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Chicago’s Biggest Book Fair Is Back July 23-26

Jul 9, 2015
The Newberry Book Fair on July 23-26, Chicago’s biggest annual used book binge, has something for every reader.

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Learning immigrant history on Manhattan’s Lower East Side


Tenement Museum
The Tenement Museum is the place to learn about the history not only of this neighborhood, but of the pivotal role it has played in New York City’s immigrant history—and continues to play more
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Theater as a family teaching tool — a visit to see LBJ on Broadway


I’ve always been a fan of learning outside the classroom, whether in the wilderness or a city and right now, there is a lot of opportunity in New York to use theater as a teaching tool, more
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World War II history comes alive for families visiting Normandy


Grave of Theodore Roosevelt Jr at Omaha Beach cemetery
June 6 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and many families, even if they can’t visit, will be thinking about grandfathers and great-grandfathers, sons, uncles and cousins who fought and died here. more
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The Kids Guides — kids helping kids discover America


The Kid's Guides are pocket-sized books for kids ages 6-12 and chock full of tips from kids in the know more
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Six ideas to jumpstart a multigenerational family summer trip


Rafting the Green River with O.A.R.S.
Is grandma packed? There’s a good chance she and grandpa are going along on your summer vacation whether it’s to a week at the beach, to Yellowstone or Orlando, and there’s also a good chance they’re leading the way — and paying for, or for much of, the trip. more
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In Phoenix: family fun and safety first


Drowning Prevention Coalition event at Pointe Hilton
Yes, it’s hot in Arizona in the summer but rates start at just $109. As long as you keep everyone well-hydrated and smeared in sunscreen, you’ll have lots of fun. more
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Families learn about Pandas and environment at the San Diego Zoo


Xiao Liwu at the San Diego Zoo
Zoos — besides being fun places to visit and see amazing creatures like pandas — are also ideal places to teach kids what they can do to help the environment more
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SuperME travel collection for families: supports bullying prevention


SuperME is a line of backpacks, lunch boxes, and luggage designed to promote individuality; a portion of proceeds go to National Bullying Prevention Center more
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A place where a private tour makes sense: The Louvre in Paris


Children getting an art and history lesson from a guide in the Louvre
The Louvre can be overwhelming for an adult, much less a child. That’s why I figure if you are going to splurge on a private tour, this is a good place to do it. more
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Tinker til you drop at San Francisco’s Exploratorium


Exploratorium entrance
Step right into the Tinkering Studio at San Francisco’s Exploratorium where you can tinker until you make lights go on and buzzers sound, make music on a musical bench or create a toothpick sculpture, inspired by the giant toothpick sculpture “Rolling Through the Bay.” more
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