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Savannah Kindermusik playdate for you & your 0-7 year old, Sept. 23

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahJoin Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 Keys Piano next Tuesday the 23rd for the September monthly musical play date.

This month’s theme is “HEE HAW! A Trip to the Farm!”.

Join Kindermusik along with your 0-7 year old for a wonderful time exploring music and motion.

They’ll be visiting pigs, chicks, donkey and cows, as well as enjoying instruments, movement, stories and more.

All participants receive an instrument/prop, 10 Kindermusik songs, plus a BONUS gift at the end of class.

Play date will meet Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00am at 88 KEYS’ brand new location.

Enroll online today at www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik link) or by calling 912.988.KEYS (5397). Siblings pay only $5. Enroll today, as spaces are limited.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Kindermusik playdate Oct. 24 @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahKINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, Rincon

Want to a new, fun way to meet other parents of pre-schoolers? Want your child to learn about music in an exciting new way? Come to the FREE monthly KINDERMUSIK Playdates @ The Jewel Conservatory Theatre. It is the perfect introduction to music and theatre for your 1-4 year old.

JCT Friday Playdate Oct. 24 2014 @ 10 AM

The Jewel Conservatory Theatre, 6014 HWY 21 Suite E Rincon, Ga 31326, (912) 257-0671 email jewelconservatorytheatre@gmail.com,  www.jewelconservatory.com  The Jewel Conservatory Theatre is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah offers 2, 3 or 5 half or full days for Toddlers, Twos & Preschool 3′s and 4′s.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

free state-funded pre-K in Savannah for 2014-15 Maggie's Morning School

Still striving to find the ideal preschool for this current school year or a FREE, quality state-funded pre-K program in Savannah for next year?

If so, you’ll be thrilled to learn about Maggie’s Morning School, a NAEYC accredited private, non-profit pre-school in Savannah. This popular, beloved well-established Savannah school offers hands-on learning & a child-centered approach that encourages exploration & independence through a well prepared environment.

Maggie’s currently has a limited number of openings in their toddler/young 2’s class (18 months by Sept 1 – young 2’s)  & in their preschool (3s & 4s) for the current 2014-15 school year. 

Come for a visit

Maggie’s Morning School has been serving Savannah for 33 years.The school has 2, 3, & 5 half day & full day programs for children 18 months (by Sept. 1) through age four, & the Bright From the Start, Georgia Department of Early Care & Learning Pre-Kindergarten program.

Maggie’s provides an exceptional & unique learning environment in order to facilitate social, emotional, physical & intellectual development in each child.

Please come visit the school. Maggie’s welcome giving tours any morning. Visit the school at 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405 & see why Maggie’s Morning School is  “The Creative Alternative!”

Mission

Maggie’s Morning School provides a developmentally appropriate, quality learning experience for a diverse student body in a safe, creative, & nurturing environment. The focus is on the social, emotional, physical & intellectual growth of each and every child through hands on activities & support by working together with families, well-trained teachers, & community resources.

Maggie’s offers NACCRA fee assistance for military families

Call (912) 352-8404 or (912) 352-8065 for more info or click here.  Tell them SouthernMamas.com sent you!

Stay connected by “liking” Maggie’s Morning School on Facebook here.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405, www.maggiesmorningschool.org,  On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065. Maggie’s Morning School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Sandbox Children’s Museum offers early learning series for ages 3-5, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Sandbox Children's Museum DIG program Hilton Head kids activities

Discover. Imagine. Grow.

COME D.I.G. at the Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. TUESDAYS | 10:30 – 11:30 AM | SEPTEMBER 2014 THRU MAY 2015 starting Sept. 23 while school is in session. For ages 3-5. 

This weekly, 1-hour early learning series program is included in the admission fees to the museum.

The Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program is a weekly early learning series aimed at children aged 3-5 years old, that promotes the development of language and literacy, reading and writing, math and science, and social, emotional, and physical well-being through engaged learning.

As part of the The Sandbox’s Community Early Learning Initiative (SCELI), the Discover. Imagine. Grow. (D.I.G) Outreach Program will encourage and guide young children to develop the foundation skills needed for their success in learning and in life through the guise of play and hands-on exploration. This program will complement the work being done by parents and caregivers and will include them in the learning process as well as provide ideas for them to continue to foster growth and curiosity outside the museum through Parent Connection Cards.

Some topics to be explored include “Your Five Senses”, “How’s The Weather?”, “Staying Healthy”, “Digging Up the Past”, “Counting, Organizing, Classifying”, “The World We Live In”, “Lets Get Creative”, and “Loving Literature”.

