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Stick to the Fun Kind of Slide This Summer

Did you know that kids can lose up to one month of knowledge over summer break? Stick to inflatable slides this summer! Stop summer slide with these learning tips from Monkey Joe's.

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade

We're fighting for a cure to childhood cancer. Want to donate? Support Alex's Lemonade Stand at Monkey Joe's this June.

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Show Your Dads Some Love!

We think all of our dads out there deserve some love! Father's Day is right around the corner, and we have a few ideas up our sleeve for giving your dad's the best Father's Day ever. Read more here!

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Word in the Jungle Is Parents Love Monkey Joe’s!

What are kids and parents saying about Monkey Joe's? See for yourself!

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ABC’s of Summer Fun

What can your kids learn at Monkey Joe's this summer?

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Celebrate Before the Final Bell

It's been a great year! Reward the kids with an end-of-the-year party at Monkey Joe's.

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April Fool’s! 5 Pranks Kids Will Love

You must be joking! These kid-friendly April Fool's pranks will have the whole family laughing.

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The Building Blocks of Reading

Are your kids too young to participate in National Reading Month? Monkey Joe's has fun games to help them master letters, sounds, and memory games.

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Plan a winter playdate for your kids

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4 Ideas for Winter Fun

It’s important for kids to stay active in the winter, but we know it’s a challenge when the couch is so cozy. So how can parents entertain their kids when it’s cold? We have 4 ideas, no couches required.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Obesity

Turning over a new page on the calendar is always good for a fresh start, and for many families, January is a chance to reset routines and commit to a healthier lifestyle. With childhood obesity on the rise, it's more important than ever for parents to be aware of the risks and help kids develop healthy habits to last a lifetime.

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A Fresh Year of Fun!

We had a blast in 2016, and we’re ready to bounce into 2017 with big fun at your local Monkey Joe’s. How can you get involved?

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Ready to Bounce Into 2017?

Throughout the years, you and your family members have become a part of our own family at Monkey Joe's. We've been delighted to watch your little monkeys run wild in our inflatable jungle. We've seen your smiles at birthdays, play dates, holiday parties, family reunions, school/team/scouting events, fundraisers, field trips, and so much more. It's been a blast! THANK YOU.

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NOON Year’s Eve at Monkey Joe’s

Ringing in the new year when the clock strikes midnight is a fun way to spend this holiday, but many younger kids are fast asleep by that time. If you’re looking for New Year’s Eve activities for kids that take place earlier in the day, make plans to visit your nearest Monkey Joe’s location for a very special celebration.

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Give the Gift of FUN with Monkey Joe’s Gift Cards!

What do you give the kid who has everything? More toys? New clothes? If you're tired of giving material gifts year after year, only to have them tossed aside in a few months, try giving the gift of an experience, like a Monkey Joe's gift card. These unique kids gift ideas create memories to last a lifetime rather than simply providing material objects that are here one day and gone the next.

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De-Stress the Season: 3 Tips for Happier, Healthier Holidays for the Whole Family

It may sound crazy when you're stuck in mall traffic or waiting in yet another check out line, but it is possible to have a stress-free (or at least less stressful) holiday season! When the kids are out of school and family is in town, the hustle and bustle can get the better of you, but with our tips, you’ll feel calm, cool and collected no matter what the holidays throw at you!

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Holiday Parties Kids Will Go Wild For

Party planning can be quite the task, especially if you have to host an event that's fun for the whole family. Fortunately we make it easy at Monkey Joe's with party packages to fit any occasion, large or small. Read on to learn why our indoor playground parties are a hit with kids and adults alike!

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Make Active Play a Priority for Your Kids This Winter

Spring and summer are full of reasons to get outside and move, but as temperatures fall and the days get shorter, you may notice your kids spending more and more time inside on the couch. You're not alone! According to researchers at the University of Cambridge, kids are getting far less exercise during the fall and winter months, and they need your help to make a change.

