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Newbery and Caldecott winners plus more tips, tools and news.
Parenting tips, tools + news
Caldecott and Newbery award
A local writer won the prestigious Newbery Medal this year. Find out about her book and other award-winning titles.
Get the new classics ►
Adorable new Ikea finds for kids
Brighten and organize your home with a nifty bookshelf, ingenious toy storage that doubles as a goal and more.
Spruce up your space ►
Do your kids have a passion for animals?
Seattle Humane offers camps where kids learn about care and kindness for animals.
Learn more ►
News and recommendations to know about this week
Get ready for
a brand-new indoor adventure park in Puyallup
that's got 45,000 square feet of mega-fun plus massage chairs for weary parents!
Parents with kids younger than 5, here's the latest on
when those COVID-19 vaccines for littles might be available
If your kids loved “Dragons Love Tacos,” they'll adore
the author's newest book
all about ice cream.
NEWS YOU CAN USE ►
Where your child comes to smile
Visit Eastside Pediatric Dental Group in February for Pediatric Dental Health Month. Always welcoming new patients.
Peppa was right about those muddy puddles
Playing in the mud is good for your health. Here are some fun mud-play activities and the best places for muddy explorations.
The mud stuff ►
The most important life skill
If you want your kid to be truly successful in life, you need to help them cultivate strong self-control.
How to practice it ►
3 things to do with kids this week
Explore a fairy-tale forest, visit new playgrounds and escape to the “tropics” with our bumper
mid-winter break activity list
Visit a wastewater treatment plant, discover a nature-oriented playground plus more surprisingly fun
urban nature adventures
Creature report! See what happens in 1 cubic foot of earth or sea in this fascinating
new exhibition at the Burke Museum
MORE OUTINGS ►
Estate planning for families
Planning can be challenging for couples who have children. Join Legacy Estate Planning for a free webinar to learn how to plan for your future.
How to give your hair and skin a boost
Best DIY eco-friendly cleaning products
Personalized enrichment classes
Best enrichment classes in the Northwest. Choose from a variety of tech and language classes. The instructor tailors class just for your child.
Peaceful parenting solutions with Laura Markham, Ph.D.
End the chaos! Join us for this enlightening virutal ParentEd Talk by Aha! Parenting founder Laura Markham, Ph.D.
Register now ►
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