Please visit The Sandbox Website here for exact dates and topics or drop by the museum to pick up a monthly events calendar. Programs are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org The Sandbox Children’s Museum is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FOR MORE LOCAL PARENT & ME ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH YOUR PRESCHOOLER, CLICK HERE. 

Mommy & Me music classes: Kindermusik Savannah fall classes start Sept. 8

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Kindermusik Savannah  with 88 KEYS PIANO starts up their fall classes on September 8 2014.

Themes will be “Bluebird bluebird” for babies and “Up in the Sky” for toddlers.

Classes meet weekly on Monday mornings beginning Sept 8.

First trial class is free.

For more info, email music@88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397). To enroll, visit the Kindermusik Savannah website at www.88keysga.com.

Also, with the opening of their brand new location, Kindermusik Savannah is now are offering playdates on demand. Get some friends together, name your date and time, and have a playdate just for your group! Call for more info!

To enroll, call 912-988-KEYS (5397)  or enroll online at www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Fall 2014 art classes for children of all ages, Pooler & Savannah

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

children art classes in Pooler Savannah Scribble Art Studio

Fall art classes for kids start the week of Sept. 8 @ Scribble Art Studio in Pooler & Savannah, but kids are welcome to join in any time after the start.

Classes include Imagination Station: Anything is possible at Imagination Station. This class is designed to grow a child’s creativity & problem solving through fun foundation building projects.

There’s also Mommy & Me Mother Goose Art for ages 2 & older; Star Wars Lego Art; Cartoon Drawing; Spooky Illustrations; Classic Tales, Frozen class for ages 4 & older; Painting Basics; Portfolio Prep; & Drawing Made Easy.

Savannah Pooler art classes for kids Scribble Art Studio

Created in an Imagination Station class.

Scribble also offers Homeschool Art for ages 6 & older at both the Savannah & Pooler studios.

For the full schedule of classes & to register, click here.

Scribble in Savannah: 212 E. 37th St. Savannah,31401
Scribble in Pooler: 115 Canal St. Pooler, 31322 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ OPEN STUDIO ON FRIDAYS FOR ALL AGES

Sept. 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
OPEN STUDIO (All ages) @ Scribble Art Studio’s Savannah location, 212 E. 37th St. Savannah, 31401

With Lauren Stenger |10 AM-Noon|
Looking for something fun to do? Stop by Scribble for Open Studio!
No registration necessary, perfect for all ages.
Share some art time with your little one! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ FOR MORE INFO, CLICK HERE.

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah & Pooler offers private & group art classes for kids, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble has art kits & gift certificates. For more information, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email info@thescribbleartstudio.com  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Daily kids’ programs @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, which offers daily kids’ activities Wed-Sun. during the school year, weather permitting.

Beginning August 31st 2014, the hours at Savannah Children’s Museum will be as follows:
Sunday: 11am-4pm
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

(Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2015: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm)

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Savannah Children’s Museum is opening in 2 phases. Exploration Station is phase 1 and is a unique 1 acre, 2 level outdoor exhibit area set in the ruins of a Central of Georgia Railroad building.

ADMISSION COST:
$7.50 per person ages
1 and older or
Take the Leap and purchase a 1 year Family Membership! Membership info here.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week? Daily programming subject to change.

Wednesdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Awesome Art: 1 PM

Thursdays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM

Fridays (10AM-4PM)
Story time: 11 AM
Hooray for History: 1 PM

Saturdays (10AM-4PM)
Family Fitness: 11 AM
Super Science: 1 PM
Awesome Art: 2 PM

Sundays (11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon.
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Grandparents Day Activities 2014 Savannah Children's MuseumSpecial programs for Grandparents Day Sun. Sept. 7 (Open 11 AM-4 PM)
Creative Crafts: Noon
Hooray for History: 1 PM
Family Fitness: 2 PM

Program Descriptions:

Hooray for History: programming has been specifically designed to introduce basic historical information to young children in an age appropriate and FUN way. Generally appropriate for ages 3-8.
Family Fitness: brings the whole family together to learn about nutrition, health, and fitness in a fun and engaging way. This program is designed for children and adults to be participating together for maximum FUN and learning.
Creative Crafts : a fun program designed to allow children to create something special to take home using their imaginations and creativity. This program is generally appropriate for ages 3-12.
Story Time: (a classic read-aloud program for children of all ages. The books read during each story time will be chosen based on the ages of children participating)
Super Science (This is an experiment based science program that will introduce children to interesting science concepts through REALLY COOL investigations! This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)
Awesome Art (This goes beyond crafts to teach about different medias, artists, and techniques in a child friendly way. This program is generally appropriate for ages 4-12.)

