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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.
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 ►
Soundview Summer Camp
Soundview School is now accepting applications for summer camp. Most camps are open to the public. Registration is limited, so register early.
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 ►
Flexibility leads to limitless learning
Empower your child to follow their passions and take control with Laurel Springs, the leader in accredited online K–12 private education.
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 ►
Discover the history and culture of Tulalip
Enjoy interactive learning through our displays that introduce you to the people of the Tulalip Tribes.
How to give your hair and skin a boost
Best DIY eco-friendly cleaning products
Summer planning made simple
We don’t know who needs to hear this, but now is the time to start planning your summer! Discover the best Seattle-area activities at ParentMap’s free virtual event.
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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