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Creative Play

LET THEM BUILD FORTS

WHY CAMP SONGS MAKE US HAPPY ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

IT’S AN ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILL

APRIL SHOWERS = HOME HAPPY HOURS

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS AND UNLIKELY LOVES a book to wow

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BUILD THEIR TALENT & CONFIDENCE With so much focus on academics and therapies, parents often undervalue what after-school activities can do for their special needs children. But they shouldn’t. Extracurricular activities offer opportunities to build the talents their children may have regardless of their special needs. They also provide new and different ways to connect with other kids. They teach skills not taught in the classroom. They help build confidence. And, they can develop lifelong interests. Whether music, art, sports, dance, scouts, or something else; choose an activity that they actively enjoy. This is their time to shine and have fun. For a list of ideas, read more on our website at www.suburbanparent.com.

Long term stress, such as stress due to finances, can cause spikes in stress hormones. These spikes can lead people to overeat and choose foods higher in fat or sugar. Not surprising then, research finds that those who aren’t stressed about money are more likely to eat healthily. That doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t have money issues; it just means they manage the stress better and don’t let it affect other areas of their life (like their eating habits). Who knew having a financial plan could help with weight loss? Warmth and Compassion A three-decade study found that children with emotionally warm parents grew up to be more compassionate adults. The study followed over 2700 three to 18 year olds from 1980 to 2012. Findings show that while parents’ warmth led to adult compassion in all age groups, it mattered more for younger children compared to adolescents. So give those little ones hugs when they need them. It could have lasting implications on their compassion as grown-ups.

YOUTH BODY IMAGE TEEN TIME Studies show that teens who spend time with their parents have better social skills and higher self-esteem. One study found that time spent with parents doing cultural activities (like discussing books or going on outings) was a better predictor of a teen’s aspirations than time spent together on school activities. Teens are crazy busy at school, we know, but it’s worth spending quality time with them outside of school too. Visit us online at www.suburbanparent.com for great ways to give your kids positive, non-school related, attention.

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It’s hard to believe, but studies show that children as young as 5 are experiencing anxiety and unhappiness with their physical appearance. Following mom’s lead, many kids express a desire to be thinner. By age 7, one in four children has attempted dieting behavior. Since kids primarily learn about body image from their parents, we need to watch what we say about ourselves and others. We must put more emphasis on exercise and healthy eating than on weight. And we should remember to focus on people’s inward qualities rather than on their outward appearance.


QUESTIONS

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I want to raise bilingual children. Do I have to understand the second language my child is learning?

No, parents are not required to understand the language their child is learning. The program is designed for each student to grow in their use of a second language through the interaction with native speakers from around the world. We, of course, welcome any parents that would like to learn the language with their children! Investing in language education is a wonderful and bold move, knowing that there is a growing need for a multilingual workforce in their future! Using online programs like ours, you do not have to uproot your family and move to another country to learn a second language; learning comes directly to your home, office or on the go! Amalia Torres \ Happy and Bilingual School www.happyandbilingual.com

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Where do children learn the ‘fear of missing out’? How can the climate at home relieve this fear?

FOMO (fear of missing out) is nothing new. Social psychologists have long documented our desire to be affiliated with other people. Studies have supported that infants as young as eight weeks have the desire to engage socially with others. Today, FOMO is typically attributed to the prevalence of social media. Prior to Facebook, the opportunities for social comparison were limited to the playground or the PTA meeting. Now, parents have unprecedented access to the activities and accomplishments of families in their social circle. Thought leaders in the FOMO-sphere recommend mindfulness practices as well as gratitude journals to help us focus on what we have. With age comes the understanding that “there’s always more to do.” Seraphina’s Dad helped her understand that balance.

Why is ABA the most recognized therapy for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an evidenced-based therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the early 1960s. Behavior analysis helps us to understand how behavior works, how behavior is affected by the environment, and how learning takes place. ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. ABA therapy programs can help increase language and communication skills; improve attention, focus, social skills, memory, and academics; and decrease problem/ harmful behaviors. A qualified behavior analyst designs, oversees and customizes the therapy program to each learner’s needs.  Kelly Walker \ Clinical Director Behavioral Innovations www.behavioral-innovations.com

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How do you choose the best summer camp for your child?

Melissa Gratias, Ph.D. \ International speaker, coaching and consulting, blogger, and author \ melissagratias.com

Choosing a camp can be an extensive process filled with price and activity comparisons and the ever present “is my child ready” question. As a mom of past campers and a current camp director, I encourage parents to take some time for research and consider their kids’ point of view. Is there a new skill they want to develop or a specific area you want them to grow in? With a better understanding of your child’s hopes and expectations, you can narrow down the list of potential destinations. Consider the long-term effects camp will have on your child in areas such as independence and developing crucial life skills to choose a place they will thrive.

See her book Seraphina Does EVERYTHING! on page 12.

