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There are cool things for kids in January happening in Bergen County.  You might think that because the holidays are behind us, there isn’t much available.  There is most definitely!

The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz

This is the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. It is considered to be one of the greatest films ever made and it’s also one of the most beloved.  To celebrate it’s anniversary, there are special screenings in movie theaters throughout the US.  Imagine how much fun it will be to take your children to see The Wizard of Oz in a movie theater.  Dates are January 27, 29 and 30.  You order your tickets at your local theater online – just click here.

Tenafly Nature Center

It’s time for the annual scavenger hunt Tenafly Nature Centerat the Tenafly Nature Center.  Held next weekend on Saturday, January 12th, this is a fun family activity that teaches children about nature.  Because each family must work together, it teaches children team building skills as well.  There’s still time to register for this event – just click here.  This is great for young children because it’s only 1 hour long.  Young children need activities that aren’t much more than that after all.

Bergen Pac

bergen pacThe date is January 17th for American Girl Live.  Based upon the characters from the American Girl series of dolls, this is an all new original musical.

Bergen Pac also has a special series of events in it’s Kids Cabaret Series.  January’s event has been sold out for quite a while but tickets are available for all others.  This introduces young children to the performing arts.  You should know that they are making a stronger effort towards children with autism and disabilities.

CampgawCampgaw Mountain

is Bergen County’s own ski resort.  It is located in Mahwah and snow making should be in full force very shortly.  There is tubing ,down hill skiing and special programs for children.  Because Campgaw is part of Bergen County’s parks system, it’s more affordable.  Since we don’t have huge mountains here, it’s not extremely challenging.  As a result, it’s a great way to introduce children to skiing and to just have fun on the slopes.

Your Local Library

Your local library has ongoing programs for children. Library We forget what a treasure our local libraries are.  Children gain a love of reading, learn how to find answers with the help of the research librarian and even develop habits of discipline all in a friendly, positive environment.  Check your local library out to see what’s on their schedule for children. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.

There are plenty of cool things for kids in January right here.  If I’ve missed any, let me know and I’ll add them in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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