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DISCOVERY

Center 25 years of science

Regan

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Contents January 2014 Features

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Discovery Center: Science and fun

MAGAZINE

Volume 2, Number 1

Columns 8

Manic Mothering: Thank you cards

18 Irene’s Insights: Update your home

24 Ang’s Antics: Different priorities

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Daddy Daughter: Date Night

Internet Crimes: Protect your children Tips from IICACC

Brad Hatcher: Classroom magic

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Departments 9

In the Community: Single parents

11 All in Good Taste: Banana Crumble

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More than music

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Editor’s Intro Fighting shyness

Family Events Calendar: Family friendly activities & events for January & early February!

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Editor Gaye Bunderson gayeb@sterlingmedialtd.com 208-639-8301 Sales & Marketing Melva Bade melvab@sterlingmedialtd.com 208-501-9024 Sales Manager Sandy Jones Graphic Design Denice King Contributors Beth Markley, Irene Woodworth & Angela Hayes Distribution Assistants Doris Evans and Shawna Howard

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Idaho Family Magazine, published monthly by Sterling Media Ltd., is committed to providing readers with informative and entertaining information to help them in maintaining healthy families and positive lifestyles. It is distributed throughout the valley as a free publication. Idaho Family Magazine does not assume responsibility for statements or opinions expressed by editorial contributors or advertisers. The acceptance of advertising does not constitute an endorsement of the products, services or information. Idaho Family Magazine does not knowingly present any product or service which is fraudulent or misleading in nature. No portion of this magazine may be reproduced without express written consent of the publisher. Reader correspondence and editorial submissions are welcome. Idaho Family Magazine reserves the right to edit or reject all materials submitted. All rights reserved. Copyright 2014 by Sterling Media Ltd.

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EDITOR’S Intro

When being timid becomes trouble In this month’s Editor’s Intro, I’d like to address the issue of shyness and how painful it can be for children and teens, as well as adults. I know this from personal experience. While I was pretty self-confident in grade school, for various reasons by the time I started attending high school I suddenly lost a great deal of self-confidence and became increasingly reticent. There are levels of shyness that aren’t bad. My friend once commented that the world might be a better place if there were more shy people in it. Studies indicate shy children are significantly less inclined toward social misbehavior, for instance, and shy grownups are a lot less pushy than other people. But there’s a kind of extreme shyness that can be very limiting. I was shy well into my college years, and that had a detrimental effect on my academics and social life. I think it’s hugely important, if you have a very shy child, to help him or her in any way you can to overcome that trait. I asked a couple of people who routinely work with children to comment on shyness, and I also did a little Internet search for tips to help shy children. (By the way, there is a lot of useful information online if you want to do your own research.)

First, tips from the Internet:

1. Avoid negative judgments about your child’s tendency to be shy and don’t make him feel there’s something wrong with him. Don’t place labels. 2. Model confidence in your own behavior. Be open and friendly and offer to help others. 3. Try role playing. Work through scenarios where your child has to deal with bullies or stand up for herself. 4. Share stories with your child about how you overcame a situation that made you feel awkward or bashful. 5. Explain to your child the benefits of being more socially interactive. 6. Take your child to places where he will be exposed to other children, such as programs at the library. Encourage but don’t push him to interact. 7. When possible, get together to compare notes with other parents of shy children, and talk with teachers who might make useful suggestions to you. 8. Get hold of some books your child could read, identifying with a timid character (or animal) who benefited by being friendly. A few recommended books include: “Buster the Very Shy Dog”; “I Don’t Know Why … I Guess I’m Shy”; or “Anna Banana and Me.” Ask a librarian for help.

9. Praise your child — or even reward her in some way — when she achieves a pre-set goal to be less shy. 10. Love your child unconditionally and be patient with him. Rebecca Evans, owner of Inner Element, works with adolescent girls through her empowerment programs. She uses a very positive technique to help shy teens come out of their shells. “We talk about their contribution, that they’re here for a reason. We tell them that when you keep all your gifts inside, it’s kind of selfish. But when you share your energy, perspective and ideas, the world is a better place — we need you participating. It will be a better place with you being a part of it,” Evans said. Susan Evans (no relation to Rebecca) owns Social Essence in Eagle and is an etiquette and image consultant who has had a number of conversations with both parents and young adults on how to overcome shyness. She had the following to say on the topic on being timid: “When children or young adults lack social skills they typically anticipate that they will do something terribly wrong in an unfamiliar social situation and that the result will ruin their life. Physical symptoms such as blushing, shaking, stammering, sweaty hands, or the refusal to even participate are often the result. While shyness seems like a character trait, it is more often just a symptom of the fear of the unknown.” She continued: “Parents have a critical influence on how their children develop. If they excuse or criticize their child’s shyness in front of others, it will most certainly escalate. Instead, parents must provide guidance by carefully introducing their timid child into non-threatening environments where he or she must participate. The first time is always difficult, but with reassurance, the child will be able to develop social skills at his or her own pace, thus becoming more selfconfident and gradually overcoming shyness.” I myself have come a long way in my battle against timidity; and while I would still try to avoid public speaking like the plague, I can converse quite easily with just about anyone now. I don’t feel shyness is something I “just outgrew,” nor was it “a phase.” I worked to achieve freedom from it, and I had help. For his or her sake, help your backward young person move forward. n Gaye Bunderson, Editor

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Idaho Family Magazine is holding a Cover Child of the Month contest. Your child — or children — could be featured on our cover, just like the child on this month’s cover. Send photos to me at gayeb@sterlingmedialtd.com. All photos sent should be high quality, meaning clear not blurry, and high resolution of around 300 dpi. They must also be in color; no black and white photos will be accepted. They need to be vertical, not horizontal. Photos should be of the child only, with no adults. Please also provide the child’s name and age, parents’ names, and the community the family lives in. Only the first name of the child will be printed, and all other information will be kept private. All photos received will be reviewed by a panel of judges, and a winner will be selected.

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Tips to treat, prevent diaper rash (NewsUSA) — Don’t worry, Mom, diaper rash is very common and very treatable. It is estimated that more than half of babies between four and 15 months old develop diaper rash at least once. The causes of diaper rash vary from too much moisture or chafing to antibiotics, allergic reactions and yeast infections. Fortunately for new moms and expectant mothers, there’s a world of advice on how to avoid rashes and how to treat them if they do occur. When little ones suffer from diaper rash, use the following suggestions to treat and prevent the irritation: • Change diapers often. Dirty diapers should always be removed immediately. If babies are in child care facilities or with babysitters, remind staff and caretakers to do the same.

• Rinse with water as part of each diaper change. Your baby’s bottom should be rinsed after every diaper change, using either a sink, tub, water bottle or moist washcloth. The skin should be gently but thoroughly cleaned. Avoid wipes with alcohol or fragrance. • Don’t fasten diapers too tight. Not only can tight-fitting diapers chafe sensitive skin, they can also create a moist area vulnerable to diaper rash due to the lack of airflow. Before fastening diapers, pat the bottom dry as opposed to scrubbing — scrubbing may further irritate the skin. • Use ointment regularly. Ointment acts as a barrier that prevents skin irritation, especially if your baby gets rashes frequently. One last tip: Be careful when washing cloth diapers! Pre-soak dirty diapers, use hot water and mild detergents and skip fabric softeners and smelly dryer sheets. Double-rinse diapers if you’re concerned about rashes.

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DISCOVERY Center

Science and fun for everyone

The Discovery Center of Idaho is marking its 25th year of teaching science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and creative way to adults and children throughout the Treasure Valley. (Courtesy photos)

end of the spectrum is its Young Discoverers classes. These are for preschoolers and are held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There is a monthly theme, with weekly topics that tie into the theme; children listen to a mini-story, get a short science lesson and participate in a craft activity. Preschoolers may be treated to a story on the human body and then be engaged in an activity that teaches them about nutrition. Other topics may teach them the science of stars.

At the other end of the spectrum are the center’s Adult Nights, a relatively new program held every other month for anyone over age 21. “It’s a good date night for Mom and Dad,” Barney said. “There’s a party atmosphere, with food trucks, beer and wine vendors, and a band.” Four short lectures around a theme are given by experts in their field, such as Boise State professors or nutritionists from regional health facilities like Saint Luke’s. Activities are held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and cost of admission is $10.

