Programs & Curriculum

Our programs are custom-made to foster a lifetime love of learning.

Every child is unique. That is why Youthland customizes a program specific to the needs of your child based on age and their development with the goal of empowering your child to be a lifetime learner.

Academic Enrichment

Mission

Little minds are wide open and ready for learning. Youthland’s approach encourages your child to discover tools they will use to become a life-long learner. Our students consistently exceed expectations on assessments in a wide variety of areas:

  • Language & Literacy
  • Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development & Overall Wellness
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Creative Expression

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What’s So Great About Pi?! How to Celebrate the National Pi Day

Happy Pi Day! Celebrated on March 14th, Pi Day is the celebration of the mathematical constant, 3.14159. The constant is defined as “the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter” and it appears in many …

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Celebrate Grammar Day with Fun and Easy Mnemonic Devices

Hooray, it’s National Grammar Day! From the time our kids are writing papers in school to apply for jobs, poor grammar can deeply affect how they and their work are …

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Reading Milestones; How to Know if Your Child is On Track

Reading is at the core of pretty much everything we do. So helping our children become great readers is essential for school and life. Is your child is on track …

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Family

Happy Valentine’s Day! This annual holiday is always celebrated on February 14th, and while this Valentine’s Day may look different than those in past years, it doesn’t mean it can’t …

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4 Snowy Crafts for Wintertime Fun

Don’t let the weather stop the fun this season! Turn up the heat and enjoy some fun and festive crafts that celebrate wintertime. From faux snow to pretty paper snowflakes, …

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Immunity Boosters to Keep Your Family Healthy this Season

Cold and flu season is always a battle to keep little bodies healthy, but this season during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is heightened awareness around staying healthy. We all know …

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5 Fun and Safe Holiday Things to Do in Cincinnati

The holiday season is here! And while this year looks very different from past years, we can still get into a holiday mood with some fun and safe events around …

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Holiday Handprint Art for Kids

While those little handprints of your children may be all over places you don’t want them, like the mirrors, the furniture, and elsewhere, they still are pretty darn cute! Preserve …

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Delicious and Fun Thanksgiving Recipes Your Kids Will Devour

Happy Thanksgiving! This year the holiday falls on November 26th, 2020. While this year has brought so much that was unexpected, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to focus on the …

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6 Ways to Get Kids to Sleep More Easily and Sleep Through the Night

The battle for sleep seemingly starts the minute our children are placed in our arms! As our children age, the struggle can get even harder. But there’s hope – even …

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Halloween at Home; Fun Ideas That Will Make Everyone’s Night Spooktacular!

Trick or Treating on Halloween is a beloved holiday tradition. But this year may look different for many. Whether you are social distancing by choice or by ordinance, or if …

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Fall Sensory Crafts for Kids

Crafting is not only a great way to entertain kids, but crafts also help children develop their fine motor skills as well. When a child is working to do two …

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Virtual Tours for Kids and Questions to Help Them Think Critically

Wishing you could go explore this summer but are stuck at home instead? We’ve got the next best thing for you and your kids to do if you can’t venture …

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Distance Learning Tips, Tricks, and Ideas to Keep Little Minds Learning (and Parents Sane!)

As many family prepare for kids to go back to school, most are also preparing for that school to be online for an undefined amount of time. Distance learning can …

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Online Resources for Keeping Children’s Minds Active and Engaged

Summertime brain drain is real! On average, children can lose up to two months of education over the summer break. And sometimes it can be tough to find ways to …

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Summer Fun at Home for Kids – and Kids at Heart!

While this summer may look a little (or a lot!) different than past summers, there is still fun to be had while staying at home. It may feel a little …

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Celebrate Summer Produce with Delicious Recipe Ideas Kids will Love

Ah summer! Long days, warm nights, and farmers markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. Get your kids enjoying the best produce of the season – and maybe even try …

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4th of July Fun for Kids

Happy Independence Day! While this year’s celebrations may look a little (or a lot!) different, we’ve got some fun ways that you can celebrate our country. Whether it’s with food, …

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How to Help Your Child Overcome the Fear of Swimming

With the summer upon us, spending time at the pool is a more regular occurrence. But what if your child has a fear of swimming? It can be tough to …

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Delicious and Nutritious Popsicle Recipes that Your Kids Will Love