Stay connected with Savannah Children’s Museum by liking their Facebook page here.

Savannah Children’s Museum, 655 Louisville Rd., Savannah, 31401, (912) 651-4292, email info@savannahchildrensmuseum.org, www.savannahchildrensmuseum.org Coastal Heritage Society is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Savannah Children’s Museum School Year Hours Start Aug. 31

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Savannah Children's Museum Open Labor Day Sept 1, School Year Hours Start 8/31Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum, begin School Year Hours Aug. 31, 2014. Hours during the school year will be as follows, weather permitting:

Sunday: 11am-4pm
Monday*-Tuesday: Closed.
Wednesday through Saturday: 10am-4pm
*On Mondays that Savannah Chatham County Public Schools are not in session(including Labor Day), SCM will be open 10am-4pm.

The Ballet School Fall classes include Mommy & Me; Boys-Only program; & more, Savannah

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Ballet School Savannah boys ballet classesThe Ballet School in Savannah offers classes for every age from “Tippy Toes” thru Adults.

This spacious, elegant studio in Piccadilly Square on Savannah’s Southside also has the largest ADULT and BOYS Program in the area.

Registration for Fall classes is under way. The Ballet School specializes in Classical Ballet & Traditional Character Dance. Pilates Barre Fusion, Tap, Jazz are also offered. To register, call 912.925.0903 or email theballetschool@comcast.net . Learn more here.

Special programs

Homeschool
More HOMESCHOOL classes are being created

“Mommy & Me”
8-week course Mommy & Me classes will begin Sept.9th. This fills quickly, don’t miss out

Boys’ program
Focuses on the aspects of training that are specific for the male dancer. While many of the technical requirements in ballet are the same among boys & girls, there are also those that are different for a male dancer, particularly athleticism. Classes will include strength training, injury prevention, anatomy and Pilates, Dance History & French terminology.
No dance experience required.
Details here.

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Early Dance Classes For Ages 2-5
Mommy and Me
“almost” 2-3 yrs
An eight-week program that is designed as an introduction to music and movement for the young, while accompanied by an adult. This morning class is filled with energy and full of fun for everyone.

Creative Movement 1
3 yrs
Creative Movement 1 expands a child’s creativity and coordination using music and dance in an enthusiatic environment, while maintaing structure and discipline. Our little ballerinas and danseurs attend this program one day per week.

Creative Movement 2
4 yrs
Creative Movement 2 cirriculum introduces children to primary steps, rhythm, and flexibility. This class also begins to introduce the French terminology used in Ballet.
This age group is able to participate in “Tiny Tap.”

Primary
5 yrs
This is the final level of the Children’s This class helps with body awareness, confidence, and positioning. This class prepares the young dancer for the upcoming years of technique and study.

Tiny Tap
4 yrs
Introduction to basic tap steps.

Details on all of the above here.

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Young Dancer for ages 5 & older

Ballet Preparatory Levels
Levels 1A – 3B
This is a crucial age for technical training.
Emphasis is on discipline, French terminology, correct positioning, musicality, flexibility, and strength. Standard barre and center work will be structured. Students at this level should be taking class twice a week.

Youth/Junior Jazz

Youth/Junior Tap

Youth and Junior Character Dance
Character dance is integral to much of classical ballet repertoire. It is the stylized representation of a traditional folk or national dance, normally from a European country and uses movements and dance which have been adapted for the theatre.

Details on all of the above here. 

The Ballet School, 10010 Abercorn Street, Suite 8, Piccadilly Square, Savannah, 31406 (912)925-0903, email theballetschool@comcast.net, www.theballetschoolsav.com  On Facebook here.  The Ballet School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Telfair Museums in Savannah offers two new educational programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

September 18 – Ship-Shape
Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

September 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
Here in Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat.

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

Parent & Me time: FREE library storytimes

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Free kids events Savannah library storytimesLive Oak Public Libraries storytimesare a wonderful FREE way to expose your child to storybooks read aloud by a librarian as well as songs and fingerplays.

Plus, attending storytimes regularly helps your child to become accustomed to visiting the library regularly.

Free storytimes are offered for different age groups at the local branches – including Wilmington Island, Bull Street, Pooler, Thunderbolt, Oglethorpe Mall branch & Tybee Is. – at various times on weekday mornings. You can find a storytime happening at at least one branch Mondays through Thursdays.

There’s even a new afternoon, after-school storytime now that’s offered for ages 5 to 11 at 4 PM Tuesdays at the Oglethorpe Mall branch library.

Each library branch storytime brings something a little different – Bull Street library storytime unfolds inside a cottage playhouse that looks like it’s right out of a Golden Book while storytime at Southwest Library next to Savannah Mall is in a new, sunlit auditorium.

