This year, take a fresh look at your hometown and the surrounding areas and take your kids to one (or a few) of these great events. Packed with history, Ansonia, also known as the "Copper City," has some great annual traditions and tasty destinations to check out. A true small-town in New Haven County, Ansonia loves football and claims the very first American bicycle, patented by Pierre Lallemont.
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The annual holiday season fast approaches and everyone is getting busy making preparations for Thanksgiving. Your family may be eating with relatives or dining alone, but at some point, kids want the turkey to make his grand appearance a lot faster than he usually can. Or the food has all been eaten and you're looking for something to do. Have fun at one of these great events/places on Thanksgiving weekend.
Spicy or robust, fruit-flavored or floral, a hot cup of tea can set the right tone for time with anyone special, but especially with one of your own children! Are you looking to spend some special time with a tween or teen? Or trying to occupy a rainy afternoon? Take them out for a cup of tea in one of these Connecticut tea rooms and see how the conversation flows.
When you are looking for something to do with your toddler, there are two priorities: that your child will be allowed to touch things and that you don't have to drive too far to get there. There is nap time to think about! Below are twenty-five awesome places to take your little ones before they start Kindergarten. For further reading, don't forget to check out 120 Things to do with Kids Before They Grow
Run on down to the Connecticut Trolley Museum for their annual Rails to the Darkside event, and you might end up running away in fright! As mentioned in Mommy Poppin's Scariest Haunted Houses and Attractions, this event is not for kids nor for the faint of heart. For lots more Halloween Fun, spooky and non spooky, check out our Halloween Guide.
Hundreds of parents in Connecticut have made the decision to bring their children home from public and private schools this year. These families join the thousands of other families who have been instructing their children from home already. Although the reasons parents choose to instruct their children from home differ widely, their numbers are on the rise. According to the National Home Education Research Institute, there are around 2.3 million home educated students in the United States and the numbers are growing annually between 2 and 8 percent. If you are one of the families who have made this decision, you may be wondering where to start.
Do your kids love animals? Are they fascinated by butterflies and don't mind the sound of crunching leaves under foot? There are many opportunities for your little science buff to discover nature, investigate planets and anything science related. Check out these great science museums and nature centers in the Hartford area. Of course, don't forget to check out our Kid Friendly CT Museum Guide for lots of other great suggestions of places to go too.