Good Day Alabama for August 7, 2013 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for August 7, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 7, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh joined us from Pedestals Salon in Crestwood. There is a Day of Unity and a Back to School Rally at Ruffner Park this Sunday from 3-8 pm. Ruffner Park is located at Ruffner Road and 16th street in Irondale. There will be free food, school supplies, bounce houses and softball  games for the kids. For more information call (205) 965-8766.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with Tyler Eads from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the DeBrazza Monkeys. For more information, visit

GARDENING - Jon Culver with Sweet Peas Garden Center joined us to discuss fun summer containers.  For more information or gardening advice from Jon Culver, visit Sweet Peas Garden Shop at 2829 Linden Ave, Homewood... The phone number is (205) 879-3839. Or you can email him at

ASK THE DOCTOR - Rishi Agarwal, MD is at Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates at at Trinity Medical Center. Dr. Agarwal answered viewer question on Colon Cancer Screening.

BACK TO SCHOOL GADGETS & GAMES - If you think heading back to school is all about learning your ABC's and 123's, think again! It may surprise many parents to learn that kids not only learn in the classroom, but a large part of education actually comes from play. Toys and games help kids reinforce skills they learn at school, as well as help them build self-confidence and imagination. Moreover, recent research (from the University of Michigan) shows that unstructured time helps kids focus more, retain more information and reduce the stress caused by pressure to perform that's endemic in today's classrooms. Chris Byrne, The "Toy Guy" and content director for highlighted the latest toys hitting store shelves just in time for back to school-a significant toy-selling time. He discussed how toys contribute to cognitive development and how play enhances creativity, self-confidence and social skills for kids. Chris touches on toys and games geared for kids of all ages, discussing everything from learning toys, puzzles and games to crafts and activities that spark creativity and imagination.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama,  we help you get ready for your kids to go back to school.... Pointers on helping them establish good homework habits. And whether headed back to school or just need a fresh look - we check out the latest make-up trends for fall! Have a wobbly door in your house? We show you how to fix it in "Our House." Busy moms - make your life easier this fall. We show you some of the newest products on the market to simplify your everyday tasks! And our Pet of the Week joins us in the studio! Join us for all of this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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