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July 2016

July bursts onto the scene with fireworks and lots of fun, fun, fun! Who doesn’t love a good party, and we certainly know how to celebrate our independence in style. After the fanfare is finished, you can settle in and enjoy all of the lazy days that summer vacation has to offer. Connecticut Parent Magazine will help get the party started. Check out some summer BBQ ideas and travel suggestions — even start thinking ahead to the fall.

If you are busy making your summer vacation plans, chances are a road trip might be in your future. Before you hop into the “family truckster” don’t miss these tips to make the car ride almost as much fun as your destination.

You can check out our Enrichment Directory beginning this month. It’s not too soon to start thinking about supplemental programs for your child. Finding an extracurricular activity he loves will be an added bonus now as well as later in life. Talking about your child’s special skills or interests, you might have a budding writer in your house. Learn about ways to encourage his imagination, and give him the tools he needs to develop and hone his skills.

It’s always time to think about sports when it comes to kids. But what works best for your young athlete — a team or an individual sport? Read about the pros and cons of both ways to keep physically fit. Before you start any sport, a medical checkup is always required. If you just moved to a new area, or want to change your current pediatrician, here are some ideas to help you start your search.

Don’t miss the Family Fun Calendar to find exciting activities everyone will enjoy — and check out where to see all the firework action!

Everyone at Connecticut Parent Magazine wishes you a safe and happy 4th of July — Happy Birthday America!


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