As the heat of the summer arrives, so does the need for delicious popsicles! Not only are these frozen treats delicious to eat, but they can be a sneaky way …

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Sunscreen 101: Everything You Need to Know

It seems like there are an endless amount of choices to make when it comes to sunscreen these days. Not only is the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) something to consider, …

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3 Ways to Inspire Reading

Summer is just around the corner! Don’t let the dreaded summer brain drain hit your kids this break. On average, students lose up to 3 months of knowledge over the …

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4 Places to Start Spring Cleaning Your Home

It’s time to roll up those sleeves and get some spring cleaning started! Now that the chill of winter is slowly fading away, it is the perfect time to get …

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Fun National Holidays to Celebrate All April Long

Sometimes you just need a good excuse to have some fun! We’ve got you covered with fun national holidays that you and your family can celebrate all month long! Here …

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Appropriate Chores for All Ages

It can be a challenge keeping up with our homes as well as our kids! Studies have shown that when children contribute to the house keeping process, they are more …

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Delicious Ways to Celebrate National Peanut Butter Day

March 1st is National Peanut Butter Day! And we’ve got the most delicious – and one fun – ways to celebrate one of our favorite foods. Peanut butter is a …

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Five Valentine’s Day Treats that are Healthy AND Delicious!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Much like the holidays, this special day is as sugar coated as it is fun. Everything from boxes of chocolates, to sweet treats exchanged at school – …

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DIY Sensory Bags

Have you used sensory bags with your kids? If not, chances are if your little one is in school, they’ve already experienced these fun teaching tools. But what exactly is …

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Winter Break Checklist

When the shine of the holidays has faded and our kids are left to make their own fun, things can get a little crazy. If you’re stuck on what to …

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Mission: Survive Winter Break

Aaaah, the holidays are over and winter break is on! But these days off can suddenly seem very very long. So how can we make winter break not only fun, …

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Holiday Priority: Family Time. Enjoying Less Stuff and More Time Together.

The holiday season is here! It really is a wonderful time of year…but also one that can often become so hectic, we hardly have a chance to really enjoy it. …

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Children’s Thanksgiving Table Decor

No one will dread being seated at the children’s table for Thanksgiving this year! We have some fun activities that will keep little hands busy, all while creating adorable table …

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5 Fall Activities To Do as a Family

Aaaah, fall is in the air! As the calendar pages turn, it’s time to welcome the new season with some new activities. School is underway, football is back on, leaves …

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Healthy Halloween Treats

It’s the spookiest time of year – Halloween! Forget the candy and kick start your celebration early this month with these fun, festive and healthy themed treats: Pumpkin Cuties – …

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A Parents Survival Guide to the End of Daylight Savings

It’s almost time to “fall back” an hour as Daylight Savings ends on November 3rd, 2019. As nice as that extra hour may seem, that change in time can mean …

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Fun Fall Crafts

The seasons are changing and fall weather is in the air! What better way to celebrate than with some fall crafting. We’ve got three fun and festive crafts that little …

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How to Make Reading Fun at Home

Hooray for back to school! Whether or not your little one has reading “homework” each night or not, it’s important to establish good reading habits. Reading at home can be …

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School Lunches Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Whether your school has a provided lunch option or not, you may find yourself packing a lunch this school year, because sometimes little taste buds can be picky! How do …

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Back to School Prep

It may seem crazy, but it’s almost time to get ready to go back to school! Summer schedules are a wonderful break, but starting now to get little bodies ready …

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5 Free Ways to Beat the Summertime Blues

Don’t let the heat of the summer get you down, fun is just around the corner – and it’s free! So put your wallets away and your creative caps on …

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Four 4th of July Themed Treats

Happy 4th of July! It’s time to celebrate our country and what better way to do that than with some delicious treats? Whether you’re headed to a backyard party, the …

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How Much Water Does Your Child Need to Drink?

