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Fred Rogers Lives on in New PBS “Donkey Hodie” Series

She’s the granddaughter of the original Donkey Hodie from Mister Rogers Neighborhood!

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Go-pher It! 6 Groundhog Crafts They’ll Dig

Whether there will be six more weeks of winter or an early spring, these cute groundhog crafts will help you pass the time.

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Flying Solo: 11 Crafts & Activities for Star Wars Fans

Whether you’ve got 5 minutes or 50, you won’t need to “force” the kids to do these cool crafts.

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These Orlando Virtual Events Are Perfect for Kids

Live animal encounters, chats with puppets and more!

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Get Your Baseball Fix at Home with the Chicago White Sox

Taking the family out to the ballgame has been put on pause. . . but the Chicago White Sox are easing the pain with stay-at-home activities for their littlest fans.

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Nature and Nurture: The Origins of Compassion

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With the tense atmosphere that has surrounded our culture in the past few weeks, I’m thinking about compassion today. As parents, most of want to instill an understanding of compassion and kindness towards others in our children. It…

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This Parenting Hack May Be the Best One Yet

“Role-playing is really healthy. It is also a good opportunity to get to know your child even better and see what they know or what they feel.”

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All the “Baby Shark” Toys You Really Do (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo) Need

No need to go hunt for these toys, because we’ve rounded them up for you!

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My Son Is Strong-Willed & It Has Changed My Life

A must-read essay for any parent, especially if you’re raising a strong-willed and determined kiddo.

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There’s a “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” Movie Coming & It Will Be Grr-iffic

Some new neighbors are moving in to “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.”

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How Mr. Rogers Helped Kids Be Less Scared of Friday the 13th Was Genius

We bet you probably didn’t even notice all those years ago.

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Apple & Makers of “Sesame Street” Team Up for 2 New Original Kids’ Shows

The world of streaming kids’ programming just got a little bigger.

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4 Gift Ideas to Inspire Make Believe & Imaginative Play

Pretend play, also known as make believe, is as important to child development as it is fun. Here are four pretend play gift ideas from the Parents’ Choice Foundation to delight young imaginations!
 

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5 Fantastic Holiday Shows for the Under Fives

Treat the littlest of elves to their own day at the theater with a special feast of entertainment catered just for them.

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Give Them a Hand: NYC’s Best Puppet Shows

It’s not your imagination: these things are everywhere lately. Here’s where to catch the best ones in town!

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8 Low-Tech Toys for Chill Summer Days

Ditch the battery and keep play time simple with these new & cool toys.

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Just Opened: The Jim Henson Exhibition

Run don’t walk to this show spotlighting the master puppeteer!

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Stroll Down Memory Lane at the New Jim Henson Exhibit

Cast your cares away and enter into the world of this pioneering puppeteer and innovator at the world premier of The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited at MoPOP.

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Sesame Street Introduces a New Character to Teach Kids About Autism

photo: Zach Hyman/Sesame Street Workshop
A new puppet is moving to America’s most famous street, and her introduction is a first for the series. Julia, a four-year old puppet is unique on Sesame Street because she has autism. Check out…

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5 Holiday Shows for the Under-5 Set

This year when sleigh bells ring, consider these accessible and low key arts events where the littlest in your tribe will love to listen, and sing and dance along, too.

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The Easy Elf Project That You Don’t Have to Do Every Day

Make your own household helper with just a few on-hand items and a lot of creative fun.

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Today Is #Elf Day

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Today Is #Elf Day

Go on, elf yourself.

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What’s cuter than your kids dressed up like one of Santa’s Little Helpers? An easy elf puppet you can make today!

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One mom finally says what we’ve all been…

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Free the Elf on the Shelf

Photo: Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh
…with apologies to my gnome-loving friends…
The holiday season is here which means it’s time for the annual release of the Christmas kraken. It is time to unbox the Elf.

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Hold onto your Hats: ‘Fraggle Rock’ is Making a Comeback!

Don’t you love it when a show you used to watch as a kid makes a comeback? Well, the furry stars of Fraggle Rock are returning to HBO remastered, announced the Jim Henson Company this week. The series, which premiered…

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Puppet Town: Sketch Comedy Meets Puppets

Move over Elmo. There’s some other puppets taking over the town: Puppet Town.

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Buy Your Tix to the San Diego Zoo (& 10 Roarin’ Good Reasons to Stay In Town This Summer)

This year the San Diego Zoo is turning 100 years old! Join in on the centennial celebration. Here’s what not to miss and where to buy your tickets in advance.

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A Soccer Class For the Toddler Set?: Gooooaaaallll!

Hard core football family? Looking for a sporty alternative to mommy & me music programs? This is a total score!

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Birthdays with Strings: Best Puppeteers in the D.C. Area

One of the most fun interruptions for the middle of kid’s party chaos is a live entertainer who can get your crew of little ones to pause, perhaps even sit, and giggle their tummies off for 30-45 minutes. Add some fluffy characters on strings and – bonus!

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Just Opened! Worlds of Puppetry Museum

Waka, waka, waka! The new Worlds of Puppetry Museum at Center for Puppetry Arts is opening and you don’t want to miss the fun.

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Bat Crafts So Easy You Can Do Them Upside Down

When it comes to crafting, there’s no reason to drive yourself batty. Try one of these simple, easy DIY bats with the kids.

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5 Easy Ways to Make The Cat in the Hat

Need an easy afternoon activity? We’ve found 5 simple (& oh so awesome) ways to make The Cat in the Hat.

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Puppet Love: Awesome Marionettes to Hire for Your Kid’s Next Party

We’ve found the hottest puppet shows in the DMV, and they’ll have the kids giggling from now until their next birthday bash.

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A Puppet Theater Festival You Can’t Miss

With a slew of shows for kids (many of them free!), this month’s festival shows off elaborate artistry from across the world — yep, way beyond finger puppet stuff.

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Curtain Call: Holiday Show Must-Sees for Kids

Find old holiday favorites, new twists on the classics and some truly special live performances that create memories and traditions that last long beyond the holiday season.

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Theater for Tots! See a Show at the Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater

Toddlers will love a theater performance when puppets are involved. And parents can’t ask for more than an air conditioned show in the heart of Balboa Park.

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