Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Soccer Camp this Summer in Middleton, WI!

This is a cool way to introduce soccer to your kids: the Middleton Youth Soccer Club is offering free soccer camp sessions at July 27-30 for U4-U10 and U10-U18. Parents can register their kids at http://www.mysc.us/

[via madison.com]

The Middleton Youth Soccer Club
2711 Allen Blvd
Middleton, WI 53562

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Free Comic Book Day is May 2nd, 2009!

Free Comic Book DayFree Comic Book Day is next week Saturday on May 2nd! Comic book stores all over the country are giving away free comics to kids that come into the store. The number of free comics and selection varies by store.

There wasn't much for little kids or girls last year. We ended up with Gyro Gearloose for our free comic which was ok for a three year old, but not all that exciting for us to read over and over again. The 2008 Free Comic Book Day promotion did get us into the store where we found one of our families favorite books, Disney Comics' The Classics Collection to buy. We totally bought into the promo, but as a dad and a teenage comic book nerd in the 1980's it was fun to go back into a store and we did get to share the original stories like Peter Pan and Snow White with our daughters without the all the princess/fairy tie-ins.

We're even more excited this year because there are more titles that little kids including Disney/Pixar's Cars, Owly and Friends, DC Kids Mega Sampler inlcuding the Tiny Titans, and Star Wars - The Clone Wars.

You can find out which comic book stores in your area on the Free Comic Book Day web site.

Here are the Madison, WI locations that are participating:

Capital City Comics
1910 Monroe St.
Madison, WI
(608) 251-8445

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Westfield Comics
7475 Mineral Point Rd.
Suite 22
Madison, WI
(608) 833-4444

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

LEGO for Family Fun (and Possibly Fame)

We still use the big Duplo blocks because of our kids' ages, but one of my favorite blogs, GeekDad, has a family LEGO building contest underway. The rules are pretty simple: take a photo and upload it to the GeekDad Flickr pool with the tag buildersoftomorrow and a 50-100 word description of why building with LEGO with your kids is fun. The top prize is getting your picture on a LEGO set box in addition to four families winning three LEGO sets. The contest ends April 30th. The GeekDad blog has all the rules.