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Live Grow Play is your family guide to all things kids in and around Austin. Find businesses and reviews to pick the right daycare, school, pediatrician, hospital, dance lessons, soccer league, camp, and much more. Connect, discuss, and share with other families to get birthday or day-trip ideas, buy or sell kids items, or find family-friendly events taking place this weekend.
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Lago Vista Elementary
Teachers are great, facilities are safe, drop-off and pick-up is not bad at all (we expected worse). Plus, the school does lots of fun stuff that makes kids (at least our Kindergartner) look forward to going to school even more. Examples:...
Best School in Austin!
Abacus School of Austin
We go to the Abacus School of Austin- Crystal Falls and it is amazing! The owners are there, the director is amazing. Teachers have all be wonderful and our child is having a blast while being well rounded! Great daily schedule and they provide all snacks and meals!
Great place for the entire family
North Austin YMCA
We recently joined the Y and really enjoy this location. My kids love the dance and family fitness classes. I enjoy the Zumba and other led classes. The facility is always clean and well staffed. Everyone is very friendly and helpful!
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Looking for playful sports activities for preschoolers in Cedar Park
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I'm looking for sports activities for preschooler in Cedar Park that focus on play rather than on teaching skills.
My daughter was in a volleyball program when she was 3 and all they did was teaching them the basic volleyball skills, i.e. bump, set, and spike. Way too early for a 3-year...
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A recommendation for everybody who needs passport photos:
We had to renew our daughter's passport. We got her passport photos taken at Walgreens. At the post office we were told that the US State Department may reject her picture since the background is rather pink than white, so we had her...
Good age for first music concert?
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I'm interested to hear when other parents felt their child was old enough to attend their first music concert (with them)? I'm always sort of surprised when I attend a concert in Austin and see younger children with their parents. So what do you feel is a good age and what was your child's first...
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Diagnosis: Facebook Group Overload. Do You Have It Too?
Here's what we want you to do:1. Go to your Facebook page and count how many Facebook groups you’re a member of (we just did and stopped counting at 20).2. Then, try to remember what question you posted, what advice you gave, which post you liked, shared, or commented on, or which post you really liked but didn’t save. 3. Now try to remember which group you were in to do any of the above.Can’t remember? Can’t find it? Sorry to have to break the news to you: You have Facebook Group Overload.Good news is, there's a cure. Read on to find out more.
Over 115 Play Groups, Mom Groups, and Dad Groups In and Around Austin
“I’m new to Austin and I’m looking for other Mama’s in the area.” “We’re expecting and would love to meet up with other expecting parents.”“Stay-at-home Dad is looking for other Dads to take the kids to fun places.”Sounds familiar? Maybe you’re transitioning from "your normal life" to a life with children. Or you’re a stay-at-home Mom or Dad who’s looking for things to do with your kids during the week. Or you’re a working Mom or Dad that would like to meet up with other parents and kids on the weekends. Or you’re new to the 512 and just want to socialize and interact with other Moms and Dads. Whatever you’re looking for, do not despair, my friends. We’ve just added the category Play Groups / Mom Groups / Dad Groups to our directory which currently lists 119 groups and will help you get connected.
New and Expectant Parents, Don't Miss BabyEarth's Baby University (+Giveaway)
BabyEarth will be hosting its semi-annual Baby University Event on Saturday, November 5th from 9am-3pm. Baby University is geared toward expectant couples and new parents. The day will be full of educational seminars, hands on workshops, and an interactive Q&A session. Each attendee will receive a gift bag and be entered to win great raffle prizes! Read on for details about the event and on how to win one of two free tickets.
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