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Summer Fun: Northeast Ohio Beaches, Pools, Splash Pads & Water Parks

Summer is almost here, and temperatures are heating up. That means it’s time to make a splash with some outdoor water fun. Looking for a family-friendly spot to cool off? Head to these water parks, pools, splash pads and beaches in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area. ...
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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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3 Ways I Dealt with the COVID-19 Pandemic

Leah Artman, Northeast Parent blogger of "NEOhio Frugal Living" shares how being stuck at home during the pandemic has led to ah-ha moments, from meal prep, home organization to spending quality time with the family. ...
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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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Ropes Course and Boat Openings at Geauga Park District

The park district reopens its 'ropes and boats' recreational offerings. The ropes course season starts on Sunday, May 29. For those craving adventure on the water, self-guided tours of the East Branch Reservoir will begin in June at the Headwaters Park Boathouse. ...
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Memorial Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Honor those who have sacrificed for our country by attending these events and parades taking place on Memorial Day in Northeast Ohio. There are plenty of options in the Greater Cleveland/Akron area to help your family commemorate and observe the holiday. ...
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Fairmount Center for the Arts ‘The Show Goes On’ Drive-In Event

A unique dance and arts event will be held at the Mayfield Drive-In on Friday, May 21. The show includes pop-up dance performances from the Fairmount Dance Company, as well as art activities, a film screening and more! ...
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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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Make Your Own Glow in the Dark Slime!

Have you ever wondered what causes things to glow in the dark? Find out by watching this video — used as part of the Northeast Ohio Parent KidStream video series — and making your own slime! ...
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