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The Surprise Inside

When we were younger, my brother and I would battle over the surprise in the cereal box. If it took an eye gouge to win the temporary tattoo out of the corn flakes, so be it. This wasn’t breakfast. This was Fight Club.

Thanks to Cheerios®, kids won’t have to fight over the surprise in each box. In fact, they can share it – and learn from it.

Beginning in late March, specially marked boxes of Cheerios will feature a free book, “1 Zany Zoo,” written by Lori Degman, a special education teacher from Vernon Hills, Ill., and winner of Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories® New Author Contest. The book will be packaged in 2.2 million Cheerios boxes before its Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers hardback launch this summer.

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All Aboard! Model Train Exhibit at The Magic House

Kids love trains and Kirkwood is a community that is developed around train tracks. So it makes sense that Kirkwood’s Magic House children’s museum is hosting a special model train exhibit beginning March 12.

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Spend the Night Amongst the Dinosaurs


Are your kids crazy for dinosaurs? Don’t miss a special opportunity to sleep amid these prehistoric beasts at The Saint Louis Science Center’s “Dreaming with Dinos” sleepover on Friday, March 19. This indoor “camping trip” is an overnight adventure that will teach your kids about learn about paleontology and allow them to spend the night inside the Dinosaurs Unearthed exhibition at the Science Center with more than 20 life-sized dinosaur replicas watching over them.

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So, Where'd You Go To High School?

Education in St. Louis is a hot topic. We are, after all, the city of “Where did you go to high school?” a question so loaded with implications of judgment and box fitting it would make Cojo blush. Because, in St. Louis, where you went to school and where you send your kids to school means something. We all love to run through our "peek into your neighbor’s medicine cabinet" filter. It indicates income, status, religion and political views, just to name a few. It is such a hot topic I can clearly imagine the girls from The View tossing it around:  Elisabeth vehemently (OK, preachily) defending her choice to send her children to a private, elite school. Joy chipping in about her children’s progressive, newer-age (crunchy) school, and Sherri singing the praises of some uber-religious institution. And Whoopi, well, she would definitely support the public school choice, accredited or not. That’s just how she rolls.

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Win Tickets to Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!

The hit Nick Jr. show Yo Gabba Gabba! brings its live stage show to the Fabulous Fox for a special one day only engagement on Sunday, March 21, with two shows at 2 and 5 p.m.

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Celebrate with All Your Favorite Disney Characters on Ice


Disney on Ice returns to the Scottrade Center in March with a new show called “Let’s Celebrate!”  This colossal party on ice features everyone’s favorite Disney friends in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.

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In Case of Emergency

Today’s apps can do almost anything. Want to sound like rapper Lil’ Jon? Sure! Determined to impress your friends at dinner? Watch me flick my virtual Zippo® lighter!

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Last Chance for a Skate at Steinberg

Looks to be sunny and in the 40s this weekend – outstanding weather for late-February in St. Louis. It's also outstanding weather for the last weekend of the outdoor ice skating season at Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park.

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Thinking Twice About Hot Dogs

Come April, the only thing in Busch Stadium more maligned than Mark McGwire might just be the good old fan favorite, the hot dog. Today the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement online outlining the choking hazards posed by foods, coins and toys. Foods cause more than half of the non-fatal choking situations serious enough to require medical treatment in kids 14 and under -- and of choking deaths in kids under age 10, about 17 percent involved hot dogs, according to the AAP's policy statement.

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Free Screening of 'Consuming Kids' at Schlafly Bottleworks

In today’s media-saturated world, it’s important to understand the marketing messages being fired at your children in a nearly non-stop stream. Educating yourself about how these messages affect kids as they grow up is important so you can make the best decisions about what they see and what they consume.

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Baby Talk Goes Mobile

With an eight-month-old at home, I’ve dreamed of a guidebook that would help me navigate that tricky first year.

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The Flip Side of Cover Songs

This past week, rapper Jay-Z shared his reason for not participating in the 25th anniversary of “We Are the World,” a charity remake to help raise funds for Haiti earthquake relief. 

Said Jay-Z to MTV News, “I know everyone is going to take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,’ I love it, and I understand the point and I think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched.” 

In a way, I kind of agree with him. 

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Take the Kids on a Musical Adventure with Big Smith

Next up in KDHX community radio’s Musical Merry-Go-Round concert series is Springfield, Mo. “hillbilly” band Big Smith performing a special concert for kids this Sunday afternoon at Off Broadway in South City.

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Metro Theater Company Presents Delilah’s Wish

Metro Theater Company, which creates professional theater for children performed in hundreds of schools, theaters and community centers throughout St. Louis and surrounding communities in Missouri, will present a special public performance of a new play called Delilah’s Wish at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on February 27 and 28.

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Kids Open Play at Ultimate Ninjas
Friday, February 15, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Kids and teens ages 6-15 can practice and explore a variety of obstacles, fine tune their skills on a single obstacle, or practice running the customizable courses at Ultimate Ninjas Open Play. Registration is recommended. 

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Cosmic Climb at Upper Limits Rock Gym
Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
Friday, April 19, 2019

Put on your black light reflective gear and head to Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym for Cosmic Climb! This out-of-this-world climb is held on the third Friday of each month. 

 

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