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8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks

8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks
8 DIY Backyards Sprinkler Parks If you're from Charlotte, you are on a perpetual hunt to find ways to stay cool in your own back yard. From running through sprinklers to playing with the hose to playing in baby pools, being in the water is a great way to stay cool in the summer! We've searched pinterest far and wide for some creative id...
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There’s a YMCA Day Camp for EVERY Kid

There’s a YMCA Day Camp for EVERY Kid
Some kids love to spend their time competing against friends while playing a sport. Others like to discover, experiment and explore nature. Many are at their happiest when they're expressing themselves by creating. Every child is unique and finds fulfillment in different ways.That's why the YMCA of Greater Charlotte offers specialty Summer Day...
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Make Staycation your best vacation

Make Staycation your best vacation
Weekend Family Fun in CLT! Kids Eat FREE Over Spring Break! Find Egg Hunts and Easter Events in CLT! ​As a mom is hard for me to be adventurous with the kids. I always go to the same playground or restaurant I feel safe going to the same places because I know what to expect. When my family gets into town I always take them ...
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How You can use YMCA Camps to Plan Your Child’s Best Summer Ever

How You can use YMCA Camps to Plan Your Child’s Best Summer Ever
​The weather is getting warmer and your child has some days off coming up. Have you thought about how they're going to spend their summer? Summertime memories aren't made on the couch or scrolling on an iPhone — they're made by getting out of the house and going on adventures with other kids.From spring until the start of next school year, the YMCA...
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Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in Charlotte

Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in Charlotte
Spring is one of my favorite times to be in Charlotte! The days are not too cold and the flowers are blooming, Easter is coming a little late this year and the events start soon, This year see all the Easter Bunny, hunt for eggs, & just have an overall egg-cellent in the Queen City. Check out our Easter Bucket List of all things Easter in ...
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25 UNIQUE Summer Camps in The #CLT

25 UNIQUE Summer Camps in The #CLT
*Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the Fun4CharlotteKids Blog to get an update every time a new blog is published!*​​ Time goes by so fast when you are having fun that we can't even realize that the second week of summer went by so quick. By this time, I bet you are running out of fun and cool activities to do with your kids and not hear the word boring...
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Drowning is a Real Risk for Children in Charlotte

Drowning is a Real Risk for Children in Charlotte
​Drowning is the leading cause of death of children between the ages of 1 and 4 and the second leading cause of death for kids 5 to 14.Even though Mecklenburg County isn't on the coast, our children are still at risk. According to reports, 74.6 percent of drownings take place in a pool, lake or river. Having an adult present when children...
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Get a jump on what your kids are doing this spring. The YMCA’s got you covered.

Get a jump on what your kids are doing this spring. The YMCA’s got you covered.
You may be ahead of the game and know your child's plans for free time as it starts to warm up outside. But, if you're like a lot of us parents, those questions are just starting to creep in. The good news is the YMCA wants you to be worry free by signing up now for their and Youth Sports programs like soccer, flag football, gymnastics and dance. ...
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Unlock More Than Summer Fun: Camp Thunderbird Early-Bird Rates End 1/31

Unlock More Than Summer Fun: Camp Thunderbird Early-Bird Rates End 1/31
"Camp Thunderbird unlocks doors I would never unlock on my own"- Libby, 2018 CamperSomething truly special happens when a child goes to overnight camp at Camp Thunderbird — they are empowered to break out of their shell, feel good about who they are and make memories they could never make anywhere else.Children develop individuality and achieve per...
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Ring in the New Year in the Queen City with the Kids!

Ring in the New Year in the Queen City with the Kids!
When it comes to family fun Charlotte never disappoints. If you like to celebrate New Year's Eve this year with the kids, you can celebrate in the morning, at noon, and at night. We have lots of choices for everyones preference! HERE are our top picks. CLT New Year's Eve at Levine Avenue of the ArtsRing in 2019 at the ...
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Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning

Stay Healthy This Fall with DIY Cleaning
I resisted the idea of making my own personal care and household cleaning items for a long time. I worried that I didn't have the time, it would be too complicated, or that the ingredients would be too obscure and either cost a fortune or be difficult to locate. I was wrong about all of that! Today I'm going to share a few of my favorite green reci...
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9 Tips to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay at Home Parent!

9 Tips to Keep Your Sanity as a Stay at Home Parent!
By: Jessica Craig Driggers, Ed.S, M.Ed, LPC1. Take time for you- everyday! I know there are only 24 hours in a day, but to be at your best some of that time needs to be devoted to just you. Self-care is necessary to maintain a level of balance within your emotional and mental state. If this means waking up an hour earlier for alone time in sil...
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Summer 2018 Checklist!

Summer 2018 Checklist!
I use this check list every summer and we always have a blast! This was the checklist that I sent with my student at the end of the year for them to have fun and now it helps me with the boys!  I have attached a printable copy! I added some links to the list with locations for water parks, sprinkler parks, places ...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018!
We are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2018! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we visit 8 different play spaces in town, one for each week of the 9 weeks of summer, and play at a special discounted rate when you mention Fun4CharlotteKids.com! Join us at our Kick Off event at the Family Fun Day! The first 100 kid...
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FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable

FREE and Cheap Summer Fun in CLT With FREE Printable
School will soon be out for summer! That means you'll be able to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun and sun! But with kids out of school you might be tempted to spend more money on daily entertainment, eating out, and summer camps, to keep the kids busy, which can add up each week. Don't worry! We've researched ways to save money this summer, while ...
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Spring Into Summer at the YMCA

Spring Into Summer at the YMCA
If your family is looking forward to some warmer weather with cool activities, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is heating up the fun. The Y is one of the only places in town to offer a ton of summer fun all in one place for the whole family. On May 5, the YMCA opened 28 pools and waterparks for the summer season at 19 branches across a four-county a...
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Bully and Cyberbullying: How to Keep your Kids Safe!

Bully and Cyberbullying:
How to Keep your Kids Safe!
As therapists who counsel children and adolescents daily, we find ourselves educating our clients and their parents on how to advocate for themselves in many different ways.With the world evolving in this age of technology, bullying has become an even greater concern. Bullyingamong school-aged children is defined as an unwanted, aggressive behavior...
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Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List

Fun 4 Charlotte Kids’ FALL Bucket List
​Fall is one of our favorite times of the year! It's a great time to go outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather and colors with your kids. Fun 4 Charlotte Kids has created a CHARLOTTE FALL BUCKET LIST for you to use to plan fun fall things to do with your family around Charlotte and surrounding areas this season. No need to search online for ...
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Spring Break Charlotte 2019 Edition: Top 7 Things To Do With Families!

Spring Break Charlotte 2019 Edition: Top 7 Things To Do With Families!
Spring break is April 15th - 19th  for  CMS! Whereas spring break for us may not be the  Beach craziness of our younger years, you don't have to stay home all week with kids! Get a little wild with short trips, nature parks, Spring shows, and more! And if you're working all week, no worries - there is plenty ...
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Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!

Best Places for Spring Family Photos Closer to #CLT!
It's springtime and everywhere you look signs of new life are beginning to pop up. The trees are blooming, grass is turning green again and flowers are beginning to show their colors. This is by far my favorite time of year for many reasons. One of those is because it makes a perfect time for family photos!! There is no shortage of options of wher...
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