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Fifth Summer of ‘Crocker Kids’ Fun at Crocker Park

Crocker Kids returns for its fifth season at Crocker Park in Westlake this summer beginning May 21 with the theme “Get Your Craft On.” Themes and activities will vary each month throughout the summer, and will include make and take crafts, giveaways, a balloon artist, snacks, face painting/glitter tattoos, games and much more!
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

The Stages of Infant Speech Development

Children begin developing speech as an infant. By 6 months, babies coo and play with their voices by producing sounds such as "oo," "uh," "mm," "da," and "goo." As time goes on, your child will produce a variety of age-appropriate sounds and word shapes. Single words will be combined into two- and three-word phrases, and eventually into sentences and ongoing conversation.
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What You Should Know About Survival Swim Lessons

  • “Survival” swim lessons can be traumatic experiences for a child and do not drown-proof them. Developmentally-appropriate alternatives include layered play-based training with a trusted caregiver involved. Children are typically only
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8 Great Ideas for a “Mom Playdate” in Northeast Ohio

Having kids certainly makes getting together with friends more challenging than it was pre-kid, but seeing my friends is one of the best ways for me to simultaneously relax and ...
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A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents on Setting Limits

Setting — and holding — limits as parents is essential. Limits help kids feel safe; boundaries give them a sense of security and predictability which, in turn, can make parenting easier. Learn a few guidelines that will make setting limits easier.
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Say what?! Speaking the Language of Generation Z

Generation Z thrives on a constant stream of communication through their mobile devices. Subsequently, they have developed their own slang words made up of acronyms and phrases to describe their interactions with the world. Parents almost need to be bilingual to understand it. Check out this list of popular terms, sorted based on their level of concern for a parent.
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things to do with kids in Hudson, Ohio

‘Fun at First & Main’ Events Return to Hudson This Summer

Sponsored by Akron Children’s Hospital and brought to you by Northeast Ohio Parent, “Fun at First & Main” returns for the fourth season in Hudson this summer beginning June 4 with the theme of “Crafty Kids.” Activities vary each month and include make and take crafts, giveaways, a balloon artist, snacks, face painting/glitter tattoos, games and much more.
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Camp of the Week: Hawken Summer Programs

Hawken Day Camps have a long history of providing some of the best summer enrichment opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Campers can choose from a broad menu of programs that includes a variety of sports, arts, science, adventure, design and construction, and aquatics activities that are specifically designed to be age-appropriate, fun, and worthwhile.
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things to do with kids in Cleveland, Ohio

‘Amazing Butterflies’ Opens Saturday at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Visitors of all ages can embark on an exciting journey, transforming from caterpillars into butterflies, at this special exhibit that opens March 23. Experience an interactive maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees; soar on a butterfly zip line; climb into a pupa pod, and much more.
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Parents: Get Up and Move!

Working in the office, carting our kids to activities and household chores might seem like moving, but do we spend more time sitting than we think? A recent study in ...
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Events This Week

April 14, 2019 - April 21, 2019

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Apr 14 Sunday 18 events
Apr 15 Monday 15 events
Apr 16 Tuesday 14 events
Apr 17 Wednesday 11 events
Apr 18 Thursday 6 events
Apr 19 Friday 7 events
Apr 20 Saturday 12 events
April 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt with prizes.
April 14 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

I-X Indoor Amusement Park

April 14 @ 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

The fun kicks off this weekend at this annual springtime event that offers more than 20 acres of rides, games, food and attractions all under one roof.
April 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Enjoy a breakfast buffet, crafts, activities, visits with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt with prizes.
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

After breakfast, take a photo with bunny in his arbor in the theater, visit the Plant Science Center to make a craft and visit lambs in the Well Bred Shed.
April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

After breakfast, take a photo with bunny in his arbor in the theater, visit the Plant Science Center to make a craft and visit lambs in the Well Bred Shed.
April 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Stroller Strides