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By Gaye Bunderson For 25 years, the Discovery Center of Idaho has been expanding the minds of Idahoans both young and old with its engaging scientific displays. While the center is marking its silver anniversary, its new executive director is coming up on almost three months on the job. With a degree in biology, as well as a background in education and administration, Kristine Barney nonetheless said of her new position, “I don’t remember the last time my brain was learning as much as it’s learning now.” The Discovery Center is that kind of place. Annually, 100,000 children and adults visit the facility at 131 W. Myrtle in Boise, with another 12,000 children benefiting through the center’s outreach programs in schools. “We inspire a lifelong interest and learning in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math),” Barney said. “Research shows the best way to learn is to engage in hands-on activities and make sense of the experience, to share the experience — it’s a social experience. You rarely see kids standing by themselves gazing at an exhibit.” Kids and their parents and grandparents frequently visit the Discovery Center together and, side by side, they learn. The center holds programs targeted at all age groups, said Barney. At one

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“Compared to dinner and a movie, we’re very competitive — and we have the science!” Barney said. The Jan. 16 theme is “The Science of Snow Sports”; March 13, “The Science of Sound and Music”; and May 15, “The Birds & the Bees.” (See www.dcidaho.org for a complete schedule.) “We’re not just a little kids’ place,” Barney said. The experts who speak on various topics enjoy the experience as much as the patrons do. “The professionals love to communicate with the public about what they do, and why we should care.” There is no dress code for Adult Nights, and people are welcome to come in “Boise casual,” Barney said. DCI’s education staff puts on classes for students of all ages, and day camps are offered whenever kids are out of school. There is also a Teen Club and some “girls only” events to encourage a love of science in girls. Many of the activities are offered for the cost of admission to the center only, with no added fees. Anyone looking for a relatively low-cost, entertaining and educational experience for the entire family should visit www. dcidaho.org for more information. Many of the programs at the Discovery Center are funded by corporations or foundations. The Fred Meyer Fund is presenting the center’s current exhibit, called “Classics,” running through June 1 and celebrating the best exhibits of the past 25 years. As part of the anniversary, on Freddy’s Sundays people are welcome to come to the center for free throughout the month of January. Thousands of Idahoans have benefited from the creativity, talent and passion of DCI’s science staff since the center opened on Dec. 26, 1988. “I think it’s an amazing asset,” Barney said. “It’s interesting and heartening to see this community supporting its community science center. This isn’t some fad. It’s here to stay, and the community believes in us.” n

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MANIC Mothering

Don’t let thank you notes fool you By Beth Markley A message to my fellow bumbling parents: You are totally welcome. I know. You were prepared to hate my guts when your kid brought home a brightly colored, hand-written thank you note from my kid. “How dare she browbeat her child into saying thank you in writing,” you thought. “And top it all off with an adorable photo of all the boys at the party? The nerve.” Hold your scorn, people, as well as any unnecessary urge you might have to reciprocate the next time your kid receives a birthday gift from my kid. I am hereby releasing you from doing so, unless you would have done so anyway. My actions were not an effort to show you up in any way. Sure, your kid brought the handfrosted thingamajig to the party with the Pinterest-worthy cake pops you decorated to look like cartoon spiders. Did I see you and raise you even a hand-dipped chocolate-covered strawberry? Nope. My contribution was the bag of high fructose corn syrup-laden cookies I picked up at the last minute. I am not retaliating for your Pinterest snacks with my card thing. I

can even prove I’m not doing much to cultivate an art that is slowly going the way of the Samurai or the mastodon: the thank you notes have been sitting on my counter for at least four solid weeks, waiting for stamps and envelopes. Thank you notes: a dying art. Still, they’re something I insist on from my kids (at least assuming we can get the task accomplished in less time than the half life of uranium*) because kids in general can be totally grabby pooh-heads when it comes to material goods or favors done on their behalf and I want them to take a minute to express gratitude every once in a while as an exercise in being human. This doesn’t mean that when they actually finish said exercise that I will actually be able to put my hands on your address, or a stamp, or at least get him to put the card in his backpack to take to school and hand over to your child in a timely manner, so don’t get all twisted up trying to remember the last time you put pen to paper. THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU, PEOPLE! Well, except in that the cards are meant to say thanks for sending your kid over to my kid’s party with a gift. That part IS about you. Or your kid. Whatever. So you can keep on doing the thing that you are good at and not worry about the bazillion other things you might be neglecting, and one day, your kid will teach my kid how to crochet or clean out the lizard cage or whatever it is that your family is sticklers for. In the meantime, keep in mind that I’m not over here trying to be all super mom in your face with my fancy, schmancy thank you cards. What I am trying to do is produce adult humans that other adult humans can stand to be around. I’m not putting on airs. I don’t do a lot of crafty stuff. I haven’t organized our family

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Beth Markley is a humor writer and fundraising consultant who lives in Boise with her husband and two sons. She publishes weekly stories about her misadventures in parenting in her blog, Manic Mumbling at www.manicmumbling.com.

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Treasure Valley Single Parents was started by a group of single parents a few years ago. Our members are single due to divorce, being widowed/ widower, or never married. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion or politics. Becoming a single parent can happen even before the child is born or much later in life. So there is a wide range in age of our members’ children from infant to adult. Our goal is to help members in their roles as single parents. We post a wide variety of activities each month on our Meetup website. Some events include parents and children, while others are just for adults. Parents who don’t have their children with them for a family event are welcome to come alone. Most activities are social events where parents as well as children form lasting friendships over time. We encourage all members to post events that they are interested in. Then other members can RSVP “yes” for events that fit their interests and schedule. We have a monthly meeting where new members can meet us and learn more about what we do, as well as help plan future activities for our calendar. We also have a support group on the first Friday of each month where parents discuss designated topics or anything that is of concern. Some of the older children provide child care for young ones at the meeting site so that parents can concentrate on the topic and discussion. Some examples of our social activities include dinner/movie nights, game nights, walking/bike riding, camping, picnicking, and floating the river. We always schedule activities that celebrate upcoming holidays such as Halloween, Easter, Thanksgiving, etc. Parents who are accepted on the website have at least two months to attend events and get to know longtime members before they decide whether to complete their membership with a $12 annual dues payment. While it’s not our intention to be a dating service, relationships do sometimes form. Our main concern is for all members to feel comfortable and safe while having fun and working through the tougher aspects of single parenting. One thing I love about TVSP is that members can truly feel that they are not so alone while watching their children grow up. Things that two parents usually do, such as sharing cute stories of what the child has learned lately, can now be shared among members. We find that parents just beginning to go through separation or divorce can feel “shell-shocked” and overwhelmed by how their lives are changing. We want our group to be a safe place for them to relax, ask questions, just listen, or whatever. Other parents (such as myself) who were widowed or divorced long ago can perhaps take the long view and offer reassurance that everything will be fine. One thing I like to suggest to single parents is that they remember they and their child/children are still a family even if one parent is no longer in the home. n Mollie Carroll is in charge of membership for Treasure Valley Single Parents. For more information, email mcarroll48@hotmail.com or call 891-5348.

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DATE Night

A special event for dads and daughters

A father stands by his little girl as she gets her face painted by a high school student at last year’s Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Nampa Recreation Center. (Courtesy photo)

By Gaye Bunderson The Nampa Recreation Center hosts a special event every year for fathers and daughters. Daddy Daughter Date Night will mark its 20th year on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the center at 131 Constitution Way near Saint Alphonsus-Nampa. The cost to attend is $9 for center members and $11 for non-members. Last year, 929 people attended the date night from communities throughout the Treasure Valley, including Boise, Meridian and Kuna. “It’s just a really fun event,” Vanessa Lucas, Nampa Recreation Center education and program supervisor, said. “Through word of mouth it has grown every year. It’s a real special night. The dads show their daughters they’re special and treat them like princesses. It gives the girls an introduction to what being treated nice by a man should be.” Ninety percent of the people who attend dress up, according to Lucas, who also said there is no official dress code and other people come in more casual attire, which is acceptable. When fathers and daughters arrive, the dads may buy corsages for their little girls at the door. Students in the

agricultural department at Columbia High School in Nampa create the small bouquets, which the girls wear on their wrists. Last year, the 125 corsages available for purchase sold out quickly, so this year, according to Lucas, students plan to make at least 200 of them. Several free activities highlight the event each year, including face painting and cookie decorating. Once again, high school students — from Skyview, Idaho Arts Charter School and Victory Charter School, all in Nampa — lend their artistic talents to Daddy Daughter Date Night by participating in the face painting project. Twelve face painters in all attend to the line of girls waiting their turn to get their faces decorated. Then, there are tables of cookies that the girls may decorate for free. A DJ plays music, with lighting effects, so that fathers and daughters may dance. “It’s amazing how cute it is,” Lucas said. The DJ — a Nampa man named James Brown — plays contemporary music, but filters out inappropriate references. He also plays Limbo music and the “Chicken Dance” song. “We do some dancing and make fools of ourselves,” John Burkey said.

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Burkey, who is evening supervisor at the Rec Center, started bringing his 10year-old daughter Savannah to Daddy Daughter Date Night when she was 3. “She loves it. It’s something she looks forward to,” Burkey said. “It’s a family tradition. My wife enjoys dressing up our daughter, and she and our sons go on a date night the same night. They go out to dinner.” Jake Garro, recreation program supervisor at the center, has been bringing his daughter Halle, age 10, for the past seven years as well. “Halle is a Valentine’s baby, so it’s her ‘birthday weekend,’” Garro said. Burkey said it is more than just a great event for dads and daughters. “You show up here and you see friends,” he said. For a fee, a photographer is available for keepsake photos. Daddy Daughter Date Night is the only public activity of its kind the center makes money on, Lucas said. Because it has been so popular, the center is now planning something similar for mothers and boys. The firstever Spring Sports Madness for Moms & Sons will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the center. For mothers and their sons ages 3 to 13, there will be pizza, basketball, dodgeball, and other fun games. Held in conjunction with Daddy Daughter Date Night but not sponsored by the Rec Center is the Daddy Daughter Valentine Dinner sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of Nampa and held at the Presbyterian Church at 400 Lake Lowell Ave. There is a fee to attend, and space is limited. See the Family Events Calendar in this publication for more information. Lucas said sometimes fathers bring more than one daughter to Daddy Daughter Date Night, and on occasion, girls without fathers come with an uncle or other relative. Hundreds of men in the valley step up every year to show the younger female members of the family just how much they mean to them. n

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ALL In Good Taste

Cooking Matters teaches low-income individuals and families in Idaho how to identify, shop for, and prepare delicious, simple, healthy meals on a budget. They are always looking for volunteer support to help teach these cooking-based nutrition courses. If you would like to get involved, contact Cooking Matters at (208) 577-2692.

