6 picks for weekend family fun: NW philly and downtown
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DOWNTOWN & BEYOND Fairies and Wizards Family Festival Camden Children’s Garden September 28th & 29th, 1:00-4:00pm Celebrate these magical creatures with games, crafts and more. Children will make their own wizard hat or fairy wings. Children also make fairy wands and their own fairy garden to take home. Come to the Garden dressed in your favorite […]

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how much homework should your child have?
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How much time should your child spend on homework each night? How much is the right amount?   As common sense would suggest, the answer to that second question depends upon age.  You may have heard the commonly cited “ten minutes per night per grade” guideline.  Since it’s so commonly cited by educators, people have […]

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10 ways to get kids OUTSIDE in philly this fall

It’s officially fall!  This season offers some of the best weather for heading outdoors with kids.  So pry those remotes, phones, and screens from their tiny clenched hands, don some comfy kicks, and head OUTSIDE. Getting this list down to ten highlights was a challenge, but these clickable links should help you harness the gorgeousness […]

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this weekend… downtown and NW philly
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Downtown: Musicals, Mystery, Make Art   Suessical Jr. Walnut Street Theatre Saturday, September 21st 10:30; 1:00, 3:30 & 8:00p.m. Travel with The Cat in the Hat from Whoville to Palm Beach. Help Horton find the Who’s, discover what happens to Mayzie’s egg, and get your laughter on in this musical adventure www.walnutstreettheatre.org/season/seussical.php     A […]

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chestnut hill soccer hosts alex’s lemonade stand this saturday
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  October is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and this Saturday September 21, from 11am-2pm, some of the youngest Chestnut Hill Youth Soccer Club members will host an Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  The stand will help to raise money to find cures for childhood cancer.  The stand will also honor one little girl, currently battling cancer right […]

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weekend ideas… irish, mexican & rainbows!
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NORTHWEST PHILLY   Rainbow Loom weavers to sell creations at O’Doodles o’doodles,  unplugged fun Saturday, September 14th 11am-3:00pm   Kids have an opportunity to sell their homemade creations of Rainbow Loom bracelets, rings, and necklaces. Some children are raising money for themselves or donating funds to a charity.  Tables will be set up inside the store […]

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does your child have a stoplight in her classroom?
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So, there you are at Back to School Night.  The teacher seems great, so you exhale and wedge yourself into that tiny little seat.  You write a note to your child about how wonderful kindergarten/first/second grade will be. Your eyes take in all the visual delights of your child’s classroom. You smile at the self-portraits, […]

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this weekend: NW & downtown!
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Local Weekend Picks:  Stories, Nature, Walk & Science   Skippyjon Jones Book Signing & Reading O’Doodle’s Toy Store 8532 Germantown Ave & 5 East Highland Ave. Chestnut Hill September 8th 12-3pm Come chill on the Hill with author of Skippyjon Jones, Judy Schachner. Bring your copy or buy one on site for signing! www.odoodles.com   […]

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