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SouthCoast Health: 101 on allergies in the Savannah area

Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

SouthCoast Health

It’s allergy season.

SouthCoast Health allergy experts give the 101 on allergies in the Savannah area here  including:
how to manage allergy symptoms.
what are the different types of pollen
how to avoid allergies

Learn more here.

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Savannah Summer Camps 2020

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Savannah Summer Camps 2018

Savannah Summer Camps 2020

SUMMER CAMP IS THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THIS TUNNEL.

Kids will need summer camp more than ever. Start planning now for their best summer ever with SouthernMamas.com Summer Camps 2020 Guide. We’re adding camps daily. Details here. 

(To advertise your camp or summer school, email anne@southernmamas.com)

UPDATE: CANCELLED (Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Outdoors Camp @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Summer Camp Savannah Oatland Island 2020

UPDATE: THIS CAMP IS NOW CANCELLED FOR SUMMER 2020. Details here. 

Summer Camp 2020 Applications for Oatland Island Summer Camp in Savannah are available here.

Weekly summer camps will be offered June 1-July 17 2020, Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM. Earliest drop-off is 8:30AM. (Extended care offered 3-5PM). For rising kindergarteners through rising 8th graders,

Cost: $145 for each week of camp.

Find the weekly camp programs here.

Questions? Contact Summer Camp Coordinator Pam Hewatt at (912) 395-1513 or via email pam.hewatt@sccpss.com

Oatland Island Wildlife Center
711 Sandtown Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) S’Mores & More @ Camp Moon River

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Camp Moon River Savannah Summer Camps 2020

 Camp Moon River in Savannah for Summer 2020

WE WANT S’MORE Camp Moon River!

CMR 2020 Weeks for K-8
There are 7 Weeks of CMR and 6 Sessions due to the 2-week session on June 15 2020

Week 1: 6/1/20 – 6/5/20 Summer Fun Week
Week 2: 6/8/20 – 6/12/20 Destination Fun Week
Weeks 3/4: 6/15/19 – 6/26/20 2-week Moon River Madness w/ optional field trip
Week 5: 7/6/20 – 7/10/20 Summer Fun Week
Week 6: 7/13/20 – 7/17/20 Destination Fun Week
Week 7: 7/20/20 – 7/24/20 Summer Fun Week

Camp Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM

Extended Care Available: Morning Wait- 7:30-8:30AM, After Care- 4:30-5:30PM

CMR Features: (some variation according to session): Sports & Games, Drama, Arts & Crafts (Daily & Weekly Choice), GAGA, Waterslides, Talent Shows, Lip Sync Contests, Trivia Competitions, Camper Led Play, Moon River Madness All Camp Competition, Nature Walks, Minute to Win It, Field Trips, Weekly Campfires & Tie Dye

CMR is screen-free.
ACA Accredited

Register online here.

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Free Live Online Kids’ Art Workshops, Savannah

Monday, March 16th, 2020

DIY Live Kids Crafts Free Savannah Moss Marsh

Moss & Marsh in Savannah will offer FREE DIY fun activities for the kids online to help during self-quarantine.

Two FREE live workshops on Moss & Marsh Facebook page.

Batik Painting Tues. March 24 2020 at 11AM
Felt Bowl Thurs. March 26 2020 at 11AM

Materials needed for Batik Painting Thurs. March 24, 11 AM & Felt Bowl Thurs. March 26, 11AM

BATIK PAINTING 3/24 11AM

Learn to create a resist-dyed painting with glue!

Materials needed:
• 2 colors of fabric paints, acrylic paint or RIT dye. Find a recipe to make your own fabric paint here.
• Cotton or rayon item (must be pre-washed) – tea towel, fabric, dress, tote bag, endless options!
• Paintbrush
• Stencil
• Glue stick and/or liquid glue

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FELT BOWL 3/26 11AM

Using wool roving, create your own felted bowl!

Materials needed:

• Wool roving (Available at Hobby Lobby or Amazon)
• An Orange
• Pantyhose
• Ziploc bag
• Soap
• Scissors

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Find more of our new free online things to do at home here. 

One-on-one tutoring @ Savannah Educational Consultants

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Savannah Educational Consultants tutoring

Individualized Tutoring Support @ Savannah Educational Consultants 

Savannah Educational Consultants offers tutoring for all ages and grade levels and in all subjects. SEC also offer specialized tutoring for the SAT and ACT.

Tutoring includes:

One-to-one weekly instruction with a dedicated tutor
Specialized Reading Intervention, including Orton-Gillingham and Lindmood-Bell
Small group tutoring sessions available

If you are interested in services or want more information, please call 912-238-9552.

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

Find on Facebook here.

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Kindermusik Savannah will now offer virtual classes

Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Practicing social distancing, but need an outlet where your little one can still have fun and learn with others in a group setting? Join a Kindermusik Savannah class!