Enjoy energetic choruses of “Hurry Up, Hurry Up, Drive that Fire Truck,” “Little Red Wagon” and standards like “Wheels on the Bus” plus fun stories, crafts and more.

Click here for the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries.

PLEASE NOTE: STORYTIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DURING SUMMER & HOLIDAYS. PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO CONFIRM STORYTIMES. MORE INFO HERE. 

Parent & Me Time: Kindermusik in Savannah Aug. 25 Playdate for Ages 0-7

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MAY LEAVE YOU AND YOUR BABY VERY HUNGRY….FOR MORE MUSICAL FUN!

Announcing Kindermusik in Savannah’s August playdate: Monday, August 25, at 10 AM. The theme for August is “YUM! Fabulous Food!” Come explore music, movement, stories, instruments, and MORE, all centered around our musicalicious food theme.

Playdate is open to ages 0-7, and siblings are ONLY $5.

Each participant receives an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class!

Spaces are limited, so enroll today online at www.88keysga.com (click on the Kindermusik link). Please note: August’s playdate is being held at a different time than most of our monthly playdates: 10am!

Any questions? Please email us or call us at 912.988.KEYS (5397) or music@88keysga.com

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link. Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Drop-in kids’ weekly art program ‘What Can We Make?’ , Stroller Tours & Telfair Tots @ Jepson Center in Savannah

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Telfair Museums provides many opportunities for families to visit the museum, learn, and make art together. Are you looking for a fun and educational activity for children? Check these out:

WCWM? (What Can We Make?)
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays / 1-4 PM
Jepson Center’s Melaver Studio
The studios are open for drop-in visits for all ages. No need to pre-register. Free to members or with museum admission. Open to adults and children accompanied by an adult caregiver. More info available here. 
Join Jepson Center as they open the studios for drop in visits for all ages. wcwm? (What Can We Make?) focuses on developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills through imagination. Explore your creative side with inspiring activities utilizing recycled materials, found objects, and traditional art supplies. In addition to the wcwm? project kits, the studios provide watercolor and collage opportunities as well. More info here. 

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Stroller Tours, Telfair Tots

Telfair Museums in Savannah has two new fun & educational programs for young children – babies, toddlers & preschoolers – to visit the museum, learn and make art together.

Mommy and me activities Savannah Stroller Art ToursStroller Tours Stroller Tours 3rd Thursday of Every Month
9:30-10:15am
Telfair Museums is excited to introduce its newest program for the stroller set! Join Telfair Museums for a monthly gathering where parents & caregivers can enjoy a morning at the museum while also engaging infants with art. Babies thrive on dynamic environments, so each month we’ll explore a different set of artwork. There will be touchable toys for the little ones, adult conversation for you & like-minded art lovers. Finish your visit with a leisurely talk over complimentary coffee & tea in Telfair Museum’s café. Strollers, crying & older siblings are all welcome here.

September 18 – Ship-Shape
Explore the shapes that make up boats and ships in our Port City exhibition.

October 16 – Rolling on the River
Find yourself walking through a river of light and sound in the immersive Deep River installation.

November 20 – Peeking at Portraits
Get to know the people in our paintings in the Telfair Academy.

December 18 – Color/Contrast
Discover different ways colors are combined in abstract and representational works in Savannah Collects.

Infants from 2-18 months and adults welcome. Included with museum admission; free to members. Ten spaces are available.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

toddler preschooler art programs SavannahTelfair Tots 3rd Thursday of Every Month
10:30-11:30am
Start your day with art! Once a month preschoolers aged 2 ½ – 5 and their adult companions are invited to the museum for story time, a special tour, and an art activity. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along. Come play and learn with us!

September 18 – Water, Water Everywhere
Here in Savannah, water’s all around us. Join us as we look at paintings and photos of the Savannah River in Port City and explore what sinks or floats by creating your own sailboat.

October 16 – Dress Up, Dress Down
There are all sorts of reasons to play dress up – holidays, festivals, or just for fun. Come dance and move with costumes as we learn about masks and clothing from around the world in the ArtZeum, and make your own special headdress.

November 20 – Magic Touch
Art can be made out of all sorts of things – silver, plastic, wood, and so much more. Explore an eclectic mix of artwork in Savannah Collects and activate your sense of touch. Then use your own hands to create multi-media sculptures.

December 18 – Silver and Gold
These shiny metals aren’t just for jewelry. Take a walk with us to explore the various metals and materials used in sculptures around the museum. Then you‘ll create your own modified brass rubbings in silver and gold.

