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why ParentMap asks our readers every year for your favorite Seattle-area resources, camps, classes, shops, grub, play spots, groups and professionals. We know that you are the experts on where the family dollar is best spent and which local services go above and beyond. Because YOU, the parents of Puget Sound, do know best. ILLUSTRATIONS BY ALLI ARNOLD

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WILDERNESS AWARENESS SCHOOL

DAY - and - OVERNIGHT

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A locally-owned Montessori-inspired indoor play space for all children (birth to five) featuring:

SEATTLE & EASTSIDE LOCATIONS FOR AGES 4 to 18

• Yoga play dates, live music, food and fun, messy art, and more!

Winner of ParentMap’s Golden Teddy award for

BEST NATURE CAMP 7 YEARS IN A ROW!

• Private birthday parties • A clean, eco-friendly play environment • A caring community of moms and caregivers

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NOW ENROLLING AT Kiddie Academy of Bellevue Coming Soon! (425) 800-4242 | info@KAbellevue.com kiddieacademy.com/bellevue

Kiddie Academy of Bothell (425) 485-7200 | info@KAbothell.com kiddieacademy.com/bothell

Kiddie Academy of Kenmore Coming Soon! (425) 780-4149 | info@KAkenmore.com kiddieacademy.com/Kenmore

Kiddie Academy of Kirkland

A place to wonder, achieve & excel. Kiddie Academy has the teachers, tools and inspiration it takes to nurture confidence and big ideas. It’s all part of becoming an amazing adult, and it begins with our Life Essentials® philosophy:

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Kiddie Academy of Mill Creek (425) 338-7101 | info@KAmillcreek.com kiddieacademy.com/millcreek

Kiddie Academy of Seattle at Queen Anne (206) 886-3999 | info@KAseattle.com kiddieacademy.com/seattlequeenanne CURRICULUM

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Sometimes all you need is to get out of the house. Thankfully, our area has tons of kid-friendly outings, from kid-welcoming museums to perfect pools. Use these ideas to fuel your next big adventure. — Nancy Schatz Alton

LIVE FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT J WINNER: Seattle Children’s Theatre

Now in its 44th season, the award-winning Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the 20 largest regional theaters in the country, and voters like how it empowers young people to make new discoveries about the world around them. Under artistic director Courtney Sale, the 2018–19 season should be brilliant, with productions of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show,” “And in This Corner: Cassius Clay,” “The Velveteen Rabbit” and “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

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The youngest of fans love to rock out with Caspar Babypants, aka Chris Ballew, the lead singer of the Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. He’s made 14 albums that contain his kid-style (but parent-friendly) music, and his packed shows are fun for the whole family. StoryBook Theater won voter approval for its sensoryfriendly performances specifically designed for individuals with autism, neurodiversity, Asperger syndrome, Down syndrome and other sensory-processing disorders and special needs. Presented at five venues in the Seattle area, these 55-minute musicals are a hit with kids (ages 3–10) who love catchy songs and clever stories. Kindie rock fans schedule nap time around shows by The Not-Its for good reason: The group’s up-tempo shows keep everybody happily screaming for more. Voters agree that there are few things better than enjoying live music at ZooTunes at Woodland Park Zoo. Kids can dance, parents can picnic, and everyone (even the howler monkeys) can sing along with the musicians playing beneath the zoo’s gorgeous tree canopy.

RAINY-DAY REFUGE J WINNER: KiDiMu — Kids Discovery Museum

The vote tally tells us that hopping a ferry to Bainbridge Island for a visit to KiDiMu — Kids Discovery Museum is always a good idea. This hands-on, please-touch children’s museum brings sunshine to rainy days. The Waldorf-inspired Totally Tot space is a calm oasis for the youngest of visitors and their caregivers. And it’s a toss-up when it comes to deciding who likes making pictures more — kids or parents? — with the giant, colorful pegs on the Light Wall in the museum’s Science and Literacy Hall.

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On the Kitsap Peninsula, Ahoy Kitsap wins buckets of votes for its active climbing structures, with a café right next to it, so adults can relax. Readers love Ahoy for its all-day-play admission policy, its positive staff, cleanliness, great play equipment and amazing birthday parties. Voters with the very young in mind adore PlayHappy Café, a Lynnwood indoor play space for kids newborn–6. Of course, it’s easy to love PlayHappy, with its separate space for infants and crawlers, a café with free Wi-Fi, enrichment classes and fabulously decorated birthday-party rooms. Roo’s World of Discovery is a family mainstay because it’s both a place for children and a community for parents and caregivers. Beyond open hours for play in its Montessori-inspired play space, it offers low-sensory hours, parent groups, play groups, workshops and even coworking opportunities, during which your kids play, supervised, while you cross off the to-dos on your list. A North Seattle find, Seattle ReCreative is part “creative reuse” retailer and part community art center. It blends teaching skills such as fine art, woodworking and sewing with a modern-day mission to find new life for materials that would usually end up in a landfill. Shop for secondhand crafty supplies; sign up for a kid, adult or family class; or drop by with your littles for art-infused playtime. >> ParentMap Family Directory 2018 • 5


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around the Sound love the Mountlake Terrace Pool. The youngest of swimmers can’t get enough of the large, beach-like swimming Summer Programs • Professional Development • RC Online visit our area,website: the fun lazy river and the wonderful opportunity to practice swim For more information, visit our website: moves in an area so shallow that most kids can touch the bottom with www.RobinsonCenter.uw.edu www.RobinsonCenter.uw.edu Challenging K-12 students in an intellectualPhone: community their feet. 206-543-4160 Email: rcys@uw.edu Phone: 206-543-4160 through early entrance and outreach learning programs. Tucked just off Interstate 5 in North Seattle, the Northacres Spraypark Email:(Seattle rcys@uw.edu Parks and Recreation) is a shady oasis on a hot summer day. The beautiful tree canopy keeps everyone cool, and beyond the fantastic spray SATURDAY ENRICHMENT Current Grades K-8 park, there’s a divided playground for younger and older kids, hiking trails Spring Session: April 7 – June 2 (Registration is now open!) and a hill that’s ideal for rolling down. The Saturday Enrichment classes provide intellectually ambitious students with South Seattle families know how lucky they are: The Rainier Beach challenge, inspiration, and fun, in a collaborative, supportive learning environPool (Seattle Parks and Recreation) is one of Seattle’s best pools, and it’s ment. Classes meet for one or two hours per week on Saturdays at the UW Seattle Campus to explore topics not usually covered in the K-8 curriculum. right next to the community center. Everyone raves about the giant, twisty waterslide, and the pool also includes spray features, a diving board, a spa SUMMER CHALLENGE Current Grades 5-6 pool and a steam room. July 9 – July 27 (Registration is now open!) Voters know that the Snohomish Aquatic Center is home to the region’s Summer Challenge is an academically advanced summer camp for motivated only FlowRider, a surf-simulation machine. This 52,000-square-foot swim children seeking an intensive, hands-on, fun educational experience. The program runs for three weeks, five days a week from 9:00am – 2:20pm, on center in Snohomish also features an epic waterslide that winds outside, a the UW Seattle campus. There is also an After-Class program available for an recreational lap pool and a lazy river. Note: Guests must be at least 48 inches additional charge from 2:20 – 4:30pm. Classes are small, and instructors are tall and pass a swim test to venture down the Splashtacular waterslide. all specialists in their field. Application criteria can be found on our website. • Summer Programs • Professional Development Families

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SUMMER STRETCH Current Grades 7-10 June 25 – July 26 (Registration is now open!)

Summer Stretch offers in-depth, intensive learning experiences as accelerated courses and enrichment courses. Summer Stretch runs 3 days a week (9:00am – 2:30pm) for five weeks beginning June 25 on the UW Seattle campus.Classes are taught by specialists in their field with a high adult:child ratio. There is a substantial homework load; courses are graded and final transcripts are provided. Application criteria can be found on our website.

RC ONLINE Current Grades 9-12 (Registration is now open!) RC Online is a new accelerated learning opportunity, bringing advanced college-prep curriculum to an online platform for high school students. RC Online provides an inspiring, expansive educational experience as a window into what college-level work will be like; to move students rapidly from novice to advanced writers, readers and thinkers via specific skills, practices and tools. These courses provide challenging curriculum without the logistical, economic and other barriers that come between a student and educational opportunity. Additional information can be found on our website.

www.RobinsonCenter.uw.edu Phone: 206-543-4160 Email: rcys@uw.edu

FABULOUS FAMILY FARM OR U-PICK J WINNER: Remlinger Farms

Voters want everyone to know about one-of-a-kind Remlinger Farms: part amusement park, part produce paradise and all fun. Pluck berries at the U-pick berry fields, pet bunnies and goats at the petting zoo, and get your thrills at the Family Fun Park, with choices ranging from a mini roller-coaster to a canoe float ride. In the fall, don’t miss the Fall Harvest Pumpkin Festival.

