Bits and Pieces: The International Children’s Festival, family biking and talking to your kids about Baltimore

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The Oval Returns! Philly Parks and Rec and Fairmount Park Conservancy just announced that Eakins Oval — a.k.a. the parking lot and green space in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art — will have programming again this year, complete with live music, movie nights, a remarkable-sounding art installation, food trucks, a beer garden, and more.

Should Your Family Be Cargo Biking? Probably. (Personally, I think it seems like a whole lotta work.) 

Talking To Kids About Baltimore. Some good advice here. And also, I always like to remember what Mr. Rogers said about looking for the helpers. Mr. Rogers knew what was what.

Speaking of Mr. Rogers … here’s a timeless, excellent story about the man, in case you’re in the mood for a good read. It’s a classic.

Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is Next Week. May 7 to 9, y’all. The Annenberg Center’s awesome annual festival is a totally affordable way to expose everyone to the arts — dance, music, theater, circus arts, film and more … including an outdoor fun zone.

The End of SIDS? A look at a possible breakthrough in sudden infant death syndrome.

The Land of Nod Bookmobile Lands in Philadelphia. Love books? Love Land of Nod? Love storytimes an crafts? Then you’ll want to hit up one of the Bookmobile stops this week, which include Nest and Smith Playground, among other spots around the city.

I See You. It’s adorable how much kids suck at hide-and-seek.

Nest Has Sunday Classes. Starting this weekend! Check out the spring schedules.