Trish Barnes \ Executive Women’s Director \ www.kanakuk.com

Our Experts Melissa Gratias Speaker, coaching, blogger, and author melissagratias.com

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Amalia Torres Happy and Bilingual School happyandbilingual.com

Kelly Walker Behavioral Innovations behavioral-innovations.com

Trish Barnes Kanakuk Kamps kanakuk.com


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Fun therapy

PLAYABLE ART BALL The incredible Playable Art Ball is a mesmerizing sensory item that twists and moves to create a wide variety of designs and shapes. This item is perfect for kids, teens, and adults who are highly visual. Using twenty brightly colored 1.5” birch wood balls that are interconnected, you can bend and move them in a variety of directions or take them apart and rearrange the colors. A fun quiet activity that can be taken anywhere! Please note: this item is not recommended for children under three. $29.99. www.nationalautismresources.com

PATCH

OFFBEAT A game of rhythm

Moms are always looking for ways to keep their littles protected from scratches, abrasions, burns, bites and splinters. Well, we have you covered moms, check out this award-winning brand! Hypoallergenic, biodegradable strips are crafted from flexible bamboo fiber and imbued with different natural ingredients to soothe, fight infection, and protect. Visit www.patchstrips.com

Can you feel (and keep) the beat? This super fun rhythm and sequence game gets the whole family snapping and clapping together! In this game your mind needs to keep up with your hands, while staying in the right sequence of sounds. Fall off-beat or do the wrong action, you are out of the round! Perfect game for family fun! We found it at www.fatbraintoys.com, $19.95.

GOOD JOB REWARD CHART Everyone loves rewards – especially kids on the spectrum. This chart helps kids develop, track and earn rewards for their responsibilities and good behavior. The chart features magnetic tiles and stickers corresponding to common household tasks, from “Make the Bed” and “Help with Dinner” to “Do Homework” and more. Kids and parents can track daily progress with the set’s positive accomplishment magnets! We found it at www.learningresources.com, $24.99, Ages 3 and up.

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FITNESS WALKING By BungyPump Hey, moms and dads! Take some time for yourselves with the BungyPump fitness poles. They can transform a walk or hike into a total body workout that activates 90% of your muscles. BungyPump features built-in suspension and provides smooth and steady resistance every time the poles are pressed down. These poles are made for strengthening not only your legs, but your core and arms as well. $125, www.thegrommet.com


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BOOK SHELF

Raising a child in our digital world

VIRAL PARENTING

A parenting guide for raising responsible, safe, and communicative kids in the digital world; while offering a savvy perspective toward privacy. Mindy shares all the tools she uses to establish family rules for kids of all ages about bullying, respectfulness, privacy and family time. With the use of real cell phone contracts, example allowance agreements, and other tangible solutions to real-life problems, Mindy provides answers to the tough parenting questions in a step-by-step approach. Mindy McKnight \ For Families

Changing the world through words

SHAKING THINGS UP

Readers will meet Mary Anning, who at thirteen unearthed a prehistoric fossil. And Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial. And those are just a few. All these stories will enthrall and inspire the reader. And you will love the poetry collection too! Susan Hood \ For Families

Teaches life balance for kids ages 7-12

SERAPHINA DOES EVERYTHING

Young Seraphina through her various hobbies, clubs, sports, etc., finds herself overwhelmed and underprepared to succeed in her jam-packed schedule of activities. With a little help from her father, Seraphina learns that being selective about the opportunities she chooses will help her create a beautiful, balanced life. She finds that her activities do not define her, because everything she needs is already within her. Helpful resources for parents and educators! Milissa Gratias \ For families

UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS + UNLIKELY LOVES Surprising emotional bonds that exist Unlikely Friendships and Unlikely Loves, reveal the surprising emotional bonds that exist between animals of different species. Ms. Holland has opened our eyes to the rich inner lives of animals, showing us that the power of love and friendship is not for humans only. In Unlikely Heroes, she uncovers and celebrates yet another side of animals that we often think belongs primarily to people—heroism, that indefinable quality of going above and beyond. Like the pod of dolphins who protected swimmers in New Zealand from a great white shark by forming a screen around them. WOW! Jennifer S. Holland \ For Families

A loving memory of a boy

THE BOAR NAMED BOB

Bob is a boar who loves to play in the mud. When Bob meets Freddy the frog, there is even more fun to be had in the mud with his new friend. That is, until Bob smells corn and gets caught in a hog trap! Bob and Freddy learn about teamwork, friendship, and overcoming obstacles in The Boar Named Bob. This book was written and illustrated in 1992 by ten-year-old Cole Barker. Cole lived his life to the fullest. Cole’s life ended in 2017 at age thirty-five while skiing in the Colorado Rockies. The book was brought to his family by his fifth-grade teacher when she attended his memorial service. Cole Barker \ For Families

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let them By Jan Pierce

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hen I was eight years old I decided it would be fun to live in a travel trailer. Our family didn’t happen to have one, so I set about building one for myself. I dreamed about parking it near the back of our property and living there, wild and free. I was a logical child, so I started at the beginning. A

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trailer stood on wheels—I’d have to make those first. I found an old saw and some plywood and began trying to saw in a circle. It wasn’t easy, but I hacked out some circle-like things and moved on. Next I’d need the floor of the trailer. I found some two by fours, nails and a hammer and pounded them together in ninety degree angles.

