Ages & Stages

Ages & Stages

2017 Editions Ages & Stages February 2017 Magazine

Step into Day Camp

Day camps and classes give your child the chance to explore a topic or activity in more depth. They also offer a shorter, more intensive experience — typically including activities, like games or field trips, to help campmates connect with each other. More than 90 percent of campers say that they met people who are different from themselves and made new friends. Many day camps in the region are already enrolling campers for this summer, so now is a good time to explore options and talk with your children about their interests. ...
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2017 Editions Ages & Stages February 2017 Magazine

Head for the Bunk: Sleepaway Camps

Overnight camps bring the traditional menu of activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, games, arts and crafts, and more, but also develop children's courage and resourcefulness. Learn everything you need to know about overnight camps, including gauging whether your child is ready, finding the right fit, and prepping your budget. ...
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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured Magazine March 2017 Parenting

Modern Homeschooling is Learning Without Boundaries

Today, homeschooling involves interactive, out-of-the box approaches to education. Homeschooling parents found this to be their favorite part of being directly involved with their children’s education. Here are some ideas that make perfect homeschool lessons, but can be great learning experiences for traditional students, too. ...
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Ages & Stages

Kids can Benefit from Therapy Dog Visits

Reading or speaking to a therapy dog offers many added benefits for children who are working to increase their abilities in both areas. Therapists who work with these kids find that interacting with a therapy dog can keep their young clients motivated, while increasing their comfort and easing anxiety, since they know they're speaking and reading to a judgment-free listener. ...
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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured February 2017 Food Health Magazine Worth Noting

Study Shows Early Introduction of Peanuts can Curb Allergies

The National Institutes of Health is aiming to significantly reduce peanut allergies with new guidelines that call for introducing peanut products to infants. A study prompting the new guidelines found that regular consumption of peanut products in early life is a good thing. ...
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2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured January 2017 Magazine Parenting Worth Noting

17 Ways to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

For many, yelling has become a normal part of the daily routine, but studies show it can be harmful to adolescents — and children of all ages are likely to tune out reprimands or requests if mom or dad yell too often. Next time you feel the urge to shout, keep your cool with these 17 ways to yell less. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Magazine Parenting Worth Noting

Expert Advice for Parents, from the First Tooth to Adult Molars

Before your baby’s first tooth to their last, going to the dentist should be a priority in every child’s — and parent’s — life. Here are some tidbits about the teething experience and where to go as your kids grow into their adult molars. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Magazine Parenting Resources Special Needs Worth Noting

Get Children’s Toys on Loan

If you're looking for toys and resources for kids, consider United Disability Services in Akron. Its Toy and Resource Center loans developmental toys and resource materials to anyone working with a child birth to age 6 with special needs or a child developing typically. ...
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