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This Fun Learning App Helps Families Prevent Summer Slide

After an unusual school year (to say the least!) summer can’t come soon enough. And now, more than ever, parents are leaning on educational apps to tackle learning loss, aka the “summer + COVID slide.” Lingokids, an awesome playlearning™ app…

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Reality’s Edge: Seattle’s Newest (& Coolest) Place for Family Fun

Add a whole new dimension to your family’s adventures at Seattle’s newest virtual reality studio.

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13 Places to Learn About Black History in Seattle

Head out in search of these 13 city spots that show Black history is Seattle history.

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Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast Offers Free Content for Educators & Librarians

Dungeons & Dragons offers additional resources on the Stay at Home, Play at Home portal.

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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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Where’s Waldo? He’s at Home! New Web Portal Offers Free Downloadable Fun for Families

A #FindWaldoAtHome social media campaign will be launching this week as well.

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Woman and child on plane

This Call to Action May Change the Way You Fly with Kids

A new petition by Consumer Reports aims to change current airline practices.

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Gerber Baby Search

Could Your Little One Be the Next Gerber Baby?

Submit your baby’s photo and story for a chance at this year’s photo search.

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Eerie Entry: How to Turn Your Door into a Monster

Monster Day, you say? You and your little monsters will love this easy tutorial that will have you living with a (friendly) monster at home in next-to-no time.

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Hot Wheels Are Getting the Biggest Update In 50 Years

You’ll be revving your engines with excitement.

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This Is How to Claim Your Wizard Name in the New Harry Potter Pokémon GO

Get your wands and your wizard names ready for an epic game.

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LEGOLAND Is Getting a Major Expansion with New LEGO Movie Rides

Everything is about to be even MORE awesome at LEGOLAND.

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Why Moms Feel All the Emotions—& That’s Okay

It’s almost midnight and I think I’ve cried at least three times today. The first time was this morning, up bright and early at the pediatrician’s office. I’d made an appointment the night before when my daughter was up coughing…

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Sitter Time! 8 Adventurous Dates to Book This Month

Snag a sitter and try one of these eight thrilling date night adventures this month.

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Be On the Lookout for the Kindness Card!

If you’re lucky (and nice), you’ll get to experience this “teachable moment” with your kid!

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Say Hello to Portal: Seattle’s First (and Only) Virtual Reality Arcade

Travel to space, walk a plank high above a busy city or get lost in a snow storm at Seattle’s first virtual reality arcade.

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The New School in San Francisco Where Teachers Are Graded by the Students

This revolutionary new style of education is taking the Bay Area by storm.

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Are Your Expectations the Biggest Source of Your Family’s Stress?

Photo: David Willans
A new study on fatherhood’s out, published by the prestigious British Medical Journal’s Open portal. It says that a father’s attitude to fatherhood soon after his child’s birth, plus his feelings of security as a father and partner,…

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Hot Ticket: ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Need a family date idea? Adventure Theatre’s two-person production of ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ is a must-see stage show for your entire crew.

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10 Things That Will Never Be The Same After Kids

After being a mom for nearly a decade, I’ve learned the hard way that Kids have a way of slowly destroying pretty much everything they touch. Their little grimy, sticky, greasy fingers are always getting into something and most of…

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9 Ways to Turn Your Living Room Into an Enchanted Seascape

There’s no better way to make a splash with the kiddos than an afternoon of imaginative play while you turn your living room into an underwater playground! Read on to find out our top transformation tips.

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Rockin’ and Readin’: Catch Kindie Rockers at Tricycle Music Fest

Forget Outsidelands and the Bluegrass Festival—the hot ticket for the tot-to-pre-teen set is the Tricycle Music Fest. This free concert series gets loud inside libraries across the Bay and is kicking off this weekend.

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This is What It’s Like to Go to Hogwarts

This teacher transformed her classroom into the novel “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

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Summer Will Rock At This “Choose Your Own Adventure” Camp

Ready to spin the decks at DJ camp? Perhaps follow it up with some ATV’ing in the woods? And how about rounding it off with a session of skateboarding? Welcome to Camp Pali, SoCal’s summer camp for the 21st century kid.

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Just Opened!: One World Observatory

Reach new heights (specifically, 1,250 feet) at this brand new NYC attraction even residents should check out!

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All Aboard! Top Toy Stores with Train Tables

These spots sell train tables and also have them out for all to enjoy—perfect for children with choo-choo on the brain and parents in need of a few free minutes to shop.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Portland Child Art Studio with Devon Mitchell

Three cheers for Portland Child Art Studio—your Totally Awesome pick for best kids art classes in Portland for the second year in a row! This fab artistic space and nonprofit organization is clearly a favorite with Portland families; from getting…

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Walk Through the Portal

Remember the scene in Being John Malkovich, when John Cusack opened a portal and tunneled through Johnny’s mind? West Portal got its name as the one-time, end-of-the-line tunnel to this funky San Francisco neighborhood. It attracts hipsters galore with a…

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Bay Area Storytime Roundup

It’s the middle of winter, which means finding a fun indoor activity for the little ones is  always a top priority. Feed their appetite for a good story and get the kiddos reading at an early age by bringing them…

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A Fresh Look at Old School San Francisco Restaurants

Part of the appeal of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is having the chance to visit timeless landmark spots oozing with stories you’d love to discover. Like seeing Dark Passage with Bogie and Bacall in the Presidio, the…

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Polly-Glots: Registration is Open for Small Classes, Big Learning

Small Classes
Small immersion classes in French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
Big Learning
Explore and learn languages through music, dance, crafts & games
Polly-Glots
10-week fall classes begin in September at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, North Kirkland Community Center and…

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The Best Puppet Shows in the Bay Area

Everyone loves puppet shows, whether they’re 3, 33, or 103. Happily, the traditional art of puppetry is alive and well in the San Francisco Bay Area, so don’t miss out and mark your calendars! We’ve rounded up some of the…

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