Most parents know the benefits for a child who studies a musical instrument. Academic grades can improve, ill effects of attention disorders may lessen and the child is learning a timeless skill that teaches them commitment and responsibility. However, how do you know exactly when your child is ready for kids music lessons? Fortunately there […]
Back to school means an influx of after-school activities and lots of ‘stuff’. Here are a few ideas to keep your family organized.
Looking to avoid summer brain drain? A music-loving mom shares her personal research into 7 impressive benefits associated with music lessons. Drumroll, please! By Katie Femia One, two, three, four … With all of the counting and time signatures, it makes sense that learning a musical instrument can help strengthen a child’s ability to do […]
(Videos) Think “Dance class is for girls?” We beg to differ! Check out these amazing guys whose dancing is sure to inspire. From the ActivityHero Blog.
Is a Participation Trophy a way of motivating children — or devaluing achievement?
Disgusting recipes are a win-win: You show kids some valuable life skills in the kitchen, and they get to gross you out! Check out these delicious, disgusting offerings from some of our favorite bloggers. By Jillian Chamberlain What is it with kids and poop? They think it’s hilarious and they love talking about it, usually […]
Is perusing Pinterest your favorite way to unwind online? We’ve got a great pinning assignment for you: Search the site for fun, easy, and inexpensive ways to entertain your kids with at-home crafts! Here’s a sampling of some projects that we just love — all involve recycling and reinventing common household materials to create fanciful, colorful […]
Our children are our future. The world will soon be in their hands. Show them the importance of caring for their environment, recycling, and appreciating the luxuries of everyday life with these green activities. 1. Make a compost pile. A compost pile is a way for kids to watch nature recycle itself in action! Natural […]
Memorial Day weekend is often regarded as being the unofficial beginning of summer—the local pool and beaches are open, the ice cream truck pays a visit, and kids get an extra day off of school. It often slips our minds to remember what Memorial Day is really about; it is a day to remember the […]
There’s plenty Cinco de Mayo for kids in the Bay Area this week. And with sunshine continuing through the weekend, a lot more fun is sure to be had! Check out the events below if you’re looking for something to do with your kiddos as spring fever continues to go strong. Cinco de Mayo Street […]
Does it feel like you spend a LOT of time and money planning and sending kids to summer camps? Well, you do. Here is something we put together from the data we have on San Francisco parents and summer camps. San Francisco Summer Camp Embed this in your site San Francisco Summer Camp And, here’s […]
Looking for something to do in the bay area this weekend? There are plenty of happening (or should we say “hop”pening?) events all around the bay with Easter just around the corner! April 2-6 San Francisco First Thursday Free Admission Day – come check out the Pez Museum in Burlingame, which includes plenty of oddities […]
Ernest Kinsolving is a pro at placing a different spin on the typical music lesson experience. With the San Francisco bay area swarming with aspiring performers, Ernest focuses upon refining skill and inspiring a love of music in a fun and relaxed environment. In addition to the traditional summer camp experience your child may be […]
What can your child expect when taking Indian dance classes? We talked to one San Francisco Bay Area expert to find out.
Do you think it’s tough to find the right activity for your child? Of course you do! That’s why I, Activana, am here to help, right? Right! So I’d like to say: Finding the perfect kids activity for your brood is like getting dressed in the dark. You’re either great, or in black-and-green checks with […]