Kids

Updated: July 15, 2019

Toledo Zoo Announces Summer Offerings 

Let the whole family experience the Toledo Zoo in wild ways, with these unique summer offerings:

Summer vacation means Toledo Zoo Summer Safari Camps sponsored by Toby and Sue Cardone. These affordably priced weeklong day camps are designed for campers ages 4-15 and run through August 9. This year’s camp topics range from exploring animals of the past to becoming an animal hero or fishing in local ponds. Older kids (ages 11-15) can spend time working as Junior Zookeepers or even venture out with zoo biologists for a hands-on project in Conservation Explorers. Most camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children may be signed up for one or more camps. Zoo member discounts apply. Learn more and sign up at toledozoo.org/camps.   

Zoo Snoozes invite the entire family to camp overnight at the zoo with children ages 6 and older. This nocturnal experience includes animal interaction, keeper talks, exclusive tours, delicious meals and more. Sleeping accommodations vary by date; locations include the Forest Room of the award-winning Nature’s Neighborhood, the Aquarium and the Hippoquarium. Learn more at toledozoo.org/snooze. 

There is no better way to get a unique look at the zoo than to experience it from the keeper’s perspective during a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Learn about the excellent animal care and conservation programs, hear firsthand stories from zoo staff and be up close to some amazing animals. A Behind-the-Scenes Tour makes any zoo visit special. For pricing and availability, visit toledozoo.org/tours.

Sunshine Studios Offers Art Camp Opportunity 

Sunshine Studios, 305 Conant St., Maumee, will host an art camp for grades K-8 on Monday through Friday, July 22-26 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The camp features instructor Larry Knight. The cost is $65.00 for the week. 

For more information or to register, contact instructor Larry Knight at (419) 891-8877 or lknight@sunshine.org. 

Library Helps Kids Prepare For Kindergarten 

Countdown to Kindergarten at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library is both a kindergarten-readiness storytime for kids and a program to inform parents and caregivers of the skills that their children will need when beginning kindergarten.

“Kindergarten is a big transition and this program will help parents and children know what to expect as they begin school,” said Nancy Eames, TLCPL youth services coordinator.

Activities include: songs, stories, take-home activity tips/ideas, activity stations and free take-home skill rings and safety scissors.

This program has been made possible through generous support from the Library Legacy Foundation.

Class size is limited. Registration is available at any branch or visit http://www.toledolibrary.org/kindergarten for more information.

Area Library Offers Free Student Resources 

The Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers a variety of free resources for students.

One-to-one Homework Helper for grades K-8 service is offered at 13 library locations.

One-to-one live tutoring and more is available through Tutor.com.

Tutor.com offers: live, expert tutoring, nightly from 3:00 to 10:00 p.m.; help with homework assignments; proofing and editing of papers; test prep for final exams, AP tests, ACT/SAT, state standardized tests, GED and citizenship tests; academic skill building through drills and videos and college application guidance.

Public computers and quiet study spaces are available at 19 locations throughout the Toledo Lucas County Public Library system.

Books, downloadable materials and research tools for assignments and studying are available as well as thousands of library programs from art to wellness and coding.

No overdue fines apply on juvenile books and magazines.

All that is needed is a Toledo library card to get started. For more information, call (419) 259-5200.

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