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Free Flights for Kids, the Chicken Nugget Recall Saga, and More Heart-Shaped Activities for Kids

New and noteworthy tidbits about kids, parenting, and everything else that makes our lives as parents so unique.

Kidderati

What everyone on the (virtual) playground is talking about this week.

  • Frontier Airlines Announces Kids-Fly-Free Plan :: Yes, there is an up-front fee, and limitations, but still ... (Frontier Airlines)
  • Beware the Chicken Nuggets :: Both Tyson and Purdue have issued recalls. (Red Tricycle)
  • AntiVaxx Mom Asks How to Protect Her Kids Against Measles Outbreak :: Obviously, the internet weighed in. (Fatherly, Scary Mommy, MarketWatch)

FamTech

Cool new tech to make life easier for parents and families.

  • Spy Tools for Babies :: Nanit Breathing Wear lets parents monitor baby's breathing from afar. Coming this spring. (Nanit)

KidBits

Interesting stuff you can share with your kids -- or, if they're old enough, even have them read themselves.

  • Happy Chinese New Year :: Enter the pig. (DOGO News)
  • Valentine's Crossword for Kids :: Silly but fun. (KidzWorld)
  • All About Groundhogs :: Learn what they're doing when they're not shadow-peeping. (National Geographic Kids)

Parentopia

Useful info and insights for life as a 'rent.

  • How to Dress a Baby in Cold Weather :: A baby should have approximately one more layer than you are comfortable in. (Offspring)
  • Unpacking the America Family Act :: A new take on supporting American families may be getting more airtime this year. (Fatherly)
  • The Best Family Friendly Hotel in the World :: Is in Costa Rica. Check it out. (Red Tricycle)

Edutainment

Fun and -- shh, don't tell! -- educational things to do with kids)

  • 21 Boredom-Busting Activities for Kids :: If you're stuck inside this weekend, these activities could be your salvation. (Scary Mommy)
  • Printable Valentines :: Just cut and color. (Cool Mom Picks)
  • Heart-Themed Letter Matching Activity for Preschoolers :: Teach dexterity and letter-matching. (Hands On As We Grow)
Liz Oertle

Liz Oertle

Liz Oertle is the CEO and co-founder of Nanno. A recovering attorney and mother of two, she is passionate about helping parents connect with high quality childcare on demand.

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