Archives for April, 2017

April 30, 2017

We all like days to celebrate. But, why do we like them so much? Is it only the cake, the ice cream, or the presents? Or, is it a day to honor and celebrate something, a day to have fun, to be especially happy, and to share wishes like “Happy Birthday,” “Happy Easter,” “Happy Holidays,” “Happy St. Patrick’s Day?” If so, why not have a “Happy” day every day? more >

April 29, 2017

What happens when the traffic lights break down at the intersection? All kinds of vehicles in a whole lot of trouble and a great big traffic jam! more >

April 29, 2017

Discounts today on zulily include Lacrosse apparel, a great selection of books & more from National Geographic and tools to help the kids keep learning over Summer break! more >

April 28, 2017

Enter to WIN a copy of "The Adventures of Melvin Walker - Melvin Learns How To Swim" by local HRVA author Myron Campbell! more >

April 27, 2017

A little dog dreams of all the things she could see and the creatures she might meet--if only she could climb trees. On one blue-sky day, she imagines she's climbed to the top of a tall tree. Once there, she discovers what life is like for the other creatures in the tree and then comes to find that they also dream their own little dreams. more >

April 27, 2017

Each year the YMCA celebrates active children with their Healthy Kids Day! This Saturday, April 29, 2017 head on over to your neighborhood YMCA for family friendly programs, crafts, learning and more. more >

April 26, 2017

Our hats are bent! Our hats are old! Our heads are bare! Our heads are cold! We all need new hats, it's clear! Thank goodness Happy Hat Day's nearly here. more >

April 26, 2017

Active Families love Active Clothing! Check out this selection of discounted activewear for adults and kids! more >

April 25, 2017

When Prince Benedict is turned into a frog by an evil witch, he must find a way to break the curse and become a prince again. Will a princess in a nearby kingdom be willing and able to help him, or will her complete and utter disdain for frogs foil Prince Benedict's plans? more >

April 24, 2017

"We humans know so much about the world around us that it seems sometimes that all its secrets have already been unraveled, all mysteries solved, all obstacles left behind, and no place in the whole universe left unpoked by our curious human noses. But it was not always like this." more >

April 23, 2017

Come meet Roly-Poly Monster, a curious new monster friend, and join him as he rolls throughout his day - playing, exploring and of course, rolling! This colorful, rhyming picture book introduces children to a new fun-to-follow furry friend and is recommended for ages 2-6 years old. more >

April 22, 2017

It's time for bed. But first, our little turtle needs to say goodnight to his animal friends. We follow him on a short adventure as he says goodnight, one-by-one, to his friend the sheep, bird, frog, dog, rabbit and lion. He brushes his teeth, gets a bedtime story of his own and drifts off to sleep. more >

April 21, 2017

The Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival 2017 has kicked off with different nature and birding events happening through Saturday! more >

April 21, 2017

A special concert for families with special needs. more >

April 20, 2017

Mia is a small girl with a big imagination. She has a science fair coming up and simply can’t decide what project to do. Should she make a rainbow, a wacky gadget, a volcano or the universe? Children will love seeing Mia’s imagination run wild in the amazing world of science. In this world, a girl can do any fantastical thing she can think of. more >

April 19, 2017

No outlaw could draw as fast as Lightning Larry. But what really terrified those bad men was that peculiar gun of his. It didn't shoot bullets. It shot light. And Larry always aimed for the heart. Can Larry save the town of Brimstone from Evil-Eye McNeevil's outlaw gang? more >

April 18, 2017

Every Mom is the most amazing person for her children - she’s their heroine. In this touching bedtime story, a little girl describes why her Mom is awesome. We see her going through her day, carrying the warmest feeling about her mother. more >

April 18, 2017

The music and legacy of Newport News native Ella Fitzgerald are being celebrated as a part of the Ella Fitzgerald Music Festival Centennial Celebration this weekend. more >

April 17, 2017

Sailing is more than just a hobby, it is a competitive Olympic sport that requires muscle strength, endurance/agility, cardiovascular fitness, mental wellness, relaxation, concentration and communication. Sailing can lead to getting your child into getting into college, sailing around the world and more! more >

