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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: child activities, summer camp, horizon summer camp, summer activities

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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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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How to Raise a Fit Preschooler

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

If your preschooler has so much energy that he or she sometimes seems to bounce off the walls, know that it isn’t unusual. But if you have a calmer, quieter preschooler—or one who loves to watch television, play video games and the like—you may wonder how much physical activity is necessary to be healthy and fit. Good question! According to KidsHealth, it’s recommended that each day, a preschooler gets:

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Topics: child activities, healthy child

Why Your Preschooler’s Boredom May Be a Good Thing

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

But Mom ... I’m bored!

These words can be frustrating to hear—and children can say them more often when they are feeling cooped up in the wintertime. What do those words really mean, though, and how can parents effectively deal with a case of preschooler boredom?

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Topics: child activities, preschooler

Fun Family Activities for the Holidays In and Around Lorain

Posted by Dave Smith on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

Quality, family-friendly activities ... either for free or at a very low cost. It just doesn’t get any better than that—and it’s all available at the Lorain County Metro Parks or in downtown Lorain.

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Best Places to Visit with Children in Cleveland

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Mar 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

But, Mom (or Dad, or Grandma, or Grandpa) . . . there’s nothing to do!!!

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Topics: children, child activities, Cleveland

Indoor Gross Motor Activities for a Winter Day

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Feb 11, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

By the time February hits, preschoolers are usually feeling pretty cooped up and are eager to get outside and run around. But, if Punxsutawney Phil is to be believed, there are six more weeks of winter – and, during the worst of winter’s weather, it’s important to have indoor activities to keep your preschoolers busy.

To help, we found five websites with suggestions on gross motor activities that are appropriate for your preschooler.

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Topics: child activities, preschooler, gross motor activities

Day Camp Banishes ‘There’s Nothing to Do’ Summer Blues

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

It seems like summer vacation barely gets underway before the whining starts. “I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” The summer chant of the bored child is something every parent dreads hearing. It’s amazing how quickly those few words can suck the fun out of summer. Happily, there is a way to chase away the “there’s nothing to do” summer blues.

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Topics: child activities, summer camp, horizon summer camp, summer activities

Family Time: Top 5 Board Games for Elementary Kids

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Jul 18, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Our toddler care program at Horizon Education Centers has a smorgasbord of indoor and outdoor activities providing fun, socializing, and learning to satisfy inquisitive minds. Our multiple locations in Elyria, Cleveland, Lorain, North Ridgeville, and North Olmsted make finding and accessing a Horizon Education center easy and convenient.

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Topics: child activities, toddlers, family time

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