It can be tough to get our kids to drink enough water to stay hydrated, let alone as much as the recommended amount! But do you know how much water …

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D.I.Y with D.A.D

What better way to celebrate Dad on Father’s Day than with some D.I.Y and tools? This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday, June 17th and we have two fun crafts …

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Avoiding Summer Brain Drain

Summer is just around the corner! Are you ready to keep your little minds learning all summer long? If you need a few ideas, we’ve got some great ones to …

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Celebrate Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Get ready to celebrate Mom this Sunday, May 12th with a few of our ideas. Because for all Mom does for you, she needs some pampering! But, …

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Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd and is the perfect day to think about how we can honor our plant! We have some great ideas about how you and …

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3 Ways to Start Recycling at Home

In April, we’ll celebrate Earth Day, which is a perfect time to evaluate how we’re working every day to save our planet! A great way to work to reduce our …

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4 Ways to Spring Clean as a Family

Spring is in the air – which means it’s time to clean out those closets, drawers and cabinets! Sometimes, our kids have a hard time letting go of their stuff, …

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Healthy and Yummy St. Patrick’s Day Treats

Top of the mornin’ to ya! It’s time to celebrate all things green, Irish and fun – St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th and we have some delicious treats …

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3 Ways to Celebrate Daylight Savings

It’s hard to believe, but it’s almost time to “spring forward”- that dreaded time of year when we lose an hour to daylight savings. This year daylight savings starts on …

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DIY Your Valentine’s Day

  Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is on February 14th and we have some fun do-it-yourself projects to do with your family. Cardboard Heart Stamp This simple and …

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Fun Indoor Activities

  Bbbrrrrr! It’s cold outside! As the winter months seem to drag on, you and your kids are probably starting to get cabin fever. But if it’s not safe or …

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Back to the Routine

    Wow how time flies! We were just posting about how to enjoy your winter break and now it’s time to talk about how to get back into they …

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Parent’s Guide to Winter Break

  Hooray! It’s finally winter break! Time to take a breath from the daily schedule and enjoy the down time. But, all that fun and lack of routine can quickly turn …

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5 Ways to Prioritize Family Time During the Holidays

  The holiday season is an incredibly fun time of year! But it can also be filled with more commitments and tasks that we can count, leaving little time for …

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3 Ways to Get Your Kids Involved with Thanksgiving Prep

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5 Favorite Fall Activities

  Happy fall, ya’ll! It’s time for cinnamon-y pumpkin spice, fuzzy sweaters, collecting and then jumping in leaf piles, crackling bonfires – the list of everything great about fall is …

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3 Ways to Make Daylight Savings Transition Easier

  Daylight Savings will end this year on November 4th, 2018. If you’re unfamiliar, it means that in states where DLS is observed, the clocks will be set back, or …

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Creative Kid’s Costume Ideas

  Halloween is right around the corner! If you’re tired of the same old costumes or don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheap looking stuff at the …

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6 Acts of Kindness to do as a Family

  Sometimes finding quality time together as a family can be tough. Varying schedules can add to the difficulty of finding time to spend together. But sometimes if we look …

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6 Fun Mnemonic Devices for Kids

You might be reading this title and thinking “what on earth is a mnemonic device??”. The truth is you’ve used them your whole life, you probably just didn’t know what …

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5 Cures for the Back to School Blues

It’s hard to believe but the new school year is right around the corner! If you and or your kiddos are feeling those back to school blues, we’ve got some …

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3 Tips for Great School Photos

It’s almost that time – school picture day! Let’s be honest, getting that great picture that captures your child perfectly can be a bit of a unicorn, or seemingly impossible. …

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Fun FREE Summer Activites

Hello summer! If you’re ready for some summer fun we’ve got some great ideas for you and your family. And they are free – or very nearly free – too! …

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Healthy 4th of July Snacks

Happy 4th of July! How are you celebrating this year? Whether you are staying indoors or headed outside, there are some deliciously healthy snacks that can be enjoyed no matter …

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3 Ways to Keep Kids Hydrated

Did you know that our bodies are about 60% water? Water is vital to our body’s basic functions which means we need to consume a lot of it. How much …

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5 Fun Father’s Day Activities

Father’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate all the dads and father figures in your family’s life on June 17th. Need some ideas of fun ways to spend time …

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Say Goodbye to Summer Brain Drain

Hello summer time! We are all so thankful to welcome in one of the best seasons of the year. But are you ready to keep your kids on track academically …

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3 Fun Ways to Celebrate Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! While we believe moms deserve more than just one day of appreciation, we also believe in making the most of that day too. Here are three ways …

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Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is on April 22nd and we are ready to celebrate! Did you know that Earth Day was started in 1970? It began as an annual worldwide movement to …

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How to Recycle at Home

Recycling is an amazing way to help our planet, but it’s also a great way to teach our kids. By participating in a recycling program, our kids learn not only …

