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Plan a College Visit this Summer

While visiting a college might look different this year, it’s still an important part of the search process. The timing can vary due to the family’s schedule and visiting schools takes planning. We provide your family with some tips on when to start planning, the best times to visit and how to get important questions answered. ...
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Kits for Kids: Ways to Deliver Summer Learning

Summer break is in full swing. Your family might go on vacation, head to the playground and parks, completed a variety of camps, and go swimming more times than you can count. Tackle the inevitable summer boredom while helping your kids learn and be creative. Take a look at these subscription services that deliver engaging options for STEM, cooking, crafts and art.   ...
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Summer Fun for Infants & Toddlers: 5 Storytimes & Activities This Week in Cleveland/Akron

Looking for something to do with your infant or toddler? Visit a local library (virtually or in-person) or other area attractions for storytimes, outdoor learning, crafts, and other fun activities for young children. Here are five happenings in the Greater Cleveland/Akron region. ...
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Mentor Library hosts Exhibit Celebrating African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature

"Telling A People’s Story: African-American Children’s Illustrated Literature" includes 130 pieces of art by 33 artists from 95 books spanning 50 years of creativity. The free exhibit runs from June 3 through August 29. Children 12 and younger can win a prize by reading the books highlighted in the exhibit. ...
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4 Summer Outdoor Games for Toddlers 

Amy Chand, exercise physiologist for Akron Children’s Healthy Active Living program, shares five ways to keep your toddler on the move and smiling — maybe even giggling — all summer long. She says getting kids active and outdoors is not only a great way to turn those frowns upside down, it’s important for their health, too. Even easier, these games can be played right in your own backyard. ...
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Akron Zoo’s Wild Asia Grand Opening

Visit Sumatran tigers, red pandas and white-cheeked gibbons in the new habitat area. Enjoy live entertainment from the Karen, Burmese, Nepali, Mon, and Hmong cultures. Learn the historical context and hear personal narratives to celebrate the local Asian American community. ...
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Ways to Celebrate Graduates of all Ages

Graduation might look a little different again this year. But as we’ve learned from living in a pandemic for more than a year, there are still ways to celebrate a major milestone that can make it feel special. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate your grad — preschool to high school — check out these ideas. ...
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Geauga Park District’s Homeschool Days

Homeschoolers, join a naturalist for a virtual lesson all about pollinators, then go on a pollinator-themed outdoor scavenger hunt. Students who complete and turn in their hunt checklists at drop-off locations will earn a flower-and insect-themed activity pack (complete with honey samples). ...
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Senders Pediatrics Introduces Children’s Books About Staying Safe From Germs

These book releases are timed to remind children (and parents) that many of the practices they adopted to combat the spread of COVID-19 should remain regular habits long after the pandemic is over. Three books highlight the importance of taking simple steps to help reduce the spread of germs, and one book helps to ensure children are well prepared when it is their turn to get the vaccine. ...
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Connecting for Kids Announces May Virtual Programs

Connecting for Kids provides education and support to families with concerns about their children. It serves all families, including children both with and without formal diagnoses. Each month, it is offering Zoom educational programs, support groups, a Parent Match Program and other resources. ...
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