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Warm enough for splash pad season, don’t you think? There are plenty of splash pads in and around Austin. And we've made a list of all of them, including schedule and pricing info.


April 22, 2022

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.

April 11, 2022

Austin Businesses Helping Ukraine Children
We're calling all our current, past, and future local business partners to support our fundraiser and help ensure that Ukraine's children have access to safe water, nutrition, health care, education and protection.

Every donation of $40 or more will get you a free shout-out on our Facebook page.

Of course, individual donors are welcome as well.

Once you've made your donation, send us an email at hello@livegrowplayaustin.com with your business information, current events or specials, or anything else you'd like our readers to know about.

Thank you.
March 8, 2022

Cordovan art camps
Time to register for spring and summer camps!

Celebrate Spring and Summer this year at Cordovan Art School's “ART ZONE” at the award winning BEST CREATIVE ART CAMPS in the greater Austin Area!
February 18, 2022



It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to think about summer camps. Registration for summer camps is open and many camps are known to fill up fast.

Whether your child is a first-time camper or a summer camp-pro, here are some things to consider when looking for the right camp for your little camper.
February 11, 2022

It's never too early to start thinking about summer camps. Especially when registration for some summer camps are already open or closing soon or when they're free.

Free camps? Yes, there is such a thing as free camps. We've done quite some research to find camps in and around Austin (up to a 2.5 hr radius) that are not a financial burden to families, especially families that already have enough to worry about.

February 9, 2022

Kid creating art smiling
Mental health is a topic that's been receiving more and more attention in recent years. Whereas before, mental illness was a topic that was seen as taboo or shameful, it's now being recognized as a pretty standard part of many people's lives and something that needs to be addressed head-on. Within the broader topic of mental wellness, kids' mental health is an especially important area of focus.

So, where does art come in? In the context of the pandemic, teachers are using art classes and expression to ease kids back into in-person learning with amazing results. Read on for tips, resources, and some of Austin's finest art schools for kids and adults alike.

February 9, 2022

Boy on playground

Keeping your children safe is every parent's number one goal. According to the Centers For Disease Control, every year there are 200,000 playground-related injuries for children under the age of 14. In order to prevent these accidents, it's important to be aware of some safety measures that can be taken.

Here are 4 things you can do to prevent injuries on the playground.

February 4, 2022

Amplify Austin Day


Amplify Austin Day (March 2-3) is a Central Texas tradition. Since 2013, I Live Here I Give Here has been organizing this annual giving event. Amplify Austin Day has raised over $82 million for hundreds of local nonprofits across our 7-county region thanks to the power of collective giving. 

Through the platform AmplifyATX.org, people can discover new local nonprofits to support. With over 700 participating nonpofits, we know it’s not always easy to decide where to give. Luckily, AmplifyATX.org makes finding organizations simple! Each nonprofit is organized by a “cause category.” You can search different causes from animal care and the environment to education and children. Once you select the causes that mean most to your family, you’ll be given a list of matching nonprofits. 

February 1, 2022

Child in car seat.
Have you ever wondered whether your 9-year old still has to sit in a booster seat or whether your 11-year old can sit in the front? Or what you need to do when your child's car or booster seat was recalled?

Booster seats are utilized to secure young children and those under certain weight thresholds to secure them in place in motor vehicles. When booster seats meet the necessary safety measures and testing, they can serve as great tools in assisting in children’s safety. 

However, there are instances when individuals fail to use booster seats properly. In other instances booster seats are not used at all or are defective. Faulty booster seats and failure to adhere to state safety guidelines can lead to serious injuries for children and penalties for adults. 

January 31, 2022