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Kindermusik Savannah monthly playdate for ages 0-7

Monday, July 19th, 2021

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Calling all 0-7 year olds who LOVE the beach!

It’s Kindermusik’s musical monthly play date – THIS Saturday, July 24 at 10AM.

Come experience a class together with your baby, toddler or preschooler that engages their whole body, sparks musical interest, and builds social skills. Each child will receive the class, an instrument to keep, 10 Kindermusik songs and a coupon for future classes.

This is an event not to be missed- spaces limited: enroll today: kindermusikwith88keys.com or text 912-432-5885 for more info.

Kindermusik…A Good Beginning Never Ends.

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym

Monday, July 19th, 2021

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Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym, Bluffton, SC 

OPEN GYM this week of July 26 2021

9AM-5PM Wed. July 28

9AM-5PM Thurs. July 29

9AM-5PM Fri. July 30

11AM-3PM Sat. July 31

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Ignite the Senses Gym is a gym for ALL kids…

At Ignite the Senses, we ignite each child’s curiosity to explore new activities and new social relationships. Ignite the Senses gym is a fun, clean and safe place for kids to play, learn and party.

As Bluffton’s only children’s sensory gym, we intend to spread community awareness and acceptance for those living with Autism in and around the Lowcountry. We will provide a safe and fun indoor environment where autistic and typical children can grow physically, emotionally, and socially together whether in the open gym setting or in any of the small group classes offered.

Ignite the Senses also has a new half day preschool program where children do active learning.

The gym’s motto: It’s OK to be DIFFERENT!

Check out the difference Ignite the Senses can make in your family’s life.

Learn more about Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym in Bluffton here.

Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym
163 Bluffton Road, Suite C1
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Free August 2021 Family Day @ Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, Telfair Academy

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

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Exploring Science Through Art in Free Family Day, Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center & Telfair Academy, Savannah: Aug. 21

Local residents are invited to enjoy the exhibitions Never Spoken Again at the Jepson Center and Progressive Regression at the Telfair Academy on Sat. Aug. 21 2021in Savannah.

Family activities connecting science to art will be offered outdoors at the museums’ entrances, weather permitting, along with take-home art activities for children.

Learn more here.

Telfair Museums’ Free Family Days for Chatham County residents are offered throughout the year. Enjoy music, artist demonstrations, and hands-on art-making, and more — free of charge!

You’re Invited!

If you’re a local Chatham County resident or student, admission is waived for you to join in the Free Family fun. All you need to do is show proof of residency or enrollment at the front desk.

Here is a list of identification Telfair Museums accepts:
*Georgia driver’s license with Chatham County address and zip code
*Georgia state identification card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Voter registration card with Chatham County address and zip code
*Utility bill with Chatham County address and zip code
*Current college ID from SCAD, Georgia Southern Armstrong, Savannah State, Georgia Tech, or Savannah Tech

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FIND INFO ON JEPSON CENTER’S ART START PROGRAM FOR TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS HERE. 

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Open Houses 2021 @ Savannah-Chatham public schools

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Savannah Chatham public schools orientation open houses 2021 school year Savannah-Chatham County Public School System students return to the classroom for five day a week in-person instruction on Wed. August 4, 2021. Those who wish to attend school virtually must enroll in the Savannah-Chatham E-Learning Academy. Uniform requirements return this school year for all grades – PreK – 12.

Masks are now required for both students and staff in school facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required to be worn on the school bus for those students provided transportation.

Find information on school uniforms, supply lists and open house dates for each Savannah-Chatham public school here.

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Tiny Tots Play Time @ Summit Gymnastics

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Tiny Tots Play Time Summit Gymnastics Savannah toddlers

Tiny Tots Playtime @ Summit Gymnastics in Savannah will be offered Tuesday July 27 2021.

Tiny Tots is for children ages 5 & younger & their caregivers.

Kids can enjoy trampoline, foam in-ground pit, bars, balance beams & more.

Tiny Tots Playtime
9:30-11AM Tuesday July 27.
Call ahead to confirm: 912.921.1034
$5 per child (Cash only)
For ages 5 & younger

Questions? Email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Summit Gymnastics, 74 W Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah, 31406, (912) 921-1034, On Facebook here. Summit Gymnastics is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Top new kid-friendly places to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Friday, July 16th, 2021

Here are a few new kid-friendly spots to check out in Savannah & the Lowcountry that have opened in 2021.

Sandbox Children's Museum Lowcountry Celebration Park Hilton Head

New location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum, Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Is. 

