52 Weekends

A Year of Family Activities

The best indoor and outdoor family activities around–the Lego Awesome Exhibit, the Museum of Flight, and the best playgrounds, parks, and kids menus.

01/07/2022 By Angela Cabotaje, Allecia Vermillion, and Allison Williams Illustrations by Mike Holm

WOUND UP

Seattle’s 10 Best Toy Shops for Kids and Adults Alike

Snapdoodle’s educational toys, Archie McPhee’s grown-up-friendly gaffes, and board games as far as the eye can see.

12/13/2021 By Seattle Met Staff

GIFT GUIDE 2021

10 Gifts for the Little Ones in Your Life

Gift ideas for kids of all ages, from a Seattle-designed, award-winning board game for kids 10+ to Super Smalls' super cute costume jewelry.

11/08/2021 By Zoe Sayler

Coronavirus Chronicles

Your 5- to 11-Year-Old Is Finally Eligible for a Covid Vaccine

The FDA and CDC approved shots for children 5-11, meaning Covid vaccines are coming to Seattle pediatrician offices, pharmacies, and hospitals near you.

11/02/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Larger than Life

The Lego Awesome Exhibit Comes to Seattle Center

The exhibition of life-size Lego creations, from a Harley Davidson to a NASA rocket, is a great holiday family activity during Winterfest.

10/29/2021 By Sophie Grossman

Elemental Protection

10 Cute and Functional Jackets for Little Adventurers

From rain jackets to wind breakers and North Face to Eddie Bauer, these garments will protect kids against a range of damp and cold weather.

10/12/2021 By Jenni Moore

Muddy Boots

Best Pumpkin Patches Near Seattle

From Stocker Farms in Snohomish to Carpinito Brothers in Kent Valley, Western Washington pumpkin patches hold all the gourds you need.

10/04/2021 By Lucas Kaplan

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

9 Boutiques for the Fashionable PNW Child

From Bootyland in Capitol Hill's Chophouse Row to Village Maternity in University Village, here's where to shop for children in the Seattle area.

09/22/2021 By Zoe Sayler and Seattle Met Staff

Cozy Up

9 Sweaters and Fleece Jackets to Keep the Kiddos Warm

From classic sweaters for boys and girls to pullover kids fleece jackets, these options from local Seattle boutiques and outfitters are a parenting win.

09/10/2021 By Jenni Moore

Puddle Jumpers

Kids Rain Boots to Keep Your Little One Playing All Day

The best kids waterproof boots this fall include Hunter kids rain boots with a Peppa Pig design and options from Seattle consignment stores and more.

09/02/2021 By Jenni Moore

Coronavirus Chronicles

Should Your Child Still Wear a Mask This Summer?

Like parenthood, the answer is complicated.

07/06/2021 By Angela Cabotaje

Coronavirus Chronicles

What to Expect When You're Expecting...a Covid Vaccine for Your Child

Your 12-year-old can get vaccinated now. Here's what you should know about kids and shots.

05/13/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Great Expectations

The Best Seattle Shops for Maternity Clothes

Skip the big box stores and buy local for your pregnancy wardrobe.

02/23/2021 By Chelsea Lin

Things to do with a Kid

8 of the Best Playgrounds in and Near Seattle

The region's destination slides, climbs, and swings.

02/11/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Free time

Things to Do Around Seattle for Midwinter Break

Scavenger hunts, snowplay spots, and more: 15 ideas for all that free time you never asked for.

02/10/2021 By Allison Williams

Care Bears

This Seattle Bear Hunt Map Keeps Kids' Tantrums at Bay

A national movement, distilled into one handy Google map.

03/31/2020 By Allecia Vermillion

BABY TALK

The Small Human Festival Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

The new theater festival is predicated on the idea that babies might dig abstract art just as much as adults.

02/25/2020 By Stefan Milne

Explainer

Washington's Battle Against E-Cigarettes

With vaping and e-cigarette use on the rise, our region looks to cool the heat.

12/23/2019 By Ryan Phelan

Step by Step

What the Heck Is a Walking School Bus?

One local researcher revives a bygone practice—the stroll to school.

11/26/2019 By Lily Hansen

Staying Active

7 Fun Ways to Keep Your Kids in Motion

Exercise doesn’t need to be football or laps around the track.

11/26/2019 By Lily Hansen and Courtney Cummings