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Live Science Shows Every weekday in 2014

January 2014 The Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle Street in Boise, will hold a Young Discoverers Pre-school one-hour session on a variety of topics at noon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the center’s Sunday Tuesday Birthday Party Room.Monday For more information, go to www.scidaho.org or call 343-9895.

Every weekday, the Discovery Center of Idaho, 131 Myrtle Street in Boise, conducts a live, interactive scienceWednesday Thursdaythemed show Friday Saturday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each month will feature a new 1 2 3 4 show (such as simple machines), and all the shows are appropriate for all ages. Cost of admission to the center covers Nampa Public Library Storytime Changes the cost of the science show. For more STEAM Storytime: Wednesdays in 2014 • Lapsit Storytime: Thursdays in 2014 information, go to www.scidaho.org or Preschool and Lapsit Storytimes have changed slightly at Nampa Public call 343-9895. 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Library. Preschool STEAM Storytime will be held Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. Jan. 15, 22 and 29 and on Fridays at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Lapsit Storytime will be held Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. For more information, visit the event calendar at www.nampalibrary.org. 12

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The Golden Dragon Acrobats from the Cangzhou, Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China will present Cirque Ziva, a show for the whole family, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Morrison Center. Performers include athletes, actors and artists who have trained for their craft since childhood. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.morrisoncenter.com or 426-1110.

Build-Your-Own Bongos Craft Class Saturday, January 11 “Free Crafts for Kids” program is offered each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning Store in the Westpark Towne Plaza at 417 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise. Children will learn to build their own bongos on Jan. 11. For more information, call 377-1855.

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“One Snowy Night” Sunday, January 12 The Children’s Reading Series presented by Boise Contemporary Theater will feature “One Snowy Night” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at 854 Fulton Street. For more information, or to purchase series or single tickets, go to www.bctheater.org or call 331-9224, ext. 205. The story is set in Iceland, and following a series of events, a boy and his dog are able to understand each other perfectly. They undertake a journey and encounter trolls.

2014 Pasta Festa Sunday, January 12

Food, entertainment and family fun highlight the annual Pasta Festa at Bishop Kelly, scheduled this year for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at 7009 Franklin Rd. in Boise. Parents and students organize and host the event, and Boise’s Chef Lou prepares the pasta, salad and bread. There will be live entertainment, along with a raffle Modern Manners for Kids and auction. All funds raised benefit Tuesday, January 14 the Bishop Kelly Parent Teacher A six-session etiquette class for boys and girls Association. Cost is $35 for a family Sunday Tuesday Wednesday Friday in grades 1-5 willMonday take place at Social Essence (up to 6), $7 per Thursday person, $6 for seniors in Eagle beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14. Children 1 and children ages 2 6 to 10; children 3 will learn: introductions and making friends; under 6 may attend for free. dining and table manners; telephone skills and thank you notes; manners at home and in public. For more information, call 631-0576 or Art Endeavors email info@socialessence.com.

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The Discovery Center of Idaho is holding Adult Night for people over age 21 every other month. There will be a party atmosphere with food trucks, beer and wine vendors, and a band, speakers who 29 26 27 as well as guest28 will present four short lectures around a theme. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the topic is “The Science of Snow Sports.” The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the center, 131 W. Myrtle in Boise. Cost of admission is $10. For more information, visit www.dcidaho.org.

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The Boise State Gymnastics Team will hold its first home meet of 2014 at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Taco Bell Arena, 1410 Bronco Ln. Tickets are available 23 24 25 through www.broncosports.com.

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Science Fair Saturday, January 18

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Lakeshore Learning Store will host its annual science fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. The store is located in the Westpark Towne Plaza at 417 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise. There will be free experiments and hands-on activities. Kids will see gravity in action, experiment with magnetic forces and watch a volcano erupt. For more information, call 377-1855.

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McCall Winter Carnival Friday, January 24 - Sunday, February 2 The annual McCall Winter Carnival opens Jan. 24 and runs through Feb. 2. The 10-day celebration of “all things winter” features fireworks, parades, live music, a vendor court, snow sculptures and much more. For information, visit www.mccallchamber.org.

Families are invited to “come hear a play” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Morrison Center. In the play, which is a staged reading, Morty and Marian are expecting their first child. Marian is always hungry and has cravings for 8 — radishes —9but Morty can only 10find them in the11 rapunzels garden of the witch who lives next door. The witch catches him stealing from her garden and demands his firstborn be turned over for her to raise because he is obviously not capable of raising the child, “being a thief and all.” From that fateful night, the story winds into the future and a tower with a beautiful princess and her amazingly long, braided hair. She has been kept away from 15 of the world16 18freedom with the dangers but won’t be able17 to resist the idea of someone she loves. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.morrisoncenter.com or call 426-1110. 22

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Nampa Public Library will host Kids’ Book & Movie Club from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” by Judi Barrett, will be presented. For more 30information, check 31 out the event calendar at www.nampalibrary.org.

Dragon Puppet Craft Class Saturday, January 25

A “Free Crafts for Kids” program is offered each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning Store in the Westpark Towne Plaza at 417 N. Milwaukee St. in Boise. Children will learn to make a “Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet” on Jan. 25. For more information, call 377-1855.

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2nd Annual Canyon County Kids Expo Saturday, February 1 “Under the Deep Blue Sea,” a kids expo, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Idaho Center, 16200 N. Idaho Center Blvd. in Nampa. The event will feature all kinds of family fun, including slides, fun houses, face painting, a petting zoo and much more. SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer will attend. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids 16 and under.

Missoula Children’s Theater ‘Rapunzel’ Friday, February 7 As part of the Caldwell Fine Arts 2014 series schedule, the Missoula Children’s Theater will present a performance of “Rapunzel” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Jewett Auditorium on the College of Idaho campus. Local children are stars of the production and the pre-show. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 students and Tuesday children under Wednesday 18. Sunday for college Monday

Discovery Center Gala Friday, February 7 The Discovery Center of Idaho will mark its 25th anniversary during the annual Chocolate & Diamonds fundraiser gala on Friday, Feb. 7. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverside Hotel in Boise, with the theme “Science with Style.” Call Jane at 287-4231 for more details.

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Music Theatre of Idaho will present “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13-15, with a matinee at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Brandt Auditorium in Nampa. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 16 18 19 MTI at 468-2385 17 or visit www.mtionline.org.

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will perform at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Morrison Center. The public is welcome. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $8 per person or $35 for a family of five or more. For more information, call 344-7849.

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The Nampa Recreation Center will host Daddy Daughter Date Night 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the center, located at 131 Constitution Way. The event is for fathers and their little girls ages 3-12. Registration is now open and Thursday Friday Saturday the cost to attend is $9 per person for Rec Center members and $11 per person for non-members. 1 Fees include dancing, refreshments, face painting, crafts and fun; corsages and pictures are available for an additional fee. For more information, visit www.nampaparksandrecreation.org. 6

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Prior to Daddy14 Daughter Date Night at the Nampa Rec Center, fathers and their little girls are welcome to join the Boys & Girls Club of Nampa for a special candlelight dinner to 7 p.m. Saturday, 20 from 5:30 p.m.21 22Feb. 8, at the Presbyterian Church at 400 Lake Lowell Ave. in Nampa. The menu will include several Italian dinner selections, and guests will be treated to a piano serenade. Proceeds support The Red Carpet, helping provide 27 prom dresses for 28local girls. Donations will be accepted. Reservations are required by calling 412-5642; because space is limited, it is recommended reservations be made no later than Feb. 3.

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INTERNET Crimes

Get involved in your children’s activities By Gaye Bunderson Many, if not most, parents today lack any frame of reference about the dangers the Internet poses to their children, according to Boise police detectives Tim Brady and Jason Pietrzak. The officers work in the Internet Crimes Against Children division and founded the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition. “From our experience, parents tend to blow off safety tips because they don’t believe it could happen to them, and the idea that the people on the Internet are harmless because it’s an online environment,” Brady said. “Parents didn’t grow up with this, none of their friends grew up with this,” Pietrzak said. “They have no context.” He said they understand the hazards of drinking, smoking and drugs. “But,” he said, “this Internet thing is new to them.” According to information in the IICACC brochure and underscored by Brady and Pietrzak:

Boise police detectives Jason Pietrzak, left, and Tim Brady, right, want to dissuade parents from thinking “it can’t happen to me” when it comes to their children meeting predators online. They also dismiss the notion parents are invading their kids’ privacy by monitoring their computer activities. Do it to keep kids safe, say the detectives.

