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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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Holidays in Chicago: Step out of the Region to find holiday events in the city for the whole family

Holidays in Chicago: Step out of the Region to find holiday events in the city for the whole family

The holiday season in Chicago sparkles with lights and many fun events for families to do. Here's our list of what’s best this season

December 15, 2013 10:30 am Photos

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Crafts allow kids to help with holiday decorating

Crafts allow kids to help with holiday decorating

With holiday breaks from school approaching, and the cold already here, crafts are the perfect way to spend quality time with kids while exerc…

December 13, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Elves spread holiday cheer

Elves spread holiday cheer

As the holiday season approaches, little magical elves are descending on hundreds of homes around Northwest Indiana, peeking in on little kids…

December 05, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Think outside the toy box: Unique gift ideas for kids

Elmo, Barbie, Minnie, Woody… each of these beloved characters are huge hits in the “big box” toy stores every year. Your kids love them, but t…

December 05, 2013 7:45 am Photos

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Museum of Science and Industry brings Disney magic into holiday decorating

Museum of Science and Industry brings Disney magic into holiday decorating

Mickey Mouse and his friends have added their magical touch to the holiday celebration at the Museum of Science and Industry.

December 03, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Legoland offers holiday fun

Legoland offers holiday fun

Legoland Discovery Center Chicago will become a winter wonderland for the month of December, as the center celebrates a Holly Jolly Holiday, s…

December 03, 2013 10:00 am Photos

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Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving

Teaching children the true meaning of Thanksgiving

Ask any child about Thanksgiving and you're likely to hear about pilgrims and Indians and turkeys.

November 24, 2013 8:30 am Photos

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Beat cabin fever before it starts: The region offers many family-friendly cold weather activities

Beat cabin fever before it starts: The region offers many family-friendly cold weather activities

Even in late fall, with just wisps of leaves remaining on bare branches and winds sometimes chill and sharp, there’s still plenty to do in Nor…

November 17, 2013 12:00 pm Photos

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Crafts let everyone participate in the Thanksgiving day table

Crafts let everyone participate in the Thanksgiving day table

The weeks leading up to the holiday is a great time to gather children and plan the perfect fall decorations to adorn the table and welcome guests.

November 10, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Channel the spirit of creativity with Halloween crafts

Channel the spirit of creativity with Halloween crafts

Ghosts, goblins and mummies - they all have one thing in common. They make great ideas for crafts.

October 21, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

Safety First: Ways to stay safe and still have fun on Halloween

The costumes, the pumpkins, the candy... so much about Halloween is fun and exciting for kids.

October 21, 2013 11:30 am Photos

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Lego event is haunting good time

Lego event is haunting good time

For Andrew Johnson the goal for any event is to transform Legoland and make the center as immersive as possible.

October 21, 2013 9:30 am Photos

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Bellaboo's Black Cat's Meow offers kooky, not spooky, Halloween fun

Bellaboo's Black Cat's Meow offers kooky, not spooky, Halloween fun

Young children who want to celebrate with a kooky, not spooky, Halloween party should attend the Bellaboo's Black Cat's Meow Oct. 24.

October 03, 2013 11:00 am Photos

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Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

Local kids get involved in the harvest season with 4-H

4-H, now in its 111th year, teaches its young members a wide variety of skills, including arts, crafts, aerospace, music, life skills and more…

October 03, 2013 9:45 am Photos

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Family-friendly haunted events bring a little fright and lots of fun

Family-friendly haunted events bring a little fright and lots of fun

‘Tis the season for thrills and chills but as many parents of young children know, sometimes too much thrilling and chilling spoils the fun.

October 03, 2013 8:00 am Photos

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Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep

Zoos make party animals out of goats and sheep

Sheep and goats may not be known as party animals, but they're increasingly at the center of the celebration as petting zoos grow in popularit…

September 29, 2013 7:45 am

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