Schaumburg Park District camp champions healthy eating

By Schaumburg Park District

fruits_veggies_scPicky eaters have no fear! A fun way to eat healthy is here!

Fruits and veggies to the rescue camp is set for 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 8-12.

The Schaumburg Park  District’s Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue Camp taps into youngsters’ enthusiasm of superheroes, inspiring them to eat healthy. Children ages 4 to 6 will love learning about superheroes, villains and the secret powers of healthy eating. In addition to tasting a variety of foods each day, campers will be treated to a superhero show with costumes, a bubble machine and creative art activities.

Children also will make superhero masks, enjoy an edible scavenger hunt, track their tasting efforts and receive a  special token for a healthy treat at a local grocery store, restaurant or farmers market.

Early registration is highly recommended. 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.

 

‘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.

Tiny Tennis ‘serves’ healthy habits to children at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Aerobic and cardiovascular fitness, gross and fine motor control and improved flexibility and nutrition are among the many benefits of tennis, according to the International Tennis Federation.

For children, developing these skills and habits early may help get them off to a great start. The Schaumburg Park District offers tennis lessons for children as young as 4 years old through Tiny Tennis.

Tiny Tennis focuses on motor skills and hand eye coordination, as well as beginning stroke mechanics. Classes are taught on a 36′ court at Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road. tiny tennis

Fall classes begin Sept. 1 and include:

  • 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 13
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 22
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 15
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 17
  • 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 17
  • 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 19

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

 

 

 

Fruit and veggie camp makes healthy eating a blast

By Schaumburg Park District

Parents of picky eaters, have no fear! It’s Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue!fruit2

The Schaumburg Park District’s fun, engaging Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue Camp taps into youngsters’ enthusiasm of superheroes, inspiring them to eat healthy. Children ages 4 to 6 will love drawing and dressing up as superheroes to battle the ”Germ Guys” and “Junk Food” characters. Campers also will make delicious edible art out of fresh fruits and veggies while tasting a variety of new foods each day.

Other activities focus on fun experiments with food and gardening and learning to build muscles through the “wacky workout” gym. Children also will make superhero masks, enjoy an edible scavenger hunt, track their tasting efforts and receive a  special token for a healthy treat at a local grocery store, restaurant or farmers market.

Registration is required. Camp runs from 10 a.m. to noon daily from Aug. 3-7 at the Pat Shepherd Center, 421 N. Springinsguth Road.

For more information, call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com

Help kids channel their energy through gymnastics

By Schaumburg Park District

Does your toddler love careening from the living room couch, attempting flips off the coffee table or swinging from the curtains?gymnastics

Give your furniture a break and register your child for gymnastics classes at the Schaumburg Park District.

Summer classes begin June 15 at the Sport Center, 1141 Irving Park Road, with programs available for children as young as 2 years and older.

Levels available include:

•Parent/Tot

•Tot

•Jr. Gymnastics

•Girls/Boys Beginner

•Girls/Boys Intermediate

•Girls/Boys Advanced

•Tumble/Cheer

•Team

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

Wiggle, giggle and have fun with your child

By Schaumburg Park District

What better way to simulate a toddler’s coordination than through art, music and playtime? schaum can

Wiggles, Giggles and Fun is a creative and active class available through the Schaumburg Park District for children ages 15 to 24 months. Little ones and their parents are asked to dress comfortably for all the exciting activities that take place each class!  Classes take place 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. June 18 through July 30 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road.

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

Youth Fitness Orientations teach proper workout techniques

By Schaumburg Park District

Experts recommend teens undergo 60 minutes or more of vigorous or moderate exercise daily, according to kidshealth.org.

But where do you begin? A Youth Fitness Training Orientation at the Schaumburg Park District’s Community Recreation Center could be the first step. Youths ages 12 to 13 will learn the correct use of cardio and fitness equipment. After attending an orientation, use the appropriate equipment at District facilities and be on your way to a healthier you!

Upcoming orientations include:teen workout

  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | June 6
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | June 20
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | July 11
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | July 25
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Aug. 8
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Aug. 22

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

How to Eat Right, Plan Right and Shop Right

By School District 54

SPUSchaumburg Parent University presents “How to Eat Right, Plan Right and Shop Right” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the District 54 Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

Kirsten Johnson, Lead Clinical Dietitian in Pediatrics for Alexian Brothers Health System, will discuss which foods to focus on for good health, how to make healthier lunches and dinners for your family, and easy-to-implement shopping tips that focus on health.

Please contact Meg Kwak (847.357.5191) at Stevenson School to register. Please leave your name, contact information, number of adults attending, and number of children who will need free childcare this evening.

This presentation will be in English and is for adults only.

 

Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes in Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue

By Schaumburg Park District

Fruits and Veggies to the RescueNever beg your child to eat their fruits and veggies again!

Fruits and veggies are so important to kids’ health and nutrition, but getting them to eat their fruits and veggies isn’t easy.  Schaumburg Park District’s Fruits and Veggies to the Rescue class held at Pat Shephard Center, 421 N. Springinsguth Road, taps into children’s imagination and love of superheroes to inspire them to “love and eat” their fruits and veggies.

Programs are offered seasonally.  Registration is available at parkfun.com and at Schaumburg Park District registration facilities.

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