Kristen Sullivan

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Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Seuss, Stories, Swim Night February 27-March 3

February comes to an end this week. But, this weather has made it seem like it ended weeks ago! Our events calendar is exploding with activities for everyone in the family.

Get ready to celebrate the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss with birthday celebrations featuring stories, crafts, and games at Katharine Drexel Library, Wynnefield Library, Queen Memorial Library, and Cobbs Creek Library. Load up the stroller for a Squeaky Wheels tour of Winterthur. Visit Smith in the playhouse for its Family Mornings or see what's hopping at the Academy of Natural Science's Frogs: A Chorus of Colors exhibit and grab a bite to eat nearby afterwards. Finish out the week with a dip in the pool at Fitness Works.

Be sure to browse through our recently released March GoList to plan family activities for the month ahead. And, don't forget to cast your vote in our Philadelphia Besties for your chance to win FREE admission to Diggerland USA and Sahara Sam's.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Maple Sugar, Dr. Seuss, Performances February 25-26

Philly families have been spoiled with some delightful spring-like weather this February. Fill the beautiful weekend ahead with extraordinary fun that can be found in our events calendar.

Start the day off with a pancake breakfast at Tyler Arboretum or Churchville Nature Center as they both celebrate maple sugar season. Or, perhaps you prefer Green Eggs and Ham... Then get ready for Dr. Seuss story times held at Barnes & Nobles in Rittenhouse Square, Exton, and Bensalem, or Dr. Seuss' Birthday Bash at King of Prussia's Lakeshore. Finish off family fun by seeing a show such as Miss Nelson is Missing at Bristol Riverside Theater or The Jungle Book presented by the Pennsylvania Ballet II at Prince Theater.

Parenting Win! Cast your vote in our Philadelphia Besties for your chance to win FREE admission to Diggerland USA and Sahara Sam's. It's a win-win, just like our top picks for the weekend.

Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Book Events for Philly Kids

In classrooms throughout Philadelphia, children participate in Read Across America Day, an initiative that was started to instill and promote a love for reading. Every year, this event is held on March 2nd, the birthday of beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss.

Libraries, museums, and bookstores also spend time celebrating the delightfully zany books written by this great author. Books such as Green Eggs and  Ham, The Cat in the Hat, Hop on Pop, and my particular favorite, Oh, The Places You'll Go are held near and dear to many children and grown-ups alike. Certain venues throughout the area feature engaging and educational activities and even special guest appearances! We have rounded up some local events Philly families can enjoy together.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Skiing, OrKIDS, Yoga February 20-24

Despite the unseasonably warm February weather, Philly families should review their winter bucket list to ensure there is time during the season to participate in all the fun to be had.

Spend a day off from school with a local ski trip or snow tubing excursion. Lace up your skates and take a spin at an outdoor ice skating rink. Those interested in a unique experience can take a ride to Longwood Gardens for its OrKID Days, or see Riverdance on stage at The Playhouse in Wilmington. To unwind, try a pre/post natal yoga class at NEST Philadelphia or a Mommy and Me version at Linvilla Orchards. Complete the week by viewing the stars inside the West Chester University Planetarium.

Be sure to vote in our BESTIES contest to win great family prizes! Keep reading for our top picks of the week and get ready to cross a few more things off your winter bucket list.

Presidents' Day Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Museums, History, Shows Feb 18-20

It's Presidents' Day weekend! Parents throughout the Philadelphia area can turn to our events calendar for ways to keep their children learning and engaged over the long weekend ahead. From historical experiences to music to performances, there is something to satisfy everyone in the family.

This weekend features many museums offering free admission for guests on Monday such as the National Constitution Center, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, and the National Museum of American Jewish History. Kids interested in history may enjoy learning about colonial times at the Independence Visitors Center or the Betsy Ross House. Or, celebrate George Washington's birthday with the General himself at Valley Forge Historical National Park! Families looking to see a show can get tickets for Walnut Street Theatre's Garfield: The Musical With Cattitude or The Media Theatre's Disney's Cinderella Kids as both shows conclude this weekend.

Activities are constantly being added to our events calendar so be sure to check it regularly. In addition, follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest fun. And, don't forget- vote to win! Share your BESTIES for a chance to win great family prizes. Have a wonderful long weekend!

11 Historical Ways to Spend Presidents' Day Weekend for Philly Kids

Presidents' Day weekend is the time of year that Philly families enjoy a much-needed break during the throws of winter. Some may take a ski getaway or road trip, while others delight in a staycation. With so much history to offer, consider spending part of the holiday weekend by participating in some historic activities from our events calendar. These experiences not only entertain but also educate young and old alike. We have rounded up some of our favorites below.

Weekday Picks for Philly Kids: Storytimes, Nature, Circus February 13-17

"Enjoy the little things in life, for someday you will realize they were the big things" is how the saying goes. During this Valentine's Day week, Philly families can follow this wise advice by enjoying some simple, yet exciting moments with the little loves in their lives.

Story times are a great way to spend quality time with children. Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse, Delaware Art Museum, and Wissahickon Library all offer opportunities this week. Nature lovers can explore the outdoors with a visit to Tyler Arborteum so children can search for Footprints in the Snow or to Churchville Nature Center for star gazing at the winter skies. End the week by making a childhood memory at the circus.

Save a little love for your favorite spots and vote in our BESTIES contest. Now, browse through our top picks of the week as well as our entire events calendar to select something fun to do with the people you love the most.

School's Out Day Camps for Presidents' Day in the Philly Area

Monday, February 20th is Presidents' Day. And, although most children have the day off from school, many Philly parents are not so fortunate. Thankfully, we have rounded up some great one-day camp opportunities to make life a bit easier. Whether it is art, drama, or nature, there is something for everyone on the list. View the options below to see what best fits your child's personality and interests. If you happen to have the day off as well, be sure to browse our events calendar as we have listed many family-friendly activities throughout the Delaware Valley.