Importance of After School Activities at an Early Age

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By Tessa Schillerstrom It is only a matter of years before your child’s first day of high school where they are strapped with the responsibility of selecting and scheduling their own extra curricular activities. But don’t let that day be the first time they are faced with these decisions, the earlier you are able to enroll your children in programs…
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Kids in the Kitchen: How Cooking Benefits Your Child


By Alyssa Musolf You may be hesitant to bring your child into the kitchen and let them use a chef’s knife, and rightfully so. Sometimes a kid’s “help” really just means a bigger mess, but teaching your child to cook is an important life skill and it can provide practical applications of the skills they learn at school. It’s the…
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Prevent Brain Drain This Summer


By Alyssa Musolf Summertime is the ideal opportunity for your child to recharge from the past nine months of school; it’s a time to be out in the sunshine, exploring local parks and taking trips to the pool. The summer months provide a much needed break for your child from school, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a…
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A FREE Holiday Gift That Will Last: Character for a Lifetime!


We are excited to announce our partnership with PRO Martial Arts Naperville! To ring in the holidays we’re offering a FREE one month scholarship for introductory martial arts training (valued at $169). This offer is available to everyone in your family who enrolls thru Afterschoolz! The team at PRO Martial Arts uses karate and a unique character education program to…
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Sign Up and Win!


Sign up and enter for your chance to win a Birthday Party ($150 value) at The Music and Dance Suite! The Music and Dance Suite has been a staple in Naperville’s arts education community for the past 15 years.  Over 800 families a year choose TMADS. From babies and their caregivers to older adults revisiting an instrument from their childhood,…
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Welcome to The Music and Dance Suite!


We are excited to welcome our newest provider to Afterschoolz! If you are still in search of after-school activities for the kids then make sure you take a minute to check out classes offered by The Music and Dance Suite!  They have classes available in both Naperville and Plainfield. Don’t forget to ‘Like‘ us on Facebook or Sign Up for updates to…
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Choosing A Dance Class for Your Kids


  Dance is great for general fitness, balance and coordination, discipline, and strength training, in addition to countless other benefits.  Here in Naperville our kids have the option to learn a wide variety of dance depending on their interests.  You can find Bollywood, hip hop, ballet, jazz, and tap dance classes right around the corner!  Find a class that will make…
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Teach Your Kids to Swim


Here is a great guide from Parents Magazine on how to teach your kids to swim.  This handy guide is broken into age groups so you can find a plan that is best for your kids.  Once you have a plan in mind, don’t forget, you can find great swimming classes that fit your schedule in Naperville at! Teach…
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Raising Kids In The Digital Age


Raising kids in the digital age is a challenge.  Here is some great advice from Sylvan Learning on what we need to teach our kids to be aware of when navigating the digital world.   While teaching them to be safe consumers of digital content, we should also teach them to be creative builders of digital content. Don’t forget, it’s…
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