Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine's Reading Room

Northeast Ohio Parent Reading Room for 2018: Book Picks for Kids

Looking for some great reads for your kids? Check out the list below for books recommended by local libraries, Northeast Ohio Parent editors and more. Be sure to check back as we add more books each month.  read more

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things to do on a snow day

10 Snow Day Activities to Keep Boredom at Bay

“Snow day!”

It’s the term kids love and parents sometimes dread. After the initial excitement wears off, a chorus of “I’m bored!” begins to echo throughout the house. read more

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Camp Red Oak in Ohio

Summer Camp lets Kids ‘Unplug,’ Make Important Connections

While technology helps us organize busy schedules, there may be a downside to the prominent role it now plays in most families’ lives. Summer camp is a place where children can be freed from the distractions of technology to develop important social and relational skills. ...
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preschools in ohio

Northeast Ohio Preschool Guide

The Greater Cleveland area offers many options when it comes to preschool. If it's time to start considering which program would be the right fit for your child — and your family — begin your search for information by consulting our list of Northeast Ohio preschools. ...
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preschools in ohio

Prep for Preschool: How to Choose a School and What to Expect

Determining if preschool is the right step for your child and your family is a big decision, and there are many different factors to consider. We spoke with several early childhood educators in the region, who offer tips on determining whether your child is ready, as well as what to look for in a school and questions to consider when visiting. Plus, students and parents weigh in on why they love preschool. ...
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Ways Parents can Improve their Child’s Speech at Home

There are many ways parents can help their children improve their speech at home, including reading books, retelling the events of the day, and encouraging older children to write. Learn about these and many more, as well as a local communication playgroup that mixes fun with the practice of building communication skills. ...
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tips for kids at camp

First Time at Camp? Calm Your Child’s Nerves

Sending your child away to camp for the first time is a major milestone for most families — one that often is marked by excitement, anticipation and perhaps even some anxiety. Though camp is certainly about making friends and having fun, it also is about being on your own and being a part of a community. read more

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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

50 Indoor Things for Kids to do Instead of Screen Time

Across the U.S. and Northeast Ohio, it’s likely that crops of couch potatoes sprout up every winter. They are fueled by the colder days and early sunset. If you can’t get out of the house this winter — and those days will happen — look for alternatives to entertain your little ones and leave the electronics in the chargers. read more

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