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Virtual National Park visits & free online Junior Ranger programs

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Virtual Junior Ranger books free National Parks

When COVID-19 is over, let’s all converge on as many National Parks as possible to celebrate being out of our homes.

But for now, kids can do these National Park programs for kids at home.

Virtual Junior Ranger

Earn National Park junior ranger badges online from home. Check out these special interest Junior Ranger books here that kids of all ages can download and do at home. Topics include night skies, paleontologists, caves, outer space, fishing, archeology, underwater exploration)

(For when social distancing is over: Many National Parks have junior ranger programs that kids can do at home. Find out what junior ranger programs each park has to offer here. )

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Virtual Field Trips to some National Parks

Kids can take online tours or check out views via webcams of National Parks (including watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful erupt live throughout the day) here. 

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Distance learning with Zion National Park

On Monday April 6 & Wednesday April 8, Zion National Park will host free Distance Learning programs on Zoom for students to join from their homes
* K-2nd grade program at noon EST
* a 4th & 5th grade geology program at 2PM EST
* an ages 8 & older program at 4PM EST.

Space for these programs is extremely limited, and registration will close at the end of the day on Thurs. April 2. To secure a spot for your class and learn more about the equipment needed, please email zion_education@nps.gov with your name, the program you are interested in, and grade level.

Find a more detailed description of the programs here

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Find more things for Savannah-area kids to do at home here. 

Virtual Storytime for ages 10 & younger with Alliance Theater

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

Alliance Theater Atlanta free storytime

Join The National Center for Civil and Human Rights this Thursday, April 2 at 10:30AM for a virtual story time in partnership with the Alliance Theatre.

The book that will be read is Andrea Pinkney’s Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.

The Alliance Theatre will lead children in song, and provide an opportunity to connect the performing arts to this wonderful story.

This virtual story time is recommended for children 10 and younger. FREE & open to all.

Learn more & register for this special kids’ webinar here.

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More Virtual Storytimes

Online reading of “The Crossover” by author Kwame Alexander, 10:30AM daily on Instagram Live @kwamealexander .

Online free storytime with Oliver Jeffers,  illustrator of many books including The Day the Crayons Quit, on Instagram Live at 1PM @oliverjeffers

Online free storytimes with Olaf, aka Josh Gad on Twitter and Instagram Live @joshgad 

Online free storytimes with children’s book author Dan Santat  “Santat survival school for the pandemic” on Instagram @dsantat 

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Save with Stories – featuring celebrities reading children’s books – is offered on Instagram and Facebook.

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Find more things for Savannah-area kids to do at home here. 

Telfair Museums’ at-home kids’ activity: DIY Impressionist Pop-Up Book

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Impressionism Pop-Up Book Telfair Museums Savannah

Telfair Museums in Savannah will now offer #MuseumFromHome activities to bring the Jepson Center’s drop-in studio into your home.

First activity: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book with Telfair Museums’ step by step guide.

Click here to access the free printable activity sheet. Don’t forget to share your books on Telfair Museums social media.

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center, along with all public programs, will remain closed until further notice.

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(Savannah, Pooler pediatricians) Coastal Pediatrics is open & taking these COVID-19 precautions

Monday, March 30th, 2020

Coastal Pediatrics Savannah pediatricians

Coastal Pediatrics staff believe that well-child visits and immunizations are ESSENTIAL.

As you have come to expect, Coastal Pediatrics continues to be committed to providing the best possible healthcare for their patients and your children. They are taking the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation seriously and would like to provide an update on how their clinics will be addressing your needs.

* Creating an “empty” waiting room (all patients wait in their cars until they are called to be screened and led to their clean exam room)
* Thoroughly cleaning exam rooms between appointments
* Closely monitoring all employees for any symptoms
* Screening patients and anyone accompanying them to their appointment
* All staff wearing appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment)

Well Visits (Pooler only):
Despite the current global health concerns, NOW MORE THAN EVER, Coastal Pediatrics continues to recommend routine well care and immunizations for your children. They are uniquely positioned to offer a safe environment for your children during this COVID-19 pandemic, because it’s what they have always done.

Sick Visits (Savannah only):
Coastal Pediatrics encourages you to make health assessments of your sick children, as you would have done prior to the Coronavirus outbreak. If you have concerns, Coastal Pediatrics encourages you to have them evaluated or use their telemedicine services. In some cases, Coastal Pediatrics will be happy to assess patients in the comfort of your car.

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Learn more about Coastal Pediatrics here.

