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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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Safety Town Opens at The Magic House

Kids can once again go to town learning about safety because Kirkwood Safety Town has returned to the Magic House. Safety Town features a child-sized neighborhood including a fire station, police station, electric company, farmers market, park, house, and even a train station!

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Vetta Sports Expands Kickaroos Program to Help Kids Build Both Soccer and Life Skills

Some of life’s most important lessons are learned on the sports field – even if a child is still too young to understand the rules of the game. Vetta Sports is kicking up its Kickaroos program by incorporating a nationally-recognized child development component into their curriculum, and your little one can join the fun by trying a free class.

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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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There's a Scientific Reason You Mix Up Your Kids' Names

If you’re like me, the dog makes an appearance in the list as well.

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Science Storytime with Ready Readers
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018

Little ones can enjoy an interactive reading of a science-themed story followed by a related hands-on activity. A different book is featured each week.

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Bug Buddies
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Preschoolers can explore insect defenses in this fun, hands-on workshop where they'll make their own bug model to take home.

 

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Parent & Me Pony Rides, Crafts and Farm Animal Experience
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Parents! Bring your little ones for this fun parent & me activity at Castlewood Stables. You'll participate in pony rides, equestrian interactions, enjoy a farm animal petting area and a craft session. Activities will be held rain or shine in an indoor facility. 

 

 

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Water Waddlers Indoor Drop-In Swim
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.

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Safety Town Opens at The Magic House

Kids can once again go to town learning about safety because Kirkwood Safety Town has returned to the Magic House. Safety Town features a child-sized neighborhood including a fire station, police station, electric company, farmers market, park, house, and even a train station!

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15 Locally Owned St. Louis Joints 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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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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