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April 2014

Spring is finally here! It might have seemed that during the Polar Vortex or the weekly snowstorms that it would never come, but it has arrived. To celebrate the change of season, Connecticut Parent Magazine is blooming with great articles and information to get you ready for some warm weather fun!

It’s time to start planning for a wonderful family vacation — you’ve earned it after this winter! Whether you love the mountains or the sea; want to relax or go on an adventure, check out some great getaways that are right here in New England. It’s also not too early to discover the fun and character building activities kids of all ages can experience at a summer camp. This is the time to make your final plans. Check out the new additions to our Family Travel section!

April also begins the March for Babies walks, which raise awareness and hope for families dealing with premature birth. The March of Dimes organizes nine walks throughout Connecticut from the end of April through the beginning of May and you can participate in one or more!

Do you have a child that loves horses? Learn about the wonderful world of these beautiful animals and how to let your young rider sit high in the saddle. If playgrounds are more up your kids’ alley, now is the time to check the equipment to ensure things are in good shape and ready for climbing to begin!

What says spring better than a beautiful butterfly? Did you know you can see a caterpillar transform into a Monarch right before your eyes? Watch as it comes to life in your own home! While you are in the DIY mood, there are some fun activities that you can work on to celebrate both Easter and Earth Day. And, with Earth Day right around the corner, you can learn about ways your school can become a little more “green.”

This is a very busy month. Don’t miss the Family Fun Calendar to give you activities and fun for all 30 days. The Connecticut Parent Magazine family wishes you a Happy Passover and a Happy Easter and, of course, a Happy Spring. Hop to it!


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