new! membership at the little treehouse
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The GAP area is so fortunate to have such an amazing indoor/outdoor playspace right in our area.  This fall, The Little Treehouse Play Cafe has created a varitey of membership packages, ALL OF WHICH INCLUDE UNLIMITED FREE PLAY.  There will be offering a range of high quality classes and early enrichment activites designed to help children explore, grow and […]

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The Kroc Center in Philadelphia: Rates and Review
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Wow.  Just wow.  The place is off-the-hook, first-rate, state of the art, just amazingly impressive.  At least for me it was.  As someone who grew up in suburban YMCA’s, this was like suddenly being in prime time.  A beautiful facility. The Salvation Army Kroc center is very conveniently located for GAP area families.  From Chestnut […]

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We had a ball!

yep, this ride expires at midnight. I recently realized that we often skip reporting back on the fun things we post here on GAP (aside from theater/movie reviews).  Well, that’s about to change.  I think the Chestnut Hill festival (which was just perfect, aside from all those bouncy things I secretly want to pop, but […]

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Snow Day? What to do?

Fort Heaven for a two year old. Finally, a real, bona fide snow day!  We all know the basics… play in the snow, snow fort, snow angels, snow ball fight, sledding, and hot chocolate to bring back feeling in finger tips.  But what about the other 10 or so other extra kid hours you have […]

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Sing and Tumble at the Little Treehouse!

The Little Treehouse Play Cafe at Germantown Ave. and Gravers Lane in Chestnut Hill recently expanded their play areas to include several top-notch downstairs rooms. One space is a full mini-gym for the preschool set, connected to a smaller adjacent room for warm up time. The other space is a nicely equipped music room with […]

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Big Blue Marble Bookstore’s Bunch of Events for Kids!

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, Northwest Philadelphia’s premiere spot for free, community events for children and adults, has a packed schedule this fall with events ranging from puppets plays to pirate parties, from excellent young adult readings to seminars teaching parents how they can pay for their child’s education. Come check us out! -Maleka Fruean, events […]

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What is MALT?

Mt. Airy Learning Tree is a community-based “school” that draws on the human, geographical, and architectural resources of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill. Students enroll for $5.oo per term and can participate in classes that range from swimming to computer basics to aromatherapy. Classes may run for 2 hours on an afternoon or for […]

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The Play is the Thing: Children’s Theatre

If you’re like me and are desperately searching for more indoor activities to take the kids to, why not try a play? At least when you go to a show put on for kids, you don’t have to worry so much about shushing your little one when the whole audience is full of children. And, […]

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Treat Yourself: A Taste of Philly

I found myself walking on Germantown Avenue today with my two kids and we just happened to be close to A Taste of Philly, so we had to stop in for a pretzel.  Although, as I keep forgetting, they have a $10 minimum for credit/debit card sales and I NEVER have cash these days, so […]

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Children’s Matinee Series at the Hiway Theatre

The Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown has a great Children’s Matinee series held on school holidays. Kids are $5.00 and accompanying adults are FREE! The theater is a great non-profit, member-supported venue that is over 90 years old. Comfy seats (including a love seat!), real butter on the popcorn, super friendly staff – a great movie […]

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