Program’s Show Highlights

Both Days:

Time: All Day
Princess Experiences
Meet our princesses and take a photo with you and your children for a magical memory.

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Book Walk
Kids can walk (or dance!) for the chance to win children’s books from Usborne Books & More. Visit the gym stage at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to sign up.

12:30 p.m.
Fashion Runway
The fashion experts at Dot Dot Smile and Baby Grand will feature the trendiest clothes on some of Minnesota’s cutest babies and toddlers — including yours, if you want. To sign up your child as a model, please visit the Guest Services Table at the expo entrance or the stage in the gym at least 1 hour prior to the event.

1:30 p.m.
Diaper Dash
Ready…set…crawl! Enter your little speedster in the Diaper Dash where their racing careers can begin. If you would like your child to participate, please visit the Guest Services Table at the expo entrance or the gym stage at least 1 hour prior to the Diaper Dash.

 

Saturday, October 12

11 a.m.
Inspiring the Future: Your Child’s Education with Public, Private, and Montessori Schools
School is where your children will learn to get along with others, build critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and develop a lifelong love of learning. So how do you choose from so many school types? Experts from Providence Academy, Step by Step Montessori, and Oak Ridge Elementary will discuss the differences, their experiences, and why it is so important for children to be actively engaged in their education.

11:30 am
Teddy Bear Band
Listen and dance along with children’s music from the Teddy Bear Band, performing on the gym stage. This local, kid-focused band intends to help children gain (and maintain) a positive sense of self and an appreciation for their own abilities.

2:30 p.m.
Protecting Your Good Life
Allstate Insurance’s financial consultant will share tips on how to manage finances now and how to plan for the future and all of its surprises. Plus, learn about helpful investments you can make for your child now that will help later.

 

Sunday, October 13

11 a.m.
Where Should I Have My Baby?
Having a baby is one of the biggest life experiences a parent can have. Learn specifics and tips about delivery at home, the hospital, or birth center from the experts of Willow Midwives, Children’s and Allina Hospitals, and Thrive Midwives.

2:30 p.m.
The Baby Blues: Myths and Facts
Nystrom & Associates will discuss basic postpartum care, symptoms, and courses of action from seeking therapy to receiving immediate help in a time of crisis