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6 Reasons To Pick this Winter Activity This Summer

Swimming, softball clinics and church camps – you can likely rattle off the lists of summer activity options in your sleep by now. However, there may be one “cool” sport you may have missed while packing your calendars full this summer – ice skating! Sure, it may take you a moment to shift your focus […]

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10 Free Activities to do with your Kids to Build Character

Keeping kids entertained can come with a hefty price tag and can often do more harm than good to their personalities. With video and computer gaming on the rise, more and more kids are losing their social skills and becoming less involved with their community and healthy activities. Character building exercises can be cheap, fun, […]

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10 Awesome Green Activities for Kids

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 […]

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Kids Activities Are Crucial for Your Child: 10 Essential Reasons Why

1. To find something he loves doing. Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life, said the former Mr. Jennifer Lopez. Most of us dream of being able to make a living doing something we love – being able to share our talents with the world. Having a passion in […]

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Happy Mother’s Day from Activity Hero

While Mother’s Day is obviously a special day set aside to honor moms from all walks of life, here at Activity Hero we want to applaud the efforts of motherhood every single day of the year. So today we take a look at mothers as diverse as their children— celebrity moms, homemakers, and single mothers– […]

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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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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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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 […]