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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Oct. 2, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Oct. 2, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Sept. 4, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Youth Fall Sports: When and how should you start organized sports?

Youth Fall Sports: When and how should you start organized sports?

Sports are a great way to get your child interested in exercise and fitness. How do you know when it’s a good time to start your child in a sp…

August 07, 2014 3:38 pm Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Aug. 7, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

5 tips for making family trips with teens more fun

NEW YORK (AP) — Family travel falls into three distinct phases. First, there's the exhausting period of travel with crying babies who need dia…

July 20, 2014 5:55 pm

Local Revolutionary War sites teach children U.S. heritage

Local Revolutionary War sites teach children U.S. heritage

In 1840, seven years before he died, William Tuffs told a reporter for the Goshen Democrat about how he disguised himself with “sundry old clo…

July 03, 2014 1:50 pm Photos

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A capitol idea! Touring Indiana’s Statehouse

A capitol idea! Touring Indiana’s Statehouse

Looking for something that’s fun and educational for the whole family? Plan a visit to the Indiana State Capitol Building.

July 03, 2014 11:58 am Photos

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A Family Affair: Annual Fests and Fairs Fun for All Ages

A Family Affair: Annual Fests and Fairs Fun for All Ages

Each summer, Northwest Indiana comes to life with fairs and festivals that guarantee fun for all ages. From music festivals and county fairs t…

July 03, 2014 11:23 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for July 3, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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It doesn’t matter what, but children should read during the summer

It doesn’t matter what, but children should read during the summer

Local experts say it doesn’t matter what your children read during the summer, as long as they are reading on a daily basis.

June 30, 2014 11:36 am

Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

Just Add Water: Fireworks may be commonplace these days, but fireworks over a lake are still something special

One could make the argument that fireworks have lost some of their heat in recent times.

June 16, 2014 11:36 am Photos

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Bellaboo’s offers summer programs for young children

Bellaboo’s offers summer programs for young children

Kids aged 3 to 7 can participate in Camp Bellaboo, the fun-filled summer camp held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bellaboo’s.

June 08, 2014 9:00 am

Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Brick by brick: LEGO addicts use imaginations to build

Four-year-old Westin Hahn's love of LEGOs inspired his family to throw him a LEGO themed birthday party complete with a LEGO brick cake and cu…

June 08, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Creative Car Games: How to keep the whole family entertained while on long summer road trips

Creative Car Games: How to keep the whole family entertained while on long summer road trips

Summer is upon us, and that means road trips for many families.

June 05, 2014 11:00 am

From the Windy City to the Indy City: Indianapolis is top spot for family fun, cultural adventures

From the Windy City to the Indy City: Indianapolis is top spot for family fun, cultural adventures

It's road trip season and one of the best family road trips in the Midwest isn't too far from home.

June 05, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Keep the learning (and fun) going this summer with summer reading programs

Many libraries in the Northwest Indiana region host summer reading programs and they aren’t just great ways to keep kids coming to the library.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Challenger Learning Center lets kids learn about space through science

Children ages 6 and up have the opportunity to learn about space and science through day camps at the Challenger Learning Center in Hammond.

June 05, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

Fill those rainy days with words (and fun!)

This year’s long winter means many parents throughout Northwest Indiana area have exhausted their supply of indoor activities.

June 05, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Fun in the Sun: Local activities offer fun for all ages

Fun in the Sun: Local activities offer fun for all ages

Warmer weather has finally arrived and this summer is full of family-friendly events sure to keep kids and adults alike busy and happy. From b…

June 05, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for June 5, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

He's got the Magic: Schererville teen performs card magic around the region

Not every teenager spends their 16th birthday at a magic shop in Chicago, but Nathan Colwell of Schererville did.

June 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

Amusing Adventures: Tame and thrilling, old and new rides await visitors at amusement parks

One of the summer season’s most popular destinations is the amusement park. Visitors travel far and wide to visit parks across the country and…

May 31, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mom's Day: One of the best gifts is sharing an experience with mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. This Sunday will see plenty of carefully prepared breakfasts in bed, handmade cards, and flowers.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Bird Watching: Northwest Indiana offers an abundance of feathered species to appreciate

Bird Watching: Northwest Indiana offers an abundance of feathered species to appreciate

Despite Mother Nature's latest attempt at keeping winter around, Spring is officially here and bird enthusiasts say this is a great time to ca…

