September 2, 2010
Pop, The Invention of Bubble Gum, by Meghan McCarthy, Ages 4-8, or anyone interested in bubble gum.
This book brings you on a journey through history: about bubble gum. From the ancient Greeks to the 1920's, the evolution of bubble gum unfolds
for readers to enjoy. This is a great book for young scientists to
encourage creativity, or the history buffs that want to learn all about
how unexpected places can lead to the most interesting discoveries.
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same, by Grace Lin, Ages ...
Go to any elementary or middle school and you are sure to see tons of kids weighed down by their backpacks.
Did you know the average school textbook weighs between 3 and 4 pounds?
Kids are carrying on the average of 8-12 pounds in books every school day! You may not have a say when if come to books having to come home for homework, but her are some way to minimize your child's back strain. Your kids may not have ...
Prepared Children is giving it away!!!
Oh Mamas do I have the HOOK UP for you this week!! My girl Michelle at Prepared Children which is the premiere Kindergarten readiness program in our area is giving away 10, yes that is correct, 10 spots for her Kindergarten readiness classes this month! My son took one of these classes this summer and loved it! So here is the scoop, each class is 50 minutes long, kiddos work on handwriting, letter sounds and other early reading skills. Michelle is so awesome and my son learned a ton in ...
And a give away from Sewtastic! Read on for more!
When I was little my mom sent me for sewing lessons at a local fabric store. I remember the ladies who taught the classes were cranky and had little patience for my inability to stitch a straight line. Things may have been different for me if I had Susie as my sewing teacher. Susie Zakary is the owner of a great new business Sewtastic. She is committed to making sewing fun for your child. Susie offers weekly classes where kiddos make everything from pajama tops and bottoms, pillowcase with matching ...
Where: ImaginOn 300 East Seventh St. Charlotte, NC 28202When: 2:00 PMWho: Pre-school-elementary school age childrenHow: Show up!Cost: FreeFor more info: This is an ongoing program. You can view additional dates here!
Where: The Arboretum 3327 Pineville-Mathews Road, 28226When: 4:00 PMWho: Anyone who is reading the American Girl SeriesHow: Just go and enjoy!Cost: FreeFor more info: For more information or you can call 704-341-9365
Where: ImaginOn 300 East 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 11:30 AMWho: Ages 3-5How: Pack your lunch and come hear a story!Cost: FreeFor more info: This is an ongoing event. You can check their website for upcoming dates
Where: ImaginOn 300 E 7th Street Charlotte NCWhen: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PMWho: Suited for the whole familyHow: Just show up! They'll do the restCost: FreeFor more info: For more information on Sky Scraper Day you can check out this link
Where: Learning Express 7918 F Rea Road, 28277When: 4:00 PMWho: Anyone who collects or just loves Silly BandzHow: Pack up the Bandz and head on overCost: FreeFor more info: Check out their site or call (704)544-1885
Where: Matthews Alive is held in downtown MatthewsWhen: 6:30 PM (Events start at 9:00 AM on Saturday)Who: Really, who isn't going to be there?How: Pick a day and go!Cost: There is no entrance fee for the festival. You buy tickets for the rides and food, drink and shopping is on your dime babe!For more info: For more information checkout the Matthews Alive website
Where: Barnes and Noble Arboretum 3327 Pineville Matthews Road Charlotte NCWhen: 10:00 AMWho: Dads and their little munchkinsHow: Pack dad a diaper bag and send him on his way!Cost: FreeFor more info: For more information visit their website
Where: Knight Theater 430 S Tryon StreetWhen: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Hours on Sunday are 12-6)Who: Great for all agesHow: You can buy tickets at the doorCost: $5 kids 10 and under are freeFor more info: For more information and a full list of activities you can check out their website
Where: Hendersonville NC you can get directions at this linkWhen: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: Anyone who is looking to escape from Charlotte for the day and have a little down home fun!How: Get ready to go and have some fun!Cost: Free to get in but you have to pay for your food and buy tickets for the ridesFor more info: Check the event website for more information and a full list of events
Where: Beech Mountain in the meadow next to the Brick Oven PizzeriaWhen: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMWho: Great family day!How: Get a kite and go!Cost: FreeFor more info: For more information you can check out this link
Where: The Parade starts at the Hal Marshall Center Uptown and ends on at Tryon and 3rd. You can find a map of the parade route hereWhen: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: Everyone loves a paradeHow: Get there early and get a good spot for some candy catching!Cost: FreeFor more info: For more information on the parade you can check out their website
Where: Noah's Art Blakeney 9852 Rea Rd Suite C2 Charlotte NC 28277 (704) 542-2388When: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PMWho: Your little one and your inner artists (chilldren 18 months and up)How: Just drop inCost: $5For more info: There is also a playdate on Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 More information and a calendar of upcoming events can be found at their website
Where: Myers Park Library 1361 Queens Road Charlotte NCWhen: 10:30 AMWho: kiddos ages 0-3How: No need to register, you can just show upCost: FreeFor more info: For additional dates of this storytime you can check out their website!
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathderal 600 East Blvd Charlotte NCWhen: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PMWho: Eseis (that's you in Greek, fancy huh!)How: Pick a day and go!Cost: $2 for adults, children under 12 are free!!
Geocaching is treasure hunting for GPS users. Okay, so treasure hunting might be a bit of an overstatement, since the treasures are trinkets left by like-minded adventurers rather than ancient Spanish coins, but the fun is in the journey, and isn't that a lesson worth learning?
So, if your kids balk at the thought of an afternoon hike, this is the perfect way to entice them. Go online to www.geocaching.com and enter your zip code. The site will list all the "caching" locations in ...
I'm looking for them
Make your own Baby Wipes
by Gena Morgan, PM Evansville Indiana
Do you ever feel like you throw most of your paycheck in the diaper bin? This is the first time we have had 2 in diapers at the same time and I feel like I buy the BIGGEST box of diapers and wipes every week. Where do all those wipes go? We use baby wipes for almost everything in our house. They clean up after arts and crafts, they clean up after messy snacks, who knows what ...
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