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Why Social Skills are Common Concerns Among Many Children

One child may be gifted, another has attention issues and a third is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Three very different children, yet they all may struggle with the ...
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Podcast Episode #22: Eating Disorders in Kids and Teens

On the latest episode of aParently Speaking, Dr. Jessica Castonguay, a physician at Akron Children’s Hospital's Division of Adolescent Medicine, joins host Miriam Conner to discuss eating disorders in children and teens. Learn why more kids are affected than you may think, as well as warning signs and risk factors.
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Coming Soon: 2019 Parent Choice Awards

Beginning in March, we’re asking readers to help us find the best of the best in Northeast Ohio when it comes to family fun. The Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards seeks to gather the opinions of local parents on everything family-friendly in the region. During the nomination period beginning March 1, you’ll have the chance to name your favorite businesses, attractions, family services, and more.
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Surviving a Long Car Trip with Young Kids

Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go … Whoever wrote that idyllic song probably wasn’t traveling with two kids under the age of 3 during ...
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Winter Skincare Tips from Apex Dermatology

Wintertime can be very harsh on your skin. To help you combat skin challenges during this season, learn the answers to some common questions and find tips for winter skin care.
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Here’s to the Beginning of Frugal Living!

Hi, y’all! I am super stoked to be introducing myself as the newest addition to the Northeast Ohio Parent blogging team (insert happy dance)!  read more...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Can You Understand Your Child’s Speech?

Parents and close family members are usually experts at understanding their own child's speech attempts. Parents can "translate" even the most unintelligible efforts made by their children. Unfamiliar listeners, on the other hand, are often unable to decipher a young child's speech. 
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

Aqua-Tots Indoor Swim School Opens in Westlake

Aqua-Tots indoor swim school is now open in Crocker Park’s Promenade. Offering instruction-based classes for ages 4 months to 12 years old, Aqua-Tots’ curriculum is designed to create a strong ...
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What Does it Take to Become President?

As we celebrate President’s Day this year, here’s an educational video for kids that covers the requirements of becoming a president of the United States of America. read more...
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Summer Camp Countdown: A Month-by-Month Planning Guide for Parents  

Summer overnight camp is a big step for kids — and their parents. Advanced preparation is key to reducing anxiety and creating a positive, exciting lead-up to the experience for ...
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Events This Week

February 17, 2019 - February 24, 2019

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Feb 17 Sunday 15 events
Feb 18 Monday 14 events
Feb 19 Tuesday 14 events
Feb 20 Wednesday 10 events
Feb 21 Thursday 11 events
Feb 22 Friday 15 events
Feb 23 Saturday 14 events
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 17 @ 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.
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honk!

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rink at Wade Oval

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lace up your skates and enjoy the fresh ice on picturesque Wade Oval.
February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Dance

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Polish your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun at this annual Valentine dance.
February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 18 @ 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.
February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 18 @ 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.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
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!
February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 19 @ 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.
February 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 20 @ 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.
February 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 20 @ 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.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
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!
February 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 21 @ 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.
February 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreamgirls

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 22 @ 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.
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Honk!

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 22 @ 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.
February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pancake Breakfast with the Birds

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

All-you-can-eat breakfast, guided hikes, crafts, a bird-related show and entertainment.
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 23 @ 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.
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honk!

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
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