FINALISTS A real family working farm, Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish offers an adoring public a challenging 10-acre corn maze and a 40-acre pumpkin patch every fall. People in the know also rent one of the farm’s 18 fire pits for a night of family fun, knowing that staff builds and maintains the fire for you! Located in the shadow of Issaquah’s Squak Mountain, pastoral Fox Hollow Farm makes for a delightful all-day adventure. Race the mini tractors around the track, dive into the corn bin, ride inner tubes down the creek and frolic in the inflatable playhouses. Tucked into downtown Bellevue, Kelsey Creek Farm offers visitors a

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slice of country farm life. During farm tours, kids can feed the chickens, do farm chores and plant seeds or harvest pumpkins, depending on the season. Or drop in to walk the trails, wave to the ponies and cows, climb the tractor and play at the playground. Set along the lovely Snohomish River, The Farm at Swan’s Trail is fun for the whole family. Guests enjoy a 50-acre pumpkin patch, a corn maze, a petting farm, wagon rides, Farmer Ben’s famous Four Little Pigs Show and other attractions.

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FINALISTS Kitsap Peninsula families know they can leave the party planning behind when they host at Ahoy Kitsap. It offers Rise & Shine PJ parties starting at 9 a.m. on weekends, Night Owl PJ parties and special rates for end-of-theyear sports parties and nonprofit events. Options abound for parties at downtown Bellevue’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Book a party in the Art Studio, the Recycle Rebuild Makers Gallery or the Learning Lab. Better yet: Partygoers also get free admission to the museum for the day. If you need a special venue for the youngest of partygoers, Lynnwood’s PlayHappy Café has got you covered. Pixie lovers will adore its fairyadorned dance studio (one of the party room options), and all guests have access to the 2,000-square-foot indoor play space designed for kids newborn–6. Readers rejoice: Throwing parties at Roo’s World of Discovery in Kirkland is a stress-free endeavor. The staff member dedicated to your party takes care of your every need, and there’s seating for as many as 12 children and room for as many adult guests as you’d like! >> parentmap.com/golden-teddy

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CAN’T-MISS HOLIDAY OR SEASONAL EVENT J WINNER: Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights

An avalanche of votes made WildLights at Woodland Park Zoo the winner! This annual holiday lights show is certain to create lifelong holiday memories. Everyone loves the wild animals and exotic destination scenes, which are illuminated by more than 600,000 LED lights. Guests warm up around fire pits, have indoor snowball fights at Snowmazium, take night rides on the carousel and visit select indoor exhibits that are home to nocturnal animals like sloths and fruit bats.

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The affordable and stunning Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden features more than a half million sparkling lights, all formed into the whimsical shapes of plants, flowers, birds, animals and cascading waterfalls, and set amid this garden’s beautiful backdrop. For more than 25 years, guests have loved the eye candy at Sheraton Seattle’s Gingerbread Village, an architect- and chef-designed masterpiece of sweetness. In recent years, the village has drawn record numbers of visitors; last season’s show was a magnificent take on Seattle’s cobblestone past and an imagined future. Only time will tell what next year’s themes will be. The Snowflake Lane – The Bellevue Collection holiday show lights up every season on the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs until Christmas Eve. Its free nightly performances are truly awe-inspiring, featuring giant snowflakes, live holiday music, toy soldiers, girls with tambourines and live toy drummers on stilts. Have you heard about the camel and reindeer at Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival? That’s not all: The young at heart love the holiday model train set, saying hello to Santa every year, the gorgeous holiday décor and the convenient café that’s surrounded by a koi pond.

KID-FRIENDLY MUSEUM J WINNER: Pacific Science Center

With a staff that addresses kids on their level, it’s no surprise that Pacific Science Center takes this prize again. Readers with kids of any age can find something to do and learn about: laser dome shows, dinos, the butterfly house, hands-on fun at the Tinker Tank, the outdoor water wheel, crazy-real IMAX 3-D movies and much more. 8 • ParentMap Family Directory 2018

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Sitting snugly in the center of Everett, where the parking is trouble-free, Imagine Children’s Museum is a hidden pearl that is beloved by in-the-know readers. Beyond its fun interactive exhibits, there’s a large rooftop outdoor space, an art studio and programs ranging from I-engineers to Cartoon Corner. Tip: Admission is free on the third Friday night of the month. Voters adore Bainbridge Island’s

KiDiMu – Kids Discovery Museum, a hands-on environment that has something for every visitor.

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There’s the Waldorf-inspired Totally Tot, the Science and Literacy Hall, the 1331 118th Ave SE Pirate Tree House, an outdoor play area and more! 206.325. BASE Conveniently located off 405 in Bellevue Tucked in the heart of downtown Bellevue, KidsQuest Children’s 2ndbaseseattle.com musicworksnw.org Museum is a fantastic place for kids to play and learn. Highlights include 425-644-0988 ALL SPORTS INVENTORY an exciting climbing sculpture in the entry space, fun outdoor space, hands-on studios for building and making art and new STEM programs. Readers know it’s a lucky thing to have The Museum of Flight in Tukwila. It’s the world’s largest independent, nonprofit air and space FD16_music_works_nw_1-8v.indd 1 Pe d i a t r i6/3/16 c S3:19pPMe e c h museum. Its incredible collection of aircraft, spacecraft, artifacts, galleries & L a n g u a g e T h e ra py and exhibits lets visitors in on the past, present and future of flight.

LOCAL FAMILY ESCAPE J WINNER: Seabrook

The tally tells us that voters are more than partial to Seabrook, a lovely, walkable community of houses and cottages on the Pacific Coast roughly a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Seattle. Ideal for a weekend of family togetherness, this beautifully designed beach town has something for everyone. There are bikes to ride on quiet streets and paths, the wide-open beach, sports courts, an indoor swimming pool, skimboards to rent, a pottery painting studio, a spa, restaurants and more!

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Kids and caregivers alike love to roam at Carkeek Park (Seattle Parks and Recreation), a northwest Seattle watershed that has Puget Sound beach LM17_carol_ray_speech_1-8h.indd 1 8/31/17 access, Piper’s Creek (where salmon spawn each fall) and miles of trails. Don’t miss the salmon slide at the stellar playground, which also offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. Puget Sound families trek to Grand Mound’s Great Wolf Lodge for epic water adventures. That can mean romping in the 60,000-square-foot water park, enjoying spa treatments or taking in the creature comforts in The best destination for private birthday the log-cabin-style rooms. parties� family �umps� �eld trips� Looking for a distinct Northwest experience high in the Cascade summer camp and more! Mountains? The Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort (near Leavenworth) marries amazing creature comforts with alpine beauty: There are miles Locations in Kirkland and Lynnwood. of hiking and cross-country skiing trails, an amazing spa and delicious, sustainably sourced food at the Kingfisher Restaurant, much of it grown in Kirkland: 425.820.2297 ~ Lynnwood: 425.774.2297 the resort’s organic garden. >> parentmap.com/golden-teddy

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Tourists and residents alike understand that Pike Place Market is like the beating heart of our city. Old favorites — like Golden Age Collectables comics store and the Market Theater Gum Wall — are as much of a draw as the market’s stunning new section, MarketFront, which offers amazing views of Mount Rainier and the Seattle waterfront.

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WINNER: KiDiMu — J Kids Discovery Museum FINALISTS Ahoy Kitsap PlayHappy Café Roo’s World of Discovery Seattle ReCreative

SPLASH-WORTHY POOL OR WATER PARK WINNER: Lynnwood J Recreation Center

FINALISTS Mountlake Terrace Pool Northacres Spraypark — Seattle Parks and Recreation Rainier Beach Pool — Seattle Parks and Recreation Snohomish Aquatic Center

FABULOUS FAMILY FARM OR U-PICK

WINNER: Remlinger J Farms FINALISTS Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm Fox Hollow Farm Kelsey Creek Farm The Farm at Swan’s Trail

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J WINNER: Pump It Up FINALISTS Ahoy Kitsap KidsQuest Children’s Museum PlayHappy Café Roo’s World of Discovery

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FINALISTS Garden d’Lights at the Bellevue Botanical Garden Sheraton Seattle’s Gingerbread Village Snowflake Lane — The Bellevue Collection Swansons Nursery Reindeer Festival

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J WINNER: Seabrook

FINALISTS Carkeek Park — Seattle Parks and Recreation Great Wolf Lodge Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort Suncadia Resort

TOURIST-IN-YOUR-OWNTOWN ATTRACTION WINNER: Pike Place J Market FINALISTS Ballard Locks Pacific Science Center Seattle Aquarium Space Needle

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WINNER: Woodland J Park Zoo FINALISTS Kelsey Creek Farm Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Olympic Game Farm Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

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There are over 40 independent schools in the Puget Sound region, all of which serve their communities with high academic and character expectations, while maintaining their own personalities and missions. Puget Sound Independent Schools promotes the value of this local independent school education, and works collaboratively to make the admission process more accessible for prospective families. Visit our website for more information on: • Finding the right school for your family • Regional school fairs in the fall • The application process • Financial aid

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With so many healthy activities for you and your family to enjoy, we invite you to discover why you belong at the Y! • Child Care • Youth Sports • Teen Programs • Family Activities • Senior Programs • Diabetes Prevention • Youth Obesity Prevention • Cancer Survivor Program • Swim Lessons/Water Fitness • Cardio, Weights, Group Exercise • Pilates, Yoga, TRX, Zumba® and more! The Y is for everyone. Affordable pricing based on income.