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Halloween Safety Tips for Your Little Monkeys

Halloween is almost here, and that means it's time for a refresher on Halloween safety! If you're planning to take your kids trick-or-treating for the spookiest celebration of the year, check out these tips for a safe and fun Halloween.

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Our Bounce House Birthday Parties are the Best!

As a parent, you want to make your child's birthday a day to remember, celebrating another year of milestones and making some memories to cherish for a lifetime. Meanwhile, your kid probably just wants to cut loose and have some fun with their friends! If you want to throw your child a bounce house party, you don't have to settle for one bounce house in the back yard, because Monkey Joe's does bounce house birthdays right in our indoor playground and party center facilities!

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Birthday Party FAQs: Do I Need to Invite My Child’s Whole Class?

Planning your child's birthday party may seem like a simple exercise, but as many parents have discovered after embarking on this task, party planning is easier said than done. In addition to coordinating all of the details, there are so many etiquette questions! Who should you invite, and how far ahead should you send out the invitations? Do you need to invite your child's whole class or is it OK to pick and choose who gets an invitation? At Monkey Joe's, we're the kids' birthday party experts, so read on for some advice to help you navigate the tricky waters of elementary school social functions.

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3 Ideas for Homeschool Meetups

If your family homeschools, you know that it can be both rewarding and challenging to meet your kids' many educational needs, from academics to socialization to physical fitness. Today, both adults and kids struggle with a more sedentary lifestyle, with more hours spent staring at screens and sitting still, whether at a desk or on the couch. One of the keys to getting kids (or adults, for that matter) more active is to make exercise exciting, and that's just what we aim to do here at Monkey Joe's!

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School Fundraisers Made Simple

School's back in session, and that means it's time for school fundraisers! Whether you're raising money for school improvements, a class trip, team uniforms, or any other goal, Monkey Joe's is here to help you put the "fun" in your fundraiser!

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Want to Win a Monkey Joe’s Birthday Party?

There's only one thing better than a Monkey Joe's birthday party...A FREE Monkey Joe's birthday party! Want to know how you can enter to win? It's super easy, so read on for the details.

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The Brain Benefits of Active Play for Kids

You're probably aware that regular exercise is important for your child's physical health and wellness, but what many parents don't know is that active play can also affect the way your child thinks! According to researchers, kids who are more active than their peers tend to have better thinking skills and are more likely to excel in school. But just how much exercise do kids need?

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Helping Your Child Make Friends at School

By this point, most kids are either preparing to head back to school or have already started back. The beginning of a new school year is a fresh start, with new teachers, new learning experiences, and new friends on the horizon! While it's all very exciting, it can also be a little intimidating for some kids, who may worry about making friends. Luckily there are some simple ways you can help your child learn the skills they need to make new friends.

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3 Ways to Beat the Back to School Blues

Time flies when you're having fun, so it's no wonder parents and kids alike are wondering "Where did the summer go?" Whether your kids have already headed back to school or are enjoying the last gasp of summer, they may be experiencing the back to school blues. Fortunately you can help them start the year strong with these tips.

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Find Family-Friendly Fun With Mommy Nearest

As a parent, it can be challenging to find family-friendly places in your area, but eventually you'll figure out exactly which playgrounds are the most fun, which restaurants have the best kids menus, and which stores have the family-friendliest restrooms--at least in your neighborhood. Fortunately it is 2016 and there's an app for everything--including millennial parents on the go!

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Customer Appreciation Day at Monkey Joe’s

We have the greatest customers, and to show our thanks for your support, we'd like to invite you to Customer Appreciation Day at Monkey Joe's! This special day is all about big fun and big deals, so kids and parents alike are sure to have a ball!

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Pokémon GO and Your Kids: Safety Tips You Need to Know

Encouraging kids to be more active is important to us, so we love that Pokémon GO is helping families move more. However, there are some dangers posed by Pokémon GO that both parents and kids need to be aware of. Check out these safety tips to help your family enjoy Pokémon GO safely.

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Your Party Questions Answered

If you're planning a child's birthday party at your local Monkey Joe's, congratulations! Your special birthday boy or girl is sure to have a blast exploring our inflatable indoor playground with their buddies. Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions so you'll be prepared for your child's big day, and find your local Monkey Joe's to make a reservation or learn more about our party options!

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Help Us Celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

Did you know that July 17th is National Ice Cream Day? It's true, and we need your help to celebrate this special occasion! Please join us at your local Monkey Joe's on July 17th for a day of fun and a frosty, sweet treat on us.* It's just our way of saying "thank you" to our customers for your support. Enjoy free ice cream, discount admission, fun kids' activities, and giveaways!

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Be Smart, Stay Cool: Heat Safety Tips for Summer

Summer's sweltering temperatures have arrived, but the heat doesn't keep your active kids from playing hard and making the most of their summer vacation! While active play is incredibly important for kids' physical and mental health, it's easy for kids to get overheated in the hot summer sun. Check out our infographic to learn why heat safety is important, and how to protect your kids this summer.

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Just Say No to the Summer Slump

Summertime, and the living is easy... At least if you're a kid on summer break! Kids are out of school for the summer and enjoying their freedom from alarm clocks and homework assignments. Unfortunately with all of that fun and freedom comes a downside: the summertime slump. Check out our infographic on the "summer slump" and learn how to help your kids enjoy a healthy, happy summer without becoming couch potatoes!

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Summer Party Planning 101

Does your child have a summer birthday? If you're trying to plan a special day for your birthday kid during the summer months, there are a few things you should know. Read on to learn some pro tips from the birthday party experts at Monkey Joe's!

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Support Alex’s Lemonade Stand in June

We're excited to be supporting Alex's Lemonade Stand in June, but we need your help! Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation is curing childhood cancer, one cup at a time, and Monkey Joe's is joining the cause again this year to help raise money and awareness. Read on to learn what we've got planned and how you can follow in Alex's inspiring footsteps to make a positive change in the world!

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End of the Year Tips to Help Kids Stay Focused

The end of another school year is upon us, and kids everywhere are practically vibrating with excitement for the coming summer vacation. Let's be honest, most parents and teachers are, too! Of course, everyone has to stick it out until the end of the year, and hopefully learn a thing or two along the way. So how can you encourage focus and concentration at this most distracting of times? We're here to help with some handy tips.

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Do You Know a Kid Who Gives Back?

When Alexandra Scott passed away at 8 years old, she had helped raise over $1 million for childhood cancer research.Today, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation continues her legacy through national fundraising to find a cure for childhood cancer, and by demonstrating that no matter how young or old, we all have the power to make a positive difference in the world. This June, we will be spotlighting kids who make a difference in their communities, and we need your help.

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May is National Physical Fitness Month!

Is your child getting enough exercise? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids and adolescents need 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day. Getting enough exercise has many benefits for kids and adults alike, from muscular fitness to heart health, but it can also benefit kids in other ways, like developing stronger bones and boosting brain growth.

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How to Connect with Other Homeschooling Families

If your family homeschools, you probably know the importance of connecting with other families who are familiar with the experience. Since May is Homeschool Awareness Month, we're sharing some tips to help you meet other homeschoolers in your community!

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3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Kids

Today is Earth Day, an annual event founded in 1970 to promote environmental protection. For parents, it's also a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about nature and conservation! If you're looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids, read on for some ideas.

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Get More Bounce for Your Buck with a Frequent Jumper Card

When it comes to family activities, you have to keep an eye on the budget while also making sure everyone is having fun. That's why we're excited to announce that starting this Sunday, April 17th, you can get a free gift when you purchase a Frequent Jumper Card!

