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2014 Summer Reading Programs Guide

2014 Summer Reading Programs Guide

Summer vacation does not have to mean a vacation from reading! The summer months are a great time to expand your child's literary world, teach them to enjoy reading for pleasure, help sharpen school skills and bridge the gap between school years. There are also many programs available to reward your reader this summer!
Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

The Oklahoma City area is host to endless family activities, but if you're willing to cross the border into Kansas, two out-of-this-world attractions await.
Best Places in OKC to Explore Nature

Best Places in OKC to Explore Nature

There is no better time than spring to get outside and enjoy nature with your family. And the best news is, you don’t have to travel far to experience the wonders of nature. It’s all right here in Oklahoma. Ready to unplug and reconnect with your family? Here are five beautiful places to rediscover nature close to home.
Best Places to Have Fun with Teens & Tweens

Best Places to Have Fun with Teens & Tweens

When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love and that families can enjoy together. Knowing the importance of continuing to connect and have fun together, we are pleased to share five venues in the OKC metro that are perfect for spending time with your teen—and may even earn you a “Coolest Mom Ever” award.
When Valentine's Day Isn't All Hearts & Flowers...

When Valentine's Day Isn't All Hearts & Flowers...

Although the reality of Valentine’s Day is sometimes less fun than anticipated, there are important ways that you can help your child manage her expectations as well cope with any unavoidable disappointment. In fact, Valentine’s Day will likely not be the only disappointment that your child experiences in her life, so this is an opportunity to teach her important skills that she can use at other times.
The Smart Mom’s Guide to Fun Indoor Play Places

The Smart Mom’s Guide to Fun Indoor Play Places

Whether it's extreme heat, rain, snow or ice, Oklahoma weather can certainly cause us to seek indoor fun. What’s a smart mom to do to keep her kids entertained and let them burn off energy? The OKC metro offers a variety of places for indoor active play with young children—and here are the details you need to know.
Editor’s Picks: Best places to get creative in the OKC metro

Editor’s Picks: Best places to get creative in the OKC metro

If cold temperatures have you seeking ways to keep your kids entertained indoors, we are pleased to suggest the following venues that provide fun ways to get creative!
Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

Thinking Outside the (Lunch) Box

The nutrition you provide during lunchtime replenishes your kids throughout the day. Ready to jazz up your child’s lunch? Try out these great recipes.
Giving Back this Holiday Season

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Three ways your family can embrace the holiday spirit.
A Teachable Moment: Boredom Busters

A Teachable Moment: Boredom Busters

The stretch of time bookended by the excitement of the new school year, and the start of the holidays, can feel long and boring for many kids—even though it is only a few weeks.Below are three ways to help your child learn to manage well when confronted with situations or times that aren’t terribly exciting.
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