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: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on November 29, 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: 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:
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…
Category: Metro Parent, New Issue // Posted on November 1, 2013 // Leave a Comment
The November issue of Metro Parent is out now, with a feature exploring the wonderful world of surrogacy and another on local cooking programs for kids. You’ll also find an Out & About column introducing you to the Oregon Rail Heritage Center — and the popular Holiday Express train — plus a Family Fare on Yummy Mongolian BBQ. Our Viewpoint offers a local doctor’s perspective on sports physicals and heart screening for young athletes, and our Angels Among Us column features the Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center.
This month’s Family Calendar is packed with fun activities and events, including a special section on festive fun as we head into the holiday season.
So what are you waiting for? Pick up your copy — or read it online — today!
Category: Education, New Issue // Posted on October 7, 2013 // Leave a Comment
Metro Parent’s annual Education & Enrichment Guide is all new and packed with information and listings to help you support your child’s academic success. Inside you’ll find features on online education, arts education in local private schools, and the new Common Core State Standards, plus tips on helping your child succeed in math and making the most of open houses and school visits. You’ll also find more than 100 listings for local schools, tutors and enrichment programs for kids of all ages. More…
Category: New Issue // Posted on October 1, 2013 // Leave a Comment
The October issue of Metro Parent is on the stands and online now, with loads of information to help you have a happy and healthy fall! Our family wellness feature — Fall-into-Winter Wellness — offers tips on keeping your family healthy throughout the cold, wet months ahead.
In the rest of the magazine, we focus on FUN! Our annual Performing Arts Preview has the scoop on upcoming performances from the area’s best theater, music, dance and puppet companies, and our Halloween & Harvest Guide More…
Category: New Issue // Posted on August 29, 2013 // Leave a Comment
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The September issue of Metro Parent — on the stands and online now — is packed with useful information to help you start the school year right and celebrate your child’s next milestone!
Inside, you’ll find two features on technology and kids: Tech Tools in Schools, which explores how local schools are using interactive tech devices to enhance education; and Babes in Tech Land, which delves into the modern parenting challenges that surround electronic devices and young children. You’ll also find a fabulous feature on birthday parties (Best. Birthday. Ever!), in which local parents share their most memorable birthday party triumphs. More…