Really liked this (helpful!) list from Philly Mag of some of the city’s greatest architectural salvage stores.
Evidently, New York is getting a massive Legoland. (Roadtrip? Maybe?) Via Parents.com.
Also from Parents.com: If you bought Babyganics products, you could be eligible for a settlement, thanks to a lawsuit against the company alleging that the products aren’t quite as organic as consumers have maybe been led to believe.
Funny Inky story about a student-authored handbook for teachers that works like a dictionary for popular Philly-kid lingo. (E.g. “Jawn”; “Ocky”.)
A reminder for Star Wars fans: This weekend is the Please Touch Museum’s Space Odyssey weekend — with a Star Wars brass band called Wookiedelphia, a meet-and-greet with Franklin Institute’s Chief Astronomer Derrick Pitts, a Jedi training academy, story time, various characters .. and more.
And another weekend event (although this one in September): It’s a Thomas the Tank Engine cameo at the awesome Morris Arboretum Garden Railway on September 8 and 9!
Interesting, from The Cut: What Sex Ed Is Like In the Netherlands.
A note to y’all, our readers: Guys, we get more emails from some of our favorite spots for classes than we can possibly list here. Suffice it to say: ALMOST EVERYWHERE, IT’S FALL REGISTRATION TIME. Be sure to check all your favorites spots NOW … classes fill up fast. (Seriously — class schedules are up everywhere! Phield House! InMovement! Mister John’s! Philly Art Center! PlayArts! Music Theater Philly! And more!)
Always in favor of anything suggesting chores for kids — and this NYT piece is a good one!
And finally: Diggerland has a few things coming up y’all might be interested in — firstly, a promo code for Labor Day weekend; secondly, a FREE touch-a-truck event outside the gates on September 8 from 9 a.m. to noon; finally, the October launch of Diggerfest, which combines the usual truck-and-ride fun with a fall festival.