Lowcountry Celebration Park – which opened in December 2020 – includes Adventure Playground for kids, a discovery trail, pavilion and lawn for festivals, exercise stations, Wi-Fi, restrooms.

The Sandbox Children’s Museum has moved there, too, to its new location (pictured above).

Purchase tickets to the Sandbox Children’s Museum online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

The Sandbox Children’s Museum HHI,
80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645

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Tybee Marine Science Center Savannah

New location of Tybee Island Marine Science Center, Tybee Island

The new Tybee Island Marine Science Center on Tybee’s North Beach features a “Behind the Scenes” self-guided tour as well as a Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary exhibit that is the first of its kind in this region and features a virtual dive. So visitors can virtually experience the live-bottom reef and observe the underwater creatures – coming up close and personal with a loggerhead sea turtle.

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10AM-4PM. Admission is $10 per person and children 4 and younger are free. Masks required.

Learn more about Tybee Island Marine Science Center here. 

Tybee Island Marine Science Center
37 Meddin Drive
Tybee Island, Georgia 31328
912-786-5917

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new Skidaway Island State Park visitor center interpretive

New Skidaway Island State Park Visitor Center, Savannah

The new visitor center @ Skidaway Island State Park includes floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the maritime forest and marsh plus birding from a screened porch; a 20-feet high giant ground sloth skeleton, a replica of an ancient fossil found within the park in 1822; nature exhibits including turtles and snakes; a gift shop is filled with clothing, toys, books, camping supplies, jewelry and local foods. The visitor center also includes meeting space, classroom space and staff offices.

Skidway Is. State Park regularly offers kid-friendly events. Find the schedule here. 

Summer Discount Code

SouthernMamas.com and Friends of Georgia State Parks are partnering to make it even easier to get outside with your kids this summer.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount.This discount is valid through July 31 2021.

Get your discount here. 

Skidaway Is. State Park
52 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31411

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Bike rides in Savannah

Savannah mom-tween bonding on bikes during Downtown Savannah Tree TourRead how that turned out here in our newspaper column.

Just want to check out the Downtown Savannah Tree Tour by bike? See the map & detailed description of each stop on Bike Walk Savannah here. 

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Mohawk Lake trail, Savannah

Mohawk Lake Trail
The 17-acre lake (pictured above) located at 1132 Mohawk Street now has a new walking/jogging trail and dog park that opened in July 2021.

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Savannah’s Truman Linear Park Trail

A roughly three-mile section of the proposed six-mile public Truman Linear Park Trail runs between Lake Mayer and East DeRenne Avenue, parallel to the Truman Parkway and Casey Canal. Part of the trail includes a boardwalk (pictured below) that runs through a woodsy section of Magnolia Park neighborhood. Learn more here. 

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Truman Linear Park Trail, Savannah

(Pooler schools) Advanced Academics offers customized preK-6th grade learning

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Pooler Advanced Academics Savannah schools preK kindergarten microschool customized

Come see all that Advanced Academics in Pooler  has to offer your child at an open house at noon on Sat. July 24 2021.

Advanced Academics is a microschool, which does mean a small campus, but also means that Advanced Academics can customize education for each child. Face-to-face customized learning on a small campus provides an enriched learning environment.

Learn more here.

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Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head new location is open

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

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The new location of The Sandbox Children’s Museum has opened at Lowcountry Celebration Park on Hilton Head Is.

Purchase tickets online here.

The Sandbox will have 3-hour play sessions! Hours vary by day so check out the availability on the Sandbox calendar.

(Please note the new address below)

80 Nassau St.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
(843) 842-7645
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Tax-Free Weekend 2021 in South Carolina

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Tax Free Weekend South Carolina 2021

The South Carolina Department of Revenue said the S.C. 2021 Tax Free Weekend takes place Fri. Aug. 6 through Sun. Aug. 8.

The department says eligible items can be purchased online and in-store without paying the state’s 6% sales tax and any applicable local taxes during the tax holiday.

South Carolina’s Tax Free Weekend applies to the following items:
Clothing, Accessories, Footwear, School supplies, Computers, Computer equipment & software, Linens, bath towels, shower curtains.

Not exempt: Jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, furniture and layaway purchases.

See a list of SC exempt items here. 

No Georgia tax-free weekend

Georgia State lawmakers failed to pass legislation to provide for any tax holidays, according to the Georgia Department of Revenue, ending the state’s tax-free weekends.

Volunteers ages 14+ needed @ Pegasus Riding Academy, Savannah

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Pegasus Riding Academy Savannah

Just a reminder of this great way for your teens to get in some volunteers hours and outside, too.

