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Why Doesn't This Bag Leak?

Heather Neal - Friday, June 21, 2013 - 6:15am

In keeping with the Summer Fun theme, I give you why in the world doesn't this bag leak?! Steve Spangler has some incredible science experiments on YouTube. The idea is for kids (with adult supervision) to try them out...

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Cat in the Hat at Center for Puppetry Arts

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 11:22am

Summer reading is vitally important to retention. It’s probably the easiest way to be sure your child is retaining the fundamentals of the past year. Even my little guy is picking up on words, reading and spelling a...

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Good Gifts for Father’s Day

Heather Neal - Friday, June 14, 2013 - 6:57am

There are (at least) two schools of thought on the Mother’s Day/ Father’s Day tradition. One says that today you get to relish the parent-ness of your life by spending all day with the kiddos doing whatever. The other...

My kid playing with the water sponge I made for his party last weekend.  Very successful!

Water Games to Beat the Heat

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 11:54am

With temperatures hitting the 90’s around most of the state this week, water play is a great way to have fun and keep cool. As kids, we needed little more than a sprinkler in the yard. However, I have quite a few...

Georgia State Parks' Great Gopher Chase lasts all month!

Georgia Parks Great Gopher Chase

Heather Neal - Friday, June 7, 2013 - 7:23am

After rainy and stormy weather across the state from Tropical Storm Andrea, Saturday promises to be a lovely day to get outside and enjoy Georgia State Parks. The timing couldn’t be better since the State Parks have...

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Blanket Forts for Summer Fun

Heather Neal - Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:10am

A rainy day across the state is a great time to break out the blanket fort. An iconic staple of childhood, the blanket fort is the ideal combination of fun, creativity, and comfort. It’s also a fantastic way to get...

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Free Fishing for the Family

Heather Neal - Friday, May 31, 2013 - 5:31am

It’s National Fishing and Boating Week from June 1-8, 2013. Georgia Department of Natural Resources is encouraging families to get out and make meaningful connections while enjoying nature and maybe even catching your...

Chef Hopkins Talks Atlanta Food & Wine Festival and Southern Cuisine

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 9:21am

You’ll be able to sample southern food in its many glorious iterations plus an array of wines this weekend at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival. Executive Chef Linton Hopkins from Restaurant Eugene and Holeman Finch...

Starting Summer Break with a Bang

Heather Neal - Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:06pm

Summer break is here (or almost here for the last few districts still in session this week). This begins that tricky season of keeping the kids entertained while keeping their brains from napping. Summer learning loss...

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Disasters

Heather Neal - Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 5:44am

It’s hard to see images and videos of the tornado damage in Oklahoma and Texas and not think about what that would be like closer to home. So many of my family and friends are educators and I have a child in an...

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