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National Bike Month Events Happening this May in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

With National Bike Month just around the corner (May 1-31), it’s a great time to dust off your bikes, trailers, and training wheels and take part in this month-long celebration! To help you and your little ones get pedaling, we’ve put together a list of family-friendly bicycling events going on around the Des Moines metro. So turn off the TV, put away the iPad, and get outside with the fam and ride! Continue Reading…

Why Babies Learn in the Natural World – dsm4kids.com

By Meghan Fitzgerald, Tinkergarten Founder

Conventional wisdom in the U.S. is to bundle babies up and keep them indoors. But research and long held wisdom around the world tells us that infants and toddlers in well-designed outdoor spaces benefit from access to a wide variety of sensory stimuli the likes of which they just can’t experience indoors. Continue Reading…

April 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

The days are getting longer, and spring is in the air… and as always, our monthly Play List features a carefully curated roundup of the absolute best things to do with kids throughout the month. Earth Day, the opening of baseball season, and a mermaid ballet are just some of the awesome events on tap for April—we’ve got 10 top picks in total. Continue Reading…

2019: Easter Egg Hunts 4 Kids in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Once a year in early spring, there is a special kind of magic in the air that allows a fluffy little bunny to lay eggs filled with candy and toys! Get your child out there to take advantage of this annual phenomenon by attending one of the many Easter egg hunts taking place throughout the Des Moines area. The treat for parents is that most of them are FREE! Continue Reading…

9 Kid-Friendly Spring Day Trip Ideas for DSM Families – dsm4kids.com

By the time it’s spring, my family has reached its limits of winter-induced stir-craziness, especially after this winter.  Despite all that our fair city has to offer, we feel the need to get away from Des Moines, even if it’s just for a day. Having this list of 9 spring-inspired day trips at our fingertips gives us something to look forward to, especially with spring break on the horizon. From biking to visiting museums to smelling the blooms to strolling college campuses, there is something on this list for everyone.

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40 Fantastic Spring Activities 4 Families in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Spring is on its way! (Or we hope it is;) It’s almost time to trade in boots, mittens, and winter coats for fresh air, parks and playgrounds, spring getaways and fun spring festivals. Get outside to take advantage of all the seasonal fun that Central Iowa has to offer, including St. Patrick’s Day events, spring break activities and Easter egg hunts and activities. Continue Reading…

Best DSM Kids’ Theater for Spring 2019 – dsm4kids.com

Our spring event coverage continues with a look at the most promising family shows opening this season on Des Moines stages. There are lots of fantastic family shows with options for all age groups, including a few shows that are perfect for first-time theatergoers. It sounds like we can look forward to an exciting spring theater season in Des Moines! Continue Reading…

March 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List – dsm4kids.com

It’s hard to believe March is almost here, hopefully bringing with it warmer days and signs of spring all around Des Moines. One thing that doesn’t change with the season is our overflowing events calendar, but we’re making it easy for you to hit all the fun, spring-inspired events, including St. Patrick’s and Spring Break events and activities this month. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Worried about keeping the kids entertained over spring break? We know it’s daunting, but we’ve also got it covered for you. If you’re sticking around Des Moines, there’s plenty to keep every age group busy. Some of our picks only take place on specific dates; others run the entire duration, but all are engaging ways to get out and celebrate spring.   Continue Reading…