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15 Ideas for a Fun Winter Olympics Party with Kids

In addition to being incredibly cool and thrilling—flips off the halfpipe! football-field-length ski jumps! a sport actually named skeleton!—the Winter Olympics are a time to come together with family and friends and feel pride in our country's athletes. Most importantly, in the Olympic spirit, the Games are a time to connect with the other cultures of our small world. I say that calls for a celebration of Olympic proportions! Here are 15 ideas for a kid-centered Winter Olympics party, whether it’s with just your immediate family or 50 of your closest friends. We’ve chosen simple, inexpensive, and fun ways to get together and celebrate the excitement of the Olympics, cultural understanding, wintertime, and family time.

February GoList: The Best Things To Do With Philly Kids

We've had some frigid days in Philly this year, and we may be looking at quite a few more before spring finally arrives. Luckily, there's plenty of fun for Philly kids indoors if you're not ready to brave the chills outside. Whether you're just looking for a place to drop-in, or trying to save a little money this winter, we've got a little something for everyone. We've got shows galore and fun for even the littlest ones! So, stay warm and have fun this February, Philly!

Don't forget, there are tons more great events listed in our event calendar every day. 

Beauty and the Beast Aboard the Disney Dream: Cruising the Caribbean with Belle

Following last year's announcement of a Beauty and the Beast themed European river cruise, Disney Cruise Lines has opened a spectacular new stage production of Beauty and the Beast exclusively on the Disney Dream. I can’t recommend this show enough—it’s sure to be a highlight of anyone's vacation (maybe even more than the all-you-can-eat-soft-serve)—and who knew you could improve on a trip to the Bahamas?

30 Things To Do With Preschoolers This Winter

Toddlers are little balls of boundless energy. Winter can sometimes seem like the worst time of year for toddlers, especially when a cold snap comes through that drives everyone a little crazy with cabin fever. But even in winter there are tons of fun indoor and outdoor activities that are just right for the little ones to get out and have some fun! Whether you are up for an adventure, or need to work off some energy, or want to start making memories with classic Philly experiences, we've taken the liberty of rounding up some of the best things to do with toddlers in and around Philadelphia.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Overnights, Celebrations, Shows January 27-28

The end of January brings much winter fun to the Delaware Valley for Philly families. From overnight experiences to winter celebrations to dazzling performances, the entire family can look forward to an amazing weekend.

If you are looking for something unique, pack a bag and 'camp out' at Franklin Institute or Tyler Arboretum. Families who enjoy learning about science can head to Hagley Museum or the American Helicopter Museum for special programming. Embrace winter at Mt. Holly's Fire & Ice Festival, Lambertville/New Hope's Winter Festival, or Blue Mountain Resort's Winter Fest. Perhaps you have had your fill of winter and are hoping the groundhog does not see his shadow. In that case, round out the weekend with one of these delightful performances on stage at Perelman Theater, Delaware Children's Theatre, The Media Theatre, and even Parkway Central Library.

For more ideas, continue reading for our top picks. Enjoy!

Toys 'R' Us to Close 182 Stores Nationwide – See the Full List

On the heels of its bankruptcy filing last year, Toys "R" Us says it will close more than 180 stores nationwide, according to court documents submitted this week by the retailer. The restructing includes the closure of the Babies "R" Us in New York City's Union Square, the Toys "R" Us in the company's hometown of Wayne, New Jersey, more locations in the NYC suburbs of Westchester and Long Island, and across the country, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Texas, and California.

Hands On Philly: 8 Philly Spaces Where Kids Can Touch Things

Let's face it, kids can sometimes be a little crazy- especially when you've been cooped up in the house for too long. But sometimes, when kids have too much energy they just want to grab and touch EVERYTHING. So, where can you go? We've rounded up some great Philly play areas and museums where kids can go nuts and touch anything they want, and you don't have to worry about it!

The best part of some of Philly’s museums and venues is the freedom. There are plenty of great options where kids can roam free and get really interactive!

9 Best Florida Beach Vacation Destinations for Families

Sure, we all love a good spa resort or ski trip, but if the relentless winter has worn you down, know that there are balmy breezes, sandy beaches, and palm trees awaiting you in Florida

February's rounding the bend and spring is not quite ready to make an appearance; I can't think of a better time to the south for a fun family vacation—maybe for the kids' spring break from school. As a mother of two little ones living in Florida, I know the best spots for families on both coasts. Check out my favorite beach destinations for little and big (that means you!) kids alike.

20 Philly Museums You Can Go to for Free

Museums are a great way to spend a family weekend, but if you don't have a membership, admission can add up quickly, especially if you have a large family. Thankfully, Philadelphia and its suburbs are home to a number of museums where kids can learn and play all for free. Not all of these museums are free all the time, so make sure to check for details about dates and times.

Whether your little ones are interested in art, science, history, or even shoes, Philly’s museums will have something to satisfy them (and you!).

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