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Welcome to Connecticut Kids & Family® and thanks for stopping by! So it's August and as summer moves along the unstructured time for kids can begin to take its toll on even the most creative moms. Have you begun to hear 'I'm bored!' yet from your kids? Well if so, you've come to the right place to solve that problem because our Summer Family Fun Guide will keep you busy until those school bells ring!! Check it out for ideas all across the state that will not only keep those little bodies busy but those brains busy too!

Have you taken a cruise of the Thimble Islands and learned of the buried treasure there? How about burning off some energy with a good kid-friendly workout at one of the air-conditioned indoor play spaces, trampoline parks or aerial adventure park? When was your last trip to the zoo or how about a farm to pick some berries and make a healthy treat together back home? And a skating rink will feel like a real treat on a hot summer day so why not lace up? And that's just a few ideas of the many to choose from!

Now while you're out exploring, be sure to carry a copy of CT Kids & Family with you or log on with your mobile device so you can take a few minutes while the kids are busy and also begin your planning for getting the kids back to school. As usual, we will look back in September and say 'Where did the summer go?' But, at least you'll be well prepared with our Back-to-School Guide. Browse through for all the resources necessary for after school and enrichment activities, educational programs, child care, shopping and more. It's all here at your finger tips.

Our Out & About Community Calendar is updated daily so there are loads of family-friendly activities there for you - have you checked it out recently?  Have you signed up for our weekly e-newsletter?  We highlight the best of the best activities each week and send them right to your inbox for really easy access.  Make sure to sign-up so you're not only in the know about activities and events but also get the word on all of our contests and give-aways! We love to give stuff away!

Be sure to also "like us" on facebook and follow us on Twitter where we also keep you up to date regularly on all there is to do across Connecticut all year long. And keep an eye on our Blog where we keep you up to date on what's trending for parents!

Happy Summer!!

Barb Doyle ~ Publisher

Kathy Barnett ~ Associate Publisher

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