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Why Babies Learn in the Natural World – dsm4kids.com

By Meghan Fitzgerald, Tinkergarten Founder

Conventional wisdom in the U.S. is to bundle babies up and keep them indoors. But research and long held wisdom around the world tells us that infants and toddlers in well-designed outdoor spaces benefit from access to a wide variety of sensory stimuli the likes of which they just can’t experience indoors. Continue Reading…

2019: Spring Break in Des Moines – dsm4kids.com

Worried about keeping the kids entertained over spring break? We know it’s daunting, but we’ve also got it covered for you. If you’re sticking around Des Moines, there’s plenty to keep every age group busy. Some of our picks only take place on specific dates; others run the entire duration, but all are engaging ways to get out and celebrate spring.   Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Arts Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

If you have an arty kid, keep their creative juices flowing by enrolling them in a summer art camp. There are visual arts camps, dance and theater camps, and music camps offered throughout the Des Moines metro. If your child is ready to dive into a summer of artistic expression, read on to find the perfect summer camp. If you need more ideas, check out our Summer Camp Guide for dozens more great camps. Continue Reading…

2019: Summer STEM & Entrepreneurial Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

When you think “summer camp,” you might picture canoeing on a lake, playing capture the flag, and eating s’mores by a campfire. But camp can also be about coding, building with Legos. learning how to run a business and giving back to your community. We’ve rounded up camps that promise a summer of fun for budding scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Find more Des Moines summer camps in our Summer Camp Guide. Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Outdoor Recreational Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Looking to get your kids outside and immersed in nature this summer? Does your daughter want to learn more about animals? Is your son wanting to know about early farm life? All these activities are available in the Des Moines area and the guide below will help you narrow your choices for outdoor and nature oriented summer camps.   Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Sports Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

There are plenty of summer camp options in Des Moines and choosing among them might be dizzying. But if you have a budding athlete on your hands or one who is trying to improve his or her skills, you might want to consider a sports camp. We’ve rounded up a few for you. In addition to the camps listed below, check out your local YMCA, School District, Youth Sports Program or Parks and Recreation office for programs offered at reasonable prices. And be sure to check out our Summer Camp Guide for more camps in the area. Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Overnight Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Des Moines is blessed with a whole bunch of summer camps! Even overnight camps that are all about good old-fashioned swing-on-a-rope, splash-in-a-pool type of fun. Sometimes what our kids really need is to spend a couple of weeks in the fresh air doing things that won’t necessarily fill a college application, but sure will fill a memory book. For those types of summers, we offer 9+ great summer overnight camps. Continue Reading…

2019: Summer Day Camps 4 Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

If you would give just about anything to dodge the dreaded “what are we doing today?” question from bored kiddos this summer, you’ve come to the right place. And lucky for you, the Des Moines area offers so many different day camp options that there’s sure to be a program that’ll keep your tots and teens blissfully occupied until school starts back up again.
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2019: Spring Break Camps & Classes 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

School holidays seem to pile up this time of the year. You’ve just gotten back into your routine and its already time to plan for spring break, which runs from March 18-22, 2019 for public school kids in the Des Moines area.

So, whether you’re entertaining a budding scientist, an aspiring artist, or a sports enthusiast, there’s a camp or class to satisfy seemingly every interest. For more spring break ideas, be sure to check out our Calendar and our round up of spring break activities. Continue Reading…

Winter 2019 Storytimes for Des Moines Kids – dsm4kids.com

Storytimes are great FREE—or super low-cost—kid activities that can often provide the incentive families need to get out of the house on those rainy, cold, or snowy days when cabin fever is likely to set in. Hosted throughout the Des Moines Metro at libraries, bookstores, museums, and other fun places, most of these baby and kid reading sessions don’t require reservations, making it easy to just drop in. Plus, many of these storytimes incorporate arts and crafts projects, so story hour can easily turn into a full morning or afternoon of fun. Continue Reading…

2018: Take Advantage of “No-School” Days this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Kids can stop pleading for a day off from school? They’ll be jumping for joy when they learn that they have a “no-school” day coming up in October!  This is a great time to take advantage of those days out of school and plan a special outing. To help you make the most of the “No School” Days, we’ve rounded up 16+ things to do with kids this fall in Des Moines. Continue Reading…

Activities in Des Moines 4 Kids with Special Needs - dsm4kids.com

Many kids’ schedules are packed with extracurriculars, but for children with special needs, it can be challenging to find programs they can participate in fully. We’ve rounded up some adapted classes and activities in the Des Moines area that accommodate a variety of learning styles, so that kids with special needs—be they physical, social, or emotional—can partake in the same enriching fun as their peers. Continue Reading…