Ages & Stages
Stay warm and have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which which offer storytimes, crafts, and fun activities for young children. Check this list for options throughout January. ...
Connecting for Kids, a local nonprofit that provides education and support to families with concerns about their child, will be expanding to the east side in 2018 by offering its popular Music Therapy & More at the Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library. This expansion is made possible through the Callahan Foundation and a partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.
“Up until now, we’ve offered programming only on the west side at libraries in Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights and Westlake,” said Sarah Rintamaki, executive director.
Music Therapy & More is a hands-on family training program for children, ages 0-6 years, who are struggling in an area of development. It is designed to teach families how to use music to improve their child’s motor, communication and social skills, as well as behavior. The program is led by a board certified music therapist from Music Therapy Enrichment Center, Inc. This program is offered free of charge. Because of limited space, all families must register.
Visit connectingforkids.org/music to see upcoming dates and to register. The first program in Solon will be offered on Friday, January 5 at 10:30 a.m. and then offered on a monthly basis throughout the school year.
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The emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and STEAM (add art) education has grown substantially over the past two decades and educators say there’s much more to come as industries continue to increase the demand for a STEM educated workforce. It uses problem-based learning, which provides students with a problem or topic and then encourages them to be hands-on, work together on projects, make mistakes and come up with multiple solutions. Learn more about its importance and how some local schools are placing an emphasis on STEM. ...
Children begin building speech skills from birth, then develop sounds, and eventually, use all speech sounds correctly. Parents, family members, teachers or others might be worried that a child is not learning or talking the way they should for their age. Find out about the disorder and how it's evaluated, plus treatment options. ...
Open house events are ideal for parents and students to ask questions, meet faculty and see if a particular school is the right fit. Check this list of private and other schools in the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas that offer upcoming open houses and tours. ...
While the greater Cleveland/Akron area offers plenty in the way of outdoor winter fun, sometimes the temperatures are too frigid for young children. Get your kids out of the house for an indoor adventure at one of the many family-friendly play centers in the region. You're sure to find one close by with our extensive list. ...
As you prepare for the upcoming holiday events and activities, you may be struggling to get everything together and also let your kids help. Why not enjoy the anticipated day with some fun, holiday-inspired crafts that will add an adorable, decorative touch to your place? Your kids also can give these crafts as gifts to family members and friends. Regardless, it can be fun family time for everyone involved. Here are some holiday craft ideas for you to enjoy with your children!
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