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Be SMART Helps Parents Start the Conversation About Gun Safety

There are 300 unintentional shootings by children in the U.S. every year, largely due to unsecured guns in homes. A group of St. Louis moms hopes to change that, one conversation at a time.

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The Importance of Traditional Play in a Digital World

Play comes naturally to kids. They use it as a way to express their feelings and learn new things. But in the age of electronics we live in, video games and screens can take over a child’s free time. Screen-free, or traditional play, offers benefits kids just don't get from playing on an iPad or on the latest game console.

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Challenger Learning Center to Mark 15th Year with Community Celebration, Logo Contest

On Saturday, November 3, the Challenger Learning Center will celebrate 15 years of bringing the wonders of space and STEM to local kids with a free community event. But before lift-off this fall, the Center is hosting a special logo competition that will give one young artist the chance to put their stamp on history.

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Stop Telling Your Kids They're Smart

Perhaps the most important new discovery in early learning is the fact that children can either shut down or expand their learning successes based solely on the way they think about themselves as learners. Here's how to tell if your child needs an attitude check. 

 

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The Horror of the Homemade Halloween Costume

I will never be the mom whose kids show up at doorsteps on Halloween as anything other than what you can buy in a bag. No – mine are the children sporting the “five-piece pirate suit” and answering the question of “What are you this year?” with “A medium.”

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Radical Robots

Kids who are curious about robots will have a radically good time at this free workshop, where they'll learn to control automation through sound, make a soccer robot score a goal and build a robot hand. Presented by Mad Science of St. Louis.

 

 

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Monday, November 19, 2018

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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Preschool Science at the Saint Louis Science Center
Monday, November 19, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Monday, November 26, 2018

Engage your young scientist in science-related learning at the Saint Louis Science Center's Preschool Science Series. Through interactive stories and hands-on exploration, children learn about science, as well as language, problem-solving and social skills.

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Balloon Twisting Workshop
Monday, November 19, 2018

Kids can bring out their inner sculptors and learn how to twist the basic balloon dog, a simple balloon hat, a huge octopus and more at this free workshop led by the pros at Circus Kaput. 

 

 

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Locally Owned St. Louis Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

While national chains, like McAlister’s Deli, Fazoli’s and O’Charley’s, are famous for their kids’ promo nights, there are plenty of locally owned restaurants across the metro area that can curve your little ones’ cravings at no extra cost to you. Plus, it gives you a much-needed break from oven duty.

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Be SMART Helps Parents Start the Conversation About Gun Safety

There are 300 unintentional shootings by children in the U.S. every year, largely due to unsecured guns in homes. A group of St. Louis moms hopes to change that, one conversation at a time.

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This is How Your Sleep Habits Affect Your Kids

In the first two years of a child’s life, parents lose a whopping six months worth of sleep. When they do sleep, most don't stay asleep for more than three hours at a time. Ouch! Once kids are older we can finally start sleeping through the night, right? Uh, not exactly. 

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First-Time Dads are Getting Older. Does it Matter?

American men are taking a few more years to perfect their best dad jokes.

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12 Benefits of Exposing Your Children to the Arts

As school classrooms become more focused on math, science, reading and writing excellence, our children may be missing out on some of the most important skills they can learn—appreciation of and active participation in the arts.

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