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Greek Heroes Came to Life at Sugar Sand Park’s “Star Stories” Puppet Show (4/15/17)

What happens when Greek heroes descend upon Boca Raton? You get an epic shadow puppet show perfect for the whole family! Sugar Sand Park Star Stories: Greek Myths – A Shadow Puppet Show is coming to the Willow Theater THIS SATURDAY, April 15th (2017).

My daughter is currently obsessed with Disney’s Hercules, the movie of course, and we can’t wait to see this show!

Sand Park Star Stories

Your family will encounter ancient heroes with super powers! You’ll meet Zeus, the king of the gods, with the power of thunder and lightning. See Perseus and the snake-haired Medusa. Accomplished puppeteer, Katie Adams, brings these mythic Greek heroes to life with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation.

The night sky is full of star constellations and the ancient Greeks named them after their awesome myths and folktales. At Sugar Sand Park Star Stories, see the tales and the star constellations that go with them!

Sand Park Star Stories

Stories will include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. And the best part? The show is only 45 minutes long, so it’s sure to keep even the little ones’ attention. These amazing stories are sure to inspire young audiences to learn more about the stars and to read Greek myths.

Sand Park Star Stories

Sugar Sand Park Star Stories Details: Rated G

TIME: Saturday, April 15 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $8 and Children 12 and under are $6*

ABOUT THE PERFORMER: Katie Adams is a professional puppeteer whose shows invite you on a journey of imagination, inspiration and edification. Katie has been a professional puppet artist since 1986, and she loves to bring puppet shows to audiences all over the southeast and beyond. Katie lives in Tampa with her husband and daughter. Katie is a member of the Puppeteers of America and the National Storytelling Network. Check out her website at: www.katieadamstheater.com.

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show and attendees of all ages must have a ticket.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park Star Stories. All opinions expressed in this blog post about the show are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider and please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

$2 Printable Luvs Coupon Now Available!

This Printable Luvs coupon review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.


South Florida mom coupon alert! Besides wine and coffee, do you know what I love saving money on most?

The answer is…DIAPERS.

Printable Luvs Coupon #ShareTheLuv

#dailybocaavery may be potty trained during the day, but we are still shelling out diaper money for overnight use. And those diapers need to WORK! The official diaper of experienced parents, Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than before*, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee.

printable Luvs coupon
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Luvs provide features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands.

I have some great news! Luvs is sharing the LOVE and offering opportunities to save on diapers for the rest of this month with a $2 print-at-home coupon offer.

  • This week, visit THIS LINK to access a Luvs coupon of $2 off any one diaper pack.
  • Print the coupon at home and use it at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.
  • All Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel size diaper packs.

Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6, feature fun designs in every pack, and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores where baby care products are sold. And don’t forget about their money-back guarantee! They feel so strongly about our diapers that we’ve guaranteed them! If you aren’t satisfied with the leakage protection of Luvs, we’ll refund your money.  See our website, www.luvsdiapers.com, for details.

Time to print and shop!


For more information on Luvs diapers, visit luvsdiapers.com or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

It’s Circus, It’s Science, It was SATURDAY (3/25/17) at Sugar Sand Park!

The GRAND OPENING of the Science Playground isn’t the only exciting event happening at Sugar Sand Park this Saturday, March 25th! Local families are invited to the circus! “It’s Circus, It’s Science”, Rated G, debuts at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Willow Theater.

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

This two person show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts, the laws and principles of physics such as:

  • Balance
  • Gravity
  • Momentum
  • Centrifugal force
  • Motion and more!

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

These will be brought to life by a talented staff of clowns! They will be using juggling, ball spinning, unicycling, human pyramid building, and a variety of other fun circus skills to illustrate what lies behind the “science” of circus movement.

“It’s Circus… It’s Science” helps kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts first-hand in a fun and funny environment.

Sounds like a great Sugar Sand Saturday to me! Make a note MBMoms– we’ll be featuring this event again in this week’s Weekend Events Roundup post as well.

It's Circus, It's Science Sugar Sand Park 2017

It’s Circus, It’s Science Show Info

WHEN: Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $10; Children 12 & under $8*; Tickets can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at www.willowtheatre.org.

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.


Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about the It’s Circus, It’s Science show are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Social Skills Group Options for Kids in Boca Raton

Jennifer Bishop’s speciality AND passion is working with children and their parents. Through her local counseling practice, she provides a safe and nurturing environment that allows for healing to occur inside of relationships. This allows children and families to soar above the troubles that face them, finding the happiness they long for. Jennifer Bishop Counseling also offers a Social Skills Group for kids in Boca Raton.

