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Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 11:03 pm
 The holidays not only bring gift giving and family get-togethers but a plethora of movies at the multiplex.  This is the busiest time of year for the film industry, and in order to fill any...
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 11:49 am
 Books on StageNov 17-18, 11am, 3pm and 5pm Sat, 3pm Sun. A children’s ballet by the Springfield Youth Performance Group. Sensory-friendly performance at 11am Sat. $5. Hoogland Center for the A...
Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 10:45 am

Lower sensory experiences during special hours

The Kidzeum of Health and Science in downtown Springfield is a high-energy, bright, colorful and sometimes noisy place where children are actively engaged, using all of their senses.  Exhibits fo...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 01:22 pm

an oasis for kids

 At 1 p.m. on a recent afternoon, the doors open and five regulars trickle in, taking their places at the computers, in the rocking chair and at the table with the ipad.  Most of them are ch...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 01:20 pm
 On Sept. 8 downtown Springfield will see its first Family FunFest, which will serve as a fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Illinois. The event will provide entertainment and activities for chil...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 01:15 pm
 Do timeouts work in your household? Do they extinguish your kids’ bad behavior? Do you find detentions and other punishments used at school pretty effective too? Great! You’ll have no use fo...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 01:14 pm

Kids activities August to October

 AnnieAug 9-12, 8pm Thu-Sun. Directed by Carly Shank. Sponsored by RSM. themuni.org. The Muni, 815 E. Lake Dr., 793-MUNI.Illinois State FairAug 9-19, Thu-Sun. So much to do we can’t list everyt...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 01:08 pm
 Many families’ back-to-school shopping list will include a new backpack this fall. Don’t buy the cheapest one you can find, advises Dr. Paul Venturini, a Springfield chiropractic physician. ...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 03:50 pm

Three months of family-friendly events in central Illinois

 Glow Run/Walk 5KMay 11, 7-9:30pm Fri. Hosted by the Ronald McDonald House Teen Council. $30 for adults 18 and up; $20 for students 12-18; free to kids 12 and under. rmhc-centralillinois.org. 528...


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