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Sleep-Away Camp: Then and Now

Last summer, I was introduced to the wonders of modern-day sleep-away camp when my daughter spent a week at one for the first time. And let me tell you – these kids have it good. Real good. I went to sleep-away camp too, when I was a kid, and let's just say things have changed. Here are just a few of the differences between then and now.

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Family Fun in St. Louis: Eight Ways to Play This February

One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s month is to spend some time on the town with your little lovebugs. From a journey to the Far East to a nighttime trek through St. Louis’ outdoor art museum, the city we love has never been sweeter to families looking for winter adventures.

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Accumulating Children: A Beginner's Guide

The key to successfully going from one, to two, to three kids is really just learning how to determine whose immediate need is more life-threatening. Plus, you stop judging parents who put their kids on leashes.

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What Happens When You Actually Get a Full Night's Sleep

We all know that, as parents, a full session of serious shuteye is rarely possible. If you have little ones, you probably forgot what it feels like to be fully rested. But when it happens, it can freshen your body, senses, and mind. So as a reminder, here are some wonderful changes that occur when you actually get the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep.

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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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Family Sunday at the Saint Louis Art Museum
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019

Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries. 

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Juice Box Jazz
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Sunday, April 7, 2019

Juice Box Jazz will have the whole family learning and loving what jazz music is all about. Participants will celebrate a different instrument of style of jazz through an engaging program led by local and national musicians. Kids will also enjoy juice boxes and snacks, and jazz-inspired arts & crafts and yoga to get your little ones up and moving. 

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SciFest: Engineering Expo
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

SciFest: Engineering Expo showcases the creative problem-solving process that engineering is all about. Meet real engineers who build, invent, and impact the world around us. Find inspiration for applying your creative abilities. 

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The Hundred Dresses
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019

The Hundred Dresses tells the story of Wanda Petronski, the new girl in Room 13, who is a Polish immigrant who lives in a shabby house and doesn't have any friends. Every day she wears the same faded blue dress, but tells her new classmates that she has a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates tease Wanda about her hundred dresses until one day she disappears from school. As guilt overtakes the children, they decide to find out what happened to Wanda and to make amends. But is it too late? Bullying, friendship, and forgiveness as at the center of this play adapted from the beloved Newberry Honor Book by Eleanor Estes. 

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Want to Maximize Your Child's Learning Potential? Talk, Talk, Talk

Parents know they should read to their children. It’s the right thing to do to help them gain reading readiness skills. But did you know that talking to children is equally important in getting them ready for learning? 

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Family Fun in St. Louis: Eight Ways to Play This February

One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s month is to spend some time on the town with your little lovebugs. From a journey to the Far East to a nighttime trek through St. Louis’ outdoor art museum, the city we love has never been sweeter to families looking for winter adventures.

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Why I'll Never Stop Forcing My Kids Into the Great Outdoors

I love the outdoors and could easily spend my days gleefully hiking through the countless breathtaking parks we're lucky to have in the St. Louis area. My kids? Not so much – yet.

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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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