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Spring Activities for Kids

Spring! It’s here! Well, according to the calendar anyway. Whether or not it feels like spring outside, there are some fun spring activities to usher in the season. Here are five ideas …

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How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

St. Patrick’s Day fun isn’t for adults only! Let your little one’s use their imagination and work their engineering skills to create a leprechaun trap for those pesky little green …

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5 Step Spring Cleaning Guide

It’s that time of year! As spring slowly crawls our way, it’s the perfect time to spring clean our homes. Not only does a clean and organized house feel good, …

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DIY Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here are our favorite DIY crafts and gifts that will let your sweetheart know you love them, without breaking the bank: Bag Toppers …

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Indoor Fun for Cold Days

Since the fun and excitement of the holidays are over, it can be rough finding indoor fun on cold days! Sure it’s good to get outside, but sometimes the weather …

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Back to the Routine

Happy new year! With the exciting prospect of a new year ahead, we are also realizing that the holiday break is quickly coming to a close. It’s amazing how even …

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3 Ways to Have Fun and Free Holiday Family Nights

Being together as a family is one of the best parts about the holiday season! The holidays come and go so quickly and are loaded with events and activities – …

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Quiet the Chaos and Enjoy the Season

Sometimes it can feel like the holidays are non-stop chaos. And that chaos can rob us of the true meaning of the season. Making time to quiet the noise of …

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Holiday Personal Touch

It’s so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of gift giving during the holidays. Making sure that you’ve purchased for everyone on your list – kids included – …

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Bridging Generational Gaps

So often the holidays mean lots of extended family visiting. Whether they are from across town or across the country, relatives can sometimes feel more like they’re from another planet! …

Building a Budget for the Holidays

We know it seems early, but the holidays are really just around the corner! And while the season is filled with wonder and excitement, it can also be packed with …

5 Frighteningly Delicious Treats

Whether you’re packing lunches or whipping up after school snacks, these spooky treats will leave your little goblin’s bellies full and their funny bones tickled! Tangerine Pumpkins  These (naturally) sweet …

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Why You Need a Routine and How to Create Them

Getting out the door on time can sometimes be one of the biggest challenges of the day! Lunches, water bottles, homework, brush teeth, class snack, jacket, hat, nap mats, loveys, …

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4 Ways to Build Immunity and Reduce Sick Days

When it comes to keeping a busy family schedule, few things disrupt that schedule like a sick child. Caring for your little one can be rough, but missing work only …

Healthy Lunch and Snack Ideas – And How to Get Your Kids to Eat Them

When it comes to packing lunches for your kids, it can be an uphill battle. Crafting a meal that will stay fresh, doesn’t need reheating AND your kids will eat? …

4 Ways to Minimize Work and Maximize Family Fun

It seems like there is a never ending stream of tasks on our to do list – from house keeping to work to after school activities – heck even getting …

The Benefits of Daycare for Both Working and Stay-at-Home Parents

The Benefits of Daycare for Both Working and Stay-at-Home Parents

U.S. Working Parents Day is an annual celebration that takes place on September 16. Working parents have to manage several responsibilities at one time. But wait… the benefits of daycare …

Toddler Milestones: When do Children Learn Shapes and Colors?

Toddler Milestones: When do Children Learn Shapes and Colors?

As a parent of a young child, you may ask, “when do toddlers learn shapes and colors?” It’s a question asked by many parents. However, there is no concrete answer. …

Have a Screen-Free Weekend With These Fun Activities

Have a Screen-Free Weekend With These Fun Activities

While kids are home for summer, there is plenty of fun to be had. However, between the trips to the park, the zoo, or the aquarium, there is also a …

Summer Reading: Our Favorite Books for Kids of All Ages

Summer Reading: Our Favorite Books for Kids of All Ages

No matter how old you are, summertime is the perfect chance to relax, decompress, and enjoy a good book. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite summer …

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Beat the Heat With These Indoor Activities This Summer!

About five minutes into summer break, you likely heard the piercing two-word phrase… “I’m bored!” After going to all the parks, pools, zoos, and museums, what’s left to do? If …

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Stay Cool This Summer With These Scrumptious Freezer Pop Recipes

While there seems to be an observance or dedicated day for almost everything, this is one you’ll want to celebrate! National Freezer Pop Day is coming up on July 8th …