The Pegasus Riding Academy (Summer Adventure) sessions are looking for 14YO (and older) volunteers for week-long camps Mondays-Friday from 8:30AM-12:15PM. Peggi Noon is the contact for the camp. They are looking to fill four volunteer spots each week.

Final weekly camp sessions are camps this week (July 12) and next week (July 19).

If your child ages 14+ is interested in volunteering, please email: peggi@prasav.org

Pegasus Riding Academy is a therapeutic riding program providing equine assisted activities for individuals with physical, mental or emotional disabilities. Summers at PRA include equestrian instruction, ground lessons with horse and equestrian themed art projects. Sessions are conducted by Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors.

The equestrian center is located at The Old Roberds Dairy, 2500 Tennessee Ave., Savannah, GA 31404.

(PreK- 6th grade Savannah schools ) Open House @ Advanced Academics in Pooler

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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Come see all that Advanced Academics in Pooler  has to offer your child at an open house at noon on Sat. July 24 2021.

Advanced Academics is a microschool, which does mean a small campus, but also means that Advanced Academics can customize education for each child. Face-to-face customized learning on a small campus provides an enriched learning environment.

Learn more here.

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Advanced Academics
email: adv.aca.mail@gmail.com
912-348-2017
405 Hwy 80, Suite 104
Pooler, GA 31322

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‘Nigel and the Moon’ by Savannah children’s book author Antwan Eady

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

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In a new children’s picture book “Nigel and the Moon,” Savannah debut author Antwan Eady and artist Gracey Zhang tell the story of a young Black schoolboy with big dreams of moving past his fear of judgment to share his dreams with his class during career week.

“Nigel and the Moon” will be released Feb. 1 2022. Pre-orders are available now.

SouthernMamas.com featured the book in our regular column in the Savannah Morning News.

Read more here. 

SouthCoast pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

Monday, July 12th, 2021
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SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer

Savannah pediatricians: When it Comes to Pediatric Wellness Exams, Sooner is Better than Later

One of the best ways to productively spend downtime during summer is by scheduling a pediatrics appointment to complete a yearly check-up, SouthCoast Health Pediatrician Dr. David Mozer  said.

SouthCoast Health pediatricians say annual wellness exams are critical in maintaining the health and happiness of your child, and knocking these out during summer avoids many potential problems.

SouthCoast Health pediatrics practices have taken extreme precautions to keep their offices safe for patient visits.

Check out four main reasons the proactive approach is best here.

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Fall 2021 youth golf classes with Golf Swing Studio, Savannah

Sunday, July 11th, 2021

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Fall 2021 Junior Golf Classes, Savannah

Your child can learn how to play golf or improve their golf camp this fall.

Benefits of golf lessons for your child include:

Develop your child’s character & leadership skills
Build the confidence of your child as they develop their golf skills
Structured, certified curriculum allowing the student to learn at their own pace
Individualized plans for golf improvement
Make friends that will last a lifetime
Fun!

Here is a list of the day and time of classes this Fall 2021 offered by Golf Swing Studio in Savannah.

FUNdamentals Class, for ages 5-7
Prepare to Play Class, for ages 8- 12
Teen Class, for ages 13-18

To register or view more specific information, visit www.A-Swing.com .

For additional questions or to register, contact Paul Johnson, PGA, at 912-421-8582. 

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Watch Tormenta FC’s Professional Team Train @ Training Camp, Bluffton

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

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Tormenta FC Academy camps are fantastic experiences for both veteran and new soccer players.

Upcoming Tormenta summer soccer camps include Professional Training Camp in Bluffton SC, when young players can watch Tormenta professional players train and interact with the players and coaches throughout camp. Players in this camp will work with professional coaches including those from Tormenta’s USL League One, League Two and Women’s teams. Register online here. 

July 26-30 2021
USCB
1 University Blvd., Bluffton, SC 29909
9AM-Noon | $200
Register online here. 

Questions? Contact Brad Nein at 912-257-3989 or bnein@tormentafc.com.

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Savannah Parent & Me Activities: Art Start returns to in-person @ Telfair Academy

Friday, July 9th, 2021

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ART START @ Telfair Academy, Savannah
July 21 2021 at 10:30–11:30AM
Telfair Academy

Once a month, Telfair Museums’ youngest patrons are invited for storytime and a special tour at Art Start.

For July, Art Start will return to in-person activities with you and your little ones.

Meet at the front gate of the Telfair Academy at 10:30AM. Learn more here.

Telfair Academy
121 Barnard St.
Savannah, GA 31401

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