April 17, 2017

Grab your Super-Hero gear for this fun event! more >

April 17, 2017

Scheduled Events at Back Bay National Wildlife Reserve in Virginia Beach. more >

April 15, 2017

When an odd duck, which looks very much like a bunny, pops out of a shell in Mother Duck’s nest, she is astonished but not put off. “Not to worry,” says Mother Duck. “He’ll grown into a fine feathered duck when he grows up!” more >

April 14, 2017

Help Zoe & Alex as they journey through magical hidden lands with invisible creatures to find the disappearing river! more >

April 14, 2017

Junior Chef Classes and special American Girl Events coming up at your local Williams-Sonoma locations! more >

April 14, 2017

Head on over to Driver Village in Suffolk for their FREE Touch A Truck Event this weekend! more >

April 13, 2017

The high-energy musical The Wiz opens Friday at the Wells Theatre. more >

April 12, 2017

Good fortune runs amuck as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW! What will he do with all this leafy goodness? more >

April 11, 2017

What do you get when you sign your kids up for one of Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation’s incredible summer camps? Happy kids, that’s what! more >

April 11, 2017

When two children ask their mother how much she loves them. “With all my hearts,” she answers. They are astonished. “Hearts? How many hearts do you have?” Then their mother begins to list the many ways she loves them... more >

April 11, 2017

CHKD Sports Medicine and Old Dominion University Human Movement Sciences faculty will provide coaches of competitive sports clubs, high school, middle school, and recreation programs an opportunity to learn how to train their athletes to excel in sports. more >

April 9, 2017

Selena is the littlest fairy. Tired of always being last among the fairies, she leaves Amdyth Forest in search of a new home. She travels through many enchanted lands, encountering fantastical creatures along the way. more >

April 9, 2017

For those of you with little athletes, there is a current sale on sports gear and apparel for baseball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming and more! more >

April 9, 2017

A FREE Performance this coming week from Virginia Opera! more >

April 8, 2017

Fairies, music, and dust! Oh my! Aggie is a little Dust Fairy with a big problem. She wants to join the fairy band, but they do not approve of her offbeat style. Aggie is determined to impress them, but that turns out to be harder than she imagined. Just when she thinks she will never find a way to fit in, Aggie discovers it might be more fun to stand out. Lively, rhyming stanzas and vibrant illustrations come together in this magical tale. It is sure to delight boys and girls alike while imparting a positive message about embracing one's individuality. more >

April 8, 2017

If you are a breastfeeding mama or support those who make the choice to breastfeed the Consortium for Infant and Child Health is looking for local advocates! more >

April 7, 2017

This weekend, grab your kite and head to the beach in Yorktown for this FREE Family Event! more >

April 6, 2017

A mischievous little fairy is responsible for your missing socks, mismatched socks and the occasional hole in the toe. Rhyming text and colorful watercolor illustrations make this a perfect book for beginning readers. And, who better to blame it on than a fairy? more >

April 6, 2017

This Saturday in celebration of NASA Langley Research Center's Centennial Anniversary you can enjoy a STEM-focused Community Day with FREE admission to both the Mariners' Museum and Park and Peninsula Fine Arts Center (Pfac)! more >

April 5, 2017

This humorous twist on a classic children's story takes kids through the process of building a computer. Of course, none of the little red hen's friends are willing to help. Some friends! more >

April 4, 2017

Easter comes but once a year. But this year the Easter Bunny was not participating, not taking charge, not helping out. The other animals had their duties and were working well. Not the Easter Bunny! Why? His excuse was that no one ever thanks him for all the work he does to create a special day for kids all over the world. So, he cancelled Easter. Oh my, oh my. more >

April 4, 2017

A sale today that I know many MyActiveChild families can appreciate! Check out the different items in this sale, there is everything from clothing, accessories to home decor... more >

April 4, 2017

It is FREE Cone Day today! more >

April 2, 2017

Meet Amy, an almost 6 year old kindergartner who is gifted and talented but also has autism. more >

April 2, 2017

For a limited time you can save big on several upcoming shows at The American Theatre in Hampton! This includes The Sound of Music Sing-a-long (how AWESOME is this... "Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens...") more >

April 1, 2017

A crazy Scribble and a cautious Dot can make adventures, words, and plots. Dot is afraid to meet new people and make friends, but Scribble is there to help. Children can follow these two characters through a sweet poem of friendship that introduces simple literary devices like plot, punctuation, and character development. more >

 
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