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Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide
Attention, business owners, It’s that time again! Summer camps are just around the corner and we’re here to help you fill them up quickly. We invite you to add your summer camps to the Live Grow Play Austin Camp Guide.

Read on for details.
January 23, 2020

Have you ever taken your kids to the Home Depot Kids Workshops? If they like crafts and wood working, this is the perfect place to spend a fun Saturday morning and some quality time with your kiddos (and to unleash your inner lumberjack).

Read on for details, tips, and to see some of our master pieces.

January 21, 2020

Attention, local businesses owners!

We are happy to announce that we're going to roll out a new service free of charge for local businesses and invite you to participate in this program.

We are partnering with Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) of schools in the Austin area. As you may know, PTOs often seek fundraising support or donations for upcoming school events, such as raffle prizes, food and snacks, or other forms of donations. This is a great way for local businesses to give back to the community and, at the same time, to promote their products and services to families in the area.
January 11, 2020

Vida Green Skincare - Live Well, Buy Local. Vegan, Organic Skincare and Makeup Products, Handcrafted By An Austin Mama.
According to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman uses 12 products containing 168 unique ingredients every single day. Most contain endocrine disrupters, which can affect hormonal balance and fertility. Some contain ingredients with clear links to cancer.

If you want to switch to body and skin care product that contain organically grown ingredients and are free from pesticides and harsh chemicals, check out this Austin Mama's products and receive 20% off your order.
December 11, 2019


Psychological studies continue to uncover more and more benefits that music lessons as well as multilingualism provide to developing minds. Studies found that kids who take music lessons "have better cognitive skills and school grades and are more conscientious, open and ambitious." and learning a foreign language "develops enhanced executive control, or the ability to effectively manage what are called higher cognitive processes, such as problem-solving, memory, and thought". 

Austin's best-rated baby and toddler classes from Mi Casa Es Tu Casa® are one big treasure hidden in Austin for all the families who are interested in exposing their little ones to Spanish and music at the same time.
December 6, 2019


Christmas is the most important and most celebrated holiday in Germany and is very much enjoyed by children and parents alike. However, the Holiday season and pretty much the entire month of December (even the last week of November) demands a lot from parents in Germany. Preparing for the festivities is very time consuming and due to extreme sugar consumption you’ll see more kids bouncing off the walls and driving their parents insane than in any other month – as the following Christmas traditions will attest.

December 5, 2019



We have a new book review! Pop Pop Airplane How Do You Fly? was written by Dan Pegram and illustrated by Mike Richardson. This is a fun educational book for beginning readers interested in airplanes and how they work. The rhyming pages and bright, delightful illustrations command attention and keep kids entertained as they turn the pages.  

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
December 3, 2019


Are you still looking for a photographer for your Holiday photos? Angie from E&I Photography still has some open slots specially for Live Grow Play Austin readers.

Take a look at her portfolio and book your Holiday session now.

November 26, 2019


Toys are important, toys are fun.

Some toys are amazing and enriching to a child's imagination, learning and creativity.

But: Many toys are just something that gets wrapped up in pretty paper, so your child has something to rip into on Christmas morning, or on their birthday, or on any other gift-inspired holiday. These toys often last only for a short time, are forgotten in no time, and end up on the landfill.

Austin is an amazing city to raise kids.

The Austin area has so much to give and offers some fantastic toy-alternatives that serve your children (and your entire family) well.
November 25, 2019

Austin Trail of Lights - One of Austin’s Favorite Holiday Traditions
The 55th Annual Austin Trail of Lights, Austin’s largest holiday tradition, and the second biggest event in the city, will return to downtown Austin’s iconic Zilker Park December 10 – 23, 2019. The trail features 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees and more than 70 other holiday displays, lighted tunnels, and the 155-foot Zilker Tree.

Read on for details about the event, how to get there, where to buy tickets, and to enter for a chance to win 4 ZIP passes to the Austin Trail of Lights.
November 21, 2019