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Play-Based Learning For Toddlers

Play-Based Learning For Toddlers

  As parents, we sometimes over-complicate things when it comes to activities with our kids, especially for infants and toddlers. In the name of “learning” and “education,” we often forget that some of the most basic things can be the most instructive…and the...

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From North to South Austin: Two Fun Eateries

From North to South Austin: Two Fun Eateries

The post-holiday lull doesn’t have to be so blue; there are plenty of activities and places to explore with the family around Austin, including these unique eateries. From way North Austin down to way South Austin, it’s always fun to explore new culinary treats with...

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Be Sure To Include Yourself During This Season Of Giving

Be Sure To Include Yourself During This Season Of Giving

Self-care is important to practice all year long. But it can be especially beneficial during the hectic holiday season. The end of year is a popular time for people to give their time and talents to friends, family and fellow community members. This busy season can...

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The Magic of the Season

The Magic of the Season

There are so many family-friendly things to do in Austin all year round, but I think November and December are my favorite time of year. It’s usually warm enough outside that you can enjoy spending time outdoors to experience the magic of the season. Here are three...

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Fall Family Exploration

Fall Family Exploration

Now that temperatures are dropping out of the triple digits, this is a great time for nature enthusiasts and families who are looking to create more meaningful outdoor experiences. Research has already proven the many benefits of time spent outdoors, particularly for...

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What’s Cooler Than Caves?

What’s Cooler Than Caves?

  Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and family-friendly activities to do at home. This month, keep cool underground!   It has been one of the hottest summers on record in Austin, and though the summer break has ended,...

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Super Soaked! Water Play Activities

Super Soaked! Water Play Activities

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and family-friendly activities to try at home. This month, we have super fun games to get your kids super soaked. Stay cool, Austin!   We get it. It’s hot. And there doesn’t appear to be...

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Ice Cream in Austin Area

Ice Cream in Austin Area

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and a family-friendly thing to do at home. This month, cool off with a cone from one of the best ice cream parlors around. Ice cream is my favorite, so for my birthday this year I asked my...

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Outdoor Summer Activities

Outdoor Summer Activities

Doctors and educators are recognizing the benefits of time spent outdoors, particularly for children. Research has shown that children who play outside and spend time in nature are more physically active, which helps prevent obesity, heart disease, diabetes and other...

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What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

What’s SUP: Paddling on Lady Bird Lake

Each month, topics in this column alternate between cool, new places to go and a family-friendly thing to do at home. This month, we take you out on the water for some paddling action. You’ve seen them out there, dotting the water anytime you cross Lady Bird Lake on a...

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Celebrating Our Earth

Celebrating Our Earth

Each month, topics in this column alternate between fun, new places to go and family-friendly things to do at home. This month, the YMCA shares an earth-themed art project for the yard and a yoga stance. Give both a try!   The first Earth Day in 1970 brought 20...

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Best Train Rides

Best Train Rides

There is something ageless about riding a miniature train, with a kid on your lap or seated beside you, waiting for that first lurch of the train on the tracks, excitement growing as the whistle blows and the conductor yells, “All aboard!” When my youngest was a...

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Country Home Learning
Camp Doublecreek
Ashley's Drop-In
Camp HOH and Stewart
Redeemer Lutheran School
Master Gohring
kidsActing
Rock About
Chaparral Star Academy
kid-to-kid
Mad Science
Steve and Kate
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