June-July 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!June Community Events KidsPlay, produced by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, provides free interactive and educational programming for children and their families in Market Square. This began June 4 and continues throughout the summer, the free events run on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. (with a free lunch and a snack) and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will meet visitors from the Heinz History Center, Animal Friends, Texture Contemporary…

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Travel Writing Tips to Inspire Wandering Writers – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

“Are we there yet?” “Hey, you’re on MY side!” “Can we please listen to [insert annoying soundtrack here] again?” Summer is time for fun, sun and family trips. And although trips may come with the requisite whining and grating music choices, they also provide tremendous opportunities for learning and personal growth. All children can benefit from spending time in nature, exploring a new city, visiting relatives on a farm or any other escape from one’s usual surroundings. Travel also provides…

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Eight Ideas to Make Reading Enjoyable for Kids – Parents Article

Does your child enjoy reading? If not, we’ve put together some ideas to help change your child’s views of reading to be more positive! 8 Ideas to Make Reading More Enjoyable for Kids 1. Give them a choice of what to read. Most of a child’s day is filled with adults telling them what to do and when to do it. Give your child some control back by letting him or her select the books he or she wants to…

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May 2019 Family Friendly Community Events – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! Pittsburgh Kids Out & About Events Calendar  Pittsburgh Parent Late April Through May Events Calendar KidsBurgh Events Searchable Calendar Family Fun Ideas from VisitPittsburgh.com    Like it? Share it, or post a comment below! This is only a snippet of a Parents Article written by Tamara Read Full Parenting Article

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Gather Round the Family Dinner Table: Why It Matters – Parents Article

Gather ‘Round the Family Dinner Table When was the last time you had dinner with your family? I’m not talking about a dinner you grab while on the go in your car.  That doesn’t count. I mean the real, sit-down type of dinner where you can look into each other’s eyes and talk about your day. It is the meal we often gloss over because we work late, the kids have sporting events or we get tired from daily activities.…

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8 ideas for Christmas fun for kids without focusing on gifts – Parenting Twins Article

We love  to celebrate Christmas! But we don’t really do presents (for lots of reasons). Honestly, we prefer it that way, and our kids still love Christmas time. There are so many ways to enjoy this season with our families; here are a few ideas to get us in the Christmas spirit. Supersize the tree and go to town on decorations    This is a celebration, right? Decorations mean party. Our kids love to make decorations so I’ve been scoping…

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