ActivityHero Parent Power

ActivityHero Parent Power

An interview series from the ActivityHero team featuring experts in kid's out of school activities, child development, and current parenting topics.


November 23, 2021 23 mins

Parents all across America are struggling to find a balance between working productively and managing the safety, socialization, and education of their children.

Lynn Perkins is CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, an app, and website that’s making it easier than ever for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from last-minute babysitting to full-time care. Lynn has turned her vision of an “OpenTable for babysittin...

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In this podcast, we’re talking about why art is important for kids, how it sparks innovative problem solving, and what a future of creative design thinking beholds. 

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Ginhee Rancourt is the CEO and Founder of Young Art.  Young Art is a virtual children’s art studio and invention factory, activating an experiential center at home.
Our present focus is to inspire the next generation of young inventor...

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In this episode, Nir shares his approach for scheduling free play and the benefits of giving kids autonomy, without giving kids unlimited access to screen devices.
This is the second in a 2-part series featuring acclaimed writer Nir Eyal, the author of Indistracable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, a best-selling business book that is also on the top 10 list on Amazon’s School Age Parenting list.

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Do you struggle with striking the right balance between screen time, homework, family time, chores, work, and free play? In this episode, we discuss what it means to be indistractable and the strategies you can practice to help you and your kids stay focused. 

This is the first in a 2-part series featuring acclaimed writer Nir Eyal, the author of Indistracable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life, a best-se...

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This past year has been unlike no other, especially for school-aged kids. Whether they attended school in-person or online, the school year was met with many challenges. The digital disparity is now evermore apparent. So as parents, how can we bridge the gap between everything that's happened?

In this episode, we're talking with The Teacher Marketplace, (TTM) an online platform connecting teachers and tutors wit...

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In this episode, we will talk about the most appealing science of astronomy and how exploring astronomy helps set your child up for a lifetime of curiosity and learning. Joining us today is Kevin Manning, award-winning astronomer and founder of Look Up to the Stars, a provider of astronomy camps and classes for kids of all ages. 

We love Look Up at The Stars on ActivityHero because Kevin’s mission is to generate interest and foster ...

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April 6, 2021 14 mins

In this episode, we will talk about science camps, from a variety of STEM topics to the terrific skill set that your kids can learn from attending a science camp. Joining the episode is Nina Conway from Destination Science, a leading STEM camp provider for elementary school kids. 

We love Destination Science on ActivityHero because they believe “Science is a Way of Thinking!” When we know how to “do” science, we know how to be creat...

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There are so many things to consider when thinking about your child's first camp experience.

To help us navigate all the options our guest for this interview is Courtney Cimoli. She is the chief operating officer of Camp Edmo, a leading camp provider in the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Sacramento regions of California with a multitude of school year programs and 32 on-site summer camp locations. 

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