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Daily Kids’ Activities @ Savannah Children’s Museum

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Kids spots in Savannah: Savannah children's Museum

UPDATE:  Summer Hours begin June 1 through Aug. 30 2014: Savannah Children’s Museum’s Summer Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Saturday: 9am-2pm

Please call 912-651-6823 for details.

Looking for a fun place to play & learn with the kids this week?

Check out Savannah Children’s Museum, next to Georgia State Railroad Museum. The museum offers daily kids’ activities during summer Mon.-Sat., weather permitting.

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.

SCHOOL YEAR HOURS:
From August 31st, 2013 until June 1 2014, Savannah Children’s Museum will be open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm on Sundays. Closed Mondays. SCM will be open on most  “Holiday Mondays” including (Feb. 17 2014) when Savannah Chatham County Schools are not in session. Summer hours start in June.

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

Daily programming subject to change.

Mondays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Tuesdays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Super Science 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Wednesdays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Awesome Art: 11 AM
Water Wonders: 11:30-12:30

Thursday June 5 (9 AM-2 PM)
No daily programming will be offered today due to preparations for the 2nd Annual SCM Fundraiser and SCM’s 2nd Birthday Party. The museum WILL be open from 9am-2pm today, however. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Regular Thursdays in Summer (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Friday June 6 (9AM-2PM)
No daily programming will be offered today due to preparations for the 2nd Annual SCM Fundraiser and SCM’s 2nd Birthday Party. The museum WILL be open from 9am-2pm today, however. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Regular Fridays in Summer Mondays (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Creative Crafts 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Sat. June 7 (9 AM-2 PM)
Savannah Children’s Museum’s 2nd Birthday Party!
Featuring:
-Snapology of Richmond Hill, providing a wide variety of Lego activities!
-Make your own party hat and Lego craft stations!
-A “Happy Birthday SCM” sing-along at 11am and 1pm, directly followed by yummy treats provided by Gigi’s Cupcakes!
-And lots more fun!

Regular Saturdays in Summer (9AM-2PM)
Story time: 10 AM & 1 PM
Awesome Art: 11 AM
Water Wonders 11:30-12:30

Program Descriptions:
Water Wonders: a free-play water based program in which children of all ages (this means adults too!) can cool off during the hot Savannah summer! Children may wear bathing suits during this program, but are required to put their clothes and shoes back on when the program is over.
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.)
Toddler Art ( program specifically geared to introduce toddler age children to new art-focused experiences that are highly sensory.  This program is generally appropriate for ages 2-4.)

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

Special Costume Storytimes @ Live Oak Public Library branches in Tybee, Thunderbolt, Pooler

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

There are 3 Special Costume Storytimes scheduled next week @ the following Live Oak Public Library branches:

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Tybee Island Library,786-7733 Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. Children ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this storytime.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. Children ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this storytime.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Wednesday, Oct. 30, 10:30 a.m. Children ages 0 to 5 are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to this storytime.

FOR MORE LOCAL HALLOWEEN KIDS’ EVENTS, CLICK HERE.

FREE Dog Days: Kids can practice reading with library therapy dogs

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Reading program for kids; dog days SavannahKids can practice their reading skills with one of  Live Oak Public Libraries staff  registered therapy dogs.  For readers, ages 5 & older.

This is great opportunity to build confidence for the reluctant reader,

Always check with the branch for schedule changes. More details here.

Practice your reading skills with one of our registered therapy dogs.  Readers, ages 5 and up.

Islands Library, 897-6233
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 4 p.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Saturday, Oct. 19, 12 p.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432
Saturday, Oct. 26, 12 p.m.

Springfield Library, 754-3003 Thursday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471
Monday, Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m

FREE Storytimes for tots @ Live Oak Public Library branches, Savannah, Wilmington Island, Tybee, Pooler & more

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Storytimes in Savannah librariesFREE Storytimes  @ Live Oak Public Libraries branches in Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Tybee Island, Rincon/Springfield, Hinesville are 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.

Storytimes usually involve much more than simply reading a book. Chances are your child will also engage singalongs, fingerplays and crafts.

Click here for a the breakdown of regular storytimes at Live Oak Public Libraries & the targeted age levels for each. (Storytimes were on a hiatus for the last two weeks of August 2013 but most return the first or second week September. Call ahead to confirm!)

Click here for the list of local FREE library storytimes.

 

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

 

FREE “Charlie & the Chocolate Balloon Factory” kids’ performance @ various library branches, Savannah

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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Based on several classic children’s books, this program by balloon artist Lynnae Weller (owner of Savannah Balloons ) tells the story of a tour of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.  Strange things happen to several book characters.  Shrek gets stuck in a tube, Alice in Wonderland drinks something she shouldn’t have, and Peter Pan loses his ability to fly.  Can a boy named Charlie save the day and return everything to normal?  Ages 3 and up. Download the flyer.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.

Tybee Island Library,786-7733 Tuesday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232-6395 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Sept. 18, 4:30 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Thursday, Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Sept. 19, 4:30 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:30 p.m.

Bull StreetLibrary, 652-3600 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m.

