Play away indoors at Early Childhood Family Fun Night

By Schaumburg Park District

 

family funMark your calendar for the ultimate play date at the Schaumburg Park District.

Early Childhood Family Fun Night is set for 6 to 7 p.m., February 23, at Meineke Recreation Center. Open to children ages 1 to 6 and their parents, the free event features interactive stations, including a popular preschool fitness area.

Little ones may test their strength on a mini-treadmill, weight bench, cycle and elliptical machine. Children and parents also will have a chance to experience the always popular snowball room.

No registration is required. For more information, call (847) 490-7036 or visit www.parkfun.com.

 

 

 

Make healthy choices with Schaumburg Park District preschool

By Schaumburg Park District

Fruits and VeggiesPrepare your little one for kindergarten while promoting healthy lifelong habits.

Be Active, Be Healthy is a Schaumburg Park District Preschool option that encourages children to stretch and move and eat foods that help their bodies grow. Available to children who will be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016, the program includes playtime in the Discovery Room (formerly the Creative Activity Room) of the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

Children may bring healthy lunches. New student registration packets for 2016-2017 District preschool classes will be available Feb. 12 at Bock Neighborhood Center, Community Recreation Center, Meineke Recreation Center, and Pat Shephard Center. The 2016-2017 school year will run Sept.  2016 to May 2017.

For more information, call (847) 490-7035 or visit www.parkfun.com.

 

Master critical skills early in Tiny Tennis

By Schaumburg Park District

tiny tennisChildren have an opportunity to reap the physical and psychological benefits of learning tennis at an early age through the Schaumburg Park District.

The District’s Tiny Tennis program, available to children ages 4-6,  focuses on motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Participants will learn beginning stroke mechanics of the forehand, backhand and serve.

Age appropriate equipment is used. Classes are taught on a 36′ court at Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 4-4:45 p.m., Tuesdays, March 8-April 12
  • 4-4:45 p.m., Thursdays, March 10-April 14
  • 9:15-10 a.m., Saturdays, March 12-April 16

For more information, call (847) 884-0678 or visit www.parkfun.com.

 

Kick off 2016 with Schaumburg Park District soccer

By Schaumburg Park District

soccer-scSchaumburg Park District soccer classes are a great way to keep children moving during the winter months.

The District’s Kiddy Kickers Soccer program offers a variety of classes for children ages 4 to 9. In addition to learning the rules and fundamentals of soccer, participants will practice dribbling, passing, shooting and teamwork. Shin guards are recommended.

Classes are available at Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road.

Upcoming classes include:

  • 6:15-7 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 15-March 21, CRC (ages 4-6)
  • 7-7:45 p.m., Mondays, Feb. 15-March 21, CRC (ages 6-9)
  • 6:30-7:15 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 17-March 16, Sport Center (ages 4-6)
  • 9:15-10 a.m., Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 19, STP (ages 4-6)
  • 10-10:45 a.m., Saturdays, Feb. 20-March 19, STP (ages 6-9)

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

 

 

‘The Doc is in’ at Schaumburg Park District’s newest class

By Schaumburg Park District

SC_healthyIt’s time for your checkup!

Registration is underway for Happy, Healthy Me, a new early childhood class at the Schaumburg Park District focusing on exercise and healthy snacks. Children ages 3-6 are invited to learn about being healthy with Doc, Lambie and Chilly from Doc McStuffins. In addition to playtime and exercise, youngsters will “check” their stuffed friends, just like on the show.

Happy, Healthy Me is set for 1:15 to 2 p.m., February 22 to March 7 at the Community Recreation Center.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Gear up for early childhood with a Taste of Preschool

By Schaumburg Park District

sc-preschoolGet a free glimpse of Schaumburg Park District Preschool!

A Taste of Preschool is set for 9:15-10:15 a.m., and 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 at Bock Neighborhood Center, 1223 W. Sharon Lane; Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way and Pat Shephard Center, 421 N. Springinsguth Road. Parents and children will take part in a mini preschool class with a morning meeting, classroom exploration, creative art and a musical activity. During the visit, parents may ask questions while children are engaged in activities. Children must be between 2 1/2 and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015.

The 2016-2017 school year will run Sept. 2016 to May 2017. Registration packets will be available Feb. 12 at all preschool locations and the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

Schaumburg Park District Preschool is accredited by the National Academy for the Education of Young Children. A variety of classes are offered, with curriculum designed to enhance social and language skills, develop kindergarten readiness and boost self-confidence while introducing early math, writing and scientific problem-solving concepts.

Registration is required. For more information, call (847) 490-7036 or visit www.parkfun.com.

 

Climb, play and ride during the Itsy Bitsy New Year’s Eve Countdown

By Schaumburg Park District

tot lotHelp tots get an active start to 2016 with the Schaumburg Park District’s Itsy Bitsy New Year’s Eve Countdown.

Children ages 1-6 are invited to ring in the new year from 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 31, at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road. The first 200 registrants will receive a free noisemaker and lei. The fun includes climbing on inflatables, riding trikes, big wheels and other four-wheelers. Little ones also may ride motorized jeeps and play various sports and games.

Families will ring in 2016 at noon with a balloon drop.

Registration is required. Cost is $10 per family for residents and $15 per family for non-residents. Day of registration is $15 per family for residents and $20 per family for non-residents.

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Skate With Santa, Sunday Dec 20

By Hoffman Estates Park District

SkateWithSanta-facebookSkate with Santa is a fun activity for the whole family, and it’s FREE! Skate rental and admission are free for all (skates are limited). Join Santa and his friends on the ice. Off the ice, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. It’s a great way to squeeze in a little activity during the busy holiday season.

Triphahn Ice Arena, 1685 W Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates

Sunday, Dec 20 4:20-6:10 PM

Visit heparks.org for more details

 

 

 

Splash and play away winter break at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

poolThe Schaumburg Park District will offer special hours at its facilities when District 54 schools are closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1.

The Community Recreation Center and The Water Works, 505 N. Springinsguth Road are open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with limited hours. Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way and Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road, are open Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.

•Open swim, noon-8 p.m., Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30, at The Water Works. The water park also is open noon-4:30 p.m., Dec. 24 and 31. Admission is $5 for youth residents ages 3-17, $7 for youth non-residents, $7 for adult residents and $9 for adult non-residents.

•Adult lap swim, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 25 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jan. 1.

•CRC fitness center will be open 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 24; 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dec. 25; 5:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 31 and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jan. 1.

•Open gym, 1-4 p.m., Dec. 21 and 28; 1-3 p.m., Dec. 22 and 29 and 1-4 p.m., Dec. 23 and 30.

•MRC fitness center will be open 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 24; 6 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 31 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Jan. 1.

•Open basketball from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 24, at Schaumburg Tennis Plus. Non-member cost is $5 for youth residents and $7 for youth non-residents.

•Grounds and trails at Spring Valley are open daily, including holidays, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Heritage Farm is closed for the season. Spring Valley Nature Center exhibits and museum are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily and closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Stay Active During Winter Break

By Hoffman Estates Park District

DSC_0018Keep away the winter blues by keeping the kids active all through the holidays. Winter Break Field Trips are now open for registration. From swimming to museums and everything in between, kids have a blast all day. Learn more and register here.