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Teachers: Get the ‘Calm’ App ($59 Annual Fee) for FREE
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In our house, the Calm app is a big thing. We use the stories at bedtime for kids (and the adult versions, like Ferris Bueller’s math teacher reading from an economic textbook, when we’re unable to sleep). We use the meditation sounds, the white noise, and use our annual subscription ...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 16-18
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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend Friday Kids Fringe (All Weekend) The Fringe Festival is here (August 15-25) and if you’ve got children who might be a bit too young, or short attention spanned, to take in a show, that doesn’t mean you have to skip it. The Fringe Festival is actually a great ...
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Get Free Admission to Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm on August 18 for Open Farm Days
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On August 18, you can get free admission to Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm to celebrate Open Farm Days. At the farm, you can take part in special activities, shop the market, U-pick (fruit and vegetables charged at regular rates), visit the petting farm, and take in the special kids areas of the ...
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You can Play Laser Tag for FREE at Laserquest on August 19 – Reserve Your Spot
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Leave your money at home.. seriously. #Laserquest is having a FREE night! There are limited tickets available for free laser tag games, on August 19, 2019. One game is included in the free activities, so it would be a great side trip if you’ve got some back to school shopping to do with the...
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Kid-Friendly Edmonton Festivals to Visit with Your Kids in August
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The month may be half over, and the average temperatures may be dropping – but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and experience those late-summer festivals in Edmonton and area with the kids.  Here are five August festivals to explore near Edmonton this month  Edmonton I...
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Join a Rock Band, or Learn to DJ – Cool Fall Musical Programs for Edmonton Kids
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This fall, encourage your kids to step outside of their comfort zone, or find your musically inclined child a new way to release that energy – we’re sharing some of the coolest musical programs in Edmonton for kids, tweens and teens.  Cool Music Programs for Fall 2019  Join a Rock Ban...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 9-11
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This is the ultimate summer weekend. It’s filled with block parties, and festivals. It’s filled with splash parties, outdoor movies, carnivals and so many things to do that you could schedule in fun events from the moment you wake up, until the moment you go to sleep and still be left...
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12 Cool Things Under Five Bucks to do with Your Kids in Edmonton Before the End of Summer
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Write your names on the Happy Wall  Head down to Churchill Square and write your names, or a happy message, on the Happy Wall. It’s a lovely way to spend an hour, and create something that the kids can take part in, and a fun way to get their name in big letters. Where: Churchill […] ...
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How to (Nicely) Ask People to Stop Giving Your kids Junk
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Let’s clear something up first – when I am talking about junk, I’m referring to disposable toys. You know the ones; they’re the toys that the kids play with for about a week – and then they get discarded, tossed and eventually they end up in the donate pile in your h...
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Stay up Late for the Perseids Meteor Shower Pajama Party at the Garden on August 9
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Explore the universe from a gorgeous spot, just outside the city. You’ll see the night sky come to life while you stargaze, and take part in a pyjama party to remember. Stay up late with the kids, bundle up and bring a blanket for one of our favourite summertime events – the Perseids ...
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What to do in Edmonton this Weekend (with Kids) | August 2-5
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Things to do in Edmonton this Weekend with Kids Friday  Family Wilderness Adventure Join us this summer to explore nature with your children! Enjoy the outdoors with walks, water, books, and games! No registration required. Visit the Website Saturday  Edmonton Heritage Festival  The Festival is a...
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10 Fun and FREE things to do this Week in Edmonton with your Kids
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There’s going to be more cloudy days this week, but we’ve got the events and activities that you need to make the most of it.  Drop in Risky Nature Pop up Playground  Visit Jean Vanier School playground on Monday evenings to test out an innovative way of learning through play with Str...
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You Can Eat on a Real Train at Katie’s Crossing Outside of Edmonton
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Lunch or ice cream, the choice is yours when you visit Katie’s Crossing, a train car restaurant outside of Ardrossan, with the kids. Located just fifteen minutes outside of Sherwood Park, it’s one of those hidden gems that the kids are going to talk about, again and again. What’...
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Little Kickers Gives Edmonton Kids Under 7 an Introduction to Soccer
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Little Kickers is called the home of Preschool soccer for a reason – the program meshes childhood learning goals with soccer skills, to give children the chance to meet new friends in a non-competitive and engaging environment, while building off-field skills.  There are four separate class...
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Telus World of Science is Hosting a Harry Potter IMAX Movie Marathon in August
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Telus World of Science is hosting a movie marathon next month and you’re going to be able to watch all eight movies as part of the series, over a few days. Tickets are available for individual screenings, four packs or even eight packs for you and your family to catch the full eight movies ...
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