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  • Cross items off your back-to-school supply list with these tips

    Cross items off your back-to-school supply list with these tips

    Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the...

  • New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    Barnes & Noble is encouraging kids’ interest in reading with a new program, the Kids’ Book Hangout, on Saturday, July 28. During the event, ages 6-12 are invited to stores to play games and activities, and score free book-related swag, while talking about four specially selected books: “Brown Girl...

  • Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    The Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach has opened the Tigertail Aqua Challenge, an 8,000-square-foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground that tests balance and strength. The challenge includes a climbing wall with a slide, a 17-foot-wide trampoline, a...

  • A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    Summer has finally arrived, giving South Florida families time to explore the incredible region they call home as schools take a break. Looking for adventures to fill your family’s summer days? There is plenty throughout the region to keep your kids entertained, both inside air-conditioned comfort...

  • Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Summer camp has started at Bass Pro Shops in Miami and Dania Beach, bringing free family fun to the giant outdoors stores. Free games and activities such as a BB gun range and casting targets, crafts and outdoor workshops start at noon every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 22. Workshops...

  • Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    To go with the golden boot, for the World Cup's top scorer, and the best player's golden ball, tournament organizer FIFA should consider a new award: A golden steering wheel. That prize could be for all the parents and mentors who schlepped in all types of weather to heaven knows how many practices...

  • Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop is giving away free coupons to customers after its disastrous Pay Your Age Day event at stores on Thursday and launched a new pandemonium-free promotion. The company apologized for the chaos on its website and is giving away $15 vouchers to Bonus Club members after an overwhelming...

  • Score swag and fun during the Panthers’ Summer Reading Tour

    Score swag and fun during the Panthers’ Summer Reading Tour

    Get the kids excited about summer reading with special guest appearances from NHL Florida Panthers’ broadcasters, alumni and Stanley C. Panther, as well as a visit from the Panther Patrol, a video game truck, corn hole, giant Jenga and more, at various Broward County library events this summer....

  • Ways to incorporate reading and storytelling into your family’s day

    Ways to incorporate reading and storytelling into your family’s day

    Want to get your kids into reading? Try these tips: Read Out Loud Reading aloud to kids (even older kids) is a great way to incorporate storytelling into your daily routine. Don’t be afraid to use funny voices and lots of facial expressions. Encourage your kids to act out their favorite books,...

  • 'She took her first steps': A Serena Williams miss working parents can relate to

    'She took her first steps': A Serena Williams miss working parents can relate to

    On Saturday, two days before facing Russian Evgeniya Rodina at Wimbledon, Serena Williams tweeted the most human of messages. “She took her first steps ... I was training and missed it. I cried.” “She,” of course, is 10-month-old Olympia, Serena’s daughter with husband Alexis Ohanian. A year ago,...

  • Fight summer boredom with our guide to activities and field trips

    Fight summer boredom with our guide to activities and field trips

    South Florida is deep in the heart of summer, but the school year will be here before you know it. Find the perfect after-school activity for your child — or a great place to explore during the summer before the school year begins — in South Florida Parenting’s new online After-School & Field Trip...

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