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8 Summer Activities that Build Gross Motor Skills

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 @ 09:48 AM

We’ve been talking about activities that help toddlers and preschoolers develop gross motor skills by exercising the large muscles in the legs, arms and trunk.  Today, we continue our list of summer games that parents can play with their children to encourage gross motor skill development:


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Topics: preparing your child, summer camp, afterschool, Horizon Education Center

Highlighting Our Newest Horizon Education Center Location

Posted by David Smith on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

At Horizon Education Centers, we're all about opening up the world to children through learning, a variety of programs and social interaction. Our dedicated and experienced staff provide children with an array of activities at our centers.

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Topics: afterschool programs, Horizon Education Center, Lorain

Tech Tips for Tweens: Monitoring Social Networks and Privacy Settings

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

You keep them safe at home, and we take care of them in our afterschool programs. Yet no matter where they go, kids are surrounded by technology—and that brings both benefits and risks. While the internet powers modern education, we also need to stay aware of how social media affects tweens, who often need help navigating the waters.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, social activity, social media, tween, tech tips

How to Discourage Your Child from Biting

Posted by David Smith on Wed, Aug 06, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

When babies begin to explore the world around them, everything goes in the mouth. Tasting, chewing and biting are normal behaviors during this period of oral exploration. Biting may also help to relieve teething pain.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, toddler, toddler development, biting

5 Tips to Helping Picky Eaters Learn to Try New Foods

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Babies are culinary explorers willing to sample anything you put in their mouths. But babies that gobbled strained squash can turn into finicky eaters during their toddler years. Food likes and dislikes are common among children; but unless you want to eat hot dogs and spaghetti every night, you'll want to help your picky eater expand his culinary horizons.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, child nutrition, healthy eats, healthy child

Is Day Camp or Sleep Away Camp Best for Your Child?

Posted by David Smith on Mon, May 19, 2014 @ 01:58 PM

Summer camp comes in so many varieties; it could be challenging to choose one for your child. But beyond each camp’s location or theme comes the question of whether a day camp or a sleep-away camp works best for your family.

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Topics: summer camp, Horizon Education Center, summer activities, independence

Horizon Kids Get Healthier with Snacks from the Mediterranean Diet

Posted by David Smith on Thu, May 08, 2014 @ 08:30 AM

Horizon Education Centers is proud to announce the introduction of their new, healthier snack menu featuring fresh foods from the Mediterranean Diet. The Mediterranean diet has been called the healthiest way of eating and is endorsed by leading health experts, including the Cleveland Clinic. It includes whole grains and fresh fruits. Studies have found that children who eat better do better academically.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, child nutrition, healthy eats

Healthier Meals and Snacks at Horizon for Your Child/Toddler

Posted by David Smith on Tue, Jan 07, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

With the beginning of the New Year, the menu served at Horizon will become healthier. Your children and students will be enjoying new and more natural foods.
Horizon is participating in the First Ladies anti-childhood obesity program called, “Let’s Move!”

Here are some of the guidelines:

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, Childcare, toddler, horizon, healthy, healthy eats

Why a Childcare Facility Is Better for Your Child than Home Day Care

Posted by David Smith on Mon, Nov 25, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

When it comes to matters of health, welfare, education and safety, every parent wants the best for their child. Choosing a childcare facility for their child is an agonizing decision for many parents in Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County. Between national daycare chains, local childcare facilities and private home daycare programs, the number of choices can seem overwhelming.

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Topics: Childcare, child behavior, Horizon Education Center, child activities, child benefits, horizon education centers

Fun Fall Craft Ideas

Posted by David Smith on Thu, Nov 07, 2013 @ 10:18 AM

All children learn through play but the toddler years are a time when children absorb a lot about the world while doing things that may not seem educational. When the weather starts to cool, your little ones can still play outside but it’s also a good time for family crafts and activities. Before you may have kept an eye on your child as he or she engaged in unstructured play, but now the fall is a good time of year to spend time together making decorations and doing craft projects.

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Topics: Horizon Education Center, toddler, child activities, children, crafts, fall ideas