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Celebrate Earth Day with These Picture Books

04/21/14

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 the Earth every day. Her friends and family come to her rescue sharing different ways we can all take care of the planet. The message of this simple tale reaches out even to the smallest of kids. The photo style illustrations clearly convey the idea to non-readers. Overall, it makes an engaging storytime read-aloud. Robin Hill School: Earth Day. Written by Margaret McNamara. Illustrated by Mike Gordon. The banners in Mrs. Connor’s classroom read in big, bold letters: Save the Earth!...

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Pick Us Up in Southaven, Mississippi

04/14/14

Pick Us Up in Southaven, Mississippi

If you live in Southaven, Mississippi, you can pick us up more easily now. We're broadening our print reach to serve even more parents like you in the Mid-South. So be sure to pick us up at one of these 11 locations. Memphis Parent magazine, your go-to source for news, information, and family fun. Allergy & Asthma Care • 7676 Airways DeSoto Athletic Club • 3146 E. Goodman Road DeSoto Cinema 16 • 7130 Malco Boulevard Getwell United Methodist Church • 7875 Getwell Road Kroger #404 • 465 Stateline Road Kroger #451 • 3095 Goodman Road Simple Strokes Therapy Consultants • 83 Airways Place South Baptist Educational Center • 7400 Getwell Road St. Timothy's Epsicopal Church • 8245 Goodman Road...

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Memphis Parent Month of FREE Family Fun April 21st-27th

04/14/14

Memphis Parent Month of FREE Family Fun April 21st-27th

We are doing something new this month. Enjoy an entire month of FREE classes offered by local organizations throughout Memphis. This is an opportunity for you and your children to experience something you've never before and interact with your community. We hope you enjoy our month of FREE Family Fun! Here's what is happening this week... MONDAY APRIL 21TH - SUNDAY APRIL 27TH  Little Wing! at School of Rock - Tuesday, April 22nd. Ages 31/2-5.  4-5 p.m. Enjoy an intro class at the School of Rock. Email swillmarth@littlewing.com to register or visit germantown.schoolofrock.com. • 9309 Poplar Ave. #102 38138.    Dixon Gallery & Gardens - Wednesday, April 23rd, from 3:30 p.m. to close. All ages. Visit www.dixon.org for...

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Could You Go a Year Without Sugar?

04/08/14

Could You Go a Year Without Sugar?

Food plays such a vital role in our daily lives. Eating doesn't just provide fuel for our bodies, food gives us pleasure, escape, celebration, pacification, and more. It should be easier to eat healthy foods, but for most of us, it's not. However, that's not entirely by our own doing. Food manufacturers do their part to sneak in many additives as well as extra portions of sugars and starch into supposedly healthy foods like yogurt, granola bars, and canned fruit. Writer and mom Eve Schaub discovered the impact of sugar after watching a video. "My husband showed me a video of a pediatric endocrinologist talking about sugar and what it does in our body. It's much more pervasive in our food supply than we might suspect. I became completely captivated by this...

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Meet Memphis Parent Staff: Natalie LeDoux, Marketing Assistant

04/07/14

Meet Memphis Parent Staff: Natalie LeDoux, Marketing Assistant

Get to know the faces behind our publication. Natalie LeDoux: Digital/ Print Marketing Assistant, Contemporary Media, Inc.  1. What does your position entail? I am the new marketing assistant. I am in my third month at Contemporary Media, Inc. and I really love it. Thus far, I have been tasked with managing Memphis Parent and MBQ: Inside Memphis Business social media, entering and adjusting distribution returns for Memphis Flyer and Memphis Parent, assisting in event planning and most recently getting our mail sent out.  2. How did you get into communications work and what insight can you give someone interested in journalism, marketing, or advertising. I graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in journalism (concentration PR) in May and applied...

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April is Autism Awareness Month

04/03/14

April is Autism Awareness Month

Groups That Help With Autism Online Support Asperkids • A multimedia social education company founded by author/educator, and “Aspie,” Jennifer Cook O’Toole. Her site supports individuals and their families living with Asperger Syndrome and autism. Asperkids offers unique products and services that celebrate the individuality of all kids: Bucket Full o’ Awesome - A standard size, clear paint bucket filled with tactile fidgets including squishes, squats, and blobs. $52 Congratulations! You are an Asperkid Kit - Each kit is customized according to your child’s age and gender. The aim is to help instill a sense of pride and encouragement in a population that oftentimes feels rejected, misplaced, and isolated. $75. • Go to...

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Tennessee Shakespeare Company Brings The Bard To School

04/02/14

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Brings The Bard To School

The students at Germantown Middle School haven’t studied William Shakespeare’s plays or sonnets yet. Still, they have a few preconceptions. They’ve heard the Bard’s work is hard to translate. Old-fashioned. Irrelevant. So the actors from Tennessee Shakespeare Company are out to shake up that staid image. The company created the Shake(speare), Rattle and Roll, a school tour that uses musical hits with Memphis roots to connect students to themes in The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The PTA invited the troupe to perform for the school’s annual Cultural Arts assembly. Actors Slade Kyle and Cara McHugh, clad in jeans and canvas sneakers, twirl swords as the program begins. When Soul Man blasts from a CD player, hundreds...

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"Jeans for Wishes" New April Campaign for Make-A-Wish Mid-South

04/01/14

"Jeans for Wishes" New April Campaign for Make-A-Wish Mid-South

Every day, children around the Mid-South struggle with chronic illness. For some, their life-threatening medical conditions make living a full life difficult. That's why, through the month of April, Make-A-Wish Mid-South is asking for your help, by participating in their "Jeans for Wishes" campaign. Schools can choose one day (or more) this month to allow students to wear jeans to school. In exchange, each child is asked to contribute $2 to the Make-A-Wish campaign. "We'd like to have a relationship with more schools," notes development coordinator Rebekah Sudduth. "We want students and teachers to know more about the Make-A-Wish foundation." Students who participate in the campaign can be confident that other school children across the...

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Hop to these Easter Festivities

03/29/14

Hop to these Easter Festivities

From egg hunts to bunny hops, Easter activities abound in April. FRIDAY, APRIL 11 After Dark Easter Egg Hunt. Cameron Brown Park. 7:30 p.m. For ages 9 to 12. Bring flashlights for an after-dark egg hunt. Concessions available. Eggs are filled with candy, so bring a basket to collect goodies. Registration deadline: Wednesday, April 9. Rain date: Tuesday, April 15. To register, call 757-7375. In the event of inclement weather, call 751-5669 for event status.  SATURDAY, APRIL 12 Easter Eggstravaganza. Cameron Brown Park. 10 a.m. Egg hunts: ages 1-2 years at 10:30 a.m., 3-4 years, 11 a.m. ages 5-6, 11:30 a.m. ages 7-8, noon. The annual Easter Eggstravaganza also features a free petting zoo, moon bounce, and monster mural. Meet the Easter Bunny, find candy-filled...

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Dr. William Sears at the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis

03/28/14

Dr. William Sears at the Boys and Girls Club of Memphis

On the second Tuesday of every month, something special happens at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis/ Technical Training Center. Passionate teenagers put their cooking skills to use, partnering with a local chef to provide a three-course meal. Attendees come for a free dinner while they listen to a guest speaker and learn more about the work of the Boys and Girls Clubs. The TTC hosted guest speaker Pediatrician William Sears, MD. Sears is an acclaimed physician and the author of more than 30 books on childcare. He spoke about eating, living healthy, and making sure your “little fat heads” get all the nutrients they need. He addressed ADHD, ADD, and diabetes, common diagnoses that can often be prevented or resolved by kids getting necessary nutrients and...

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