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So far, so good. Then something unimaginable happened. My nasty older cousin came for a visit and found my project. He not only made fun of it, he tore it apart. I had already begun to entertain some self-doubts about my progress, but this loss sent me into wails of despair. And here’s the important part for parents: My mom hadn’t known about my project. All she saw was a little heap of wood. She didn’t realize my creative dreams had just gone up in smoke and she told me to stop making such a fuss. I was heartbroken. What’s the lesson here? Ellen Galinsky’s book, Mind in the Making, talks about encouraging children to take on challenges. It’s an essential life skill. She says, “Life is full of stresses and challenges. Children who are willing to take on challenges instead of avoiding them or simply coping with them do better in school and life.” She encourages parents to support their children when they want to build a lemonade stand, build a fort on the back forty, or run in a 5K race to raise money for a good cause. Why? Because whenever a child is willing to step out and try something, our role as parents is to cheer them on. Such projects build confidence, independence and coping skills for future life challenges. Children don’t always have the words to express the reasons they want to try something big. They just know the dream is there and they want to give it a go. Galinsky also talks about the role stress plays in the lives of both children and adults in our fast-paced daily lives. As adults we develop our own ways of relieving stress, and as parents we need to teach our children to do the same. When parents dwell on the things their children can do, their strengths, the children are empowered to experiment and

create with a stronger sense of well-being. A failed effort doesn’t threaten the child’s confidence. Children with too many “rules” are often worriers—they can’t risk a failure. Those who are encouraged to strike out on their own and try new things are more likely to explore, invent, and see new connections in the process. This child won’t fall apart if things go wrong. This child doesn’t base self-worth on being “right,” but is willing to see where the creative process leads. Another reason to encourage creative play is that the planning and the execution of any project is worthwhile in itself. Consider building a fort. The child has to first envision the completed project, gather materials, work and problem solve along the way, and finally either succeed, partially succeed or fail to complete the project. Sounds a lot like adult work, doesn’t it? And there is value in achieving any measure of success as the project proceeds. The child willing to take on a challenge is also willing to learn through each effort. In the famous children’s book The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner, the four siblings are always depicted as independent thinkers, able to take care of themselves. They work to earn money for food, they cooperate in all the tasks necessary to create a home away from home and they make important decisions based on sound reasoning. Kids love the prospect of that kind of freedom to succeed. As parents, allowing them to take on challenges is our gift to give. So next time your kids want to “build a fort” or embark on any other creative project, here are some ways to support their efforts.

speak encouraging words Whether the project seems doable or not, the effort will be worth your encouragement.

Any positive, encouraging words you offer will make a huge difference to your child’s willingness to try.

provide materials

Whether done indoors or out of doors, there are ways parents can encourage creative projects by merely allowing access to “stuff.” Are your children free to use art supplies, blankets, pillows, toys to build a structure? Are they released to use found objects, scrap wood, and simple tools to create their projects?

allow time and space to do the work without over-managing

While kids sometimes respond well to suggestions from adults, these creative projects should usually be done on their own. They have a plan in mind. Children are often satisfied with a finished product that looks nothing like the house or barn or space craft we might envision. Remember the pretending is a big part of the fun.

expect some messes

Yes, creative play can be messy. There may be rubble to clean up, household items to put away, spilled paints or marks on the floor. There may be a few scrapes and bruises in the midst of creative outdoor projects. As long as there are no major safety issues, the process is worth the cost.

praise the finished project, or the lessons learned along the way

My four little wheel-like pieces and the two by fours nailed together as the beginning of my floor didn’t look like much of anything. But they meant the world to me. All my dreams and creative efforts had been invested in them. I would have been thrilled to hear, “Wow, you

books on success and failure for children

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty Free Throw: 0 by Jake Maddox The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires The OK Book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal Someday by Eileen Spinelli

for parents

Raising an Entrepreneur: 10 Rules for Nurturing Risk Takers, Problem Solvers and Change Makers by Margot Bishop

put a lot of work into that. Tell me about it.”

failure is an optionand not the end of the creative process

Yes, a failed project is a great learning opportunity. And kids need to learn the important lesson that nothing is gained without the willingness to make mistakes. This might be a great time to read a book about inventors or great thinkers and examine all the “failures” they had on the way to success. Hands-on creative play is worth its weight in gold. It is also hard to find in these days of computer games and screens. So keep your ears open for the creative ideas your children mention. And whatever you do, encourage their plans to take on a challenge.

