Parents' Corner

What Are The Best North Olmsted Restaurants That Are Kid-Friendly?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 08, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

So, you’re looking for North Olmsted restaurants.  But this isn’t date night. The kids are coming along. That’s OK. There are plenty of great kid-friendly restaurants to choose from.

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Topics: Child Nutrition, Activities for Children, Family Time

Winter Activities for Preschoolers: Hibernation Hijinx

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 04, 2023 @ 09:00 AM

Young children can enjoy winter activities both inside and out, depending on the weather. If there’s plenty of snow, but the day is fairly calm, then consider building a snowman! In this oldie but goodie video, your preschooler can learn about the science of building with snow in a fun, age-appropriate way. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Care, Preschool

Horizon Celebrates Grand Opening of Shoreway Center

Posted by Dave Smith on Thu, Nov 03, 2022 @ 11:14 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the grand opening of its 13th childcare center. The Shoreway Center is now open on Cleveland's westside. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Child Care

Horizon's "Lights On" After School Program

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 26, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Horizon Education Center's Cascade and Market Square locations recently hosted our "Lights On After School" event. We invited families and community members to the center to see some of the different activities and programs the kids participate in while they’re in our care.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Afterschool

What Is An Easy Exercise for Preschoolers?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 12, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Some preschoolers have so much energy that it's easy to find ways to get exercise for preschoolers. The idea of coming up with exercises for them doesn’t seem necessary. Others may be less active. In that case, you may want to encourage them to “be active when they play,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), being “physically active throughout the day.” 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Child Benefits, Preschool

What Are the Benefits of Imaginative Play?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jul 13, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Imaginative play is how your child makes sense of the world around him or her through role-playing. During imaginative play, a child may pretend to visit the moon with a pile of sand on the beach serving as the spaceship or turn a box into a castle and reign over the world from within the confines of the cardboard. Possibilities with this kind of play are literally limited only by the child’s imagination. 

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Topics: Child Behavior, Activities for Children

Fun Fall Craft Ideas

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 03, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

“Many researchers agree that kids who play outside are smarter, happier, better at paying attention and less anxious than kids who spend more time indoors.” (Child Mind Institute)

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Topics: Activities for Children

Tips for a Safe Halloween This Year

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Oct 06, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

As Halloween approaches, parents will be making holiday plans — and because there are still outbreaks of COVID-19, experts will recommend more safety precautions than usual. The big choice that parents will need to make is whether to participate in trick-or-treating — and this post will contain practical tips for an enjoyable holiday, either way.

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Topics: Activities for Children

How Much Physical Exercise Does Your Child Need?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Apr 28, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

Daily physical exercise is essential to the healthy growth and development of children of all ages. How much is optimal? According to the National Association of Sports and Physical Education (NASPE), children should spend at least 60 minutes per day engaged in physical activity.

What that looks like, though, can vary based upon the child’s age. Here is some more targeted information.

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Topics: Activities for Children

Indoor Gross Motor Activities for a Winter Day

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 10, 2021 @ 06:45 PM

During the wintertime, preschoolers can feel pretty cooped up. Because there will likely be times when outdoor activity isn’t possible during this season, it’s important to have physical indoor activities to help keep your preschoolers busy. These include ones that capitalize on gross motor skills — those activities that cause your children to use large muscles and whole-body movements.

To help, here is more information about the stages of gross motor skill development and suggestions from three websites about gross motor activities that are appropriate for your preschooler.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Preschool



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