high school graduate

We Want to Celebrate Your High School Graduate!

Giggle Magazine wants to make sure that your high school graduate feels extra special for all they have accomplished this year. If you have a graduating senior, from any surrounding community, who you would like to honor, please complete the form below. We will be proudly showcasing them in our "Senior Spotlight" section in the

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Baby Has a Cough

What To Do When Your Baby Has a Cough

Coughing is a natural reflex the body uses to clear the lungs and airways. But when a baby has a cough, a parent’s first instinct is often to worry. Sometimes a cough is just a cough, and other times it calls for a trip to the doctor. Understanding what causes coughing and the different types

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Updated School Calendar

ACPS Posts Updated School Calendar

Today  Alachua County Public Schools released the calendar for the 2024-2025 school year. That means time to updated those family calendars with all the important school dates and vacations times. This updated calendar reflects the current start date for all Alachua County Public Schools (ACPS) which will be August 12. The last day of school

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Giggle’s 2024 Education Guide is Here!

2024 is here! The new year brings all kinds of changes and challenges, and one of those challenges is making decisions about your kids' education. But our education guide is here to help! Giggle's 2024 Education Guide is your guide to early childhood education, private schools, charter schools and homeschooling in Alachua County. You can

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Girl sitting against couch looking stressed

How Can Social Anxiety Hinder Our Children?

Around the stage of prepubescence and teenage years, some children can also experience various social and mental health conditions. Social anxiety disorder is one such condition and is described as an intense fear of social situations that may cause a child to be analyzed by others. Children suffering from social anxiety disorder feel intense anxiety

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The Season For Strawberries is Here!

‘Tis the season for sweet, juicy strawberries! With the winter months subsiding and spring approaching, everyone’s favorite fruit is ripe for the picking – so bring the kids along and pick some yourself! Click here for our list of strawberry u-pick farms and festivals! Strawberries are actually the first fruit to ripen in the spring,

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Tips for a Safe New Year’s Celebration!

New Year’s Eve is almost here, and we can't wait to welcome the new year! But it is so important to remember some safety precautions to take into account when celebrating New Year's! Here are some tips for a safe New Year's celebration. Be cautious with fireworks The National Safety Council and the National Fire Protection Association recommend

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Snow Globe Crafts

Cute Snow Globe Crafts To Make With Your Kids!

Bring a little winter wonderland inside with these cute and easy-to-make Snow Globe Crafts. Fun for kids of all ages, with a little imagination and some cute details, the ideas are endless! What You'll Need: Mini trees (available at Michaels) Plastic or ceramic figurines Glass jar Acrylic paint (optional) Sandpaper Clear-drying epoxy Glitter Glycerin What

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DIY Sock Snowmen

Make DIY Sock Snowmen With The Whole Family

Deck the halls with DIY Sock Snowmen! This easy craft is perfect for the whole family, and you might already have some of the supplies laying around at your house. Look below to find out how to make them! DIY Sock Snowman Supplies per snowman Kid size white sock Poly-fil stuffing 1 cup of rice

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Prevent Chapped Lips

Tips to Prevent Chapped Lips in Cold Weather

Chapped lips are literally a pain during the winter season. We have so much fun spending time with loved ones, making gingerbread houses and opening gifts, but having chapped lips can make any of those activities less enjoyable when the cold and wind hit our dry, cracked lips. What causes chapped lips? Our lips are

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