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’m 11 years old and I’m sitting at a long table in the mess hall. The primitive building has cement flooring, a raised ceiling, and enough space to comfortably hold a few hundred kids and dozens of counselors. Just as I am about to ask one of my fellow campers to please pass the ketchup, the sound of conversation and silverware against plates is drowned by the sound of a song. It’s coming from a few tables over. Before the first verse is over, every conversation has ceased. Everyone in the room is singing about the wishy washy washer woman who washes her clothes; “She goes ‘Ooh-aah. Oooh-aah.” Over 25 years later, I still haven’t experienced anything else that instantly puts my brain in the same relaxed, joyful state I experienced while singing at camp. I can’t help but wonder why. Apparently, I’m not the only one wondering what’s behind this phenomenon. According to the experts, it’s not just something in the bug juice.

SINGING CHANGES YOUR MOOD – AND YOUR CELLS Science has actually proved that the act of singing is a natural mood elevator. A 2012 study published by Evolutionary Psychology found that in comparison to simply listening to music, the active performance of music elevated subjects’ endorphin levels, the “feel good” chemicals your body naturally produces. 

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Similarly, a 2004 Journal of Behavioral Medicine study found that participants who sang in a choir demonstrated increases in positive mood based on self-reports and, according to saliva samples, higher levels of immune system function than those who simply listened to the choir music. A 2010 study from Music Performance Research also found choir participants self-reported high levels of mood elevation, stress reduction, and psychological well-being as a result of singing. Meanwhile, the benefits of singing are not just for the talented. They also extend to tone-deaf people like me. In fact, a 2002 paper published in Integrative Physiological and Behavioral Science suggests the less serious a singer you are, the more benefits singing can offer you. Researchers found that after a singing lesson, amateurs reported elevated levels of joy and elatedness, while professionals did not. That said, both the pros and the amateurs reported feeling more energetic and relaxed after a singing lesson. Additionally, both groups demonstrated significantly higher oxytocin levels after a singing lesson.

MORE IS MORE We know that singing in the shower or your car makes you feel like a rockstar, and we have the science to prove it. Science also shows us that we may be wired to feel even

By Pam Moore better when we sing in a group – and the bigger the group, the better. A 2016 study published in Evolution and Human Behavior asked participants to provide subjective reports on social bonding and had their pain threshold measurements (representative of their endorphin levels) taken before and after singing for 90 minutes. Subjects either sang in a large group (over 200 people) or a small group (ranging from 20 to 80 people). For both groups, feelings of social connectedness improved. Even more fascinating was that for those in the large group, the improvement was significantly steeper, despite the fact that many of the participants were strangers to one another. Researchers conclude that the group cohesion facilitated by singing is consistent with evolutionary theories highlighting the role of music in social bonding, “particularly in the context of creating larger cohesive groups than other primates are able to manage.” When you’re talking to someone who has never been to camp, it’s hard to explain the connected, joyous high you feel while singing “You’ve Got a Friend” over the sound of crickets, surrounded by fellow campers. They may look at you funny when you say it’s nothing short of a spiritual experience, but you can stand your ground, knowing there is plenty of science to back you up.


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SP Tlight WHY WE LOVE THE GET YOUR ART ON DART CAMPAIGN Art provides challenges for learners at all levels. Art education connects students with their own culture as well as with the wider world.

BEST IN SHOW SARAH THIGPEN 9th Grade Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts \ Dallas ISD

Sarah’s winning artwork themed “My Next Stop is _____” will be recognized as the best out of hundreds of entries! The artwork will be displayed on the side of a DART bus traveling across the agency’s 13-city service area through September; so make sure to look for it! Winner’s artwork will be displayed at the Dallas Museum of Art, Love Field Airport, the Courtyard Theater in Plano and on DART’s website, DART.org.

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Anjali Reddy \ 1st Grade Falak Art Studio, Coppell \ Walnut Grove Elementary School \ Carroll ISD

Diya Vemireddy \ 4th Grade  McCoy Elementary Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

1ST PLACE MIDDLE SCHOOL 6TH-8TH GRADE

1ST PLACE HIGH SCHOOL 9TH-12TH GRADE

Olivia Park \ 8th Grade  The Hockaday School \ Private, Dallas Dallas Arts Studio, Dallas 

Rebeca Treviño \ 11th Grade  Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center  Dallas ISD

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Easter

Authentic Jewish Passover

Lakeside Presbyterian Church 6:30pm

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Thursday - With Communion (Call for reservations)

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Early Worship Service Family Style Breakfast Resurrection Day Egg Hunt for Children Worship Service with Lakeside Choir

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Calendar \ April 2019

MONDAY 1

EARTHX EXPO April 19

Featuring a wide range of earthfriendly activities for all to enjoy. www.earthx.org

The Art of the Brick 10am-5pm Discover your inner architect in the hands-on, interactive Lego brick gallery Science of the Brick, with building challenges, games, and open play spaces. $7 for members; $10 plus general admission for non-members. Through August 18.Perot Museum, 2201 N Field St, Dallas www.perotmuseum.org Mommy and Me Mondays 10am-2pm Join us at the Dallas Arboretum in the Pecan Grove every Monday during Blooms Festival, for facepainting, a petting zoo, and a 12pm interactive performance from KinderMusik. Free with paid admission. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org

