Where to donate toys for kids in Dallas-Fort Worth
We need not revisit the merits for donating toys to less fortunate children who otherwise might not get Christmas gifts, but your kids learn by example, and there’s still time to show them the meaning of season. Encourage your kids to help pick out a new, unwrapped toy and load up the whole family for a stop at a donation event. To find the one nearest you, check out our roundup of collection locations hosted by police and fire stations, nonprofits and more.
Bundle up now for these kid-friendly winter activities
We’re counting the swans a-swimming and marking the days until Christmas. While you're waiting for the big day, let your kids release their holiday excitement at these winter wonderland attractions around Dallas-Fort Worth. From ice-skating to snowball fights, here’s where to go to find a little bit of winter right here in North Texas.
It is time. Maybe you took piano lessons as a child, or wish you had. Perhaps you can still play a tune or two, or maybe you are one of the few who have played the piano regularly since childhood. Whatever your past may be, you have a keen interest in giving your children the opportunity to learn to play the piano, and you certainly have an appreciation for how piano lessons have a significant positive impact on cognitive development.
At last, here it is: our annual who’s who of the best dining, attractions and services for families in the Dallas area. Readers, this feature is by you and for you. You voted for the winners and now you can refer to these pages all year long as you look for fresh spots to eat, play and shop with your family in 2014. Read on to start planning your first adventure.
If you don’t have the glorious scent of pine filling your home already, then make a day of it and choose a tree from a local Christmas tree farm. We’ve made a list (and checked it twice) of the best local tree farms, so corral your family for a day of holiday excitement and adorable photo ops.
We’re suckers for pretty holiday lights, so we’ve rounded up the best holiday light displays and festive neighborhoods in Dallas-Fort Worth for your (and our) viewing enjoyment. The best part? Most of them are free. So go ahead – grab the cider, pile in the car and make your rounds through these fabulous light exhibitions, perfect for date night or family night out.
They pull the trigger on their finger guns and scare the other kids in line to see Santa. They turn your furniture into a trampoline while watching a holiday classic. They talk back, refuse to take turns and burp as they pass the pumpkin pie. They are other people's children. And, whether they’re strangers checking out the trains at NorthPark Center or your child's best friend over for an afternoon of gingerbread building, the question is, if it takes a village to raise a child, are we, as parents, empowered to discipline the offspring of others?