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5 Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety in Kids

Stress and anxiety is common for both children and adults. Butterflies before a piano recital or feeling nervous about a big test is a normal reaction to a stressful situation or event. As parents, we can’t eliminate stress in our children’s lives – only teach them how to manage it.  Triggers that can cause stress […]

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5 Fun Fall Activities

Get ready for falling leaves, cooler weather, and spooky surprises with these hands-on activities for kids. Leaf piles and pumpkins and candy, oh my! Try one (or all) of these fall ideas with your kids. For a longer activity to keep kids engaged during school holidays, find online or in-person Fall Break camps and classes. […]

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Best Kids Halloween Activities for 2020

Whether or not you are going trick or treating this year, there are a ton of spooktacular Halloween activities that can be done at home to get in the haunting spirit. Carve out some fun this October to bake creepy cupcakes, paint spooky creatures, learn candy science, and more! We’ve rounded up the best kids […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Kids Become Creators at a Maker Camp

Learn how to turn your kids into creators with creative and engaging maker camps Screen use for kids, tweens, and teens is up all across the country. NPR now notes that over 50% of the nation’s kids have smartphones, often by the time they turn 11. Teens report spending only 3 percent of their screen […]

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The 12 Best Places to Get Birthday Freebies for Kids

Your child’s birthday can be even sweeter with these 12 free birthday freebies. Many freebies are available for 2-4 weeks after your birthday so you can celebrate all month!  To plan the perfect, hassle-free birthday party for your child, visit ActivityHero to find a birthday party place near you.  Baskin Robbins Get free ice cream […]

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Best Camps, Classes & Kids’ Activities of 2019

ActivityHero announces the best summer camps, classes, and kids’ activities of 2019 – based on reviews and votes from families. Thousands of parents reviewed and voted for camps and classes on ActivityHero, and the following 38 providers have been awarded the “Best of 2019” badge on ActivityHero. Thank you to all the reviewers for sharing […]

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Over 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available Through ActivityHero’s Camp & Class Marketplace

Families can apply for financial aid to over 50 different summer camps on ActivityHero. For the first time, families who struggle to make ends meet can apply for multiple summer camp scholarships with ActivityHero’s simple online registration. Thanks to over 50 summer camps who are offering scholarship spots for underprivileged youth, over 1,000 weeks of […]

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Top Tips for Attending Summer Camp Fairs

Camp fairs are a chance to meet camp directors and ask questions. It’s a great opportunity to discover new camps and plan a summer your kids will love.

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Top Questions to Find the Right Summer Camp

With so many choices available, how do you find a summer camp that fits your family’s style? Here are key questions to ask when starting your search. By Wendy Chou Some parents see summer vacation as a chance to try new skills and challenges, and some would rather that their kids unplug and unwind from […]

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5 Ways to Save on Summer Camp

Want to pack your kids’ summer with fun — while staying on budget? Check out these 5 tips to save money on summer camps, from the experts at ActivityHero.