How well-equipped is this city for those raising infants/toddlers? Specifically, are there public places to change diapers, maintained playgrounds, etc?

Prague is very well-equipped for those with children. It is a typical European city with a lot of playgrounds, public places for changing diapers, etc.
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Where can I get a list of reliable childcare providers/nannies?

The best way is to get recommendations from local expats or by contacting Crown Prague who will help you with finding a reliable babysitter, maid or nanny.
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Discuss any safety issues for children in this city.

Prague is a safe environment for children, though it is recommended that you speak to your local school to find out whether there are any particular concerns specific to your area. Just like any city, children should always be accompanied and supervised by an adult and should never talk to strangers.
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What are the most popular kid-friendly attractions in the area?

Prague has several zoos, cinemas, parks, playgrounds, sport centers, etc. to entertain the whole family. The most popular attractions include:

  • IMAX - 3D cinema and new in Prague, located in Palace _ Flora in Prague 2.

  • Prague Zoo - Very popular and recently renovated after the flood in August 2002.

  • Mirror Maze and Observatory - Located on the Petrin hill.

  • The Toy Museum - This unique spot sits within the complex of Prague Castle and is a place to visit with your whole family to see and feel the nostalgia of the past. It is the world's 2nd largest exposition of toys and you can find pieces dating back to ancient Greece!

For further information on the places above or for other cool and fun spots, contact Crown Prague.
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What are the most popular activities for kids after school or on weekends?

Kids in Prague are very involved in after school activities and sports. They also enjoy going to the movies, game arcades and shopping with friends. And, they like to just hang out with their friends at each other’s homes.
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What's it like to be a teenager in this city? Are there any particular challenges I should be aware of as a parent?

Being a teenager in Prague is similar to other places. As mentioned above, they love to go to spend time with their friends and do fun things. Adjustment to any new place takes time, but we feel once they get settled in and meet new friends, they are going to love it here!
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Are there any organizations/social groups in the area that cater exclusively to young people ages 12-17?

There are clubs connected to the international schools. The children can attend dance, music or sport clubs and they organize additional projects for themselves. For example, some schools organize dances that occur three times a year. These are very popular with the students.
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I want my child to get the most out of our stay in this country. Are there any specific opportunities to teach young people about the local culture?

The local culture is taught in the school system and children will also find that their public library is a good resource. Additionally, there are several local events that occur on a weekly basis that teach young people all about the local culture. Check with your local library or your child's school for up to date happenings in each area.
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