this weekend: christmas downtown, NW & beyond!
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This is it! Your last chance to get your full of holiday festivities before the jolly old guy pays a visit to your home! Enjoy the last weekend of holiday activities in the Northwest and throughout the Philadelphia Region. Northwest Chestnut Hill Sundays:   Sundays in Chestnut Hill are always fun in December. Santa will […]

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what should we say to our children?
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I can not fathom the grief and anguish that is awash over the Sandy Hook community right now. The loss of so many lives and so many children is simply and purely unimaginable. My heart aches for the parents, the siblings, the relatives and friends of those who were so hideously gunned down. I hope […]

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weekend family fun ideas- NW & downtown
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  DOWNTOWN:   Zoo Noel– Santas Across the World Philadelphia Zoo December 15 & 16 Hang out with Mr. Claus in the rainforest, the outback, the artic, at home on the farm and on safari. 3400 Girard Avenue $14.00/ages 1 and under are free Winterfest  Sister’s Cities Park December 15th 11-2 p.m. Enjoy a Holiday Treasure […]

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weekend family fun: NW and downtown!
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The second weekend in December means Dickens Dominates. Celebrations in the Northwest include music, performances and readings. Holiday celebrations abound throughout the city where you can welcome winter at Smith, visit Santa at the zoo and light the second Hanukkah candle at a music festival. Never a dull moment in Philly!   Northwest Philadelphia – […]

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a recipe for bringing math outdoors
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5 Cups of Mud, 3 Striped Salamanders, and 1 Rectangular Rock A child pushes a large rock to the side. “It’s shaped like a rectangle,” he observes. Within minutes, a small circle of spectators waits in suspense. “Salamanders!’ they cry in unison. “There’s three of them!” someone notes. “No, wait, 1-2-3—-4…there’s 5!” another exclaims. “Let’s […]

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