Bottom line? Her goal is for families to find healing and lasting happiness.

As a parent, it can be overwhelming to think about taking your child to therapy! I personally would be beyond anxious. You’d probably wonder what therapy would “look like” for your child and what to expect. Or honestly, does your child really even need therapy?

Social skills group for kids in Boca

Often, children show us how they are feeling through their behaviors. Whether a child is withdrawn, anxious, having tantrums or being aggressive, these behaviors are a form of communication. Even the most verbal children struggle with finding words and descriptions for their experiences.

For some children, social interactions are problematic. Social Skills training allows children to learn and practice these skills in a safe environment with others. The combination of impulsivity, immaturity and difficulty reading social cues can lead to poor peer relationships. Learning to get along with others is a challenge!

This Social Skills group for kids in Boca is designed for children to be engaged in social learning opportunities. The material taught is adapted to promote effective socialization and communication skills.

Social skills group for kids in Boca

The Social Skills Group for Kids in Boca is designed for children who have:
  • difficulty in social situations
  • anxiety around others
  • performance anxiety
  • worry frequently
  • difficulty reading social cues
  • require constant redirection
  • push limits and boundaries
  • focus and concentration issues
By attending this Social Skills group for kids in Boca, children will address and learn skill sets, such as:
  • Responsibility to bring work to school/class
  • Discipline to ignore distractions and to increase focus and attention
  • Delayed Gratification, ability to set a goal
  • Courage to join in with others
  • Outward focused thinking, compliment others
  • Vulnerability and asking others for a favor
  • Empathy – see how another person is feeling
  • Managing fear and worries
  • Tolerating feelings, to use self-control when angry, scared or upset
  • How to handle being teased or bullied, feelings of shame or embarrassment
  • Staying present, learning to relax and self-soothe
  • How to appropriately negotiate –vs-  manipulation
  • What are your feelings and how to express them
  • How to ask for permission / boundaries
  • Accepting consequences and learning limits

Group counseling can be a powerful and valuable venue for healing and growth. Many children naturally learn from their environment without any help. However, when children are struggling with emotional or behavioral concerns, they often need a structured environment where that have opportunities to learn those same skill sets.

Social skills group for kids in Boca

In the group format, participants slow down their reactions and responses so they can see the scene. Through the use of cueing, mirroring, modeling, prompting, role-playing and reinforcement, participants practice and sustain participating in everyday activities. This safe environment allows participants to try new behaviors and to receive positive responses, thus affording them the self-confidence to bring these new skills outside of group.

The process of group counseling, expressive therapies and working with a licensed therapist allows children to communicate what is sometimes difficult or impossible to put into words. This Social Skills group for kids in Boca Raton also helps children feel understood. They gain skills and a sense of achievement, providing ownership of their successes. The group also encourages children to build trust in a safe environment.

We only want the best for our kids, right?

Social Skills Group Details: Jennifer Bishop Counseling
  • Runs weekly and for 1 hour
  • Two groups available: one for boys ages 7-10 and one for girls ages 5-8
  • Each participant completes an intake to determine eligibility for group before beginning and to determine goals with the family

Visit the Jennifer Bishop Counseling WEBSITE for more details and how to register.


Sponsored: This Social Skills Group for kids in Boca Raton post was sponsored by Jennifer Bishop Counseling. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor and any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information and I was compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Summer 2017 Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Prep | REGISTRATION OPEN

The Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program at Grandview Preparatory School is one of the hottest summer class tickets in town! Join us for our next session!

#grandviewmoms Summer 2017 class registration and dates are below! PLEASE CALL 561-416-9737 ext. 1311 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR EMAIL MICHELLE@GRANDVIEWPREP.NET

If you’re hearing about this Boca Raton Mommy and Me program for the first time, here’s some background:

Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program

Each “Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 2-3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of children in two age groups:

  • Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers
  • Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3

Classes will include a rotating schedule of activities including yoga, movement and music– all offered by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty. Our program offers moms the chance to have their children learn and explore in a professional educational setting.

How great is that?!

Don’t know much about Grandview Preparatory School? They are an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997 in east Boca Raton. Student enrollment is offered for Preschool (age 3) through Grade 12.

Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values.  In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.


