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Chris Tilley

North Fort Myers Academy for The Arts students perform their 2018 Christmas production of "The Nutcracker." A public performance begins at 7 p.m. Friday, December 14. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

If it’s snow you seek, go west. A winter wonderland awaits in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, complete with snow, skiing, wildlife, two national parks and wintertime activities for the entire family. more

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H. Leo Kim

One recipe is all you need to make dozens of different cookie concoctions. more

Food

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Amanda Inscore

Some restaurants in Southwest Florida offer more options for families who are looking to introduce their children to healthier and more diverse food at an early age. more

Food

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Andrea Stetson

The kids’ menu at Poached is extensive and cheap, and it caters to all the kid favorites. Everything from the chocolate chip pancakes and cheesy eggs to the dino nuggets, mac and cheese, sandwiches and more are $5 including a drink. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Fortune 500 CEO turned children’s author (and local resident) Robert Martin recently released his latest endeavor: the first in a series of books aimed at addressing mental health issues in children. more

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Ben Gabbe/courtesy of The Plaza

Create — or relive — lasting memories of the season in the Big Apple. more

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Courtesy of the Artful Parent

Check out these adorable Pinterest Halloween craft ideas for kids — you know, the kind that parents can proudly display at home or work. more

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Pumpkin Safaris

Special to SWFL Parent & Child

Florida is full of interesting Halloween-themed events. Halfway between Tampa and Orlando on 260 acres, Safari Wilderness provides an up-close, interactive encounter with herds of roaming exotic animals. more

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First Watch is a great way to start a day or enjoy a lunch break. more

Food

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Photo: Special to Parent & Child Magazine

LYNQ offers something for everyone. more

Restaurants

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

The family-run Michelbob’s has been a Naples staple since 1979. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Felipe’s serves up kid favorites on its main menu. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Leo’s French Toast House is a landmark that’s made its mark. more

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Pamela Hayford

The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, Lee County and numerous sponsors are creating a garden for children at Lakes Regional Park in south Fort Myers more

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Andrea Stetson

Kids learn where their produce comes from — and they have fun — when visiting a U-pick farm. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

In addition to a kids-eat-free deal, the Patio Cafe in Naples boasts a large outdoor area that’s great for dining with kids or pets. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Mexico Lindo serves it up right. more

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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Lansdowne Street restaurant’s atmosphere and menu salute Beantown legacy more

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Courtesy of Collier County Parks and Recreation

Southwest Florida has some unusual playgrounds that make playtime much more interesting. more

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