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Why Do Kids Quit Sports? Five Ways To Keep Them Playing

If sports are so beneficial, why are kids quitting? The top reasons kids give for quitting are losing interest (#1) and not having fun (#2).  Other common reasons are because sports take too much time (#3) and they want a non-sport activity (#6) or need more time for studying (#8) and because there was too […]

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Get your Children into Nature and Wildlife Conservation This Summer

Photo by Flickr user davidsonland What happened to the days when children had to be made to come inside for dinner, or told off for being covered in mud? Is it due to increasing technology or perhaps life inside a TV screen much much more exciting than life in the outside world? It’s time we […]

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Is Summer Camp Really Like the Movies?

Sending your children to sleep away camp is an amazing way to ensure their summer is one of personal growth, enduring friendships and exciting new experiences. But this decision can be understandably scary for parents whose only camp knowledge comes from the movies. Unfortunately, camp novices often have hazy visions of camp life as riddled […]

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Finding Craft Summer Projects on Pinterest

Its summer time and the kids are home. Did you know that you can find an endless supply of innovative, adorable, and fun crafts to do on those rainy summer afternoons on Pinterest? A quick search on the picture friendly social network will yield an ocean full of craft ideas. So many that you will […]

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How to Combat Kids’ Summertime Boredom

School’s out, and while kids look forward to no classes, no schedules and freedom to relax hanging out with friends–vacation also means summertime boredom, time to get into trouble and challenges for many parents trying to find something to keep kids occupied for the next few months. Encouragement, responsibility, and adult supervision are essential to […]

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10 Family Activities to Make Your Summer Great

Photo by Flickr user Asimetrica Juniper When it comes to having fun in the summer your options are anything but limited. There are so many fun family activities you can do that it can almost seem overwhelming. Here’s just a few that top our lists: Water Parks Water, water everywhere! In the summer sun there […]

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Grab a Week of Camp & Win $250 in Back-to-School Gear!

Got summer camp? Still got summer, so there’s still time to get a spot in a top-rated camp and beat the doldrums of August. Better yet, ramp up for back-to-school with a shopping spree at Target! Register now through July 16 to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Target gift card. Choose […]

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Boredom Busters: 18 Free Summer Activities for Kids

What’s the most annoying sound a parent can hear? I’ve got quite a list, including the toy that plays Old McDonald on repeat. But near the top of my list is the sound of a bored young child. It sounds something like this: mummmmmaaaaayyyyyy and is repeated until mummmmmaaayyyyy does something about it. So, how […]

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Why Keeping Kids Active Needs to be a Parenting Priority

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends that kids have at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Unfortunately, only about 35% of school-aged children are getting the recommended activity. With fitness programs being cut from schools across the country, the responsibility falls on parents to make sure their children live an […]

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Counselor in Training & Teen Leadership Programs – an inside look

The pre-teen and teenage years can be a tough and confusing time for children and parents alike. Right on the cusp of adulthood, yet not quite ready to handle the responsibilities that “real life” has in store for them. Summer can be especially challenging as they are not quite at the age yet to take […]

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4 Lifelong Perks for Kids Who Take Computer Classes

Prime your kids for a brighter future in school and the workplace by encouraging them to enroll in camps and classes featuring technology and computers. By ActivityHero Staff How many times can you hear the Angry Birds sound effects (wheeeeeeee), see the blank texting face, and put up with the Call of Duty marathons before […]

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Language Courses for Kids: Is Your Child Ready?

What are the benefits of children learning another language? Some benefits associated with learning a second (or third, fourth, to infinity…) are increased cultural & global awareness, superior cognitive performance including better problem solving skills, and more opportunities for the future. There are many additional benefits of language courses for kids, but the bottom line […]

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How to Fit Family Activities into Your Daily Life

Have you ever made the mistake of saying something you shouldn’t have only to have it parroted everywhere, and to everyone, for days on end? Kids learn best from copying their parents. The good news is that kids also easily pick up good habits from their parents. So what’s the best way to get kids […]

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Summer Camp Packing: 8 Commonly Forgotten Items

Summer has finally arrived, and for many eager kids, it’s time for camp. Before you drop your child off at their camp for the summertime, make sure you pack all of the necessary camp items to ensure your little one has a comfortable stay. When packing for camp, save yourself an extra trip to drop […]

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Earn Money for your School or Organization!

Did you know that just by signing up for camps and classes through ActivityHero, your school can earn money? Not only does ActivityHero help you find the best camp or class for your child where you can search by date, age, activity, location, and even extended care; you can also see ratings and read reviews […]