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Every Girls Rock Math summer camp integrates visual arts, music and language arts, making math an awesome experience for SANCA – School of every camper. In a testimonial Acrobatics & New on the camp’s website, one Circus Arts camper wishes “this camp would go on forever.” Kids and teens interested in becoming coders, developers, game engineers and designers love ID Tech camps. Pick from a wide variety of topics and locations, including Bellevue College, Eton School, the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington, on both its Seattle and Bothell campuses. The founders of Bellevue’s Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) know a mathematical mind can be built. Parents rave about how RSM helps kids in kindergarten through high school construct a solid math foundation built on understanding over memorization. Steve & Kate’s Camp is known for its convenient, any-day enrollment options and the daily lunch it provides. You also love it for its innovative STEM programming, which focuses on digital creativity, such as robotics, coding, music, film and more.

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Here in the Northwest, we’ve got loads of options for kids’ enrichment opportunities, be it a cool summer camp or tech-tastic after-school class. So, what will it be? Music, soccer, science, nature, theater or something else? Have fun finding out! — Nancy Schatz Alton

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SENSATIONAL SPORTS CAMP OR PROGRAM

J WINNER: SANCA – School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts

Local kids and parents don’t have to run away to join in the big-top fun thanks to SANCA — School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts. Located in South Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, the school has more than 1,000 kids and adults attending classes every week. Play, laughter and joyous creativity are at the center of every activity at this beloved local spot. Pacific Science Center

SUPER STEM CAMP

J WINNER: Pacific Science Center

A much-loved local institution, Pacific Science Center earned your votes for its camps focused on STEM topics, including marine science, cooking, robotics and even a science poetry jam! You gushed over the “awesome, intriguing science curriculum” that has campers studying the science of amusement parks, how to be a meteorologist and slough survival, among other themes that will make grown-ups wish they could go to camp. Kids dig the hands-on nature of camps, and you appreciate how the science center makes learning so enjoyable. A wide array of camps welcome kids from pre-K through eighth grade. parentmap.com/golden-teddy

FINALISTS Among team sports for Northwest kids, soccer is king. You adore the Lil’ Kickers Soccer for Kids program, which familiarizes children as young as 18 months of age to the world’s most popular game. Programs take place at many locations around the Northwest. Depending on their Pedalheads camp choice, kids ditch training wheels, learn mountain biking or develop “superhero” physical skills to use for sport endeavors. Parents and kids alike love the small classes, enthusiastic instructors and that campers are learning skills that translate to a lifelong love of moving their bodies. Bellevue’s PRO Sports Club garnered your votes for its youth sports programs. Many of the instructors are accomplished coaches or former elite athletes, and you’re thrilled with the skills they’re teaching your >> ParentMap Family Directory 2018 • 13


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kids. PRO Sports Club’s programs offer instruction in popular team sports like soccer and basketball, as well as aquatics, squash, golf, flag football, tennis and racquetball. The official home training center of the Seattle Sounders FC is also where kids ages 18 months and older learn technical and tactical soccer training. At Starfire Sports, participants play on 12 indoor and outdoor pitches in a wide variety of classes and leagues.

that include a facility on Carnation’s Tolt River and a camp located on a saltwater beach on Hood Canal. Parents and kids alike rave about the gorgeous locations of the YMCA’s Camp Orkila and Camp Seymour. Still, it’s the transformative experiences offered at those camps that keep kids coming back for more. As one participant says, “Before camp, I did not understand how people can say a few days at camp entirely changed them as a person.”

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Wilderness Awareness School

J WINNER: Wilderness

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With its frequent appearances across camps and classes categories over the years, we know you think Wilderness Awareness School absolutely rocks. You love that your kids foster a connection to nature while acquiring practical skills, such as tracking and recognizing edible plants. “The counselors and the program completely engaged my son,” according to one mom’s testimonial. “For a high-energy boy, he embraced learning to be quiet and observant in the woods.”

FINALISTS Your votes for South Puget Sound’s Camp Gallagher speak to how much you appreciate these confidencebuilding overnight camps for middle school and high school kids. Campers not only engage in classic summer-camp activities like boating and crafting, they also practice leadership by planning their own group excursions. “No better place to relax and enjoy being unplugged so you can play with your kids!” wrote in one Golden Teddy voter. When a camp begins with a two-hour, fun-filled 4:55 PM “Da Boata” ride to its Vashon Island locale, it’s easy to see why campers adore Camp Sealth — Camp Fire of Central Puget Sound. Campers can attend Classic Camp, Horse Camp or an array of specialty camps, including Nocturnal Camp, during which campers stay up all night and sleep all day. Your votes showed serious love for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s many camp options, noting how its programs impart a major girl-power message to your tweens and teens. Choices include day or overnight camps, a huge slate of interesting specialty camps, horse camps and leadership camps at locales

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WILD NATURE CAMPS

J WINNER: Wilderness Awareness School

Perhaps your kids were apprehensive about their first camp experience, but Wilderness Awareness School has topped this category so many times that we’re betting your kids are begging to go again. The organization’s programs give a great many city kids a huge dose of nature, along with the skills needed to really relish their time outdoors. Day camps and programs for young kids begin with basic skills, while overnight camps and expeditions for teens impart serious survival techniques. And parents love the exceptional staff: “The counselors seem to really ‘get’ the kids and the fact that each child is an individual and has different needs,” says one parent in a website testimonial.

FINALISTS Parents can’t stop talking about Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Community Nature Programs. Campers learn about Pacific Northwest ecology through hands-on activities at multiple locales, including Magnuson Park, Camp Long and Carkeek Park. parentmap.com/golden-teddy


Professional environmental educators introduce kids to Seattle’s largest city park at Discovery Park Nature Daycamp (Seattle Parks and Recreation). Four distinct habitats and 8 miles of trails make this camp the perfect place for kids to learn about nature without leaving the city limits. Voters already know Nature Vision day camps foster a love of nature and environmental stewardship in every camper. This summer marks a growth year for this organization, with new day camps in Bothell, Shoreline and on Mercer Island joining the already robust lineup of camps. Parents rave about the caring yet challenging environment at Seattle Audubon Nature Camp. While campers have been exploring nature at this camp’s Magnuson Park locale for more than 30 years, this year parents can also choose offerings at its new location at Explorer West Middle School in West Seattle.

FABULOUS FAMILY CAMP OR CLASS J WINNER: YMCA Camp Orkila

Parents are clamoring to have the same stellar experiences as their kids by signing up for the YMCA’s Camp Orkila family weekends. Together, families partake in Orkila’s arts and crafts, boating activities, zip-line fun, giant swing rides and more. Sunset campfires are sure to be a memory your family talks about forever.

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Camp Gallagher, a favorite among teens, continues to garner votes for its

awesome family camp weekend. The South Sound gem offers sunny, sandy adventures plus swimming, crafts, campfires and all the best summer camp fare — for the whole family. At Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp Northwest, adults rekindle their enthusiasm for music or theater while children explore their new interest in the arts. For more than 30 years, families have been making memories at “Caz Northwest,” located on Puget Sound’s beautiful Key Peninsula between Olympia and Gig Harbor. “An amazing way to connect as a family — something for everyone!” writes one happy camper. Family getaways at the North Cascades Institute Environmental Learning Center offer a premium “camping” experience, no tents necessary. Participants sleep in comfy rooms, eat healthy, family-style meals in the dining hall and soak up the stunning North Cascades scenery all day long. Families take a leap with group courses offered at SANCA — School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, including ones focused on the flying trapeze, youth trampoline, Baby & Me and the unicycle. “My niece absolutely loves the place and can’t wait to spend another summer there,” writes one Golden Teddy voter. >>

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J WINNER: Seattle Children’s PlayGarden

Seattle Children’s PlayGarden celebrates the fact that every child is different, and its staff knows inclusivity means meeting each child wherever he or she is. Nature-based summer camps welcome campers of all abilities, ages 1–18. One thankful parent gave this testimonial on the PlayGarden’s website: “Other day camps have required a lot of work to support [our child] and help him be able to have a good time. Here, it was easy.”