COST:

Babies Class Pass (Babies-Walkers, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.
Toddlers Class Pass (Strong Walkers-Age 3, 6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes.

Please see details below on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session!


 

2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE:

“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Baby Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

6 Weeks- Walking

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/8  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/14  BABIES- Musikgarten with Miss Jules

6/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/14 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/21 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/28 BABIES- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


“Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” Toddler Class Dates (all at 10:30 a.m.):

Strong Walkers – Age 3

JUNE (10:30AM-11:15AM):

6/6 Water Play Party TODDLERS

6/13 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

6/20 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

JULY (10:30AM-11:15AM):

7/13 TODDLERS- Music & Movement with Miss Sarah

7/20 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

7/27 TODDLERS- Yoga with Miss Lisa

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Located at: Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton, FL 33431


Space is limited to 15 families for babies and 20 families for toddlers (per class). Please note: the “Mommy & Me Yoga” and “Dance” classes are only for children who are walking confidently on their own.*

“Mommy & Me Yoga” Class Description: With yoga as the foundation, this class will be filled with music and movement, games, and relaxation. We’ll bark in downward dog, moo in cow, and flutter our wings in butterfly, while we take a yoga journey that your child will never forget!


Please note that Grandview Preparatory School is a peanut and tree nut-free campus. For the safety of their students, we ask that you refrain from bringing any item that may include peanuts and/or tree nuts (including those items that are processed in the same facility). Thank you for your adherence to this policy.


Sponsored: This “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me Program” post was sponsored by Grandview Preparatory School. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Meet One of Our Nation’s Top Pediatricians & Find out WHY he’s Making Boca Home

Paul Gilbert, M.D. may look like a modern-day Doogie Howser (at least for us 80s kids who tuned in to see Neil Patrick Harris in his breakout role), but don’t be fooled. He’s ACTUALLY one of the top doctors in the nation, not just a guy who plays one on TV. Currently at Johns Hopkins, the top hospital in the nation, (!!!) Gilbert is bringing another level of expertise and experience with him as the newest South Florida pediatrician.

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

That’s right, Modern Boca Mom has the EXCLUSIVE that Dr. Gilbert is making Boca Raton his new home. Keep reading to find out why…

Dr. Gilbert’s experience and expertise doesn’t end at Johns Hopkins, although those are some pretty fabulous bragging rights if you have him as your pediatrician.

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

He’s also spent seven summers working as Camp Physician at one of the most exclusive sleepaway camps in the country, KenMont/KenWood. “Dr. Paul,” as he is lovingly referred to at camp, is described as a “legend” with the camp’s kids.

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

We also found out that Dr. Gilbert is a novice waterskier, worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has a Disney annual pass, and knows how to juggle! What more could you want from your pediatrician?!?

Well…it gets even better…Dr. Gilbert will be joining forces with Boca Raton’s own “Patch Adams,” Dr. Rudnick at Boca VIPediatrics, winner of “Best Pediatrician” in Boca 2016 by Sun-Sentinel!

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

For those who read this blog regularly, you know that Boca VIPediatrics is the new parent frenzy that recently opened their nearly year-long wait list.

Spots are extremely limited because they take a very small number of patients to provide 24/7 access via email/text/phone to your South Florida pediatrician, house calls, no waits/longer appointments at their pediatric smart office, and virtual visits so you don’t have to go to the office for every little thing.

They’ve received rave reviews and lots of love boasting their extremely personalized level of care from South Florida parents, including a slew of 5-star Facebook and Google reviews.

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

Boca VIPediatrics has VIPs (Very Important Patients) who travel to see them in Boca from West Palm Beach, Wellington, Weston, Ft. Lauderdale and beyond for their 5-star level of pediatric care and maximum convenience for busy parents. Because parents are able to text/email/call their South Florida pediatrician 24/7, they’re able to diagnose virtually when possible.

So, why Boca VIPediatrics? Because there is truly nothing else like it for parents who value the MOST personalized care, time, and relationship with their pediatrician. Boca VIPediatrics VIPs have the following benefits:

  • 24/7 Access to Text/Email/Call Your Pediatrician Directly to Their Cell Phone (You can also send photos/videos of rashes, coughs, bumps, bruises, etc. for super fast diagnosis and treatment plan to save an office visit)
  • No Waits at their office located in Central Boca Raton, next to the Town Center Mall
  • House Calls for the first newborn exam and after-hours urgent care
  • Virtual Visits using their awesome telemedicine devices that clip into your iPhone (like the virtual stethoscope and otoscope, which sends the doctor video of the inner ear to screen for ear infections or heart/lung sounds to evaluate a cough)
  • Same day appointments and longer, unhurried visits with your pediatrician
  • Affordable, transparent pricing…you’ll likely pay more for your daily latte or cable bill than a membership to VIPediatrics.
It’s truly like having a South Florida pediatrician in your pocket.

