November 2019


Amanda Inscore

Theater, sailing, art, music, play groups, horseback riding. The menu of activities for children with special needs spans a wide variety of things to do in Southwest Florida. Read more

Things To Do

Pamela Hayford

Brian Tietz

Gratitude makes the world better. When I’m stressed or otherwise in a bad mood, listing things to be grateful about turns my mood around. Read more


Some Southwest Florida children are finding a path to performing in national tours via local auditions. Read more



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ATVs can be fun, but injuries are on the rise. Follow these rules to keep your young rider safe. Read more


Halloween Spooktacular

Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Hundreds of costumed trick-or-treaters and their parents went to Bell Tower's Halloween Spooktacular on October 26. The kids went door-to-door for candy and snacks. Plus in the Center Court, there were pony rides and a dance party. Read more


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    Amanda Inscore

    Olivia Grace Hamilton, 3, plays at Manuel’s Branch Neighborhood Park in Fort Myers for our November cover shoot. She is one of 14 children with special needs whom her parents have adopted and care for in their home. The Hamiltons have 20 children altogether.

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    Olivia Grace Hamilton, 3, of Fort Myers, plays at Manuel's Branch Neighborhood Park.