Music, crafts, and fair food can only mean one thing: fun. Mark your calendar for these festivals and get out there! FRIDAY, AUGUST 30—SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8Delta Fair & Music Festival. The Agrice... more

Aug 28, 2013 6:00 AM Features

Local kids receive support at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, where they're encouraged to shine and grow. The organization serves 4,000 children in Memphis with after-school tutoring, re... more

Aug 15, 2013 12:00 PM Features

If you've ever wanted to volunteer in the public schools and work with children, here is a great opportunity. Team Read sends coaches into elementary schools to work on reading with second graders.... more

Aug 8, 2013 7:23 AM Features

Parents frequently don't discover that their child has a vision problem until he or she struggles to read the board. Don't wait until school struggles surface to have your child's eyes checked. ... more

Jul 31, 2013 6:00 AM Features

Toddlers hate to brush. So why not make it fun? These easy-to-grip toothbrushes by Baby Banana Brushes are a great way to introduce tooth-brushing and help your little one develop good health habit... more

Jul 30, 2013 2:59 PM Features

You can save money on your child's haircut and salon services for you through the month of August by visiting Remington College. This trade school is continuing their Cuts for Kids program — which ... more

Jul 30, 2013 8:11 AM Features

Registration for the  Shelby County Schools will be held Tuesday, July 30, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Go here to see the SCS website. Elementary and Middle Schoo... more

Jul 24, 2013 4:13 PM Features

  We're midway through summer, which means families are busy hitting the beach, lake, splash parks — any place that offers cool, relaxing fun. Here's a collection of reader photos as famili... more

Jul 11, 2013 5:28 PM Features

If you've got a preschooler at home, chances are you've discovered Mike the Knight. This popular Nick Jr. cartoon, set in the colorful world of Glendragon, celebrates the virtue of doing right. ... more

Jul 10, 2013 11:03 AM Features

The cut-off date for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten enrollment has been changed from September 30th to August 31st for the 2013-2014 academic year. According to new public school guidelines,... more

Jul 8, 2013 10:17 AM Features


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Jul 3, 2013 11:34 AM


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Between working on the Shelby County School Board of Education and becoming a dad, Reginald Porter is gaining a new perspective on life. more

Jul 3, 2013 11:19 AM

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