Family Fun

Mom’s Guide for First Time Day Campers

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For local mom Amy Mund, sending her son to a day camp at Cincinnati Nature Center was an obvious choice, since she is a member of the staff. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t have her concerns.    “My biggest concern was that my son, who had just turned 7 at the time, was in… Read more »

Let’s Skate!

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Sharp silver blades slide across slick ice, whoosh, the skater picks up speed as they glide around the rink. Whether that skater is gracefully twirling and flying through the air doing lutzes and performing axels, or passing a puck to the next player and assisting in a goal, ice skating is a wonderful sport — winter… Read more »

Play Library Gives Gifts All Year Long!

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Even the walls have fun. Covered with delightful sketches, the happy walls surround playthings for babies, kids, teens and adults. Visitors can play on the floor, at tables, in chairs, and on swings that will hold up to 800 pounds. “We want to appeal to everyone, young and old,” says founder, Julia Fisher. “Play is… Read more »

Special Adventures

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Lots of play spots around town have times blocked off for kids with special needs that include attention to details like lighting and volume control. Check out this list to get you started on a fun time with your special needs child.   JUMP AND PLAY TIME   Lazer Kraze 7082 Columbia Road, Maineville, 513-339-1030… Read more »

Fall Into Farms

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Barn N Bunk Farm Market 3677 Wayne Madison Road, Trenton 513-988-9211 or barnnbunk.com Enjoy weekends on the farm with hayrides, corn and straw maze, pedal tractors, a mini-train ride, games, pumpkins, face painting and more fun, along with special themed weekends like Pottery Demos (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1); Patriotic Weekend (Oct. 7 – 8);… Read more »

Mommy & Me

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DANCE AND JUMP   Dance, Etc. 5985 Meijer Dr., Milford 513-576-1400 or dance-etc.com Dance, Etc. offers parent-assisted classes for ages 1 – 2, included Diaper Daredevils that is full of exploration, somersaults, parachute play and more.   The Gymnastics Center 3660 Werk Road 513-922-3433 or thegymnasticscenter.com Walking babies up to age 2 will enjoy a… Read more »

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 »

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