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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

First Day Of School, Bus Stop, Back To School

5 Tips For Students Adjusting To New School Schedules

Kids of all ages love the lazy days of summer. Schedules are relaxed and fun is the main focus. These five tips can make falling back into school routines at the end of the summer break can be a lot easier.

07/13/2015

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Best White Water Rafting Near Sacramento

Sacramento is ripe with excitement over riding its rushing whitewater sprays fragrant of freshwater, spring flowers and bursts of turbulence as if in a whirling pool of awesomeness!

07/11/2015

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Best Free Summer Activities For Kids In Sacramento

Pull the kids away from their iPods and headphones and let them experience music in the real world with free outdoor summer concerts.

07/10/2015

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5 Ways Kids Can Help Around The House In Summer

Taking a break from summer fun to have kids help out with some things around the house is a win-win for any family. Chores are shared and kids learn the value in having responsibilities and the rewards in doing things for others. Here are five ways kids can lend a hand around the house this summer.

07/01/2015

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Celebrate The Fourth Of July Without Fireworks

If the nearest July 4th fireworks display isn’t so near, there are other ways to have a safe and sparkly holiday. Read on for some of these creative ways to light up your 4th of July when a fireworks display isn’t an option.

06/26/2015

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Best Fireworks In Sacramento

Celebrate Independence Day with a big bang, with events that bring fireworks, live music, cowboys, BMX bikes, food, carnivals, parades, beer gardens and bounce houses to Sacramento.

06/26/2015

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July 4th Party Games For Adults And Kids

Get a little creative this Fourth of July. Here are five fun party games to entertain all the guests at your upcoming holiday barbecue.

06/24/2015

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Family Guide To The Sacramento Zoo

Do you and your family love animals? Then take a trip to the Sacramento Zoo. You can visit during normal hours and walk around, or take one of their special tours like those listed here, throughout the year.

06/19/2015

Science Experiment

3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Create A Drive-In Movie Theater Experience At Home

Drive-in movie theaters may be a thing of the past, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, you can create a drive-in experience in your own back yard. With a few supplies and some creativity, the sky’s the limit for your backyard theater.

06/10/2015

boasts 45,000 sq ft. and the loyalty of SacTown skaters from novice to expert. (Credit: cityofsacramento.org)

Best Skate Parks In Sacramento

From the physical and mental health benefits of skaters to the positive economic impact on communities, skate parks are essential.

06/05/2015