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Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!

Trying to Keep Your Child Healthy and Active Out of School? The Y Has You Covered!
​In the United States, approximately one in five children, under the age of 19, are obese according to research from the CDC. The time that your child spends after school, during weekends and in the summer has an enormous impact on their health.September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is committ...
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Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide

Halloween and Fall Family Fun in Charlotte: A Family Guide
It's time for back to school and that means pumpkin spice lattes, fall festivals, corn mazes, and Halloween fun are right around the corner! Oh, and we love the cooler weather, too! Halloween is our FAVORITE time of year and we've got all the scoop on fall family fun in the Queen City! Scroll down for all the events around town and check ...
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Charlotte's Labor Day weekend Family Guide

Charlotte's Labor Day weekend Family Guide
Labor Day is right around the corner and it's hard to plan going out of town especially after the kid's long summer vacation. If you are staying in town, then take advantage of all the many activities that will be happening in Charlotte and surrounding areas!  Don't forget to check Fun4CharlottesKids Calendar Daily that way you don't miss...
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Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y

Complete Your Back to School To-Do List at the Y
Fall is fast approaching, and the kiddos are ready to head back to class. From making sure they have the right school supplies to finding enriching ways for your child to spend their time after the bell rings, the YMCA of Greater Charlotte has you covered. Sign Up for AfterschoolEducation and growth don't end when school does! Under the guidance of...
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Make the Last Days of Summer Count Without Breaking the Bank

Make the Last Days of Summer Count Without Breaking the Bank
Summer vacation is almost over for many kids here in the Charlotte area. As parents we should make everyday left of summer count for them, and this way they won't feel bad about going back to school again. Lets take full advantage of the joy our kids radiate while they soak up the summer fun. Today we will be featuring fun activities you can do wi...
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Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide

Lunches, Lunchboxes, and Lunch Resources: A Local Moms Guide
Back to school is always the time when we start thinking of ideas for healthy snacks and school lunches. If you're like me, you can never think of what to send for lunch or snack. My local moms group is always asking this same question! I decided to compile a list of their ideas for non sandwich snacks and lunches. The theme for this guide is how t...
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FREE First Day of School Printables

FREE First Day of School Printables
The first day of school is right around the corner and since we know how busy moms are these days. We didn't want you to worry about the little things and we've created some First Day of School Printable. In case you're like me and don't have time to order or create a first day of school sign...we've templates for all elementary grades! F...
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Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!

Summer Boredom Kicking In? YMCA Day Camp Lets Kids Try Something New!
We're about halfway through the summer break. For kids, most days this time of year can start to feel the same. Summer isn't meant to feel monotonous or boring — it should be packed with fun!Day Camps at the Y give you the chance to mix things up and add some excitement before your child starts another year of school! Last-minute spots still remain...
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Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week

Where to See Fireworks in Charlotte, N.C., on July 4th Week
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Summer 2019 Checklist!

Summer 2019 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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3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool

3 Ways YMCA Day Camp Gets Kids Ready for Preschool
​For young children, play is powerful. That's why Day Camp for toddlers at the Y uses a play-based model, which is a natural way of learning, to create teachable moments that give kids everything they need to be ready for preschool.1.Camp Helps Kids Develop PhysicallyPreschool can be a very active place! Camp can help get your child ready for physi...
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Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!

Annual Fun 4 Charlotte Kid 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019!
We are excited to announce our Annual 9 Weeks of Summer Fun 2019! Each week of summer join Fun4CharlotteKids.com as we visit 9 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! IMPORTANT: IF A DEAL HAS AN  (*) THESE DEALS WILL ...
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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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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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