Local Swim Lessons

Learning to swim and not having a fear of water is one of the most valuable lessons we can teach our children. And not only that, but playing in water can be one of their happiest childhood memories.  One of the easiest ways to teach our children to swim is through swim lessons.  Those of […]

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If You Give a Mouse A Cookie… 1/2 price Funsavers tickets this weekend… GREAT show!

If You Give a Mouse a CookieArden Theatre CompanySaturday, June 26 @ 4 pmSunday, June 27 @ 4 pm Location:Arcadia StageArden Theatre Company40 North 2nd StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106 Regular Price: $18 (Kid), $22 (Teen), $30 (Senior), $32 (Adult) (Additional handling fee may apply) Funsavers Discounted Price: $9 (Kid), $11 (Teen), $15 (Senior), $16 (Adult) (Additional […]

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Did you know?

That the events calendar is now back up, running, and current?  (see above)  If you have a local event you would like added, please use the “contact us” button on the right, and we’ll be happy to add it.  There are many events on there not written about as posts on GAP, so if you […]

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Lego and Animal Lovers Unite at the Philadelphia Zoo!

While most animals might be trying to pull a Madagascar move on their zookeepers, the Philadelphia Zoo’s new exhibit is filled with animals who are completely happy to be there.  The new “Creatures of Habitat” exhibit is a unique take on zoo visiting; the creatures in this habitat are constructed completely of Legos.   Whether […]

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Summer Concert Series in Park Starts this Week: Wed. evenings 7:30pm

One of the long anticipated signs of summer is here: the Pastorius Park Concert Series.  These concerts are kid-friendly, held outside in a gorgeous natural amphitheater in Chestnut Hill, and free.  Though not designated as “kids concerts” (thank goodness?), the lineup offers something for everyone, and even the noisiest kids are no competition for this […]

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Targeted Summer Opportunities for: Teachers, Military, Autism & Bank of America Customers

The Autism Society of America and AMC Theaters is hosting “sensory friendly” films again this summer.  These film showings are designed to be a less overwhelming and hopefully more enjoyable experience for children with autism.  The lights will remain on low, no previews are shown, and the sound is turned down.  Families are also allowed […]

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Wyndmoor Community Carnival

It’s back! From today through Saturday June 12… the Wyndmoor Hose Company on Willow Grove Ave in Wyndmoor is holding their 4th annual Community Carnival.  The fair offers a range of fun for very young kids through adults. This year’s fair has plenty of kiddie rides, including Flying Elephants, the train, a mini roller coaster, […]

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Safety Post: Baby Sling Recalls

Disclaimer: I type this as a mom who survived parenting newborns largely because of her baby slings.  I type this as a mom who LOVED wearing her babies close to her, loved the way it felt, loved how soothed my babies were by it, and just treasured he experience of “baby wearing” (though I don’t […]

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

Here are some great happenings going on this weekend… enjoy!   Plymouth Meeting Friends School Strawberry Festival Sat. June 5 from 11am-3pm. Live music, food, kids activities and yummy strawberry shortcake! http://www.pmfs1780.org/contentPage.aspx?pageId=75668&sectionId=497 Spiral Q Puppet Parade!  Friday June 4 at 5:30pm.Norris Square Parade & Celebration in Norris Square ParkDiamond and Hancock Streets, PhiladelphiaChildren’s Pageant at […]

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The Hidden Park

Tucked behind a large mansion and beside the Germantown Post Office is a “secret” park- the Howell Park, open to the public and part of the Philadelphia Parks Alliance! This park really is a hidden treat. Walk down the driveway of what may look like private property (at 5215 Greene Street) and find a little […]

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Summertime Homemade Fun

This is the first post in GAP’s “Homemade Fun” series.  If you would like to write an entry for this series, please use the contact button to let us know.  Homemade Fun will be GAP’s storage spot for ideas that are low cost, enjoyable, and easily done close to home. Here’s our list of ideas […]

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