Activity fee is $5 per participating child; regular museum admission for caregivers. Adult members are always free.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER or contact Glenna Barlow at 912.790.8821.

The two above new programs are in addition to other kids’ programs currently offered by Telfair Museums in Savannah including WCWM (What Can We Make?) & FREE Family Days offered one Saturday a month. Details here. 

FOR MORE MOMMY & ME ACTIVITIES IN SAVANNAH & THE LOWCOUNTRY, CLICK HERE. 

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ArtZeum
Located in the Jepson Center
A great place to visit after school, on a rainy day, on weekends, or just anytime, the Telfair’s hands-on learning gallery and interactive exhibits provide an excellent introduction to big ideas about art. Click here to learn more.

Activity Downloads
Download activity sheets here on the educational resources page before your museum visit and explore the museum with fun and educational search activities.

FREE Family Days (Next one is Sept. 6. Theme: Playing with Photography Details here.)
Telfair Museums FREE family days will be on the first Saturday of each month, 1-4 PM through 2014 These events highlight a different exhibition each month and feature art-making activities for visitors of all ages.  More info here. 

Jepson Center, 207 W York St. Savannah, 31401 , http://telfair.org/learn/family-programs Telfair Museums is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FOR MORE LOCAL KIDS’ EVENTS, VISIT OUR EVENTS CALENDAR BY CLICKING HERE.

Toddler Tuesday nature programs at Oatland Is. Wildlife Center, Savannah

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Toddler Tuesdays nature programs for kids in Savannah at Oatland Island Wildlife CenterOatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs are at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2014:
General: $5 per child $5 per adult
Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

Toddler Tuesday Topics 

If you are new to the Savannah area or are a new parent, then you need to check out Toddler Tuesdays, a fun weekly program that celebrates nature @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd. Savannah, GA, 31410.

At Toddler Tuesday, children & their parents/caretakers experience nature through themed activities including live animal encounters, wildlife nature walks, storytelling, songs, interactive finger-play & crafts.

Oatland’s naturalist Michelle Kelly leads these exciting & educational sessions.

NEW TIMES: 10 AM & 11 AM

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays Programs sare at 10 AM & 11 AM on Tuesdays each week . Pre-registration required. Call 395-1517. Be sure to register by 4 PM the Monday before.

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees: General: $5 per child $5 per adult Friends of Oatland Members: $5 per child, up to 2 adults FREE!

Program fee includes program and entrance to Oatland Island Wildlife Center and trails.

TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES

August 12            Cats and Boxes-–Do you know how to play like a cougar?  Our cats love to play in boxes.  We’ll have some pretend cougar play time, decorate a box for our favorite felines and watch them play in it.  It will be a roaring good time!

August 19             It’s a Small World After All—Ever looked through a microscope? We will explore the microscopic plants and animals that live in the sea that make up the base of the food chain.  We will use hand lenses, microscopes and projectors to see the un-seeable!

August 26            Animal Armor— Don’t let down your guard for this class because we are going to have fun exploring animal armor.  Bones, spines, hair and exoskeletons, we will learn all about how animals protect themselves.

September 2        All Things Wiggly—What writhes and wriggles, squiggles and makes you giggle? We will get down to earth in this class and explore worms and caterpillars.

FOR MORE UPCOMING TODDLER TUESDAY THEMES, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

FREE Savannah Children’s Book Festival Storytimes

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Free storytimes in Savannah 2014 Savannah Children’s Book Festival Storytimes

Live Oak Public Libraries presents special storytimes leading up to the Savannah Children’s Book Festival, which is set for Nov. 15, 2014, at Forsyth Park.

These storytimes feature the books of a different festival author or illustrator each month.

Storytime featuring books by Bruce Degen, author of the Magic School Bus books, Jamberry and more. See his many books here.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Monday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.

Thunderbolt Branch Library, 354-5864
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

Forest City Library, 238-0614
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

Bull Street Library, 652-3630
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library, 233-8040
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10:30 a.m.

More info here. 

Preschool Pirate & Princess summer camp for ages 2-6, Whitemarsh Island, Savannah

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Whitemarsh Day School Summer Camp

Whitemarsh Day School Summer Camp Schedule
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preschool summer camps savannah Pirate and Princess
August 11th -15th
Get ready for a high seas adventure as your little pirate or princess dress the part to search for buried treasure.
Details here.

Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9 AM-1 PM. Price is $100 each week per child and for ages 2-6. Limit of 20 kids per session. Visit Whitemarsh Day School website for more information by clicking here.

