Family weekends on the farm at Bensen Farm in Alva
MINI / Feature

Fort Myers Family Spends Their Weekends on the Farm

This Fort Myers family built their clan and now live on their own terms, decamping to their Alva farm on weekends.
Mom and son enjoying the outdoors / Children's Mental Health
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Giving Back

Kids’ Minds Matter Shines a Light on Children’s Mental Health

Nonprofit To Know
Edison and Ford Winter Estates Kids Day Camp
MINI / Family Time / Day Camps

Children’s STEAM Program Foster’s a Sense of Discovery

At the Edison and Ford Winter Estates’ new STEAM program, children learn to power an entire city with the sun.
Two small kids gardening outdoors
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Learning

Mother Nature Knows Best

Outdoor schools offer a new model for experiential education.
Sculptural structure pool slide
MINI / Essentials / Design

Let It Slide

11-year-old kid champion baker
MINI / Mindful Parenting / Prodigies

11-year-old Champion Baker Dreams of an Being Aerospace Engineer

Fort Myers fifth-grader Riya Shah may dream of becoming an aerospace engineer, but in the meantime, she stands out as a champion...
MINI / Feature

Dapper Dads In Paradise

These local fathers raise compassionate, independent children—and look good doing it.
Child on swing at WeRockTheSpectrum The 5,300-square-foot We Rock the Spectrum a sensory-safe space for children
MINI / Essentials / Play

Sensory-Safe Space for Children

MINI / Essentials / Style

Comfy Cute

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Local Children’s Books

Five local authors pen tales filled with inspirational messages and gorgeous illustrations.
The Ritz Carlton, Naples annual gingerbread house

What To Do This Christmas: Top Family Events in Southwest Florida Full of Holiday Cheer  

Find tree lightings, teddy bear teas, boat tours with Santa and outdoor holiday movies in Naples, Fort Myers and all across the...

Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities in Southwest Florida

Play in educational scavenger hunts, trick-or-treat among the animals and win big at costume contests during these spooky family events.

Where the Wild Things Dine

These restaurants check all the boxes: dedicated kids’ menus, entertainment, great food for grown-ups, outdoor seating and other nods that appeal to...