Spring Cleaning: A Win-Win for Moms and Kids
Posted on 3/7/14
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It’s been a bone-chilling winter for many of us, and your kids are probably going a little stir crazy inside the house. But with the cold giving way, things will be warming up, which means spring cleaning’s just around the corner. While you’re busy mopping the floors, organizing the closets, and rearranging the cupboards, why not drop your kids off at the Y and let them stretch their legs a bit? Here’s what a few Ys around the country are doing to put a little spring in your kid’s step:
- In Virginia, kids are learning how to move like stars at the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA’s Ballroom Dance class. Kids can bring a partner or come alone—all are welcome!
- Over in Cedar Rapids, elementary kids can pick up the pom-poms and bullhorn during the Youth Cheerleading class which emphasizes cheers and routines in a non-competitive setting.
- For those younger ones wanting to get on their feet while exercising their brains, the Western Family YMCA’s offering Science Rocks!, a program designed for 3 to 5 years olds who want to stand up and experiment with the wonders of an interactive discovery lab.
- The kids down in Tucson may have had a milder winter than most, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t want to get out and let loose like everyone else. The Grand Canyon State’s hosting Girls on the Run, a life-changing, experiential learning program for girls age eight to thirteen. This program will combine training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workout.
No matter where you are, the Y near your town offers a variety of activities and programs for your kids to thaw out from the winter while you’re keeping your household in order from top to bottom. While we can’t guarantee that your house will stay clean all season long, we can promise that your kids will rediscover a lifetime of play at the Y.
Tell us about your spring-cleaning projects this year!
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