Whitemarsh Day School, 104 Penrose Dr. Savannah GA 31410, 912-659-8185 www.whitemarshdayschool.com Whitemarsh Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser/

Giveaway: a backpack full of school supplies from Childcare Network, Savannah

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Childcare Wilmington Island Savannah Daycare Pre-KChildcare Network  is having a Back to School Giveaway!

August is here and summer is ending, which means children everywhere are getting ready to go back to school. It’s time to get into the school spirit. Childcare Network is adding to the excitement with their Childcare Network Well Wishes Back to School Giveaway!

Your family could win a backpack “chalk”-full of school supplies with everything your child will need and more to start the school year off right. Giveaway ends on August 6th 2013. A winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday August 7th.

Here’s How to Enter:

1. Follow Childcare Network Facebook Page by clicking here.
2. Leave a WISH for your child this school year as a comment on Childcare Network’s Facebook Page!

“My wish for you this year is…”

See more at details by clicking here.

Open House at Childcare Network on Wilmington Is. 

Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program for this upcoming school year 2014-15.! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Learn more the free Pre-K program as well as Childcare Network’s programs for younger children, too, at a Preschool Open House, Aug. 3, 2-4 PM.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 706-862-1495. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE admission to SC kindergartners Aug. 15 @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Free admission for rising kindergartners Sandbox Children's MuseumThe Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. presents the second annual Countdown to Kindergarten. This is a celebration for rising kindergartners and their families.

FREE ADMISSION FOR RISING SOUTH CAROLINA KINDERGARTENERS!

August 15, 2014, 5p-8p. Countdown to Kindergarten provides parents with an opportunity to connect with representatives from school districts, state agencies and community to learn about available educational, health and community resources. Let the countdown begin!

About The Sandbox, An Interactive Children’s Museum

The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters family and community. Established in 2005, and located on the south end of Hilton Head Island, The Sandbox is the only non-profit play and learning center of its kind in the Low Country featuring region-related exhibits, crafts and programming specifically designed to stimulate curiosity, evoke creativity and motivate learning in children ages eight and under. For more information about The Sandbox, visit www.thesandbox.org  or call (843) 842-7645.

For more information, call The Sandbox at 843-842-7645 or e-mail crinehart@thesandbox.org .

The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18-A Pope Avenue, next to St. Andrew’s by the Sea United Methodist Church, Hilton Head Is., 29928 www.thesandbox.org

 

Savannah childcare & free pre-K: Open House at Childcare Network, Wilmington Is.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Open House at Childcare Network Wilmington Island Savannah

 

Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program for this upcoming school year 2014-15.! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Learn more the free Pre-K program as well as Childcare Network’s programs for younger children, too, at a Preschool Open House, Aug. 3, 2-4 PM.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 706-862-1495. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Pre-K openings for 2014-15 @ Childcare Network on Wilmington Is., Savannah

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Free pre-K program for 2014-15 in Savannah Wilmington Is. Childcare Network on Johnny Mercer Drive on Wilmington Is. in Savannah has openings for their GA Free Pre-K Program! If you or someone you know has a child that turns 4 before September 1st, you are eligible to enroll.

Call today to find out about this state funded Free Pre-K Program. 912-897-3888. More details by clicking here.

Childcare Network, 350 Johnny Mercer Drive, Savannah 31410, 912-897-3888, Childcare Network is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Join July summer fun with Kindermusik parent & me classes, Savannah

Monday, July 7th, 2014

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It’s not too late to join in for July summer fun with Kindermusik in Savannah!

Enrollment is ongoing and you can join in at anytime. Babies ages 0’s and 1’s meet at 9:30am on Mondays for “Nighty Night”. Toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s meet at 10:20am on Mondays for “Beach Days”. Call 912.988.KEYS (5397) to schedule a free trial class.

Also, join Kindermusik for their July play date: “BUGS, BUGS, BUGS in my backyard!” Play dates are open to ages 0-7. Sibling discounts available. July’s class will meet Monday, July 21 at 11:10am.

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link. Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.”

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Coach Val’s Tumblegym’s now registering for Fall 2014 kids’ classes, Wilmington Is.

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Kids' tumble gyms in Savannah Coach Val’s Tumblegym on Wilmington Is. is now registering for Fall 2014 classes beginning August 4th. Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Classes available:

Wiggle Worms: 30min classes ages walking – 2yrs This “Parent and Me class” is designed to incorporate the earliest aspects of physical fitness, enhance fine and gross motor skills, body awareness, and muscle coordination while promoting physical, mental and social development. Music, basic gymnastics movements, and games create a fun and healthy atmosphere for you and your child.