For the safety of all of Kindermusik Savannah’s families and children during these challenging times, Kindermusik with 88 Keys has opted to go virtual, and STILL deliver the same engaging experience you’ve come to know and love.

First trial class is free. Text “VIRTUAL” to 912-432-5885 and you’ll get an invitation to join in for a class of your choice. Kindermusik Savannah offers classes for ages 0-7: weekday and weekend options available.

While many things are uncertain in today’s times, Kindermusik Savannah is privileged to be able to give families a way to still provide the stability and routine that their children still crave and need. Join in the fun today! kindermusikwith88keys.com

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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

Virtual tour of Savannah’s Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Telfair Museums online tour Owen Thomas

Telfair Museums’ Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters, Telfair Academy and the Jepson Center are closed through March 31 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But kids can take a virtual tour of the Owens-Thomas House & Slave Quarters in Savannah

Take the tour here. 

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Find the Travel & Leisure list world-famous museums that offer virtual museum tours you can take from your couch here.

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Find more of our new free online things to do at home here. 

 

(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Summer Programs at Royce Learning Center

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Summer Programs Royce Learning Savannah 2020 Kids

Royce Learning Center in Savannah will offer an array of summer programs for Summer 2020 including Summer School, Enrichment Camp, Study Skills & Tutoring.

Summer School
A five-week summer school program for students who need to strengthen academic skills. This is an
excellent opportunity to refresh skills and prepare for the new school year. Small classes focus on
Reading, Writing, English and Mathematics. Students will be assigned modified homework assignments
each day.
June 8 – July 9 l 8:30am – 12:00pm Monday – Thursday
Pre-Testing Dates: Wednesday, June 3 & Thursday, June 4 l 9am – 12pm
Tuition*: $ 925 (does not include $75 Registration Fee)
Need Based Scholarships Available
*Early drop-off is available for an additional charge.
For more information or to enroll, Contact Sally Greenberg at (912) 354-4047
Learn more here. 

Enrichment Camp
A five-week afternoon enrichment camp experience that can be enjoyed on its own, or in conjunction
with our Summer School or Tutoring Programs. We will focus on character building, communication and
social skills along with time for summer reading lists, games, team building and more.
June 8 – July 9 l 12 pm to 4 pm Monday – Thursday
Tuition*: $125 week l $575 for 5 weeks
Registration Fee: $50* (waived if enrolled in other Summer Programs)
*Late pick-up is available for an additional charge
For more information or to enroll, Contact Sally Greenberg at (912) 354-4047
Learn more here. 

Study Skills
Study Skills is a program designed to help students in 6th – 12th grades learn to study efficiently and
effectively, leading to greater success in school.
– Identifying Learning Styles – Improving Grades
– Note Taking Skills – Test-Taking Strategies
– Studying Online Material – Reading Strategies
– Study Habits and Techniques – Listening Skills
– Following Directions – Memory Applications & Techniques
– Assignment Preparation and Setup – How to Study a Chapter
– Time Management & Organization Skills
June 22 – 25 2pm – 5pm
Tuition*: $ 200 / Session (does not include $50 Registration Fee)
For more information or to enroll, Contact Sally Greenberg at (912) 354-4047
Learn more.

Tutoring
Offering one-to-one tutoring for students of all ages throughout the Summer months.
Monday – Saturday, Year Round
Tuition: $55/Hour
Testing Fee: $100 (when not included in contract)
Registration Fee: *75
Need Based Scholarships Available

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Watch a wild Savannah osprey pair on The Landings Bird Cam, Skidaway Is.

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

landings bird cam osprey 2020

Online viewing of the bird nest cam at The Landings can provide live entertainment for those self-quarantined & looking to escape Disney Plus.

These cameras follow ospreys nesting beside the Palmetto golf course at The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah.

This year, the ospreys are using a nest built by cam operators and volunteers in fall 2019, after the old nest tree, which died, had to be cut down.

The female laid an egg on March 8 2020 and another March 11 2020. Update: As of April 21, all three eggs have hatched.

Watch here.

Or you can watch here via the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Web site.

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Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2020 Guide

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Savannah Summer Camps 2018

Lots of fun, creative, stimulating summer camps out there in Savannah & the Lowcountry for Summer 2020.

Find them in our Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2020 here. We’re adding more camps all the time. Click here. 

(To advertise your camp or summer school, email anne@southernmamas.com)

Easter 2020: Easter Brunch & Easter Dinner Cruises with the Easter Bunny, Savannah

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Savannah Easter Cruise Easter Bunny 2020 Spring

Celebrate Easter 2020 on the Savannah River. Join the Savannah Riverboat Cruises family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise or Easter Dinner Cruise on the Savannah River.

After brunch, children will meet the Easter Bunny, have photos taken and receive a special Easter surprise on the boat.

