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Keeping a kid entertained during grown-up dinners?

In the next few weeks, I will need to attend a series of late-running formal dinners... with a five-year-old in tow. Please recommend your most magical, engrossing, dinner-table-friendly activity books, games, small toys, etc. for the early school-aged set, so we can keep her quietly in her seat and out of everyone's hair. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2014 - 28 answers

What do you think--folding bikes for kids?

I should start by saying I'm a big fan of folding bikes and have been using one to commute to work for the last 8 years.(Brompton SL-2) We have two girls who can now both ride bikes, and are living overseas in the UAE. We can buy bikes where we live but the prices are higher and the selection's a bit limited. I'm thinking of buying a pair of Dahon Boardwalk single speed coaster break folders and bringing them back when we return next week. Has anyone tried folding bikes for kids? I've had our older daughter ride my Brompton--she does fine on it. My sense is they would not be as excited about them initially as opposed to something more kid-like, but that over time it would just come to be seen as what it is--a bicycle we can bring anywhere. I'm wondering if others in the MeFi community have tried folding bikes with kids--have they worked size wise? Lasted over the years? Or languished in a corner of the garage?
posted by teddyb109 on Aug 2, 2014 - 8 answers

Marathon Weekend in NYC

Help me and my kids plan a fun, low-hassle weekend in New York watching Missus_A run the marathon! [more inside]
posted by Mister_A on Nov 1, 2013 - 26 answers

Applied Auntie Skills 101: Summer intensive

I have a week to hang out with my 3-year old nephew. Yay! What things can I do to make some fun shared memories, cement my status as an Awesome Auntie and lay the groundwork for interesting Skype chats after I go home? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Dec 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Wanted: Bike Routes in New England that meet specific criteria.

Please suggest bike routes in New England that meet some specific criteria. We took our son on a section of the East Bay Bike Path near Providence for his first bike ride last week and he loved it. He sits in an iBert on Mom's bike. We are looking for similar routes. In looking for similar I articulate what specifically I think is good about this path for us in the extended explanation. We can ride weekdays in addition to weekends. Thanks. [more inside]
posted by safetyfork on Jun 25, 2012 - 11 answers

Planning a road trip in Europe

I need some help planning a family road trip in Europe (Germany, Czech Republic and UK) this summer. Special details inside [more inside]
posted by smcniven on Jun 1, 2012 - 3 answers

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week?

What should I do in Seattle with kids aged 1 and 4 next week? Staying downtown near the Convention Center. I will have a car. [more inside]
posted by carpographer on Feb 28, 2012 - 18 answers

What other fun things can I do for the kids with a week of -11 ºC (12.2 ºF) temperatures?

What other fun things can I do for the kids with a week of -11 ºC (12.2 ºF) temperatures? [more inside]
posted by guy72277 on Feb 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Travel with toddlers to NYC. Looking for fun, amenities, e

Travel with kids filter: Going to NYC with young kids, wife busy with work, I need to entertain, suggest fun fun fun! Hotels. Cool toy stores. Weirdness! I heart NYC, I want my kids to heart NYC, enlighten me. [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Jan 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Entertaining Kids

What are some inexpensive ways to entertain grade school-aged kids? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Mar 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Bite The Big Apple, Don't Mind Deux Magots

Going to NYC for 1 week in early September with 2 kids, 10 and 13; what's fun for them to do? [more inside]
posted by msalt on Aug 24, 2010 - 30 answers

Roaming NYC with a toddler?

What are fun things to do with a 2 year-old in NYC? We're in Brooklyn, able to travel on the subway, and bored of the playground. Destinations and events are both welcome. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 17, 2010 - 13 answers

Great iPad Apps for Kids?

iPad apps for kids? Especially for 4-10 year olds. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Mother of arts and crafts

I need arts and crafts ideas to do at home with young children. [more inside]
posted by sammyabdu on May 9, 2010 - 18 answers

In space, they can still hear eight year olds scream

Space-themed games for a bunch of eight year olds? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 6, 2010 - 14 answers

RDRR. Get it?

What are some cool math and number facts that would blow the mind of a seven year old? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Dec 1, 2009 - 68 answers

Fun and Game Suggestions for 10 yr olds

A dozen 10-year-old girls and a birthday party. How do I keep them busy? Suggestions for fun games and low-budget diversions. [more inside]
posted by terrier319 on Aug 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Blanket Fort Party

In approximately two weeks, I will be holding a Blanket Fort Goodbye Party on almost the entire top floor of an apartment building. Given the excellent ideas I got from this previous party thread, I thought I'd ask what you crazy kids: what would you want to see at a blanket fort party? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jul 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Fun for kids age 2, 4, 8 and 10

Ideas please for entertaining four kids, ages 2, 4, 8 and 10, for about two weeks. [more inside]
posted by anadem on Feb 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me come up with activities for a nine-year-old boy

Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Activities for a four-year-old who has to be up in the middle of the night

Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston on Sep 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Favorite Family games?

What are your favorite family games? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Aug 30, 2008 - 24 answers

Fun Northern California kid-friendly day-trip ideas...

Help me plan a short father-daughter outing! [more inside]
posted by Echidna882003 on Aug 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Fun stuff in Atlanta and OTP for kids?

Atlanta + Kids = fun things to do and see and eat? ... especially looking for stuff OTP. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Apr 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Fun places for kids in Denmark?

Suggestions for fun places to take kids (ages 6 and 2 1/2) during 2 weeks in Denmark in June/July? Is Legoland Billund worth the drive from Copenhagen? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Apr 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Games for Kids

I'm looking for some fun kids games that don't rely on words to play. From one kid to fifty. Got any good ones? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Nov 24, 2004 - 16 answers

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