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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 Kids are often tempted to spend hours of their unstructured play time glued to […]

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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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5 Tips When Kids Won’t Listen

Does it feel impossible to get your child’s attention? Does your child tune you out when you have something important to say? When you are frustrated because your child is not listening, try these 5 tips to make communicating with kids more productive and get kids to really listen. By Wendy Chou Susan Stone Belton […]

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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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Kitchen Science: Easy and Fun Experiments Straight from the Cupboard

You don’t need spendy science kits to have fun with your kids and teach them (or learn with them) about science at home. Never fear – you don’t need special tools or any deep knowledge of chemistry to take on these projects. Your kids will be thrilled to be doing science with you and you […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Comics to Learn About Science & Real-Life Scientists

A new comic reader app engages kids in stories about famous scientific discoveries. Kids love comics, and while more and more kids are getting their information from digital devices, most kids’ content is purely for entertainment. Tinyview brings wholesome content to kids in the form of an app, and a comic series on the lives […]

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5 Top Reasons Parents Will – or Won’t – Pick a Camp for Their Kids

You already know that every family is different, but it turns out that the top five things that families are looking for when it comes to making a decision about camp registrations are very similar. If you want to position your camp as a top pick for parents, pay attention to how you communicate the […]

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How to Get Students to Volunteer (Without Nagging!)

“Who wants to come out and pick up trash in our neighborhood Saturday morning?” a bright and eager teacher asked a class of 9th graders. While a few dedicated students might show up, most probably won’t. Saturday morning is prime time for middle and high school students to sleep in, not volunteer. But, counselors, teachers, […]

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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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Fall Break Camps in the SF Bay Area

Looking for something to fill your child’s time during fall break in October? Look no further, here are some fun camps in the SF Bay Area your kids are sure to enjoy! LEGO Camps In Palo Alto, Union City and other Bay Area locations: BrainVyne offers unique enrichment classes & camps using LEGO’s. Kids discover, […]

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Chicken Curry Recipe Your Kids Can Help Make — from A Little Yumminess

A new recipe from A Little Yumminess that will get you cooking with the kids and empowering them to try new flavors.