W.W. Law Library, 236-8040 Wednesday, Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Thursday, Sept. 26, 2:15 p.m.

Lynnae Weller is the owner of Savannah Balloons. If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Savannah Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail info@savannahballoons.com

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FREE Cat in the Hat shows to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday in Savannah, Effingham, Hinesville

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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Join Live Oak Public Library branches in the Savannah/Effingham/Hinesville area in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday!

As “The Cat in the Hat,” Reuben Haller (a musician, clown and former Cirque du Soleil performer) brings this classic book to life. The show, complete with Things 1 & 2, a grumpy fish, and a balancing birthday cake, involves children as participants from start to finish. Don’t miss this one! Ages 3 & up.

Please call ahead to confirm times & dates.

Hinesville Library, 368-4003 Monday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Midway Library, 884-5742 Monday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m.

Port City Library, 964-8013 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Southwest Chatham Library, 925-8305 Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 p.m.

West Broad Library, 232- 6395 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m.

Rincon Library, 826-2222 Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Carnegie Library, 231- 9921 Thursday, Feb. 28, 10:30 a.m.

Oglethorpe Mall Library, 925-5432 Thursday, Feb. 28, 4 p.m.

Bull St. Library, 652-3600 Friday, March 1, 10:30 a.m.

Tybee Library, 786-7733 Saturday, March 2, 3 p.m.

Pooler Library, 748-0471 Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m.

W. W. Law Library, 236-8040 Monday, March 4, 4:30 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 354-5864 Tuesday, March 5, 11 a.m.

Islands Library, 897-6233 Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m.

FREE “Winnie the Pooh & Balloons Too” kids’ show in Savannah, Hinesville, Rincon, Pooler & Wilmington Is.

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Winnie the Pooh and Balloons Too!

Come celebrate the birthday of A. A. Milne, author of the “Winnie the Pooh” book series with balloon artist Lynnae Weller. She will take children on a balloon art adventure with music, audience participation, and most of all, Winnie the Pooh!

Tybee Library, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 11 a.m.
Hinesville Library, Monday, Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m
Midway Library, Monday, Jan. 14, 4 p.m.
Oglethorpe Mall Library, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Southwest Chatham Library, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Bull Street Library, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 10:30 a.m.
Rincon Library, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m.
Islands Library, Thursday, Jan. 17, 10:30 a.m.
Thunderbolt Library, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.
W. W. Law Library, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.
West Broad Library, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m.
Pooler Library, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 p.m.

If you want to have crazy amounts of fun at your next birthday party, please contact Lynnae with Bend Out A Shape Balloons at 912-228-3024 or e-mail bendoutashape@gmail.com, www.bendoutashape.com/

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Encourage your budding writer to enter Live Oak Public Libraries’ Young Writers Contest 2012

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Here’s a fun way to celebrate of this year’s Savannah Children’s Book Festival, set for Saturday Nov. 10 2012 in Forsyth Park: encourage your child to enter the Young Writers Contest 2012.

Live Oak Public Libraries is accepting entries for the annual Young Writers Contest, which is open to young writers in kindergarten through college. The submissions must include at least five words from books written by the 2012 Savannah Children’s Book Festival featured authors. Entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 21, 2012. For information on the festival’s featured authors, click here.

Poems may be about any topic and choose from a variety of styles including haiku, sonnet, acrostic, ballad, cinquain, quatrain and free form verse. Writers are encouraged to visit their favorite library branch and check out books on writing poetry. Winners will be announced on Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, on the library’s website, www.liveoakpl.org , and will be notified by phone, mail or email. The library will host a reception for the winners, their families and writing teachers at the Bull Street Library on Wed., Nov. 7, 2012, at 5 p.m.

For complete guidelines, visit www.liveoakpl.org  or stop by any Live Oak Public Libraries branch for more information. The 9th annual Savannah Children’s Book Festival is presented by Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah with generous support from the Live Oak Public Libraries Foundation and Gulfstream Aerospace.

FREE Spanish Storytime to teach children Spanish, Savannah

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Free Spanish Story to help children learn how to speak Spanish

Spanish Story Time for Children. Wednesday, March 28 11:00-11:45 AM. Your children will have lots of fun learning Spanish through story and song! Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through May at Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center, 9100 White Bluff Road, Suite 202. Parents just call or email us to reserve a spot for your child. Call Lorena Luna-Bradfield M.S. CCC/SLP at 912.335.8486 or email llbradfield@gmail.com. For more info, visit www.bilingualspeechtherapy.net . For Ages 3 and up. Free.

FREE Spanish Storytime for Kids, Savannah

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The first FREE Spanish Story Time for Children will be 11-11:45 AM Wed March 14 . Your children will have lots of fun learning Spanish through story and song!

This free event will be held Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday through May at Bilingual Speech Therapy & Language Center, 9100 White Bluff Road, Suite 202.

For more information, call Lorena Luna-Bradfield M.S. CCC/SLP at 912.335.8486 or click here . For Ages 3 and up. Free.

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New libraries for Wilmington Island & Garden City: Community input wanted

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

You can have a say about the plans for new libraries.

Live Oak Public Libraries officials are asking the public for input as they unveil preliminary plans for two new libraries at two upcoming public meetings.

