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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The Center for Puppetry Arts presents SPACE!, January 26-March 11. In space, no one can hear you… learn! Blast off on a galactic journey of scientific facts and pure fantasy with your hosts, Ot and Eema! Discover out-of-this-world facts about planets, stars, meteors and more! Feel the gravitational pull with Sir Isaac Newton, gaze at Saturn’s rings with Galileo, rock out on the asteroid belt, and cheer on the moon landing of 1969.
Interacting with the natural world can help children develop a healthy respect for the marvels of nature. The great outdoors is one big exciting science lesson waiting to be discovered, and it is a world that kids are naturally fascinated by. There are great ways to get kids to interact with nature. The new season of the PBS KIDS’ hit series “Dinosaur Train” features a nature club theme that the kids name “The Nature Trackers,” which encourages kids to get outside, get into nature and make their own discoveries.