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Peace of mind ►
It’s okay for kids to waste time doing nothing
The case for more downtime ►
Another weekend in American shootings
Too many guns, too many murders ►
10 childhood classics all kids should read
Which ones have you checked off? ►
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.
3 things to do with kids this week
Explore the wonderful world of hands-on science at this
newly reopened iconic Seattle destination
Let the kids loose on the exciting train climber and more at this
fabulous new playground
Try one of these
10 awesome family outings
to make it a summer to remember.
MORE FUN THIS WEEK ►
Ouch! Ear infections
Ear pain, tugging, or popping — ear infections are a common childhood nuisance, but they’re not all the same. Here’s what pediatricians look for.
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Music, movies, magic, oh my!
Lacey in Tune delivers a summer full of free fun. Tuesday night kid's shows, Wednesday noon concerts, Friday night music and movies in the park.
pick wild berries
in local green spaces for free.
Twenty two books that will
spark creativity and independent play
Perfect spots for
outdoor birthday parties
around Puget Sound.
Summer is better with BBQ
Turn your summer hang into a smokin' backyard BBQ with Famous Dave's! We've got the classic 'que to satisfy your warm-weather cravings.
Ready, set play!
Our July issue dives into the magic of unstructured play, family outings and resources to help your kids be just that — kids.
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