• 5,000 ‘unique leads’ have been identified as possessing and distributing child pornography in Idaho. • 34,000 Idaho children receive an Internet solicitation annually. Brady said that with digital phones, iPads and laptops, “It’s not realistic to tell kids not to talk to people.” Parents should, however, talk to their children and “let them know what’s out there,” he said. Protecting children may also require parents to monitor their children’s digital devices. “The biggest thing we advocate is just be involved; look at their cell phones and computers,” said Brady. Commenting on the number of social sites and apps that children may access, he also said: “Don’t be intimidated by them (sites and apps). You don’t have to know all of them. Just get to know the ones your children are using.” He mentioned Kik and Ask.com as two examples, and Pietrzak said Internet-

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based gaming such as Xbox, PlayStation, and even Wii, can open up a child to potential predators since users can connect and play games with other players anywhere. “The perpetrators say they’re 10 years old,” Brady said. The officers said some parents fear they’re invading their children’s privacy and are reluctant to monitor the youngsters’ activities. However, the consequences of leaving a child open to deception from people with evil intent are far worse, they said. “With a child, you’re talking about someone with zero life experience and a trusting nature. They’re vulnerable,” he said. “Kids are brought up to trust people; adults are supposed to help you,” Brady said. One of the things children have been talked into doing includes sending nude photos of themselves. It is a tangled web of deception woven by sex predators, and they target children who are the most susceptible and persuadable. That can include children from single parent homes and kids with emotional problems or low self-esteem. www.idahofamilymagazine.com


“They (the perpetrators) pose as someone else; they’ll come off as a best friend. They’ll buy the kids things; they’ll manipulate them with gifts,” Brady said. Both detectives warned that no parent should think “it can’t happen to me” because in the officers’ experience, child victims come from all kinds of families, including what they referred to as “good families.” “Kids have been afraid to go to their parents, afraid they’ll be in trouble,” Pietrzak said. “The kids are not in trouble with us,” said Brady, explaining the officers want to assure all victimized children they did nothing wrong and the cops are there to help and not punish them.

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The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Coalition was founded mainly to help defray the cost of investigating and preventing Internet crimes. “Investigations are incredibly expensive, and the technology changes so fast,” Brady said. There is software that helps track and catch predators, and training is required to learn to use the software effectively.

“We’re always behind the curve with the bad guys, but we need to stay as close as possible,” Pietrzak said. With a website at www.icacfoundation.org and a 16member board of directors, the coalition helps raise funds and awareness to combat sex crimes against the youngest members of the community. “It’s a societal problem. Cops can’t stop it all by themselves,” Brady said. “It’s a crime pushed under the rug. No 4- or 5-year-old is calling in to say they were raped.” He said the odds are stacked against victims going on to live full, productive lives. Though only a third of the abused will go on to become abusers themselves, according to Brady, they frequently end up with substance abuse issues and emotional problems. “They lose faith in God,” he said. See the tips from the IICACC website — and used by permission — for helping parents guard their children from Internet predators on page 19. n

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IRENE’S Insights

New year, new updates for your home The owner of the kitchen at left wanted to redesign certain rooms in her house to make the environment more serene. The updated look of the room, at right, helped accomplish that goal. (Courtesy photos)

By Irene Woodworth It is the beginning of a new year along with new beginnings. It’s a wonderful time to assess your home and take notice of things that need to be updated. We had a client who told me she really needed our help for her home, and the greatest challenge she had was in her kitchen and family room. Having a stressful job she needed to come home to a place of serenity. Her biggest challenge was the very busy fruit wallpaper. There was simply too much “eye noise” in her kitchen and family room. She also stressed over the time and money to resolve her decorating dilemma. She was simply overwhelmed. (Now unless you have ever stripped wallpaper you know what a tedious process it can be. I’ve often thought that stripping wallpaper could be a solution for criminal activity in our country. If we could put criminals in a home that had layers of wallpaper and they had to strip it by hand, it might transform their behavior and make them become decent and dedicated citizens!) In order to save her time and money we did a Certified Dewey Color Consultation for her to find out what color families she and her husband preferred. I strongly feel that one of the most important priorities before embarking on an update is to do a color consultation to determine the colors you will use. The colors you select will help you to purchase the correct colors and tones that match your paint colors, hardware, lighting updates and newer art and décor selection. If needed, it will also determine any surfaces for floors, cabinets and counter selection that you may need now or later. After their color consultation, they chose their colors for their custom color palette from the warmer brown tones that would be used throughout their home. We

started a plan of action to work in her kitchen and family room first. We later came and stripped her wallpaper. Many times the walls need to be retextured after a wallpaper removal. However, we saved her money by painting her walls a golden straw color and then doing a faux finish afterwards to disguise any imperfections on the wall surfaces. We then went shopping to update her accessories. We still kept the fruit theme but updated it to match their other décor. Another item they wanted to change was their lighting. They opted to get some newer bronze type of ceiling lights and painted their kitchen overhead light fixtures in a bronze color to match their other updates. Later, the globes were also changed to match. The husband also installed crown molding to give the walls a captivating complete look. Simplifying their look by redesigning their rooms made a dramatic difference for their home. With the right creative colors and a refreshing redesign, everything in your home will look and feel peaceful. You’ll finally be able to relax and enjoy your spectacular space! n Irene Woodworth is known as “Idaho’s Color Lady” and is founder and CEO of Redesign Boise. She is a national redesign award winner and trainer, motivational speaker, certified interior redesigner and home stager. She has a degree in education and interior design and has taught various decorating classes throughout the U.S. She may be reached at irene@redesignboise.com. For more information, visit www.redesignboise.com.

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Parent Tips for Internet Safety

2. Agree upon rules for Internet use before you allow them to go online.

(On the website, parents can download a “Family Contract for Internet Safety” that was devised under the ProtecTeens program of the Office of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. It clearly spells out the child and parent parts of the agreement, and there is a place on the contract for each party to sign and date.)

3. Do not hesitate to contact law enforcement.

Notify the police immediately if an online contact tries to meet with your child.

4. Do not allow your child to meet in person someone they met online. If you choose to allow such a meeting, accompany your child and meet in a public place.

5. Protect personal information.

Never allow your child to provide addresses, phone numbers, names or the name and location of your child’s school. Do not include personal information in an online profile. Pedophiles use profiles to find victims.

6. Keep online computers in a common room. You should keep any computers which can access the Internet in public areas of the home, not in your child’s bedroom.

8. See what they are doing.

Regularly have your children show you the websites they visit. Get to know their online friends just as you would their regular friends.

9. Use parental controls and/ or blocking software.

There are software packages available that allow you to manage such things as what time your children have access to the Internet, how long they can be online, and what sites they can or cannot access.

10. Check the web browser history files and cache on computers your children use.

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11. Do not allow your children to use chat rooms. Even seemingly safe “kids” chat rooms can be dangerous.

12. Maintain access to the accounts and profiles your child has. Visit their MySpace, Facebook and other social networking pages to see what is posted. Randomly review your child’s email account. Be prepared to set limits on their profiles and email accounts.

13. Educate yourself.

Learn about the acronyms they might be using by reading the Internet Lingo Dictionary. (This may be downloaded on the website and like the contract item in No. 2 is provided by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office.)

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The Internet has become a significant part of our lives, as well as our children’s. It can be a fun and exciting place to learn many new things. However, there are many dangers to children on the Internet as well. Parents can best protect their children by being actively involved in their children’s Internet exploration and setting boundaries for their children’s Internet use. From ICACfoundation. org

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BRAD Hatcher

Magician takes his craft into schools By Gaye Bunderson Ever wish you could just make the kids disappear? Maybe Brad Hatcher can help. Hatcher is an area magician, and of course all his disappearing acts are harmless. His signature trick is a 6-foot, man-eating balloon. “It swallows me whole, but I get out alive,” he said. Hatcher has been performing magic for a living since 1994 and entertains at birthday parties, company dinners and picnics, store and restaurant promotions, weddings, and at area schools. His school-based performances are instructive and include a “Reading Is Magic” presentation and a “No Bully Zone” program. “I don’t do risque magic,” he said. “And I don’t do scary tricks or escape tricks.” Geared toward children in kindergarten through sixth grade, his “Reading Is Magic” presentations are performed at libraries and school assemblies. He weaves plots, story lines and characters from both classic and modern literature into magic tricks.

Like other magicians, Brad Hatcher twists balloons into animal shapes. But he also teaches children about the “magic” of reading and how to avoid being victimized by a bully.

