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Even if you have managed to keep your child or toddler away from news about COVID-19 in the media or overhearing adult conversations, they are bound to have questions.

Here are some age-appropriate responses from ZeroThree.org to the common questions a toddler might have. Most importantly, remember to keep your answers simple and age-appropriate.

  • Why can’t I play with that little boy over there?  We have to take a break from playing with others so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why can’t I have a turn with that toy?  We can’t play with other children’s toys right now, so we can all stay healthy.

  • Why are we wiping down everything with wipes?  We wipe things down to keep them clean. You don’t need to explain more than this—young

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Whether you call it cabin fever or going stir crazy—one thing is for sure, having to lock your kids in the house is no fun for anyone. While it’s important your children understand why they can’t hang out with their friends or do many of the things they usually enjoy, it’s also part of every parent’s job to step up during this pandemic and make sure their kids are doing more than just zonking out in front of your TV.

With that in mind, here are some fun, mentally stimulating things you can help your kids do during this time of quarantine and social distancing:

Set Up a Treasure Hunt

Treasure hunts are pretty easy and depending on how many items there are, could last a while. Hide anywhere from 10 to 20 items around the house or outside to

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Palm Beach County has some of the best outdoor parks in the country. Wildlife, beaches and beautiful landscapes, Palm Beach County has it all. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor parks.

Riverbend Park

If you want to get a little history with your nature walk, Riverbend is the spot. It is adjacent to the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park, site of two 1838 battles of the Second Seminole Indian War, and the Loxahatchee River, designated a National Wild and Scenic River, runs through it. There are 7 miles of equestrian trails and about 10 miles of walking trails. Fishing and picnicking areas, too.

Dyer Park

Located in Palm Beach Gardens between West Palm and Jupiter, Dyer is a 560-acre inland park is a good spot for running. There are

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Delaware Scrub Natural Area is a 16-acre piece of land that was acquired by the Town of Jupiter and Palm Beach County in 2005. Jones Creek, a tributary of the Loxahatchee River, lies along the east side of the natural area. A unique feature of the Delaware Scrub Natural Area is the freshwater dome swamp composed of cypress trees, which is rare in today’s urban areas. The area includes a large boardwalk and is great for hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking.

Where: 47 N Delaware Blvd, Jupiter, FL 33458

Click here for more information.

South Florida Natural Area Programs

Over 31,000 acres of County-owned and/or managed lands protected to maintain the diversity of biological communities and species. Open from sunrise to sunset, 7 days/week

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The Village of Wellington is one of South Florida’s most family-friendly communities. Here are a few of our favorite activities for Wellington families.

Tiger Shark Cove

Tiger Shark Cove, an ocean-themed playground, and Scott’s Place, located right next to the amphitheater. The playgrounds are well-maintained by the town (sunshades were recently installed at Scott’s Place) and great for kids of all ages.

The Polo Club

The International Polo Club Palm Beach is one of the most popular places to watch “the sport of kings” in the world. The local polo season opens on the first Sunday in January and concludes 16 weeks later. Polo matches are open to the public, and tickets start at just $10. So, while when you think polo, you might not think

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If you’re a parent in South Florida you would probably love to introduce your kids to art, culture, and science. The problem is you may be worried that bringing them to an adult-orientated place like a museum will prove disastrous. Relax! There are many great museums in South Florida specifically built to entertain and educate rambunctious kids of all ages. Here’s a guide to the best family-friendly museums in South Florida

Children’s Museum

If you live in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, or even in Palm Beach Gardens the Miami Children’s Museum is worth the trip. Especially because you can spend the whole day there and leave with your kids quietly napping in the backseat all the way home. This fabulous kid-friendly space has been in operation

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It’s a perfect time to take your kids or grandkids camping in Jonathan Dickinson State Park.

Jonathan Dickinson

Jonathan Dickinson State Park is a beautiful nature preserve spanning from northern Palm Beach County to Martin County. Within the park there is a multitude of different habitats each containing unique plants and animals. With so many habitats here in Jonathan Dickinson State Park, visitors can come to the park over and over again and may see a completely new environment every visit. To camp here is an experience you and your family won’t forget! The park offers over 90 different campsites in its Pine Grove Campground and over 50 in its River Campground. Each campsite offers water, electricity, public tables and grills and restroom

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Bathtub Reef is one of Hutchinson Island’s best beaches. The beach has soft sand, warm water, and lots of room to lounge and layout in the sun.

Bathtub Beach is special, due in large part to this reef system just offshore, home to more than 500 marine creatures, including endangered sea turtles. This reef system is created by tiny tube-building Sabellariid sea worms and is not only incredibly unique but also an extremely fragile one. The worms cement sand grains together, creating a vast network of tube dwellings. Colonies build on top of one another over time and create a reef system that helps break waves in the summer months, creating a “bathtub effect.”

During the calmer seas of spring and summer, it is normal to see sandbars inching toward

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Palm Beach County is home to some of the best bike trails in South Florida. Here are a few that you and your family could enjoy riding together.

Lake Trail

This Palm Beach Trail along the Intracoastal offers the perfect scenery of the historic Palm Beach homes and a glimpse of downtown West Palm Beach from across the water. The trail is easy to follow and traffic-free, though some areas of the trail intersect with intersections in residential areas with little traffic. Along the trail, you can stop at the historic section of Worth Avenue and Henry Flagler Museum. Both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Many shops and restaurants are located nearby to stop for food and drinks. Access to the bike trail is located across Royal

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Love the great outdoors? Then living in Palm Beach County offers us some of the most beautiful natural environments South Florida has to offer. Here are a few parks and places you and your family will enjoy exploring.

Ocean Inlet Park

Ocean Inlet Park is a beautiful oceanfront park in Boynton Beach, Florida. With over 600 feet of beach frontage in its 11.39 acres, the park is a quaint yet ample place for adventure and fun. Known for its snorkeling, Ocean Inlet Park is home to thousands of species of marine wildlife from reef fish, turtles, dolphins, crustaceans, birds and more.

The park has received rave reviews from local families and residents saying that the park offers plenty of shaded tables for picnics, clean restrooms, clean beaches, a

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