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Summer in San Diego

Posted by Brittany White on Jun 13, 2015 4:41:52 PM

School's out and you may be wondering what your summer activities your toddlers will be doing for Three whole months?. Not to worry, there are tons of exciting things for your kids to do! Here is a breakdown for your kids to keep busy before school starts in fall!

  1.      Summer Reading List

As the school year ends, kids will have more time to read their favorite books! Parents and toddlers can read a new children’s book once a week! Before bedtime, at the beach, during down time, there is always time to read a book. This is a great way for kids to continue to read outside of school and develop further reading and comprehension skills. Keep the idea of reading fun by not assigning kids "summer reading lists" or "homework".  Here are some suggested readings for kids 6 years old and younger: 

-       If You Give A Mouse A Cookie by If-You-Give-A-Mouse-A-Cookie-Detroit-1.jpgLaura Numeroff

-       Cat the Cat Who Is That? By Mo Willems

-       A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

-       Horton Hears A Who! By Dr. Seuss

  1.      Creative Crafts for Kids

During the summer, toddlers can show their creativity while having fun by decorating a potted plant, making garden art tiles, painting a treasure box, or customizing their room with beautiful paper lanterns! Have your kids ever made Tie Dye shirts? Supplies are cheap and kids can wear them throughout summer! Keeping toddlers busy by letting them create their own art is a great way to spend their summer day!

  1.      Fun with Food

Summer is all about great food during Fourth of July, eating at local eagle-brand-milk-ice-cream-challenge-giveaway-23.jpg
fairs, and when traveling, eating out a lot! Spend some time with your toddlers by cooking and baking easy recipes with them, like firework cookies, homemade ice cream, gingerbread men, and decorative cupcakes for upcoming holidays! Enjoy the dessert afterwards at home or bring it to a picnic at your local park and spend time outside.  Better yet, organize a playdate and share the fruits of your labor with friends! 

  1.      Play Outdoors

Invite the neighborhood kids to play outside! Toddlers can have fun by drawing with chalk on the street, playing their favorite sport at the local park, and playing various water balloon games!  

5. Toddler Summer Camps

A great option for parents who like to have a bit of a "sanity break" while still providing enrichment for their kids is summer day camp.  Often offered in full or half days, summer camps come in all different specialties like art, drama, dance, sports, academic, and swim.  Younger toddlers typically do best with half day camps (especially if they still nap during the day), but full day camps can provide more comprehensive summer activities for older toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.  As an added bonus, full day camps give harried parents a bit more time to get things done on the homefront, or just take a well deserved rest!

Looking for toddler activities in San Diego this summer? In a big city, there are always things to do, places to go, and things to see. Here are some fun summer activities for toddlers in San Diego!

San Diego is along the coast and conveniently located near 30+ beaches like La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach and all are open for the public. Your family can enjoy fun in the sun by surfing, swimming, boogie boarding, building sandcastles, collecting seashells, or just relaxing in the sun. There are great places to hike as well, the most popular trail being Potato Chip Rock in Poway.

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Do your kids like animals? Bring them on a safari adventure to the San Diego Zoo or the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Enjoy the live animals in their habitat and bring the whole family to see pandas, lions, gorillas and more! Explore around tourist attractions like Balboa Park, USS Midway Museum, Old Town San Diego, and Seaport Village. If you want to see some sightseeing, check out Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, La Jolla Cove, San Diego Coronado Bridge, and Hotel del Coronado! Last but not least, if you are looking for adventure and rides, stop by Belmont Park and SeaWorld San Diego for splash of fun rides!

 

Dance to EvOLvE invites kids to dance throughout summer and take weekly classes as well as sign up for our summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers! Dance is a great way to keep kids active and enjoy their summer in a fun learning environment!

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Kids Dance Classes in Lincoln Park, Chicago

Posted by Brittany White on Jun 2, 2015 10:19:00 AM

What are some fun family activities to do in Lincoln Park?

            Lincoln Park has many cultural institutions liked the famed Steppenwolf Theatre and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. This cool Chicago neighborhood has plenty of unique things to see. Have you checked out the Lincoln Park Zoo yet? Bring the whole family to explore a wildlife experience! Why not check out Chicago History Museum and engage in the city’s past, present and future! How exciting!  Did you know about Lincoln Park’s Oz Park, named in honor of Lyman Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz? It’s a beautiful scenic location where your whole family can enjoy a relaxing day at the park! Stop by any of these awesome locations and let us know where your favorite place in Lincoln Park is!TinTinMan-Lincoln_Park

While you are exploring the "yellow brick road" dance on down to Little Beans Cafe in Lincoln Park.  There you can find kids dance classes in a family friendly location where the next generation of "Dorothy's" and "Tin Men"  learn their craft.

Located at 1809 W Webster Ave, these Lincoln Park kids dance classes are offered in a variety of styles for kids ages 2-9.  Parking is available and free behind the Little Beans building (which is quite a score in Lincoln Park!)

1. Tap and Ballet Combo

Our kids tap dance classes offered in Lincoln Park are separated into three different age groups. Magical Munchkins (Ages 2-3 years) is a great introduction dance class where kids are able to develop their listening and movement skills in a fun environment! This is a parent/child interactive dance class where a parents or caregivers presence is required.

 

Tiny Movers (Ages 3-4 years) is a great transition class for young dancers to learn basic dance skills while expressing their musicality and rhythm in a fun and creative way! This is the first “big girls and boys” class as parents are encouraged to watch outside the dance room.

 

Star Shiners (Ages 4-6 years) Tap and Ballet Class is a progressive class that allows our dancers to be challenged on ballet terminology and technique. Dancers develop listening and coordination skills and once a month switch it up with a jazz dance day!

2. Ballet 1 

Our Ballet 1 dance classes are only offered at our Lincoln Park location and are for beginners ages 6-9. We focus on teaching technique through barre and center work and help our young dancers develop strength and balance while always having fun! This is a great dance class for dancers who are able to take two dance classes per week who want to develop ballet skills faster while having twice the fun!childrens-ballet-classes

 

Interested in our kids dance classes in Lincoln Park? We offer a no obligation trial dance class for new EvOLvE dancers! Sign up for a trial class today!

 

Parent's Corner:   "My daughter is constantly playing 'I'm Ms. Laura and you're taking my dance class.' She uses all the terms she has learned– passé, arabesque, heel-toe, etc. and leads her little sister, her dad and myself in a class, helping us out if we are doing a move incorrectly. She even gives us a sticker on our hand and a hug when 'class' is over. :-)" - A Parent of a 5-Year Old In Our Children's Dance Classes In Chicago

 

Dance to EvOLvE is a unique mobile dance company and our goal is to evolve our students through dance while creating a fun environment! Our friendly staff members have a great passion for teaching, for dance, and for kids! We want your kids to have fun and learn important skills through dance. We also offer entertainment for birthday parties and afterschool programs like daycares for preschoolers! Visit our website and check out our multiple, convenient Chicago kids dance class locations for further information on this year’s summer camps and recitals!

Registration Info For Chicago