Local Schools are Focusing on Emotional Intelligence

In 2014, Muscogee County School District received funding from Project AWARE. Project AWARE is a grant to help build systems for school-based mental health support services. With this funding, MCSD has implemented different positive behavioral interventions and supports services (PBIS) to increase social and emotional learning (SEL). Social and emotional learning is a process through […]

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Start Them Reading At Birth

By: Lani Kimbrough, Chattahoochee Valley Libraries The path to building a lifelong reader starts at birth. Reading with young babies plays an important part in their language development.  Plus, snuggling up with a book can also be relaxing for both you and your baby. Having your baby hear your voice while being held closely reassures […]

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Sleepy Teens? How you Can help your Kids Sleep Better

A November 2019 study in the journal ‘Sleep’ found that most teens do not get the amount of sleep recommended by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) on a regular basis. They recommend 8–10 hours of sleep each night for teenagers 13 to 18 years old. This is not too different from the 9 to […]

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10th Annual Kids Camp & Summer Fun Fair

EVENT UPDATE 3/12/20: Keeping in mind the health of our event partners as well as our potential attendees against the spread and contraction of the Coronavirus, we have decided to cancel this year’s Kids Camp Fair, scheduled for this Sunday at the National Infantry Museum. It is unfortunate because so much effort has already been […]

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1,2,3 Fish On! | Fishing in Columbus, GA

By: Stephanie Vatalaro, Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation If your kids are anything like mine, keeping them entertained probably feels like Mission: Impossible, especially when it comes to finding new family activities. One of my favorite ways to put a new spin on family time is with a traditional pastime that’s making a comeback — […]

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A Visit to Turntime Farms

I expected the typical small-town farm, cows all over the place, strong manure stench, chickens crowding the dirt roads. But when I got out of my hatchback at this Harris County farm, I could see some cows far in the distance, I couldn’t smell them. I saw rolling hills, no chickens, and I was greeted […]

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Expand their Palate and Knowledge with Cultural Food

Pizza, chicken tenders and french fries, it’s the diet for many American children. As parents, we often find ourselves in this complacency with our children’s palate. We allow them to eat the same fruits, veggies and meals day-after-day because it’s easier than arguing with them, and at least they’re fed, right? Expand your child’s palate by […]

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Enrolling in GA Pre-K

Although the 2020 school year seems awhile away, local schools are preparing their open enrollment for GA Pre-K. The Pre-K program is unique to our state and has many other states curiously watching to see the positive effects it has on Georgia students. Georgia is the first state to offer Pre-K to all children, not […]

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Hockey is Back in Columbus, GA

When the buzzer sounded for the last game of the Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey Team in 2017, it marked the end of an era of local hockey and disappointed fans across the Chattahoochee Valley. But immediately after, behind the scenes efforts were taking place to bring pro hockey back to the area. It would take close to […]

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Yoga – Shifting Their Focus

“Anything bad that’s happened to you I want to exit it out of your heads…A teacher made me upset, breathe in, breathe out, something happened that I did not like, breathe in, breathe out, someone did something to me unfairly…Deep breaths.” This is how yoga begins at St. Mary’s Elementary Magnet Academy in Muscogee County. […]

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