Grasshoppers: 45 min classes ages 2-3yrs This toddler class is open to children who enjoy having parents close by and are ready to learn to follow instructions from another adult. We ask parent/guardian to assist until their child is ready to participate on their own. This class continues to enhance your child’s fine and gross motor skills, social skills, strength and coordination through the activities and obstacle courses that emphasize eye-hand coordination, climbing, hanging, jumping, running, and rolling in a fun and safe environment.

Bumble Bees : 60 min classes ages 3-4yrs This class continues to enhance and challenge your child’s physical, social and cognitive development. Basic tumbling and gymnastics skills, ball handling skills and preschool concepts are taught. Group activities, teamwork, and fun theme-based curriculum keep your child engaged and excited to participate.

Fire flies: 60 min/week ages 4-6yrs This class is designed for children in Pre-K through Kindergarten. Concepts and themes are designed to introduce and reinforce age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, and ball handling are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork.

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Dragon Flies: 60 min/week ages 6-8yrs This class is designed for children in First and Second grade. Concepts and themes are designed to challenge children using age-appropriate physical, social and cognitive skills. Basic tumbling, gymnastics, ball handling, and physical fitness skills are worked through obstacle courses, group games, and teamwork. .

See website here for schedule and rates. Registration online available by clicking here.

FAMILY INCLUSION CLASS: (For child with special concerns and siblings ages 5-10yrs)

Guardian assists child to ensure safety during class and proper performance of activities. Great way to work skills emphasized in physical and occupational therapy in a group setting while having lots of fun. Doctor permission to participate required.

FREE TRIAL CLASSES available. Unsure your child will participate? Want to see Coach Val in action before you commit to class time? Fill out our free trial form here and try out a class at no cost.

DISCOUNTS

SouthernMamas discount: Mention you saw Coach Val’s Tumblegym on SouthernMamas.com site to receive $10 off registration fee.

Coach Val’s Tumblegym, 310 Johnny Mercer Blvd in the Wilmington Island Shopping Center (with Dollar Tree, Ace Hardware, and Goodwill) Tel: 912-268-6003,www.coachvals.com, On Facebook here. Coach Val’s Tumblegym is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

FREE The Magic Man Shows for ages 3 & older

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Free summer kids shows Savannah FREE library kids’ performances

Live Oak Public Libraries summer reading program includes oodles of free programs at various branches throughout Summer 2014.

Programs include free Science Experiments; free Legend of King Arthur performances; free The Magic Man shows & Chad Crews Magic shows; free Cartooning & Drawing with “The Library Dragon” illustrator Michael P. White. Details here. 

The Magic Man (a.k.a. Bill Packard) provides a fun and memorable show featuring his award winning magic routines, music, comedy and audience participation. Ages 3 and older.
Bull Street Library, 652- 3600
Monday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Carnegie Library, 231-9921
Monday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864
Monday, July 14, 4 p.m.
Islands Library, 897-6233
Tuesday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Tybee Library, 786-7733
Tuesday, July 15, 2:30 p.m.
Springfield Library, 754-3003
Wednesday, July 16, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, 826-2222
Wednesday, July 16, 1:30 p.m.
West Broad Library, 232-6395
Wednesday, July 16, 4:30 p.m.
Pooler Library, 748-0471
Thursday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Thursday, July 17, 1:30 p.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305
Thursday, July 17, 4:30 p.m.
Hinesville Library, 368-4003
Friday, July 18, 10:30 a.m.
Midway-Riceboro Library, 884-5742
Friday, July 18, 2:30 p.m.

Last chance to do summer Kindermusik class with your child, Savannah

Monday, June 30th, 2014

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Kindermusik in Savannah with 88 KEYS PIANO announces brand new July themes, starting next week, July 7th!

Babies ages 0’s and 1’s will begin “Nighty Night” on Mondays at 9:30am, while toddlers ages 2’s and 3’s will begin “Beach Days!” on Mondays at 10:20am.

This is your last chance to get into a summer Kindermusik class with your child, as Kindermusik will take August off from regular weekly classes and only holding their monthly play date! Weekly classes will begin again in September. Join in for some summer fun in the sun (and under the moon) for “Nighty Night” and “Beach Days”!

To enroll online, visit www.88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

FREE Kindermusik classes for ages 0-7 on June 30, Savannah

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

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Attention parents of children ages 0-7:

Join Kindermusik in Savannah for a free trial visit on June 30! It’s a great time to try a class to see if you’d like to join the exciting July Kindermusik classes!

For ages 0 & 1: In July, babies ages 0 and 1 will be starting “Nighty Night!” It’s nighttime, but not quite bedtime yet! Babies will explore the night through music and movement…see the moon and twinkling stars, and say hello to Wee Willie Winkie and the man in the moon. Finally, it’s time to get ready for bed….with bath time, a little playtime, and then it’s time to say Nighty Night. This class meets Mondays at 9:30am and begins July 7 and will meet every Monday in July.