Dr. Rudnick and Dr. Gilbert will be working together as a team, so Boca VIPediatrics families will have TWO top pediatricians who know their child’s health history like the back of their hands. After filling their practice within a year, Boca VIPediatrics scoured the country to find the best and brightest pediatrician to join their family.

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

I’m told spots are already going very quickly, as Boca VIPediatrics caps the number of “VIPs” in each age category in order to provide the most personalized care.

So, how can you lock down a VIP spot for your child? That’s super easy, as long as you act quickly. You can schedule a complimentary “meet the doc” appointment with Dr. Gilbert now!

  1. Step One: Fill out the online contact form or call the Boca VIPediatrics office at 561-923-9635 and speak to a member of their family owned and operated team.
  2. Step Two: Set up a complimentary “backstage tour” and “meet the doc” visit with Dr. Gilbert/Dr. Rudnick.
  3. Step Three: Breathe a sigh of relief that your child’s care is now on another level because you now have “your pediatrician in your pocket!”

South Florida pediatrician: Boca VIPediatrics

So parents, this is a win/win for all. When a top pediatrician decides to make our fair city their home, it means a healthier Boca Raton for everybody.

Please join Modern Boca Mom in giving a warm South Florida welcome to Dr. Gilbert! We look forward to many, many years of you keeping our children the happiest & healthiest with Boca VIPediatrics!

South Florida pediatrician

For more information on Boca VIPediatrics, visit: www.BocaVIPediatrics.com

Sponsored: This South Florida Pediatrician post announcing Dr. Gilbert was sponsored by Boca VIPediatrics. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are mine.

2017 South Florida Summer Camp Roundup

It’s already March and I can’t believe families like mine are already in the market for a SUMMER CAMP! But shoot, here we are. I have done my 2017 South Florida Summer Camps digging and found out there is a great option for every child whether you’re in Boca Raton or beyond in South Florida.

If your son/daughter is into theater, dance, sports, gymnastics, surfing– you name it–we have a 2017 South Florida Summer Camps recommendation below for you!


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

 Camp Twisters

At Camp Twisters, we realize you have many choices when it comes to finding the best Summer camp for your child.  If your child LOVES climbing, jumping, running and flipping, then they will have a BLAST at Twisters.  Whether your child spends a session, a day, a week or the whole summer at Twisters, their time here will be filled with loads of fun!

We are excited to offer 10 weeks of fun in our clean, state-of-the-art facility with our professional, safety-certified staff! Registration includes the camp sessions of your choice, gymnastics instruction, healthy snack & juice each day, arts & crafts, movie time, fun & games! Lunch is available daily for $7.  In addition to summer camp, Twisters offers many day camps throughout the school year during holiday breaks and teacher work days! Click to see a typical day at Camp Twisters:  https://youtu.be/2fN3Mi1kbMs

3100 NW Boca Raton Blvd #308

Boca Raton, FL

AND

6805 Lyons Technology Circle

Coconut Creek, FL

WEBSITE: www.camptwisters.com

CONTACT: Boca Raton -561-750-6001 or Coconut Creek -954-725-9199


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

2017 South Florida Summer Camps

Be Cool this Summer! Curated Camp Experiences by Space of Mind

Summer Discovery! Space of Mind summer campers in middle and high school will explore their passions and discover new ones through the arts, music, movement, cooking, fitness, filmmaking, songwriting, yoga, maker labs and even environmental studies. Our experienced team of coaches have curated fun, personalized and exciting learning experiences including Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Adventure, Farm-to-Table Culinary Creations and Everything Water!

Campers can also hone their academic skills, whether for course credit or just remediation and enrichment. High school students looking to complete their online course requirement (through FLVS or another platform), make up credits or get ahead can do so in a fun and inspiring environment where academic coaches are on-hand to offer support, guidance, organizational and study skills. In addition, the Save our City Sustainable Summer Program allows campers to become a civil engineer for the summer and design a city that can sustain itself as our future redefines the environment and our way of life.  Have your child learn and grow socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually this summer – all while having an aweSOMe time!

