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Space Day With iSpace

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The 11th annual iSPACE Space Day is loaded with hands-on activities and demonstrations, all designed to blow a kid’s (and parent’s) mind. Check out hovercraft rides, rocket launches, a liquid nitrogen demonstration, cosmic crafts and more. Kids can wear a space suit while learning about NASA’s past, present, and future, and experience what it’s like… Read more »

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International Clean Hands Week

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Grown-ups know that clean hands can prevent illness, but when you’re a kid, it’s sometimes easy to forget to wash your hands.  And as we head into cold and flu season, washing your hands becomes even more important.  So to help out, the Clean Hands Coalition has declared Sept. 20 – 26 International Clean Hands… Read more »

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Language Learning for Littles

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Introducing your tots to a second or third language at an early age is key to fluency.  Check out these local organizations for story time sand play groups that will help you to raise a bilingual, or even trilingual, child! blue manatee children’s bookstore (3054 Madison Road; 513-731-2665) offers three monthly story times in Spanish,… Read more »

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Much Ado About Nature

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There’s much ado about nature this month at Cincinnati Nature Center at Rowe Woods (4949 Tealtown Road, Milford) this month!  First up is Preparing for Night, a two-night special on Sept. 11 and 12, from 5 – 10 p.m. each night.  Families will discover the sights and sounds of nature at night — bring a flashlight… Read more »

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Make it at the CAM

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The Cincinnati Art Museum (953 Eden Park Dr.) has plenty of ways to get families interested and active in art.  Start with a visit to the Rosenthal Education Center, open for free Tue – Sun from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Here, families will enjoy art-making activities together based around various themes. Or, take an… Read more »

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New Classes at Summit Country Day

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Studies in early childhood research show that introducing babies and tots to music have long-term benefits on language development, problem-solving, listening, and memory skills. With that in mind, The Summit Country Day School will now offer Music and Movement classes, led by elementary music specialist, Donna Dirksing Doran. Class for a tot and his parent… Read more »

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Horseback Riding in Great Parks

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Does your kid love horses and wants to explore horseback riding?  Time to sign up for fall horseback riding lessons at Winton Woods Riding Center!  Skilled instructors are qualified to teach an extremely wide variety of disciplines, starting with beginner English and Western and scaling up to western horsemanship, contesting, jumping and dressage for more… Read more »

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OverDrive: Digital Bookmobile Visits

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Learn how to get eBooks, audiobooks and more from the Library on the Digital Bookmobile Friday, Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Reading Branch Library (8740 Reading Road). This free event, provided by OverDrive, Inc., as part of its nationwide Library tour, will include instructional videos, interactive computer stations and a… Read more »

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Spanish Immersion at La Casita

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It’s best to teach foreign languages to children when they’re young — from birth to ages 10 or 12, research shows.  La Casita Learning Center, located at 5641 Union Centre Dr. in West Chester, offers a Spanish immersion preschool program for ages 30 months through 5 years.  The curriculum aims to make children fluent in… Read more »

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A Bright Tomorrow With Cincinnati Public Schools

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Parents often ask their kids what they want to be when they grow up, but Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) takes that question very seriously. A new initiative called My Tomorrow tackles the task of preparing high schoolers for what happens after they graduate. With a mix of rigorous academics, technology support, and strong relationships with adult… Read more »

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