head Is.

The family friendly headlining event features area restaurants and chefs serving up seafood specialties; celebrity chef cooking demonstrations; expanded kids activities; David M. Carmines Foundation Silent Auction; Beer Garden; Artisan Market; & more.

Live music by Deas-Guyz from noon-4PM.

Cost

Free admission to children younger than 10.

Tickets: $10 per person (age 10 & older). There is NO additional cost for parking @ Honey Horn Plantation.

Learn more here. 

Free Savannah Sailing Regatta 2019 for Children with Autism

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Free sailing regatta for children with autism 2019

Families with children who have autism or special needs are invited to participate in Savannah’s 8th Annual Free Sailing Regatta for Children with Autism. 

Hosted by Savannah Sailing Center and RHHS Sailing Team.

The event on Sat. April 13, 10AM-2PM @ Lake Mayer includes sailing, arts and crafts as well as lunch. This is a FREE event. However, families need to register to get the shirt and goody bags.

Find registration & waiver forms online here. 

Registration deadline to receive a T-shirt is March 25, 2019.

(Richmond Hill pediatric dentists) Kid’s Dentistree shares tips for Children’s Dental Health Month

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Kid's Dentistree Pediatric Dentistry Richmond Hill Savannah

Below is a guest post from Kids’ Dentistree , a pediatric dentist office in Richmond Hill.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. At Kids’ Dentistree in Richmond Hill , our work revolves around educating parents and their children on good dental habits. This month, we are sharing some tips and advice on how to promote these habits at home for a lifetime of healthy smiles for your children.

The American Dental Association (ADA) established National Children’s Dental Health Month over thirty years ago to promote the benefits starting young to achieve good oral health. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in the country. Tooth decay affects more children than asthma or hay fever. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 40% of children will have some tooth decay by the time they enter kindergarten. The good news for parents is that tooth decay is preventable!

The following recommendations will get your child off to a great start with good dental health.

Brush and floss twice each day

The best weapons available to a parent are a toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. The ADA recommends that parents teach their children to brush for two minutes two times a day—morning and evening at bedtime. Use only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and teach your child to avoid swallowing toothpaste. Parents should provide help and supervision until a child is about seven or eight years old.

Limit sugary treats and drinks

This includes avoiding juice between meals. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends limiting juice to four to six ounces per day. Parents can also replace sugary treats with healthy snacks such as cheese, yogurt, and fruit.

Schedule a dental checkup

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents schedule their child’s first visit to the dentist when the child turns one year of age. First birthday equals first checkup. However, if a parent detects discoloration or staining, they should schedule an appointment right away.

Make sure your water has fluoride

Fluoride helps teeth resist acid attacks by strengthening tooth enamel. If your local water supply does not have fluoride, talk to your dentist about fluoride drops or tablets.

National Children’s Dental Health Month is a good reminder that it’s never too early to start your child on the path of good dental health. Habits developed early tend to become lifelong habits.

From toddlers to teens, Kid’s Dentistree makes going to the dentist a fun and seamless experience by building trusting relationships with parents and children at our 1101 Gandy Dancer office in Richmond Hill. For more information, visit KidsDentistree.com or schedule an appointment today by calling the office at 912-756-5437.

Kid’s Dentistree
912-756-5437
1101 Gandy Dancer
Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Savannah schools: Open Registration @ St. James Catholic School

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Savannah schools St. James Catholic Private Elementary

St. James Catholic School in Savannah will have open registration Tues. Feb. 12, 2019.

PreK-Kindergarten will be @ 9AM

Grades 1-8 will be @ 1:15PM.

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit www.stjameschargers.com or call (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, www.stjameschargers.com (912) 355-3132, email LatrelleFe@sjcs-savannahga.org.  St. James Catholic School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Mothers Morning Out & Playdates @ Savannah Sharks gym

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

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Come to Savannah Sharks gym for mornings loaded with fun.
– Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: PLAY DATES for crawlers up to age 4!
– Tuesdays and Thursdays: MOTHERS’ MORNING OUT ages 16 Months to age 4!

Parent & Me Playdates

Savannah Sharks in Savannah & Richmond Hill offers Parent & Me playdates Monday, Wednesday & Fridays, 10:30AM-Noon. The Richmond Hill gym also offers Sunday playdates, 10:30AM-Noon. 

For crawlers to age 4. Cost: $10 per session or $75 for a punch card including 10 sessions.  Siblings are free.

These “play dates” are an unstructured play time with our toys, swings, slides, bouncy house and more. It is great way to get your child out of the house and around other children in a safe and fun environment.

An adult is required to be present to supervise your child at all times as supervision is not provided.

Learn more here. 

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Mother’s Morning-Out Program @ Savannah location of Savannah Sharks

Tuesday & Thursdays 9AM-1PM for ages 16 months to 4 years old.

Cost: $165 per month.

Register online here or call (912) 335-2234.

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Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234

Richmond Hill gym
82 Longwood Drive Suite A
Exit 90 off of I-95
(912) 308-3818

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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3D Pac Man @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

Telfair Museums Jepson Center Savannah
This multiplayer, projection-mapped remake of the classic Namco game is on view at Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center in Savannah through Feb. 17 2019.

Bring your family and friends to the museum for this one of a kind experience. The Jepson Center is open daily. See hours & admission costs here. 

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