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Fifth Summer of ‘Crocker Kids’ Fun at Crocker Park

Crocker Kids returns for its fifth season at Crocker Park in Westlake this summer beginning May 21 with the theme “Get Your Craft On.” Themes and activities will vary each month throughout the summer, and will include make and take crafts, giveaways, a balloon artist, snacks, face painting/glitter tattoos, games and much more!
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

The Stages of Infant Speech Development

Children begin developing speech as an infant. By 6 months, babies coo and play with their voices by producing sounds such as "oo," "uh," "mm," "da," and "goo." As time goes on, your child will produce a variety of age-appropriate sounds and word shapes. Single words will be combined into two- and three-word phrases, and eventually into sentences and ongoing conversation.
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What You Should Know About Survival Swim Lessons

  • “Survival” swim lessons can be traumatic experiences for a child and do not drown-proof them. Developmentally-appropriate alternatives include layered play-based training with a trusted caregiver involved. Children are typically only
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8 Great Ideas for a “Mom Playdate” in Northeast Ohio

Having kids certainly makes getting together with friends more challenging than it was pre-kid, but seeing my friends is one of the best ways for me to simultaneously relax and ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents on Setting Limits

A group of us parents were chatting the other day, and a friend was lamenting about her need to set screen limits for her daughter. A collective sigh went through ...
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent.
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things to do with kids in Hudson, Ohio

‘Fun at First & Main’ Events Return to Hudson This Summer

Sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent, “Fun at First & Main” returns for the fourth season in Hudson this summer beginning June 4 with the theme of “Crafty Kids.” Activities vary each month and include make and take crafts, giveaways, a balloon artist, snacks, face painting/glitter tattoos, games and much more.
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Camp of the Week: Hawken Summer Programs

Hawken Day Camps have a long history of providing some of the best summer enrichment opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Campers can choose from a broad menu of programs that includes a variety of sports, arts, science, adventure, design and construction, and aquatics activities that are specifically designed to be age-appropriate, fun, and worthwhile.
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

‘Amazing Butterflies’ Opens Saturday at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Visitors of all ages can embark on an exciting journey, transforming from caterpillars into butterflies, at this special exhibit that opens March 23. Experience an interactive maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees; soar on a butterfly zip line; climb into a pupa pod, and much more.
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Parents: Get Up and Move!

Working in the office, carting our kids to activities and household chores might seem like moving, but do we spend more time sitting than we think? A recent study in ...
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Events This Week

March 24, 2019 - March 31, 2019

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Mar 24 Sunday 15 events
Mar 25 Monday 10 events
Mar 26 Tuesday 8 events
Mar 27 Wednesday 12 events
Mar 28 Thursday 10 events
Mar 29 Friday 9 events
Mar 30 Saturday 18 events
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pluto and the Ice Balls

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto in July of 2015.
March 24
things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

KidShow at Great Lakes Mall

March 24

Anything and everything about kids, plus entertainment, daily activities, exhibitors and prizes are all part of this free event. Get ready for two fun-filled days featuring hundreds of kids and family products and services, as well as crafts, sundae making, prizes, play area, snack attacks, costumed characters and all kinds of surprises.
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About a Ghoul

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Aleah as she journeys to the mysterious land of ghouls, where things are not always as they appear for this thrilling tale of comradeship and responsibility. 
March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Charlotte’s Web

March 24 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Adults, alongside children, have the chance to experience over again a favorite children’s classic.
March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Teen Lounge

March 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Need a place to hang out after school?
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Spring Open House

March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Homeschool Days

March 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn all about apples with hands-on activities and expert knowledge, plus learn the science and history behind Aladdin lamps.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Spring Open House

March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
March 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Storytime

March 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver enjoy stories and crafts.
March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

March 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Builder’s Club

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to build creations with their preferred material following the prompts for each session.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Spring Open House

March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Teen Ambassadors

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Feeling stressed or worried about friends, home or school?
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Spring Open House

March 6 @ 6:00 am - April 4 @ 8:00 am

Join us on Thursday, April 4 at 6 p.m.
March 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Parachute Playtime

March 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

A fun-filled playtime for walking toddlers through 5 years old and caregivers.
March 29 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

I-X Indoor Amusement Park

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This annual springtime event offers a full day of smiles, thrills and family fun, all at a budget-friendly price.
March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About a Ghoul

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Aleah as she journeys to the mysterious land of ghouls, where things are not always as they appear for this thrilling tale of comradeship and responsibility. 
March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Little Women

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From their Concord, Mass., home in Civil War America, Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth March plan their futures, but the present time is what they’ll cherish forever.
March 30 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

I-X Indoor Amusement Park

March 30 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

This annual springtime event offers a full day of smiles, thrills and family fun, all at a budget-friendly price.
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Pluto and the Ice Balls

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto in July of 2015.
March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chocolate Stroll

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Stroll across the Gervasi estate, stopping at multiple venues for treats along the way.
March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

About a Ghoul

March 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Aleah as she journeys to the mysterious land of ghouls, where things are not always as they appear for this thrilling tale of comradeship and responsibility. 
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