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9 Reasons Chess Classes Are a Smart Move

Considering enrolling your child in chess classes? We’ve put together a list of 9 benefits that prove chess for kids is a smart move.

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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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Using Flexible Spending Accounts & Tax Credits for Summer Camps and After School Activities

Flexible spending accounts (FSA) can be a great way to reduce your taxes while you spend on child care. You can use money from your FSA to pay for summer camps and after-school activities. Certain after-school activities and care expenses are covered as well. If your company doesn’t offer an FSA, you can also cover […]

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5 Organizing Hacks Perfect for Back to School

Back to school means an influx of after-school activities and lots of ‘stuff’. Here are a few ideas to keep your family organized.

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Choosing Sports for Kids: 8 Ways Parents Can Help

When kids start to express an interest in sports, it might be hard to know where to start. How do you know if your child is a Steph Curry or a Serena Williams? Here’s some ways you can help kids find the right sport for them. 1. Child’s activity level Is your child constantly running […]

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Swim Lessons for Kids: 4 Reasons Every Child Should Learn

Swim safely this summer! Learn to recognize the 5 danger signs of drowning and find out how swim lessons promote safety, self-confidence, and more. By The ActivityHero Team Swimming is great way for kids to beat the summer heat. Before you hit the beach or pool, first teach children how to be safe in or […]

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Biking: 6 Practical Tips for Families

Whether you love a leisurely ride or a real off-road adventure, find a type of biking that appeals to your family. Here are 6 practical tips to get kids started with family-friendly biking. By the ActivityHero Team with Guest Amanda Wilks Over the summer, kids will be tempted to spend hours glued to electronic devices. […]

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Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Children

Practicing yoga can provide kids with physical benefits such as strength and flexibility, but also improved emotional control and a boost of self-confidence.  By Nicole Nikanorov Growing up in a high-paced society can be stressful for kids. Competitive pressures from school can cause stress and anxiety to build. Yoga and meditation are great ways to […]

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Beginning Tennis to Competitive Tennis: A Parent’s Guide

Is your child hypnotized by the back and forth bounce of a tennis ball being hit across a court? Or maybe you are simply looking for a new activity for your kid which will have them running around a court rather than inside? Then tennis might be a match!  By Nicole Nikanorov According to the […]

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Martial Arts

Kids’ Martial Arts Classes: A Parent’s Guide

Is martial arts right for your child? Here, experts answer common parent FAQs about choosing martial arts program styles, readiness, safety and more.

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Fun Columbus Day Camps in the San Francisco Bay Area

Columbus Day & Indigenous People’s Day is coming up and you know what that means… kids have a long weekend and are looking for something to do! Skip the TV and the mall this year and give them a new and exciting experience. From sports to coding, there are many school holiday camps for your […]

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Expert Tips to Ease the Back-to-School Transition ~

Don’t just muddle through the first weeks of school. Use these clever strategies from after-school teachers to help kids (and you) hit the ground running!

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From the Tennis Court to Harvard

Competitive tennis: One family’s journey from summer tennis camps, clinics, and private instruction to competing for an Ivy League school.

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Soccer

Soccer for Pre-K, Kids, and Teens: A Parents’ Guide

Never played soccer? Here, a former soccer pro, seasoned coach, and current soccer camp owner offers expert insights to help parents new to the game.