Saturday Fun Run… Boathouse Row

Bring your kids out to the KidsROX Fun Run on Saturday, July 31st for children aged 1-14 at Boathouse Row! The KidsROX Fun Run, part of the SheROX Triathlon Expo, is designed to promote exercise through running.  Mostly though, its goal is to teach kids the importance of helping other kids.    All proceeds will benefit The […]

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This weekend…

The carnival is ON!  Springfield Rotary’s annual carnival runs through July 24.  Located on the grounds of Springfield High School, the carnival boasts food, rides, entertainment and games.  The carnival runs from 6-10pm, with wristbands available for unlimited rides and proceeds going towards both community events. Saturday is Plymouth Township Day from 4-7pm at 901 […]

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Hot enough yet? Think Sprayground!

See, it’s not just a playground… it’s a SPRAYground.  Spraygrounds are playgrounds with water play… perfect for blistering hot days.  There are four official spraygrounds in Philly… Waterview Recreation Center at Rittenhouse and McMahon Streets Smith playground at 2100 S. 24th Street Ferko Playground at “J” & Cayuga48th & Woodland Spraygrounds are supposed to be operational from 11am-7pm during the hot […]

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This Weekend…

Why not take the kids across the pond to the XPN Music Festival’s Kid’s Corner at the Camden Children’s Garden?  The events start at noon, with of a lineup of wonderful music including: SATURDAY, JULY 17 SUNDAY, JULY 18 1pm – Steve Pullara   1pm – Joanie Leeds 2pm – Two Of A Kind              […]

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Local Services and Resources

At GAP, we will be starting a series on local services that might be useful to families with children.  If you have an idea or a service that you think might qualify, please contact us (click on About the Writers/Contact Us).  The first in our series comes from our resident middle school student writer.

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Tips for Car Seat Safety in PA

Pennsylvania requires all children under the age of four to ride in a certified child restraint, children between ages four and eight to ride in a car seat or booster seat, and children from eight to eighteen to use a seatbelt when riding in a motor vehicle.  In addition, it is recommended that children under […]

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Camps for Children with Autism/Special Needs: Lose the Training Wheels!

Two exciting local camp opportunities for children with special needs.  FANS camp for children on the autism spectrum runs in Lafyette Hill from August 9-12, and “Lose the Training Wheels!” runs the same week at St. Joe’s University.   FANS (Fight Autism Now) Camp: August 9th-12th, 9:00am-12:00pm @ St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lafayette Hill. A new theme […]

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This Weekend…

The Chestnut Hill Book Festival starts Friday night and runs through the weekend, with a lineup that touts over 50 local and nationally celebrated authors, chess games, kids activities, workshops and entertainment.  For a full list of events and a video from last year’s festival, please visit the website.   This weekend also starts the […]

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Summer Reading Program!

We are consistent library-goers, visiting our closest free library at least once, sometimes more than once a week. We’ve moved three times in the past five years but one thing has remained constant- we find our closest library and become a regular customer. All the security guards know us. Most of the librarians know us. […]

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