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The World's Only Curious George Store, Harvard Square - A Sneak Peek

For anyone who has spent time in Harvard Square over the last few months, it has been hard to miss the activity going on at 1 JFK Street. Large, colorful pictures of Curious George lifting up a curtain and peeking out the store window should have been enough to pique any child’s - or adult's - curiosity.

We were definitely curious to know what was behind the curtain, and were lucky enough to have a behind-the-scenes tour of the store. We also met with Adam Hirsch, who, with his wife, Jamie, is responsible for all the activity. Even though the grand opening was still three weeks away at the time of our tour, it was clear that the World’s Only Curious George Store, Harvard Square is going to be an exciting place for children, one that both local families and out-of-towners will want to visit frequently.

STEM Fun: Cambridge Science Festival

Now in its fifth year, the Cambridge Science Festival is bigger than ever before.

Navigating the complex schedule of over 200 events over a nine-day period, April 20-29, can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to figure out which activities are best for your kids. I’ve picked a few great events for kids and families – read on for details about a few family-friendly highlights of this year’s festival.

Fun Things for Kids and Families to Do in Boston for Easter Weekend - 4/7 to 4/8

With two big holidays just around the corner, Boston is buzzing with bunnies, Easter egg hunts, and Passover preparations. There is still time for kids to see the Easter Bunny around town and take part in some really big Easter Egg hunts. Plus, we have some great ideas for ways to fill your Easter baskets and Easter eggs to celebrate at home.

If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with the kids during April Vacation Week in and around Boston, take a look at these terrific workshops, camps and programs. And be sure to check in on our calendar as we’re continually updating it with other special vacation events.

Here’s wishing everyone a great weekend. Read on for some of our suggestions of things to do. Enjoy!

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Kids in Boston - Contests, Festival, Workshops and a Walk

“Listen my children and you shall hear…” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Kids in the greater Boston area can celebrate with poetry contests, workshops, performances, a festival and an exploratory walk through the woods. Read on for a roundup of all things poetry.

Fun for the Whole Family in Boston: The Big Apple Circus

As our kids are growing up and starting to develop their own interests, it has become increasingly difficult to find an activity our whole family will enjoy. Each person has their own idea of fun, which often doesn’t even register on the rest of the family’s fun-o-meter. Happily, we discovered that the Big Apple Circus is an exception. The whole family enjoyed two hours of pure entertainment – we laughed, we gasped, we sat wide-eyed and momentarily frozen in our seats, wondering if the performers were really going to be able to pull it off (they did, of course).

Gluten Free Boston Kids: Glutenus Minimus Saves the Day

GLUTENUS MINIMUS HAS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS AS OF OCTOBER 2015

As a gluten free parent with two gluten intolerant kids, there are some things I really miss, like being able to go out for a quick slice of pizza.  I can’t tell you how many times we have gone to places that serve gluten free pizza, only to have them tell us they just ran out of the GF crust.  If someone in your family eats gluten free, you’ve probably had similar experiences. If you have, I have very good news for you: Glutenus Minimus, the gluten free bakery in Belmont, is now serving pizza!

It’s true. I have been there and seen it with my own eyes.

Arts and Crafts Places for Kids in Metro West Boston

Whether it’s extreme heat, freezing cold, or rain that sends your family running for cover, there’s no need to sit around at home. There are some great places in the Metrowest area for you and the kids to avoid the elements, create something wonderful, and maybe even make some new friends.

What’s New and Cool at the Museum of Science

There’s always something new at the Museum of Science to engage you and your young Einstein (or maybe Frankenstein) in scientific inquiry. The place is so humongous, it’s sometimes difficult to choose what to do while you’re there, given the kids’ limited attention spans and basic needs, like snack breaks and naps.

We like to see what’s new first, then visit some old favorites, like the schoolhouse and the Science in the Park exhibit. On our recent visit, we checked out the new gecko exhibit and spent a lot of time in the Discovery Center, which is a great place to go any time you visit with young children.

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