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Cool Off at These Sandy River Beach Spots

Pack the sunscreen and get on the swimsuits!

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In the Swim of Things: Atlanta’s Best Community Pools

Zero-entry, Olympic-sized, splash fountains and more—Atlanta community pools are big fun.

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Take a Dip! 6 Parks Made for Splashing

The weather is warming up! Cool off at these creeks, streams and rivers near DC!

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H2Oh! 7 Easy Science Experiments That Use Water

Turn your kid’s water infatuation into intellect with these simple water-based science experiments that you can easily pull off at home.

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Set Sail at the Seadust Cancun Family Resort

Set sail and get ready for a whole lot of family fun at this family resort in Cancun Mexico.

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Now You Can Enjoy Great Wolf Lodge Without Staying the Night

There’s a new way to play at Great Wolf Lodge.

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Mini-Dipping: 7 Splash-tastic Swimming Pools for Babies

Low chlorine, shallow and warmer temps make for splashing fun that babies love.

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More Than Half of Americans Think Parents Should Vacation Without Kids—Do You?

When it comes to vacations, many Americans think it’s okay that parents leave the kids at home.

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Take the Plunge! Best Bay Area Swimming Pools

Time to dunk those little ones and let ‘em splash to their heart’s content. We’ve rounded up the best pools in the Bay Area so you can take your pick and dive in.

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Your Netflix Summer Lineup of Kids & Family Movies & TV Is Here

Spoiler alert: Kristen Bell is coming to Netflix this summer, too!

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The Best Things We Did This Summer

Another one is in the books! (The good news: most of these you can still catch in the fall.)

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Make a Splash at 8 Photo-Worthy Urban Fountains

Head to these fun fountains to get soaked, strike a pose, or toss your pennies to make a wish.

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Here’s Why a Beach Trip Makes You Happier, According to Science

Plan a day of surf and sand if you want to combat stress and give your mood a boost.

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These Wine Glasses Float in the Water & Stand in the Sand

Taking your favorite beverage to the beach or pool is now easier than ever.

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Police Received a Complaint About a Slip ‘N Slide & Ended up Playing

These cops didn’t break up the fun; they embraced it!

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Most Kids Call the Shots in Vacation Planning, According to Study

A new survey reveals how much influence kids really have on deciding where families travel.

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Stock Tank Pools Are Popping up Everywhere (and Here’s Why You Should Get One)

This will change everything you thought you knew about backyard water play.

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Inside Farber Swim School with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Farber Swim School just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome Splashing Swimming Class in Portland. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear what they…

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Inside La Petite Baleen Swim Schools with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

La Petite Baleen Swim Schools just won a Totally Awesome Award for Most Awesome Splashing Swimming Class in San Francisco. We recently spoke to owner, Irene Madrid, about her experience as a business owner, the best advice she has ever…

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The Best Places to Romp, Stomp and Jump When the Rain Rolls In

With fall comes rain, and that’s not a bad thing — along with being necessary it keeps our town beautiful and it can provide hours of active fun for little ones too! Read on to find out where some of the best places to puddle stomp in Portland are.

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Day Tripping at Point No Point Beach

Grab your sand toys, kites and fishing gear and head to this hot spot on the Kitsap Peninsula for plenty of late summer and early fall fun.

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Canines Can Suck a Fat One

Photo: By Kyle Flood from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (Waaah!) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Seriously.
Just when you think your child is an excellent teether and teeth just magically appear in his mouth without warning … these sharp…

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9 New Sensory Play Ideas for Your Water Table

Once your baby can stand and cruise, he can play at a water table and you’ll quickly realize what a wonderful time suck this toy can be. With a little creativity you can give your baby lots to explore beyond splashing around – think trucks and sand, ice cube play, an animal bath tub and more.

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Lifesaver-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate Coast Guard Day

‘Tis the season for boating, swimming and splashing around. Even if  you don’t have a house on the shore, you can still celebrate #CoastGuardDay in style by making dishes inspired by life preservers. From cookies to bagels, click through the…

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A 1,000-Foot-Long Slip ‘n’ Slide is Coming to Town

If a splash pad mades you say, “Whee!” then get ready for something that will make you say, “WHOA!” Here’s the scoop on Slide the City.

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Red Tricycle Writers’ Secrets for Summer Fun

The stories you read on Red Tricycle are written by fun lovers and explorers — much like yourself! Here they share their secrets.

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16 Signs You’re a Capitol Hill Parent

Awesome libraries, picturesque parks, perfect pop tarts, and the best sledding for miles—if you’re a parent raising your brood in the shadow of the Statue of Freedom, Capitol Hill is the best place in town.

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Hidden Parks & Gardens of the Peninsula

Do you feel like you’ve checked all of the Peninsula parks off your list? Time to seek out the area’s hidden gems—these (formerly) secret spots are worth exploring!

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10 Splash-tastic Ways to Dabble in Water Play

From container scooping games to ice cube tray tricks, we’ve got 10 creative ways to make a splash during play time.

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Make a Splash: 5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Community Pools

Even at the height of summer, Seattle weather can be fickle. But when the mercury does begin to rise or heaven forbid… a full-fledged heat wave hits the Emerald City (gasp!), Seattle families flock to local watering holes to cool…

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RAWR! Frighteningly Cute Monster Gear

There’s no hiding the fact that you have a kiddo who is obsessed with all things monsters, creatures, things that growl and go bump in the night – the rest of us can tell by that huge, enthusiastic RAWR that…

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Your Beachside Destination this Summer

Love the water but looking to throw something new into the mix of your usual beach spots? How about a massive aquatic park that you don’t even have to leave town to visit? If so, it’s about time you packed…

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