TulsaKids Live!

Join TulsaKids Magazine on the fourth Wednesday of each month for TulsaKids Live! a monthly Parents Meet-Up featuring local professionals speaking about relevant parenting topics. These events are free and open to the public. Free childcare and snacks are provided.


When: The Fourth Wednesday of Each Month, 6-7:30 p.m.
Where: Southminster Presbyterian Church, 3500 S. Peoria Ave.

Have a topic you’d like to suggest? We’d love to hear about it! Email editor@tulsakids.com or tara.rittler@gmail.com.

August 28: Your Child’s Developing Brain, with Brain Balance

 Join Brain Balance as we discuss how your child’s brain develops and what you can do at home to help encourage healthy brain development. Topics include:

  • How the Brain Develops
  • Right Brain/Left Brain
  • Developmental Delay
  • Helpful Tips for Home


September 25: “Screen Time Strategies” with Valerie Larson-Howard, LCSW

If you asked parents about their top concern regarding their kids, you would hear two words: screen time. This would be followed by worries over online dangers, addictive video games, and social media pressures. They would also cite recent articles and research studies that warn us about dangers our digital world poses to our kids.

These worries are all valid, but since this is a new world for all of us, it’s hard to know what to do. At this month’s Tulsa Kids Live!, we will go beyond the scary headlines and discuss practical strategies for how parents can guide their families in rethinking the role electronic gadgets play in their lives.


Valerie Larson-Howard is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over twenty years of experience providing therapy to kids, teens, and adults. She is also a mom to three teen boys, and has been known to loudly say “be in my world” when the electronic dependency has felt overwhelming. For more information about her therapy practice, check out her website: valerielarsonhoward.com



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Games on the Green @ Chapman Green Arts
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On Tuesdays, we play! Grab lunch to-go from one of the surrounding restaurants (see list at chapmangreenarts.com/about) and bring it over to the Green to eat, then spend the rest of your lunch hour playing our lawn games. Assortment of games will vary throughout the season. All activities provided by Chapman Green Arts are FREE to the public, thanks to the Chapman Foundations.

Dancing for Birth @ Breathe Birth & Wellness
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Low impact cardio dance class

Taught by a certified Dancing For Birth instructor. This low impact cardio dance class incorporates dance moves from around the world to best prepare you to give birth. Birth can be like a marathon, and Dancing for Birth classes prepare you for the challenge. You’ll become stronger, more agile, more at ease with your body and both mentally and physically ready to embrace your unique birth experience.

Build A Reader Storytime: Family @ Maxwell Park Library
Aug 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Bring the whole family for this 0-to-5 storytime! There’s something for everyone – simple songs and books for the little ones, more interactive stories and activities for your older children. Also includes dancing, bubbles and a “Dad Joke of the Week!”

PAWS for Reading @ Broken Arrow Library/South
Aug 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Registered therapy dogs are excellent listeners. Elementary-school kids are invited to read their favorite books to a furry, four-pawed friend. Each reader will receive a free book provided by the Raymond and Bessie Kravis Foundation through the Tulsa Library Trust. Registration is required. Call 918-549-7323 to reserve your spot.

Fitness On the Green: BOOTCAMP @ Guthrie Green
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Enjoy a free, outdoor Bootcamp class taught by a licensed instructor every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30pm!

West Tulsa Dulcimer Club @ Zarrow Regional Library
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the West Tulsa Dulcimer Club as they meet each week to share their love of music. Come to practice, learn or just listen to the sweet sounds of the dulcimer! Extra dulcimers will be on hand for those who do not have their own and are ready to learn. For adults and teens.

Yoga for Every Body @ Central Library
Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Aaronson Auditorium

All skill levels are welcome to join us for this beginning yoga class taught by certified yoga instructor Christine Von de Veld. Bring your own yoga mat or use one of ours. For adults and teens.

Active Parenting Now @ Family & Children's Services Central Office
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Good family relationships and lots of positive attention are just what your child needs to learn and grow. In this six-week program, parents of 5- to 12-year-olds learn:


  • How to build cooperation.
  • Effective discipline.
  • Logical consequences.
  • How to teach responsibility.



  • $20 per session ($5 for each additional family member)
  • $20 optional book purchase

If new, please arrive 30 minutes early to register. Scholarship funding available. 

Manga Friends Unite! @ Bixby Library
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join other manga fans as we discuss favorite characters and books along with a fun activity. Bring a friend! For sixth- through 12th-graders.

Breastfeeding 101 @ Breathe Birth & Wellness
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Breastfeeding 101 @ Breathe Birth & Wellness | Broken Arrow | Oklahoma | United States

In depth class on the art of breastfeeding

In depth class on the art of breastfeeding. Material and topics include: anatomy of the breast, breastfeeding positions, complications and solutions, breast pump information and equipment walk through, partner support and nutrition. Partners welcome and encouraged. $50/couple

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