Combining comedy and music with his magic, Hatcher touches on “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan,” and other familiar characters, and also presents a segment on Airhead Rudy, a boy who loses his head over watching too much TV. For his “No Bully Zone” program, also for younger children, he offers a variety of interactive routines revolving around stories of bullying, demonstrating principles of proper conduct and helping students iden-

tify bullying and discover ways to prevent it. Hatcher also uses what he calls “the practical acronym” S.A.F.E. to help children learn what to do in the event they are victims of bullies, including: S — Stand tall and speak bravely A — Ask for help from friends and teachers F — Figure out your choices E — End it calmly by not losing your temper

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Hatcher provides teachers with a guide for each program so they can help students get the most from the presentation. Above all, Hatcher seeks to be entertaining while at the same time being educational. Maple Grove Elementary teacher and Cub Scout leader Danielle Smith invited Hatcher to perform his anti-bullying act for her Scout group, ages 8 to 10, last year. “You’ll still hear the boys talking about the different magic tricks and needing to stand tall and ask for help. It’s getting them thinking,” Smith said. “I am now currently trying to see if he can come to my classroom.” Hatcher travels wherever his magic services are requested, and that includes anywhere throughout the northwestern U.S. — or his neighbor’s house. “He has come over and done his act several times,” said Vicki Layton, who lives next door to Hatcher. “He tests his tricks out on me sometimes. I had a family reunion and had him come over and do his tricks for the kids and grandkids and they were spellbound. They’re still trying to figure out how he did them.” n

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BOISE Rock School

Where music is a ‘shared experience’

Jillian DiNucci plays the bass guitar at Boise Rock School. (Courtesy photo)

By Gaye Bunderson Affable, musically inclined and entrepreneurial, Ryan Peck and Jared Goodpaster want to help kids in Idaho get their rock on. With both professional music experience and graduate level educations, Peck and Goodpaster have the credentials; so in 2008, they launched Boise Rock School at 1404 W. Idaho St. The whole scene amounts to a lot more than just banging on drums and doing AC/DC-style guitar riffs. “We started with AC/DC ... for about 10 minutes. Then someone wanted to play Taylor Swift,” said Peck, aka Rye Bread, who has a master’s degree in biology. Peck, Goodpaster and their talented staff of 12 volunteer musicians accommodate the students with whatever they want, including folk, jazz, heavy metal — a broad spectrum of musical genres. “The students will surprise you. They’ll want to play Bob Dylan,” Peck said. Even after their students prompted a broadening out of musical styles, the founders kept the name Rock School because, according to Peck, “rock is an attitude, a vibe.” Both men play or have played in various bands; each plays the guitar, and Peck plays piano. Goodpaster, aka Goody, earned a master’s degree in education and taught English in New

York City and the Czech Republic. He created the curriculum for Boise Rock School. Peck teaches biology at Boise State and previously taught fifth graders in the Bay Area. The founders’ work in the halls of knowledge informs their priorities at Boise Rock School. “We create a situation where the kids play music together ... something shared and things learned as a group. We teach group dynamics and problem-solving,” Peck said. “The ethos that guides us is that art is a personal relationship. Like your friends and family, they’re yours and no one should judge them. It’s whatever makes you feel alive.” The average student age is 13; the youngest student is 3, and because Boise Rock School also offers some classes for adults, the oldest is 48. Instruments generally include guitars, drums, keyboard and bass; however, thanks to the contributions of other teacher-musicians, lessons on other instruments are also available, such as piano and stringed instruments. Classes are held Monday through Friday at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. “At 4, it’s a madhouse,” said Goodpaster. About 250 students attend regular classes, and 50 or more participate in private lessons. There are five classrooms and a main room at the school, which is sound-reinforced.

“There’s tons of recording going on,” Peck said. “For the past two years our emphasis has been about leaving a legacy and recording it. We’ve started focusing on writing original stuff. At the core, creativity is the name of the game.” According to information at www. boiserockschool.com: “We teach our students how to play songs (cover tunes of their choice in all genres and originally penned compositions), how to record those songs, how to perform those songs at a gig, and how to use those songs as an inspirational and exciting tool to contribute to our community.” Peck and Goodpaster also work to take Boise Rock School beyond the walls of their West Idaho Street site, with outreach programs at Foothills School of Arts & Sciences and Riverstone International School, both in Boise. They’re also attempting to move out into rural areas with a program they call Rock on Wheels. “We go where school music programs have been diminishing. We did it in Salmon last year; we loaded up a van and took it on the road,” Goodpaster said.

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They host week-long summer camps entailing a condensed class on forming a band that is attended by about 300 students. “The parents come and we rock the block,” Peck said. Their last camp of the summer is a free camp for children of refugees and what Peck calls “youth of promise,” or students from difficult domestic situations. Roughly 30 to 40 youngsters attend. Scholarships are available for students who could not otherwise afford classes at Rock School; and while most students possess their own instruments, loaners are provided when necessary, or instruments are purchased through scholarships. With Peck’s science aptitude and musical skills, Boise Rock School works with The Discovery Center on a program called “The Science of Music.” In all, Peck said, 500 to 700 students annually come in contact with direct instruction from Boise Rock School’s teacher-musicians. Goodpaster stresses the teaching side of the equation over the musical side. Frequently, he said, musicians in the area see what’s going on at Boise Rock School and want to get involved. “I’d rather take an educator who’s musically inclined than a musician who has no experience teaching,” Goodpaster said. Boise Rock School is a 501(c)(3). “We’ve never really utilized our nonprofit status; we don’t pursue donations,” Peck said. “To make it work, you have to be driven to be successful. One marker of that is monetary. The board sets the pay scales, and any profit goes back into the organization.” “Kids are the most important thing at Boise Rock School,” Goodpaster said. n

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ANG’S Antics

Different women, different priorities By Angela Hayes If you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media that bombards you daily, then I’m sure you’ve heard about the woman who posted a picture of her svelte self in a sports bra and short shorts next to her three kids with this caption: What’s Your Excuse? If you’re not familiar with this woman, Maria Kang, I’ll catch you up on what’s going on in her life… from my perspective, of course. She is a mother to three children. She’s in her early 30’s, works outside of the home (her husband is a stayat-home dad), and also hits the gym for an hour a day, six days a week. Her picture generated over 20,000 comments. Most of them were great and complimentary. Others, well, not so much. People in the latter group thought her picture and caption were offensive and even accused her of “fat shaming” and “bullying” other moms who don’t make looking like a fitness model a No. 1 priority. Maria’s stance on why she posted the picture and caption is simple: she has a load on her plate with motherhood, work, etc., but still makes time to put her fitness first, which in turn makes her a better wife and mom. She never intended to shame others into feeling bad about themselves, and she even goes so far as to say she’s not going to apologize for putting fitness first. Her intent was to support others and raise awareness of the obesity problem America is currently engulfed in. I knew that I had my own opinion about this woman. I knew what I felt about her, her values, and her level of self-respect, but I wanted to get the opinions of other moms. So while on a girls’ weekend getaway (yes, time away from my husband and kids and I didn’t feel one bit guilty…well just a little), I brought this picture and caption to their attention.

The women, all mothers themselves, had different opinions of what Maria Kang’s objective was. Some opinions were: Well, I have a master’s degree, love my family, AND have a successful career; what’s YOUR excuse? Another woman said: Wow, wish I could dedicate the time I don’t have in a day to looking like that! But I really don’t want to give up my chocolate. And a comment from another mom, which really resonated with me: That’s great that’s important to her, but please don’t make me feel bad for not having the same goals and priorities in life as you. My goal in life is to be a wonderful mom, fabulous wife, and to put the needs of others before myself. Should I post a picture of myself on a missions trip to Africa with the caption: What’s Your Excuse? When I first saw the picture, I must admit, I felt proud for that mom. She works out, tries to balance work/life/home, all while putting her fitness first. She looks great (what mom of three doesn’t secretly desire a fab body that could grace the cover of a Victoria’s Secret catalogue), and she wants others to make the time for fitness too. I wholeheartedly agreed with Maria. But after hearing the opinions of the other ladies, I quickly changed my perspective. Not my own thoughts about her, but rather, my own narrow mind widened just a bit to hear the opinions of others and to really listen to what they were feeling. I learned that what’s important to one may not be important to us all. For one mom, she places her time and energy into her family and church. Another mom puts her focus into her career, while another into her education. Are these women wrong? I would say no. Is Maria Kang wrong? I would say neither is she.

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Angela Hayes is a local mother to five, a wife to one man, and a problem solver to many. Please send suggestions about further column topics, questions, and even opinions to: Anticsbyang@yahoo.com.

Neither Maria nor my friends are wrong. They each have a focus that they choose to put first in their lives. It works for them; it works for their family, and that, dear readers, should be enough. In closing, it brings me back to what I’ve always felt as a woman and mother: let’s start supporting each other more on this journey we call life. Let’s raise each other up with complimentary words, kind gestures, and an un-opinionated mindset for one another. Being a woman, let alone a mom, is hard work that is constantly being placed under a microscope for all to examine. Let us take away the critical examination of each other and, instead, offer one another our compassion and support. Till next month, readers; but for now, I’ve gotta run…I have an appointment with my personal trainer. n www.idahofamilymagazine.com


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1st Annual – 2014 Edition

29 Birthday Parties 30 Camps

31 Education Babysitting Classes Academic Enrichment Breastfeeding Adult Education Car Seat Safety Charter Schools Childbirth & Early Education Child Care Health & Child Safety Early Learning Hospitals Online Immunization Parenting Education Loss of a Baby Private Schools Midwifery Public School Districts Pediatric Dentists Transportation Playgroup & Moms’ Groups Tutoring Postpartum Support Prevention & Crisis Assistance 40 Family Fun & Rehabilitation Services Entertainment Retail 41 Field Trips & Day Trips

42 Health & Wellness Chiropractors Dentistry Emergency Care Fitness Mental Health Midwifery Pediatric Dentists Rehabilitation Services Specialists

45 Special Needs 46 Sports

Gymnastics Martial Arts Swim Lessons Tennis Transportation Youth Sports

47 Ad Index

From the editor:

Welcome to Idaho Family Magazine’s first-ever Resource Guide. In it, we compiled information we felt our readers would find valuable. The guide is something to keep all year long as a reference tool, whether you’re looking for a good place for a child’s birthday party or seeking physicians, dentists, counselors and other professionals — and that’s just a little of what the guide offers. It’s all arranged in an alphabetical, easy-to-read format. (Note that the bold-faced listings are for businesses, schools and organizations that provided support for the guide.)

