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5 Olympic Sports to Try in OKC

The 2016 Summer Olympics are finally here and all eyes are on Rio. Here are a few ways your kids can get involved in a popular Olympic sport right here in the OKC metro.

Brain Power Boost: Benefits of After-School Activities

Extracurricular activities like sports or creative arts provide opportunities for fun, friendship and skill-building.

Twist & Shout Celebrates 20 Years

When Marketia Sykes opened Twist & Shout Training Center 20 years ago, she had no idea it would blossom into four gyms teaching tumbling and teamwork to hundreds of Oklahoma girls.

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.

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

August brings a new school year, new after-school activities and other opportunities to engage your children in educational experiences.

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.

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.
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