Thursday, September 29, 2016

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We're Looking to Honor the “Coolest Kids” on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Are you the parent of a really cool kid? Does your child have a special talent or enjoy a unique hobby? Is your little one a great singer, dancer, soccer player, artist, or winner of science fairs? Does your child bake amazing cookies, overcome huge obstacles, or help others in acts of charity? If so, we want to hear about it! Read the Full Story
Veggie Buffet! Since in many families it is often a problem to get children to try new fruits and vegetables, the activity below will try to address that issue. I want to start by telling a story. When I was teaching in a multi-grade class, I had the opportunity to do a month of “food” classes. Due to various limitations, we could do very little in the way of actual cooking, so I had to be creative. Read the Full Story
Playtime in the Spotlight Across the Mississippi Gulf Coast -- heck, across the world, actually -- children learn creativity, teamwork, and life lessons through play. One form of play is obviously sports, but play comes in all shapes and forms. For Gulf Coast resident Shelley Mooar, her daughter’s playtime is spent onstage, shining in the spotlight. Read the Full Story
Sports Injuries: Oww…Is It Broken? Sports and playtime offer many advantages to children. Activity raises endorphins (hormones that create happiness), cardiovascular effects keep a child thinner and healthier, and the social benefits of interacting with other children teach companionship and self-worth. Sometimes, though, rough-housing results in falls and achy bones. Not all of these require the child to be rushed to the emergency room, though occasionally the injury might be worse than it appears. Read the Full Story
Identical or Fraternal? When you’re a mother of twins, as I am, there are a mirage of questions you’re constantly asked. The first is, "Are they twins?" If the twins are the same sex, the next question is usually, "Are they identical?" This question may not be as easily answered as was once believed. Read the Full Story
A Doll for Every Girl The 2016-2017 academic year has begun here in southern Mississippi and elsewhere. Most of the world’s children are back on school grounds, for better or worse. There are people who are determined to make it for the better. Read the Full Story

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Featured Events

Tue Sep 27 @ 3:30PM - 05:30PM
ART EXPLORATION FOR KIDS
Tue Sep 27 @ 5:00PM - 06:00PM
ALL THINGS THEATRE JR
Wed Sep 28 @10:30AM -
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
Wed Sep 28 @ 4:00PM - 06:00PM
ART EXPLORATION FOR KIDS
Wed Sep 28 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
INTRO TO DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENS
Thu Sep 29 @10:00AM -
BOOKS AND SHAKERS PLAYGROUP
Thu Sep 29 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
INTRO TO DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENS
Fri Sep 30 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
FREE FRIDAY NIGHT AT LYNN MEADOWS DISCOVERY CENTER
Sat Oct 01 @ 1:00PM - 03:00PM
IMPROVISATION FOR TEENS
Sat Oct 08 @10:00AM - 04:00PM
SECOND SATURDAY KITE FLYING