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Stories Without Words: Exploring Books with Preschoolers
Learning to read was the best thing that ever happened to me. Books were journeys, friends and a feed bag for knowledge. When I became a parent, the thing I most looked forward to was getting to develop a reader. Before my daughter could even sit up I would lie on the floor with her and read to herRead More »
Mother's Day Adventures and Deals for Six Kinds of Moms
What's that crowd-pleasing Mother's Day activity that will make you happy and give you some new family memories? We've compiled a "cheat sheet" for six different types of Puget Sound mamas, with emphasis on taking advantage of some of the great Mom's Day deals out there. And yes, we encourage you tRead More »
Best of Seattle for Families: 2013 Golden Teddy Awards
Vote in the 2013 Golden Teddy Awards! We in the Puget Sound area enjoy international cred for our high-tech entrepreneurial spirit, recession-proof rations of quality coffee, surprisingly sartorial use of plaid, and almost-to-a-fault politeness. But that is only half of our story.For in the NorthRead More »
South Sound Spring Arts Preview 2013
Get out your calendars! Banish cabin fever by attending some of the terrific spring arts dance, theater and music shows in the South Sound. (See also our Seattle-area spring arts preview, and if we missed something please email email@example.com.) March 2–30, Tea for RubyEvergreen City Ballet iRead More »
Back-to-School Cool: Mom-Approved Style Trends for Pre/K Girls
Style PointsThe watchwords for this cohort: age-appropriate and comfortable. But remember that sometimes little girls love to look, well, girlie. If your preschooler or kindergartener is in that boat, you can’t go wrong with fun and youth-friendly stalwarts like polka dots and feminine accents. ThinRead More »
Great hikes for kids in Washington state
You’re stuck inside staring at your computer screen — or watching your children stare at one of their own screens. Enough! you say. We should be hiking! But can you manage hiking with your kids? Author Joan Burton says yes. In her book Best Hikes with Kids: Western Washington & the Cascades, BuRead More »
2012 Golden Teddy Winners: Family Food and Dining
Kid-Friendly Restaurant Winner: Red Robin The national gourmet burger chain is no stranger to awards (including Zagat’s Best Burger in the full-service category three years running) and can once again add the esteemed Golden Teddy to its virtual trophy case. Red Robin, which first opened its dooRead More »
2012 Golden Teddy Winners: Activities for Kids
Farmers Market Winner: Ballard Farmers Market A huge, year-round Sunday event in the heart of this historic neighborhood, Ballard Farmers Market offers far more than produce. There are dozens of hot-food (and cold!) vendors; artists selling crafts and jewelry; terrific window shopping; and moreRead More »