December 2016

December 2016

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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2016 Editions December 2016 Featured Magazine Things to do

Northeast Ohio Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Happenings Around the Region

Still not sure where to celebrate the start of 2017 with the kids in tow? Party during the day or night with these family-friendly area events for all ages. ...
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2016 Editions December 2016 Magazine Parenting

#CLEMAMA: Decluttering Around the Holidays

Find out how Northeast Ohio Parent columnist Sara Carnes, co-host of the Family Friendly Morning Show on 95.5 The Fish, found herself in a rush to declutter her home this holiday season — and how she and her family turned it into an act of helping others. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Food Magazine Parenting

Baking with Kids is Messy, but oh so Sweet

To some, baking holiday cookies with kids sounds like a recipe for disaster. It’s not difficult to imagine all the mess and the drama. With a pinch of preparation and a dash of extra patience, baking with your children can be educational and, yes, even a lot of fun. Find mom-tested tips and recipes here. ...
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2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Magazine Parenting

Pick a Book — Reading Choices for Your Kids and Teens

Create a book nook with your kids and have them curl up with these reading recommendations from local libraries, authors, moms, and Northeast Ohio Parent editors and writers. These books are parent- and library-tested to help you kick off your family’s book season. ...
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Holiday Q&A with a Christian & a Jew

I am Jewish. I am not in St. Nick’s address book, but don’t count me out come December. I still look forward to the holiday season and I was recently asked some questions about experiencing Christmas as a Jew as well as questions about Jewish holidays, customs and culture. ...
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2016 Editions December 2016 Featured Magazine Things to do

Northeast Ohio 2016 Holiday Fun Events

Fill your calendar this month with these family-friendly holiday events. For even more seasonal happenings, visit Northeast Ohio Parent’s event page at northeastohioparent.com/events.

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
Santa Express Train Rides. Ride the train to Santa’s Place, enjoy a group story, and have one-on-one time with Santa. Noon-5 p.m. through 12/18. Ohio Station Outlets, 9911 Avon Lake Road, Lodi, 330-948-1239, ohiostationoutlets.com

A Gingerbread Celebration. Enjoy a gingerbread adventure through the nature center with themed crafts and activities. Noon-5 p.m. through 12/18. Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Blvd., Brunswick, 330-722-9364 medinacountyparks.com

Snack with Santa and the Animals. This holiday tradition includes animal encounters, visits with Santa, a variety of snacks, entertainment, and crafts. 3-5 p.m. through 12/18. Akron Zoo, 504 Euclid Ave., Akron, 330-375-2550, akronzoo.org

THROUGH 12/18
A Charlie Brown Christmas. The cherished holiday classic comes to life in the faithful adaptation of the animated television special. Friday, Saturday and Sunday showings. Magical Theatre Company, 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, magicaltheatre.org

Fruitcakes – A Heartwarming Christmas Comedy. A hilarious celebration of small town life that will make you appreciate the true meaning of Christmas. Geauga Theater, 101 Water St., Chardon, 440-286-2255, geaugatheater.org

White Christmas – The Musical. Relive the days of yuletide yore with memorable music, a heartwarming story and a whole lot of throwback holiday cheer. Ewing Hall, 4530 Colorado Ave., Sheffield Village, metroparks.cc

THROUGH 12/20
The Polar Express. Wear pajamas to hear a reading of The Polar Express on a journey to the North Pole. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, 800-468-4070, cvsr.com

THROUGH 12/23
Festival of Trees. Get into the spirit of the season with this beloved annual holiday tradition. Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square, 1407 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, playhousesquare.org

THROUGH 12/31
Holidays at the Mansion. Visit this 28-room Victorian Mansion featuring a 40-tree winter wonderland. 1-4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 1-8 p.m.

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