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For kids, summertime means funnertime. For parents, however, summer outings aren’t getting any cheaper. But there are ways to stretch the family-fun dollar. Here are a few: Summer Savings Card. A wide range of special two-for-one offers is available from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. The deals (read more)
There’ll be lots of kids fighting the zombie apocalypse in Miami this summer. And saving the world from unimaginable monsters. And racing through space, hitting the slopes and experiencing just about any other thrill you can think of — all the while safe from the South Florida sun. They’ll be (read more)
For kids, summertime means funnertime. For parents, however, summer outings aren’t getting any cheaper. But there are ways to stretch the family-fun dollar. Here are a few: Miami Attraction & Museum Month. Through May 31, a plethora of family-friendly venues are offering deep savings on admissions, including BOGO offers at (read more)
From 3D printing to virtual reality headsets, services offered by your local library are becoming more and more technologically cutting-edge. Now here comes one that’s as unusual and it is refreshingly retro: miniature golf. On May 18-19, two floors of NSU Alvin Sherman Library — decidedly not your average library (read more)
2019-special-needs-mflwhitesmoke600#97ca3d Special Needs ResourcesSpecial Needs Activities Adaptive Recreational Activities Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation Miami-Dade County’s parks department offers extensive programs for those with physical, developmental, intellectual, visual and hearing disabilities. Activities include adaptive sports programs, aquatics, social gatherings and special events. 305-755-7848 TTY Line: 711 www.miamidade.gov/parks Special Olympics This (read more)
2019-special-needs-bflwhitesmoke600#97ca3d Special Needs ResourcesSpecial Needs Activities Adaptive Recreational Activities Best Day Foundation Provides children and young adults with special needs the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities including surfing, body boarding, kayaking and more. 1-800-309-2815 www.bestdayfoundation.org Broward County Parks and Recreation Broward County’s parks department offers extensive (read more)
You wouldn’t know it now that it’s taken root in its beautiful, groundbreaking home in Davie, but Young At Art museum’s original incarnation was as a nomad. Founded by artists Esther and Mindy Shrago, Young At Art roamed South Florida for its first two years as a Museum Without Walls (read more)
Summer camp is a good place to send elementary-age kids so they aren’t sitting around the house bored and so they’ll make friends and learn new things while having fun. As kids grow out of their “little kid years,” parents sometimes forget that they still need the kinds of experiences (read more)
Science has proven what parents already know: Whining is the most annoying sound on earth. A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Biology found that when compared to other forms of speech, including baby talk, whining was uniquely distracting, causing listeners to tune in to the whining at the (read more)
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Most parents give their kids a regular allowance — some a few dollars a week, others substantially more. But is that advisable? And if it is, how much should you give and when should you start? Experts agree that an allowance can teach kids important money-management skills, like how to (read more)