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Five Things to Do With Your Kids This Week

12:45 July 08, 2020
By: Kayla Martinez

With summer in full swing, your kids may be getting antsy, hoping to do something exciting and out-of-the-norm. Of course, work schedules make that difficult, and the coronavirus creates even more problems when it comes to changing up the routine. Fear no more! We've done a bit of digging, so voilà: five fun things for you and your kids to do this week. This list includes both virtual and in-person events, so mix and match! We're sure we've got something perfect for you and your family.

HeidiTAPS Tap Classes (Virtual)

It's time to put on your dancing shoes (or, at least, have your children put on theirs), because HeidiTAPS is offering virtual tap-dancing classes for children from 4 to 12 years of age. Older children can register for her adult classes. Registration guarantees a 45-minute session of virtual instruction, as well as supplemental videos to encourage at-home practice. For more information or to register, visit her
website at (504) 434-0782,

Hora del Cuento (Virtual)

If your child is the type to get lost in a story, Hora del Cuento, presented by local translator provider TNOLA Languages, could be perfect for them. TNOLA's story hours feature Spanish children's stories, so whether your child already knows Spanish or is in the process of learning it, this event is ideal. This Friday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., tune in on Facebook Live to hear stories by René Colato Lainez, whose work is particularly well-suited for children from three to seven years old. TNOLA puts on an Hora Del Cuento every other Friday, so be sure to keep up with them in the future. (504) 444-2429,,

En español:

Si sus hijos son el tipo de niños que se vuelven parte de la historia, les recomendamos
Hora del Cuento, presentada por la organización TNOLA Languages. Este programa es presentado en español para la comunidad hispanohablante. Este viernes de 10 a 11, vaya a Facebook Live y disfrute los cuentos por el autor René Colato Lainez, cuyos cuentos son muy apropiados para niños de 3 a 7 años. Este evento se presentará cada dos semanas, ¡así que los esperamos ahí! Por lo tanto, asegúrese de mantenerse al día con este programa. (504) 444-2429,,

Improv Summer Camp for Families (Virtual)

Does a flair for the dramatic run in your bloodline? If so, your family may want to participate in Wit / Craft's Improv Summer Camp for Families. Each 90-minute virtual session is customizable and includes topics such as musical improv or mind-reading, and you'll learn games you and your family can play on your own for years after. The camp runs on Saturday, and tickets are available for $50. For more information, visit the Facebook event.

Canoeing on Castine Bayou (In-Person)

For a fun-filled day splashing around in a canoe with some of the best nature in Southern Louisiana, head across the Causeway on Saturday morning. At Northlake Nature Center during the Canoeing on Castine Bayou, visitors will be able to rent canoes and explore the bayou with a paddling guide and Louisiana Master Naturalist. Equipment rental rates vary depending on the number and ages of guests, so look at the Facebook event for more information and call ahead to reserve your spot.
Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238,

Inside Out at the Prytania Theatre (In-Person)

Sometimes, we all just need a heartwarming movie with a happy ending. The Prytania Theatre is offering just that. Starting Friday, July 10, they'll be showing Inside Out, a Disney film about Riley, a little girl experiencing a cross-country move and her emotions as she deals with this crisis. For tickets, check out the Prytania website or the Facebook event page. Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787,

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