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2020 Parent Choice Award Winners and Finalists Announced!

The results are in! Each year, we ask our readers and online followers to weigh in on their favorite family-friendly spots — local businesses, attractions, family services and more — in the Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards. While some longtime favorites topped the ballots once again this year, they’re joined by several new honorees in 26 categories. Find out which places made the list of winners and finalists for 2020! ...
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Yelp Cleveland shares local ice cream favorites

Yelp Cleveland’s Summer Ice Cream Bucket List

Whether you’re looking for a vintage soda shoppe or gluten-free cone, Yelp Cleveland offers an ice cream bucket list your entire family will enjoy. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month in style with a visit to these delicious local scoop shops. ...
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Northeast Ohio Attractions Announce Reopening Dates, Procedures

If you're looking to take the kids places and aren't sure what's reopened and what hasn't, check our updated list of area museums, attractions and entertainment facilities, along with their reopening dates and other details. ...
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Fourth of July Activities in Northeast Ohio

While many parades, fireworks displays and festivals are postponed or canceled this year due to COVID-19, there are some activities still taking place. Check out these events happening during the holiday weekend in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. ...
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Worried About Summer Learning Loss? Speech and Occupational Therapists Share Summer Maintenance Tips

After an unexpected school year and ongoing closures of some traditional summer camps and social activities, many parents and caregivers are looking for extra support for their kids. Months of distance learning, paired with normal summer learning loss, can bring academic, social and emotional challenges. Here are things parents can do at home to help. ...
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Summer Baby: Get Set for a New Season With an Infant

Warm weather means we can now socially distance in the safety of our own yards. This goes for babies, too — whom we can provide a little fresh air and sunshine. If you’re a new parent and experiencing your first summer with your baby, here are some ways to gear-up and safely celebrate the season.  ...
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Sun, Sand & Science: Things to do With Kids

It’s summer — that time of year when home sandboxes are opened and sand castles begin springing up on beaches. Beyond the pure fun of playing in the sand, did you realize that something as simple as grains of sand could ignite STEAM curiosity in your little scientist? Check out these fun activities you and your child can do with sand. ...
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Podcast Episode #14: Parent Panel — Dads Speak Out

In honor of Father's Day, we revisit this popular episode of aParently Speaking, in which host Miriam Conner talks with three local dads who share some of the challenges and lessons they have learned along the way. They also discuss what they love most about parenthood and the one thing they want to make sure their kids always know no matter what. ...
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Fresh Ideas for Your 2020 Family Staycation

Summer is upon us, yet our vacation plans are disappearing like letting go of a helium balloon. With so much uncertainty, many families are staying put and calling 2020 the year of the summer staycation. Check out these five ways to make the best of your summer staycation right here in Northeast Ohio. ...
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50 Ways to Celebrate Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is a great opportunity to spend family time together while honoring dad. Whether your usual activities are canceled or you’re just looking for new ideas, check out these 50 ways to celebrate dad. Most can be enjoyed in your home or backyard; others can be done while following social distancing guidelines. ...
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