Coastal Pediatrics- Savannah
2 Wheeler Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Coastal Pediatrics- Pooler
1000 Towne Center Blvd
Building 1000B
Pooler, GA 31322

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SAT/ACT Diagnostic to determine which test is the best for your high school junior

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

SAT ACT Diagnostic tests high school juniors Savannah

 

SAT/ACT Diagnostic at Savannah Educational Consultants

Attention Rising Juniors in Savannah

SAT/ACT Diagnostic
The SAT/ACT Diagnostic is for all rising high school juniors. The purpose of the diagnostic is to ascertain which test is the best for you!
$150 for currents SEC students and $200 for non-SEC students.

Please contact Maureen Cole for details: mcole@savannaheducationalconsultants.com
or call (912) 596-0093

Savannah Educational Consultants
130 Tibet Ave.
Suite 103
Savannah, GA 31406

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Online Kindermusik Savannah parent & me classes

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

Kindermusik Savannah online classes virtual Chatham County

Musical joy from home for the whole family with Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano.

Join a virtual Kindermusik class with your 0-7 year old!

Text 912-432-5885 to attend your first class free.

Now offering 25% off plus unlimited attendance package during Kindermusik Savannah’s virtual days.

Visit kindermusikwith88keys.com today.

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

Free Webinar & Virtual Open House @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

St. Andrew's virtual Savannah schools open house tours

GET TO KNOW ST. ANDREW’S SCHOOL. IN A WHOLE NEW WAY.

FREE WEBINAR – Tuesday, March 31 at 4PM
What Does Remote Learning Look Like? Going digital with our classrooms is obviously new for everyone. During this 30 minute webinar, St. Andrew’s faculty, parents, and students will be sharing what their plan looks like at this point. This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about what has worked and what St. Andrew’s staff have learned.
Join Webinar here.
Meeting ID: 453 355 732

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE – Thursday, April 2 at 4PM
St. Andrew’s invites families with children age 3 to grade 12 to get to know the school faculty through a virtual, interactive Q & A session. Register here for this unique experience.

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About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941 ext 452, www.saintschool.com , email hellew@saintschool.com On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Online Savannah support groups for moms of newborns & pregnant moms during COVID-19

Saturday, March 28th, 2020

Moms groups support pregnancy Savannah Chatham County

Help for Savannah moms of newborns & pregnant moms during COVID-19 pandemic 

Maternal Mental Health Collective of Savannah now offers three ONLINE support groups, all by donation, in addition to offering  therapy services by video or phone.

1. Nurture Community Support: non-judgmental, supportive connection for moms during baby’s first year, with Bridget Cross, LCSW, PMH-C.  This group takes place online Saturdays at noon starting April 4 2020. Learn more here.

2.  Moms Support Group: for all moms struggling to adjust to life in isolation, anxiety during this pandemic, with Brandy Zinn, LPC.  This group takes place Tuesday nights at 7PM starting March 31 2020. Learn more here. 

3. Pregnancy Support group: for women seeking support around managing a pregnancy during a pandemic, with Anne Kuhlke-Lee, LPC. This group will take place online Monday nights at 7PM starting April 6 2020. Learn more here. 

 

Things for Savannah-area kids to do at home (mostly free)

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

SouthernMamas.com Online Free Kids Savannah

Online things for kids to do at home 

Live streaming events

FREE virtual kids’ programs with UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Is., Savannah. Details & registration link here. 

Virtual Art Start for preK kids & their parents hosted by Telfair Museums in Savannah, Thurs. May 21. Details here. 

PBS Kids Read-Along with Michelle Obama, noon on Mondays. Online. Details here. 

Daily online lessons from Georgia Sea Turtle Center, 1PM. Details here.

Live penguin, barrier reef, sea lion, piranha, beluga whale, puffins & jellies webcams @ Georgia Aquarium. Details here.

Online distance learning program with Zion National Park. Details here.

20 Best Live Nature Webcams here. 

Online National Geographic Explorer free classroom offered weekdays for kids. Details here.

Online kids’ free program hosted by Friends of Oatland, FOOVENTURES @ 11AM weekdays. Connect online w/ the animals of Oatland Island Wildlife Center while the wildlife center is closed during COVID-19 pandemic. Details here. 

Online free workshops, museum tours, puppet shows @ Center for Puppetry Arts. Details here.

Online live free zoo learning kids’ program hosted by Riverbanks Zoo, 10AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online live free learning kids’ program hosted by Children’s Museum of Atlanta, 11AM weekdays. Details here. 

Online Kindermusik Savannah classes here. 

Online live video of wild osprey pair via The Landings bird cam  here.

Online live video of butterfly garden via San Diego Zoo buttefly cam here. 

Online free Lunch Doodles with author & artist Mo Willems, 1PM weekdays. Details here. 

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Virtual Field Trips

Live Virtual Field Trip Friday with Georgia Aquarium. Details here.

Virtual visits to several National Parks (including watching Yellowstone’s Old Faithful erupt) here. 

Online virtual field trips to important Georgia events & locations here. 