Parent Camp!

When moms and dads tour our whimsical and inspiring space, they always ask for a parent program! On Thursday evenings this summer get artsy, learn to cook healthy family meals, do yoga, enjoy wine and food pairings, learn to raise a tech-savvy and safe child, and more! Most of all, meet other parents just like you and have FUN!

Babysitting Drop-In!

Plan a date night and we will entertain your kids with fun activities, snacks and drinks.

Programs for kids run Mondays-Thursdays, June 12th-August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., and half day is available from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Parent Camp is held from June 15th-August 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Babysitting drop in is available from June 17th – August 5th on Saturdays from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

102 N. Swinton Ave.

Delray Beach, FL 33444

WEBSITE: http://www.findspaceofmind.com/summer-programs

CONTACT: 877-407-1122; admin@myspaceofmind.com


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

STEM Camp with Wacky Wild Science

Campers (ages 6-8 and 9-12) go on a wild adventure with Wacky Wild Science. They interact with live land and ocean animals, conduct awesome experiments, become archeologists, make volcanoes erupt, travel through space in our mobile planetarium – and so much more!

Included in your Week-Long STEM Package:
  • 5 Full Days Packed with Hands-on STEM-based Activities
    • MONDAY: Get up close and personal with LIVE Creepy Crawlers (bugs, reptiles and arachnids). Campers even design their own insect houses before releasing lady bugs outside!
    • TUESDAY: Conduct hands-on experiments and become a robotics engineer.
    • WEDNESDAY: Dive into an underwater ecosystem and meet ocean animals.
    • THURSDAY: Dig & dissect while discovering real fossils, bones, and rocks. Then, make a volcano erupt!
    • FRIDAY: Turn down the lights and digitally travel through space in a mobile planetarium spaceship.
  • Supplies for Daily Take Home Projects
  • Published student written article on STEAMCityKids.org (online community of young journalists and digital magazine written by students in Florida)
  • Healthy Lunch Every Day
  • STEM Camp T-Shirt
  • Experienced STEM Educators (Current University Students, BA and MBA Staff)
  • Camp curriculum is developed by Wacky Wild Science. We’re a locally owned STEM-based education service with 11 years of experience inspiring students throughout South Florida with live animals, fun experiments and innovative technology.

Saint Andrew’s School
3900 Jog Road
Boca Raton, Florida 33434

WEBSITE: www.wackywild.com/stem-camp/

CONTACT: 561-210-2100 


*** 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Featured Listing ***

Modern Boca Mommy & Me for Babies AND Toddlers

“Modern Boca Mommy & Me” class is held 3 times per month (per age group) at Grandview Preparatory School and is specifically tailored to capture the attention and imaginations of children in two age groups: Babies- 6+ weeks to Walkers; Toddlers- Confident Walkers to Age 3.

Classes will include a rotating schedule of activities including yoga, movement and music– all offered by top notch Grandview Preparatory School Early Childhood faculty.

Babies or Toddlers Class Pass (6 classes/$15.00 per class) is $90.00 for June-July 2017 classes. More on how to register for the “Modern Boca Raton Mommy and Me” summer session + schedule, click HERE.

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton

WEBSITE: www.grandviewprep.net

CONTACT: 561-416-9737 ext. 1311; michelle@grandviewprep.net


Sponsored 

Here are Modern Boca Mom’s picks for 2017 South Florida Summer Camps:

Waves Surf Academy

Waves Surf Academy and The City of Delray Beach Surf Camp runs on select weekends, spring & summer dates. The spring break camp program is March 20th – March 24th. The summer camp program is from June – August. The surf camp is Monday though Friday from 9:00 a.m -2:30 p.m. We offer both daily and weekly camp rates. The camp offers a surf program to meet everyone’s needs. Whether you have never surfed before and always dreamed of learning or if you just want to improve your existing skills, we have the coaching that will enable you to reach your goals.

Anchor Park

340 South Ocean Boulevard

Delray Beach, FL 33444

WEBSITE: http://wavessurfacademy.com/

CONTACT: Eric Dernick at 561-843-0481


Organic Movements Dance School Summer Dance Intensives

Organic Movements Dance School in East Boca Raton offers both a ½ Day Summer Dance Intensive for students ages 3+ (students must be 3 by January 1, 2017) as well as their traditional Full-Day Dance Intensive for students ages 7 – 18. Both programs are taught in their state of the art, professionally appointed 5,200 sq ft facilities, which feature an in-house performance space, sprung floor, full-length mirrors, sound systems, kitchen and dressing rooms. Each 3 week Session culminates in a performance review on the last Friday of the session at 4:00pm (12:00pm for the 1/2 Day Intensive students).

