So your kids think they can dance? Is your little hoofer looking for a challenge beyond ballet or tap this fall? With the popularity of television shows geared towards singing and dancing, it seems that more and more little ones are hitting the dance floor. This fall, New Jersey dance studios are offering a variety of unique dance classes for girls and boys of all ages. And don't forget to check our Classes Guide for an ever-growing list of extra-curricular activities in NJ!
Looking for a fun activity for a cold winter day? New Jersey has a variety of studios that offer make-and-take crafts for your little Picasso. Some are even drop-in spots, so spontaneous potters, glassmakers, and jewelers, take notice! However, patience is required as most art is not ‘taken” the day it’s made and pick up times vary according to studio. Remember, the best parts of make-and-take---no mess at home and a beautiful one-of-a-kind artifact made by your one-of-a-kind kid.
Before you run out to get head shots taken for your little thespian, why not enroll him or her in acting school? NJ offers a great assortment of studios, big and small, that should give your kids a taste of life on stage. If your child’s schedule is booked through the school year, don’t fret–most schools offer summer camp programs as well. So roll out the red carpet, focus the spotlight, and let your star shine! And for more classes and enrichment opportunities, check out our Enrichment Programs, Classes and Activities for NJ Kids.
Looking for a way to introduce your baby to the pool? Parent-child swim classes are a great way to help our NJ kids develop a love of swimming and instill confidence around the water. Most programs allow children as young as 6 months to begin classes, and teach comfort with water in a safe and age appropriate way. Yes, it's hard to don that bikini so soon after having baby, but the rewards for your child are well worth the sacrifice! And for more enrichment choices, check out our Enrichment Programs, Classes and Activities for NJ Kids Guide.
Summertime means swimming–the kids cool off, get exercise, and are entertained all at once–triple bonus! While NJ abounds with beaches and lakes, many of us prefer the plain old comfort of a chlorine-enhanced, lifeguard-protected swimming pool. For you, the pool-lover, we’ve assembled a list of NJ swimming pool options—some public, some private, summer-only, year-round, indoor, outdoor....take your pick—and then, take the plunge! And for more summer awesomeness, check out our New Jersey Kids Summer Activities Guide.
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