Friday, September 29, 2023

Southlake’s Spring Youth Programs Help Kids Have Fun While Learning New Skills

City of Southlake’s spring youth programs are designed to develop children’s minds and bodies, giving them the tools, knowledge and confidence they need to be successful.

Our experienced instructors make learning new subjects and skills fun and engaging for kids of all ages. Register today to secure your child’s spot in one of our upcoming youth programs!

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness

Child practicing mindfulnessMindfulness for Kids uses evidence-based practices to teach children how to calm their bodies and minds. Mindfulness will be taught through a variety of kind-friendly modalities, including breath, yoga, art and music. Yoga and guided breathing practices will be included in every class. Children will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how to “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. Children are encouraged to bring a yoga mat.

Youth Yoga and Mindfulness Spring Session:

April 23 – May 21

Classes meet every Monday from 6PM to 7PM.

Babysitting Certification Class (Ages 10-16)

Kids taking a babysitting classDoes your child want to babysit over the summer? This comprehensive Babysitting Certification Class will ensure that he or she is prepared to provide a safe and fun environment for children of all ages. Topics covered include:

  • Basic first aid
  • Choking prevention
  • Fire and emergency procedures
  • Planning age-appropriate activities

At the conclusion of the class, all participants will have the opportunity to earn a certificate by demonstrating their mastery of the content. To register, click on the desired class below.

Babysitting Certification Class Schedule
Saturday, February 17 (10AM – 1PM)
Saturday, April 21 (10AM – 1PM)

Youth Safety Tools (Ages 7-12)

This class is designed to teach children how to be observant of their surroundings and make wise, safe decisions. Kids ages 7-12 will learn how to stay safe while walking to school, dealing with strangers, handling bullies and so much more. We’ll even cover best practices in technology, from using the internet and social media to identifying programs that are bad for your devices. To register, click on the desired class below.

Youth Safety Tools Class Schedule
Saturday, January 20 (10AM – 1PM)
Saturday, March 10 (10AM – 1PM)

Register for these and other Southlake youth programs online or in person at 1400 Main Street, Suite 210. If you have any questions, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.