7 Cool Winter Birthday Party Ideas – dsm4kids.com

7 Cool Winter Birthday Party Ideas in Des Moines

Planning a birthday bash for a winter baby? Sure, picnics and pools are off the table, but you’ve still got options — lots of options. We rounded up seven spots where kids can play and jump, watch a hockey game or be pampered on their birthday this winter in Des Moines.

Lice Prevention and Treatment Tips – dsm4kids.com

Lice Prevention and Treatment Tips

There’s such a stigma attached to Lice, when the reality of the matter is ANYBODY can get them.  They actually prefer clean hair to dirty hair, so frequent washing is no guarantee of preventing an infestation.  According to the Centers for Disease Control an estimated 6 million to 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States among children 3 to 11 years of age.  Dealing with lice is an issue families hope to avoid but many are faced with each year.  

9 Ideas 4 Fun with Teens & Tweens this Winter in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

9 Ideas 4 Fun with Teens & Tweens this Winter in Des Moines

When your kids were little, there were story times, play dates and afternoons at the park. Unfortunately, those activities just don’t have the same appeal once your child is older. When it comes to spending quality family time with teens and tweens, it can be more challenging to find fun activities that older kids will love and that families can enjoy together. Knowing the importance of continuing to connect and have fun together, we’ve rounded up a few ideas and several local venues in the DSM metro that are perfect for spending time with your teen.

2019: Valentine's Day Activities for Des Moines Kids to Share the Love – dsm4kids.com

2019: Valentine’s Day Activities for Des Moines Kids to Share the Love

Des Moines offers plenty of opportunities for kids and families to celebrate love this February, many of which are FREE. All month long, the metro area comes alive with “sweetheart dances” and fun love-filled parties just for kids. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the DSM metro this month at one of these fabulous events.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Calendar for even more family fun!

6+ Places to Take Indoor Swim lessons in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

6+ Places to Take Indoor Swim lessons in Des Moines

If cabin fever has already hit your house this season, it might be time to find a fun and energy-burning activity. Swimming is not only a great way to get exercise, but an essential safety tool for kids. Get your kids prepared for next summer by signing up for one of these swim lessons in Des Moines today.