Here are a few egg hunts taking place this year in the region. There are options are for all ages – and many are free for kids and families. Bring a basket or bag to gather eggs!
The Quad Cities has had a vibrant craft-brewing scene since the 1990s. There are several to visit on both sides of the river, each offering a unique experience for visitors.
Spring is officially here.
And if you are like most parents, you are more than ready to get your kids out of the house right away. They need to burn off all the energy from the winter. (Photo below at Illiniwek Forest Preserve)
Easter is coming up (April 16). If you are looking for brunch locations in the Quad Cities, check out one of these 15 places for reservations.
Research shows children begin literacy development from birth. The more you read to your child, the more exposure to literacy they get and the more successful they will be in their literacy development when they enter school either at the Preschool and/ or Kindergarten age.
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the CAA Murder Mystery Fundraiser held at the River Music Experience in downtown Davenport. The CAA, or Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cites, invited The Murder Mystery Co. to put on a 1950s theme evening for our community for a great cause.
As parents, we are lucky to raise our kids in a wonderful spot with tons of great family-friendly events and activities. And the learning opportunities! We live in a community with museums, parks and natural wonders like the Mississippi River!
But if you are anything like me, you may miss some of the hidden gems in the area because you get in the habit of going to your favorite spots.
Research shows that much of your child’s brain development occurs before age 5. We can help that brain development in lots of ways, but I especially love taking my son to local spots to help him learn and grow before he enters kindergarten. As a bonus, I enjoy these spots, too.
If you have kids under 12, the Quad Cities is a great spot to spend a weekend away any time of the year. (And if you are from the Quad Cities, you can have a wonderful staycation.)
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy making memories – even in the middle of the winter. Check out our picks for a trip with your family! (You could stay busy for a weekend or a full week with our added ideas at the bottom of this post.)
The first thing that comes to mind when referencing vacation rentals might be Airbnb, VRBO, a meeting space or event hall, or even renting a vehicle. Yes, we have those things too, but there’s so much more to rent to make your vacation even better with some outdoor recreation in the Quad Cities.
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, we hope you will enjoy the show…”
And “enjoy the show” is certainly what Beatles fans did for decades after the band premiered in the late 1950s/early 1960s. Even after the band disbanded in 1969-70, their music continues to live on for all the generations following.
Now, fans old and new have the chance to relive the decade of some of the greatest rock music to ever exist through the Putnam Museum’s new exhibit, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Exhibition.