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PlayHouse Times


Extra, extra! Read all about what the friends of the PlayHouse are up to these days. The PlayHouse Times is our very own kids newspaper written by PlayHouse kids just like you!

Send all original work with your preferred name and age to playhouse@peoriaparks.org.

This publication will be released bi-weekly, and articles are due on the first and third Friday of the month.

We are accepting original artwork and a variety of articles, including:

  • Word games/puzzles
  • Reviews (books, movies, last nights dinner – you name it!)
  • Advice column
  • Horoscopes
  • Interviews
  • Comics
  • Opinion pieces (i.e. the news in your neighborhood, your opinions on staying at home, etc)
  • And anything else you might see in a newspaper!

Accompanying artwork is appreciated!

Have other aspiring journalists in your life that aren't native to Peoria? This is their chance to see their name in print, too! Send submissions for our "Foreign Correspondence" section with preferred name, age, and hometown.

The PlayHouse Times has gone digital!

Our kid-written newspaper has moved to a digital blog format. This way, we can publish articles as they come in and we are now accepting video submissions, too! Visit playhousetimes.org  to see all of our submissions to-date and meet our new "beat" reporters.

Interested in becoming a regular reporter for The PlayHouse Times? Email Claire, at cambrose@peoriaparks.org with you name, age, and a topic you want to write about every two weeks!

The archives

Issue #2: April 19, 2020

Issue #1: April 6, 2020

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum