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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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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