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: A philosophy we can all get behind
just doesn’t cut it anymore when we want to escape our homes. The concept of
, though, might just help get families through the dark winter.
What the heck is it? ►
Tween books from the ’80s still worth reading
You know and love these books, now your middle schooler will, too. We rounded up some classic reads that have stood the test of time.
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Washington College Savings Plans
WA529 helps families save for higher education expenses. With tax benefits, flexibility and a nationwide choice of colleges, it’s easy to start saving today.
The secret weapon against bullying
Most kids are in a unique and powerful position to help reduce bullying.
How to empower them ►
In case you missed our Every Child Summit
Good news! If you weren’t able to make the event, or would like to rewatch your favorite talks, you can still access all the incredible speaker sessions and neurodiversity resources in one spot.
Check it out ►
The skills kids need to make and keep friends
How to use social-emotional learning to help kids foster good friendships.
Life skills worth teaching ►
Child care to meet your needs
KidsPark offers flexible, hourly child care to meet your preschool, drop-in and distance-learning support needs. We are open on weekdays, evenings and weekends.
3 things to do with kids this week
the latest COVID-19 information
, take responsible precautions and practice safe social distancing when venturing out.
Complete a nutcracker scavenger hunt, munch on giant pretzels and go horseback riding at
this perfect fall destination for families
Get your forest fix on
wonderful woodsy walks right in town
Get crafty in nature
with five hands-on activities inspired by the great outdoors.
Give the gift of hope
Lend a hand this holiday season, and help Hopelink provide food, shelter and warmth to children and families experiencing poverty.
Things that made us smile
👏 This kid started reading at 6 months old. Now he’s
a 12-year-old college sophomore
💪 Watching others work out at the gym next door has been a daily source of inspo for one 90-year-old. The gym was so moved that
they painted her a mural
The world’s largest chocolate fountain
is a gorgeous cascade of gooeyness. Excuse us while we go find some discount Halloween chocolate to stave off our cravings.
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with something that made you smile!
10 hearty soup and stew recipes for chilly evenings
What it’s really like to school from home
Kidstock! @Home with Eli Rosenblatt
Register today for this free livestream performance combining world music, movement and imagination in a high-energy mix.
Need help with learning support?
Green Lake School-Age Care Program for kids grades K–5 is offering school support and after-school social activities.
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