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Learning Pods To Support Online School

Learning pods are small, in-person groups of children who learn together with the support of a teacher or facilitator. These ‘pandemic pods’ are rapidly gaining support as parents find new ways to support their child’s virtual learning. Working parents and families with multiple children are struggling to find a path forward while balancing work and […]

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QuaranTEEN

A resource for family-focused entertainment and positivity during COVID-19. The blog, created by two Bay Area teens, is 100% free and all donations benefit the non-profit, Frontline Foods. Two Bay Area high-schoolers, Katherine Kudriavtsev and Sarah Emberling, cooped up at home and stuck in quarantine, decided to use their time for something other than scrolling […]

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Best of 2020

Congratulations to all the children’s camp and class providers who have been named ActivityHero Best of 2020 Award Winners! 36 businesses across the U.S. received this honor, based on the number of votes, reviews and overall rating from families in 2020.  1st Place: New York Chess Academy 2nd Place (tie): Cucu’s PlayHouse 2nd Place (tie): […]

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Black-Owned Business Spotlight

To show our support, ActivityHero is using our marketplace to spotlight Black-owned businesses who educate, enrich and inspire kids. ActivityHero is fully behind the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to help fight racial injustice in our country. We believe that we must all do our part to combat all forms of racism, and […]

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LA School Calendars for 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 school calendar for LA Unified includes four weeks of school holidays. See the full school calendar for LAUSD and other districts in LA County

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Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8th, but kids across the nation aren’t physically in school. Teacher appreciation is at an all-time high during the COVID-19 school closures, but families may not have an opportunity to show gratitude before the end of the school year. The sudden switch to online learning for kids has not been […]

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Learning During COVID-19: Online Classes for Kids

As parents, it can be difficult to keep kids engaged during school closures and breaks. In-home lessons can help children stay busy, even when it is not possible to physically be at a camp or class. Virtual learning can also benefit children who are seeking advanced instruction that may not be available near you. (Also […]

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Easter Ideas for Kids during COVID-19

Many families have traditions for Easter that include fun community activities like egg hunts, visits to the Easter bunny or a special dinner out. With stay-at-home restrictions still in effect, the holiday is going to look very different this year. Here are some alternative Easter ideas for kids to still enjoy the weekend. Easter Sunday […]

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Take a Virtual Spring Break

Ideas for Your Spring Break at Home Staycation has taken on a new meaning during the COVID-19 stay-at-home restrictions. With spring break travel plans canceled, many families are looking for fun alternatives. Visit a Zoo, Museum or Aquarium Online Explore a State or National Park virtually Research authentic cuisine from a foreign country, then prepare […]

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Are Smartphones Disconnecting Your Family?

ActivityHero providers are experts at getting kids to go (temporarily) off the grid. Here 6 of their tips to help your family welcome more tech-free time.

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Online Classes for Kids: Tips for Success

Extended school closures can be a disruption of routine for many families. Parents are seeking online classes for their children to close the gap of learning, but establishing a new schedule can be a learning curve for all. As parents, it can be difficult to keep kids engaged during school closures and breaks. In-home lessons […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

Charm your kids with these festive St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities. With a little luck, your kids will be busy for hours! Upcyling Crafts One of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day crafts are these adorable binoculars made out of simple household products. All you need is a couple empty toilet paper holders, colorful craft […]

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Bay Area Summer Camp Guide for Kids and Teens

This summer camp guide will help you find camps that fit your kids interests and provide some tips on how to make it easier to plan your summer with the greatest ease.  Bay Area kids benefit from a large variety of summer camps — sports, art, coding, outdoor and specialty camps! Many parents describe the […]

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Soccer Camp for Kids: Finding the Right Fit for your Child’s Goals

Read our Ultimate Soccer Camp Guide for expert tips on choosing the best soccer camp to fit your child’s age, skill level and overall soccer goals. Soccer camps are one of the most popular summer camps on ActivityHero. Played by over 2 million children nationwide*, youth soccer appeals to children of all ages and skill […]

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Coding for Kids: a Guide to Choosing a Coding Camp

Find various coding schools and programming courses that teach kids python, java during summer or all year-round. Get expert tips on picking the right coding camp to fit your child. Technology continues to impact our world at an incredibly rapid pace. As a parent, you may be looking for a way to prepare your child […]