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setting screen time limits for kids

Sleep Interrupted: How Screen Time Affects Bedtime

Whether it’s a toddler refusing to go bed or a teen who wants to play one more game, many parents are struggling to figure out why their child is at odds with going to sleep. Nightly routines or sleep disorders could be the cause of battles at bedtime. However, many experts cite an increase of screen time and its impact on how kids go to bed.
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Podcast Episode #21: Kids and Sports

On this episode of aParently Speaking, host Miriam Conner talks with Dr. Joseph Congeni, who shares his expertise on specializing in one sport, preventing injuries from overuse, concussion awareness, advice on kids reaching their true athletic potential, and more.
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Northeast Ohio Parent magazine

The All-New February Issue is Available Now!

The latest issue of Northeast Ohio Parent is on newsstands, but the easiest way to check it out is by viewing our digital issue. This month, we cover teen driving, children's resale, how to help your child become a better reader, Valentine's Day events and more. Also included is our Camp Guide, your go-to resource for preparing for your kids' summer adventures.
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

Should My Child Learn a Second Language?

Introducing your child to multiple languages at a young age is a personal decision that can be challenging for many families. A child can become bilingual by learning two languages simultaneously from birth if they are both spoken regularly in the home. Later exposure to a second language will not necessarily impact your child’s ability to learn the language, however, some children may not talk much when they start using a second language.
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valentine's events in Cleveland, Ohio

Parents’ Night Out: Valentine’s Day Events for Adults

While celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids is a great way to create special memories (click here for family-friendly events), sometimes parents just need a night out. Check out the ...
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resale and consignment events in ohio

Children’s Resale: One Mom’s Junk is Another Mom’s Treasure

The resale industry is gaining popularity and it can not only put cash in your pocket by selling items, but it could also save you a few bucks when shopping. From resale stores to pop-up consignment events and online selling, learn the best ways to shop and sell secondhand items. Also, find a listing of area children's resale events taking place this spring.
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things to do with kids in Cleveland

Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events in Northeast Ohio

Love is in the air all month long in the greater Cleveland/Akron area. Celebrate with the entire family by making plans to attend a special Valentine's Day-themed event. Check our list to find an activity near you.
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Enter to Win a Month of Lessons from Goldfish Swim School

We are partnering with Goldfish Swim School to share important water safety tips and give away swim lessons all year long. Water Safety Wednesday will take place on the first ...
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Things to do with kids in cleveland, ohio

Northeast Ohio Storytimes & Activities for Kids, February 2019

Have fun this month with a visit to your local library, museum or area attraction, many of which offer storytimes, crafts, and other fun activities for young children.
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New Movie ‘Backyard Wilderness’ Opens Feb. 2 at Great Lakes Science Center

“Backyard Wilderness,” which opens Saturday in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, spans a seasonal year around a typical suburban home and displays unique wildlife imagery and behavior — all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
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Events This Week

February 17, 2019 - February 24, 2019

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Feb 17 Sunday 15 events
Feb 18 Monday 14 events
Feb 19 Tuesday 14 events
Feb 20 Wednesday 10 events
Feb 21 Thursday 12 events
Feb 22 Friday 16 events
Feb 23 Saturday 15 events
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honk!

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Rink at Wade Oval

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Lace up your skates and enjoy the fresh ice on picturesque Wade Oval.
February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Dance

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Polish your dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun at this annual Valentine dance.
February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Maple Sugar Festival & Pancake Breakfast

January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am - March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Join us at Hale Farm & Village March 9, 10, 16 & 17 – 2019 for the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast.
January 5 - February 24

Bird in Hand

January 5 - February 24

Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens. Visitors also will enjoy an outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this experience, which takes place on weekends from Jan. 5 through Feb. 24.
February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

Wiggle on a Wild Safari!

February 6 @ 10:30 am - May 9 @ 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
February 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreamgirls

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

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dreamgirls

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

A sweeping and inspirational journey through 20th-century American popular music, Dreamgirls chronicles one Motown group’s rise from obscurity to superstardom.
February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Honk!

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides is a functional, total-body conditioning workout designed for moms with kids in tow. Friday's 60-minute workout is comprised of strength training, cardio and core restoration, all while entertaining little ones with songs, activities and fun.
February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pancake Breakfast with the Birds

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

All-you-can-eat breakfast, guided hikes, crafts, a bird-related show and entertainment.
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Orchid Mania

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cleveland Botanical Garden’s most fragrant and fanciful plant show where you can take an enchanting tropical escape without ever leaving Cleveland.
February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Backyard Wilderness

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Spanning a seasonal year around a typical suburban home, this film displays a stunning array of unique wildlife imagery and behavior – all captured by cameras mounted inside dens and nests, and moving along the forest floor and the bottom of a pond.
February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Honk!

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The musical version of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Ugly Duckling.”
February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Laser Lights

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

On select evenings between Feb. 15 and March 2, Akron Zoo will be aglow with dazzling, dancing laser lights. A portion of the zoo will feature animated laser lights, and the Komodo Kingdom Education Center will include glowing decorations and mirrors as it transforms into the "Glow Zone."
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