For toddlers: Toddlers ages 2 and 3 will begin “Beach Days”! Breathe in that salty water and take in the wide ocean rolling in and out. Crabs are scuttling, fish are swimming, toes are wiggling and bells are jingling…this unit is filled with sun, fun and musical play. This class meets Mondays at 10:20am and begins July 7 and will meet every Monday in July.

To enroll online, or sign up for a free trial class, visit the website at www.88keysga.com and click on the Kindermusik link. Or, call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

All class sizes are limited.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Preschool summer camp for ages 2-6, Whitemarsh Island, Savannah

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Whitemarsh Day School Summer Camp

Whitemarsh Day School Summer Camp Schedule
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preschool summer camps savannah Under the Sea
July 14th-18th
There is a special celebration in store as campers learn what’s under the sea and on the shore.
Details here.
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preschool summer camps savannah Pirate and Princess
August 11th -15th
Get ready for a high seas adventure as your little pirate or princess dress the part to search for buried treasure.
Details here.

Each camp runs Monday-Friday from 9 AM-1 PM. Price is $100 each week per child and for ages 2-6. Limit of 20 kids per session. Visit Whitemarsh Day School website for more information by clicking here.

 

Whitemarsh Day School, 104 Penrose Dr. Savannah GA 31410, 912-659-8185 www.whitemarshdayschool.com Whitemarsh Day School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser/

First Presbyterian Preschool Savannah: ‘one of the best decisions I’ve made as a parent’

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Savannah preschools First Presbyterian PreschoolLooking for a quality, loving preschool for your child for 2014-15?

Check out First Presbyterian Preschool in Savannah, a well-established preschool that serves children from ages 1 through pre-K and has spaces available for the 2014-15 school year. Learn more by clicking here.

Also, please read my tribute to one of the best preschools in Savannah in today’s Savannah Morning News by clicking here .

Kindermusik Playdate open to ages 0-7, June 23, Savannah

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Kindermusik mommy and me music classes for toddlers infants SavannahJoin

It’s not too late to sign up for next week’s June Kindermusik play date!

Open to children ages 0-7: theme is “Music and Motion at the Ocean!”

Class meets Monday June 23, at 11:10am. All participants get an instrument, a download card for 10 Kindermusik songs, and a BONUS gift at the end of class! Sibling discounts offered. Sign up at www.88keysga.com or call 912-988-KEYS (5397).

For more info or to enroll online, visit the 88 KEYS PIANO website at www.88keysga.com then click on the Kindermusik tab or call 912-988-5397. Spaces are limited.

Kindermusik Savannah, email music@88keysga.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397), www.88keysga.com then click on Kindermusik link. Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Puppet People Workshops, Shows during June 2014, Savannah

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Two great Puppet Workshops and Shows in the Month of June at the Puppet People studio in Savannah

Summer Puppet People Shows Workshops Savannah Bobby Bear’s Berry Best Day workshop and show is for all ages. It will be on Friday June 20th beginning at 11 AM. For event details click here.

Puppet People workshops, shows Summer 2014 Savannah Soft Sculpture Puppet Making Workshop is great for Early Childcare Educators, Recreational Leaders, Scout Leaders, Art Teachers and anyone above ten years old. It will be 9 AM-1 PM Sat. June 21. Details here. 

Contact 912.355.3366, email puppets@puppetpeople.com  or visit www.PuppetPeople.com

Puppet People, 912.355.3366, www.PuppetPeople.com , email puppets@puppetpeople.com , 3119 Furber Ave. , Thunderbolt, 31404 Puppet People is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.

Summer Early Goals toddler soccer program available in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler, Effingham

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Early Goals Toddler Soccer Savannah Summer 2014Savannah United Soccer is excited to bring the Early Goals toddler soccer program to families in Savannah, Richmond Hill, Pooler and Effingham County this summer of 2014.

For Savannah United, enjoyment is central to the concept of play and is one of the major priorities in the Early Goals soccer program. As a motivational factor there is possibly none greater than the enjoyment provided by the satisfaction of the play characteristic. .

“Why we play as children is not because it is our work or because it is how we learn, though both statements are true; we play because we are wired for joy, it is imperative as human beings.”

The Early Goals program is a fantastic way to introduce your toddlers to the sports world Savannah United’s professional staff will work with the children on coordination, listening skills and introduce them to the joy of the ‘Beautiful Game’

View more information and register online by clicking here.