Friday, September 29, 2023

Free Programs for National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

In recognition of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, Southlake Parks and Recreation is offering complimentary programs to get your family moving.

All programs are free and take place at the Southlake Activity Center (307 Parkwood Drive). Pre-registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

Family Yoga

Date: Thursday, September 20
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: All ages welcome!
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This family yoga class is open to children and parents/caregivers of all ages! With yoga poses, relaxation exercises, games and more, this class is the perfect way to bond as a family while having fun and getting active.

Past Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Activities:

Children’s Yoga
Date: Thursday, September 6
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

This yoga class designed especially for kids combines physical fitness, yoga postures, stress reduction techniques and fun! Research shows that yoga offers a number of physical, mental and emotional benefits for people of all ages. The goal of this class is to increase your child’s strength, balance, flexibility, focus and self-confidence.

Children’s Mindfulness
Date: Monday, September 10
Time: 6:45–7:30 p.m.
Ages: 5–10
Instructor: Jaime Goldstein

Mindfulness—the ability to focus one’s mind on the present moment—is an attentional skill that can be strengthened with practice. Mindfulness is especially beneficial for children because it teaches them practical ways to calm their bodies, focus their minds and “respond vs. react” to difficult emotions. This class teaches mindfulness using fun and engaging exercises, relaxation strategies and yoga.

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.