Kid-Friendly Events this Weekend: June 11-13

  This weekend sees some of the family-friendly Pride events from our recent round-up, as well as a special family day at the much-anticipated Philadelphia Flower Show. Elmo and friends…

Editor’s Picks for June 2021

Miffy Cool To Be Kind Plush Toy Kids will appreciate this beloved children’s book character with a fresh, modern palette and a positive message that reads “it’s cool to…

Local Spraygrounds and Splash Pads Open

It's only the second week of June and we're already looking for ways to cool down in the Philadelphia area. Thankfully, for kids, the city has over 90 spraygrounds and…

Family-Friendly Pride Month Events

Happy Pride Month! There are plenty of ways to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with your kids this June. All month long, there are festivals, story times and special events happening…

New Children's Media This Summer

Summertime in Philadelphia can be a wonderful experience, and there are no shortage of entertainment options for families who want to hit the town for fun, age-appropriate and COVID-safe activities.…

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Our Picks

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…

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

5 Summer Health and Safety Myths Debunked

In addition to the likely continued threat of COVID-19 this summer, families will still have to deal with the season’s typical health and safety concerns, from bee stings to sun…

EPA Mid-Atlantic Recognizes CHOP Asthma Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Mid-Atlantic Region selected the Community Asthma Prevention Plus Program (CAPP+) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) as its first-ever Asthma Community Champion.…

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Editor’s Picks for June 2021

Miffy Cool To Be Kind Plush Toy Kids will appreciate this beloved children’s book character with a fresh, modern palette and a positive message that reads “it’s cool to…

New Children's Media This Summer

Summertime in Philadelphia can be a wonderful experience, and there are no shortage of entertainment options for families who want to hit the town for fun, age-appropriate and COVID-safe activities.…

The Ups and Downs of Being a SAHD

Zane Sebasovich of Hammonton, New Jersey initially decided to stay home with his two children to save money on daycare, but quickly grew to appreciate being a primary caregiver. “I’m…

5 Outdoor Birthday Party Themes

It's outdoor birthday party season, whether you're hosting in your backyard or a local park. These party themes work well for a wide variety of ages and party sizes. They…

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