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Show us your furry friends and enter your pet for a chance to become the Live Grow Play Austin Pet Of The Year!

Plus learn how to keep your cats and dogs healthy and happy.
September 4, 2020

STOP! Before you throw out that car seat, please read the below. 

If your child has just outgrown his or her car seat or if you have a car seat collecting dust in your garage or attic, consider the following options before filling our already jam-packed landfills.

1. Reuse - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
2. Sell, trade, or give away - only an option if the car seat is not damaged and has not expired.
3. Recycle - an option if the car seat is damaged or has expired.

Before we show you ways to recycle your car seat, here are some car seat guidelines. Read on.

September 2, 2020

This Book is Ridiculous
Today's featured book, This Book is Ridiculous, was written by George Reistma and illustrated by Ronaldo Florendo. In this story we follow a snail named Sammy while he travels thru the park and observes other friendly animals doing things that look odd along the way. 

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
September 1, 2020

The Musicians Woodshed

Remember, when you used to sing your child to sleep? Or when you sang a song to yourself when you felt frightened as a kid? Do you see how babies smile and move to music they love? Do you start reminiscing when you hear a particular song?

Read about the magical effects of music and music making on on your child. Plus, enter for a chance to win one month of free music lessons for your child with The Musicians Woodshed, one of the most unique music schools in Austin.
August 31, 2020



CBD oil is all the hype right now and CBD stores are popping up on every corner. CBD, and in particular CBD for children, remains a controversy, that is not easily resolved.

Read on for some FAQ in regards to CBD and children and enter for a chance to win a CBD package for kids.
August 24, 2020

MaskRack
Many of you probably have a mud room, a shoe rack, a key holder, or a place to keep your phone in your entryway. Now, how many of you have a safe and clean place to keep your reusable masks, mask filters, gloves, face shields, hand sanitizers, or other sanitization products?

Get organized with this mask rack and enter for a chance to win one of your own.
August 20, 2020


Does your child like to cook or is your child interested in learning how to cook? Or do you want to involve your kids more in everyday housework and help you in the kitchen? Or are your own cooking skills rather mediocre and want someone else to take over đŸ˜‰?

Here’s a way to inspire a love of healthy cooking in your child. Read on to learn more about interactive online cooking classes with Sticky Fingers cooking and how to register for free classes in August and September.

August 17, 2020

We were sad to hear that Dart’em Up, one of our kids' favorite indoor fun place (read our review of Dart’em Up here), is in danger of having to close its doors forever due to COVID-19 and want to help them raise awareness of their ongoing fundraiser. 

Here's a message from Richard McVay, Owner and Founder of Dart’em Up, one of the kindest and nicest persons we've met and who deeply cares about kids. 
August 14, 2020

These are my Pants
We have a new book review! These are my Pants was written by Jane & Katelyn Park and illustrated by Aniqa Ashfaq. This is a cute, colorfully illustrated book about a young squirrel named Sam who learns the importance of sharing. This book is great for 3-6-year olds.

Read the book review of a fellow Live Grow Play Austin reader and enter for a chance to win your own copy.
August 10, 2020

Mad About Hoops
So, I was looking for a fun way to keep my kids active at home and I came across Mad About Hoops, a hula hoop enrichment program, taught by two lovely ladies, Amy and Madison, in Houston and Denver. Like so many businesses offering classes and activities for kids, Mad About Hoops was negatively impacted by the current situation. However, Amy and Madison got creative and put together several virtual class options, live as well as pre-recorded, that kids and adults can enjoy from the safety of their home.   

Read on to learn more about their classes and to get a $30 (or $10) discount.
August 6, 2020