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Group Rates for Summer Fun

While kids are already looking forward to summer vacation, parents are trying to figure out what to do with them over the break. That means it's time for your day care, camp, or other summer program for kids to go ahead and plan a field trip to Monkey Joe's!

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Spring Into Action at Monkey Joe’s

Spring has sprung, and if you have kids, you may have noticed the telltale signs of spring fever! That's right, the end of the school year is finally in sight, and both kids and adults alike are starting to get antsy for summer. Fortunately, when your kids are buzzing with energy you can always bring them to Monkey Joe's for some active play in our indoor playground.

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No More Picky Eaters: Getting Your Kid to Eat Healthy Foods

March is National Nutrition Month, but for some parents, it may seem like all you ever think about is nutrition! If your child is a picky eater, you probably spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not they are getting the nutrients needed to grow up strong and healthy. Read on for some ways to make healthy food fun for your kids, and mealtimes happier for the whole family.

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3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Field Trip

There's nothing that gets a classroom of kids more excited than a field trip! Whether for school, day care, summer camps, or any other organization, Monkey Joe's is the place to go for field trips kids will love and remember for years to come.

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Read Aloud and Jump Around! It’s National Reading Month!

Did you know that March is National Reading Month? Many of our locations celebrated Read Across America Day with events like Dr. Seuss's Birthday Party, giving kids a chance to enjoy classics like The Cat in the Hat and even meet the character! We're proud to be a Read Aloud campaign partner, so we're spreading the word about reading aloud to kids for at least 15 minutes a day, every day. Wondering why reading aloud matters?

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Kids Birthday Parties Made Easy

Birthdays are always a reason to celebrate, but they’re extra-exciting for kids. However, as a parent it can be a challenge to find the perfect balance between treating your child to something special, sticking to your budget, and maintaining your sanity. Fortunately at Monkey Joe’s, we make birthday parties a piece of cake. (Birthday cake, of course!)

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American Heart Month: 3 Heart Health Topics for Kids

Heart disease may seem like a topic for adults, but today is actually a great time to talk to your kids about heart-healthy living! February is American Heart Month, raising awareness about heart disease and the simple things you can do to reduce your risk--and your children’s risk. Check out these tips to help your kids establish healthy habits.

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Now’s the Time to Finalize School Events

You may think you have all the time in the world to plan that end of the year class party or school fundraiser, but before you know it, you'll be scrambling to put it together at the last minute. Avoid the stress of planning a last-minute event; go ahead and book your party or fundraiser now at your local Monkey Joe's.

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Monkey Joe’s Birthday Party

It's almost time for one of our favorite events of the year--Monkey Joe's Birthday Party! We're gearing up for a day of jumping, bouncing celebration at all Monkey Joe's locations, and we hope you'll plan to join us!

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Family Resolutions for 2016: Give Back

From spending more time with family and making family dinners to getting more exercise, we've been sharing some New Year's resolution ideas your whole family can work on together. Here's our last- but certainly not least- idea for a family resolution to work on in 2016!

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Family Resolutions for 2016: Sit Down to Family Dinners

There are so many distractions for kids and adults alike these days, from TV and smartphones to tablets and video games. Add in busy schedules and it's easy to see why fewer and fewer families sit down together at the same time to eat dinner. However, there are some really good reasons to make family dinner a regular habit in your household, including...

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Family Resolutions for 2016: Prioritize Family Time

They say time flies when you're having fun, and that's doubly true as a parent. Sometimes it's impossible not to look back and wonder where the time went, and how your little babies have grown up so quickly! As you look ahead to the new year and make family New Year's resolutions, here's an idea: Commit to spending more quality time together!

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Family Resolutions for 2016: Get Active!

January isn't just the month to bust out your new calendar, it's also a great time to reflect on the past and set some goals for the new year! Making New Year's resolutions together is a good way for you and your family to make positive changes. Everyone can keep each other accountable, and it's always easier to stick to a goal when you've got a team by your side.

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