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Three Educational Activities for Kids at Home During the Quarantine

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jun 10, 2020 @ 06:45 PM

Summer is arriving, but this one may be unlike any we’ve ever experienced before, with many places closed down and families needing to practice social distancing. To help keep your children engaged and learning, here are three educational activities for kids at home.

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Topics: Activities for Children

Outdoor Activities for Children

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 27, 2020 @ 06:30 PM

This spring and summer will likely be different from any we’ve ever known before, and summer camps may not be available. So, how should you respond?

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Topics: Activities for Children

Summer Camp 2020: Celebration of Nations

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 08, 2020 @ 07:30 PM
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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp

Why You Should Choose a Summer Day Camp for Your Child

Posted by David Smith on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 08:30 PM

Summer will be here before you know it (really!). Choosing a local summer day camp program can be a win-win for working parents and their children. Working parents need dependable, high quality, all-day care for their children that is available all summer long, and children need activities that will continue to stimulate their minds during summer break.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Horizon Education Center, Summer Camp

4 Benefits of Imaginative Play for Young Children

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Have you ever seen a young child open a larger present — and then toss the gift aside to play inside the box? The box may become a race car or spaceship, or something else entirely. No matter the specifics, that child is engaging in imaginative play, and the process of pretending is both essential and more complex than it may look on the surface.

Here are four benefits of imaginative play.

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Topics: Child Behavior, Activities for Children

Family-Friendly Easter Activities in Northeast Ohio

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 12, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

After being cooped up during the wintertime, children often have lots of extra energy in the spring—and it’s likely that yours are no exception. So here are even more activities to keep them busy and engaged during the spring break and Easter season.

If your family celebrates Easter, there are plenty of Easter activities in Northeast Ohio, from egg hunts to pictures with the bunny. To make it easy for families to find the right ones, NortheastOhioFamilyFun.com has listed activities, along with dates and locations.

Here are two more ideas for the season.

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Topics: Activities for Children

Spring Break Activities in Northeast Ohio

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

If you’re looking for fun spring break activities in Northeast Ohio that are appropriate for the entire family, then look no further than the Lorain County Metro Parks and Cleveland Metroparks. Each offers locations across Northeast Ohio for families to walk, hike, bike and soak in nature at its finest. Best of all, it’s all free.

We’re also including information about a specific upcoming indoor/outdoor Lorain County Metro Parks program with a nominal fee, along with indoor amusement park information at the I-X Center.

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Topics: Activities for Children

How to Encourage Motor Skills Development in Children

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 01, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

When people think about what’s important to develop in children before they start school, they often think about children learning to count and the alphabet, and other academic-related pursuits. Those are very important skills—but much of early learning takes place through the development of the child’s body, called their motor skills. There are two main types of motor development: gross and fine—and both are crucial.

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Topics: Child Development, Activities for Children

Preschooler Winter Activities: Exploring Hibernation Together

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

When ice and snow keep young children indoors, boredom can quickly set in, so be proactive and provide fun, entertaining activities that will keep their bodies active and minds alert.

Try these preschooler winter activities to keep children busy in cold weather!

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Topics: Activities for Children

Pumpkins for Preschoolers: Games, Songs, Snacks and More

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Nov 02, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

If you go to a coffee shop, you’ll see people ordering pumpkin spice drinks — and maybe that’s why you’re there, too. Grocery stores are offering pumpkin-flavored items, ranging from sausages to potato chips, granola and yogurt, ice cream, salads and much more. So we thought we’d share kid-friendly ideas for your children to enjoy the autumn taste of this round orange fruit. (Yes, although you’ll find differing definitions, the Mayo Clinic and other reputable sources say the pumpkin is technically a fruit.)

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Topics: Activities for Children, Preschool

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