We’ve all heard the studies that share the impact of reading 20 minutes a day. This has become so ingrained in parenting advice that some lovely soul has even written a “read 20 minutes a day poem.” However, at the end of the school day, we are often exhausted and faced with that mandatory 20 minutes reading homework left to do. Joy has come up with some great ways to be a rockstar parent in the reading homework department.
Where do you go for free Halloween fun around the Twin Cities when you want just a bit of a tingle up your spine? There is really no shortage of events. In fact, the Twin Cities’ own city of Anoka has held the title of Halloween Capital of the World since 1937. We LOVE our Halloween around here! Be sure to check out our separate article listing 2020 Halloween events at Twin Cities Parks and Nature Centers. Many of those events are also free. And keep checking back, because we will keep adding to our list as we receive more events.
For our monster list of fee-based Halloween activities, jump over to our Plan Ahead Halloween Events. Many of these fun Halloween activities require pre-registration or tickets purchased in advance, so we get it out there so you can plan ahead.
Once upon a time, preschool storytimes were an integral part of my weekday routine as a stay-at-home mom with toddlers and preschoolers. The time we spent at bookstores, libraries and other tot spots around town made up a big piece of our social life. We’d see familiar faces, discover new stories, and I would often take away valuable nuggets of parenting advice. The list below of toddler and preschool story times are hosted at highly kid-friendly venues around the Twin Cities. Most of these programs are completely free entertainment for your young ones and drop-in in nature. Where there is a fee or a pre-registration requirement, we have noted this. As always, please call or check the website before coming out! (These times were most recently verified and updated on 2/10/20. We’ve made notes where we are waiting for verification).