Archives for January, 2017

January 31, 2017

Don’t go in the attic. Out of the more than 100 rules their grandparents gave them to follow, that one was the most important. So, of course, it was also the first one 8-year-old Hazel's little sister, Bess, breaks. Hazel never dreamed her sister would uncover a time machine and the beginnings of a family secret, though. more >

January 29, 2017

"I still don't know who I will be," said the bird. "You will be who you are in your heart and nothing more," said the tree. Join the bird on his journey as he questions who he is. The bird comes back each year with his family to ask for help from the tree until he learns who he is in his heart. more >

January 29, 2017

Brought to you by Suffolk Parks & Recreation: Monday Fun Day - A Free Event for Children & Families with Special Needs and Disabilities. more >

January 28, 2017

Floating into the air with an enormous gum bubble, Alvin lands in a strange world where everything is gray. The trees, the flowers, the dirt, the sky, the animals, and even the people are all missing their color. more >

January 28, 2017

Today you can grab a Kids Dine Free Card (or two!)! Plus, a current Promo code lets you save even MORE. more >

January 27, 2017

Mix equal parts creativity, bewilderment, and complete nonsense and you have Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It’s an adventure of completely intolerable logic, as witty as it is completely insane. more >

January 27, 2017

Exclusively for Amazon Prime members....the Maternity Sample Box! more >

January 26, 2017

Workshops, hands-on activities, and contests throughout the day designed to encourage attendees to make, build, tinker, create, design and explore. more >

January 26, 2017

Abracadabra, Hocus Pocus... With this book you'll not limit yourself to these magic words, but you'll actually do magic! You'll be able to break the law of gravity, make objects disappear or even read people's minds... more >

January 25, 2017

Right now you can sign up for a FREE 9 issue subscription to Backpacker Magazine. It is totally FREE with no strings attached. more >

January 24, 2017

Does your Active Family love to Ski? Today only you can save on SKI Magazine! more >

January 23, 2017

All Maggie the Mermaid wanted to do was be great? “Great at what?” her teacher asked. Hmmm. Perhaps the librarian would have an idea for her. And, indeed she did. The librarian gave her a book titled THE OFFICIAL MERMAID HANDBOOK. It was only for those special mermaids who wished to develop their greatness and in doing so would help make their world – the ocean – a better place. more >

January 23, 2017

February 2017 is again "February Fun Month" where guests can bring their dogs to walk, or bring their bikes to ride through Norfolk Botanical Garden from 9am-5pm daily. more >

January 22, 2017

A very confident cat, called The Cat with a Bat, wanders into a baseball stadium. No one knows what to make of him, but he knows who he is, “I’m The Cat with a Bat and a Hat and a Mat and I play baseball wherever I am at.” more >

January 20, 2017

This children's picture book story is a funny silly story with an underlying theme of perseverance and a large dose of hilarious imagination. Snake has a tender belly. He thinks of an unusual solution, makes an unconventional friend and his life changes unexpectedly at the end. more >

January 19, 2017

From the Dynomike! Series: Dynomike has too many shoes—shoes upon shoes—so many he doesn’t know which pair to choose. Realizing that life would be easier with fewer pairs to dig through, he decides to simplify, realizing in the process that getting rid of what he doesn’t need can be fun and help others. more >

January 18, 2017

I love sharing ACTIVE Freebies, this is a good one! Bring the kids to Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex in Chesapeake later this month for a FREE ice skating lesson! more >

January 18, 2017

Mom Goes for a Walk is a short story about - you won't believe it! – Mom’s walk, as seen with daughter's eyes. Sentences are short and so are words, each sentence is illustrated with a funny watercolor picture. more >

January 18, 2017

This day is celebrated each year with activities and events to help promote healthy lifestyles for children living in Virginia. more >

January 16, 2017

The Mariners' Museum is hosting a Family Hula Workshop (free with paid admission to the museum). more >

January 15, 2017

Everyone has an opportunity to help build confidence, teach soft skills, and make important bonding moments that will last a lifetime. Who knew that cooking with your tween could create something so much tastier than just a meal? more >

January 15, 2017

Kids sports apparel/gear is expensive! Check your prices against this stock up sale on Gymnastics apparel, Dance apparel, and Soccer apparel/gear! more >

January 14, 2017

The Wonderful Roundabout is a collection of illustrated short stories for children, meant to inspire little ones to be kind, brave and curious. Each story is split into parts of approximately 500 words, so they can be easily read at bedtime. They are suitable for children over 5 years of age as the narratives may be too complex for those younger. more >

January 13, 2017

It's a natural phenomenon -- a small country in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean hidden from the rest of the world by a circle of unnavigable fog. It's called Giggleswick, and twelve-year old Elliot Bisby has never heard of it, that is until he and his family are approached by an unusual man and asked to move there. Before they know it, the struggling Bisby family finds themselves on a tiny boat captained by a man who prefers a singing parrot to a compass, and they soon embark on a journey that no other seaman could make and live to tell about. more >

January 12, 2017

I am a huge fan of giving kids tools they can use in all different situations. If your child struggles with social skills this may be a good fit! more >

January 11, 2017

When Cassie finds a magic pair of glasses that allow her to see fairies, she has to figure out where they came from . . . and what the fairies want her to do with them. more >

January 9, 2017

Monday, January 16th the Virginia War Museum is hosting "Kids Day" with games and events planned for kids ages 7-15. more >

January 7, 2017

Your children will fall in love with Preston Packrat as he takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane with his grandfather. The beautifully illustrated early reader displays a number of nostalgic toys from parents' days when they were kids. From Rock'em Sock'em robots to a Polaroid camera, Preston learns that all your things don't have to be new to be fun! more >

January 6, 2017

An absolutely adorable bedtime story about a little brave girl who fights her fear of darkness. more >

January 5, 2017

From cats to dogs to trees and leaves, from artichokes and lettuce to people and plans, from cherry tarts to strawberries, everything has a heart. more >

January 4, 2017

Giveaway! Enter to win a signed copy of "Bell And The Great Big Mess" from a local Hampton Roads author! more >

January 3, 2017

Prince lives in a fancy house with toys and treats galore. Popper plays outdoors where he has freedom, fun, and more. What happens when the two decide to switch places for a day? more >

January 3, 2017

If your active child loves to perform make sure to consider this local program that offers classes for children as young as 4 years old. Hongry Actors Club is offering a trial class for FREE as a part of their upcoming Peek into F.A.M.E. sessions! more >

January 2, 2017

A smart little mouse, named Mr. Consequences, arrives just in time to stop young Billy from making a bad choice. In the simplest way, the mouse explains the importance of choosing well and what can happen to those who do not when it comes to smoking, alcohol, and drug use. more >

January 2, 2017

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