Wednesday, May 4, 2016

GSK Science in the Summer at Chester County Libraries

When school is out, science is in! GSK Science in the Summer™ brings free Genetics classes to Chester County libraries



WHO: Chester County students entering second through sixth grades are invited to register and attend GSK Science in the Summer™, a free enrichment program celebrating 30 years of bringing fun, hands-on science learning to more than 150,000 elementary students. Sponsored by GSK and administered by The Franklin Institute in partnership with local libraries, GSK Science in the Summer™ courses are taught by certified teachers with exciting experiments that introduce core scientific principles to students at a young age while exposing them to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning.

WHAT: This summer, Chester County elementary students will have the opportunity to take a course in Genetics. Students will investigate human chromosomes and genes by building a cell, examining their own fingerprints and constructing a DNA molecule. They'll even extract DNA from a strawberry!

WHEN: In Chester County, GSK Science in the Summer™ classes take place over four days, with one-hour sessions each day. Unless otherwise noted, class times are:

Level 1 (Students who will be entering 2nd or 3rd grade in Fall 2016): 9:45 am – 10:45 am (morning) or 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm (afternoon)

Level 2 (Students who will be entering 4th -6th grade in Fall 2016): 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (morning) or 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon)

Students must be registered to attend this program. Registration is available online only beginning May 3 at www.scienceinthesummer.com.

WHERE: GSK Science in the Summer™ classes take place at local libraries throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Class dates and locations are available at www.scienceinthesummer.com

Design a Hand Print Bag at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm








Design a Hand Print Bag  on Saturday, May 7th  9am-11am at Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm Kids Corner. Click here to sign up. It's going to be a real fun day!



For more informationhttp://bit.ly/8thKidsC

Location: 1150 Pocopson Rd West Chester PA

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Free Admission to One Liberty Observation Deck for Moms on Mother's Day



Mother’s Day is just around the corner and as a thank you to all that moms do, Philly’s newest and tallest attraction, One Liberty Observation Deck, is offering moms free admission to see Philly From The Top on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8!

Bring the whole family for a souvenir family photo with the Philly skyline as a backdrop.



Open 10 am to 10 pm Mother’s Day and every day, One Liberty Observation Deck is Philadelphia’s tallest enclosed observation deck. At 883 feet up, visitors enjoy 360° views, 365 days a year, morning, noon and night! Get a top-down look at iconic sights, breathtaking views and discover the music, sports and culture that is the City of Brotherly Love.




For more information https://www.phillyfromthetop.com

Location:  1650 Market Street, Philadelphia PA

This event is appropriate for the whole family

Cost: Adult $19 (Ages 12+)
Youth $14 (Ages 3-11)

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Magic Toy Shop at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


A Fun Fusion of Ballet and Circus Arts Like You’ve Never Seen


The Magic Toy Shop (La Boutique Fantasque) is a delightful story about toys that come to life, an exceptional little girl, and a love that endures despite the odds.

In a unique and creative collaboration between Narberth’s Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet Society and the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, student performers have worked together to present a charming family-friendly performance that combines the disciplined art form and beauty of ballet with the thrill and excitement of aerialists and juggling acts.


The three performances will take place at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on May 6 at 7:30 pm and May 7 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. 

Tickets are $12 - $15 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by visiting or calling the box office at 610.622.1189

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue in Drexel Hill, PA.


Win Tickets to see The Magic Toy Shop

Win a family four pack of tickets to the Friday night show on May 6 at 7:30 pm.  Please fill out the form below to enter.


Five Reasons Your Family Will Love THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and other fairly stupid tales at the Arden Theatre


Last weekend I had the chance to see the latest children's show at the Arden Theatre called The Stinky Cheese Man & other fairly stupid tales.  As a teacher and a mom I was familiar with the story and knew that it would bring a lot of laughs.  I loved that the show made sure the adults were entertained too with jokes and even a little Beyonce.  The show appeals to your whole family no matter how old they are.  Below are 5 reasons your family will love The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales



1. Arden Children’s Theatre is top-notch. They’ve been doing shows for kids for 16 years and put the same resources into their Children’s Series Shows – professional actors, designers, sets, etc. – that they do for their Mainstage shows. And this one’s a musical…added bonus!

2. The Stinky Cheese Man takes classic stories that all children know and mixes them up in wacky ways. Your kids will get that the stories are all parodies of the original (even though the main character doesn’t,) and they’ll love being in on the joke.


3.Your kids won’t know that they are learning…but they are! Live theatre enhances literary knowledge (this one is based on a book) and increases tolerance and empathy. What parent doesn’t want that?

4.Post show Q&A and meet & greets with the cast give kids the chance to ask questions like, “Was that really supposed to happen?”, “Is your tail real?” and “How much do you make?”


