Active Kids Zone
Public health scientists predict this pandemic will increase risk factors for childhood depression and obesity. Exercise is especially important for kids during the COVID-19 pandemic because it can reduce stress, prevent weight gain, and boost the immune system.
Parents can safely promote physical activity by making exercise a family activity, encouraging outdoor play, using online videos or virtual classes, creating fitness challenges, playing organized sports and assigning calorie-burning chores.
Whenever possible, encourage your child to get outside, even for a quick stroll around the block or a game of catch with a sibling. Taking steps to minimize your child’s risk factors for depression and obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic — and all year long — will lay the foundation for a lifetime of good health.
Rock ‘n’ Kids
Calling all toddlers to sing, dance and play the Rock ‘n’ Kids way! Tot Rock and Kid Rock are structured music and movement programs for children ages 1-5 that use a unique approach to music education! Since 1995, Rock ‘n’ Kids has been educating young children through imaginative play, sensory integration, fine and gross motor skills, and socialization. A variety of rhythm instruments and movement props are utilized and a new educational theme is implemented each session! Classes offered at park districts in the Chicago-land area. Mobile music and dance parties also available! www.rockitkids.com / 847-961-6584.
Great Lakes Volleyball Center
Looking for a volleyball activity for your son or daughter during this holiday season? Well, look no further! The Great Lakes Volleyball Center located at 579 N. Oakhurst Drive, Aurora, IL. 60502 will be offering a GLC Youth Academy Clinic for 3rd – 4th graders (COED) and 5th – 6th graders (GIRLS ONLY) on December 12th – 13th and a 1st Contact and Setting Holiday Clinic for 7th – 12th graders (COED) on December 28th-30th. For more information call 630-898-6400 or visit our website at www.greatlakescenter.com FB: Sports Performance Volleyball
SEASPAR is a special recreation association offering therapeutic recreation programs and services – including Special Olympics training and a multi-sensory room – for people with disabilities served by the park districts of Clarendon Hills, Darien, Downers Grove, La Grange, La Grange Park, Lemont, Lisle, Westmont, and Woodridge, and the villages of Brookfield, Indian Head Park, and Western Springs. Visit SEASPAR.org or call 630.960.7600 for more information about our year-round programming for all ages and all abilities!