As you may have pieced together from some of my previous posts, I’m consistently on the hunt for fun, engaging programs to take my toddler to in the city (like Baby Wiggle Little Groove). Which is why I was so very excited to come across the Super Soccer Stars program.
Super Soccer Stars teaches soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive educational environment for ages 2 and up. Kick & Play is run by Super Soccer Stars and offers a pre-soccer and movement program for toddlers 12-24 months old and their parents; taking you through a world of exciting activities to help develop pre-soccer skills. I started the Kick & Play program with my 12 month old and have since “graduated” to Super Soccer Stars. Below are just some of the reasons I can highly recommend both of these programs...
There’s nothing like picking your own and enjoying the sweet smell of strawberries warmed by the early summer sun. June is “strawberry month", and most farms are open for picking by mid-month, but some are already open now. Read on for farms where you can pick your own strawberries and tips for getting the most out of the experience. Be sure to scroll through to find out about some fabulous strawberry festivals, and check back later in the summer for our updated blueberry picking post.
You want to start teaching your kids about about community service at a young age, but most volunteer programs are not able to accommodate kids, and it’s difficult to find the ones that can. My family is always on the lookout for ways to get involved in the community and do something good in the world, especially in these difficult times. As a result, I have lots of great resources to share. They're all here, whether you prefer fundraising, participating in hands-on programs coordinated by organizations like Catching Joy, or more of a DIY affair.
Taking full advantage of Boston’s location - the Charles River to the west and Boston Harbor to the east - community boating programs provide numerous opportunities for kids and families to learn to sail in Boston. Look a little further to the north and south, and options multiply. From annual memberships to five-day passes to one-day rentals, the following sailing centers offer packages that will fit your budget and schedule. Note that many of the lesson and camp programs fill up fast, so be sure to plan ahead.
April Vacation is here! If you’re wondering what you’re going to do with the kids all week, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Read on for April Vacation Week ideas galore. And be sure to take a look at Audrey’s post 35+ Things to Do with Kids in the Boston Area for April Vacation for special vacation week events and programs.
Looking for fun things to do with kids during April vacation week? There are plenty of programs and special events for families going on in Boston - puppet shows, dance and theater performances, special museum happenings, one-day events, and nature programs.
If you’re still trying to figure out what to do with the kids during April Vacation Week, take a look at these terrific workshops, camps and classes. There are opportunities for both little kids and big kids who enjoy soccer, crafts, writing, theater, and nature exploration. After you find the program that's just right for your child, call them soon to find out if they still have space available!
For the March edition of Poppins Parents, our series highlighting local parents who make a difference in the lives of Boston families, we talked to Joy Olaes Suprenant, founder of Catching Joy.
Read on to find out who is her non-profit organization’s pint sized co-founder, where she says is one of her favorite places in the whole world (we agree completely!) and how much joy she brings to families throughout the area. Joy also shares tips for getting your family involved in volunteerism and giving.
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