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All the Free & Cheap Things to Do with Kids in Los Angeles Right Now

Want to have fun without breaking the bank? Save our list of free things to do with kids near LA—from fall festivals to must-explore bike paths, you won’t be disappointed.

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30 Things You Have to Do in NYC Before Baby Turns One

Got a new plus-one in the mix? Get busy with this Big Apple bucket list for those 12 months and under!

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Your Guide to Seattle’s Free (& Cheap) Museum Days

Seattle is home to some of the finest museums in the country, and we’ve got the scoop on how to see them for free or next to nothing.

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27 Free (or Cheap) Things to Do with Kids in the Bay Area

Let yourself (and your day) be FREE! We bring you the ultimate guide to an admission-free day in the Bay Area. Put those wallets away!

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All the Ways to Celebrate Pride Month in LA

Celebrate Pride Month in LA with these can’t miss events and activities.

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100 Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta

Look no further for affordable things to do with kids in Atlanta! We’ve got a list of 100 things to do with kids in Atlanta.

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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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Black History Month Is Every Month & This Book List Is Here for It

Celebrate Black History Month year round with this curated list from our friends at the nonprofit, Reading Partners.

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Celebrate Snape’s Birthday by Reading All the Harry Potter Books for Free

Access ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet.

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23 Free (or Really Cheap) Things to Do in Atlanta in October

Looking for fun that won’t break the bank? Atlanta’s full of ways to play for free or on the cheap.

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What You Need to Know About NYC Pandemic Learning Pods

Everyone’s talking about this small-group learning option for fall. Can—and should—you do one?

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Top Creative and Educational Screen Time Ideas for Kids

“Want to make your kids’ time online and off more creative and educational? Check out this comprehensive list you and your kids are sure to love!”

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Online Story Times & eBooks to Delight Babies & Toddlers

Free fun at home? Yes, please! Get online to discover a whole new world of books and story-time events for your kids.

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Check Out LA’s Central Library

“Dewey” ever love the library! Especially the Grand Central Library in Downtown LA – a great spot for kids to check out people and history along with their books.

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Make a Splash! 30+ Ideas for Rainy Day Fun in PDX

It’s rainy season here in our favorite Puddle Town, but fear not: we’ve got more than 30 spots to have fun and stay dry.

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25 Things You MUST Do With a Baby in Seattle

Yes, there is such a thing as a baby bucket list! From music classes to bilingual story times to stroller tours, this is what you’ll want to check off your list.

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15 Online Camps to Entertain and Educate Your Kids All Summer Long

Our friends at Common Sense Media have found and reviewed apps, websites and full-fledged virtual “camps” that offer a wide range of learning opportunities this summer.

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6 Clever Ways to Encourage Reading You Haven’t Thought Of

While reading books together or aloud are the best ways to help kids become readers, there are many other ways to encourage literacy with just a little outside-the-book thinking. 

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5 Kid-Friendly Escapes for Those Stir-Crazy Days

Pollen season has officially kicked into high gear here in North Carolina. The kids and I are all a little sniffly and as such, we’ve had our fair share of pajama lounging days, especially as the climate shifts effortlessly between…

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Book It! Story Hours for Every Weekday

Liven the plot to your usual eat-sleep-play routine by getting your book fix at story hours all over town.

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The Scariest Drive of My Life (aka The Day I Drove My Baby Home From the Hospital)

Have you taken your scariest drive yet? If you are a parent, you probably have or if you have taken one of my childbirth prep classes, you know it’s coming.

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The scariest drive of your…

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5 Simple Ways to Raise a Kid Who Loves To Read

One of my favorite childhood memories was going to our local public library. I loved the happy feeling of balancing a way too high stack of books, bringing them home, and getting lost in a story. I wept reading Where…

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Ditch the Kitchen Table: Inspiring Places to Do Homework

From quiet coffee shops to inspiring museum lobbies, we have rounded up a handful of local locations where your little learner will love to crack open their books.

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Day Trip Destination: Grounds for Sculpture

Take in some kid-friendly sculptures on 42 beautiful acres!

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Got a Library Card? You Can Now Stream Thousands of Feature Films

This video streaming service, originally designed for college students, is now available to the public.

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8 Awesome Ways We’ve Made Our Vacationless Summer Memorable

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Ever since my 9-year-old son entered the world of grade school four years ago, I have come to prefer the phrase “Summer Break” rather than “Summer Vacation.” I now have a daughter who just finished kindergarten, and…

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain with LA’s Bear & Bud Book Club

Some super tips and tricks for making summer reading fun, brought to you by your friendly LA-mama experts.

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Dive in at LA’s Best Public Pools

We’ve rounded up the best public pools in LA that will keep your kids cool all summer. Take your pick and get ready to splash.

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Top 20 Free Things to Do This Spring

Watch movies, meet a wooly mammoth, take a hike and more without spending a dime. We show you where to go.

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Play-By-Play: 15 Seattle Parent Hacks to Get You Through 2017

Change up your family game plan and parent like a pro in 2017 with our list of Sea-Town hacks.

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Take the “Home” out of Homework at These Inspiring Spots

Take those back to school studies away from the dining room table and they become lots more fun!

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Free Play: Frugal Ways to Frolic in Atlanta

Summer fun doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Pick up our tips for excellent adventures in Atlanta that don’t break the bank!

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30 Free (Or Nearly Free) Things to Do: Your Ultimate Summer Bucket List

Pull out this list of fun summer activities that won’t leave you broke the next time your kiddo says, “Mom, I’m bored!”

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The Top Hot Spots in Queens This Season

There are some royally good things going on in the borough right now!

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For The Love of Reading

I’ve always treated reading as a solitary excursion. I could be transported anywhere, any time with a good book and it was a necessary escape while growing up. 
From my earliest childhood memories, I treasured all the books in my…

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10 Ideas for Baby’s First Excursion Outside of the House

Armed with these ideas, make the first outing with your precious new bundle something unique that you’ll always remember.

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