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Families of kids with serious medical conditions love Camp Korey for the carefree fun it offers to campers. While medical personnel on staff support campers, children can forget about their illnesses by focusing on adventurous activities like boating, horseback riding and “stage night.” Your votes showed your adoration for Camp Prov, a program that welcomes both kids with special needs as well as their siblings, ages 2–10. Skilled staff and teenage “buddy” volunteers assist campers, so everyone can partake in typical summer camp fun: swimming, music, nature, storytelling and more. Every Body’s Circus program at SANCA — School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts offers individual lessons, group lessons, inclusive classes, and camps that benefit children and adults with a range of special needs. The school knows circus is a therapeutic art and hand-craft its offerings 9:26 to PM fit participants’ needs, including learning differences, behavioral issues, trauma- and mood-related disorders, sensory and processing issues, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, hemiparesis, spina bifida, visual or hearing impairment and other physical challenges. Voters are glad that Social Skillz Theatre School of Tacoma is a place where all neurodiverse children and teens (3rd–12th grade) can learn together. This inclusive summer camp has built in social and emotional skills support, and the session culminates in the all-camp performance production during the last three days of camp.

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AMAZING ARTS CAMP OR CLASS

PITCH-PERFECT MUSIC CAMP OR CLASS

Seattle ReCreative

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Music Together

Winner Seattle ReCreative attracted your votes for its art classes and camps, which emphasize process over result. Kids already are explorers who like to experiment, and Seattle ReCreative gives them the tools, materials — lots of them recycled — and the space to unleash their creativity. Among summer camp themes is one that focuses on constructing rockets, marble runs and kaleidoscopes, while another combines art history with making art, and each day includes outside time if weather permits. Seattle ReCreative offers workshops and programs for kids and adults all year long.

FINALISTS Arts Aloft earned your votes for its classes, which

let kids ages 4–12 experience the pleasure of artistic experience while learning the techniques of a grand master. Summer camp themes revolve around topics that kids love, including The Magic Tree House, Percy Jackson, Minecraft and Harry Potter. Your votes showed high regard for Early Masters Art School, an art history school for kids ages 8 and older in Seattle. Summer camps and workshops in art history and painting focus on myriad artists and styles, and students bring home wall-ready masterpieces for their adoring (parent) audience. Parents rave about the interactive learning, music and arts programs offered at Illumination Learning Studio. Illumination offers a compelling cultural, performing and fine arts curriculum, which includes instruction in music, drama, voice, art, yoga and language. Parents and kids love the three-week sessions at Summer Fun, a performing and visual arts day camp for kids ages 7–12, with locations in various Seattle schools. One parent testimonial reads, “They are able to harness the energy and passion of the kids. The production at the end of the three-week camp will astonish you with humor, dance, puppets, costumes and music.” parentmap.com/golden-teddy

Voters sent in a mountain of accolades to make Sunshine Music Together a winner yet again in this category. Its mixedage parent-and-child classes develop music appreciation in young children, and the catchy, fun songs appeal to kids and grown-ups alike. You also appreciate the engaged, dedicated instructors. This research-based, internationally recognized program has classes for children from newborn to age 5 together with their parents and caregivers.

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with offerings for newborns through age 8. One parent shares their thoughts on the website, saying, “I have been attending Music Together classes … for 7.5 years and have loved it every single semester.” Girls ages 6–18 learn teamwork, discipline and confidence while making music as members of the Seattle Girls Choir on Capitol Hill. Choristers also collaborate with other Seattle-area arts organizations and perform at some of the most prestigious national and international choral festivals and competitions. At Summer Fun, a performing and visual arts day camp for kids ages 7–12, artist teachers strive to impart foundational skills while putting the Sunshine fun into each day’s Music Together unique activities. >>

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GROOVY DANCE CAMP OR CLASS J WINNER: Creative Dance Center

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Seattle’s Creative Dance Center has done it again. A perennial pick for parents, this nonprofit organization has provided brain-compatible dance education classes for infants through adults for three decades. Founder Anne Green Gilbert is internationally recognized for her work in the dance and education fields, and the center’s joyful participants make sure their parents keep signing them up for classes.

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FINALISTS Boom Dance Studios’ classes come in all shapes and sizes at several

Seattle-area community centers. Boom Dance has a class for a range of ages (from toddlers to adults) that fit every desire, from hip-hop, ballet and family Zumba to Hula-Hoop and sports skills. Voters tell us Cornish Preparatory Dance nurtures its dancers’ potential, whether their aim is to dance professionally or just for pleasure. Classes start in September and end in June, and offerings include creative dance (ages 4–5) and various preparatory dance company levels. You think the world of the Russian-influenced dance instruction at Emerald Ballet Academy (Emerald Ballet Theatre) in Bellevue. The school focuses on classical ballet, but also teaches other genres of dance, including character, modern and hip-hop, for both recreational and preprofessional dancers. Seattle’s Illumination Learning Studio earned your accolades for its variety of arts-focused programs, including piano and guitar instruction, performing and fine arts classes, and themed summer camps. As one pleased parent notes, “They allow the kids to find their interests and passions and help support them in whichever direction they choose.”

STELLAR SWIM CAMP OR CLASS J WINNER:

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Voters let us know how glad they are that Waterbabies Aquatic Program’s mission includes safety and confidence in the water. Waterbabies’ gentle, loving, childcentered approach to teaching basic water skills makes swimmers out of even the most hesitant kids. Waterbabies Aquatic Program With offerings for every age, from infants to adults, and pools around the Puget Sound, Waterbabies has a class that’s right for every level of swimmer (including those who won’t dip their toes in the pool just yet).

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on-one lessons that make a swimmer out of the most reluctant student. These lessons plus swim camps mean your kid will be swimming like a fish in no time! With multiple locations, SwimGuru provides swimming lessons to kids and adults of all ages, with courses available for babies as young as 6 months, because it’s never too early to learn water safety.

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and Doug named the well-loved shop after a surfer buddy who once mused that “life is too short for crappy pizza.” We couldn’t agree more. Frēlard Pizza — Ballard Pizza Company isn’t only in Ballard proper. Its spot in Frēlard (that magical area between Ballard and Fremont right along Leary Way) earns points for its designated “kid pit” play space. Whether you buy your pies in Ballard, Frēlard or South Lake Union, restaurateur Ethan Stowell seeks to offer “whole pies, fat slices” with a family-friendly atmosphere to please the pickiest of eaters.

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It takes more than a few crayons to make a restaurant family friendly. But finding those elusive spots with menus that everyone loves? That takes a little work. Thankfully, our readers have the inside scoop. Here are the best family dining

FAMILY PIZZERIA J WINNER: MOD Pizza

Readers picked the pies at MOD Pizza. MOD believes pizza is best straight from the oven, so its restaurants don’t deliver. With MOD’s various existing locations in the Seattle metro area, you won’t need delivery. Families enjoy the dine-in experience at MOD because the fast service and individualized pizzas (same price, no matter how many toppings!) keep kids happy, with no time to get antsy.

Brewery & Pub

This year’s winner was a finalist last year. Families enjoy all locations of Elliott Bay Brewery & Pub. Wherever they partake, readers enjoy Elliott Bay’s “thoughtful,” traditional pub fare (fish and chips, burgers and beer), ample space and laid-back, if oft busy, setting. “Always lively [and] family-friendly,” notes one happy customer.

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Go Greek at Vios Café. With locations on Capitol Hill and in Ravenna, Vios offers traditional Mediterranean fare. Fans particularly crave the kebabs and galaktoboureko (creamy custard in flaky phyllo). Families rave that the play areas keep kids busy. A 10-minute walk from Woodland Park Zoo, Phinney Market Pub & FINALISTS Eatery gets plenty of foot traffic from families. Look for the train table and Over four decades, favorite Pagliacci Pizza has expanded from the kid-friendly eats, which include Sriracha Parmesan chicken tenders and mac University District to more than 20 locations throughout Seattle and and cheese. the Eastside. Check out its pizza-tossing parties for a creative birthday With locations in Lynnwood and other cities around Puget Sound, Hop celebration that will make a mini chef out of your kid. Jack’s is billed as a place where friends and neighbors can gather to enjoy a Founded in Columbia City in 2004, Tutta Bella Neapolitan really cold beer, unique beverages and some great food in a comfortable, fun, Pizzeria has set up shops throughout our area, giving the safe and familiar environment. Yes, please. masses traditional Neapolitan pizza (read: woodLately, people have been speculating that Burien MOD Pizza fired with no fancy toppings). Ask about the PH OT is the new Ballard. Take as evidence the Pit O Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana CO UR TE Stop Taproom & Pub. Families voted this SY for a quick Italian history lesson. neighborhood hangout a favorite for its Find Zeeks Pizza in Seattle, dog-friendly policy, 19 rotating taps Lynnwood and Bothell (to serving primarily local beers, and name a few of its many award-winning veggie burgers. >> locations). Founders Tom parentmap.com

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SWEET TREAT SHOP J WINNER: Bakery Nouveau

If you’ve ever tasted the divine creations at Bakery Nouveau, you don’t need anyone to tell you why it took the top spot. The bakery’s Instagramworthy pastries, breads, chocolate and sandwiches are as delicious as they are beautiful. Bakery Nouveau is worth a special trip even if you don’t live near one of its locations, in West Seattle, Burien and on Capitol Hill.

