Kids & Education

Summer Reading Programs

By WOW Editor | May 12, 2023

Summer is almost here and maintaining good reading habits in the summer months helps keep kids’ minds sharp. Summer reading programs encourage children to explore new literary adventures while having fun and earning rewards. Not only do these programs provide incentives for children and teens to keep reading, but they also encourage parents and family […]

Play Like a Girl

By Karen Ring | May 1, 2023

Historically, the phrase, “you play (run, throw, hit) like a girl” has been hurled as an insult on school yards and sports fields. In recent years, a movement has ensued to flip the script and empower young women to redefine what it means to play like a girl. Karlie Mintzer, Recreation Assistant Supervisor at the […]

Free Safety Around Water Lessons at Tampa YMCA

By WOW Editor | April 27, 2023

May is National Water Safety Month and the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA and its 11 locations will once again offer their free water safety and swim lessons. This free 4-day course from May 8– 12 is open to all 3-12-year-old beginners and non-swimmers in the Tampa Bay community. Last year, through the Tampa Y, 14,512 […]

8 Benefits of Summer Camp

By Karen Ring | April 1, 2023

Summer is just around the corner, which means parents are scrambling to find ways to keep their kids engaged all summer long. For many, that means filling the calendar with summer camps. Before beginning the camp search, it is important to understand the importance of camp. While parents often look to summer camp to keep […]

Wycliff Teen Enters National Composers Competition

By Karen Ring | March 1, 2023

Anna Snecinski recently added composer to her long list of musical accomplishments. Anna began playing piano at the age of five with the encouragement of her parents. After years of taking lessons through Corbett Prep’s Community School of the Arts (CSA), her teacher had her switch to a teacher at USF to keep pace with […]

Summer Camps your Kids Will Love

By WOW Editor | February 5, 2023

Looking for a quality summer camp program for your child? Look no further! We are fortunate in Westchase to have so many quality camp programs just a short drive away. From fine arts to wakeboarding and everything in between, there are camps for all interests and age levels. Check out a few of the great […]

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