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8 inclusive fantasy series beyond ‘Harry Potter’
For families looking for authors they can support with a clearer conscience, we’ve rounded up some magical middle-grade books to read instead.
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A free neurodiversity event for families
Don’t miss ParentMap’s virtual Every Child Summit! Join us on Oct. 27 for talks with expert speakers and an online resource fair to support families with atypical learners.
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6 surprising benefits of swimming for kids
How swim instruction helps kids develop important skills in and out of the pool.
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the latest COVID-19 information
, take responsible precautions and practice safe social distancing when venturing out.
Safely explore gardens, museums and more at
these appointment-based family outings and tours
around Puget Sound.
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Halloween isn’t canceled! Just look at
this king-size list of virtual and IRL Halloween events
, including spooky scavenger hunts, great photo ops and more.
Discover the best local K–12 resources for your child
Finding the best learning options feels more complicated than ever! Join our free virtual Puget Sound Education Expo to make the process a little easier.
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Things that made us smile
🎨 Despite the pandemic, creativity is flourishing in
unconventional local art spaces
, from a secret basement to a museum of museums.
👏 A 12-year-old budding paleontologist already made
a significant 69-million-year-old discovery
while hiking with his dad.
🔬 This teen just won $25,000 for
a discovery that could lead to a COVID-19 cure
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