Get Rewarded for Reading! Houston Summer Reading Program May 1-August 31, 2015

West University Library Upstairs Kid Area
The Houston Public Library wants to give you a coupon for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Chipotle meal coupon, free book AND a Children’s Museum of Houston admission voucher for JUST READING!

Read or listen to 30 books (or for 30 hours) this summer, and get all these rewards. You are not entered into a contest to maybe get them… you just GET REWARDED. Even if you only read 5 books or 10 or 20, you still get rewards!

All you need to do is:

1.  Sign up HERE.

2.  Read.

3.  Record your hours or books.

4.  Get rewarded!!

Go HERE to get started!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): May 7-13, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of May 7, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, May 7-13, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for May 7-13!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this Mother’s Day weekend, with kids!  May 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 2015

Benches at Centennial Garden Hermann Park
Plan on a great Mother’s Day Weekend!  Make no mess at home by getting out into Houston.

Have a hip, but kid friendly, meal at MKT BAR on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Sunday, enjoy brunch plus live music!

On Friday, enjoy a children’s show at Miller Outdoor Theatre and or talk a walk after dark at Nature Discovery Center!

On Saturday, head to Discovery Green for the Young Writers Workshop or to release thousands of Ladybugs at Mandell Park.  On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate Mother’s Day at Bayou Bend.  On Sunday you can also take a Mother’s Day Tours of Rienzi.

Wrap up the weekend with Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at Main Street Theater!

On Tuesday, head to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday with Spongebob.  This free weekly event is at 10:30am and includes a storytime, character visit and foam party!  BigKidSmallCity will be at the park and be sure to come introduce yourself!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  

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Top 9 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – May 4-10, 2015

Bayou Bend Paths James
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, May 3-10, 2015!

1.  On Monday, watch Our Feet Can Tell a Story: An African-American Cultural Celebration at Miller Outdoor Theatre.  On Wednesday through Friday, watch The Pastry Prince!  The show is free… arrive early to sit under the roof… or come anytime to sit on the hill!

2.  On Tuesday, join BigKidSmallCity at Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday:Handy Manny Sinko de Mayo!  This event is free and includes a storytime, character visit and activity… parking is tight, so come early and find a metered spot on the street or park in the garage under the park.  The entrance is on the George R. Brown side.

 3.  On Wednesday, take your little ones (under 3 years old) to Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  In the Tot Spot, enjoy free coffee and light breakfast with other Houston parents… free with admission.

4.  On Friday, take a walk after dark at Nature Discovery Center!

5.  On Friday, Saturday or Sunday, enjoy a hip, and kid friendly, meal at MKT BAR.  On Sunday, enjoy brunch plus live music!

6.  On Saturday, head to Discovery Green for the Young Writers Workshop.  

7.  On Saturday, help release thousands of ladybugs at Mandell Park, learn about nature’s pesticide, and take a few home to your garden!

8.  On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate Mother’s Day at Bayou Bend.  On Sunday you can also take a Mother’s Day Tours of Rienzi.

9.  Wrap up the weekend with Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at Main Street Theater!



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): April 30-May 6, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of April 30, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip:



Video: My Favorite Things to Do in Houston, with Kids, April 30-May 6, 2015

Here are my favorite things to do in Houston, with kids, for April 30-May 6!  Watch the clip below, or go HERE.  To help you navigate, here are some links mentioned in the video:



Things to do in Houston today, and this weekend, with kids!  April 30, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2015

Discovery Green from the Street
Plan on a great week and weekend in Houston!

Saturday is one of my favorite Houston events… Hands-On Houston!  This month they are making Swirly Pinch Bowls.  All ages are welcome to stop by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, to make their own colorful clay project.

On Sunday, set up your own Lemonade Stand for Lemonade Day!  Host a stand in your neighborhood or head to Discovery Green for the big event!

You can also take the family to Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at Main Street Theater.  This event is for kids 3 and older… and is based on the books by Judy Blume.

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, watch a children’s show at Miller Outdoor Theater and attend Mommy Mingle at the Children’s Museum!

Also on Tuesday, head to Discovery Green for Toddler Tuesday with Handy Manny.  This free Cinco de Mayo event is at 10:30am and includes a storytime, character visit and activity.  BigKidSmallCity will be at the park and be sure to come introduce yourself!

Look below for the full list of things to do.  Go HERE to get this list delivered to your inbox each week and HERE to get daily event updates on Facebook!  Looking for grown-up things to do? Check out 365 Things to Do in Houston!  

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Top 6 Things to Do this Week & Weekend, in Houston, with Kids – April 27-May 3, 2015

View of City Hall from Preston Street Bridge
Each week, I provide a list of things to do in Houston with kids.  The full event lists are for Thursday through Wednesday and can always be found HERE.  (Scroll through to find the dates you are looking for!)

So you can look forward to the events Houston has going on this week, here are the favorites for Monday through Sunday, April 27 – May 3, 2015!

1. On Tuesday, meet BigKidSmallCity and Paw Patrol at Discovery Green’s Toddler Tuesday!  This free event is at 10:30am each week and includes a storytime and character visit!

2.  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, head to Nature Discovery Center to learn about birds and to enjoy a nature storytime.  Check the calendar for times and details!

3.  On Friday, get ready for Mother’s Day with a family friendly, hands-on, flower arrangement class at JerryBuilt in The Woodlands.  The even is $20 and attendees will get a half price entree afterwards!  Register HERE.

4.  On Saturday, take the kids to Hands-On Houston: Swirly Pinch Bowls at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Stop by to make your own swirly pinch bowls with colorful clay. This event is always free and does not require a reservation.

5.  On Sunday, celebrate Lemonade Day at Discovery Green… or host your own Lemonade Stand in your neighborhood!

6.  On Sunday, take the kids (3+) to see Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing at Main Street Theater!

 



Audio: Favorite Houston Events for this Weekend (and Week): April 23-29, 2015

Listen to my favorite events for the weekend (and week) of April 23, 2015, or see the video HERE! To help you navigate, below are the posts mentioned in the audio clip: