Wee Bits: A New Nature Preschool, Breastfeeding Insanity, Excellent Baby Carriers, Kidchella and Same-Day Toy Delivery

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Hey! Everyone! There’s going to be a new nature preschool at Smith Memorial Playground! 

Up is down and down is up in 2018, and apparently no issue under the sun will remain untouched or stay out of the fray in this insane moment in time. (And the Cut has an interesting take on this.)

Hey, remember a few weeks ago, that Inky story about the kids from Mighty Writers making bookmarks and sending Spanish-language books to the immigrant children held in a detention center in Berks County? Welp, here’s a depressing epilogue!

Speaking of which: The Cut asks how many kids have been returned to their parents at this point … and the answer is (you guessed it): Not Many.

The Strategist weighed in on baby carriers. 

The wonderful Tildie’s Toy Box is hosting its two-year birthday party on Sunday the 15th, you guys: Starting at 11:30 a.m., there’s going to be a fire engine for kids to explore; at 12:30 p.m., there will be a drag queen story time in the Castle Corner, and at 1 p.m., there’ll be a performance with Lori and Jeremy from Music Monkey Jungle. (They’re also giving away custom Tildie’s yo-yos with a $30 purchase AND doing make-and-take crafts!)

Also in toy store news: Did you know that Momo’s is now offering same-day delivery in Center City for $10? AND: If you are sending something to CHOP, delivery is FREE. (What a sweet idea.)

“Our family isn’t what we expected but we’re making it work.” A lovely little piece from the Wash Po.

Camp flash sale alert! Philly Phield House is running a deal: You can register for one of the remaining co-ed summer camps by midnight on Thursday, August 12, and get $25 off any camp! Call for details!

Outdoor movies — still happening! And PFS just released its Movies on the Block lineup!

One last bit on the summer-fun front: There are still two dates left for the Kidchella Music Festival at Smith Memorial Playground: Friday, July 20 and August 17!  Families can show up at 4 p.m. for free play and family fun (music state, art stations, giveaways and such.) The show — an awesome line-up of family-friendly live performers — starts at 6 p.m. Also, there are food trucks on site. (Picnics are also welcome.) Tickets are $10 per person; $5 for members and PA ACCESS cardholders. Read more and buy tix here!