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The best sports for kids — and how to find the right one for your child

Physical activity is crucial for kids. Not only is it one of the best ways to fight against America’s serious childhood obesity epidemic, but getting one or more hours of physical activity per day, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can help promote a lifetime of... more

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Why Kids Need Exercise

These are the 11 most important physical and psychological benefits that kids get from engaging in regular exercise. It's not a newsflash that kids need exercise in their lives. In fact, we're all probably pretty aware of the fact that increased physical activity helps children build healthy bodies... more

The 13 Best Places in Chicago for Kids’ Birthday Parties

Celebrate your little one’s big day with a unique party you’ll both remember for years to come. Cake and ice cream are birthday party essentials, but is that all you need to make the day memorable? Why stop there when your son or daughter could ring in the next year... more


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What are some good Sunday Funday snacks?

I am hosting Sunday Funday at my house this weekend to watch football.  I'm wondering what snacks I can make that will be enjoyed by both children and adults. Thanks!

The 5 Best Indoor Mini Golf Courses Around Chicago

Find out where to take the whole family miniature golfing year-round. We can’t deny that mini golf is a classic summer tradition, but sometimes the weather just won’t allow for it. If your family is determined to get a hole-in-one, these all-season, indoor miniature golf courses in the Chicagoland area... more

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Fishing Spots in the Austin Area

Check out our list of the best places in the Austin area to bring your brood of budding fishermen! If you and your kiddos are fishing buddies, Austin is truly a great place to live or visit. There’s seemingly no end in sight to the gorgeous lakes, rivers, and little... more

The 5 Best Indoor Mini Golf Courses Near Boston

These fun-filled courses provide the perfect activity for hot days and rainy evenings.  Mini golf is a classic childhood activity. Long before little ones can tee off on the big green, families can enjoy a day of fun putting around a mini golf course. But in Boston, mini golf... more

101 outdoor activities and games for kids

It's important for kids to get outside and play. First of all, it's fun. But it's also good for them. Len Saunders, a children's health, fitness and wellness specialist and author of Keeping Kids Fit, explains that children have become sedentary because technology has overtaken physical... more