May 04, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago Day trips: Hop in the car and explore the city this summer

Chicago is such a wonderful destination. World class museums and zoos. Fabulous shopping and restaurants. Excellent theater and music. If you …

May 01, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Dunes Learning Center offers wide range of summer camps

Dunes Learning Center offers wide range of summer camps

Kids who love the outdoors have a wide range of camping options, including overnight camps and nighttime hikes at the Indiana Dunes National L…

May 01, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Springtime events offer fun for the whole family

Now that spring is in full swing, it's time to get out of the house, explore the outdoors, learn something new, or just spend some quality tim…

May 01, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Fun at the Zoo: Area zoos offer unique, exotic experiences for families

Fun at the Zoo: Area zoos offer unique, exotic experiences for families

Families who love visiting the zoo have plenty to look forward to this summer. In addition to spending time with animals, they can sign up for…

May 01, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

Jump in the car for family fun in Southwest Michigan

With sunny skies and warm weather (finally), it’s time to hit the road for some family fun in Southwest Michigan, the perfect drive for a grea…

May 01, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for May 1, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for May 1, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for April 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for April 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

Playing games with kids a winning strategy: Board games provide teachable moments

When parents play board games with their children, there are scads of opportunities for the kids—and their parents—to learn.

March 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stir Crazy Crafts: Get through cabin fever with these DIY ideas

Stuck in the house with your family and have nothing to do? These creative crafts will help alleviate any cabin fever kids are experiencing th…

March 06, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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'Kids Korner' gets children involved at the Home and Lifestyle Show

'Kids Korner' gets children involved at the Home and Lifestyle Show

The 36th Annual Home and Lifestyle Show is not for adults only but instead the focus is on family fun for everyone.

March 06, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Local Tamburitza promotes the experience and legacy of the Duquesne Tamburitzans

Local Tamburitza promotes the experience and legacy of the Duquesne Tamburitzans

The lure of Tamburitza—the lively Eastern European folk music combined with dance and colorful, finely embroidered costumes captured John Pruz…

March 06, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for March 6, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for March 6, 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

Keep kids busy inside as winter cold lingers

The subzero temperatures and excessive amounts of snow are forcing parents to be creative to keep their kids entertained and occupied.

March 05, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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From painting parties to trains and princesses, children’s party themes run the gamut

From painting parties to trains and princesses, children’s party themes run the gamut

Bounce houses and pizza parties are always popular birthday party destinations, but there are plenty of creative birthday party ideas for kids…

February 23, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

Introducing Leonardo: Most well-preserved dinosaur in the world resides at Indy museum

What kid isn’t fascinated with dinosaurs? We see them in movies and books and play with miniature versions, but how often are we exposed to tr…

February 23, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

Dunes camp teaches families about maple sugaring

The Dunes Learning Center will hold its first ever family camp this weekend, giving parents and kids the opportunity to explore maple sugaring…

February 21, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Lots of snow means lots of skiing opportunities

Lots of snow means lots of skiing opportunities

For Lowell resident Michele Johnson, cross country skiing at Lemon Lake County Park is a family affair.

February 16, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Presidents come to life through books and movies

Presidents come to life through books and movies

Visit any book store or library and you'll likely find several books on past presidents.

February 06, 2014 11:30 am

Party like a president

Party like a president

As most kids celebrate a day off from school Feb. 17, the nation will mark Presidents’ Day.

February 06, 2014 7:15 am

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Feb., 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Feb., 2014

Our monthly round-up of new children's media.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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5 Fun Winter Family Getaways

5 Fun Winter Family Getaways

The holidays are now behind us and there are some long weeks and months ahead before spring break, but if you’re looking for a break to take b…

January 02, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Get up and move: Keep your family active this winter season

Get up and move: Keep your family active this winter season

We all know that exercise is important but this time of year it is a lot easier to bundle up in a blanket and watch television than to venture…

January 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Start the New Year off with healthy family fun

Start the New Year off with healthy family fun

This year resolve to have more fun and spend more family time together, all while staying healthy, with these winter activities in Northwest Indiana.

January 02, 2014 7:45 am Photos

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Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Jan. 2, 2014

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa for Jan. 2, 2014

Here's our monthly showcase of the latest and greatest new selections in media for youth.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Santa Diaries: A look in to the life of Santa in the region

Catching up to Santa Claus for an interview can be a challenge, especially now when he’s busy getting ready for the holidays.

December 22, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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