Posts Tagged: family activities

A Total Eclipse of the Sun

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It’s a total eclipse of the sun, and you don’t want to miss it. On Monday, August 21, North America will see its first solar eclipse in almost 100 years. For this once-in-a-lifetime event, institutions across the Tristate area are throwing a soiree. To ensure that you don’t miss out on the big event, here… Read more »

Mom Report: 16 Bit

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I remember the sheer excitement I felt the day my dad walked into the house with our first Nintendo System. It took my mind off of how uncomfortable I was … at the time I was covered in chicken pox! I spent the week in front of the TV learning how to play Duck Hunt… Read more »

Kids’ Festival at Jane’s Saddlebag

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Pack up the gang and head to Jane’s Saddlebag this coming weekend for a fun festival that’s just for kids!   Kids can run wild and get free admission to the petting zoo, jump in inflatables, check out the Kids’ PlayLand and take a free hay ride. The Kids’ Festival takes place from 12 –… Read more »

Family Flickn is Bringing the Movies!

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FamilyFlickn is a project designed by Amber Kelly, a Community Psychologist and Bond Hill native. The Bond Hill Showcase Theater attracted neighbors and movie goers from throughout Cincinnati for almost 20 years; once the theater closed, the opportunity to see a movie in Bond Hill disappeared. Bond Hill residents had to travel to a theater… 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 »

View the Eclipse at the Library!

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August 21 is your chance to view the first total solar eclipse in nearly 40 years, and what better way to get ready for the experience than with a few fun events at Boone County Public Libraries? On Aug. 5, families can look up to the stars with NASA astronomer Kevin Manning (2 p.m. at… Read more »

Mom Report: The Beach Waterpark

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Summer is sizzling, so why not beat the heat and check out The Beach Waterpark with your entire family! The Beach has something for every member of your family, whether they seek adventure or relaxation. Recently my family visited The Beach, and we all found something to suit our summer fun needs.   For toddlers,… Read more »

Mom Report: Liberty Center

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Splash pads are the latest rage and Cincinnati has a good variety. The Great Parks Of Hamilton County have theme-based ones with different water stations and slides. Beechwood Acres in Anderson has fun old-town themed one. Home of the Brave in Symmes has squirt guns and a rainbow where water pours out. Washington Park is all the… Read more »

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