Category: Camps, New Issue // Posted on February 27, 2014 // Leave a Comment
Spring has sprung, which means summer is just around the corner. Have you figured out your kids’ summer camp schedule yet?
If not, never fear. Our 2014 Summer Camps Guide has loads of information about local camps for kids of all ages. The issue includes articles on summer camp basics, plus features exploring technology camps and service camps to inspire kids to create and give back. You’ll also find a comprehensive list of local camps and other summer learning activities.
Pick up a copy today, or check it out online for all the information you need to make this summer a success!
Category: New Issue // Posted on February 19, 2014 // Leave a Comment
Our February issue is on the stands and online now, featuring our annual Birthday Party Resource Guide. The guide includes hundreds of listings for party services and venues around the area, giving you all the information and inspiration you need to plan your family’s celebrations all year long.
We also present an article on Family Science Field Trips, with ideas for exploring science and nature with kids of all ages at attractions throughout the area. Our Out & About column takes you to the Mt. Hood Skibowl Tube & Adventure Park, and This Just In … explores new family-friendly exhibits at local museums. In DIY Family Fun, you’ll learn how to make a birthday cake with kids as young as 4, and Voices in Parenting introduces you to our Work-Life Shuffle columnist Julia Silverman. In Angels Among Us, we shine the spotlight on northwest Portland’s Friendly House.
Pick up your festive copy, or read it online, today.
Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 31, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Our first issue of 2014 is on the stands and online now! Inside you’ll find a feature on fostering a global education — from language immersion programs and foreign exchange experiences to hosting foreign exchange students and more. You’ll also find a feature exploring the many faces of family-friendly yoga, including yoga for pregnancy and labor, mama-baby yoga, kids yoga, and yoga for children with special needs. January also marks the beginning of our extensive open house listings for 2014, which appear both in print and online from January through March.
We’re also introducing three new department this month. More…
Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 19, 2013 // Leave a Comment
‘Tis the season … for Metro Parent’s annual Family Resource Guide! The guide, which will hit the stands toward the end of December, is already available online. It’s packed with information on family-friendly activities, destinations and businesses as well as family resources and parent education opportunities. This is the metro area’s most comprehensive family resource guide, and it’s FREE! More…
Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on December 18, 2013 // Leave a Comment
The December issue of Metro Parent is on the stands with a festive holiday focus. Inside you’ll find our annual Holiday Gift Guide, with recommendations for kids of all ages, plus sections on family gifts, family-friendly music and a few fun ideas for “the adult who has everything.” (Don’t miss our Holiday Gift Giveaway Dec. 8-14 on pdxkidscalendar.com.) We also present our annual roundup of festive fun (aka “Holiday Highlights”) and a feature called “The Spirit of the Season” detailing simple ideas to make the holidays more meaningful and magical — and less stressful.
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also find a guide to local Winter Break Camps (it’s not too late to sign up!), More…
Category: Contests, Holidays // Posted on December 8, 2013 // Leave a Comment
In our December issue, we present our annual Holiday Gift Guide with recommendations for exceptional gifts for kids of all ages. This year, we’ve added a new dimension to our Gift Guide with a fabulous Holiday Gift Giveaway!
Here’s how it works: We’ve gathered a number items from each category in our Gift Guide (Family Gifts, Ages 0-2, Ages 3-5, Ages 6-10, and Ages 11-14) to create five special gift packages. You can enter to win one package or enter for all five. A different winner will be selected at random in each of the five categories.
All five giveaways are open for entries beginning today, Dec. 8, and ending Dec. 14. Winners will be announced online on Monday, Dec. 16. For details on the prizes in each category and how to enter, visit pdxkidscalendar.com/giftgiveaway.
Category: Cooking // Posted on November 8, 2013 // Leave a Comment
In our November issue, we introduce you to three local cooking programs that cater to budding young chefs. The following sidebar, which discusses some simple ways to encourage kids to explore cooking, didn’t make it into print, so we thought we’d share it with you here:
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There are many ways to encourage kids to explore the world of cooking.
One tried and true method is through gardening. Portland mom and cooking teacher Katherine Deumling says her 6-year-old son, Ellis, loves some vegetables and hates others. While his preferences vary over time, More…