Dance Intensive Details

The ½ Day Dance Intensive runs M – F from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Students are introduced to foundational technique in an array of genres of dance, creative movement and performance arts, including: Classical Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Creative Movement, Acro/Tumbling, Prop-Making, and music.

Students enrolled in the Full-Day Dance Intensive are placed according to technique level. Each morning is devoted to technical training, and afternoons are comprised of choreography as well as strength & conditioning training. The programs strongest focus is on classical ballet, yet each session will also focus on introducing, exposing and educating students in different dance disciplines to help create well-rounded dancers. Intermediate and Advanced level students’ training is reinforced through pointe/pre-pointe and classical variations. Additional genres of training vary by session, but include: Modern, Jazz, Broadway Dance, Contemporary and Lyrical.

2400 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 12

Boca Raton, FL 33431

WEBSITE: www.organicmovements.com 

CONTACT: 561-395-6111; hello@organicmovements.com


Boca Raton Therapeutic Summer Camp

If your child has mild to moderate therapeutic needs that may benefit from the tools of therapy and fun and playful activities directed by licensed mental health professionals, then this 2017 South Florida summer camp is for you!

Designed for kids PK-5th grade, morning sessions are available from 9:00 a.m.-Noon. Weekly dates are available 6/5-6/26 and 7/10-7/31. $400 per week.

6971 N. Federal Hwy. #301

Boca Raton, FL 33487

WEBSITE: www.mysouljunkie.com 

CONTACT: 954-892-8603; jenniferbishoplmhc@gmail.com


Summer was Made for Adventure at the South Florida Science Center

Summer is made for adventure! Perfect for young scientists ages 4-14, each exciting week of camp offers hands-on exploration on a variety of topics in science, engineering and technology. The days are packed with interactive lessons, daring laboratories, themed crafts, and outdoor activities led by our expert Science Educators. Themes include Seaside Science, Underwater Robotics, MinecraftEDU: Xtreme and many more!

Additional information: Camps run from June 5th to August 11th Mon.-Fri. from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. with before & aftercare available from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. These camps are also offered at our Jupiter satellite location, STEM Studio.

4801 Dreher Trail N.

West Palm Beach, FL 33405

WEBSITE:  www.sfsciencecenter.org/camp

CONTACT: 561-832-2026; programs@sfsciencecenter.org


Super Stars Summer Camp

At Super Stars, your child will learn the fundamental skills of sports through a variety of games. Children will engage in recreation and fitness activities, which will enhance their strength and motor skills. Activities include swimming, soccer, basketball, water slides, kickball, relay races, color war, obstacle courses, bounce houses, team challenges and much more!

Sports, fun and activities in Boca Raton at Loggers’ Run Middle School. Super Stars is entering their 14th year of providing fun for children grades k-6. This unique camp concept offers sports and activities in an environment that promotes FUN, fitness, health and sportsmanship. This non-travel camp for ages 4 to 12 keeps your child safe and active throughout the day.

Loggers’ Run Middle School

11584 W Palmetto Park Rd.

Boca Raton, FL 33428

WEBSITE: www.SuperStarsCamp.com

REGISTRATION LINK: https://fs7.formsite.com/superstarscamp/2017Summer/index.html

CONTACT: 954-444-8548; supercamp@att.net


Sugar Sand Park Summer Camp

This summer children ages 5-16 have an incredible number of full and half-day camp options at Sugar Sand Park Community Center! Engaging programs range from rock music to robotics, drama to film, Explorium science to fitness, art to yoga, writing and more!  And for working parents, the Community Center offers an extended afternoon option to 5:30pm.

