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Swing, slide, spin, and smile—every kid has the same goal when heading to the playground. But, not all kids have the physical abilities needed to master traditional playground equipment. The good news? Many communities are taking everyone’s consideration when designing new play structures—allowing those with special needs to play alongside their peers.
Looking to explore your tot’s interests but worried about shelling out the big bucks only to find out that they HATE karate or gymnastics or ballet? You are in luck as there are loads of classes that let you try before you buy.
Take a break from the slide, monkey bars and teeter totter routine. These unstructured playgrounds bring play to a whole other level with zip lines, rope swings and giant logs to climb.
While the school day may be limited to subjects like math, science, spelling and reading, learning doesn’t have to end when the kids leave the classroom. Develop some mad fencing skills, learn how to sew or find out what zookeepers do all day at an after school class near you.
Looking to extend your summer? Head south where the sun is out, the waves are calling your name and there’s an adventure around every corner.
School may have started already but weather still screams “SUMMER!” The upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to tick off those remaining items on your summer “must-do” list.
The long weekend is on the horizon and everyone’s looking to keep the summer vibes going. We’ve got some fun days planned so that all you have to do is play! Our weekend guide has easy eats for the busy days and loads of activities to get you out and about.
Time to get geeked out! A total solar eclipse will be passing over the U.S. on Monday, August 21, and it is the perfect opportunity to get the kids excited about science.
If your idea of a family vacation includes more thrill than chill, we’ve got some spots you need to check out ASAP. From canyoneering in Zion National Park to canoeing through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s an adventure waiting for every family. Read on and plan your next excursion!
Are you feeling a little tied down by your tent and looking to step up your camping game this summer? How about adding an RV into the mix and hitting the open road? RV-ing has become all the rage with families across the U.S., and you need to get in on the fun ASAP. Read on to find out why!
If your summer needs a little injection of art, head to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, pronto! SFMOMA just opened two exhibits that are totally kid-friendly and will inspire some out-of-the-box thinking from your little art-lover.
If your idea of an idyllic summer day involves lounging on a giant floatie with no waves in sight, then the lake life is definitely for you. With everyone and their brother heading to Lake Tahoe these days, now is the perfect time to check out some of the other local lakes nearby.
As we learn more about how kids develop and play, it has become evident that one-size-fits-all is not something that works for kids. We live in a very inclusive area with many services and play spaces devoted to getting all kids playing together whether they are typically developing or those with special needs.
Looking to kick off the best summer ever but don’t know where to start? We picked 50 of our faves to get you started. Our ultimate list includes new eateries to make dinner time a dream, lazy day activities like picnics and fishing, as well as nearby destinations that you need to program into your GPS ASAP. Get going, the adventure awaits!