FINALISTS Hello Robin got its start because Molly Neitzel — of Golden Teddy winner Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream — encouraged baker Robin Wehl Martin to set up shop on Capitol Hill. And yes, you can get ice cream with your cookies. Donna Lawson is the baking mom behind West Seattle’s Stuffed Cakes. Her goal? “Make the yummiest cake you’ll ever eat.” That includes stuffing the cakes with any number of delectable treats, such as preserves, pineapple curd and peanut butter cups. They say it’s better to give than to receive, but the tasty and tasteful gift boxes at Lolli & Pops mall-based candy gift shops are bound to inspire a little greediness. Go ahead, treat yourself. Even if your kids haven’t read Roald Dahl’s loving descriptions of old-fashioned candy shops (see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me), they couldn’t help but be captivated by the timeless charm of Sweet Mickey’s in Seattle.

COOL ICE CREAM SHOP J WINNER: Molly Moon’s

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With tons of locations and cool seasonal flavors like Sasquatch (for the uninitiated, that’s chocolate with granola and caramel) and ginger beer (plus year-round favorites like Stumptown coffee and honey lavender), it’s no surprise that Molly Moon’s wins our ice cream category yet again. If its fabulous flavors aren’t enough of a treat, the ice creamery sources 90 percent of its ingredients from the Pacific Northwest!


FINALISTS Full Tilt Ice Cream may be old school, with its pinball machines and other arcade games, but its ice cream is totally 21st century: gourmet flavors, vegan options and more. Frankie & Jo’s on Capitol Hill and in Ballard take mindful eating to a whole new level with their vegan and gluten-free plant-based ice cream. Made with cashew milk instead of dairy, Frankie & Jo’s ice cream flavors are as unusual as their process. Think beet-strawberry sorbet and tahini chocolate. There’s an ice cream renaissance in the South Sound area with Ice Cream Social in Tacoma (and other south-end locations) and Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream in Federal Way, both making the list of our readers’ favorites. Ice Cream Social uses only natural, mostly local ingredients and no corn sweeteners. Sub Zero uses liquid nitrogen to make its unique, super-cold ice cream.

CORNER COFFEE SHOP J WINNER: Caffe Ladro

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The name means “coffee thief ” in Italian, because when it opened in 1994, the original Queen Anne shop intended to pinch customers from coffee giant Starbucks. Despite the recent proliferation of Caffe Ladro café-cum-play spaces, oldschool Seattle-style coffee shop Caffe Ladro has stolen hearts to become ParentMap readers’ favorite corner cafe.

FINALISTS Green Bean Coffeehouse, in Greenwood, serves quality coffee and has

tons of seating. Kids love the train table (and the shop’s proximity to Top Ten Toys). It’s also a nonprofit dedicated to community development. Auntie Irene’s in Des Moines has no intention of becoming another Northwest coffee empire. Instead, it’s happy to serve as your second living room. Customers linger in this charming shop, which serves lunch, pastries, fair-trade coffee and ice cream. It also offers a drive-through for when you don’t have time to stop and smell the coffee. In Seattle’s Maple Leaf neighborhood, Cloud City Coffee is all about community. Comfy couches, a lending library, newspapers, games and a kids’ play area all complement locally roasted coffee and a full menu. Although hyperlocal Mike’s Community Cup doesn’t even have a website (it is on Facebook), it’s been serving coffee and helping out in the SeaTac community since 2008. Mike’s super-loyal customers rave about the coffee, the food and the friendly service. >> parentmap.com/golden-teddy

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FINALISTS Got a hankering for Japanese food? Or maybe Italian? Mexican? Korean, Mediterranean, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese? Crossroads Public Market International Restaurants has you covered. Add in free entertainment at the Market Stage on weekends and it’s a great destination for family fun. Vegans rejoice! Araya’s Place in Bellevue and Seattle has been serving vegan Thai food since 1987. No worrying about hidden fish sauce here — everything at Araya’s is made to order with respect to individual allergy and dietary concerns. As the name indicates, Bengal Tiger Indian Restaurant is rooted in the cuisine of Bangladesh and Bengal. But it offers iconic dishes from regions all across India, including vegetarian options. Regardless of origin, the food is always delicious. Seattle has almost as many Thai restaurants as it has Starbucks, but according to readers, Thai Siam rises above the crowd. Thai Siam has been part of the Ballard/Crown Hill community since 1987, using fresh local ingredients to create its Thai flavors.

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On Saturdays from late March through mid-December, the independent Proctor Farmers Market in Tacoma supports local farmers by providing a venue for direct marketing to urban consumers. Keep an eye out for the kids’ booth, which offers a different craft or activity every week. The Redmond Saturday Market runs from May through October. The Eastside’s oldest farmers market includes live bands weekly and fun events such as zucchini races, hula dancers, free crafts for kids and pet parades throughout the season. There are seven markets in the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets group, but two year-round markets stand out as reader favorites: the Saturday University District Neighborhood Farmers Market on the Ave, and the Sunday West Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market at the Junction.

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From safety equipment to toys and clothes, kids need a lot of stuff. Thankfully, these reader-sourced recommendations for the best stores and services take the pain out of shopping. Read on for the places that offer quality customer service and great selection to help parents find what they need when they need it. — Gemma Alexander

COOL KIDS’ CLOTHING SHOP J WINNER: Kids on 45th

When it comes to kids’ clothes, readers tell us that consignment is the way to go. This year’s winner, Kids on 45th, adds a new twist on secondhand attire. Yes, you can browse the store in Wallingford (you guessed it, on 45th) and you can shop online. But you can also subscribe for seasonal wardrobe updates through a customizable subscription box for each kid. You choose the types of items you’d like in each shipment and update your child’s sizes each quarter. It’s like Christmas morning four times a year.

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ESSENTIAL BABY OR MATERNITY SHOP J WINNER: Village Maternity

Since 1983, Village Maternity has been independently owned and operated in Seattle, with a second generation joining the well-loved University District shop in 2012. Village Maternity’s carefully curated selection helps mothers-to-be look and feel their best in clothing that is as fashion-forward as maternity wear gets. Jellycat stuffed animals and clothes that are as soft and comfy as they are cute delight babies. The shop doesn’t neglect practicalities, though; staff are trained to help customers find the best-fitting nursing bras, and the store carries a wide selection of pump parts.

FINALISTS Tacoma’s Channing Baby & Co. is the newest addition to the region’s high-end baby boutiques. The owners of this fresh, tightly curated shop are parents of toddlers themselves, and they refuse to compromise on either form or function. Everything in their parent-friendly shop is as stylish as it is practical. Also a finalist for Cool Kids’ Clothing Shop, Hopscotch Consignment Boutique in Bellevue is a favorite for maternity wear and baby supplies. Shoppers love the stylish, current- >>

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Bellevue readers love Hopscotch Consignment Boutique, which sells seasonal, stylish children’s clothes for ages newborn–10. As one happy shopper said, “Love love love this place!! . . . This is definitely my go to consignment store in the Eastside.” You can preview and even buy some of the best items online, but visit the Bellevue Plaza store to see the full inventory. There’s no disputing the consensus among readers that the thrice-yearly Jack & Jill Consignment Sale is “the best sale of its kind” in the area. The sale, held at the Lynnwood Convention Center, features stylish baby and kids’ clothing, gear, furnishings and more. The next event is Sept. 28–30. Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event is a nationally run, locally organized seasonal consignment event, so it takes a little planning to attend. Sign up for its e-news to be notified when an event in Tacoma is scheduled or shop its new online store for currently available items. Issaquah’s consignment store Small Threads for Kids emphasizes quality and timeless style in the seasonally appropriate children’s clothing it sells. Loyal customers praise

the bargain prices and the cheerful, we’re-all-family-here atmosphere. “You can find some really nice, high-end clothes and other quality items there for kids without spending a fortune,” says one shopper, explaining why consigners choose store credit over cash payments.

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season maternity clothes and baby gear, which includes strollers, high chairs, backpacks, swings, pack-and-plays, baby seats and toys. Select items are available online, but the store in Bellevue Plaza has a much wider selection. Another Cool Kids’ Clothing finalist that also hits the mark in this category is the thrice-yearly Jack & Jill Consignment Sale at the Lynnwood Convention Center. It doesn’t sell maternity wear, but its baby clothes, toys, diaper bags, feeding supplies, strollers, car seats and other baby gear are too good to pass up. The next event is Sept. 28–30. South Sound families love Rhea Lana’s Consignment Event, voting it a finalist for both kids’ clothes and maternity and baby gear. It takes a little planning to attend, so sign up for its e-news to be notified when an event in Tacoma is scheduled or shop its new online store for currently available items.