The Community Center’s specialty programs offer parents and kids quality programs by popular instructors like Director’s Cut Film Workshops, Mad Science of Palm Beach, Happy Sunshine Yoga, Curtain Call Playhouse and Sugar Sand Park’s Children Science Explorium. Programs will run weekly June 5 through August 11 and with some multi-week options for the more in-depth advanced programs.  Space is limited. Registration is now open and can be done in person at the Community Center or online for households with an existing online account. The Community Center is open Monday-Friday 8am-10pm; Saturday 8am-5pm, Sunday and holidays 10am-5pm. For more information about Summer Camp visit www.SugarSandPark.org or call 561-347-3900.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center/ 300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton, FL 33486

WEBSITE: www.sugarsandpark.org

CONTACT: 561-347-3900


iD Tech Camps

iD Tech Camps is a summer technology program for students ages 7-17 with 180 locations across the US including 6 in Florida. We offer courses in programming, video game design, robotics, cryptography, 3D modeling/printing, filmmaking, photography, and more. These weeklong day and overnight summer camps include hands-on, personalized technology instruction and a variety of fun summer camp activities. iD Tech courses are led by tech-savvy staff in a dynamic, pressure-free learning environment. Our goal is to help our kids gain a love of learning through building critical 21st-century STEM skills, and have fun while doing it.

South Florida Locations Include: Florida Atlantic University, Pine Crest- Fort Lauderdale, & University of Miami

WEBSITE: Learn More Information and Register at: www.iDTech.com

CONTACT: 408-871-3748


Showtime Performing Arts Theatre Summer Camp 2017

Audition, Act, Sing, Dance and Perform! Offering 10 exciting weeks, June 5th – August 11th. Attend all sessions or just parts of the summer. Learn and fine-tune your performance skills from the very best Theatre Professionals South Florida has to offer! Now in our 11th year in the beautiful Royal Palm Plaza, Downtown Boca Raton, we have been voted Best Academic/Arts Program in Palm Beach County and Best Children’s Theatre in South Florida! Open year-round, we produce and perform over 20 family musicals per year in our intimate theater and teaching studios.

General camp hours are 9am-3pm with early and after care options from 8am-6pm featuring sessions for ages 3 through teens. Tuition begins at $300 + call for discounts. Dance, acting and voice classes after camp only $10 per class (normally $20)!  Voted “Best Summer Camp” and sold out 10 years in a row! Don’t be left out!

503 SE Mizner Blvd

Boca Raton

WEBSITE: For details, discounts and registration, visit our website www.showtimeboca.com 

CONTACT: 561-394-2626


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Sponsored: This 2017 South Florida Summer Camps Roundup was sponsored by the camps featured. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

i9 Sports Spring 2017 Registration Open for South Palm Beach County

It was love at first sight when I learned about the i9 Sports program in Boca/Delray. As a mom blogger, I often get asked for local recommendations for families. After chatting with the organization and seeing some of the teams in action, I knew i9 was changing the game (pun intended) for youth sports! And i9 Sports South Palm Beach spring 2017 registration is now open!

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

Your child can sign up for Soccer, Flag Football or Baseball at i9 Sports South Palm Beach.

i9 Sports South Palm Beach County Spring Season Venues:

Starts April 1/2- Space will be limited in March so act fast!

One Day Per Week. Boys and Girls ages 3-13.

Days and Venues:

  • Saturdays at Omni Middle in Boca or Trinity Lutheran in Delray
  • Sundays at Olympic Heights HS
WHAT IS i9 SPORTS? 

i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps and clinics for boys and girls ages 3-17 in today’s most popular sports such as flag football, soccer, basketball, T-Ball and cheerleading. With a focus on fun, safety, convenience and good sportsmanship, i9 Sports Boca is reinventing the youth sports experience for families across the country and here in and around Boca Raton.

REGISTER FOR SPRING 2017 NOW: CLICK HERE

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

WHY I9 SPORTS IS DIFFERENT

i9 Sports has core principles that they stand by. They want your child to have fun, be included, be safe, learn about good sportsmanship and and healthy competition. They even make parents take a pledge to “be nice.”

HERE’S THE DEAL:
  • All skill levels welcome – No tryouts! No drafts!
  • Everyone plays – every game
  • No fundraisers of any kind! (Which is amazing for a working parent like me)
  • No mandatory volunteering! (Again, amazing for a working parent like me)
  • One day per week – practice is conveniently scheduled prior to the game.
  • Trained officials at every game.

For someone who really wants to expose their kids to sports, but doesn’t want to spend their entire weekend at the ballpark or field, THIS IS IDEAL!

i9 Sports South Palm Beach

REGISTER FOR i9 SPORTS SOUTH PALM BEACH SPRING 2017 NOW: CLICK HERE
Spring Registration has already started and i9 Sports is offering MBMom readers readers a special deal. Use code “MBMom” and you’ll save $15! 

