Storytimes in Tulsa

It's never too early to start fostering your child's love of books.

Tulsa is full of fun storytime opportunities to enjoy with your child. See a schedule of upcoming storytimes throughout the Tulsa community below. We update the list monthly. ​​​​​​ Weekly Storytimes in Tulsa (October) Monday Storytimes with TCCL 10-10:20 a.m. Build A Reader Storytime: Babies (Hardesty Regional Library) 10:30-10:50 a.m. Build A Reader Storytime: Preschool (Broken Arrow Library) 11-11:30 a.m….

Inclusive Activities for Kids in Tulsa

A resource guide for Tulsa-area families looking for inclusive activities for kids. Find additional resources in the TulsaKids Inclusive Resource Guide.   Aim High Academy: Stars of the Future Aim High Academy provides opportunities for children with special needs to improve their strength, balance, and coordination. Activities and specific types of movement include the back and forth movement in swinging, the rotational movement as…

A Red, White and Blue Fourth of July Feast

The Fourth of July is coming up quickly, in all its fireworks-spectacular glory. We don’t have any Fourth of July traditions, really. We usually try to catch sight of some fireworks from our windows, which is a challenge. Now that Joss is a little older, I’m less worried about missing a bedtime here and there, so we’ll see what we…

Family-Friendly Summer Concerts in Tulsa

Jam with the fam at these fun, family-friendly concerts!

gorodenkoff/GettyGrab the family, a picnic and a blanket, then head over to any of these fun, family-friendly summer concerts happening throughout the Tulsa area! Summer Concerts in the Tulsa Community Summer’s Fifth Night at Utica Square Where: Utica Square, 21st and Utica When (2022 Schedule): 7-9 p.m 6/30: Weston Horn and the Hush 7/7: Annie Ellicott and the Lucky 7…

8 Nature-Inspired Crafts for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day by making gathering natural supplies and using them to create beautiful crafts! 1. Yarn-Wrapped Sticks My son’s preschool was decorated in natural art that the kids made. So we tried some at home! Hunt for an interesting stick (not too skinny), then wrap it in yarn. Try to keep the yarn wrapped tightly, with few gaps showing….

Spring Break Camps and Activities

Your go-to guide for spring break fun in (and around) Tulsa.

The Tulsa area has so much to offer your family this spring break. Whether you’re looking for camps, activities or short road trips, you’ll find it below in our 2022 Spring Break Camps & Activities Listing. If you’re looking for some stay-home fun, check out our lists of Stay-at-Home Spring Break Activities, 5 Simple Science Experiments and TulsaKids Editor Betty…

10 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day At Home

I assume you’re already planning to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, so that’s not even on this list. But do you know what? Why not make it a friendly competition: Who can incorporate the most green into their outfit? The loser gets to make breakfast! So. Now that you’re all decked out in your favorite verdant hues, here are…

Planning a Christmas Movie Night:

Favorite family films, plus activities and snacks to round out your Family Movie Night!

I’ve been trying to introduce Joss to some Christmas classic this year. Movie nights are just what I need in 2020. So I thought it would be fun to think of some movie + activity pairings for some of our favorites, to help you plan your next Christmas movie night! Kristi Roe Owen already did this, pairing geeky holiday TV…

Celebrate children’s literature with illustrator Selina Alko at 2021 Books to Treasure

Tulsa City-County Library (TCCL) treasures books, but treasures children even more. TCCL’s annual Books to Treasure program makes the power of art and literature accessible to children of all ages with a live event highlighting a beloved children’s book creator and a select piece of their work.   This year’s program features author and illustrator Selina Alko, who will give a…

Touring Discovery Lab’s New Gathering Place Location

This week  for Fall Break, Joss is back again at science camp! He enjoyed Discovery Lab’s summer camps so much, when I heard they were having a weather-themed Fall Break Camp, I immediately signed him up. We didn’t have plans to go anywhere, so it’s a win-win. He’ll have a blast learning cool science facts and doing experiments, and I…

The Castle Halloween Festival Family Fear Guide

It’s that time again, folks. From crunchy, gorgeous autumn leaves to cooler temperatures and spooky, pumpkin-lined porches, October is objectively the best month of the year according to actual science I totally didn’t make up.  This past weekend, we went to check out the Castle of Muskogee’s Halloween Festival, and the festivities were in full swing. One of the great…

Sweet Spider Treats and Picture Books

When we watched the 2019 Addams Family movie a couple weeks ago, Joss liked it so much he asked to watch it again the next day. Despite the fact that, the previous night, the memory of seeing thousands of spiders pouring out from the bottom of Morticia’s dress had him completely freaked out. He knew that the spiders in the…

Stay Gold, Ponyboy

Circle Cinema to receive plaque for its role in "The Outsiders"

The Outsiders House MuseumIf you live in Tulsa and don’t know what people are talking about when they say “Stay Gold,” please run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore and buy S.E. Hinton’s, “The Outsiders.” The book is written in the setting of 1965 Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was made into a movie in 1983, directed by the great Francis Ford…

Please Hold: Breaking Down the Most Iconic Hold Music

In this blog, I’ve covered a full range of topics that are important to Tulsa parents from managing virtual school to visiting genre conventions with tweens and teens. In today’s post, I’m covering a topic of serious import that affects all of our lives: Hold music.  See, I used to think the Bad Place was fire and brimstone. But now…

Feeling Like Fall…

Craft ideas, seasonal recipes and more!

I missed blogging two weeks ago because I had jury duty. And then again last week because I felt like I was still recovering, even though my service only lasted three days. I could’ve probably gone to bed by 8 p.m. ever since last Monday and been perfectly fine. About sums everything up… On a positive note, our morning routine…

What it’s Like Working Remotely

One thing I mention frequently in my posts but I’ve never really written about in-depth is how much I love not only what I do for a living but how I make that living. I spent years of my life living under the false notion that I was better off working in a traditional job and making a regular income…

Five Reasons We’re the Chaos Core Family

If you’ve been reading this blog for any time at all, you know that our family’s favorite bonding activity is to watch TV together. At our house, TV watching is anything but a passive experience. Think MST3000 meets Statler and Waldorf. And while we love a good cerebral drama, we’ll eagerly play limbo and hang out on the lower rungs…

Oh! What a Night

Birthday Celebration and Game With a Cop at Rewind eSports

How did you spend your last birthday? As a twin, my sister, Lynda, and I (yes, Lynn and Lynda) make every effort to be together. However, being 450 miles away makes it difficult. The nice thing this year was that we both traveled to Dayton, Ohio, to be with my dad on his birthday, which was August 1st. I took…