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How to clear out some toys, free up your schedule, and enrich your kids all at the same time

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 9:08pm

What would you think if I told you that you can enhance your child's development and self-control by taking away their toys and cutting out their scheduled activities? Well, sort of...

I read a fascinating article today about the importance of unsupervised, improvised play for kids. It is based on the research of Howard Chudacoff, a cultural historian at Brown University.

The value of the children's backyard project

by Traci Schumacher on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:46am

“Go outside and play” has been a favorite suggestion of parents for ages. Kids get out in the fresh air, they burn off some energy, and parents get some peace. I love it that we have a fenced yard so I can know where my kids are, checking on them periodically through the windows. They can run around and act crazy, and I don't have to hear it all.

The secret to making the kids get along with each other

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 08/20/2012 - 9:05pm

The stars apparently aligned just right, and a gentle breeze blew a heaping dose of Peace and Harmony in amongst my three children this afternoon, causing them to play together happily for hours. They can play together nicely at various times, but it doesn't normally last so long and sound quite so sweet. And this was after a rocky morning full of accusations, shouting, and tears among these same children.

Fun here or fun there? A mommy's dilemma

by Traci Schumacher on Wed, 06/01/2011 - 1:47pm

There's nothing better than fun, free activities to engage the kiddos... like story time at the library. This week I had planned to take my two boys (ages 5 and 2) to story time for some wholesome entertainment and a chance to get out of the house.

So it was almost time to go, and – wouldn't you know? - my boys were playing trains so nicely together that I felt bad for making them quit.

Savannah named a 'Playful City'

Savannah named a 'Playful City'

by Coastal Mommies... on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 6:49am

By Lesley Conn, Savannah Morning News

VIDEO: Theatre campers love the show

by MamaPowers on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 3:09pm

The Savannah Children's Theatre held the culminating shows for their summer camp this weekend.

I stopped by to see "Metaphasia" on Friday and had the chance to talk with Jennifer Doubleday, the SCT's Associate Director, who emphasized how important the support of moms is to the community theater project.

And the kids agree! Watch this video to see the campers share their enthusiasm for their stage and camp experience.

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