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What would any community be without its children? Indianapolis children are the future, they are the next generation of leaders...in the making. Below are the latest headlines, including things to do and see for the little ones.

Animal Secrets at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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You may have seen the commercials on television or heard them on the radio. The jingle is catchy, and it did the trick- my entire family was excited to learn how the mama bat tracks her babies, and so much more. We spent a good hour in the Animal Secrets exhibit at the Children’s Museum […]

Mini Model LEGO Build For Super Fans

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On the first Tuesday of every month, we pack up our electronics, snacks and children and head to the Castleton Mall. There we line up with other diehard fans and wait. No, we aren’t camping out for concert tickets, although the line sometimes stretches past several stores. We line up in eager anticipation of the LEGO […]

Lunch Date at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Lunch Date at the Children's Museum

We have a family membership to the Children’s Museum and visit as much as possible. The kids love every inch of it and frequently argue over who gets to choose our starting point. But one of the things that helps us get the most value from it is our day trips without them. It’s a […]

Visiting Indy: A Spring Break Essay for My Nephew

Visiting Indianapolis A Spring Break Essay

When my sister mentioned she was working through my nephew’s spring break, I suggested she send the kids to visit Indy with our other sister and me. It’s no Disney World, but at least he would have some fun stories to tell when he returned to school and plenty of things to write about for […]

Downtown Indy Stay-cation with Tweens & Teens

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If there is one thing kids love (at least my kids), it’s Spring Break. If there is one thing kids hate, it’s staying home for Spring Break. While Central Indiana doesn’t have much to offer in the way of sand and surf, there are several things for the tween and teen set that make a […]

Spring Break 2014 in Your Own Backyard

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Spring break is happening all across central Indiana, and with any luck, the weather will continue to be spring-like. There are plenty of fun things happening around town over the next few weeks, so grab your calendar and pencil a few fun things in while the kids aren’t weighed down by homework or early morning […]

Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan Book Signing in Indianapolis

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Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan came to town, and Indianapolis went crazy. In a calm, orderly way befitting a children’s bookstore. Kids Ink hosted a reading, Q&A, and signing by two popular young adult novelists. Rainbow Rowell has written three books, with her fourth due out this summer, and I have devoured each of them […]

Community Spotlight: TeenWorks Preps Kids for College & Beyond

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One sign of a vibrant and growing community is the existence of community organizations that support groups and individuals in ways that allow them to live healthy and happy lives. TeensWorks is an organization that works to help young people ages 16-18 gain work experience, build a resume and transition from high school to college. […]

Brickworld LEGO Fan Expo

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Our family discovered Brickworld Indy last year and we couldn’t wait to attend! Brickworld is Indianapolis’ very own LEGO fan exposition, put on by the Indy LUG (LEGO User Group). My husband was a huge fan of LEGO bricks when he was a kid and he’s excited that our kids are just now getting out […]

Westfield Underground Railroad Run

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The Underground Railroad Run is a 5K run and 3K family walk that winds through historic Westfield, Indiana. This year’s race will take place on March 22nd, winding through Asa Bales Park and by the anti-slavery cemetery in downtown Westfield. Options include a 3K walk, designed for families to enjoy together, and a 5K timed […]

5 Reasons Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Is the Best

5 Reasons the Children's Museum of Indianapolis Is the Best

USA Today’s 10 Best travel awards are underway now, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is currently in the lead for best museum in the country. This is a distinction it earns year after year, from multiple sources. Why? Because Indianapolis really does have the best children’s museum. There are a million reasons to love […]

Economics of Early Education Summit

Economics of Early Education Summit

President Obama spoke again about the importance of early education in last night’s State of the Union Address. “Last year, I asked this Congress to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every 4-year-old. As a parent as well as a president, I repeat that request tonight.” United Way of Central Indiana also sees the […]

Coming to Bankers Life Fieldhouse: Disney On Ice – Princesses & Heroes

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Unlike folks in Florida, who can get their fill of live Disney shows basically anytime they want, life in the north comes with no such luxury. Which is why the upcoming Disney On Ice – Princesses and Heroes show is worth marking on your calendar. This enchanting Disney production arrives in Indianapolis January 22-26, 2014 […]

Jolly Days at Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

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The Christmas spirit is alive and well at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Now through January 5, 2014, the museum’s annual Jolly Days celebration offers a families in search of holiday cheer a variety of fun things to do and see. jolly-days-at-childrens-museum-of-indianapolis Leslie Olsen, Public Relations Manager for the museum says, “The most popular thing […]

41st Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farm

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Pumpkin Harvest Festival Stonycreek Farm owner, Loren E. Schmierer and grandson. The 41st Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival will run from Saturday, September 28th through October 31st, 2013 at Stonycreek Farm. For the full article, head over to our Noblesville page click here.

Whale of a Sale: Children’s Consignment Event

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If you have a child or know someone who has one (obviously everyone), then this is the sale for you! From Saturday, September 12 – Monday, September 14 the Indiana State Fairgrounds Ag/Hort Building will be the place to be for Indiana’s largest upscale childrens consignment event. You’ll find 47,000 square feet of clothing, toys, […]

Inspiring Youth to Give and Serve

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This Indy Talks event, a collaboration between Giving Sum and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, was created to develop the next generation of philanthropists and help families create a culture of philanthropy and service. Hosted at Carpe Diem – Meridian School, families were given the chance to participate in hands-on activities, talk to several […]

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

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Get ready for a very hairy fairy tale as “Rapunzel” comes to life in a hilarious re-telling of the classic fairy tale. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” is playing at the Indianapolis Children Museum’s Lilly Theatre now through August 4, 2013. “Oh I wish that I could fly away, far beyond the forest […]

Read. Tutor. Mentor. Kickoff at Monument Circle

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Hundreds of readers gathered throughout Central Indiana on Thursday, June 6 to help kickoff United Way of Central Indiana’s second annual Read. Tutor. Mentor. Event. The locations included Monument Circle, Fishers YMCA, Boone County Courthouse, Hancock County Courthouse, and the Morgan County Courthouse. Read. Tutor. Mentor. at Monument Circle Adults and children sporting a shirt […]

For Kids AND Grownups: It’s Hot Wheels For Real!

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Hot Wheels cars have been a part of life for kids in America ever since they were introduced by Mattel toys co-founder, Elliot Handler in 1968. But not only are Hot Wheels toys, they are collector items that, to this day, are actively traded across the world with great passion. So what could be better […]

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