5. Belly Laughs. Lots of them. Probably centered around a giant cow patty. And really, is there any better sound than hearing your kids belly laugh?


For more information  Call the Box Office at 215.922.1122 or visit www.ardentheatre.org

Location:   Arden Theatre Company
F. Otto Haas Stage
40 N. 2nd Street, Old City Philadelphia 19106


This event is appropriate for  children ages 5 and older.

Dates: Now through June 12th

Cost: $18-$36 depending on age and the performance chosen

Group discounts available for 20+

Student Rush tickets at the door 30 minutes before curtain for $10 cash, pending availability (must present valid student ID)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 29, 30, & May 1

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 29th, 30th & May 1st





Friday 


1.  
Check out Curious George: The Golden Meatball at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


2. Fugett Middle School Presents: Annie, Jr.

Saturday    

3. Check out the 27th annual NarbEarth Day 2016

4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a Tie-Dye banner


5. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  


6.
 Plenty of family fun at the Fairville Fun Fair 

7. Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills



Sunday


8. Lesson from the Lorax at Warwick County Park

9. May Day Festival of the Arts at Everhart Park

10.  PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum


Bonus Events



The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute


Block Party: Free Play Time at Paoli Library


Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales

Plenty of family fun at the Philadelphia Science Festival




Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 22, 23, & 24

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 22nd, 23rd & 24th





Friday 

1. 
 
Block Party: Free Play Time at Paoli Library

2.  Parents Night Out/ Kids Night In at The Center on Central (registration required)




Saturday    

3.  National Junior Ranger Day at Valley Forge National Park


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make 
Tissue Paper Tie-Dye Art

5. Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  

6.
Backyard Animals (Longwood Gardens Community Read Event) at  Phoenixville Public Library

7. Celebrate Earth Day at the Atglen Public Library

8
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Sunday

9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

10. Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales


Bonus Events



Plenty of family fun at the Philadelphia Science Festival

Fly some paper airplanes during Science Saturday at Hagley


Head to Michaels  for Fun Family Craft Time and make a Tie-Dye Shirt

Meet The 'Kids': Baby Goats at Tyler Arboretum

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  the Philadelphia Science Festival

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 15, 16, & 17

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 15th, 16th &  17th





Friday 

1. 
 
Block Party: Free Play Time at Paoli Library

2.  Playmobil Hockey Playnight at Monkey Fish Toys




Saturday    

3. 
Sowing Seeds Hike at Brandywine River Museum


4. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a Paper Butterfly Windsock


5. Limelight Theater presents "Into the Woods"

6. 
On Meadowview Street: Longwood Gardens Community Read Program at Chester County Library (registration required)


7. Family Fun Day - Minigolf in the Library at West Chester Library

8
Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills


Sunday

9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

10. Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales


Bonus Events


Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  


Freckleface Strawberry The Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre


Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall

Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of the Arden Theatre Company

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 8, 9, & 10

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 8th, 9th & 10th





Friday 

1. 
 
Block Party: Free Play Time at Paoli Library

2. 
Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester




Saturday    

3. Limelight Theater presents "Into the Woods"


4. The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center presents the 2nd Annual AHMEC Girls Science Expo


5. 
Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB  to make a Butterfly clip


6. Register to make a Birdfeeder at Lowes Build & Grow Clinic 


7. Get your hands dirty at Science Saturday at Hagley Museum 

8
. Have fun building during Open During Construction at Avon Grove Library

Sunday

9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute

10. Arden Theatre Company presents The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales

Bonus Events


 Symphony at the Movies at  Upper Darby Performing Arts Center


The Jungle Book, performed by the PA Ballet II at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History


Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall




Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for April 1, 2, & 3

Our top 10 picks for this weekend April 1st, 2nd & 3rd





Friday 

1. 
 
Just Between Friends Children's Consignment Event (all weekend)

2. 
Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester


Saturday    

3. Plant & Paint a flower pot at Brandywine Ace Pet and Farm

4. Build a Butterfly House at Home Depot's Kids Workshop

5. Head to Michaels KIDS CLUB to make a paper kite


6. 
Join the Continental Army at Valley Forge Park


7. Animal Superhero Weekend at The Academy of Natural Sciences

8. 
Meet the Calico Critters Mascot at Monkey Fish Toys


9. The Science Behind Pixar at The Franklin Institute



Sunday

10. PNC Arts Alive First Sundays For Families at Brandywine River Museum

Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime Barnes & Noble  

Family Community Read Day at Longwood Gardens

Freckleface Strawberry The Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre

Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, Meteors at  the Delaware Museum of Natural History



Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Play a round of indoor mini golf at Linvilla Orchard’s 


Check out the calendar for more ideas



Photo courtesy of  Brandywine Ace Pet and Farm