Family Fun

Explore Museums (With the Kids!)

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Dusty, stuffy museums are thankfully a thing of the past! Many museum programs today are designed specifically with touchy toddlers in mind — because interaction leads to creative learning. Check out our area guide for programs that will fire up your kids’ imaginations!   ART PLAY SUMMER SEND OFF UnMuseum at Contemporary Arts Center (CAC)… Read more »

View From The Seats

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Taking a child to her first big, live performance NOT specifically designed for kids can be nerve-racking. Will she sit still and pay attention? Will she refrain from incessantly kicking the seat in front of her?   The answer is … yes!   With a little preparation on your part, it’s easy to turn a child… Read more »

Late Afternoon at Fernbank Park

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“Count to 100. No, 200,” the kids urged, before running to hide for a game of Hide and Seek. They hid under slides, inside slide tubes and beneath canopies. At “100,” a shout of “Ready or not, here I come” was followed by delighted squeals and running, while moms and grandparents watched the happy chaos… Read more »

Splash Down!

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Oooh, baby! It’s a hot summer out there; thankfully, the Tri-State is flooded with tons of options to have fun and stay cool. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a splash park, slip down a waterslide, or take a dip in the pool, our fun in the sun guide has your whole family covered for the… Read more »

Explore Cincinnati on Two Wheels

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Cycling has taken a tremendous climb in the United States over the past decade. It has not just become popular for work commuters (i.e., Bike to Work Day), but it has changed the way some of us spend our free time. I decided to see what Cincinnati had in store for bike-lovers like myself. I… Read more »

Visit the Cat in the Hat!

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Hear a Who with Horton. Count One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and join Sam I Am for make-believe Green Eggs and Ham at the Amazing World of Doctor Seuss.   Last month, Springfield, Massachusetts (the city where Seuss was born), opened the doors to the world’s only museum dedicated to the beloved… Read more »

Kidchella and Cover Kids 2017!

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Welcome to Kidchella 2017! What is Kidchella? It’s a fun, outdoor children’s concert featuring local favorites like Zak Morgan, Jennifer Ellis and Songs for Seeds! Bring the family for music, crafts, shopping from local vendors, giveaways and our Cover Kids Contest (contest details below)!   Proceeds from the event will support Common Ground, an all-inclusive… Read more »

Cover Kids 2017 FAQ

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What is Cover Kids? Cover Kids is Cincinnati Family’s annual contest in which local kids compete for a chance to be on a cover of the magazine during the course of the next year. How does the contest work? Parents should pre-register their children by signing up here. The first 200 children to register will… Read more »

Cover Kids 2017 Official Rules

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  This contest is officially sponsored by Cincinnati Family magazine.   You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry and be a Greater Cincinnati resident to be eligible to participate in this contest (covering Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason,… Read more »

Throwing a Surprise Party!

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Throwing a surprise birthday party for children can be tricky, since they seem to always want to know what you’re up to! But with careful planning, and a little bit of help from co-conspirators, you can create a top-notch party your child will talk about for months to come.   Take it from local mom… Read more »

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