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Yes, Georgia Has a Tax Free Weekend in 2013

Heather Neal - Monday, July 15, 2013 - 5:45am

Yes, Georgia has a tax-free weekend in 2013. And we are grateful! Costs for fuel and goods are staying up (and even climbing) and we need a break. Circle August 9-10 on your calendars, set a reminder on your phone,...

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Summer Fun to Celebrate Ice Cream Month

Heather Neal - Friday, July 12, 2013 - 5:04am

July is Ice Cream Month! Whoever it is that decides these random and silly holidays (peanut butter and jelly day, y’all?) has gotten it right this time. Ice cream gets a whole month. I’m in. Finally, it seems today...

What are Your Kids Reading This Summer?

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 9:47am

Earlier this week we started GPB Book Camp. It’s our new series from producer Ellen Reinhardt about the great books elementary and middle school kids should read this summer. Summertime is the perfect time for reading...

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Patriotic Projects for All Ages

Heather Neal - Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 7:29am

As parents, one of our many responsibilities is passing on our history. Especially on Independence Day, it is important to share the traditions of this holiday as well as its historical significance. As adults, we...

Safety for Independence Day Fun

Heather Neal - Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 10:59am

Independence Day is for celebrating! Whether you’re keeping it low-key and grilling at home or celebrating big with fireworks and friends, safety is especially important on this summer holiday. The National Safety...

How does this cube (instruction on WikiHow) prevent summer learning loss?

Summer Learning: A Creative Writing Exercise

Heather Neal - Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:00pm

This one is truly for all ages. It’s completely adaptable and limitless in the realm of possibilities. You’ve likely got everything you need in the same room with you. Using cubes or dice, write one word on each...

Seriously.  How is this a thing?

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...

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