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Fun and Active New Years Resolutions for the Family

Happy New Year! Top ways for your family to make the most of the coming year and stay active. My 5 year old son, Isaac, is the type of kid who can get stuck in his ways. Sometimes he is a little anxious about trying new things, so this year, we are resolving to be […]

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Finding the Perfect Activities for a 5-Year-Old

Is your little one restless? One mom shares her tips for finding affordable, practical activities for a 5-year-old. by Kristine Munroe Find Classes, Workshops & Camps for 5-Year-Olds Near You >> 5-Year-Olds Have Opinions I’m not a homebody. As soon as I could find activities for my son, Isaac, I signed us up. It started […]

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10 Truly Unique Sleepaway Camps for Kids

Check out these far-flung camps that offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids. Dolphins, roller coasters, chefs, circus performers, zombies and more!

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Fencing builds physical and mental strength for kids!

As parents, we want to give our children every advantage in life we can afford.  I love fencing because it can help your child build their strength on so many levels.  How many sports do you know of that can give your child a physical and mental challenge while building their confidence, social skills, and […]

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A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

Sometimes the idea of hosting the perfect soiree can put any mom into a tailspin.  In the era of Pinterest and the perfectly crafted birthday party, it’s a daunting task to try and create a memorable day without wanting to pull all your hair out.  So, how about this year you throw your unique girl […]

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Take the Stage: Kids Drama & Acting Classes

What they’ll learn: Some kids were born to shine on stage while others may be too shy to pursue drama & acting. Luckily, drama classes can help kids at both ends of the spectrum! Kids who belong on stage learn to channel their energy in the right direction, and shy kids can build their confidence and […]

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How Young Should My Child Start Dance Classes?

Considering dance classes for your little ones? Find out how young they can begin taking classes, and what to expect.

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Parents Guide to Cooking Classes for Kids

What they’ll learn: Kids who learn to cook are not only gaining a love of food, but also learning to measure, count, and explore their own creativity. Got a picky eater? It has been shown that children who take part in the preparation of their meals are more open to trying new foods. Ages: 3+ Time Commitment: 1 […]

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Masterpiece in the Making: Parents Guide to Drawing & Painting Classes for Kids

What they’ll learn: Art is an activity with a great deal of benefits across the ages. Children especially can gain a great deal from expressing themselves through art as their communication skills are still developing. When creative thinking like visual art is introduced early in life, it can help kids relate to the world around them. Artistic expressions such as painting and […]

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Vocal Coaching for Kids: Ready to Sing their Hearts Out?

What they’ll learn: Does your child dream of the American Idol stage? Know all of the words to the latest radio hit, and belt it out day and night? Not only can vocal coaching and singing lessons perfect a natural skill, but they also help build confidence and allows them to express themselves creatively. Ages: 8+ […]

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Parents Guide to Kids Soccer Lessons

What they’ll learn: Not only does soccer keep kids in great physical shape, it also helps improve agility and hand-eye coordination. Playing on a soccer team also teaches kids a great life skill in using teamwork and problem solving skills. Ages: 2+ Time Commitment: 1-2 times per week Cost: $20 per class Kids soccer classes start as early […]

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Your Child’s First Piano Lesson: Parents Guide

What they’ll learn:  Children benefit greatly from being exposed to music at a young age–the younger, the better! Since musical instruments like piano require patience and practice, kids will develop a good work ethic and dedication which are great life skills. When piano becomes easier and their hard work pays off, kids will gain confidence […]

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Gymnastics Classes for Kids: Is Your Child Ready?

Benefits: Gymnastics helps improve balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. It is a great individual sport as gymnasts compete one-on-one and strive to meet personal goals. It is also a great way to overcome fears and promote independence. Ages: 3+ Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/week for beginners Cost: $20-$30 per class Many gymnastic studios offer introductory classes for […]

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Finding Kids Activities They Will Love (and Stick With!): 5 Tips for Parents

When it comes to keeping kids active, it can be quite a hassle to get them away from the screen. However, one of the biggest challenges that I have found as a mother is not getting them off the couch, but figuring out what to do with them when they do! They need constant engagement […]

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Choosing Musical Instruments for Kids: How Parents Can Help

The ability to play a musical instrument is a great talent that takes time and dedication. Learning to play music is a lot like learning to read—the earlier it starts, the better. When your child shows interest in taking up an instrument, try to resist the urge to pick for them or let them pick […]