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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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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Team Sports vs. Individual Sports


Here is a great article from KidSports Magazine on the pros and cons of putting your kids in a team sport versus an individual sport.  Something to consider when selecting which sport(s) to focus on this fall.  Once you have a plan in mind make sure you find the activity you need here in Naperville at Afterschoolz.com http://www.kidsportsmagazine.com/PSR/node/4619 Find the…
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