three ways to celebrate april 1!
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No Foolin’!  Three Great Ways to Celebrate April 1st with Kids in Philly!   Play a practical joke on your kids. This year, freezing their cereal, toilet paper in the shoes, and jello juice look like favorite pranks to play on kids.   Celebrate the opening of the outdoor playground at Smith Playground!  The uber-fabulous […]

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weekend doings: legos, pink, paloozas & more!
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PHILADELPHIA   Saturday, March 29th 12Noon – 3pm Smith Playground’s Play-A-Palooza One of the best events of the year for kids 10 and younger!  It’s opening day at Smith’s Seasonal Grand Playground (a 6/5 acre playland).  There will be crafts from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with games from Playworks, science activities from The Franklin […]

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what style of parenting is most effective for black boys?

  Building upon the buzz surrounding their documentary, American Promise, Joe Brewster and Michele Stevenson asked Mt. Airy author Hilary Beard to help them research and co-author a companion book. That book, Promises Kept: Raising Black Boys to Succeed in School and in Life, was the focus of Beard’s talk last Tuesday night at Friends Central School. […]

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fire building, sheroes, movies and more this weekend in philly!
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Local   Edible Fungi Workshop Awbury Arboretum Saturday, March 22nd 10-2pm Say good morning to mushrooms this Saturday! Learn to grow mushrooms of the edible kind and expand your love for science and nature.   Building a Fire: A Family Workshop The Schuykill Environmental Center Saturday, March 22nd 11am If you’ve ever wanted to […]

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yoga, lego, science, skating & goblins on tap this weekend…
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Here’s a look at events going on throughout the area for families this weekend.The Color of Science at the Franklin Institute Friday, March 14 & Saturday, March 15 The Franklin Institute hosts a program to promote and showcase diversity within the scientific arena. The Color of Science highlights traditionally underrepresented groups, showcasing their contributions to important scientific […]

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storybook ball this weekend!

Though a month earlier than usual, the Please Touch Museum’s annual Storybook Ball will be held this Saturday March 15 from 6-9pm. It’s a delightful event for the under six set, and because it’s early this year, there are still tickets left! During the evening hours, the grand halls will be transformed into a festive […]

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on costco and white privilege

I just watched this powerful video from Joy DeGruy today. It brought back memories.  It’s the story of a mother, grocery shopping with her 10-year-old daughter and her sister-in-law. The mother and daughter look, and are, African-American. The sister-in-law is also half African-American, but “passes” for white. The sister-in-law breezes through the checkout line, with a friendly, […]

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weekend fun for families

Local Mead Brewing & Tasting Wyck House, Germantown Saturday, March 8th 11-1pm If you’ve ever wanted to learn about mead how it was made during the 1800’s? Get your minds ready for a great history lesson for children and adults. Get your buds ready for a taste of a 200+ year old family recipe at […]

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jenks to create three new centers for active learning
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John Story Jenks, a K-8 elementary school in Chestnut Hill, is currently fundraising to rework their physical space and create three new centers: one for kindergarten one for library/media, and one computer lab.  The campaign is aptly called, ‘Upgrading Inspiring Educational Spaces.’ The school currently has two kindergarten classrooms and a library/computer center. The current […]

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