With the kids in school most of their day is accounted for, but what about those hours before dinner? There are many options out there to keep your kids busy, whether you want them to be enrolled in a sports league or swim lessons or something academic related. If you live in the Glendale Homes for Sale area you have lots to choose from.
Of course the schools in the area all have after care programs where the kids can do their homework and get extra help with their studies. They also offer games, crafts, and sports. There are other options for you that may be more interesting to you and your child, here is a sampling.
Hubbard Family Swim School, with locations around the valley offer swim lessons year round. The closest location to the Glendale Homes for Sale area is at the 101 and Thunderbird (8402 W. Thunderbird Rd. Suite B103). The facility has indoor heated pools and various classes depending on the level of your swimmer. Children can start as early as 6 months old (Mom or Dad must be in the water with them). You can opt for private lessons, semi- private or group lessons. It gives kids a great foundation of skills to make being around the water safe and fun.
Another activity that is lots of fun and keeps kids active is at the Oasis Gymnastics & Sports Center, located off of Bell Road and the 101 (8643 W. Kelton Ln. Suite 110). This indoor facility has 2 big foam pits, trampolines, beams, bars and spring floors. It is a great place for your future Olympians to get started in the sport. They offer a wide variety of classes for preschoolers all the way up to competitive teams. They also have dance classes for ballet, tap and jazz. If you think boys are not welcome, think again. They offer classes for boys as well.
Something that may be more geared toward the boys in your life is Martial Arts, this is not to say that girls aren’t just as into this but wanted to give you an option here as we discussed gymnastics and dance. Keene’s ATA Martial Arts is located at Deer Valley and 67th Avenue (6740 W.Deer Valley Rd. Suite D106. Keene’s is a member of the largest martial arts organizations, The American TaeKwondo Association (ATA). They offer classes for kids from 3 1/2 (Tiny Tigers) to 6 years old. Kids from 6-12 can participate in the Karate for Kids program. They also offer a program called Kidz’n Power. This program is designed to keep kids safe and educate them about stranger danger, dealing with bullies, simple self-defense techniques and abduction safety tips. It is a great way to for kids to get exercise and learn discipline as well as the confidence to defend themselves.