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Smarty Pants Kids’ Fashion

PLAYGROUND Magazine fashion at Orlando Science center

Photography by Marliese Carmona Wardrobe and prop styling by Alisha Champ Hair and make-up by Tracie Cervero Gifford Shot on location at Orlando Science Center   Lawton, 8, Orlando Plaid button-down shirt, $15 from Target; ripped jeans, $36 from Zara; brown leather shoes, $30 from Old Navy Michael J, 9, Winter Garden Graphic sweatshirt, $10; […]

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Get Ahead on Summer Camp Planning

It’s already March– time to start thinking about summer camps! Take the stress out of planning your kid’s summer experience by booking it all under one roof. At the Summer Camp & Adventure Expo on March 4, you can interact with camp counselors one-on-one; get exclusive discounts on travel and camps; and find unique new […]

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Florida Hospital’s Top 10 Baby Names of 2016

Bringing a new bundle of joy into the world? The Baby Place at Winter Park Memorial Hospital sent us their top 10 baby names of 2016 to help give you ideas of what you’ll call your little prince or princess. Girl Names: Kayla Annabelle Elizabeth Carolyn Grace Stephanie Sarah Abbigail Lexy Jazlynn Boy Names: Alvin […]

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Dress Up. Play Hard. Stand Out.

Words by Lisa A. Beach | Photo by Jessica Friend With a company slogan of “Dress Up, Play Hard, Stand Out!,” mompreneur Tracey Currey of Winter Park is a force in giving back to the community and promoting a healthy lifestyle. Currey’s company, PonyTail Bows, caters to the equestrian market (with expansion plans in the […]

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8 Ways to Raise Healthy, Active Kids

Words by Dr. Sharon DiChristafaro, First Choice Pediatrics Hectic sports and school schedules, heavy use of electronics and perceived safety risks of allowing children to play outside unsupervised have created consequences to our children that are frightening and life-long. One in three children and teens is obese, according to the American Heart Association. Even children […]

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Mia Muniz Has the Write Stuff

Words by Lisa A. Beach – Photos by Jessica Friend   Many writers spend their entire lives trying to break into the big leagues, aiming to snag a byline in Time magazine or The Washington Post. But Lake Nona grade schooler Mia Muniz, age 10, can already add that feather to her cap, as she […]

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Speed and Agility Trainers for Kids In Orlando

Words by Tracey C. Velt Want to improve your child’s speed and strength? Consider speed and agility training for children 10 years and older. Here are some places around town: 1. Atlas Speed Orlando Former Olympian sprinter Ernest Wiggins works with kids from age 8 to college-age, offering training for speed, agility and explosiveness. His […]

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Making Exercise a Family Affair

Words by Tracey C. Velt When my son, Jake (21), was small, he would ride his bike alongside me during my runs, often veering off into the park and forcing me to chase after him. As he got older, he started running along with my husband and me (complaining all the way!). Running wasn’t his […]

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Pediatric PLAYguide 2017

Keep your family healthy! These pediatricians and pediatric dentists can guide your path to a healthier lifestyle. A Special Advertising Section Children’s Dentistry of Longwood: Dr. Donald is committed to the highest level of pediatric dentistry for your child. You and your child will experience dentistry in a fun environment that teaches about healthy teeth. […]

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USTA National Campus Now Open!

Tennis Like Never Before The Home of American Tennis officially opens to the public on Jan. 2, 2017, and it’s ready to provide a tennis experience like never before. The USTA broke ground on the USTA National Campus back in April 2015 with one goal in mind: to enhance the sport at every level and […]

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Your Elfin’ PLAYguide

Don’t Panic, here are 24 easy things to do with your Elf on the Shelf. Last-Minute Ideas For those days where you want to put zero brainpower into this elf thing. 1. All Buckled Up The elf is buckled up in the car or carseat, all ready for a ride! 2. Flying High Elves don’t […]

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Go PLAY for the Holidays

Don’t wait until Santa lands on your rooftop to celebrate the season. Words by Anna Karasik Theme Parks & Resorts Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Select dates November 7 to December 22, 7 p.m. to Midnight Disney’s Magic Kingdom Join Mickey and friends in a holiday celebration as the Magic Kingdom transforms into a winter […]

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Letters FROM Santa

“Is Santa Claus real?” The answer is Yes, thanks to USPS! Have your child write their wish list to Santa, and they can get his personalized response back in the mailbox, postmarked and all. Drafting up the letter to Santa is a great Thanksgiving activity that the whole family can take part in; getting Santa’s […]

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5 Healthy Holiday Snack Ideas

Sometimes it’s hard to fill your kids up with the fruits and veggies they need. It’s a lot easier when they don’t even know they’re eating something that’s good for them! Try out these healthy and insanely easy-to-make snack recipes from Produce for Kids: Fruit Cornucopias The Cornucopia is a symbol of plenty during the […]

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Registration Open for Spring Classes at DPC School of the Arts

Registration is now open for 2017 Spring Semester classes at the Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts. Classes begin Monday, January 16. Students of any age can take part in classes for dance, vocals, instruments, acting, and musical theater. Check out all of the available classes below: Dance & Movement Jazz I […]

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Fall Fashion Look Book

                                   

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Science of Parenthood : The Book for Parents who Love to Laugh

Author Norine Dworkin-McDaniel has parenting down to a science– a funny science. From her own experience and that of others comes Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations, a book that highlights the moments that just about any parent can relate to. Dworkin-McDaniel spoke to PLAYGROUND Magazine about the book ahead […]

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GUTS Orlando: Creatives Carving For Kids

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish®.  AIGA Orlando presents its 2nd Annual live pumpkin carving competition, GUTS Orlando. The event will be held October 29, 2016, at 2428 E. Robinson St., Orlando, FL, 32803. The carving competition will last from 2 to 5 p.m., with an after-party featuring live music from […]

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Public & Permanent: Keep Kids Safe Online

  The Christ School is pleased to host IROC2‘s (The Institute for Responsible Online and Cell Phone Communication) informative program, “Public and Permanent.” Two sessions will take place. The first session, geared toward parents of children of all ages, is held on Monday, October 3, 2016, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The second session, geared towards […]

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Date Night: Get Schooled by Local Chefs

If you’re tasked with the monotonous chore of cooking every day (pasta again?), learning a shortcut or delicious flavor combination can be a breath of fresh air. You can spend hours watching Food Network or taking cooking classes, but we’ve got a better idea. Turn your date night into a culinary education via a chef’s table at one of Orlando’s best restaurants. You’ll get […]

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Hidden Treasure @ Artegon

Ahoy Matees. Summer is upon us and so is some treasure! Artegon Marketplace is full of fun finds and X marks the spot! 12 spots to be exact. Skip the sun and head to Artegon for some air conditioned treasure hunting to see what you find. Once you’ve answered 6 of the 12 questions, stop […]

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