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PAW Patrol Live! is coming back to Southwest Florida this summer and tickets are now on sale. In “Race to the Rescue,” the heroic pups from the PAW Patrol series take the stage with Bunraku puppetry at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Read more

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'Jurassic Quest' features animatronic dinos at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers. Read more

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Harriet the bald eagle is a celebrity in Southwest Florida. Thousands of people have watched her raise her family via the Eagle Cam in a nest perched high in a tree on the Pritchett family’s land in North Fort Myers. Now there's a children's book. Read more

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Industry surveys show that camps are filling up earlier each year, and now is the perfect time to find the right camp. American Camp Association President and CEO Tom Rosenberg offers tips for finding the best summer camp for your child. Read more

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Scholarships help make the performing arts more affordable for families. Read more

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Southwest Florida parks, churches and organizations host numerous egg hunts and other spring and Easter-themed events this month. Read more

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Sun Splash Family Waterpark opens for the 2019 season Saturday, March 9. Read more

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Saturday's Southwest Florida Reading Festival features 19 authors, including Drew Brockington, Tara Conklin, Jackson Pearce and Peter Swanson, and lots of family-friendly activities. Read more

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Sun-N-Fun Lagoon is open on weekends starting Saturday, February 16 until the water park opens fully for summer in late May. Read more

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Generosity can be contagious. If giving to a charity in lieu of gifts is something your child might enjoy, here are some tips for following through. Read more

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Memorable Mobile Parties has added STEM-based “The Glamatory” to the company’s roster of party themes. Guests learn the science behind perfume and make their own, experiment with dry ice and become a mad scientist creating green hair. Read more

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Prepare for little girl squeals. “Frozen” is coming to the Hertz Arena in Estero. Read more

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The whole family gets creative at ArtFest Fort Myers this weekend. In addition to the art show featuring artists from across the country, the large Publix Art Yard area encourages kids to create their own masterpieces. Read more

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The trolleys are more than quaint vehicles that get visitors from Point A to Point B. They're also a fun outing for kids. Read more

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What's the next big idea? It could come from a kid in Naples — and may just be found at a Naples Children's Business Fair hosted by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate, the Leadership Collier Foundation, on this Saturday. Read more

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

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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. Read more

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Here are 10 traits that make a sports parent an asset to their child’s experience rather than a detriment. Read more

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They can be the ‘village’ you need in your parenting journey. Read more

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The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for kids, but too many times, that temptation ends with burns and scalds that are preventable. Read more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

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Robert Elshot talks about raising four children as a single father. Read more

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