TUESDAY 2

EXTREME RACING April 27

Watch and cheer as live camel, ostrich and zebra races return to Lone Star Park. The exotic animal races will be run on the main track between regularly scheduled Thoroughbred races. www.lonestarpark.com

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Away from the White House – Presidential Retreats 9am-5pm Come see this special exhibit exploring presidential retreats. These four featured retreats – Camp David in Frederick County, MD, Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, TX, LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, TX, and Walker’s Point in Kennebunkport, ME – will be highlighted in-depth. $19 general admission; free for members. Through 10/7. George W. Bush Presidential Center, 2943 SMU Boulevard, Dallas www. bushcenter.org

WEDNESDAY 3 Dallas Blooms—Life’s a Picnic 9am-5pm This spring festival favorite features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary

comprised of a stunning 40-footby-40-foot picnic blanket, vase of flowers, picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant. Free with general admission: $15 adults; $10 kids ages 3–12. $3 for children’s garden. Through April 7. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org

THURSDAY 4 Cool Thursdays – King George 7:30-9:30pm Grab a nice spot on the Martin Rutchnick Lawn for a concert against the backdrop of the garden and White Rock Lake. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org

FRIDAY 5 Day Out with Thomas – The Steam Team Tour 10:15am Enjoy a 25-minute train ride with a life-sized Thomas the Tank Engine and a full day of activities and entertainment including live stage performances, magic shows, a huge model train layout, arts & crafts, and the Island of Sodor Sandbox FunDig. Tickets from $21. The train runs April 5–7 AND 12–14. Tickets are available online or toll free at 866/4687630. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 707 S Main St, Grapevine www. grapevinetexasusa.com Deep Ellum Arts Festival 11am-11pm Friday and Saturday. Six blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district will be transformed into one enormous street festival. Featuring 200 decorative and visual artists, 100

bands, singer/songwriters, and more well as other specialized fine artists. Hours on Sunday, April 7: 11am–8pm. This is an ADULT-oriented visual and performing arts festival. Free. 2900-3400 Main Street, Deep Ellum www.deepellumartsfestival.com Schoolhouse Rock Live Jr. 5-6pm Head to Artisan Children’s Theater to watch this musical based on the ever-popular, award-winning 1970s cartoons, this fast-paced musical teaches lessons with clever, catchy tunes. $11 adults; $7 children. Discounts for groups of 15 or more. Through April 27. 444 E Pipeline Rd, Hurst www.artisanct.com

SATURDAY 6 iMake Maker Fest 10am-5pm Join the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History for a festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and celebrate the Maker Movement at iMake. Planned experiences include building circuits using non-traditional items, designing wearable art, hands-on projects and more. $16 for adults, $13 for youth 2–18 years. 1600 Gendy St, Fort Worth www.fwmuseum.org Wettest Egg Hunt 4-7pm Come swim at The REC of Grapevine as you hunt for Easter eggs stuffed with fun prizes. Hunts will be divided into age divisions to allow everyone to have a spectacular experience. See website for start times by age group. $5 per person; free for REC members. 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine www. gograpevine.com/event/wettestegg-hunt-2


Scarborough Renaissance Festival 10am-7pm Discover a 35-acre recreation of an English village with a festival of entertainment, artisans, food, magic and merriment. Enjoy full combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions, a Mermaid Lagoon and more. Experience Knighting ceremonies, a Grande Parade, Renaissance rides, games of skill and more. See the website for ticket information and for the daily schedule. Through May 27. 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie www.srfestival.com Zoo Run 6:30-10am Participants in the Fort Worth Zoo’s 22nd annual Zoo Run are encouraged to dress up like their favorite zoo animal and to walk or jog your way through the zoo and surrounding neighborhoods. Children aged 3 and older must register for Zoo Run. $33 registration (Mar 22–Apr 5); $38 race day. Zoo members receive a $2 discount. 1989 Colonial Pkwy, Fort Worth www.fortworthzoo.org/zoo-run

SUNDAY 7 Tuck Everlasting 1:30-3pm Young Winnie Foster suddenly finds herself faced with dilemmas when she ventures from her routine one single summer morning. What she encounters at the foot of a magnificent tree in the woods on her family’s land brings her face to face with monumental life choices. Tickets start at $23. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St, Dallas www.tickets.dct.org

MONDAY 8 Mommy and Me Mondays 10am-2pm Join us at the Dallas Arboretum in the Pecan Grove every Monday during Blooms Festival, for facepainting, a petting zoo, and

a 12pm interactive performance from KinderMusik. Free with paid admission. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org/ visit/calendar#

TUESDAY 9 Music and Stories with Kids Works at Klyde Warren Park 11am-12pm Bring your little ones and join Miss Kimberly for an hour full of music, movement and fun stories every Tuesday. Free. Klyde Warren Park, 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway Dallas www. klydewarrenpark.org