Sponsored: This post was sponsored by i9 Sports. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

2017 Spring Break Programs, Classes, Activities & More at Sugar Sand Park

Spring Break 2017 is only a few weeks away! Have you started looking for a spring break camp in Boca Raton yet? If you don’t have the luxury of taking the whole week off to be with your kids (is is really a luxury though?), then we have a great, local solution: Sugar Sand Park.

Sugar Sand Park’s spring break camp in Boca Raton this year includes week-long programs, daily classes, and more from March 17-25!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

This year’s spring break theme, “Big Top, Big Universe,” will feature activities such as face painting, a juggling workshop, and Cirque Du Jour’s It’s Circus…It’s Science in the Willow Theatre on March 25.

This family-friendly show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with basic scientific principles through circus tricks, stunts, and skills (ticket details below).

There will also be a family-friendly movie on March 22 in the Maple Room. Tickets are $1 and include the movie, popcorn, and a drink.

Get ready to have some fun under the Boca big top!

Programs for the week include:

  • Bright & Smart 3D printing
  • Drawing & Painting Art Class
  • Fun & Fitness Activities program
  • Fun Chefs
  • Curtain’s Up Drama Workshop
  • Theatre Make Up activity 

The Explorium will also be hosting Spring Break Blast from March 20-24 for grades 1-5. Campers will perform activities and experiments, play games, and more! Starlab Adventure (March 24) will give kids the opportunity to explore the galaxy in the inflatable planetarium.

More details >>> http://www.scienceexplorium.org/new-camps

The Community Center will feature Food On The Field, where food trucks and vendors will set up at the park around midday from March 22-25. Whether your family is participating in Spring Break programming or not, families can bring a blanket, sit outside and spend some time at the park with good food and Community Center activities!

spring break camp in Boca Raton

To register for programs, call the Community Center at 561.347.3900. Information is also available on the website at www.SugarSandPark.org.
It’s Circus…It’s Science tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under, and attendees of all ages must have a ticket.  They can be purchased in person at the Box Office, by calling 561.347.3948, or online at www.willowtheatre.org.

Sponsored: This post is sponsored by Sugar Sand Park. All opinions expressed in this blog post about their spring break camp in Boca Raton are my own. They are not influenced in any way by the sponsor.  Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider. Please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I have been compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

Seriously, What Did Boca Moms Do Before Apps?

2017 has been a doozy so far. With the flu and various other ailments hitting our house, work busier than ever, houseguests, travel and school, I am DESPERATE to simplify my life. I’ll be honest—I may have cried a few times over the past few weeks. My poor husband. As a result of the chaos that is my life, I wanted to share a few time saving tips I’ve picked up and how apps make life easier when the going gets BUSY in Boca…

How Apps Make Life Easier + Time Saving Tips

1. Always Know Where You’re Going

I loathe getting lost. If I don’t turn soon enough or miss an exit, I pretty much lose my mind in the car.

As you may have read, I love the LocaLynx app! One of my favorite features? In app directions to retailers, restaurants and businesses! They are simple and connect directly to your phone’s GPS system.

Still wondering how apps make life easier? Answer: This single feature. Download LocaLynx and try it out for yourself!

How apps make life easier

  1. Make Sure You Always Have The Latest Info

Ever head out to run errands and the very place you need is CLOSED? There are few things more annoying than that. Once you download LocaLynx, you’ll always have the latest information regarding operating hours for the local businesses you use plus links to websites for ordering online or purchasing tickets, etc.

You can also easily contact the business you need by tapping the phone icon at the bottom of their Micro App.  It couldn’t be easier!

  1. Stop Clipping Coupons

I love saving money when and wherever possible. However, trying to keep track of paper coupons, on top of my children, are the last thing on my mind.

LocaLynx has provided digital coupons to local businesses all around us. They are always in my phone and I can redeem with a simple click of a button!

How apps make life easier LocaLynx

Save money. Shop local. Simplify your life! Download the app for Boca moms >>> LocaLynx. Visit LocaLynx South Florida on Facebook for highlighted daily deals!

Sponsored: This how apps make life easier post is sponsored by LocaLynx. All opinions expressed in this blog post are my own and not influenced in any way by the sponsor. Any statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with provider, but please refer to this site’s Disclosure for more information. I was compensated for this post, but that does not impact my views or opinions.