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Dr. Danika Franks’ Top Picks for Kids & Families in DFW

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North Texas physician and educator Danika Franks has great ideas for technology-based learning, family outings and staying safe.

Best education technology for kids

“We love all things Osmo! Osmo is a wonderfully creative and imaginative platform that interacts with your child and provides positive reinforcement. We particularly love the tangram game.”

Favorite family outings

“We really enjoy the Fort Worth Zoo as well as Casa Mañana. While living in Collin County, we frequently would take the kids to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. It has awesome trails, and they also have a playground that’s a perfect before- or after-hike treat for the kids. We also lived in Dallas and love Klyde Warren Park. Even after our move to Fort Worth, we routinely head back to visit.”

Fort Worth Zoo // 1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth
Casa Mañana Theatre // 3101 W. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth
Arbor Hills Nature Preserve // 6701 W. Parker Road, Plano
Klyde Warren Park // 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas

Top first-aid tip

“My advice is to remain oriented toward prevention of injuries and accidents. Home child-proofing techniques, safety plans for your home, proper car-seat selection and use as well wearing seatbelts are among the most important actions that you can take for injury prevention.”

How to create your ideal space

“Take the time to think about what you love, the structure of the space and what will make that space functional. How your space is structured will determine how it functions. How your space functions will influence how you experience the space and your overall satisfaction and love for the environment.”

Danika Franks on Instagram // @thisdoctordesigns

How they give back

“My husband’s role as the TCU-FCA character coach has given us some amazing opportunities to pour into the student athlete community over the last 10 years. Additionally, I have had the honor of serving on the Programs and Services Committee for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) in Fort Worth. I am continually amazed by these powerful and remarkable young women and consider it an honor to serve in this capacity. I also have the privilege of joining the board for YWLA in September.”

Photo courtesy of Nick Prendergast.