WEDNESDAY 10 On Your Feet 7:30-9:30pm Performing Arts Fort Worth welcomes to Bass Performance Hall the hit Broadway musical On Your Feet! Tickets from $44. Through April 13. 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth www. basshall.com

THURSDAY 11 Mainstreet Arts Festival 10am-10pm Spanning more than 27 city blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to Sundance Square Plaza to the Fort Worth Convention Center, MAIN ST. will feature 220 juried artists from across the U.S., chart-topping entertainers, authentic Texas cuisine, and arts-and-crafts activities for the whole family. . Through April 14. See website for daily hours. Downtown Fort Worth www.mainstreetartsfest.org

FRIDAY 12 Electric Egg Hunt 8-10pm Silly rabbit, egg hunts are for teens! After the sun goes down,

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TIME OUT black light egg hunt to win prizes and enjoy an evening with your friends. The Keller Pointe provides you with a black light flashlight and a chance to win prizes from local vendors. Pack a picnic and blanket or visit the food and beverage stations.$20 per person in advance; $25 on the day of the event (space permitting). Call 817-743-4386 to register. 405 Rufe Snow Dr, Keller www.thekellerpointe.com

SATURDAY 13 Stemless Wine Glass Help Create 10am-6pm. Registration required. Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery, 701 S. Main St, Ste 103, Grapevine, 817-251-1668 www.VetroArtGlass.com. See ad in this issue. Spring Into Nash 10am-2pm Spring is the perfect time to bring the entire family to Grapevine’s Historic Nash Farm. Experience what life was like when the city’s earliest settlers made their home in Grapevine. Free admission. Certain activities require coupons that can be purchased on site. 626 Ball St, Grapevine www.grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm

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SUNDAY 14 Texas Rangers 5k 7:30-10am Family-friendly 1K or scenic 5K through Arlington’s entertainment district and finish on the field at Globe Life Park. Each participant will receive one upper reserved ticket voucher for Rangers 2019 regular season home game. $30 for 1K; $40 for 5K. Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington www. mlb.com

MONDAY 15 Dallas Farmers Market 11am-7pm Come visit the 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market. Open daily. 920 S Harwood, Dallas www.dallasfarmersmarket.org

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Meadows Museum Family Day 10am-1pm Come to this free Family Day at the Meadows Museum in Dallas to explore paintings by Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny (1838–1874), his friends, and the artists he knew and influenced. Free. 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas www. meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Marine Military Academy Presentation 7pm. Come and learn more about our school and camp for boys ages 11-18 in Harlingen, TX. Event is at The Westin Dallas Park Central, 12720 Merit Dr 972-385-3000. MMA-TX.org

Funny Bunny Festival 9:30-12:30pm Hop on over to Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park for an egg-cellent time at the Funny Bunny Festival. You will be able to take a ride on the Boogie Woogie train, snuggle up with some lovable animals from our petting zoo, and pose for a picture with Mr. or Mrs. Funny Bunny. Free. 1301 S Railroad St, Lewisville www. cityoflewisville.com

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Turtle Creek Arts Festival 10am-5pm The festival will showcase approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at the historic park. Festival goers will also have the opportunity to view artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic

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music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and more. The festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome. Also Sunday, 4/14, from 11am-5pm. Free. Reverchon Park, 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas www. turtlecreekartsfestival.com

Marine Military Academy Presentation 7pm. Come and learn more about our school and camp for boys ages 11-18 in Harlingen, TX. Event is at Dallas/Plano Marriott @ Legacy Town Center, 7121 Bishop Rd 972473-6444. MMA-TX.org 956423-6006. See ad in this issue.

THURSDAY 18 Authentic Jewish Passover (with Communion) 6:30pm. Call for reservations. Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 2701 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake.


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TIME OUT 817-431-0151 www.LakesidePCA. org. See ad in this issue.

Grapevine, 817-251-1668 www.VetroArtGlass.com. See ad in this issue.

Marine Military Academy Presentation 7pm. Come and learn more about our school and camp for boys ages 11-18 in Harlingen, TX. Event is at Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana, 1301 Solana Blvd, Bldg 3 817-4305000. MMA-TX.org 956-4236006. See ad in this issue.