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Department is making their 2019-2020 touring available FOR FREE online through May 22. Details here. 

Online virtual tour of Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah here. 

Online tours of 12 world-famous museums. See them here. 

Online virtual tour with GPB Education of Georgia Tech’s Flowers Invention Studio to get an inside look at the world’s largest student-run makerspace here 

Online programs at Fernbank Museum in Atlanta here.

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Educational

Hamilton launches free online EduHam for kids. Details here. 

Georgia Historical Society Resources to Support At-Home Learning. Details here. 

Georgia Aquarium’s new At-Home Learning Page. Details here.

Online classes & activities for kids & teens @ Museum of Design in Atlanta here. 

Online Wide Open School hosted by Common Sense, a new, free online resource to support families & educators transitioning to remote learning. Details here. 

Online daily recorded lessons by Horizons Savannah teachers for all Savannah-Chatham County students (K-Middle School) here. 

Online National Park Junior Ranger programs on special interests like caves, night skies, fishing, dinosaurs & more. Details here. 

Ocean School: Three weeks of daily online educational videos followed by a student activity to capture learning for each weekday. Details here.

New online site – Telfair Today –  kids’ home learning educational activities. Details here. 

Online Educational Resources from Common Sense Media here. 

Amazing Educational Resources is a big spreadsheet of tools/programs/services that usually cost money but are being offered for free (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) with info on subject and grade level. Find it here. 

Stream or download eLibrary digital resources for free with your Live Oak Public library card. E-bookse-audiobookse-magazinesnewspapersmovies, and TV are available anytime from any device at liveoakpl.org/elibrary.

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Art

Online classes & activities for kids & teens @ Museum of Design in Atlanta here. 

Musical Explorers at Home hosted by Savannah Music Festival offers a multi-pronged approach to working with students & families during school closure. Details here. 

Online Savannah Music Festival SMF at Noon30, 12:30PM. At-home & in-studio video performances by 2020 festival artists on the SMF YouTube channel here.

Telfair Museums in Savannah #MuseumFromHome activities. First project: Kids can create their very own Impressionist Pop-up Book. Details here.

Telfair Museums’ tips on sketchbooking for kids. Details here. 

Ben Clanton, author/illustrator of the Narwhal and Jelly book series is offering online art classes every Monday on Instagram.

Jarrett Krosoczka, an author/illustrator, is presenting the YouTube video series Draw Every Day with JJK, which can also be found on his website.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company Education Department is making their 2019-2020 touring available FOR FREE online through May 22. Details here. 

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Get moving

Virtual Group Bike Rides with Bike Walk Savannah. Details here.

Word Workout with YMCA of Coastal Georgia. Details here. 

Teddy bear hunt on Islands. Find locations on FB group page here. 

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Virtual Storytimes 

J.K. Rowling releases first non-Harry Potter children’s book in free, online installments. Details here. 

Watch Daniel Radcliffe read 1st chapter of Harry Potter series. Details here.

PBS Kids Read-Along with Michelle Obama, noon on Mondays. Online. Details here. 

Harry Potter at Home, Wizarding World, created by JK Rowling. Details here. 

Online free Dolly Parton storytime: Goodnight With Dolly 7PM Thursdays (starting April 2) with new episodes being broadcast weekly for 10 weeks. On YouTube here.

Online free storytime with Oliver Jeffers,  illustrator of many books including The Day the Crayons Quit, on Instagram Live at 1PM @oliverjeffers

Online free storytimes with Olaf, aka Josh Gad on Twitter and Instagram Live @joshgad 

Online free storytimes with children’s book author Dan Santat  “Santat survival school for the pandemic” on Instagram @dsantat 

In partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry, Save with Stories – featuring celebrities reading children’s books – is offered on Instagram and Facebook.

(We will be adding more online kids’ happenings to SouthernMamas.com)

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Junior Golf Summer Camp at The Golf Swing Studio

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

junior golf camp savannah chatham county 2020 summer

Junior Golf Summer Camp 2020 in Savannah for ages 1st-6th grade

The Golf Swing Studio in Savannah is not trying to help create good golfers. They’re trying to create AMAZING golfers. That should be the goal of every junior golf program in the country.

However, the way The Golf Swing Studio will go about creating those amazing golfers is vastly different from what is available in most junior golf programs.

The mindset is focuses on the needs and learning styles of our juniors. Kids learn by playing and by encouragement, which they provide with a “Golf Playground” of stations and activities during every clinic. The kids love the excitement…some days they even let a parent play, too. The children who go through ASWING will build a love for golf and physical activity.

Be sure to take note of the kids’ faces as they go through the program. Watch the smiles. Watch the laughter. Watch the determination. Watch how their bodies move. Because of the varying physical nature of this program and its cross-training, the athletes who play other sports will also see increased skill levels in those sports.