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You won’t find the latest name-brand, must-have toy of the season at Top Ten Toys. Something else you won’t find? Toy guns. Commercialism and violence are replaced by old-fashioned delights, such as puppets and train sets, at this longtime favorite and multiyear Golden Teddy winner. Kids and parents love the store’s broad selection of thoughtfully curated toys and books that promote learning and creativity. This local establishment also offers playtimes and story times, a free create-your-own-gift-wrap area, toddler play area and a friendly staff with a mission to “keep healthy play alive.”

FINALISTS With locations in Kenmore and Redmond, Snapdoodle Toys is as beloved by parents as by kids. Besides offering a chance to explore educational and imaginative toys, Snapdoodle gives families around the Sound “Crafternoons” and drop-in art classes. And don’t worry about becoming parched while exploring; Snapdoodle offers a complimentary latte or cup of tea to shoppers, along with free gift wrapping. When it comes to books, The Elliott Bay Book Company, on Seattle’s parentmap.com/golden-teddy


Capitol Hill, is hard to beat. Kids might not care about the daily readings and author events, but they will love the children’s book section, which is larger than some bookstores and anchored by a castle worthy of childhood fantasy. Teens will appreciate the Elliott Bay Underground, the bookstore’s convention-breaking, teen-led young adult book group. Third Place Books was founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park with the intention to create a community around books and the ideas inside them. Twenty years later, the community has grown to include locations in Ravenna and Seward Park. In each location, Third Place has achieved its goal, offering a fun, comfortable and safe place for people of all ages to browse, relax, read, eat, laugh, play and talk. Featuring a variety of unique educational toys for all ages, White Horse Toys, in Issaquah, is touted for its quirky charm and knowledgeable staff. “The space is really well-organized, which I think is important because toy stores can be really overwhelming,” says one reviewer. That’s especially true when you have more than 17,000 toys in a 3,000-square-foot space.

SUPER KIDS’ SALON J WINNER: Kids Club

Haircuts and wiggly children — what could possibly go wrong? Kids Club, in Seattle’s University Village, turns a potential catastrophe into a pleasant experience. Sharing space with Kids Club’s toy and clothing store, the salon features car-shaped chairs and junglethemed murals. “The staff is friendly and patient!” says one reviewer. “They also offer toys and treats to the kids — and a balloon when we’re done!” Whether the challenge is your child’s hair type or their temperament, the salon at Kids Club can get you both through the process tearfree. Its $34 half-hour hair tutorials are priceless for many families.

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FINALISTS “My kids won’t get their hair cut anywhere else,” says one mom about Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, which has locations in both Bellevue Square and Seattle’s Ballard Blocks. Besides the usual car-shaped seats, it has added Xbox stations, a Tween Lounge and spa parties to the mix of amenities. Discounts for cash payments, military families and parents who get their hair cut with their kids sweeten the deal even more than the free balloon and lollipop included with each haircut. The “we’re ready when you are” walk-ins-only approach of Snip-its kids’ salon in Bellevue is welcomed by any parent who has had to deal with a last-minute change of plans brought on by a child’s sudden stomach bug or a meltdown. The kid-focused approach is equally in evidence once you arrive: Kids get a welcome video, video games and when they’re all done, a prize. In addition to haircuts, services include ear piercing and lice prevention. Snip-its stylists also receive special training to meet the needs of children with autism in conjunction with Autism Speaks — need we say more? Frances Grace Salon, in Mill Creek, is a fullservice salon with a dedicated kids’ room, where kids younger than 10 can enjoy toys, games, videos and a mechanical elephant ride. Two of the salon’s stylists specialize in handling kids who have a hard time with haircuts. One happy reviewer says, “Our kids used to hate going to the barber. Now they all want to go first.” It’s the one place nobody likes to go to, but that everybody is grateful for. Lice Knowing You, with multiple locations around the area, won’t give you or your kid a stylish new ’do. But when that red “lice” letter comes home with your child from school, the salon’s $15 Wet Head Lice Check will give you peace of mind that you’re lice-free. And if you aren’t, its staff will get rid of the lice for you ($100/hour, billed in 15-minute increments) with a 30-day guarantee. Families appreciate Lice Knowing You’s no-nonsense, nonjudgmental approach and the education (including tips for avoiding future problems) that comes with the service. >>

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Wallingford is the place to go for bedroom furniture today. From organic crib mattresses to solid wood bunk beds, you’ll find what you need for your kid’s room. A small children’s play area with books and toys under the staircase will keep kids occupied while you’re looking. The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner may be off the beaten path, but it’s worth the drive just for the unique shopping experience, even if you don’t need new furniture. A hobbit-style fudge factory in an ancient tree and suspended G scale trains traveling through the showrooms are sure to please the kids, while parents appreciate interest-free financing, classic styles and down-to-earth prices.

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The circumstances of college life — constant change and tight budgets — apply equally to kids’ rooms. So, it’s no wonder that parents return to their first furniture store when shopping for their kids. IKEA furniture looks good, costs little and lends itself to creative adaptation as kids’ interests and abilities change. Now that delivery starts as low as $29, you don’t even have to drag the littles through the store’s labyrinthine aisles to get the goods anymore. But if you do visit the Renton store, there’s still the prospect of Swedish meatballs and Daim candy bars to keep kids moving forward.

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FINALISTS In past years, readers praised the good design and high quality of the classic, vaguely nostalgic, yet practical Land of Nod furniture collections. Now Nod has been folded into the Crate&Barrel brand as Crate&kids. Families seem to agree that the company has achieved its goal of combining “Crate&Barrel’s modern, elevated style with the heart, lively spirit and energy kids are made of.” A bonus? The new line seems to hit a somewhat lower price point. It’s natural for new parents to turn to their favorite grown-up furniture store for their kids’ rooms, especially when the offerings are as charming as those from Pottery Barn Kids. Pottery Barn Kids has the same clean, relaxed style as its grown-up counterpart. Personalization through monogramming and upholstery options are especially appreciated in spaces as intimate as the nursery. Its West Elm collaboration collection is a playful variation on the mid-century modern style. It may have started out as a waterbed store in 1972, but our savvy readers know that the family-owned Bedrooms & More on 45th St. in

J WINNER: Hardie Photography

Seattle-based artist Whitney Hardie specializes in the unique service of birth photography. Inviting someone into your birthing space is a big decision, and incredibly personal. Hardie remains on call for her clients and stays with them from labor through the first hour or two of the baby’s life, quietly capturing the moments of strength and emotion that are a part of every unique labor. In a few weeks, the new family receives about 120 photos and a 20-page photo book.

FINALISTS Forget the department store photography studio; Puget Sound–area families want truly memorable portraits. That’s why you voted Kiley Riffell Photography, run by a photojournalist whose work has been used by BBC Nature, NPR and “Science” magazine, among your favorite family photographers. One mom says, “Kiley is so talented and fun to be around.

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FINALISTS: Snapdoodle Toys The Elliott Bay Book Company Third Place Books White Horse Toys

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run by husband-and-wife team Ophelia and Chris de Serres just off State Route 99. Although The Inc. opened its doors less than two years ago, it’s already a two-time Golden Teddy finalist. Voters love its modern approach to child care, which includes a drop-in preschool, a coworking space down the hall and a Cowork/Coplay Community Room for the very young. Families rave about the range of options offered by The Nest. This Woodinville-based center has a preschool program for kids ages 2 and a half years old through pre-K, four hours of daily enrichment classes for kids ages 2 and a half to 6, and classes for kids as old as age 9 during school breaks. Across the street from Alderwood Mall, Time4Kidz Playcare is not only convenient, it’s a fun place for drop-off, high-quality child care for toddlers up to age 10. Offerings include before- and after-school care, Saturday “kids’ night out,” and language and ballet classes.

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space while their children play downstairs in a supervised Montessori-inspired environment. This coworking option is available during weekday hours for children ages newborn to 5 years old. Roo’s is also well-known for welcoming children with developmental delays and creating an inclusive atmosphere with stellar, caring staff members.

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A Golden Teddy winner for three years in a row, PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) has helped Puget Soundâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;area parents adjust to parenting for more than three decades. These neighborhood-based parent groups increase family wellness while growing community between new moms and dads.

FINALISTS Since 1980, Kirklandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lake Washington Toddler Group has helped build strong and healthy families by providing parents and toddlers with a semi-structured classroom environment in which they play, learn and create together. For families with children ages newborn to 5 years old, South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools offers affordable preschool classes at five neighborhood locations. Parents and children learn together in these classrooms, and parents love getting to know other parents while kids have their first school experience. Amy Martino of Sun and Moon Child blends her background in child psychology, various professional certifications and ancient wisdom to help parents raise physically and emotionally healthy, confident children. She uses astrology to gain a deeper understanding of a childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs for nurturing, while teaching parents the skills needed to foster deep connections with their child. Play comes first at Woodinville Toddler Group, a cooperative parenting education program that serves parents and kids ages 5 months to 4 years. Parents play and learn alongside their children, and every classroom fosters community connections that help build strong families.

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Hands-on exhibits, outdoor space, and free programs every day!