Texas-Sized Easter Egg Hunt 12-4pm April 20th at High Noon. Hundreds of eggs will line the lawns of the historical Livestock Exchange Building for kids age 12 and younger. Other activities include pictures with the Easter Bunny inside Stockyards Station, face painting, old west gunfight shows and live music. Free. 131 E Exchange Ave, Fort Worth www.fortworthstockyards.com

FRIDAY 19 Wizard of Oz 7-9pm Follow the yellow brick road! This musical favorite tells the story of Dorothy and her dog Toto, who have been swept away by a tornado to the land of Oz. Tickets from $21. Through May 12. Casa Manana, 3101 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worthwww.casamanana.org EarthX Expo 10am-6pm The EarthX Expo features a wide range of earth-friendly activities for all to enjoy such as interactive scavenger hunts, an Outdoor Adventure Zone including scuba diving and tree climbing, film, virtual reality, Goat Yoga, EarthxSolar, Tiny Homes showcase, education competitions, a Green Auto Show and more. General admission: Pre-register online to receive free admission. $5 at the gate or after March 31. Through April 28. Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Dallas www. earthx.org Easter Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum 9am-5pm. Come to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden for a weekend full of Egg-themed programs including an Egg-streme Scavenger Hunt. Stop by the Plant Lab for a special egg dying experience. Be sure to reserve your lab seat online before they are gone! Appropriate for ages 5 years and up. Through Sunday, April 21. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www. dallasarboretum.org/blooms

SATURDAY 20 Egg-travaganza Help Create 10am-6pm. Registration required. Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery, 701 S. Main St, Ste 103,

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SUNDAY 21 Easter at Lakeside Presbyterian Church 8am Early Worship Service, 9:15am Family Style Breakfast, 9:50am Resurrection Day Egg Hunt for children, 10:30am Worship Service with Lakeside Choir. 2701 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817431-0151 www.LakesidePCA.org. See ad in this issue. Easter Bunny Trains 2:20pm and 4:20pm Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for a family-friendly train excursion featuring a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and candy for the kids. These excursions depart from Grapevine at the Cotton Belt Depot. The ride lasts approximately one hour, perfect for those younger conductors. Admission is $14 for all ages. 707 S Main St, Grapevine www.grapevinetexasusa.com

MONDAY 22 Earth Fest: An Earth and Arbor Day Celebration 5-7:30pm Get tips on how to live a Green Life, visit with environmentally conscious vendors and enjoy performances by community arts groups as the City of Cedar Hill celebrates Earth Day and Arbor Day. Free. Cedar Hill Government Center, 285 Uptown Blvd., Cedar Hill www.cedarhilltx.com

TUESDAY 23 Crayola Experience 10am-8pm Come experience 22 hands-on attractions inspired by Crayola products and their technologies. Visitors can name and


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TIME OUT Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

wrap their own Crayola crayon, star in a coloring page, create melted wax spin-art, and learn how crayons are made in a live factory show. Plano’s location includes a 5,000-square-foot retail store selling the world’s largest selection of Crayola products and unique souvenirs. General admission is $20.99 at the door or $18.99 online. Kids under three are free. Crayola Experience at the Shops of Willowbend Mall, 6121 W Park Blvd Suite A100, Plano www.crayolaexperience. com/plano

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Sensory Friendly Movie Night - Carrollton 5:30-7:30pm Let’s turn the lights up and the sound down while we move, groove and sing along with our favorite movies! All ages welcome. Open to the public. Carrollton Senior Center, 1720 Keller Springs Rd, Carrolllton TX. Free. www.cityofcarrollton.com

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Cool Thursdays – The Molly Ringwalds 7:30-9:30pm Grab a nice spot on the Martin Rutchnick Lawn for a concert against the backdrop of the garden and White Rock Lake. Gates open at 6 p.m. The garden closes at the end of the concert. Guests are encouraged to arrive early, bring low-to-theground chairs and blankets as no seating is provided. Picnic baskets with food and your choice of drinks are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to Rosine Hall. Tickets start at $29. Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www. dallasarboretum.org

FRIDAY 26 Art in the Square 4-10:30pm Art in the Square celebrates its 20th anniversary at Southlake Town Square. Art in the Square is a family festival with plenty of fun for children of all ages. Kids can enjoy a variety of entertainment options from performers on the Gazebo and Main

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Stages. Kids Korner and The Zone (located behind Soft Surroundings) activities require tickets which can be purchased at booths throughout the festival. Free admission and parking. Through April 28. 1560 E Southlake Blvd #100, Southlake www.artinthesquare.com Grand Prairie Main Street Fest 5pm-1am The 8th annual Main Street Fest celebrates the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with three nights of live music, novelty shows, carnival rides, arts & crafts, a business expo, food and beer gardens, farmers market, Earth Day KidZone and more. Free. 200 block of West Main St. and surrounding areas, Grand Prairie www.mainstreetfest.com

SATURDAY 27 Mother’s Day Bowl Help Create 10am-6pm. Registration required. Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery, 701 S. Main St, Ste 103, Grapevine, 817-251-1668 www.VetroArtGlass.com. See ad in this issue. Extreme Racing 2:30-6pm Watch and cheer as live camel, ostrich and zebra races return to Lone Star Park. The exotic animal races will be run on the main track between regularly scheduled Thoroughbred races. “Bets” on the extreme races raise funds for local non-profits. Kids can have fun with bounce houses, petting zoo and pony rides from 1 to 6 p.m. General admission to the first level of the grandstand is $5, $3 for children ages 4-12. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie www.lonestarpark.com/events/ extreme-racing Hops and Props 9am-5pmThe Fort Worth Aviation Museum presents the fifth annual Hops and Props, a family friendly celebration that salutes veterans and showcases military warbirds and local craft beer. Enjoy live music, living history re-enactors, vendors, food, craft beer tastings from 15 local brewers and more. Festival admission is $5 for adults, $1 for children 6-16, $10 for families. Tickets start at $5. 3300 Ross Ave, Fort Worth www.facebook.com/ FWAMHopsandProps

