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IKEA and the LEGO Group Introduce BYGGLEK

BYGGLEK allows creations to be built and displayed both inside and on top.

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Buddy Benches Are Taking Over Schools & Our Hearts Are Melting

Read on to find out what the Buddy Bench is all about and how you can install one at your school.

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Children Learn Best from Play When We Set Them Free

Here’s how to build a free-play space of your own at home—and why it’s so important.

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Your Local Guide to Celebrating Kwanzaa

From dancing to dinner, experience the culturally rich taste of Kwanzaa in and around LA.

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Study Explains Why We Can’t Say No to Kids’ Screen Time

Breaking the screen habit (as hard as it might be) could be worth it in the long run.

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What I Learned from an Expert about How Free Play Helps Kids to Thrive

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Angela Hanscom was practicing occupational therapy with children when she had an “Ah-ha” moment.  Almost all of the activities she was prescribing to treat children with sensory, attention, or balance issues were things that children…

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Being a Working Mom Taught Me This Mindful New Approach to Summer

With summer’s official arrival, I sense the possibility that this amazing season could feel like a vacation that we spent more time planning than enjoying, so I’m trying to cultivate a new approach to unscheduled time this summer.

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Kids Should Spend at Least Three Hours Outside Every Day, According to Experts

Why kids need to get outdoors for three hours a day and how to do it.

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The Maryland Play Space You May Have Missed

Run–don’t walk–to Play Date Junction (PDJ) in Elkridge, Md, a 4000 sq. foot open space, with a giant chalk board wall, climbing equipment, slides, and more!

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How Snow Solved A Sibling Rivalry (And Saved The World From iPad Domination)

It was the last day of Spring Break, and my boys’ dreaded requests for screens were starting to rear their ugly heads. The cold weather was keeping us in, but Mama Bear was determined not to give in (even if I needed to do…

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It’s a British Invasion: Summer Camp with Soccer’s Premier Coaches

Manchester United coaches are invading Chicago and your littles can summer camp with soccer’s best-of-the-best.

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Just Opened: JuzPlay Kids

Good news, Eastside parents! JuzPlay Kids has juz’ opened in Issaquah and is ready to delight your little monkeys. Read on for the inside scoop on this newest (and coolest) indoor playground.

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Just Opened: Kiddie City Play Space

When the weather outside is frightful (say, under 68 degrees) do you have a favorite spot for indoor imaginary play for your toddler? The new Kiddie City in Leimert Park is well worth a visit.

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9 Marin Museums for Culture & Fun

If you’ve explored every nook and cranny of the Cal Academy and traveled to Mars and back at the Lawrence Hall of Science, it’s time to hop across the Golden Gate for a North Bay museum adventure.

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Just Opened: Small Talk Family Café

Meet the Bay Area’s newest play space. Bonus: the haven also boasts a cafe!

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Win a Deluxe Birthday Party Package at Recess

 

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Play time is serious business. Sometimes you need a space of your own, devoted to activities, community, and fun for everyone. That’s the beauty of Recess; it’s a hub for playing, learning, and meeting…

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The Free, Secret Arcade You Need to Explore

In the back of an unassuming record store, all of your Pac-Man and Donkey Kong dreams can come true. Step inside with us.

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Discover a Museum That Feels More Like an Arcade

The Seattle Pinball Museum is the only place in town where you’ll find more than 40 vintage pinball machines on display and set to free play!

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3 Thing to Know Today (October 14)

Here are 3 things to know for today, Tuesday, October 14.

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Calling All LEGO Lovers: Inside the Bay Area LEGO KidsFest

In your mini engineer’s dream world, she would ride to school in her LEGO car and return to her house built of LEGO bricks. Make your brick lover’s dream a reality (well, as close to a reality as possible) at…

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Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane (Batteries Not Required)

In the long, unscheduled summers of our childhood, when unicorn posters peppered our walls, and our only form of exercise was getting up to change the channel on the tv, we lived for those rare occasions when our mother would…

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Portland Timbers + Red Tricycle = Fun Fun!

Red Tricycle and the Little Timbers Fan Club are thrilled to announce that we’re teaming up to provide you, our wonderful readers and clients, with more local news, giveaways, and of course, the inside scoop on all the fun stuff…

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A Hip New Spot for Indoor Play

This summer, let your kids play at the hippest new spot in the Bay Area. After opening in March of this year, PLAY! Los Altos has been steadily gaining popularity among kids and parents alike — and we think you’ll…

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Kids Activities for Every Day of the Week

Kids bored on a rainy Tuesday or a chilly Thursday? Running out of ideas for indoor activities? No worries, we’ve got you covered with a list of fun, ongoing events and activities for every single day of the week. Bookmark…

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Ongoing Friday Events for Seattle Kids

It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve run out of new ideas to keep the kiddos entertained. No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of Friday goings on in greater Seattle, including storytimes, playtimes, museums and more. Read on.
Storytimes…

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Free Play Day at Tot Spot Cafe

The Tot Spot Cafe in Woodinville has free play all day Thursday, February 3rd from 9am to 8pm.  There will be mini raffles throughout the day and a main raffle at 11am.
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Bay Area Summer Camp Roundup

You’ve barely resurfaced from Spring Break and now planning for summer camps is in full gear. It can be daunting, especially for parents of younger kids who are new to the ‘circuit’. Gone are the days where most kids just…

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Explore: Dracena Quarry Park

Piedmont dwellers are protective of their play spaces, and for good reason. Dracena Park is one of those hidden neighborhood gems that you just want to keep to yourself. But now you’re in on the secret, too, and whether you…

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Explore: Studio Grow and Gilman Street

Skip the Matinee and Head Towards Gilman Street 
When you and the kids get the itch to explore, a little Bay Area rain shouldn’t stand in the way. Studio Grow in Berkeley provides an inviting indoor space with several open…

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Seattle Black Friday Childcare Roundup

Shop All Day While the Kids Play

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Putting your battle gear on and joining the masses in that annual holiday retail hysteria that is Black Friday (November 27)? Given how crazy and crowded it can…

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