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Editor's Picks: Top Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to fun and educational programs, a great way for kids to spend their spare time is to volunteer to help others.

Top 10 Free Things to Do in August

If you are looking for fun and creative things to do that are easy on your budget, look no further. We've rounded up our top 10 picks for free events going on in the metro.

5 Events for Teens & Tweens in OKC in August

As the last few days of summer vacation melt away, you are probably looking for looking for fun ways to make some lasting memories. Despite the August heat, there are plenty of events and activities to entertain your teens and tweens.

5 Events for Toddlers in OKC in August

Looking for some new inspiration and fun ways to help engage your curious preschooler? We've selected our top five things to do in Oklahoma City that offer exciting experiences perfect for little ones.

7 Drive-In Movie Theaters in Oklahoma

Here are seven fabulous drive-in movie theaters still operating in Oklahoma today.

FREE Concerts & Movies in July

Nothing beats getting outside to soak up some free entertainment. Just about every neighborhood and metro suburb is offering up a fabulous outdoor movie or music series to keep you entertained. Here are totally free concerts and movies offered in July.
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What our readers have to say about us

Here at MetroFamily Magazine, we care about what our readers think of us. Here's what they're saying: "Everything in regards to the kids I check MetroFamily, it's literally my Oklahoma child rearing manual. We've never had a boring weekend once thanks to MetroFamily." -Cassie B., Facebook, June 2015. Click through to see more comments from our readers.
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When is My Child the Right Age to...?

Wondering if your child is old enough to tackle important life milestones? Find out what our experts and local parents recommend for big life issues such as dating, babysitting, staying home alone and more.
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New Education Resource for OKC Parents

If you have a child at a public school in the metro area, you’re probably familiar with the rating system the Oklahoma State Department of Education uses to assess school performance. Their Report Card method gives A-F grades to campuses based on specific criteria: student performance based on assessment scores and student growth comparing current scores to the prior year.

Save Money with MetroFamily

  • Coupons: Print valuable coupons for family-friendly destinations and services in the OKC metro.
  • Kids Pass: Discounts to 29 venues across Oklahoma. Print as many copies of our money-saving Kids Pass as you'd like!
  • Free Kids Activities and Events: Find free activities and events, as well as reader-suggested places to go and things to do that require little to no cash.
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4 Easy Steps to a Healthier Family

We all have thought this to ourselves at one time or another. You know “that” family. The one that always looks healthy, happy—and they are always moving. How do they do it? One sure answer is that they are doing it together!

Angels Foster Family Network: Changing the state of foster care in Oklahoma

Stephanie Moffitt is an Edmond school teacher and a single foster mom. Her dream of one day adopting a child began when she was a little girl, so for her, the decision to foster children was an easy one.

Practice Safe Digging this Season

In honor of National Safe Digging Month, we’re sharing some safe digging tips with our readers. Oklahoma residents are asked to call 811 before starting a digging project to prevent injuries, property damage and outages. Digging even a shallow hole can damage lines. In fact, an underground utility line is damaged every six minutes because someone decided to dig before dialing 811. The call and the line locating service are provided for free to Oklahoma residents.

Tackling Special Needs through Peer Integration Program

For parents of children with special needs, the future often feels uncertain. Easter Seals Oklahoma is marked by the powerful symbol of the lily, a sign of hope and new beginnings, and the organization offers just that to children and adults with disabilities, and to the family members who love them.

New OCU Program Aims to Certify More Teachers

Most adults look back on their elementary school years as a time of wide-eyed exuberance. From story time and crafts to science experiments and sing-a-longs, most moments were joy- and wonder-filled, with little realization that foundational learning was occurring, too.

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5 Things I Learned from Summer Camp

5 Things I Learned from Summer Camp

Last week my son spent five full days in Lego camp at our local children's museum. He's done some five day a week camps and VBS before, but those have been half days, and the full day made a big difference in the whole experience. In spite of being worn out, he had a good time and enjoyed himself. Here are five things I learned from his week!

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Enjoying Life with Dorian


Cody

Cody

Have you ever been around a person who always seems to be positive and encouraging?

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Weekend Warrior

What to do and where to go in the OKC metro
Summer's end

Summer's end

It's true: time flies when you're having fun. This year's break has felt fast, the swiftest in recent memory as my husband and I parent three children under age 10. I hear that's how it goes; the seasons blend together, months turn into years and before we know it, the children grow up. Before the summer days are gone and childhood departs with them, we have more to do. Here's our bucket list.

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