Head injuries are on the rise, but so is awareness about what to do
 
At Camp Kesem, a normal camp experience is the goal
 
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Spanish-immersion camp at Joyce Preschool offers life skills, cultural lessons
 
 
Out & About
 
Wee Wednesdays
When: Apr 16, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
When: Apr 17, 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Teen Takeover
When: Apr 17, 5:00-9:00 p.m.
Where: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: walkerart.org/calendar/2014/teen-takeover
Family Fridays at the Global Market
When: Apr 18, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Raindrops and Rabbits Puppet Show
When: Apr 18, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center
Cost: $2 per child
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com
Minneapolis Support Group for Families
When: Apr 18, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 50th & Knox Avenue South
Cost: FREE
Website: www.namihelps.org
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Tail Time!
Every Monday, 10:30 a.m.
Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis
wildrumpusbooks.com
Mommy+Me Music Class
Every Thursday, 3:30 p.m.
Teeny Bee Boutique, St. Paul
teenybeeboutique.com
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Opening Feb. 28
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
chanhassendt.com
Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice
Mar 1 to May 26
Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
mcm.org
Ultimate Dinosaurs
Mar 1 to Aug 24
Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
smm.org
Progression Course for Teens
Tuesdays
Fuller Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
namihelps.org
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Farm Babies
When: Apr 1 to Apr 30
Where: Wells Fargo Family Farm, Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: FREE
Website: mnzoo.org
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Jen Wittes
With Earth Day approaching, you might be wondering how to involve your toddler in the ecological discussion. They are old enough now to enjoy some Earth Day events, participate in eco-friendly habits...
 
  Baby on Board
Shannon Keough
When signing up for baby-related classes, expectant parents might schedule time to learn about labor and delivery, breastfeeding and basic childcare. But parents-to-be are unlikely to find a class...
 
  Ask the Pediatrician
Peter Dehnel MD
Q: My kids love sports, but I’m concerned with overloading their schedules. How much is too much? A: Participation in sports can be very good for children and teens. It can promote positive...
 
  Tween Scene
Joy Riggs
One of the best coaches I ever had as a kid was my older brother, Pete. He spent hours with me on our front lawn in the summer, patiently instructing me on how to position my glove to catch grounders...
 
  Grows on Trees
Kara McGuire
April is Financial Literacy Month, but as parents, we know teaching money matters is a year-round affair. Each trip to the store. When a child asks us about how much the house is worth. After handing...
 
Book Shelf
 
 
By Peter Abrahams; Illustrated by Frank Morrison
  $16.99

The pressure is on for Thumby Duckling as his team, the Webbies, take on the Quackers in the season opener. The delightfully goofy ducklings don baseball uniforms and...

By Richard Michelson; Illustrated by Zachary Pullen
  $16.95

As the sport of baseball gathered interest in the mid 1800s, amateur teams were popping up across the country and Lipman Pike, the son of Dutch immigrant, wanted to join...

  $7.95 each

Identify sports equipment and more through quippy rhyming riddles. “Pom-poms waving ‘Go, team, go!’ Who helps fans enjoy the show?” Turn the page to a bright illustration...

By Tania Grossingerl; Illustrated by Charles George Esperanza
  $16.95

Tania Grossinger tells the heartwarming story of her unlikely friendship with American baseball star Jackie Robinson. After meeting at a hotel owned by her cousins when...

By Aaron Meshon
  $15.99

The love of baseball transcends cultures in this book exploring a young boy’s experiences at games in both America and Japan. See what stadium food they serve in Japan,...

 
Hot Stuff
 
 

 Even a short period of time standing on a hard wood or tile floor while cooking or dish-washing...

Cost: $48 and up
Where:
gelpro.com

This kind of goes against our “no single-use kitchen gadgets” rule, but, hey, you could use it...

Cost: $13.95
Where:
surlatable.com

Honestly, we just pluck off the leaves and eat strawberries whole when the season rolls around!...

Cost: $7.95
Where:
williams-sonoma.com