2020 Junior Golf Summer Camp Schedule

June 1st – 5th
June 8th – 12th
June 15th – 19th
June 22nd – 26th
June 29th – July 3rd

Classes are for kids ages 1st grade – 6th grade.

Camps will run Monday thru Friday from 9AM – Noon.

Each camp will have a minimum of 3 kids and a maximum of 8 kids per camp in order to receive a lot of individualized attention during the week.

The cost is $150 per child with multi-child discounts.

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. Space is limited so register early.

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(Savannah pediatricians) Pediatric Associates of Savannah now offers telemedicine appointments

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

telemedicine Savannah pediatrics pediatricians

Pediatric Associates of Savannah is now offering telemedicine appointments due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These are by appointment. These will occur over a video streaming device, from the convenience of your own home or other location. An appointment is made just like a regular appointment (by calling Pediatrics Associates of Savannah office at 912.355.2462), and a telemedicine appointment is made for a specific time, with a specific doctor.

Any device that has a camera and internet access works in most cases, WIFI is preferred for connection speed. A smartphone or tablet is acceptable.

Learn more here.

Pediatric Associates has discontinued all walk in clinics as of March 19, as long as the COVID-19 threat exists.

Pediatric Associates still offers in-office appointments 365 days a year.

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

Pediatrics Associates of Savannah locations

Pediatric Associates in Savannah
4600 Waters Ave, Suite 100,
Savannah 31404
912.355.2462

Pediatric Associates of Savannah in Pooler
110 Medical Park Drive
Pooler 31322
912.330.5010

Pediatric Associates of Savannah on Whitemarsh Is.
1001 Memorial Dr
Savannah 31410
912.898.9800

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

Virtual field trips to important Georgia locations & events

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Virtual Georgia Field Trips Savannah

GPB’s Georgia Home Classroom site has an array of virtual field trips to important Georgia events & locations including to Indian Mounds @ Ocmulgee National Monument, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, and Etowah Indian Mounds Historic Site.

Each field trip includes:

Interviews
360-degree panoramic photography
Interactive elements
Videos
User guide

The virtual field trips align with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for social studies as well as the content from GPB’s Georgia Studies digital textbook and Georgia Race Through Time game.

Find the free online field trips here.

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Find more things for Savannah-area kids to do at home here. 

Horizons Savannah teachers provide daily recorded online lessons for Chatham County students

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Horizons Savannah teachers are providing daily recorded online lessons that correspond with the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System district’s choice board activities. These resources are available to not only Horizons families, but also to the entire Savannah community.

Lessons are tailored to kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third-fifth grades and middle school and can be viewed anytime from any device online here

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Find more things for Savannah-area kids to do at home here. 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Calvary Summer Academy @ Calvary Day School

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Calvary Summer Academy Savannah Summer Schools 2020

Calvary Summer Academy 2020 in Savannah 

Experience Calvary Summer Academy 2020 in Savannah 

This will be the 45th year of summer camp at Calvary! The mission of the Calvary Summer Academy is to provide parents and campers with a Convenient, Community-based, and Christ-centered learning experience through engaging activities that will help develop the camper socially, physically, academically, and spiritually.

Camp hours are from 7AM-6PM. Daily camp activities include: Arts & Crafts; Music Station; STEM Activities; Bible Skits & discussions; Reading Stations. Once-a-week swimming at the Jenkins Boys Club where there is a trained lifeguard on duty at all times. Camp staff are all CPR/First-Aid certified. Field trips – one per week – destinations include:
Inflatable Water Slides & bounce houses on campus
Savannah Sharks Cheer Gymnasium
Movie Theater
Roller Skating (2nd grade & older)
Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Questions or need more information about Calvary Summer Academy? Please contact Chris Watson – Camp Director at 912.228.4052 or via email cwatson@cbtsavannah.org

Calvary Summer Academy is open to rising Kindergarten children (must be 5 years old at the time of registration) through those entering the eighth grade.

Learn more & register online here. 

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Savannah allergist: 5 Tips For Not Letting Allergies Get the Best of You

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Savannah allergists

SouthCoast Health allergist Dr. Wasil Khan of SouthCoast Health Department of Allergy and Immunology shares some insider tips to help Savannah-area residents combat allergy symptoms here.

One tip is to watch the pollen count in your area. Begin your day by checking the pollen count via online resources such as Pollen.com and AccuWeather.com

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Georgia Bikes: Teaching Bike Safety at Home during COVID-19

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Georgia Bikes is looking out for those of you who are taking to you bike during this quarantine season.

They’ve put together a Teaching Bike Safety at Home resource page for parents, guardians, & caregivers to share with kids.

Check it out to prevent injuries that could place demands on already burdened healthcare providers and emergency responders.

Learn more here.