They are scheduled as follows:

Community input session for Westside Library
Thursday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at City Hall in the new Garden City Town Center

Community input session for Islands Library
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. at the existing Islands Library, 125 Wilmington Island Rd.

In the preliminary designs, both libraries will have the same design and square footage with several unique features that reflect the individual communities. Estimated completion of the libraries is summer 2013.

Take Your Child to the Library Day, Feb. 4, Savannah

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Saturday, February 4
Stop by the library with your kids and take part in some special activities, PLUS, register to win a Nook! Live Oak Libraries will give away ONE Barnes & Noble NOOK ($200 value) throughout the entire system to individuals who register at their branch ONLY on February 4.

Rincon Library, 3 p.m.
Stop by the Rincon Library with your kids and take part in this special family program. Activities include family storytime and board games. This is also a great opportunity to get a library card, learn about library services and collections for the whole family, and find out more about e-book services. Your child may even be able to read to a wonderful therapy dog. For all ages.

Oglethorpe Mall Library
10:30 a.m. – “Special Storytime” for ages 0 to 4
4 p.m. – “Make It and Take It Craft” with a Reading Train theme for ages 4 and up.

Southwest Chatham Library
11 a.m. – “Dog Days” Readers, ages 5 & up. Quiet reading with one of our many registered therapy dogs.
2 p.m. – “Family Storytime” Stories, songs, fingerplays and a thematic craft for all ages.
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – “E-book Consultation” A trained staff will be available to offer assistance using Download Destination on your electronic reading device.

Islands Library, 4 p.m.

Tybee Library, 4 p.m.

Thunderbolt Library, 4 p.m.
Learn about library services, get an e-book lesson, make an art activity, and register for a special prize.

Spanish Storytime, Richmond Hill

Sunday, January 8th, 2012
FREE Spanish story time by a licensed teacher!
Come to the Richmond Hill YMCA for a fun, energetic story time with crafts, singing, dancing, sign language, and stories by the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

For families who wish to increase and support their Spanish skills while interacting with their baby or toddler. Ages 0-5.

Oatland Is. Wildlife Center’s new bobcats & return of Toddler Tuesdays

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah has 3 new juvenile bobcats on exhibit. Come check out these active, playful youngsters. Oatland Island is open 362 days a year including MLK Jr. Day Mon. Jan. 16.

Oatland’s popular weekly Toddler Tuesdays programs Jan. 10 returns after holiday break. Details below.

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
Wildlife and education programs
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA, 31410
(912) 395-1212

Admission rates & driving directions here.

Toddler Tuesdays return Jan. 10 2012 at Oatland Island Wildlife Center.
Programs at 10 AM & 11 AM Tuesdays. Pre-registration required. Call 395-1500

Toddler Tuesday Program Fees for 2011-2012:
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 January 2012

January 10, 2012: Happy “Mew” Year! – Join Oatland as they welcome a new year by learning about Oatland’s feline friends the Bobcats. They may be short on tails but not on personality! During this program, the group will take a walk so be sure to bring your stroller or wagon.

January 17, 2012: Our Bushy-tailed Friends: Squirrels! – Scurry to Oatland Island to learn about those frisky, furry tailed rodents, squirrels, as we celebrate National Squirrel Appreciation Day. We will sing songs, read a book, and do a squirrel painting craft. Be sure to bring your strollers as we will be taking a walk to look for squirrels along the trails.

January 24, 2012: Dragon Lizard – Welcome the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese calendar by meeting Oatland’s resident “dragon” Dyno the broad head skink and making your own lizard dragon to take home.

January 31, 2012: A Different type of Hog – Trot on in to Oatland as we celebrate Ground Hog day learning about another kind of hog, our resident pig, Streaker. We will take her a treat and learn about our porcine friend.

Spanish Storytime, Richmond Hill

Friday, January 6th, 2012

FREE Spanish story time by a licensed teacher!
Come to the Richmond Hill YMCA for a fun, energetic story time with crafts, singing, dancing, sign language, and stories by the only Spanish instructor at Savannah Technical College.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 a.m.

For families who wish to increase and support their Spanish skills while interacting with their baby or toddler. Ages 0-5

January 2012 Classes at Mommy & Me Fitness, Richmond Hill

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness in Richmond Hill provides parents a venue to participate in play and fitness classes with their children age 6 weeks to 5 years old

Mommy & Me Play and Fitness offers:
*Parent/Child Classes
*Birthday Parties
*Mommy’s Morning Out
and more!

Gift certificates available! Click here.

Enroll Now for January 2012 Classes Filling Fast at Mommy & Me Play and Fitness.  2552 US Highway 17, Richmond Hill
912.756.2828
Any new student who mentions you read about Mommy & Me on SouthernMamas.com will have the Lifetime Membership Fee waived!
Military & Multi Child/Class Discounts
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email: mommyandmeplayandfitness@live.com

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Owner/Program Director

Hours: Mon: 9 am-2 pm
Tues – Thurs: 9 am -2 pm & 5-6:30 pm
Fri: 9 am – 2 pm
Sat: 9 am – 12 pm

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