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Fall Open House at Forsyth School: A Taste of Forsyth

Find out what makes Forsyth School unique at its Fall Open House: A Taste of Forsyth. Register your child for a sample class! Try art, music, science or stories. Then tour the campus with a grade 6 student, or explore on your own! Either way, enjoy plenty of time to talk with the teachers, administrators, and current parents. Childcare will be provided for children ages 2 and up.

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Mommy & Me Yoga

Enjoy a morning of Mommy & Me yoga at Play Street Museum for kids ages 4-8. Kids will be able to play in the museum then do some yoga with certified yoga instructor Kaycee Veilleux. 

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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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Teaching Social Skills to Today's Teens

Educators and parents are invited to hear from Miriam Academy staff how to teach and practice many topics that teens need to be successful socially. Some of the topics to be discussed include: setting boudaries, active listening, reciprocal conversation, problem solving, collaboration and self-advocacy. 

 

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Parenting Teens & Tweens Doesn't Have to Be as Hard as We Think It Is

Never mind that I’ve read all the parenting books. Or the fact that I was once a preteen girl myself. But girls this age can be impossible to relate to - even if you’re a relatively hip and cool mom like me (at least in my own head).

On those days when my daughter’s defiant sighs make my head explode all over the living room or the nights when my yelling is the least helpful way to deal with her stubbornness, it would be ideal to have an expert on hand to guide us both through the rocky times.

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Boo at the Zoo Nights

Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged.

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Toddler Tinker Time

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.

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Halloween Magic at The Magic House

Halloween is bigger and more boo-tiful than ever at The Magic House! Visit The Magic House for Halloween Magic, featuring outdoor experiences, decorating mini pumpkins, a spiderweb maze, Halloween-themed trike town and all of your favorite Magic House exhibits – with a Halloween twist!

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School's Out Camp at Artscope
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

When school is closed, Artscope's School's Out Camp is open! When school is out, enroll your child in Artscope's School's Out camps. These one-day camps offer creative and enriching fun for kids during school days off. 

 

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The Verdict is In! Circus Flora Returns with “The Trial of The Century”

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The Magic House Hosts Halloween Magic, Lots More in October

The Not-So-Haunted House at The Magic House has become a tradition for St. Louis families, with its storybook characters, trick-or-treat scavenger hunts and all the fun the Magic House offers year-round. This year, The Magic House is hosting Halloween Magic, meaning kids can enjoy the Not-So-Haunted House, Trick-or-Treat Town, plus lots more indoor and outdoor fun.

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