Energy-Burning Activities Your Kids Will Love!

Are you feeling cooped up at home with the kids? Are you running out of activities to keep the little ones occupied? This article has numerous indoor activities and games to keep you and your kids from serious boredom. Check it out!

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Find information on youth programs in the Amherst area. Programs include the Amherst Boys and Girls Club, the Amherst Family Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Click here to find out more information.

EMOTION REGULATION?

Why Do We Care About Your Child’s Ability to Regulate Emotion?

 

From the tantrums to the tears, to the giggles, to the uncontrollable laughing fits, your child’s brain regulates all of these emotional responses. When you tell your little one to share their favorite toy, what processes do their brains undergo to determine whether they will keep their cool or implode with rage? Turns out, we are regulating emotion on a regular basis, sometimes without even realizing we are doing so. In order to calm themselves down, or prevent an outburst from happening, your child is implementing a variety of emotional control strategies; when those strategies (i.e- deep breathing, rationalization, etc.,) fail, or are not implemented in the first place, Que the catastrophic supermarket meltdown.

 

Questions? Click Here to learn more about what emotion regulation is, why it is so important, and some strategies you can use to help effectively regulate emotions yourself (because we can only deal with the supermarket meltdown so many times before we feel like melting down ourselves!).

Uh oh…Did you forget to plan for February School Vacation?

Did you forget to plan for February School Vacation? No worries! Register your kids for Amherst LSSE’s February Vacation Camps!  One program includes a week of silly science experiments, projects, and a field trip to the Connecticut Science Museum! February vacation camp will also offer sports and arts & crafts.

Click the link to sign up.

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25 Bad Weather Activities To Do With Your Kids

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It’s a snow-day and most of your crayons are broken and markers are cap-less from the last one- but the kids are starting to get bored and restless and the power is out, so TV isn’t an option. What ever could you do tokeep them occupied? You’ve tried everything and you’re fresh out of ideas!

Say hello to 25 Bad weather activities to do with your kids! From baking soda experiments, to painting popcorn, these out-of-the-box ideas are sure to keep you and your kids happy during a storm! Click here  to find out more!

WinterFest Amherst 2018

WinterFest Amherst is a great way to celebrate the chilly season with your friends and family in the Amherst community! There are many events happening from February 3rd to the 10th, from sledding to skating to gingerbread house decorating!

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For a complete list of events, visit this website, or go to WinterFest Amherst’s Facebook Page.

It’s Flu Season- How Do I Protect My Kid?

It’s not too late to get your flu shot! This guide for parents provides plenty of information about how to protect your family from this year’s influenza virus.