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After-School Activities & The Arts Born to Succeed 4770 N. Shamrock, Boise • 658-5561 brntosucceed.com Childcare/preschool/before and afterschool care, summer programs. Ages 4-12 with and without disabilities. Full time or part time. Broadway Dance Center 893 E. Boise Ave., Boise • 342-6123 patharrisdance.com Pat Harris Dance Schools provide dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Dance Allegro Academy 3015 W. McMillan Rd. Suite 105, Meridian • 949-0361 danceallegroacademy.com Ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, competition teams, Zumba. Ages 3-adult. Summer camps too! Informative, fun, physically stimulating.

Nampa Recreation Center 131 Constitution Way, Nampa 468-5777 nampaparksandrecreation.org A 140,000 square foot recreation facility owned and operated by the City of Nampa. A place for fitness, leisure and educational opportunities.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival P.O. Box 9365, Boise • 336-9221 idahoshakespeare.org Idaho Shakespeare Festival School of Theater, Festival Family Nights, summer’s Camp Shakespeare, The Apprentice Company, school tours and more.

Pat Harris School of Dance 1225 McKinney St., Boise • 375-3255 patharrisdance.com Pat Harris Dance Schools have provided dance education to the Treasure Valley in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop for 43 years.

Lee Pesky Learning Center 3324 Elder St., Boise • 333-0008 LPLearningCenter.org Working to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment and research. Nampa ATA Martial Arts 2108 Caldwell Blvd. Suite 117, Nampa • 546-9282 NampaATA.com Teaching respect and confidence, building strong bodies and clear minds and teaching you to believe in yourself.

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Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle • 939-5544 eagleadventistchristian.com Before and After School care with busing to local schools. A NAEYC accredited program with a 5 star rating in the IdahoSTARs Quality Rating Improvement System. Teachers are college trained and have years of experience.

Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise 608-7716 idahoiceworld.com Public skating, hockey, adult hockey league, pick up hockey, freestyle skating, and skating lessons (all ages and skill levels).

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Social Essence – Etiquette, Leadership, Image Development P.O. Box 2117, Eagle 631-0576 socialessence.com Classes such as Modern Manners and Image Development provide the appropriate social knowledge to reach one’s full potential. Treasure Valley Family YMCA 344-5502, ext. 310 ymcatvidaho.org The Y is geared toward youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Aqua-Tots Swim School....................... 938-9300 Ballet Idaho Academy........................ 343-0556 Bodies In Motion................................ 381-0587 Boise Art Museum.............................. 345-8330 Boise Philharmonic............................. 344-7849 Bronco Elite Athletics.......................... 389-9005 Caldwell Fine Arts.............................. 459-5783 Capital City Ballet Center.................... 378-9752 Gem State Gymnastics Academy......... 853-3220 Girls on the Run Idaho........................ 388-4687 Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council........ 377-2011 Go Skate Skateboard School...... (800) 403-2405 Idaho Tennis Association..................... 322-5150 KCars............................................... 473-9424 Nampa Civic Center.......................... 468-5500 Nampa Public Library......................... 468-5800

The School of Etiquette, Leadership and Image Development

YOUTH CULTURE PROGRAM

Modern Manners for Kids 1st – 5th Grade

Socialization and dining skills for girls and boys including: Introductions, table manners, conversations, and respecting others.

IMPACT! Positive Image Development 6th - 10th grade boys or girls Personal appearance, table etiquette and general social knowledge that will help build a positive self-image during difficult teen years.

AP Etiquette High School Students

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College and job prep 4 hour workshop: Interviewing, wardrobe, dining and general social skills

Parks & Rec Information

Caldwell Parks & Recreation Department 455-3060 cityofcaldwell.com Eagle City Parks 939-6813 cityofeagle.com

Idaho State Parks & Recreation parksandrecreation.idaho.gov Meridian Parks & Recreation Department 888-3579 meridiancity.org/parks_rec Nampa Parks & Recreation Department 468-5858 nampaparksandrecreation.org

TREASURE VALLEY COTILLION

Social Dance Etiquette and Ballroom Dance Instruction Inaugural Dance in November/December Twice a month January and February Ball in March Social I/II – Grades 4 - 8 Dance Club – 8th Grade -High School

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Boise Parks & Recreation Department 384-4240 cityofboise.org/parks

Director: Susan Evans • 631-0576 www.socialessence.com

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Baby & New Parents HOSPITALS

American Red Cross, Idaho Chapter—947-HELP Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center—367-2121 Saint Luke’s Babysitting Classes—381-9000

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center................................ 367-2121 Saint Luke’s Children’s Hospital............ 381-9000

BREASTFEEDING Mother’s Milk & More Erin McCarter, RN, IBCLC 207 W. Washington St. Boise 484-1899 MothersMilkandMore.com Offering in-home and office lactation consults by a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, to assist with any problem and provide peace of mind.

IMMUNIZATION Central District Health Department........ 327-7450 Idaho CareLine...................................Dial 2-1-1 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, and Idaho Immunization Program............... 334-5931 Southwest District Health Department.... 455-5345

LOSS OF A BABY Compassionate Friends....................... 855-2137

MIDWIFERY

Saint Alphonsus Family Center—367-3454 Saint Luke’s Breastfeeding Classes 381-9000 for classes and 381-2592 or 706-3119 for consultation Women, Infants and Children (WIC) 327-7488 and 455-5330

Lovelace OB/GYN and Midwifery Kristi Rhodes 333 North 1st St., Boise • 345-3136 idahostork.com Kristi is a Certified Nurse Midwife that provides a family-centered approach to maternity care.

CAR SEAT SAFETY

PEDIATRIC DENTISTS

Saint Alphonsus Family Center—367-3454 Saint Luke’s Children’s Hospital—381-9000

CHILDBIRTH & EARLY EDUCATION BabySteps—342-5601, ext. 212 Early Head Start & Head Start, Friends of Children and Families First Inc.—344-9187 Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children (IAEYC)—345-1090 March of Dimes—336-5421 Saint Alphonsus Family Center—367-3454 Saint Luke’s Childbirth Education—381-9000

HEALTH & CHILD SAFETY American Red Cross, Idaho Chapter..... 947-HELP Central District Health Department........ 327-7450 Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)..................................Dial 2-1-1 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.....................................Dial 2-1-1 Idaho Sound Beginnings..................... 334-0983 March of Dimes................................. 336-5421 Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center................................ 367-2121 Sleep Well Children........................... 994-9429 Southwest District Health Department.... 455-5345 Saint Luke’s Children’s Hospital............ 381-9000 Treasure Valley YMCA........................ 344-5501 Women, Infants and Children (WIC)......Dial 2-1-1

Dan Streeby DDS, Pediatric Dentistry 450 W. State St. Ste. 180 Eagle 939-0600 DanStreeby.com Serving the Treasure Valley. Comprehensive oral care for children and infants including preventive care and repair and habit (pacifier/thumb) counseling.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.......................................Dial 2-1-1 Safe Kids Treasure Valley.................... 381-3033 Women, Infants and Children (WIC)....................... 327-7488 and 455-5330 Idaho Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (or AimEarlyIdaho)...... 440-8044 Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Infant and Toddler Program........................ 334-0900 Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health................................. 433-8845 Idaho Parents Unlimited...................... 342-5884 Idaho Project for Youth with Deaf & Blindness............................. 364-4012 March of Dimes................................. 336-5421

REHABILITATION SERVICES St. Luke’s-Elks Children’s Rehab............ 489-5880

RETAIL Cassis............................................... 345-5501 Lakeshore Learning Store.................... 377-1855

In-Home Lactation Consults & Breastfeeding Products

208-484-1899

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BABYSITTING CLASSES

PLAYGROUP and MOMS’ GROUPS Boise Mothers of Multiples—boisemom.org Idaho Mom’s Network—idahomomsnetwork.org MOMS Club, Meridian/Boise, momsclubofmeridian.org; Eagle, momsclubofeagle.org; and Nampa, momsclubofnampa.org Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)—mops.org

POSTPARTUM SUPPORT Synergy Birth Services........................ 968-3616

PREVENTION & CRISIS ASSISTANCE City Light Home for Women & Children/Boise Rescue Mission................................ 343-4680 Idaho CareLine...................................Dial 2-1-1

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Birthday Parties

TOOTH DECAY IS NEEDLESS SUFFERING ay! Call Tod Schedule a Complimentary Exam for Your Infant

208.939.0600

Certified Nurse Midwife I provide a family-centered approach to maternity care and give a woman the tools and education she needs to help her body do what comes naturally. I support your unique physical, social and emotional needs, and I’m committed to being there, throughout your entire pregnancy, labor, birth and beyond. I would be happy to schedule a meet and greet with you and answer and questions you have.

