Tag Archives: kids recreation

Safe Summer Camp

EXPERT ADVICE, PROACTIVE CAMP POLICIES & A CULTURE OF COMPLIANCE TO HELP CHILDREN ENJOY A SAFE SUMMER EXPERIENCE As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues to gain momentum, parents all over the country are looking forward to a return of more and more in-person educational and recreational opportunities for their children. We know our kids need […]

At-Home Spring Break Fun

7 LOCAL WAYS TO ENJOY SPRING BREAK AT HOME This Spring Break, like everything within the past year, looks different for most of us. To help you keep the kids entertained and learning all week long, we compiled a list of 7 Local Ways to Enjoy Spring Break at Home. This list is a mix […]

2021 Online Fun Fair & Camp Expo

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL FUN FAIR & CAMP EXPO This year’s CharlottesvilleFamily Fun Fair & Camp Expo may look a little different, but our goal of helping your family find the perfect summer camp is still the same. This year perhaps more than ever, finding a safe and fun place […]

At Home Science Challenges

BRAIN-BUILDING FUN As an aged, Nancy Drew wanna-be, I understood all too well when my 10-year-old son walked into the kitchen and announced, “If I don’t find a mystery to solve, I’m going to burst!” The Hardy Boys had sucked him in! I sympathized. At around the same age, I was haunting old barns and […]

You & Your Little Yogi

GETTING CONNECTED WITH YOUR MIND & BODY, AND YOUR FAMILY There are few absolute truths in life, but as a parent, I feel I can say one of them is that Charlottesville’s a great place to raise children. With the constant streaming of young families, this area boasts a huge number of resources and services […]

Cotton Ball Garland

GET CRAFTY WITH THIS FUN DECORATION IDEA Your house may look a little bare this month, once you’ve packed up the holiday decorations. And you may find yourself home with kids who are eager for a craft or distractions on a snow day or weekend. Enjoy this activity, which uses things you probably already have […]

Snow Tubing Fun

7 PLACES FOR LOCAL WINTER FUN While winter certainly can make going outside less enjoyable, there are many fun ways you can take advantage of the cold weather. Our area has several winter resorts that offer family-friendly snow tubing just an hour or two away. If you need a bit more snow to play in, […]

For the Win!

13 STEPS TO BEING A WINNING PARENT If you want your child to come out of their youth sports experience a winner—feeling good about themselves and having a healthy attitude towards sports—then they need your help! You are a vital and important part of the coach-athlete-parent team. If you do your job correctly and play […]

Self-Directed Play

THE IMPORTANCE OF RAISING A CHILD WHO CAN ENTERTAIN HERSELF As parents, it is important that we give our children the tools to successfully entertain themselves. It’s also important for kids to know that entertaining themselves can be uncomfortable and that a little boredom is not the end of the world. Being self-sufficient is a […]