Kid-Friendly Events This Weekend

From art workshops to science classes to even a couple events you can bring your dog to, this weekend holds something for every kid in the Philadelphia area. Friday Art…

Summer Fun at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

With roller skating, a Ferris wheel, carnival games and mini golf, the Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest offers plenty of family fun right in the city. This waterfront destination along the Delaware River…

Philadelphia Announces Youth Summer Programs

Summer is fast approaching, and Philadelphia recently announced its fun and enriching summer programs and activities for local children and teens. To make it easy for families to find opportunities…

Celebrate Love Your Park Week

Love Your Park Week, an annual celebration of Philadelphia’s parks, is happening now through May 16. The volunteer opportunities and scavenger hunt are open to all ages. A collaboration between Fairmount…

Books for Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! One way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with your kids this May is by reading books by Asian American authors and illustrators.…

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Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

Education

6 Crafts for Teacher Appreciation Week

After an immensely challenging school year, teachers deserve more appreciation than ever. This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week is now underway and continues through May 8. These six DIY crafts are unique…

Philadelphia Expands PHLConnectED to Pre-K Households

Philadelphia expanded PHLConnectED, a program that offers free high-speed internet to eligible students, to families with children in prekindergarten last week. The city launched the program, which was previously only…

Camps & Classes

Philadelphia Announces Youth Summer Programs

Summer is fast approaching, and Philadelphia recently announced its fun and enriching summer programs and activities for local children and teens. To make it easy for families to find opportunities…

Camp Is for All Kids!

People who work at camps for children with special needs will often report one universal truth about these programs. Once the kids enter the camp’s grounds, they’re no longer defined by their…

5 Tips for First-Time Overnight Campers

Whether you've attended summer camp as a child or whether your child is the first in your family to go to camp, sending your child to camp takes some preparation and…

When Fun Fulfills a Purpose

Parents know there is a small window of time to make a meaningful, positive impact on children and shape who they may become as adults. A large portion of that influence comes…

Ages & Stages

All the Feels

We’ve all been there. Your 3-year-old has a meltdown in the middle of the grocery checkout line or you become beyond exasperated when your eldest clobbers your youngest for no apparent reason.…

Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

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Health

Good Intentions Don't Prevent Cavities

Parents choose juice boxes, gummy vitamins and bottled water with their kids' health in mind, but it could lead to more cavities, warns Dr. Rachel A. Maher.

Home Life

Books for Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month

Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! One way to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with your kids this May is by reading books by Asian American authors and illustrators.…

8 Radio Programs and Podcasts for Kids

If you’re looking for some screen-free entertainment for your kids, radio shows and podcasts may be the perfect answer. However, it’s not always easy to find engaging shows geared specifically…

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