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By evieandknoxstories, Nov 28 2017 04:38PM

Story Time Pajama Party!

Saturday, December 2, 2017


The holidays are coming! Celebrate with Jitterbug at this special Storytime Pajama Party open to ALL AGES! Join us for crafts, a holiday GLOW party, and milk & cookies while kids get cozied in for a story time with local author, Kelly Young-Silverman.

Extra fun with Santa! Select package A to come at 6pm, snap a few pics with Santa just in time to get the holiday cards out! No huge lines or waiting on photos, you are welcome to take them yourself while your Jitterbug gets a little one-on-one time with the jolly man himself. If you have more than 1 child, you can select to add siblings for $5/child.

Select package B to join us at 7pm for crafts, glow party and story time. Only $7/child.

**This is not a drop-off event, grown-ups must remain with their children at the studio for the duration of the event.**

$25.00 Package A - Holiday Event (Pictures with Santa)

$7.00 Package B - GLOW Party & Storytime Only

$5.00 Add Sibling to Santa Photos

Call Jitterbug Performing Arts for more details and to reserve your child's place, 678.424.1256.

Jitterbug Performing Arts

1125 Concord Road

Smyrna, GA 30080

By evieandknoxstories, Feb 15 2017 12:19AM

We'll be reading our whimsical children's books Man in the Moon and Where's Wilson? at the Cookie Galleria in Acworth during their Snickerdoodles & Storytime.

The event is slated for March 4th at 6:30 PM . There are just a few slots left. You won't want to miss the fun!

Sign-ups are available by calling Cookie Galleria during business hours at 678-908-5900, or by going into the store to sign up (5340 Brookstone Drive, Suite 100, Acworth, GA 30101). This event is geared towards children 9 and under.

Cookies & Mik are provided to children during the reading, and cookies and coffee to the adults. Don't forget to dress in your pajamas (you too parents), and children can bring their favorite blanket, pillow or stuffed animal if desired.

By evieandknoxstories, Oct 16 2016 11:08PM

by erin the great

Knox and I had our playgroup friends over last week to make a Halloween Craft. I tried to find an easy craft for toddlers that didn't need complete guidance for every step. Knox LOVES spiders and spiderwebs, so this Halloween activity was perfect! The kids can "sew" their spiderwebs and with stick-on googly eyes, the spiders practically make themselves!

                                                          Spiderweb project
Spiderweb project

Knox made his spider a Cyclops with one eye and he didn't want to make a spiderweb, but some of his friends thought the spiderweb was the best part!

                                                Knox and his Cyclops Spider
Knox and his Cyclops Spider

I suggest making this Halloween Spider Craft with 2 or 3 year olds.

Below is a tutorial on what you need for your toddler halloween activity!

Happy Halloween!

By evieandknoxstories, Aug 23 2016 05:30PM

by erin the great

Kelly and I have been working on our next book, Sarah the Star and I am in the sketching stage of my illustrations.

Today, I was working on drawing of a lead character, Mark, set in a library, researching.

    *What do you think the Dewey Decimal section, in this image, is about?
*What do you think the Dewey Decimal section, in this image, is about?

The sketch brought on memories of my public library, growing up in Eastern Tennessee. Oh, I can remember the library book smell. I borrowed so many Dr. Suess books. I read and reread Where the Sidewalk Ends. I poured over the arts and crafts books. I checked out music books to practice my piano with. My brother and I read all the Cam Janssen and the Mystery of the ...... books we could get our hands on. I read my first YA novel there, A Gift of Magic, about a little girl discovering her magical powers, inherited by her grandmother.

Later on, I started volunteering in the children's library. The librarians recognized my artistic talent and let me work on the window displays. I could go on, but my point is, what a wonderful experience reading can be for children! Libraries are a great place for your child to explore their own personal interests. Support your local libraries!

Here is a picture of my old public library. I can't believe they still have those awesome chairs and tables!

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