• Individualized care and shared decision making • Ongoing wellness care • Attends and delivers at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise

LOVELACE OB/GYN and MIDWIFERY

Glen S Lovelace MD ~ Kristi Rhodes CNM Angela Latta CNP

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Ceramica....................... 342-3822 Clown Connection.......... 378-9474 Discovery Center of Idaho......................... 343-9895 Fast Lane Indoor Kart Racing.................... 321-1166 Gem State Gymnastics Academy...... 853-3220 Nampa Recreation Center........................... 468-5777 Pinz Bowling Center ....... 898-0900 Roaring Springs Waterpark..................... 884-8842 Wahooz Family Fun Zone....................... 898-0900 Wings Center................. 376-3641

Treasure Valley Family YMCA Downtown Y: 344-5501 West Y-City: 377-9622 ymcatvidaho.org The Y is geared toward youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

Extraordinary Desserts For Any Occasion! From baby showers, birthdays, bridal showers, weddings and more we can customize your cupcakes and cakes to any theme or design for your party. Our cupcakes are made from scratch using the highest quality of ingredients and baked fresh every morning.

Appointments in Boise and Meridian

333 North 1st Street • Boise, Idaho

Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise 608-7716 idahoiceworld.com Public skating, hockey, adult hockey league, pick up hockey, freestyle skating, and skating lessons (all ages and skill levels). Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes 664 S. Rivershore Lane, Suite 164 Eagle • 938-3408 lillyjanescupcakes.com Celebrate in style with your own customized birthday cake and cupcakes!

Kristi Rhodes

• Low-risk, low intervention pregnancy and birth care including VBACs • Maintain optimal health during pregnancy

Nampa ATA Martial Arts 2108 Caldwell Blvd. Suite 117, Nampa • 546-9282 NampaATA.com Come and celebrate your birthday with us!

664 S Rivershore Lane Ste 164 • Eagle, Idaho (208) 938-3408 www.lillyjanescupcakes.com

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All About Games 7079 W. Overland Rd., Boise • 343-5653 aagboise.com All About Games has 2000 sq.ft. of space dedicated to playing games and having fun! We also have a large selection of board games available that can be played in the store. In addition, our knowledgeable staff loves to teach you how to play the games! Call to schedule a birthday party or special event at the store or email us at info@aagboise.com.

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Camps Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle • 939-5544 eagleadventistchristian.com Summer camps. A NAEYC accredited program with a 5 star rating in the IdahoSTARs Quality Rating Improvement System. Teachers are college trained and have years of experience.

Idaho Shakespeare Festival P.O. Box 9365, Boise • 336-9221 idahoshakespeare.org Idaho Shakespeare Festival School of Theater, Festival Family Nights, summer’s Camp Shakespeare, The Apprentice Company, school tours and more.

Social Essence – Etiquette, Leadership, Image Development P.O. Box 2117, Eagle • 631-0576 socialessence.com Classes such as Modern Manners and Image Development provide the appropriate social knowledge to reach one’s full potential.

Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise 343-8649 www.idahobotanicalgarden.org At Botany Camp where children ages 4-9 learn about nature through games, crafts and walks. Mornings July 14 – August 16.

Lakewood Montessori 133 E. Linden, Boise • 331-3888 lakewoodmontessori.net Summer camps for elementary aged children.

Treasure Valley Family YMCA 344-5502, ext. 310 ycampidaho.org The Y is geared toward youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Call for more information about YMCA Camp at Horsethief Reservoir.

Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise 608-7716 idahoiceworld.com Public skating, hockey, adult hockey league, pick up hockey, freestyle skating, and skating lessons (all ages and skill levels).

Lee Pesky Learning Center 3324 Elder St., Boise • 333-0008 LPLearningCenter.org Working to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment and research.

Ballet Idaho Academy........................ 343-0556 Boise Art Museum.............................. 345-8330 Bronco Elite Athletics.......................... 389-9005 Capital City Ballet Center.................... 378-9752 Ceramica.......................................... 342-3822 Challenger School........ 846-8888 and 338-9500 Gem State Gymnastics Academy......... 853-3220

Education

ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT

All About Games 7079 W. Overland Rd., Boise • 343-5653 • aagboise.com All About Games has a large selection of educational board games and science kits! If you home school, we host a home school day the second Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call or email us at Continued on page 31 info@aagboise.com.

� Located in SE Boise, convenient to downtown and I-84 Programs for children 18 months � through Kindergarten � Summer Camp for elementary aged children

� Traditional Montessori method including: math, reading, science, geography, art, music, and foreign language � Call to schedule a tour 208.331.3888

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Education Chatterbox Speech & Language Center 7451 W. Iron Dr., Boise • 898-1368 320 11th Ave. S., Ste. 104, Nampa – 466-1077 boisechatterbox.com Skilled in developing and implementing effective treatment plans for individuals with an array of communication delays and disorders.

Carole’s Learning Center Fairview and Eagle area, Meridian 407-4796 caroleslearningcenter.com Start your preschooler off on the right track and instill a lifelong love of learning.

A Complete Christian Education

Phonics, Art Math and Music Preschool & Kindergarten Fairview & Eagle Area 01-2014

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Infant/Toddler & PRESCHOOL TWO BOISE LOCATIONS

TTY: Dial711

Hablamos Espanõl USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

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9th St. • 342-1239 12th St. • 424-3387

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Accepting children of all abilities and all incomes.

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Giraffe Laugh Values:

Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise 343-8649 www.idahobotanicalgarden.org The Garden’s Continuing Education program offers classes for adults and for adult/child pairs year-round. Learn about insects at Bug Day, a fun-filled, family, entomological extravaganza.

ADULT EDUCATION Boise School District Community Education......................... 854-4047

CHARTER SCHOOLS Anser Public Charter School................ 426-9840 Village Charter School........................ 336-2000

Lee Pesky Learning Center 3324 Elder St., Boise • 333-0008 LPLearningCenter.org Working to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment and research.

CHILD CARE A Bright Child Preschool & Daycare 1819 N. 18th St. Boise • 336-7228 abrightchild.com Child care and preschool in Boise’s North End for the past 25 years.

Music Lingua Foreign Language for Kids Northeast Boise • 571-1713 musiclingua.com My Music Lingua classes are designed to teach French or Spanish to children ages 0-8 through music, movement, story-telling, drama, games and art.

Infants - Toddlers - Preschoolers Daily & Monthly Rates COMPLETE PRESCHOOL CURRICULUM

Learn French with your child (ages 0-8)

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Responsibility

LearningRX-Boise West........................ 258-2077 Nampa Public Library......................... 468-5800 Tutor Doctor of Boise.......................... 298-1555

336-7228 • www.abrightchild.com 1819 N. 18th - Close to Downtown

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Social Essence – Etiquette, Leadership, Image Development P.O. Box 2117, Eagle • 631-0576 socialessence.com Classes such as Modern Manners and Image Development provide the appropriate social knowledge to reach one’s full potential.

Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle • 939-5544 eagleadventistchristian.com A NAEYC-accredited program with a 5-star rating in the IdahoSTARS Quality Rating Improvement System. Teachers are college trained and have years of experience.

Carole’s Learning Center

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Puentes Spanish Preschool & Daycare 1605 S. Phillippi, Boise • 344-4270 puentes.biz Loving care environment that nourishes and educates your child, offered entirely in Spanish. Kids become bilingual naturally and easily.

208.571.1713

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W Wesleyan Preschool

New Horizon Academy Four locations throughout the Treasure Valley 1830 N. Meridian Road, Meridian 887-3880 12692 W. LaSalle St., Boise 376-2690 11978 W. Ustick Rd., Boise 323-8900 155 E. Boise Ave., Boise 386-9108 newhorizonacademy.net Devoted to developing a healthy sense of self in every child.

Puentes Spanish Preschool & Daycare 1605 S. Phillippi, Boise • 344-4270 puentes.biz Loving care environment that nourishes and educates your child, offered entirely in Spanish. Kids become bilingual naturally and easily.

EARLY LEARNING

& Transitional Kindergarten

PRESCHOOL, PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN CURRICULUM

A Bright Child Preschool & Daycare 1819 N. 18th St. Boise • 336-7228 abrightchild.com Child care and preschool in Boise’s North End for the past 25 years. NAEYC Accredited

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Born to Succeed 4770 N. Shamrock, Boise • 658-5561 brntosucceed.com Childcare/preschool/before and afterschool care, summer programs. Ages 4-12 with and without disabilities. Full time or part time.

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Education EARLY LEARNING A Step Ahead Preschool 3348 N. Meridian Rd., Meridian 473-2420 astepaheadpreschoolidaho.com We offer part-time preschool classes taught by certified teachers. We also provide childcare and have a school-age program. Call for more information. Ambrose School 6100 N. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian 323-3888 theamboseschool.com A non-denominational classical Christian K-12 school, integrating strong academics, Christ-centered mentoring and a 2000-year-old proven, future ready, educational model. Born to Succeed 4770 N. Shamrock, Boise 658-5561 brntosucceed.com Childcare/preschool/before and afterschool care, summer programs. Ages 4-12 with and without disabilities. Full time or part time.

