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Great American Backyard Campout
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Great American Backyard Campout

In an admirable effort to reconnect our modern children with nature and the outdoors The National Wildlife Federation is sponsoring the 2006 Great American Backyard Campout on Saturday June 24th. The idea is a simple one: gather up your kids, pitch a tent in your backyard or local park and […]

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The Newport Folk Festival Primer for Families

Unlike other big summer music festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, Newport Folk offers a more manageable atmosphere with decent size but not overpowering crowds. The pace of life at this festival is tailored made for your child’s first concert/festival experience as both days run from 11:30am to only 7pm which […]

Children's Book Reviews

OWTK – Monthly Book Suggestions for May 2006 – Chris Raschka

My wife and I introduce books to our daughter that look interesting and have a great story behind the images. We do not specifically follow the recommended ages and thus we tend to have some longer, more wordy books available for our little girl. She, in turn, has responded by […]

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Traveling in Europe with Kids

Here is a helpful blog post on traveling throughout Europe with your kids by your side:http://spaces.msn.com/ordinarylifegift/Blog/cns!87132C060150A3FE!1460.entry Please share your experiences on traveling overseas with your children – post a comment! Jeffhttp://www.outwiththekids.com

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Seattle Event for Kids

Here is a great sounding event for our friends in Seattle. KEXP, which may very well be the finest independent radio station in America, is hosting their first ever Kids Dance Party. Here are the details from the site (http://www.kexp.org):“KEXP would like to invite you and your kids to join […]

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New York Times – Sunday's Travel Section

Sunday’s New York Times provides the material for today’s post. Two articles in the Travel section are highlighted. The first discusses the challenges of traveling with modern day teenagers:http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/05/21/travel/21teen.html?pagewanted=print And the 2nd calls out websites similar to Outwiththekids.com – those sites trying to fill a void in the internet travel […]

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Paris with kids

Great little article in Feb. 19th’s Sunday New York Times focusing on Paris as a Kid friendly destination: http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/02/19/travel/19kids.html?pagewanted=printSome very useful information, especially the bits about the Rodin Musuem/Garden (A “garden only” ticket costs just 1 euro, which is why many Parisian families frequent this gated green art gallery, with […]

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Music under the Stars – New York's River to River Festival

This is an exciting time of year. Summer concerts are being announced and vacation plans are being made. On the East Coast, I recommend the River to River Festival in New York City. The Festival runs from June through September and features hundreds of free events including popular music, dance, […]

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