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Splish, Splash! Your Summer Splash Pad Guide

Water play is starting to flow again after a dry summer last year. Find out where you can go for a quick, low-key cooldown.

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All Aboard! 28 Incredible Train Car Vacation Rentals

You don’t have to ride the rails to enjoy a train experience. These cabooses make for the perfect family vacation option this summer!

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28 Genius Toy Storage Hacks That’ll Give You More Space

Got a playroom problem? We’ve got solutions.

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Connect with Lincoln Park Zoo from Home All Winter Long

Hold your head up high, Chicago! We have one of the coolest urban zoos in the nation and total bonus . . . it’s free! Here’s how to enjoy Lincoln Park Zoo all winter long.

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Shop Local for The Best Kids Gifts of 2020

Buy online, pickup in store, support small businesses, feel really good.

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All Aboard! These 12 Train Tables Are Perfect for Your Little Conductor

Lay the rails for tons of play with 12 train tables that scream, “The train is leaving the station!”

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15 Awesome Toys Portland Stores Deliver to Families

Keep your kids entertained and engaged with these awesome toys and activities from local Portland shops.

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7 Reasons to Explore Woodstock with the Kids

The Woodstock neighborhood is growing and we’ve got your guide to what it has to offer local families.

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Batteries Not Required: 9 Indie Toy Stores for Unplugged Gifts

We may live in a digital world, but that doesn’t mean kids need a screen to have fun. Here are nine indie toy stores that offer all kinds of low-tech options and inspire imagination and creativity.

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The Safe House

Photo: Pixabay
“Mommy, I’m safe,” she said, snuggling into my chest as we laid in bed, in that sweet interim between saying bedtime prayers and finally closing her eyes to sleep.
Where did that come from? I wonder, while reassuring…

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Engage Your Senses at the White River Valley Museum

With nine new interactive museum exhibits, curious kids can climb, discover, touch, sniff and explore their way through important history lessons and fascinating facts from the White River Valley’s past.

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Just Opened: Lincoln Park Zoo’s New Kiddie Train

All aboard! The Lionel Train Adventure has just opened. Here’s what you need to know about taking a jaunt on this colorful, track-less locomotive.

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Montauk Must-Do’s for Families

Take a road trip to New York’s eastern most point with your kids this summer and visit these 12 top Montauk destinations for families.

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Explore: 20 Parks You May Not Know About

Stuck in a park rut? We’ve rounded up 20 parks from Auburn to Lynnwood that you may not even know existed… until now!

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7 Awesome Bead and Wire Roller Coasters

When was the last time you didn’t see one of these tables at the doctor’s office, daycare, library, or your local playspace? Bead and wire roller coasters are one of those classic toys that just about everyone (adults included) have…

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Rad Rails: 8 Train Rides for Kids

What is it about toddlers and their love of trains?  They can spot and hear a locomotive chugging miles away.  Anytime you walk into a Barnes and Noble Bookstore or a Toys ‘R Us, the little ones immediately gravitate to…

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Miracle on Wilshire Boulevard: Miracle Mile Toys & Games

Toy stores are great.  For about thirty seconds.  That’s about when kids start going Wiley Coyote over everything they see, and it becomes less and less possible to avert the shaming eyes of the owner.  But honestly, what did they…

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Win a Magnetic Wooden Art Easel from Building Blocks

We all have those toy stores where we know we can always find awesome toys, gifts, games, and everything in between no matter the season or day of the week. For many Chicago families this always reliable, always impressive store…

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Battle the Summer Heat at Brooklyn’s Best Parks

As summer heats up, staking out a little piece of green in the concrete jungle is a must. Sure, afternoons in the park are no longer spent poring over every section of the weekend paper and napping, but add a…

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Explore Pacifica’s Frontierland Playground and Linda Mar Beach

Pacifica’s kids are lucky enough to have the playground of their dreams right in their backyard, thanks to a dedicated group of local families who designed and built it themselves. Tucked far enough back in the valley that the sun…

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