Here are some great family events coming up for the weekend of May 29th - May 31st in Reno, Sparks, South Lake Tahoe, Gardnerville, Incline Village, and Truckee. For more events, see our Calendar.
Ask, any teacher and they'll say, one of the most important things you can do to make sure your child is ready for school in the fall is to keep them reading. Not only can reading improve your child's academic skills, reading can also be a fun summertime activity. Washoe County Libraries in Reno is making sure that every child can experience the fun of reading by offering a free online program for kids ages 2 - 18 May 1st through July 31st. From Incline Village to Gerlach, Washoe County has a library participating in your area.
The Idlewild Train at Idlewild Park in Reno was one of my kids' favorite activities when the were little (we're talking 3 - 4 years old.) Whenever I was looking for something to do outdoors that cost very little money, I would always take them to Idlewild Park to ride the train, and then have a picnic lunch under the trees. The train is small and goes at a slower pace around the park (you can see the train at all times.) It's perfect for preschoolers and toddlers (with an adult.)