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Planning for a Super Summer

April 9th, 2018 | By

Woohoo! It’s time to start planning for summer! And one of the first things kids think about when it comes to summertime is … camp! If you ask a grown up in your…

Spring is for the birds

April 9th, 2018 | By

Most of us recognize a cardinal or a robin when we see one. But do you know how to identify a wren or a sparrow, a blue jay, or a finch? And did…

Look Up In The Air! It’s … You?!

November 12th, 2017 | By

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a performer in the circus? Maybe you have always dreamed of how it would feel to ‘fly’ on the trapeze. Or have…

Cool Gifts You Can Make

November 10th, 2017 | By

As we plan our Thanksgiving festivities, we also anticipate the winter holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Kwanzaa, and more. Many of these celebrations involve gift-giving. Shopping for friends and family…

Family! Food! Fun! Yummy Holiday Traditions

November 10th, 2017 | By

This time of year, families in Des Moines – and all over the world – are celebrating the holidays. Some people have family traditions based on religious beliefs. Some celebrations are based on…

Dive in to school clubs

November 9th, 2017 | By

What clubs does your school or community have? It’s almost certain there’s something for the things YOU like doing, or would like to learn! Joining a club might mean a little more time…

Golf + Frisbee = Disc Golf

September 29th, 2017 | By

Throwing the Frisbee around with your friends and family is fun, but maybe you would like to add a little competition. If so, disc golf is the game for you! Throwing the Frisbee…

Familias que juegan juntas… estancia saludable!

May 12th, 2017 | By

El mejor tiempo en familia es cuando estás… juegos… leyendo… cantar canciones… o apenas llano divertirse juntos! Cuando reímos, nuestro cuerpo se sienta mejor! De hecho, la investigación muestra que jugando y riendo…