Tag Archives: Kids

Dig Deeper at the Saint Louis Science Center’s New Exhibit

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Written by Kathy Sutton. Chicken chats, cow milkings, native bumblebees, a planting robot, mini-tractors kids can ride – all this and more are coming to the Science Center June 18 when it opens “GROW,” the center’s first major addition since 1991. Visitors can learn all about farming and the journey food takes from farm to fork at the $7 million, …

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Summer Road Trips: The St. Louis Area

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School may be the farthest thing from your kids’ minds for 90 glorious days of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t learn a thing or two – and have fun doing it – during these days of freedom. This summer, help your kids learn about the Show-Me State by visiting these spots where kids and learning go hand-in-hand. Best …

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Summer Road Trips: Cape Girardeau

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Cape Girardeau: Where Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand Perched on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, Cape Girardeau is a small city packed with big learning opportunities for you and your kiddos this summer! Start your weekend at the Cape Riverfront Market, where weekly demonstrations and the monthly Marketeer’s Club illustrate how food is grown, teach about good …

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Summer Road Trips: St. Joseph

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For football lovers like us, there is no better way to spend a summer morning in St. Jo than at the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp. Watching some of the nation’s best players up close gives you a new appreciation for their size and strength, and gives a preview of the coming season. But training camp isn’t just about …

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Summer Road Trips: Hannibal

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AKA “Edutainment”; or “How to get the kids to learn something on your vacation without them realizing it” We understand.  The last bell of the semester rings, and suddenly it seems like half of what your children learned that year is magically sucked from their brains.  Endless days of video games, sports and free time stretch before their eyes, while …

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Being in Nature Gets Kids Talking

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I was born with the gift of gab. I love talking to people—friends, family, even perfect strangers. So you can imagine my dilemma, distress really, that I have two boys, nine and 11, who rarely want to talk to me … THEIR OWN MOTHER! Over the years, I’ve tried numerous tactics to get them to talk and one solution always …

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101 Days of Summer in Missouri

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Caves are cool, fish are biting, music fills the air, ribs are in the smoker and the home team’s rivals are in town for the weekend. It doesn’t get much better than summer in Missouri. Unofficially, summer lasts 101 days (starting the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and stretching through Labor Day), which is barely enough time to take care …

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Looking Forward to Spring at Lake of the Ozarks

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Is winter worrying you? Well, let’s think of a weather warmup with water and wakes to help shake off old man Winter. The time of year has arrived when spring fever gets folks at Lake of the Ozarks, and all over our great state of Missouri, in its grip. We attend boat shows and spring festivals, and start thinking about …

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Missouri Has Your Perfect Escape (Room)

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Escape games are the new craze across the country for family, friends and co-workers looking to hone their critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and work as a team to achieve one common goal: escaping a locked room. Most escape games range from a 15 – 30 percent success rate. Missouri does not fall short when it comes to these large-scale brain …

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Let It Snow in St. Louis

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Isn’t it thrilling when it snows?  There’s plenty to see and do, so don’t let the weather prevent you from enjoying the season in St. Louis. The City Museum is always a unique way to spend your time indoors. Not actually a museum, this wonderland was a shoe factory transformed into an artsy playground in a warehouse of recycled fun for the …

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