Get out and play! With the weather outside finally cooperating, visit your local as well as not so local playgrounds where your family can spend the day playing, picnicking, exploring and burning off some energy. >>
Put some history and fun into Black History Month in February. Boston offers some interesting sites for kids and adults alike. You'll learn a lot about the 19th-century African Americans who lived freely here while others were living in slavery. >>
It's a big year for the Boston Children's Museum. The museum is celebrating its 100th year of operation with a special focus on the "power of play" and an acknowledgement that parents and other adults play just as hard as the kids here. >>
Children look forward to their birthday every year. Finding the perfect entertainer for your child’s birthday party can be challenging. Check out the list below for a list of clowns, magicians and storytellers. >>
What’s the best way to entertain a child at a birthday party? For a “jumping” good time, rent a bounce house for the birthday boy or birthday girl and he or she is guaranteed to have a blast with friends! Even adults can get in on the action. >>
Have you ever wondered where to go for the best ice cream? Maybe you're searching for a new pediatrician? Or you want to try a different restaurant for dinner? Perhaps you're shopping for a party dress or suit for a special event.? >>
Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors >>
Home birthday parties require games and activities to keep your party guests happy and engaged. Here, from some experts in the field of keeping kids busy – camp directors – are some great new ideas for games, art activities and even quieter pursuits. >>
Whale Watching season in Massachusetts is from April to October. If you are looking for the right whale watching cruise for your family, check out the list below. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, a jacket or windbreaker and your camera! >>
Take your family on a camping adventure. We’ve compiled a list of the best family campgrounds in Massachusetts and around New England. Surround yourself with nature at one of these family-friendly campsites. >>
Beach parties are good for any season, whether it’s indoors or outdoors. A party themed around the ocean gives you the freedom and flexibility to be creative and will allow your child to enjoy their birthday at the beach. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!