We are a big supporter of the idea of raising kids bilingual as well as introducing them to music at an early age. We did or are doing both. Obviously, our kids have an advantage since their Mama is a true German girl and they have been exposed to the German language since birth, but parents don't need to be able to speak a foreign language in order to raise a bilingual child.
You also don't need to be a musician to raise a musical kid, in fact, we participated in an early childhood music & movement program and learned that it is less important how well you sing than it is to model making the choice to sing.
Wouldn't be amazing if there was a program that introduces your child to both, music and a foreign language? Well, there is. Read on for more information.
December 5, 2018
You think splash pad season is over? We’ve got good news: There’s a new indoor splash pad in town!
Read on for details and for a chance to enter free admission for a family of 4!
December 4, 2018
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.
December 2, 2018
Listen up, parents of established or future prima ballerinas and ballet dancers: The Nutcracker, one of Austin’s favorite ways to celebrate the season, is back!
Ballet Austin’s annual production of The Nutcracker never disappoints, with hundreds of dancers, beautiful sets and costumes, and Tchaikovsky’s delicious score performed live by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. From a festive holiday party to an exotic court of sweets, watch as our young heroine, Clara, faces her fears, rescues her prince, and dreams big during the journey of a lifetime! Make memories to last a lifetime when you share this special holiday tradition with family and friends!
November 29, 2018
One of our Christmas traditions is the advent calendar. Our kids LOVE to open one little surprise every day in December.
This year, we're going to do something a little different (although we're still doing the usual advent calendar) and we challenge you to do the exact same: A Reverse Advent Calendar. What do you need to do? Read on.
November 26, 2018
Experience the ultimate night out at the newly remodeled iPic Theaters in The Domain. With Premium Plus seating, chef-driven bites, and drinks that include beer, wine and exclusive cocktails, a night out at iPic is just what you need to get you through the holiday season.
November 16, 2018
The Holidays are getting real, don't miss The Domain's Holiday Launch Party!
Enjoy a family-friendly holiday celebration with fun activities. Read on for more information.
November 12, 2018
Read on if your kids have a plethora of toys, but all they play with is the cardboard box from your last online shopping order.
Also read on if you’d love to get your child that shiny firetruck or that beautiful doll whose eyes open and close, but new toys are just not in your budget.
Toybrary Austin may just be just right for you.
November 8, 2018
Congenital Heart Defects are the number one kind of birth defect.
You may have heard about Late Night host Jimmy Kimmel sharing his family’s story: his newborn son Billy was diagnosed with a Congenital Heart Defect that required immediate open heart surgery.
Congenital Heart Defects or Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) are fairly common. About 8 out of every 1,000 newborns – that’s about 40,000 babies every year in the United States – are born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Here's how you can help make a difference.
Here's how you can honor babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way.
November 5, 2018
Too much candy? Here’s what you can do.
November 1, 2018