April 15 @ 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.
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Built to Survive: Biomechanics

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Spider webs stronger than steel?
April 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The World of Puppets: From Stage to Screen

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Travel the globe with traditional and modern puppets from every corner of the world, along with artifacts, interactive activities and live performances.
April 14 - April 15

Hippity Hoppity Get On Board the Easter Bunny Express Train

April 14 - April 15

EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 3/30 – 4/14, Plus Good Friday 4/19 Purchase tickets at the Guest Services Desk the day of the event.
April 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Inverted Intersections

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This exhibition features images of downtown Canton intersections taken by Timken photographer Robert H.
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Amazing Butterflies

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

Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly through an interactive maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees.
April 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Toddler Storytime

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Ages 18 months to 3 years with a caregiver enjoy stories and crafts.
April 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Rock-A-Bye Tales

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Lapsit storytime for babies ages 6 to 24 months and a caregiver.
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Nestlings at Woods Branch

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Enjoy songs and rhymes, books and bounces for babies birth to 15 months with a grown-up.
April 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Baby Bonanza

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Bring your babies (not yet walking) and blankets in for books, bopping and bouncing at this year-round lap-sit program.
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

An interactive exhibit showcasing rock-themed, playable pinball machines combined with historic merchandise and artifacts to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands.
April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Builder’s Club

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Children ages 4-14 are invited to build creations with their preferred material following the prompts for each session.
April 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Let’s Sing and Dance

April 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am

Sing and move to the music with Miss Nancy.
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Homeschool Field Trip Days

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Every third Wednesday of the month from September through May, get hands-on with exciting and immersive programs, and then explore all that the museum has to offer.
April 17 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Preschool Storytime

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

Rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories
April 18 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 am

Spring into Spring!

April 18 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 am

With FCA instructor Darlene Kelbach & Library Associate, go on an ARTS active reading adventure!
April 18 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Family Storytime

April 18 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Families of all ages are invited to listen to stories, songs and fingerplays.
April 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Play, Learn & Grow Club

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

Boost your baby’s brain through play.
April 18 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Story Time

April 18 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy stories, movement and songs for young children.
April 18 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Tales for Twos Story Time

April 18 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am

Stories, music, fingerplays and crafts for 2-year-olds and their caregivers.
April 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eggsperiment

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

This two-day event at the Great Lakes Science center, taking place Friday and Saturday, features Science Spectacular EGGstravaganza, Motion Mania Demonstration, Apollo Lander Challenge, Egg Race Obstacle Course, Peeps in Space, and more.
April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

High School Career Day

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Whether you’re interested in working with aquatic life or water in some way, or you have a specific aquarium career in mind, you are invited to investigate these opportunities.
April 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Party for the Plant

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

There’s no better place to “go green” than this Earth Day celebration. Special activities are planned throughout the day.
April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wild Animal Babies Fun Day Friday 

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Visit Penitentiary Glen Nature Center on Friday to explore furry, feathered, scaly and slimy baby animals through a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities. The free event includes scavenger hunts, a seasonal craft, animal programs and more.
April 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

Friday Family Storytime

April 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

A storytime for children of all ages with a favorite adult.
April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aquarist in Training

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Have a future marine scientist in the house?
April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Party for the Planet

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meet animal keepers, view animal enrichment demonstrations, check out vendor village and electric vehicle display, enjoy a dance party and more.
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bunny Express and Egg Hunt

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ride our train to Western Town for your Egg Hunt, then Meet & Greet the Easter Bunny, Mad Hatter and Mother Goose!*  COST $8 CHILDREN 12 MOS- 12 YEARS OLD, $5 ADULTS, FREE UNDER 12 MOS.  The last train leaves at 4:30 pm.
April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bunny Express and Egg Hunt

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ride the train to Western Town for your egg hunt, then meet & greet the Easter Bunny, Mad Hatter and Mother Goose.
April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Barks for Books

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Practice your reading skills by reading to a therapy dog.
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