Pacific Association of Labor Support (PALS), helps parents understand their choices while trusting that parents know best when it comes to deciding what they need.

FINALISTS Birth Matters NW is once again a Golden Teddy finalist, which isn’t a revelation when you consider the life-changing impact of this Lynnwood organization. Services offered include birth classes, doulas, placenta encapsulation and traditional benkung belly binding. Blue Cascade Doula Services garnered your votes for its compassionate pregnancy, birth and postpartum care. Blue Cascade offers doula services in all area hospitals and birth centers, and attends home births in Seattle, on the Eastside, and in the North Shore and South Everett areas. Train for labor and motherhood with the Bodies for Birth tribe of strong, smart mamas. This Phinney Ridge business also offers Mom & Baby Gym and an eight-week Return to Fitness program. The Perfect Push brings customized child-care classes to you, as in right to your home. Owned and operated by board-certified nurse practitioners, The Perfect Push also offers lactation classes and support, labor support and support for bringing baby home, as well as prepared parenting classes for people who are adopting a newborn or a toddler, or who are delivering via surrogate.

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KIDS’ DENTIST TO SMILE ABOUT J WINNER: Stellar

The votes are in: Our readers appreciate Stellar Kids Dentistry’s striving to lay the foundation for the lifelong dental and oral health of its patients. Three offices — in Mukilteo, Everett and Mill Creek — serve kids of all ages. Golden Teddy voters particularly love the work of Drs. Sonu Lamba and Paul Kahlon. Now there’s something to smile about!

FINALISTS Readers openly admire the care their kids receive at A Kids Place

Dentistry for Children in Renton and Seattle. One mom gushes:

“My children never enjoyed brushing and flossing like they do now. They enjoy their appointments! I enjoy their appointments!” Bothell Pediatric Dentistry offers fun, compassionate care to its clientele because the staff believes every child deserves a healthy smile and a positive experience at the dentist’s office. Parents adore Growing Smiles Children’s Dentistry’s focus on family-centered care. Parents are vital members of the care team here. Lynnwood Kids Dentist is a Golden Teddy favorite for good reason. The entire staff cares about teaching kids how to avoid getting cavities, and they strive to bring the fun (surfboard sink and video >> games at each chair!) to every office visit. parentmap.com/golden-teddy

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locations and a wide range of care, including prenatal, newborn and wellchild visits. “Easy to make an appointment, even last minute. Weekends and holidays are open too! I don’t think you can find a better Pediatric clinic on the east side!” writes one pleased parent on its website. Ballard Pediatric Clinic is a private, physician-owned pediatric practice located on 15th Avenue N.W. in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. As the surrounding community has grown, so has this clinic, which now has nine primary care pediatricians who work with children from birth to age 18. Pacific Medical Centers offers convenient locations for our area’s families, with readers in love with the wide range of services offered and the ease of same-day and weekend appointments. Owned and run by physicians, The Polyclinic is one of the Puget Sound region’s largest multi-specialty clinics, with locations and primary care and specialty physicians in most areas of medicine.

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE OR SERVICE J WINNER: Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy ~ where savvy moms shop for the best in children’s resale ~

Our readers have spoken: Pediatric Speech & Language Therapy is dedicated to helping its young clientele learn how to communicate. Kids and parents alike adore its caring and highly qualified speech-language pathologists, who create individualized speech, language and social communication services for children in need at offices in Seattle and Bellevue.

The Jack & Jill Fall & Winter Sale September 28th -30th, 2018 Lynnwood Convention Center Our selection of gently-used children’s items is amazing! And, you’ll love saving 50-90% off of retail!

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FINALISTS With the goal of helping children of diverse abilities soar, Kindering provides services ranging from evaluations for early intervention to private therapy, including Sibshops (workshops geared toward the siblings of kids with special needs). parentmap.com/golden-teddy


A returning Golden Teddy favorite, Roo’s World of Discovery is well known for being both inclusive and fun. One of the first spaces of its kind, this drop-in play center includes notable options like lowsensory hours and a boutique shop featuring eco-friendly toys and books. Whether you’re looking for a full-time nanny, a nanny share or short-term care, readers tell us Seattle Nanny Network will have your back by making a stellar nanny-family match. Readers tell us that Seattle Success Coaching takes the frustration out of learning, so parents can enjoy their children instead of managing their educational woes.

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directory 2nd Base . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Quality used and vintage sporting goods Seattle; 206-325-BASE 2ndbaseseattle.com info2ndbase@gmail.com

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Nannies, doulas, domestic solutions, events, more Seattle, Eastside; 206-525-1510 anannyforu.com; info@anannyforu.com

Academy Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Small enough to make a big difference; pre-K–grade 12 Tukwila; 206-588-0860 academyschools.org administration@academyschools.org

Allegro Pediatrics . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Where healthier futures begin 8 Eastside locations; 425-827-4600 allegropediatrics.com

Annie Wright Schools . . . . . . . . 36

Co-ed preschool–8; single gender day and boarding 9–12 Tacoma; 253-272-2216 aw.org; admissions@aw.org

Arts Aloft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Classes, workshops, camps, parties; ages 4–12 Seattle; 206-920-2015 artsaloftforkids.com betsyerving@artsaloftforkids.com

Atavus Rugby & Football . . . . . 24 Youth rugby camps and training Seattle; 206-695-2605 rugby.atavus.com

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The Bear Creek School . . . 12, 35 Christian liberal arts education; preschool–grade 12 Redmond; 425-898-1720 tbcs.org admissions@tbcs.org Bellevue Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Inspiring life-long learners; ages 3–12 Bellevue; 425-454-7439 bellmontessori.com

Expert, personalized nanny placements since 1993 Seattle; 206-325-7510 careworksnw.com careworks.seattle@gmail.com

Interactive exhibits on global work to improve lives Seattle 206-709-3100 ext. 7100 discovergates.org

Bright Water Waldorf School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Serving children from preschool– grade 8 Seattle; 206-624-6176 brightwaterwaldorf.org info@brightwaterwaldorf.org

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Neighborhood cafes with coffee drinks and baked goods 15 Seattle- and Eastside-area locations caffeladro.com

Cedar Crest Academy . . . . . . . . 32 An academically enriching program; preschool–grade 5 Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond 425-454-1234 cedarcrestacademy.org

Charles Wright Academy . . . . . 31 Private, independent, co-ed day school; pre-K–grade 12 Tacoma; 253-620-8373 charleswright.org admissions@charleswright.org

Early-childhood music classes; ages 0–5 3 Seattle locations; 206-334-8002 chickadeemusic.com

Childish Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Children’s resale boutique with maternity, gifts, more Seattle; 206-789-1498 childishresale.com info@childishthingsseattle.net

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Providing screened nannies, sitters and tutors Seattle and Eastside 206-659-4156 collegenanniesandtutors.com/seattlewa seattlewa@collegenannies.com

Confetti Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Subscription box of DIY gifts and cards All areas; confettigrace.org confettigrace@outlook.com

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Crossroads Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . 8

Chickadee Music Together . . . 11

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

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CareWorks Nanny Referral Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Family-friendly shopping, dining, play, events Bellevue; 425-644-1111 crossroadsbellevue.com

DigiPen Institute of Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Learn game design, art, engineering, music; grades K–12 Redmond; 425-629-5007 projectfun.digipen.edu projectfun@digipen.edu

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Drawn2Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Drawing and painting instruction; ages 4 and up Redmond; 425-498-2425 drawn2artclasses.com drawn2artredmond@gmail.com

Eastside Catholic School . . . . . 18 Catholic-based learning; grades 6–12 Sammamish; 425.295.3014 eastsidecatholic.org admissions@eastsidecatholic.org

Eastside Christian School . . . . 22 Strong academics, Christian worldview; preschool–grade 8 Bellevue; 425-641-5570 ecswa.org; info@ecswa.org

Eastside Pediatric Dental Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Specialists in oral health for kids of all ages Issaquah; 425-392-4048 eastsidepediatricdentalgroup.com >>

Yoga Day Camp Swimming • Yoga • Arts/Crafts

Fitness for the Next Generation Classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for any and all kids ages 3 and up.

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Evergreen City Ballet . . . . . . . . . 29 Dance classes, camps, parties and performances Renton; 425-228-6800 evergreencityballet.org info@evergreencityballet.org

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Where parents work and kids play Seattle; 206-659-5978 theinccoworking.org hello@theinccoworking.org

Inspirus Credit Union . . . . . . . . 20

Not-for-profit credit union supporting education Multiple Washington locations 206-628-4010; inspiruscu.org

International Montessori Academy

Innovative school combining Mandarin and Montessori Seattle, Bellevue; 425-454-5600 intlmontessoriacademy.com admissions@intlmontessoriacademy.com

Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart . . . . . . . . . . 34

Jack & Jill Consignment Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Independent, Catholic, all-girls school; grades 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 Bellevue; 425-641-0700 forestridge.org admissions@forestridge.org

Consigning opportunity and kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; clothing and gear sale Lynnwood thejackandjillsale.com shopjackandjill@gmail.com

Gotta Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Dance instruction in ballet, hip hop, 10:11jazz, AM more Redmond; 425-861-5454 gottadance.com

Hamlin Robinson School . . . . . 34 Serving students with dyslexia; grades 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;8 Seattle; 206-763-1167 hamlinrobinson.org

Hardie Photography

Weekly music class for children birth to age 5 & the grown-ups who LOVE them!

