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Who has time for quality time?

Every once in a while a new study will pop up about over scheduling your kids. Is it good for them? Is it bad for the family? Etc., etc.

Lowcountry authors pen children's books

A love of reading and an appreciation for books are two of the greatest things you can cultivate in your children. There are lots of Lowcountry children’s book authors who have captured the spirit, the wildlife and the people of the region in their colorful tales for kids. Through their books, you and your child can get to know delightful characters like Legare the Lizard, Charlie the Alligator and Hermy the Hermit Crab. You can discover some of the secrets of South Carolina’s past, and embrace the beauty of everyday life in the Lowcountry. Here is a list of authors who are either based in the Lowcountry or have written children’s books with a Lowcountry focus.

Sign Language Classes for Little Ones

A critical stage of verbal development happens before children turn 2, when they have several words in their vocabulary but they can't quite form the right words to communicate. This is why more parents are teaching their children American Sign Language, said Caroline Taylor, a sign language instructor at The Sandbox.

Diaper Drive a Big Success

A local women's Bible study group, collected more than 10,000 diapers and received donations to purchase another 2,500 diapers during at the first Diaper Drive.

Reading and Story time Programs

Finding ways to beat the heat and keep your kids entertained can be tough. Lowcountry Child staffers compiled this list of story times, reading and other educational programs to help!

Independence Day craft projects

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a couple of easy craft projects. Here are a couple of easy crafts to do with little ones.

Diaper Drive to benefit Bluffton-area parents

When a group of local women became aware of the urgent situation low-income families find themselves in when they cannot afford diapers for their young children, they saw the need to act. That passion and concern has resulted in the organization of a diaper drive in the Bluffton community. Keeping a baby in clean, dry diapers can cost more than $100 a month.

Round 2: How to talk to overly helpful grandmothers

I learned from a friend of mine that her mother was staying with her for close to a month after her first baby was born. I was amazed at that fact. I had my mom with me for about a week and a half and my mother-in-law for one week, and by then Curt and I were ready to have some time on our own. I’m sure we could have used more help, but not sure I could have taken either grandmother for a full month at that point.

Why June is the month for you

This is just a sampling of what June has in store for you and your families. Don't see what you like here? Check out our extensive calendar of events.


Get "Fired Up" with Pottery
When/Where: 9:30 a.m. Mondays beginning June 21; special Father's Day event June 12th at The Sandbox
Info: Create a take home memory or a heart-warming gift by personalizing a ceramic plate.
Cost: $15 per plate
Connect: 843-842-7645 or

Spoleto for the Whole Family

If you think Charleston's famed Piccolo Spoleto Festival, May 28-June 13, isn't family friendly, think again. The monthlong festivities are chock full of events with the entire family in mind. Here's a sampling but for more information, check out their Web site

P.S. Did we mention many of these events are free? Read on for free library events.