Helping Kids With Online Learning: Tips For Parents

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D., a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences; Disorders at the City University of New York Brooklyn College. As kids are heading back to school this fall, many are continuing with fully-online learning instead of returning to their regular brick and-mortar schools. How can parents support their kids’ education during

COVID School Reopening Plans for 2020-2021

Toledo area school districts share their plans. As the new school year quickly approaches, many local schools are coming up with plans to keep students and staff safe during the coronavirus pandemic. While not all schools have shared their plans for the 2020-2021 school year, the districts below have released preliminary information. Please note that

How Local Moms Are REALLY Handling Parenting During COVID-19

One thing COVID-19 has taught mothers all over the country: women are still expected to and responsible for taking on the lion’s share of the household and child-rearing responsibilities. After months of juggling educating their kids from home with all of their other regular duties, moms are now faced with summer vacation and full-time mothering…but

Coronavirus Testing and Antibody Testing Sites

As schools share their reopening plans, one of the many questions parents have been asking is about coronavirus testing. Who will pay for the testing if a child is infected at school? Will schools quarantine the class as soon as a kid comes down with symptoms? Or will the school wait until COVID-19 is confirmed?

Motherhood During COVID-19: Everything is Fine (it’s not)

My family has every advantage to get us through a pandemic: a spacious home, a stocked pantry, multiple electronic devices per family member, and plenty of good humor to go around. I am the envy of my immigrant child-self! And yet, somehow I find myself languishing in some embarrassing self-pity. I had to really unpack

City Talks – Lynn Casto, Head of School Maumee Valley Country Day School

This episode Lynn Casto, Head of School Maumee Valley Country Day School speaks with TCP co-Publisher Mark Jacobs on what changes had to be made to accomodate the safety of all students during the COVID19 pandemic. Tune out the “Breaking News” for boots-on-the-ground commentary from Toledo-area business owners, service providers and government officials braving our current climate of uncertainty.

Toledo Parent Sept/Oct 2020 Cover Kid Contest

Make Your Child Toledo Famous!  Would you like your little one to be on the cover of an upcoming Toledo Area Parent? We are searching for the area’s cutest kids to participate in a contest to be featured on our September/October 2020 cover! Readers will vote to determine which local child will win the top

Father’s Day Photo Contest

Submit your favorite photo with dad — or any father figure in the life of your child(ren) — to win our Father’s Day Giveaway for June: a $50 gift card to a local Toledo restaurant. Need inspiration? Check out the photos submitted from our Mother’s Day Photo Contest. Submit photos by Father’s Day on June

June 2020 Issue

Family Favorites: Educational Toys   Social Distancing Can’t Stop Mission at Bittersweet Farms   Children’s Theatre Moves Online to Offer Free Virtual Content   The Arts Commission Announces High School Award Winners   Soccer Shots Toledo is Still Kickin’   Toledo Area High School Seniors Could Earn $1,000 Scholarship   The Front Porch Project  

At Home Online Learning Resources and Podcasts for Kids

During this time, things might be crazy at home, and your kids are probably adjusting to their new online schooling. Here are some fun resources to help further their education and keep them entertained and learning. These resources are free or may be offering temporary free access during this time. Academics Play games and watch

Fitness Fun: Time to Move

Get active and expend energy with these fitness activities with a full day of movement. Fitness Challenges Get moving with this fun game from Paperelli for I Heart Naptime. Download and assemble the three cubes—two are activity cubes and one is for timing. Roll two of the dice, and then perform the activity for the amount

Have a Backyard Campout!

Whether you pitch a tent and sleep under the stars, create your own teepee, or just spread an old sheet on the ground, camping in your back yard is a fun way to connect with nature. Plus, you can always head back inside if it rains! Tips for a successful backyard campout: Gather everything you’ll