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Take a Stand: Why Sitting Still in School is no Longer the Rule

Up until now, it was believed that children needed to sit still in order to concentrate and succeed in school. Experts today find that kids are not wired to sit all day long. Instead, they benefit from breaks during which they are moving to help energize their brain and be more productive. Because of this latest information, classrooms look very different than in previous generations as educators turn to innovative approaches to help children learn.
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School Day Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

As parents, we are sometimes just as excited as our kids when school is out for summer. For us, that means no helping with homework, no rushing around in the ...
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A 12-Year-Old’s Guide for Parents: Healthy School Lunches for Kids

Whenever it’s time to go back to school my moms start thinking about school lunches again. It’s super important to make sure you are eating healthy at lunchtime. I can’t ...
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High School Extracurriculars: What Matters in the College Application Process?

Jazz Band! Volleyball! Student Council! Grill Club! Today’s teens are shuffling from one after school activity to the next, hoping that their involvement in an array of clubs, organizations and ...
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Is That Toy a Playpen or a Playground?

In Lifelong Kindergarten, Mitchel Resnick, learning researcher and holder of the best-ever academic title of “LEGO endowed chair” at MIT, describes the conditions that breed creativity. To become creative thinkers, ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Understanding Your Child’s Lisp

A lisp — which is a sound substitution or distortion in which the “s” and “z” sounds are produced inefficiently — is one of the most common articulation errors targeted in speech-language therapy. Learn about the two different types of lisps and how they are treated.
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Break Out Session Topics, Speakers for Education Expo 2018 Announced

At the inaugural Northeast Ohio Parent Education Expo — which will take place Sunday, September 23 — attendees will be able to hear and learn from dozens of area schools offering a wide variety of options for public and private school education. In addition, break out sessions will be​ presented by area experts with an eye on educating parents on a variety of topics.
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Securing Our Schools: Ohio Districts Prepare for New School Year with Safety in Mind

The stress of sending kids back to school these days goes far beyond worrying about the challenges of homework, schedules and peer relationships. Looming behind all of that parental anxiety ...
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AAP Updates Recommendations on Car Seats: Keep Children Rear-Facing as Long as Possible

In an updated policy statement, the AAP recommends children remain in a rear-facing car safety seat as long as possible, until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their seat. Previously, it specified children should remain rear-facing at least to age 2.
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Prepare Your Child to be the New Kid in School

Your child walks into the crowded cafeteria and scans the room looking for an open table. Suddenly all eyes are on him. The huge room goes quiet. His peers have ...
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Events This Week

September 16, 2018 - September 23, 2018

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Sep 16 Sunday 20 events
Sep 17 Monday 17 events
Sep 18 Tuesday 18 events
Sep 19 Wednesday 14 events
Sep 20 Thursday 16 events
Sep 21 Friday 15 events
Sep 22 Saturday 27 events
September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Village Peddler Festival

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Enjoy this American arts and crafts festival in a beautiful pastoral setting for the whole family.
September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Chalk Festival

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Children and adults join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas.
September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

LightNights at Stan Hywet

September 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This three-dimensional projection show and outdoor experience tells the story of the Seiberling legacy with lights, action and music, beginning at sundown on select nights now through Sept. 16.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ways to volunteer at your child's preschool

Preschool Story Hour

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Miss Chris will have story hour for preschoolers ages 3-5.
September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Special Needs Open Jump

September 17 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Exclusively for children with special needs and their siblings. Skyzone Highland Hts.
September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Face the College Essay: Review and Revise

September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a partial or complete draft of your essay to get guidance from experienced writers, and write the essay that best expresses who you are. 
September 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Toddler Storytime

September 18 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver.
September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Play, Learn and Grow Baby Club

September 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Boost your baby’s brain through play, connect with your kid(s) and other families, plus get answers about your growing child.
September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Crocker Kids 2018 - Down on the Farm (sensory friendly)

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Crocker Kids - Down on the Farm, a sensory friendly event!  Join us for the final event in the Crocker Kids Summer Event Series presented by Lake Ridge Academy and Northeast Ohio Parent magazine!
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 19 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Let’s Sing and Dance

September 19 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Ages 2-6 sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy.
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Preschool Tour @ Castle Noel

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Spend some special time with your preschoolers now that the big kids are back in school!
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Let’s Sing and Dance

September 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 2-6 sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy.
September 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Ways to volunteer at your child's preschool

Preschool Story Hour

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Miss Chris will have story hour for preschoolers ages 3-5.
September 20 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Storytime Fun for Preschoolers

September 20 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Join Miss Bobbie for the joy of stories, rhyme, movement and music.
September 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Toddler Storytime

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years, with caregiver.
September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Firefish Festival

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Experience this all-encompassing, multicultural arts experience, taking place Friday and Saturday in Lorain, that will dazzle with music, dance, fire and art in unexpected places — culminating in the spectacular burning of the fish.
September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

15-year-old Christopher is exceptional at mathematics, but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.
August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 4, 2067 @ 6:00 pm

SPARX City Hop

August 18, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 4, 2067 @ 6:00 pm

SPARX City Hop is celebrating 16 years of connecting people to art in Cleveland neighborhoods!
September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Apple Butter & Cider Festival

September 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get a taste of apple cider, sample a variety of apples and help grind apples and press cider. 
September 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Johnny Appleseed Festival

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Two days of entertainment, crafts and mouth watering food.
September 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Festival at Nickajack Farms

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Discovery Barn, Farm Animals, Rascal Round Up, Tire Dragons, Obstacle Course, Hay Maze and much more.
July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Steam in the Valley

July 27 @ 11:15 am - September 23 @ 1:30 pm

Experience the magic of the historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no.
September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bauman Orchards Fall Festival

September 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Live music, pony rides, hay maze, petting zoo, wagon rides, and more.
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