Parents' Corner

Start the Day Off Right With These 3 Morning Stretches for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 21, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Stretching comes with many benefits. It’s an easy way for kids to improve their flexibility, support better posture, and feel more relaxed. Fitting a stretch routine into your child’s morning can help them wake up, keep a positive mindset for the day, and ultimately sleep better at night. 

Not sure where to start? Check out these three ideas for morning stretches for kids.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time, Health Tips, Parenting Tips

DIY Kids Workshops To Consider in Northeast Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Feb 07, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Children typically learn well by doing. In fact, hands-on learning can be an especially helpful type of education to incorporate as young children gain knowledge informally before they begin formal learning in school. Then, hands-on learning can continue to help children grow because learning-by-doing involves actions that require exploration, creativity and critical thinking skills. Plus, children learn how to engage in the world using all their senses, enhancing their fine motor skills, and leaving them with a feeling of accomplishment when all is successfully completed. 

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Topics: Child Development, Activities for Children, Family Time

Why Are Field Trips Important?

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 31, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

From a child’s perspective, field trips are just plain fun—a change from a typical day where they can enjoy time with their friends in a new environment. Yet, the benefits of field trips go far beyond that sentiment.

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Topics: Child Development, Skill Building, Activities for Children

Planning a Day of Northeast Ohio Family Fun

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 17, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

During the colder months, it’s easy for children (and, let’s face it, for adults!) to feel cooped up. Fortunately, there’s plenty of Northeast Ohio family fun to enjoy even when snow is all around. Here’s one itinerary to consider!

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

The Benefits of Team Sports for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Jan 10, 2024 @ 08:00 AM

Participating in team sports offers a number of benefits for kids. Sure, there are advantages to physical health. But involvement in team sports also helps shape a child’s mental, emotional, and social health. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Afterschool

Four Thankful Activities for Kids

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 15, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

Thanksgiving is coming! As families make plans to spend time together and enjoy a hearty meal, it can also make sense to share activities with your children that promote gratitude and appreciation. 

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

Visit These Three Indoor Playgrounds in Cleveland, Ohio

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 18, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

As cooler temperatures arrive, that doesn’t mean playground season has to end. There are numerous indoor playgrounds in Cleveland and the surrounding areas that families can visit. 

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Topics: Activities for Children

Fun Family Halloween Activities for All Ages

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Oct 11, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

While trick or treating is a tradition for many families on Halloween, there is no shortage of other enjoyable activities for families around this time of year. Here are plenty of fun family Halloween activities for you to consider and enjoy!

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

Fall Activities for Families: 5 Ways to Spend the Season Together

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Sep 13, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

There’s a lot to love about the fall — including all the fun activities the season offers for families! Here are five fall activities for families that let you soak in those perfect weather days and make indoor fun on rainy days.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Family Time

Afterschool Program Activities with a Positive Impact

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Aug 23, 2023 @ 08:00 AM

When you enroll your child in an afterschool program, you’ll want activities that enhance learning—but you’ll also want your child to have fun with other participants. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose! 

Quality afterschool programs offer afterschool program activities that incorporate both learning and fun into the mix. Here are three examples.

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Topics: Activities for Children, Afterschool

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