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The Inc. Community Coworking + Playschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Onsite birth and family photographer Seattle area hardiephotography.com

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Hidden Valley Camp . . . . . . . . . . 17

Horses, sailing, art, hiking, swimming; co-ed ages 7â&#x20AC;&#x201C;16 Granite Falls; 425-844-8896 hvc-wa.com hiddenvalleycamp@earthlink.net

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Illumination Learning Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 After-school classes, music lessons, camps, preschool 4 Seattle locations; 206-466-1931 ilskids.com

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JDS: The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle . . . . . . 45 Jewish community school; early childhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;grade 8 Bellevue; 425-460-0260 jds.org; wleberman@jds.org

Kiddie Academy of Kirkland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Child care for infantsâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;age 5; camps for ages 1â&#x20AC;&#x201C;12 Kirkland; 425-242-0075 kiddieacademy.com/kirkland kirkland@kiddieacademy.net

KiDiMu â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kids Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Museum

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KidsQuest Children’s Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Classes, summer camps, family workshops, special events Bellevue; 425-637-8100 kidsquestmuseum.org info@kidsquestmuseum.org

King County Library System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Books, resources and programs for all ages 48 King County locations kcls.org

King’s Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Challenging academics in a faithfocused community Seattle; 206-289-7783 kingsschools.org

Lang’s Horse and Pony Farm . . 11

Day and overnight horse camps for ages 3 and up Mount Vernon; 360-424-7630 comeride.com langshorseandponyfarm@hotmail.com

Lincoln South Food Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, back cover 6 kitchens offering affordable, family-friendly dining Bellevue; 425-362-6082 lincolnsfh.com

The Little School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Experiential learning within a socialemotional context Bellevue; 425-827-8708 thelittleschool.org reganw@thelittleschool.org

Living Montessori Education Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Education and enrichment; infants– grade 6 Bellevue; 425-373-5437 livingmontessori.com info@livingmontessori.com

Living Wisdom School . . . . . . . . 39 Teaching life skills through universal spiritual values Lynnwood; 425-772-9862 livingwisdomschoolwa.org

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Mercer Island CrossFit . . . . . . . 39 CrossFit classes for kids, teens and adults Mercer Island; 206-465-2727 mercerislandcrossfit.com MOD Pizza

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Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream

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Montessori Children’s House . 43 AMS-accredited Montessori school; infants–grade 6 Redmond; 425-868-7805 mchkids.com; info@mchkids.com

Morningside Academy . . . . . . . 46 Rigorous full-year and summer; grades 1–9 Seattle; 206-709-9500 morningsideacademy.org info@morningsideacademy.org MOSAIC Children’s Therapy Clinics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

OT, PT, SLP and psychological services Multiple Puget Sound locations mosaicrehab.com

Mozart Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Developing musical skill in young children Bellevue; 425-209-0058 mozartpreschool.com info@mozartpreschool.com

Music Center of the Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschool with Full & Part-Time Birth—Pre-K Options

Two Campuses: Capitol Hill & Bellevue

Music Together® classes, lessons, ensembles, more Seattle; 206-526-8443 musiccenternw.org studentservices@musiccenternw.org

Music Works Northwest . . . . . . 9 Music lessons, camps and classes; all ages and levels Bellevue; 425-644-0988 musicworksnw.org registration@musicworksnw.org >>

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Need CALM

this summer?

Seattle Humane isn’t ALL about pets.

“Dr. Kastner masterfully

We promote the human-animal bond and offer humane education programs for kids and teens!

guides parents through the complex maze of parenting.” —Yaffa Maritz, Director, Community of Mindful Parenting

“Keen insight into the inner world of —Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

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Getting to

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• Summer camps • Holiday break & specialty camps • Friday movie nights (parent-free!) • Teen volunteer programs • Kitty Literature • Community classes like Pet CPR & First Aid • The MaxMobile – our mobile adoption bus visits schools! Visit seattlehumane.org/youthprograms to learn more.

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Happy, Caring, Cool-Headed Strategies for Raising ear-Olds and Independent Three- to Seven-Y

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,cause parenting is a trip!

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North Seattle College . . . . . . . . 14

Birth-to-five classes, co-op preschool, parent education Seattle; 206-934-6029 northseattlecoops.org

Open Window School . . . . . . . . 37 For gifted kids who love to learn; grades K–8 Bellevue; 425-747-2911 openwindowschool.org admissions@ows.org

The Outlet Collection | Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Home to over 130 national stores and factory outlets Auburn; 253-833-1790 outletcollectionseattle.com

Outside The Box Creation . . . . 22 Art project boxes for kids and party boxes for adults Seattle area; 425-417-6500 outsidetheboxcreation.com

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Farm stand, workshops, summer camps, venue rental Carnation; 425-788-1134 oxbow.org; thedirt@oxbow.org

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Paint Away! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Walk-ins, birthday parties, art camps, more Redmond; 425-861-8388 paintawaynow.com info@paintawaynow.com

Paint the Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Support and connections for growing families Greater Seattle area 206-547-8570 peps.org; peps@peps.org

The Perfect Push, PLLC . . . . . . . 39 In-home childbirth classes and lactation support Greater Seattle area 206-909-1063 theperfectpush.com

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Rhea Lana’s of Tacoma . . . . . . . 47

Pediatric Speech and Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Therapy

Roaring Mouse Creative Arts Studio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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Puget Sound Independent Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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Roo’s World of Discovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Rose Hill Christian Preschool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Early childhood program with caring Christian focus Kirkland; 425-882-7061 rosehillchristianpreschool.org rosehillchristianpreschool@gmail.com

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Samena Swim and Recreation Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Preschool, before- and after-school care, swim lessons Bellevue; 425-746-1160 samena.com

Sammamish Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

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Seattle Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

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Seattle Children’s Theatre Shows, drama camps, classes, educational programs Seattle; 206-441-3322 sct.org; info@sct.org

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Inspiring gifted K–8 students through inquiry learning Seattle; 206-691-2625 seattlecountryday.org admissions@seattlecountryday.org

Seattle Girls Choir . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Progressive choral music education for girls; ages 6–18 Seattle; 206-526-1900 seattlegirlschoir.org info@seattlegirlschoir.org

Seattle Humane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Pet adoptions, youth programs, services, more Bellevue; 425-641-0080 seattlehumane.org

The Seattle Nanny Network, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Creative re-use and community art center Seattle; 206-297-1528 seattlerecreative.org

Shoreline Community College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 7 co-op preschools with parenting education Shoreline; 206-546-4593 shoreline.edu/parenting-education

Small Threads for Kids . . . . . . . 42 Clothes, furniture and gear for babies and kids Issaquah; 425-427-5430 smallthreadsforkids.com smallthreadsforkids@icloud.com Snapdoodle Toys . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

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Sole Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Stylish, quality shoes for kids and adults at U Village Seattle; 206-526-7184 shopsolefood.com

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St. John Catholic School . . . . . . 28

Washington State Parks . . . . . 45

Challenging academics for preschool–grade 8 Seattle; 206-783-0337 st-johnschool.org

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Sunshine Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Together LLC

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Early-childhood music classes; ages 0–5 6 greater Seattle-area locations 206-281-1111 sunshinemusictogether.com

Swedish Pediatrics

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SwimGuru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Rated most effective swim lessons for babies to adults Seattle, Lynnwood 206-200-9449 swim.guru support@swim.guru

Temple De Hirsch Sinai . . . . . . . 41 Reform congregation welcoming new members Seattle, Bellevue 206-323-8486 templedehirschsinai.org info@tdhs-nw.org

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Classic and hands-on toys to inspire creativity Seattle; 206-782-0098 toptentoys.com info@toptentoys.com

UW Robinson Center for Young Scholars . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Acceleration and enrichment for highly capable students Seattle; 206-543-4160 robinsoncenter.uw.edu rcys@uw.edu

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Stylish maternity, nursing and baby wear Seattle; 206-523-5167 villagematernity.com Camping, hiking, boating, adventure, more Statewide; parks.wa.gov

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Whole Earth Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Montessori learning environment for ages 2½–12 Bothell; 425-486-3037 wemschool.org info@wemschool.org

Wilderness Awareness School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

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Fun nature explorations and adventures; ages 4–18 Multiple King County locations 425-788-1301 wildernessawareness.org wasnet@wildernessawareness.org

Woodinville Montessori School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Montessori program for toddlers– high school Bothell, Woodinville 425-482-3184 woodinvillemontessori.org info@woodinvillemontessori.org

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