Details here.

Easter Cruises

2020 Easter Brunch Cruise
Prices: Adult: $63.95 – Child (ages 5-12): $35.95; Children 4 & under are free

Join the Savannah Riverboat family, including the Easter Bunny, for their annual Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise! All your favorite breakfast and lunch entrees will be served on the 1.5 hour brunch cruise. After brunch, children can enjoy pictures with the Easter Bunny and receive a special Easter Egg surprise. Venture up to the top deck for a live narration by the Captain while taking in the sights of historic Savannah.

April 12; Boarding at 12pm; Sailing 1-2:30pm

Details here.

2020 Easter Dinner Cruise
Prices: Adult: $63.95 – Child (ages 5-12): $35.95; Children 4 & under are free

Celebrate Easter on the Savannah River. Join Savannah Riverboat family, for their annual Easter Dinner Entertainment Cruise. Enjoy their delicious dinner buffet on this 2 hour dinner cruise. Bring your family and friends and come take in the sights and sounds of historic Savannah.

April 12; Boarding at 6pm; Sailing 7-9pm

Groups of 25 or more, please contact the group sales department for discounted pricing information.

Details here.

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Savananh-area Easter Egg Hunts 2020

FREE Easter Extravaganza, Richmond Hill, Sat. April 11 2020
11AM-1PM (Line-up starts at 10:30 AM)
J.F. Gregory Park, 520 Cedar Street, Richmond Hill.
Open to kids ages 10 & younger
The free, family-oriented event includes Easter Egg hunt, free cookout, entertainment, games, free photos with the Easter Bunny. Try to arrive by 10:15AM.
Rain or Shine. In the event of rain, eggs will be distributed to the children & other activities will go on as planned under the pavilion.
Call 912-445-0196 or 912-308-7635.
Presented by New Beginnings Community Church in Cooperation with the City of Richmond Hill and many local business sponsors.

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Free Annual Children’s Easter Party & Egg Hunt @ Trinity Lutheran Church, Savannah, Sat. April 11
Come for the Easter story, crafts, games & lunch. Bring your own basket & hunt for the golden egg. For ages toddler to 6th grade.
Trinity Lutheran Church
12391 Mercy Blvd.
Sat. April 11
10AM – 1PM
Ages toddler – 6th graders
Free & open to the public
Please RSVP by calling (912) 925-4839.
Details here. 

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Free 2020 Pooler Egg Hunt, Sat. April 11 2020
@ Pooler Recreation Complex
9-11AM
200 Preston Stokes Drive
Pooler, GA 31322
The Egg Hunt is for children through 5th grade with one hunt at 9AM & another at 10:30AM. This is a FREE event, but to help organizers plan a fun and safe event for everyone, please register your children in advance online here. When you reserve your child’s ticket, please be sure to select the ticket that matches your child’s age range (either under 2 years old, 2-3 years old, 4-5 years old, 1st – 3rd grade or 4th – 5th Grade) and desired hunt time (either 9AM or 10:30AM).
Organized by Gateway Church
Parking in the parking lot behind the football stadium.

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Easter Egg Hunt @ Fort McAllister State Park, Sat. April 11 2020
2-3PM
Fort McAllister State Park
3894 Fort McAllister Road
Richmond Hill, GA 31324
Age groups are: 3-6; 7-9; 10-12. Space is limited. Pre-registration & payment is required at park office to obtain even wristband(s). Registration open 4/1/20 – 4/10/20. Day of walk ups will be turned away.
Cost: $2 plus $5 parking.
912-727-2339.
Learn more here

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Sailing Camps for ages 5 & older

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

sailing camp savannah chatham county lake mayer

Let your kids experience a different type of camp during Summer 2020 in Savannah.

The Savannah Sailing Center offers these two fun and challenging 2020 summer sailing camps @ Lake Mayer in Savannah.

Summer “Guppy” Camp for ages 5-7
This is a program for children 5-7 years of age. This program will introduce the sport of sailing to water loving children. Our curriculum will focus on safety around the water and will introduce the sport of sailing with age appropriate activities. Children must know how to swim and will wear lifejackets at all times while on the water.
Morning Session 8:30-11:30AM @ Lake Mayer, Savannah; June 1-July 1 2020
Details & download a registration form here.

Summer “Catch the Wind” Full-Day Camp for ages 8 & older
“Catch the Wind” summer camp program is designed for kids ages 8 and older of all abilities and skill levels. The classes are structured to allow for maximum sailing time and personal attention. Beginners participate in a small 8ft Optimist or 15ft Sunfish sailboat, depending on their size. Those with more experience can sail in a 2-person 420 sailboat, also used for high school and college sailing. The summer camp instructors follow the US Sailing curriculum and skills learned are documented with the US Sailing certification record book.
“Catch the Wind” is offered as a full day camp 8:30AM-4:30PM @ Lake Mayer, Savannah; June 1-July 31 2020.
Details & download a registration form here.

