Twin Cities Indoor Play Areas for Kids

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Winter is here, and so is that cooped-up feeling of being indoors all the time. Here’s a list of fabulous (and FREE!) indoor play areas around the Twin Cities to help children burn off some energy:

Burnsville Mall Play Area | Located on the lower level, near JCPenney
1178 Burnsville Center
Burnsville, MN 55306

Eden Prairie Center Play Area | Monday–Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am–6pm  The children’s play area is located on the lower level of the Kohl’s wing.  Children fewer than 42 inches tall are welcome to enjoy the play area. Socks are required for play.
8251 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Legoland Mall of America | Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm; Sunday 11am-7pm  A great spot to stop and sit at the Mall of America.  Your kids will love the huge Lego displays and the play area has benches for parents, and both Duplo and regular Lego tables for the kids.

Roseville Mall Play Area | Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 11am-6pm
10 Rosedale Center
Roseville, mn 55113

Southdale Mall Play Area |Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 11am-6pm  Located on the first level.  Closest parking is between Herbergers and JCPenney.
10 Southdale Center
Edina, MN 55435

Sovereign Grounds Coffee Shop and Playroom (Minneapolis): It’s a place to relax, meet other parents, talk, have a great cup of coffee or tea and maybe pick up some fresh beans to take home. There are comfortable spots for adults and a large playroom for the kids. Sovereign Grounds is proud to be the first kid-friendly coffeehouse in town, implementing the unique concept of combining an indoor playground with a traditional, community-oriented neighborhood café. Kids of all ages are not just tolerated here. They are welcome!

Source: Twin Cities Mom’s Blog

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Six Tips For Staying Healthy This Season

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The cooler months of the year are upon us, which means more time indoors. Stay healthy this season with these six easy tips for preventing the spread of germs:

  1. Wipe Down Your Phone: Though cold and flu germs are mostly airborne, germs can still spread from your hands and fingers to your face and mouth via mobile phone
  2. Turn Down The Heat: Dry air disrupts the protective mucous layer in your nose, making it easier for viruses to invade your body. Try using a humidifier in your home to add some moisture back into the air.
  3. Dust Off Your Sneakers: Did you know non-exercisers are three times more likely to catch a cold? Prime your body to fight off germs by moving your body for 30 minutes a day.
  4. Use More Than Hand Sanitizer: Good ol’ soap and water is best when it comes to killing germs on your hands.
  5. Get Some Rest: Skimping on sleep makes you four times more likely to catch a cold. Schedule bedtime like an important meeting, and make sleep a priority.
  6. Break The Habit of Touching Your Face: Rubbing your eyes or scratching your nose makes you 4% more likely to develop frequent upper respiratory infections.

Source: www.womansday.com

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Four Benefits of a Humidifier During Cooler Months

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Winter is here, and so is crisp Minnesota air. As the temperatures drop, so does humidity levels which can cause poor indoor air quality in our homes and negative effects on the body’s immune system. If you’re concerned about your health and comfort this season, consider using a humidifier during the cooler months.

  1. Dry air dries out your sinuses, nose and throat making it harder for your body to fight off unwanted germs. A humidifier increases humidity levels in your home, helping you breathe easier. Small portable humidifers work well for one room, or consider installing a whole house humidifier which works in conjunction with your HVAC system. Whole house humidifers also benefit allergy and asthma sufferers by keeping the throat, lungs and sinuses well lubricated.
  2. Whole home humidifiers also regulate indoor air quality to ensure the proper balance of humidity in your home.
  3. If you or someone you know suffers from eczema or other skin conditions, you know first-hand how dry air affects them. Moisturizing the skin helps, in addition to maintaining the proper humidity levels in your home.
  4. Have you ever woken up in the morning with a dry, sore throat? Your throat, chest, nose and mouth become progressively drier during the winter months. Maintaining the proper humidity levels in your home can help manage the air, giving you a better night’s sleep.

To learn more about indoor air quality, whole home humidifiers, or to schedule an appointment with one of our knowledgeable WestAIR service techicians, call us today at 763-498-8071

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January Events for the Whole Family

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FREE FAMILY FUN DAYS
Explore a different topic each week with hands-on activities for kids and adults at the Richardson Nature Center in Bloomington.

ARCTIC FEST
Bundle up the family for outdoor winter fun at Arctic Fest 2017, January 13-15. Most events are free and accompanied by an outdoor bonfire.

DIVE-IN MOVIE
Enjoy a tropical staycation at the Shoreview Community Center’s Dive-In Movie Night.

SNOWMAN MAKING CONTEST and CONCERT
Participate in the Snowman Making Contest at Silverwood Park on January 16 in St. Anthony. Bring shovels, props and accessories. Stay for a free outdoor concert afterwards.

U.S. POND HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2017 hockey tournament returns to Lake Nokomis January 26-29.

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