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Autism Community Workshops

Autism Community Workshops

If you’ve got a 4-year-old with autism that is still mastering toileting, you’re not alone. Potty training, eating different kinds of foods, and developing good social skills can be some skills preschoolers with autism need help with.  Learning how to best parent your 2-...

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Places to Take Your Kids Fishing

Places to Take Your Kids Fishing

If you've got a kid who loves to fish, there are quite a few places you can go locally to reel in a catch. There are also organizations sponsoring fishing rodeos for kids, designed to foster their interest. The dates are below. Of course, many Tennessee state parks offer great lakes...

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Fun Ideas for a Rainy Day

Fun Ideas for a Rainy Day

Don't let the rainy weather dampen your spirits. Rainy days can be celebrated when you've got fun projects you can present to your kids. Let the rain spark your imagination. All it takes is a little preparation. • Build a fort out of sheets and blankets. Give kids flashlights...

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Golfer Zach Olsen to Play in St. Jude Classic

Golfer Zach Olsen to Play in St. Jude Classic

Golfer Zachary Olsen has tested his skills on the country’s most challenging courses since we featured him as a Can-do Kid in 2011. Then a student at Memphis University School and Tennessee’s top-ranked junior golfer, he told us he planned to join the pros. It turns out that...

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Canoe Camp for Teens

Canoe Camp for Teens

If your teen loves being outdoors and has always wanted to learn how to canoe, here's a great opportunity. The Wolf River Conservancy (WRC) is offering five, one-week canoe camps this summer. Kids ages 13 to 17 will learn best canoeing practices and techniques as well the importance of...

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Memphis Staycation for Single Moms

Memphis Staycation for Single Moms

Trying to save money for a vacation when you’re a single parent can be tough. Marceia Miller, mom of seven, would love to reward her children’s good grades and behavior with a family trip, but due to her finances, she says, “That’s just a dream.” Earning money...

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Frog Chorus Walk

Frog Chorus Walk

If you've noticed the sounds of frogs in your neighborhood this spring, consider yourself lucky. Frogs are a vital part of the wildlife community here in the Mid-South and their presence speaks to the overall health of our environment. I remember as a kid being fascinated with frogs,...

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Come Celebrate Your Favorite Animals with Author/Illustrator Eric Carle

Come Celebrate Your Favorite Animals with Author/Illustrator Eric Carle

Do you or your children love to draw animals? Then come be a part of a new exhibit, What’s Your Favorite Animal? at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Massachusetts. “Making pictures is how I express my truest feelings, my truest self,” Eric Carle once said....

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Care for Your Vision Now and During Pregnancy

Care for Your Vision Now and During Pregnancy

According to a new survey conducted by Prevent Blindness, preventblindness.org, a national nonprofit, women are actually at great risk for developing permanent vision loss than men. To address this, Prevent Blindness has launched a web-based educational campaign called See Jane See –...

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Celebrate Earth Day with These Picture Books

Celebrate Earth Day with These Picture Books

Plant the seeds for earth-friendly living by starting early. These books for the preschool set will help kids think about their impact on the planet. Dora Celebrates Earth Day! Written by Emily Sollinger. Illustrated by Dave Aikins. Dora explores in her own way ideas for helping protect...

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