Welcome to Connecticut Kids & Family® and thanks for stopping by! Happy September! In September, of course the focus for both parents and kids is on Back to School! According to Christine McLaughlin of SchoolFamily.com, "Change may be good, but it's not necessarily easy. Switching from the laid-back fun in the sun of summer to rules, homework, and routines can be a big jump for parents and children alike. But with a little preparation and the right attitude, it doesn't have to be so hard." And I agree. Especially when you have our Back to School Guide to help with all your planning!
Are you still looking for a pre-school or child-care for your little one? What about an after school class? Are you tinking, "Oh no, I haven't signed up for dance classes yet!" What about acting classes and enrichment courses? Are you thinking of switching to a new K-9 school? We have some great suggestions for you! Are the kids saving all their hyper-energy for after school? How about burning it off with a good, kid-friendly workout at one of the indoor play spaces, trampoline parks or aerial adventure parks? Don't forget the zoo or a farm to pick apples and pumpkins! We have so many more ideas! Just click to visit all of our advertisers in our Annual Back-to-School Guide!
Are you looking for a September birthday party idea? What about soccer with a twist- where you play from inside a bubble! Do you have a model in the family? A runway birthday party would be long remembered! Trampolines are all the rage these days? Would your party guests enjoy manicures and hairwraps? Or maybe a party with exotic animals would be the choice for your child. We have so many unique and fun party ideas right here in our Party Guide!
As you're waiting patiently for the kids to get out of school, dance class or skating lessons 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. In October look for our Fall Family Fun Guide filled with Halloween events, fall fairs and upcoming holiday shows. 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!
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Wishing you a smooth transition Back-to-School!!
Barb Doyle ~ Publisher
Kathy Barnett ~ Associate Publisher
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