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What to do with kids this weekend: Museums, train rides, exotic pets

It’s hot outside, so this is a great weekend to take advantage of indoor fun, such as the Free Third Friday at Miami Children’s Museum, the “Rescue!” exhibit at the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale and “Saturday Morning Cartoons” at Young at Art Museum in Davie. The Frost Museum...

  • Kids Expo to bring celebrities, characters to Museum of Discovery & Science

    Kids Expo to bring celebrities, characters to Museum of Discovery & Science

    The 6th annual Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Kids Expo will bring more than 75 activities for kids and celebrity guests to the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event has a STEAM theme, for Science, Technology, Entertainment, Art and Maternity....

  • South Florida adventures for sale on coupon site

    South Florida adventures for sale on coupon site

    Want some help affording all that last-minute summer fun before school starts next week? Parasailing, bubble soccer, Legoland and other grand adventures are on sale on Groupon.com right now. Users can search the website for adventures by location, by name or by category, and then click on a deal...

  • Our Kids World festival returns to West Palm Beach

    Our Kids World festival returns to West Palm Beach

    A festival dedicated to kids, Our Kids World Family Fun Fest, will return to the South Florida Fairgrounds on Aug. 25-26. The event includes bounce houses, a rock wall, games, face painting, live animal shows, storybook readings and a mini race track. There will be a petting zoo, a sports zone...

  • Beauty school offers free cuts, styles for kids

    Beauty school offers free cuts, styles for kids

    Beauty Anatomy Institute in Pompano Beach is offering free haircuts for boys and hairstyles for girls through high school in August. The deal is also available to teachers with valid ID. The free services are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays (10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.) and Fridays (10 a.m.-2...

  • First look: Flamingo Gardens' Baby Jane, born Aug. 1, can stand on one leg

    First look: Flamingo Gardens' Baby Jane, born Aug. 1, can stand on one leg

    The birth of an American flamingo at Flamingo Gardens in Davie – the sanctuary’s first birth ever from its own flock – has been keeping Wildlife Curator Laura Wyatt busy. Flamingos imprint on the first voice they hear, she said, so the 1-week-old flamingo chick, currently being called Baby Jane,...

  • Mickey Mouse and Disney friends say goodnight to kids with bedtime call

    Mickey Mouse and Disney friends say goodnight to kids with bedtime call

    Mickey Mouse and other beloved Disney characters are wishing kids sweet dreams before bed in a recorded phone message.  Parents can call the Disney Store Sleep Shop hotline at 877-764-2539 and let kids hear a special bedtime message from Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald or Daisy Duck.  Mickey asks...

  • 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...

  • Health departments offer free shots for kids

    Health departments offer free shots for kids

    The Department of Health offers free immunizations for uninsured children, ages 4-18, as the new school year approaches, offering parents several locations to visit for free shots. Some doctors also give free shots through the federal Vaccines for Children program. In Broward County, no appointment...

  • Walmart bargains parents will love

    Walmart bargains parents will love

    There are several different stages of being a parent, and they come with unique demands — and many of them. Fortunately, whether you have a newborn or your children are about to head off to college, Walmart has you covered with some major bargains this week. These are some of the lowest prices...

  • Three convertible car seats to keep your kids safe this summer

    Three convertible car seats to keep your kids safe this summer

    There’s no lack of gear you need when you have kids. One of the biggest and most important purchases you’ll make is the convertible car seat. When your child is too big for an infant seat but still needs extra protection, this is the car seat you’ll get. And we’ve researched them in depth to find...

  • The best for kids and families in South Florida | 2018 Kids Crown Awards

    The best for kids and families in South Florida | 2018 Kids Crown Awards

    We only want the best for our kids, and here they are! South Florida Parenting readers voted in 150 categories -- from pizza to pediatricians, movie theaters to maternity centers -- in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.  

  • Getting kids ready for the first day of school

    Getting kids ready for the first day of school

    School starts Aug. 13 in Palm Beach County, Aug 15 in Broward County and Aug. 20 in Miami-Dade County, so parents should start now to prepare their kids, says one child-behavior expert. Loliana Karaj, the center director of Brain Balance in Coral Springs, says parents can help their children get...

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