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Summer Shenanigans Contest

Calling All Activity Adventurers! Are you the mom of a boisterous boy or a day dreaming little diva? We have a meme contest for you! Send us Facebook-worthy snapshots of your kids caught in the act of summer shenanigans and your photo could be  inducted into the Activity Hero Hall of Miniheros. The Grand Prize […]

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Academic Director Diaries: Silver Creek Academy

As the winner of Bay Area Parent magazine’s Family Favorite award for two years in a row, Silver Creek Academy encourages children to think both critically and creatively. With academic courses geared toward small group focuses and teaching students to communicate effectively, Silver Creek produces confident, academically excellent children. Activity Hero recently spoke to Lori […]

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Bay Area Moms: Things to do with your Kids this Weekend (April 6th- 8th)

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 […]

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Music Master Diaries: Ernest Kinsolving, Fiddle

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 […]

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Indian Dance Class: Q&A With An Expert

What can your child expect when taking Indian dance classes? We talked to one San Francisco Bay Area expert to find out.

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Outfitting Your Child for Summer Performing Arts Camps? Start Here

The San Francisco Bay Area is filled to the brim with artistic activities for kids of all ages. From first steps into a dance studio to summer performing arts camps for mastering a classical concerto, the truth of the matter is young people involved in the arts have special shopping needs that at times can be difficult […]

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Girls Sports Have Unexpected Mental Health Benefits

Girls gain many things from playing sports. From self-esteem to physical fitness, there are some great reasons to get your daughter involved in a competitive girls sports team. If you are new to the world of female athletes, then there is a lot to learn. First and foremost, be prepared for what your family is […]

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How to Motivate Children to Finish What They Start

It happens all the time. A child begs for music lessons, to join a sports team, or dabble in the world of dance or gymnastics. You agree, pay for the 6-week session (or longer!), and your kiddo declares they are done and ready to move on halfway through week two. While a sudden shift of […]

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3 Signs that Kids Music Lessons Are Right for Your Child

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 […]

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Want to Coach Kids? 4 Tips to Make It Work for Your Family

Before you pick up the coach’s whistle, you might want to consider these issues that parent-coaches and their children might face throughout the season.

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How Do You Find the Perfect Kids Activity?

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 […]