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The State of After-School Activities in OKC

Where are your kids between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.? In a household where both parents work, this question may bring up some feelings of stress. After-school care is a hot topic. Obviously, parents want quality care that’s also affordable, but that’s not always easy to find.

MetroFamily's Guide to OKC Youth Soccer Clubs

Looking for a fun team activity for your child to try? Take a look at these youth soccer teams in the OKC area!

Editor’s Picks: Best places to learn outside the classroom

August brings new learning opportunities—a new school year, new after-school activities and other opportunities to engage your children in educational experiences. Since learning is not just limited to school, here are our picks for the best places to learn outside the classroom.

Oklahoma City Ballet: Arts Exposure for All Ages

The staff of the Oklahoma City Ballet believes that a community’s strength is defined partly by the quality of life enjoyed by its residents—and that the arts are a critical element for community members of all ages.

Sports and Activities for Children with Special Needs

The OKC metro offers many programs to help children and adults with special needs get into the game and participate in a wide variety of activities.

Conflicts with Coaches

When your child is involved in sports, it may be necessary, at some point, to confront a coach. These tips from author Todd Parkin will ensure that you don’t fumble the conversation.

Is Your Child Overscheduled?

Back to school! And activities. And homework. You may start seeing signs that your child is too busy. How do you know if you’ve passed the tipping point into over-scheduled? What can you do about it, if so?

Choosing After-School Activities

The intense demands of school work may cause you to hesitate when it comes to after-school time. Although you don’t want to overload you child’s schedule, the academic, social and physical benefits of extracurricular programs are hard to ignore. Tennis, swimming, drama, cheerleading, art and basketball are just a few of the endless after-school options available in Oklahoma City.

The Importance of the Arts and Your Child

Learn why creativity through the arts can help your child in all areas of life and where you can find Central Oklahoma arts resources.

The Value of Arts Education: A Profile

Learn how experiencing the workings of theater at the new Oklahoma City Reduxion Theatre has impacted the future of one local teen.
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