Healthy Kids Day 10am-12pm Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s largest national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing FREE education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. The event be held at the Central, Cooper Street and North YMCA branches. See website for more information. All families are welcome! Central YMCA , 2200 S Davis Dr, Arlington www.ymca.net

SUNDAY 28 The 7th Annual Dallas Food Truck Palooza & Music Festival 11am-6pm Sample eats and treats from up to 15 North Texas premier food trucks — including Easy Sliders, Ruthies Rolling Café, Butcher’s Son and more — while you sit in the shade and enjoy live music by local artists. Children can have fun in the Kids Zone with bounce houses, face painting, balloon creations and more, all included in price of admission. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. No pets allowed. $6 admission (free for children 3 and younger). There will be a multi-winner raffle with exciting prizes and so much more! Tickets start at $6. Temple Shalom, 6930 Alpha Rd, Dallas www.dallasfoodtruckpalooza.com

MONDAY 29 Mommy and Me Mondays 10am-2pm Join us at the Dallas Arboretum in the Pecan Grove every Monday during Blooms Festival, for facepainting, a petting zoo, and a 12pm interactive performance from KinderMusik. Free with paid admission. 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas www.dallasarboretum.org

TUESDAY 30 The Art of the Brick 10am-5pm The Art of the Brick is a critically acclaimed traveling exhibition comprising the world’s largest and most elaborate display of pieces constructed using only Lego bricks. Through August 18.Perot Museum, 2201 N Field St, Dallas www.perotmuseum.org


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FUN STUFF Be creative

GROW YOUR OWN GRASS

QUESTION Of course we are happy for Spring. But then again, there are the creepy crawlies that come out to play. So we asked kids...

WHICH BUG DO YOU LOVE THE MOST? • Ants. They work hard, and all the other bugs are like, “How come you guys are always working?” — Clay, age 6 • Hmmm. Mostly I like birds and butterflies. Not bugs. Try asking my brother! — Tanya, age 8 • June Bugs. They seem like they are kind of nice. Like, they don’t bug anyone. — Andy, age 6 • Bumblebees. I am not afraid of them. People think they will sting you, but they are way too busy, busy, to worry about you. — Sienna, age 7 • Worms. I like worms, but they don’t have faces, so that’s kind of weird. — Angel, age 7 • No Bites! I like bugs that don’t bite. — Timothy, age 6

Easter basket grass that is! We came across a fun project for Easter Baskets! Fill some Easter baskets with dirt and quick growing grass seed. Start at the beginning of the month and by Easter you’ll have baskets full of beautiful Easter grass. No more fake stuff; watching wheatgrass grow in a sunny spot will amaze your kids. And you too! You can find potting soil, quick grass seeds and plastic plant saucers in the gardening department of most stores. We found it on Pinterest! Learn more there.

GOTTA LOVE ‘EM One of my kindergarten students kept introducing herself this way: “Hi, I’m Zach’s sister.” I told her that her new friends needed to know her name. Then the schools director came in the classroom, recognized her and said “Aren’t you Zach’s sister?” And she replied, “NO, I’m me!”

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WHOLESOME ENDING Yummy

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH? IT’S SPRING AND WE'RE THINKING ISRAELI SALAD

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Yeah, get your Mediterranean mood on with a fresh salad, and don’t forget to include a side of pita and hummus – maybe even some falafel. There are tons of recipes out there, but know the basics for this simple chopped salad are: cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, red onion, fresh herbs (think parsley and mint), lemon juice, and of course, olive oil (it’s Mediterranean!). Optional: include some crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts and chickpeas.

LET THERE BE FRUIT

The Fruits of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up the attributes of a person or community. There are 12: Charity, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Generosity, Gentleness, Faith, Modesty, Self-Control, and Chastity.

RIGHT ON TIME You may want to consider meal times for a child with ASD. Creating a routine of serving meals at the same time every day may be helpful and less stressful for your child (and you). Let him/her know what time it is when you prepare the meal. If you are concerned about your child’s nutrition, consider a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. They can answer your questions and provide guidance for making sure your child is eating well.

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THANK YOUR GUSTATORY That’s science lingo for taste RECEPTOR buds! Our taste buds perceive four basic tastes: sweet, salty, CELLS sour, and bitter. One of their functions is to keep your body from unsafe food chemicals. There are tiny taste hairs that check out food chemicals in your saliva. When these taste hairs are stimulated, they send nerve impulses to your brain. So if you ate poisonous or rotten food, you would most likely spit them out immediately – that way you stop them from entering your stomach.


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