The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Inspiring news for and about Central Ohio parents! Got an inspiring tip for our next issue? Send it to jmantey@gmail.comwith Parent Pulse in the subject line.

Local designer (and dad) Christopher Mead created an iOS app great for children interested in color. Color Lab costs 99 cents to download and uses interactive educational elements and fun illustrations to teach the names and distinctions of 40 unique colors, such as chartreuse and cobalt. Find out more about the game at


The ever-growing Grandview Yard, a development on the eastern end of the neighborhood on Third Avenue, recently welcomed a new tenant, Giant Eagle Market District. The grocery store chain's Market Districts are renowned for their elevated shopping experience and organic meats and produce selections. The Grandview Yard location has a feature busy parents can take advantage of. The 93,000-square-foot space houses a sizzling wok station where families can grab healthy stir fry dishes to go. Or, have the kids order a pizza at the in-store restaurant as you stock up on groceries.


The Columbus Museum of Art opens its popular annual LEGO show this month (Nov. 21-Jan. 18). Artworks in myriad media inspired by or made from the famous toy will thrill kids and adults alike. If you're looking for a show that's a little more thought-provoking, try the OSU Urban Arts Space's "25 On High: A Photographic Journey," up through Nov. 8. The exhibit features photography by 25 local artists who spent one year on Columbus' main vein, High Street, photographing the people who make up this diverse community.


If you have your own budding artist in the mix, look into Shadowbox Live's new Play Cafe program. The Sunday, two-hour-long classes offer theater instruction for kids age 6 to 11 and put on a show based on a classic fairy tale. Sign up ahead of time online and the price is $5-$10 per session.