Just For Children


It’s Soccer Time in Decatur


Got a little one who is eager to start playing sports? Decatur Active Living offers Lil’ Kickers and Mini Soccer, which are introductory instructional programs for girls and boys ages 3-5. Lil Kickers Soccer (ages 3-5) and Mini Soccer (ages 4-5) are four-week courses designed to develop basic soccer skills. Spaces are limited. Fees are $65; $50 Decatur residents. Registration begins August 11.


Aesop’s Fables


The Center for Puppetry Arts presents The Tortoise, The Hare, and Other Aesop’s Fables, August 2-September 9. Join a troupe of vagabond performers as they present five carnival acts of Aesopian wisdom! And, of course, the big race ends the show in this cheerful, interactive take on classic fables and poems. Engaging audiences aged 2 years and older, this Theater for the Very Young production features fun interaction for kids and adults alike.


Big Adventures for Kids

Chloe Breen 2 1/2 explores the "Tunnels of Fun" at The Big Adventure exhibit.

Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s new feature exhibit, The Big Adventure, open now through September 9, is a 3-D game board that encourages children’s natural desire to explore and investigate while challenging their physical abilities with fun activities. Children can explore Adventure Mountain and The Tunnels of Fun where they scale a six-foot rock wall, crawl through dark tunnels and climb to the Crow’s Nest for a bird’s eye view of the exhibits other adventures that include Out on a Ledge where they appear to be three stories in the air, Virtual Flyer, a kid sized airplane that requires teamwork to dodge a flying saucer, hot-air balloons, ducks, mountains and an oversized monster looking for dinner.


I Can Fly!


Each year, every student at Sophia Academy takes part in a theatrical production called “The Love Letter.” This thematic production is performed as a display of love and thanks to all those who support the school. The theme of this year’s Love Letter was “Peter Pan” and took place on May 11. Middle school students gave a dramatic performance of the tale of Peter Pan and his nemesis, Captain Hook, complete with magic fairy dust, lost boys, pirates, a crocodile, and more. K-5 students added to the night with music from the popular Disney movie version.


Flying High With Peter Pan

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is soaring onto the puppet stage this spring at the Center for Puppetry Arts! Based on the original book by J.M. Barrie, this classic story will be showing at the Center for Puppetry Arts between April 5 – May 27. Families won’t want to miss the chance to see their favorite characters fromNeverland come to life on the puppet stage


Callanwolde Presents Eggstravaganza!


Eggstravaganza has been a family favorite for years. Callanwolde celebrates the coming of spring with its annual Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon.

Eggstravaganza features thousands of candy-filled eggs to find (including three golden prize eggs), Atlanta Braves games tickets and prizes, and a chance to meet the Easter Bunny. There will be baked goods for sale, arts and crafts for kids, as well as a live performance by Enzo Clown to entertain kids and grown-ups alike. Bring your Easter basket and your camera for a fun, family day set in Callanwolde’s beautiful spring gardens and grounds.


“Paws-On” Activities with Clifford


Imagine It! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta invites children to come enjoy a BIG RED DOG named Clifford™! Board the Birdwell Island ferry and journey to the world of Clifford, America’s beloved big red dog with a heart to match. See Emily Elizabeth™ and many of the residents of Birdwell Island. The Clifford exhibit is included with regular admission.


Adventures of Little Noodle

Little Noodle

She’s back! After being swept away from her parents, Little Noodle must journey across the grocery store to find her way home. Along the way she meets many strange characters, all with opinions on how she should eat and live. Join Little Noodle in this interactive adventure about making healthy choices and loving yourself exactly as you are, presented by the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 8-April 1


Two Excellent DeKalb Schools


The DeKalb County School System recently announced that Oak Grove Elementary School and Vanderlyn Elementary School were named 2011 Georgia Schools of Excellence. The schools received a $1,000 check from Georgia Natural Gas to be used however they wish. “I congratulate our Schools of Excellence and the great strides they are making toward student success and achievement,” said Dr. Cheryl Atkinson, Superintendent of the DeKalb County School System.


Protecting Kids’ Sight


Parents can make a difference in the future of their child’s eyesight by taking easy steps, starting with early intervention.
“Parents need to be observant and proactive from birth through teenage years. Children should be seen by a pediatric ophthalmologist by the age of 2, earlier if there are abnormalities,” says Dr. Roger Ohanesian, ophthalmologist and founder of the Armenian EyeCare Project (AECP) for children.

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