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Scantic Valley Y welcomes public to Healthy Kids Day

WILBRAHAM – On April 30, the Scantic Valley


encouraging all kids and parents in the Greater Springfield area to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It’s all part of the YMCA’s

Healthy Kids Day – the nation’s largest health day for families. The free event will take place at the Scantic Valley YMCA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature activities such as a bounce house, child ID kits, a book fair, police bike safety inspections, Girl and Boy Scouts, a Zumbatomic demo and much much more.

As a leading non-profit strengthening community through healthy living, the Y hosts Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits to kids and inspire a lifetime love of physical activity. At a time when one in three children in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developing

healthier habits that include increased physical activity is more important than ever. “At the Scantic Valley Y Family

Center, we know that parents struggle to find the time to incorporate more active play and healthier habits into their kids’ daily routine,” Megan Palmer, program director at the Scantic Valley Family Center, said. “Doing so doesn’t have to require extra money or resources. It’s as simple as making a play date with your kids, with two key requirements – be active and have fun!”

As part of Healthy Kids Day,

the Y encourages families to make play dates everyday as a simple way to become healthier, more active and connected. The Scantic Valley Y Family Center recommends five simple activities families can do to play together:

1. Schedule a game night: Play games with the kids that incorporate physical activity, such as Charades.

2. Dance, dance: Turn on the family’s favorite party music and dance! Make this activity more fun with a dance contest. 3. Go riding: Find a new bike path or park for a fun afternoon outdoors; grab helmets and go rollerblading or bike riding. 4. Channel your inner youth: Remember playing hopscotch, jump rope, Simon Says or freeze tag as a kid? Teach your favorite childhood game to your kid(s) and play them together. 5. Play outside: Visit the neighborhood park or camp out in the backyard for some outdoor fun. Get everyone moving with fun sports like soccer, basketball or baseball.

Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, with more than 700,000 families expected to attend this year. For more information, contact

Palmer at 596-2749 ext.109 or visit

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Longmeadow Montessori Pre School & Kindergarten

Open House Event • Sat., April 30 • 9-11am

Our curriculum includes Literacy, Math, Science, Geography, French, Music and Art for children 2 years, 9 months to 6 years of age.

• Flexible Half & Full-day schedules • Before & after school programs • Transportation available to/from all Longmeadow Public Elementary Schools

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