After a summer of relaxation it’s going to be tough to shake off the laid-back lifestyle and get back into super parent mode.

Luckily for parents all over the Tampa Bay area, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on August 13, will be just what you need to get back into the swing of things! The Back To School Fair is a day to prepare, protect, educate and inspire children for the upcoming school year! Four years ago, Angela Ardolino of Parenting with Angela, created the biggest and best back to school event to help Tampa Bay families get prepared and excited about the upcoming school year. Not only have they brought together great schools and after school programs of Tampa Bay, but they also have the best local resources available such as pediatricians, dentists and student related services participating in this event.

This annual event will feature live entertainment, informational speaker sessions, karaoke, games, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon artist, workshops and a whole bunch of fun! The 2011 event will take place inside the new, state of the art Glazer Children’s Museum located at 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, in downtown Tampa. Fair goers will be able to enjoy the entire museum and fair for only $5 per person and the first 150 kids will also receive a tote bag filled with Back to School supplies and other goodies. Museum Members are free!

Throughout the day parents and their kids can enjoy walking around and visiting the variety of booths as well as sit and enjoy the workshops and stage entertainment. Local area businesses will be on hand to provide information on topics such as health & wellness, safety, private schools, local resources, childcare, after school programs, school supplies, tutors, children’s retailers and more!

So mark your calendars! The Back To School Fair on your calendars for August 13,
9 a.m. – 4p.m. at The Glazer Children’s Museum, and enjoy the last few days of summer with your family.

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