For more info, call 912.352.9996 or email savsailing@yahoo.com.

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Early Bird Discount

Receive a 10% discount or $25 discount if you register before May 18 2020; or sail for two or more weeks; or have two or more sailors per family.

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SouthCoast Health: Tips to “Put Your Best Fork Forward” for National Nutrition Month

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

SouthCoast Health March is National Nutrition Month. So the SouthCoast Health nutritionist team is offering advice to those trying to live a healthier lifestyle, bite by bite.

When asked about what two to three changes people should make in order to be healthier, SouthCoast Health’s nutritionist team immediately thought of how to approach eating your fruits and vegetables. Being more mindful of not only how many fruits and vegetables you eat in a day, but the way they’re prepared is important. Not only are most Americans not reaching their recommended daily intake, they’re also consuming vegetables that are prepared in unhealthy ways, such as being covered in sauces, excessive seasoning, or fried, which adds unwanted calories and saturated fat.

Learn more here.

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(Savannah Summer Camps 2020) Chef; Train; STEAM Studio; Planes, Trains, Automobiles Camps @ Coastal Heritage Society

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Summer Camps Coastal Heritage Society Savannah 2020

Registration is now open for Coastal Heritage Society’s Summer Camps 2020, the popular Savannah summer programs inspired by learning through play.

Each week-long camp: “STEAM Studio Camp,” “Planes, Trains and Automobiles Camp,” “Jr. Chef Camp” and “Jr. Engineer Train Camp” will take place in June and July. Campers will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of hands-on sessions focused on the educational themes we explore in-depth at our museums.

The camps will be held at Savannah History Museum, 303 Martin Luther King Blvd. Savannah, GA 31401.

The registration for these camps is $180 per child, aside from “Jr. Chef Camp,” which is $200 per child. A discounted rate of $10 off of each camp registration is offered for Coastal Heritage Society members. Find info on becoming a member here. 

Pre-registration is required and tickets sell out fast!

Register online here for all of the available dates and details.

For additional information, please contact: echappell@chsgeorgia.org

“Jr. Engineer Train Camp”
Provides a unique experience that can only be found at Georgia State Railroad Museum. Campers will work alongside engineers, learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives and engage in many interactive learning experiences. This camp is available for ages 4 to 6 and will be June 1-5 2020. Register online here 

“STEAM Studio Camp”
Offers campers a chance to participate in exciting activities that combine Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Campers will experiment with various materials and tools to find creative solutions for the challenges that are presented to them each day. This camp is available for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 10 and will be June 8-12 and June 15-19 2020. Register online here 

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles Camp”
Offers campers a chance to participate in interactive experiences that explore a variety of transportation modes. Campers will learn about steam and diesel-powered locomotives, rocketry, planes, and our 1920’s Depot Hacks. This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 and will be June 22-26 2020. Register online here 

“Jr. Chef Camp”
Offers campers an opportunity to cook with Savannah Children’s Museum’s very own Charlie Cart Mobile Kitchen! Campers will engage in hands-on cooking lessons, preparing healthy snacks while learning about nutrition and health, history, science, math, and art! This camp is available for ages 7 to 10 years old and will be July 6-10 2020. Register online here 

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Stay Home, Save Lives, Savannah: Savannah online sources for kids

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

social distancing sesame street kids

SouthernMamas.com is always telling you to get off the screens and get out there and do things with your kids in Savannah and the Lowcountry.

Except now during this COVID-19 pandemic, we’re not. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. Social distancing is key , as in staying home as much as possible and avoiding crowds. That means avoiding playdates, sleepovers, bars, restaurants, parties, or houses of worship. Learn more here.

Georgia Department of Public Health provides a COVID-19 Daily Status report, listing all confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Georgia county by county, updated daily at noon. See it here. 

The State of Georgia has a COVID-19 hotline. Georgians with questions or concerns about COVID-19 (coronavirus) may call this hotline. Hotline Number: 1-844-442-2681

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Things to do at home for kids

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

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

Online live free DIY kids’ art workshops, 11AM Tues. March 24 & 11AM Thurs. March 26. Details & materials needed here. 

Online free children’s bookfest, 3-5PM Fri. March 27. Details here. 

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

E-books via Live Oak Public Libraries here. 

Travel & Leisure magazine lists 12 world-famous museums that offer virtual tours you can take from your couch. See them here. 

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

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. 

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 to provide fun and education to kids and parents stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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

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Now that Savannah-Chatham public schools & local private schools are closed for March 2020, here’s a homeschool schedule from Kristen Howerton, author of Rage Against the Minivan

Homeschool schedule Savannah