Archives for October 2014

Weekend Fun, October 17 – 19

Saturday Michaels Kids’ Club. 10am, 10:30, 11, 11:30. All Michaels locations. Harvest Square Arts & Crafts Festival. 9am – 5pm. Marietta Square. The festival also includes Halloween Happenings from 1pm-5pm –  an event for children 12 & younger featuring carnival games, a costume contest for pets and children at 2pm & more. Exhibits include painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry […]

Silly Spider Shaker

Whether you’d like to add some homemade Halloween decorations to your house or fill a morning at home, this is a great craft to do with toddlers or preschoolers using items you probably already have around the house. Materials: Glue stick Scissors Two plates (dessert plates work great) Uncooked macaroni Masking tape Paint Paint brush […]

Weekend Fun, October 10 – 12

Friday Spectrum Storytime at Smyrna Public Library. 10:30am – 11am. Designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Spectrum Story Time includes several sensory integration activities and a story for children and their caregiver. Class is limited to 8 children. For children 3 – 6 years old. Registration required – limited to 8 kids. Please call 770-431-2860 ext 3 to […]

The importance of creative moment and arts in young children

  We’ve all heard it before…”the arts are important for children”…but why? Research has found that active music making can lead to increased language development, math skills, good grades, better-adjusted school behavior and problem solving. While it is great to have scientific evidence proving that children who are exposed to music, dance and other art […]

Adventures in Babywearing

  Before I actually had a baby, I knew I wanted to babywear. (Side note: I don’t necessarily love the term “babywear”, but since that’s what it’s generally called these days, that’s the term I’ll be using). I had a few friends that babywore, and I luckily had the time to research the topic in […]