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Awesome new Ikea products for kids’ rooms
Spruce up your home with these useful and cute finds your kids will love.
Ten budget-friendly picks ►
What to do when your kid is a wreck at drop-off
Here’s why your kid might be struggling and how to handle it.
Tips to stop the tears ►
An exciting fall lineup of children’s dance classes
American Dance Institute offers a variety of fun, non-competitive classes for kids in ballet, hip-hop, tap, modern, jazz, flamenco and Irish dance. Our studios are located close to home.
10 easy school lunches from readers
These ideas are simple for parents to put together and are guaranteed to get eaten.
Your lunch box solutions ►
The best resources for Seattle-area families
You really know how to pick ’em! Here are ParentMap readers’ all-time favorite camps and classes, adventures, eateries and more.
These are gold ►
Expert back-to-school sleep tips
Help your family reset and thrive with these sleep hygiene tips for kids and teens.
The A, B, Z’s ►
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Jewish education begins in the community
When children gather, we set the stage for lifelong community and learning. Bridge Family Religion School welcomes all types of learners in grades K–12.
3 things to do with kids this week
Play with a Japanese-inspired kinetic sand table, “cook” in a Mexican-inspired clay oven and more at
a new indoor play space
that celebrates global cultures.
our local “Alps”
on kid-friendly hikes for beginners to teens.
Check and see if your family can get
a free national parks pass
Puget Sound Community School
PSCS is in person 2021–2022! Join our open house on Nov. 6 to learn more about how our middle and high school supports student engagement in their own educational process.
Local news you could use
✈ These Seattle-area groups are asking for volunteers to
help Afghan refugees
with transport, buying groceries, temporary housing and more.
Masking will be mandatory
at large outdoor gatherings starting Tuesday.
A local movement based on empathy
is changing the way zoos and aquariums do their work.
11 kids’ crafts to ring in Rosh Hashanah
The long goodbye: My child is leaving for college
Eco-friendly shopping for back-to-school season
Childish Things can help reduce your child’s eco-impact by providing an easy way to outfit your child in “new-to-you” school clothing.
Cirque du Soleil ‘Alegría’: Jan. 18–Feb. 13
Signature songs, acrobatics and memorable characters: Cirque du Soleil’s “Alegría” is a classic for the ages, rekindled to inspire long-time and new fans alike.
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