Carole’s Learning Center Fairview & Eagle Area, Meridian 407-4796 caroleslearningcenter.com Start your preschooler off on the right track and instill a lifelong love of learning. Complete curriculum and an amazing teacher. Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle 939-5544 eagleadventistchristian.com A NAEYC accredited program with a 5 star rating in the IdahoSTARs Quality Rating Improvement System. Teachers are college trained and have years of experience. Eagle Montessori 1400 Park Lane, Eagle • 939-6333 BoiseMontessori.com Idaho’s only accredited Montessori schools. Schedule a tour. The difference is clear. Academic excellence in harmony with young lives. Giraffe Laugh 9th St., Boise • 342-1239 12th St., Boise • 424-3387 giraffelaugh.org Infant/toddler & preschool. Our values include pride, excellence, stability, responsibility, education, caring and teamwork. Accepting children of all abilities and all incomes.

Eagle Adventist Christian School

Eagle’s only NAEYC accredited childcare!

Phone & FAX 939-5544

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“…where education meets application” • Kindergarten (half and full day) - 8th grade • Preschool, Full-time/Part-time Childcare • Before & After School Care & Summer Camp • Busing to local schools

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BOISE SCHOOL DISTRICT PRODUCES

Kids Connect Preschool 68 S. Baltic Place, Meridian • 898-0988 advancedtherapycare.com Therapy-based preschool for kids 2½ to 6 years of age. Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 a.m. Individual therapy, affordable pricing.

TOP STUDENTS

Great things are happening in your Boise School District! At our core, we are about rigor, achievement, citizenship, and college and career readiness. Our focus continues to pay huge dividends. Last year alone, our SAT scores were the highest of any large school district in Idaho. Our college-going rates increased again, and we have more graduates majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields than any other area.

Lakewood Montessori 133 E. Linden, Boise • 331-3888 lakewoodmontessori.net Providing a quality Montessori education for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten with an emphasis on arts education, music, art and German. New Horizon Academy Four locations throughout the Treasure Valley 1830 N. Meridian Road, Meridian 887-3880 12692 W. LaSalle St., Boise • 376-2690 11978 W. Ustick Rd., Boise • 323-8900 155 E. Boise Ave., Boise • 386-9108 newhorizonacademy.net Devoted to developing a healthy sense of self in every child.

Here are a few of the programs you’ll see in the Boise School District: • Nationally ranked high • Public Harbor School serving In the Boise School schools – All four of Boise’s District, you will find: grades K-6 with a focus on a core comprehensive high schools, knowledge curriculum and direct • Commitment to college Boise, Borah, Capital and instruction methods. and career readiness. Timberline have been ranked • Montessori program where among the top 9% in the students become actively involved country by The Washington • Development of creativity in the education process through Post for the past four years. and critical thinking hands-on experimentation and skills with an emphasis on discovery. • An Advanced Placement integration of technology. program with at least Northview Montessori School • All-day kindergarten program 23 AP offerings in each offered in several schools. 7670 Northview St., Boise • 322-0152 comprehensive high school, • A safe and secure learning northviewmontessorischool.com earning our students • Classical Education program, environment. thousands of credit waivers which includes instruction in Latin. A complete education program for and college credits at children 2 to 6, dedicated to helping • A well-trained, caring • Professional Technical Education universities across the country. program that offers students a your children reach their full potential. and compassionate staff • Commitment to the arts, quality, industry-aligned, hands-on committed to providing including band, orchestra, education. the best education for Parkcenter Montessori and choir programs beginning each and every child. • Dual Immersion Language 649 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise in elementary grades. The programs that provide an 344-0004 District’s outstanding art opportunity for fluency in both • Opportunities for program offers coursework BoiseMontessori.com English and Spanish. meaningful parental including ceramics, painting Idaho’s only accredited Montessori involvement. and drawing. • Gifted and Talented Education schools. Schedule a tour. The difference programs. is clear. Academic excellence in harmony • The AVID program, a college-preparatory program for junior and senior high school • English Language Learner programs. with young lives. students who are performing in the academic • Extensive Special Education programs. Continued on page 36 middle (www.avid.org). • International Program emphasis, with study of world cultures and exposure to the Spanish language.

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Polaris Learning Center Locations in Eagle and Nampa (near the CWI campus) 938-9830 and 466-1322 www.polarislearning.net Offering exceptional learning experiences for young children from six weeks to twelve years of age, also providing an array of curriculum opportunities and activities. Puentes Spanish Preschool & Daycare 1605 S. Phillippi, Boise 344-4270 puentes.biz Loving care environment that nourishes and educates your child, offered entirely in Spanish. Kids become bilingual naturally and easily.

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Education

Anser Public Charter School................ 426-9840 Aqua-Tots Swim School....................... 938-9300 Bodies In Motion................................ 381-0587 Challenger School.............................. 846-8888 Children’s School............................... 343-6840 Cloverdale Montessori School............. 322-1200 Cole Valley Christian Schools.............. 947-1212 Cooperative Preschool........................ 342-7479 Foothills School of Arts and Sciences.... 331-9260 Friendship Celebration Preschool......... 288-2404 Gem State Gymnastics Academy......... 853-3220 Hillview Preschool.............................. 377-9280 Kindermusik...................................... 861-6056 LearningRX-Boise West........................ 258-2077

Riverstone International School............ 424-5000 Rose Hill Montessori School................. 385-7674

ONLINE Idaho Digital Learning 342-0207 IdahoDigitalLearning.org We’re the state sponsored, accredited, online school that provides Idaho students with access to a diverse assortment of courses and highly qualified instructors.

Parkcenter Montessori 649 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 344-0004 BoiseMontessori.com Idaho’s only accredited Montessori schools. Schedule a tour. The difference is clear. Academic excellence in harmony with young lives. Continued on page 38

9626 West Victory in Boise Support your child’s development and learning with early education at its finest.

PARENTING EDUCATION Eagle Montessori 1400 Park Lane, Eagle • 939-6333 BoiseMontessori.com Idaho’s only accredited Montessori schools. Schedule a tour. The difference is clear. Academic excellence in harmony with young lives.

Anita Wolberd Certified Montessori Master Teacher

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diagnoses and addresses learning disabilities

identifies learning strengths and needs of students of all ages

provides one-on-one instruction in reading, writing, and math

offers academic coaching to help students succeed in school

offers counseling to promote personal and social success

provides financial aid to those qualifying for assistance

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Wesleyan Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten 717 N. 11th St., Boise • 343-3778 wesleyanpreschoolboise.com Preschool, Pre-K, transitional kindergarten program, NAEYC Accedited. For more information email wesleyan@boisefumc.org.

Our mission is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities through prevention, evaluation, treatment and research.

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LPLC is a nonprofit organization.

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Education PRIVATE SCHOOLS Ambrose School 6100 N. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian 323-3888 theamboseschool.com A non-denominational classical Christian K-12 school, integrating strong academics, Christ-centered mentoring and a 2000-year-old proven, future ready, educational model.

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Eagle Adventist Christian School 538 W. State St., Eagle • 939-5544 eagleadventistchristian.com To provide social, scholastic, physical & spiritual growth by individualized instruction in a multi-grade setting and make positive moral choices as productive Christian citizens. Eagle Montessori 1400 Park Lane, Eagle • 939-6333 BoiseMontessori.com Idaho’s only accredited Montessori schools. Schedule a tour. The difference is clear. Academic excellence in harmony with young lives. Lakewood Montessori 133 E. Linden, Boise • 331-3888 lakewoodmontessori.net Providing a quality Montessori education for children ages 18 months through Kindergarten with an emphasis on arts education, music, art and German. Montessori Garden 9626 West Victory, Boise • 562-1420 MontessoriGardenBoise.com Supporting your child’s development and learning with early education at it’s finest.

...inspiring young minds Exceptional learning experiences for children six weeks through school age Professional & experienced teachers A curriculum that provides a variety of educational opportunities for all learning styles Wide variety of scheduling options including half days and varied scheduling

PRESCHOOL • KINDERGARTEN • PRE-FIRST A Complete Education Program Certified Teachers and Individualized Instruction Year Round Full & Half Day Programs Spanish • Science • Music Swimming • Gymnastics

Call the location of your choice to schedule a tour or for more information

Nampa

(near the CWI campus) Half-day preschool positions still available for our 2013-2014 School Year At Our Nampa Campus

Serving Treasure Valley families for over 20 years!

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Education Parkcenter Montessori 649 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 344-0004 BoiseMontessori.com Idaho’s only accredited Montessori schools. Schedule a tour. The difference is clear. Academic excellence in harmony with young lives. St. Joseph’s Catholic School 825 W. Fort St., Boise • 342-4909 stjoes.com St. Joseph’s is the oldest Catholic school in Idaho with grades kindergarten through eighth and is affiliated with St. John’s Cathedral.

PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS Boise School District 854-4112 boiseschools.org Boise School District is a recognized state and national educational standardsetter in numerous program areas, dedicated to Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow! Caldwell School District—455-3300 Kuna Joint School District #3—922-1000 Meridian Joint School District #2—855-4500 Nampa School District #131—468-4600 Vallivue School District—454-0445

Foothills School of Arts and Sciences.... 331-9260 Nampa Christian Schools................... 475-1711 Riverstone International School............ 424-5000 Rose Hill Montessori........................... 385-7674

TRANSPORTATION K Cars—473-9424

TUTORING Brain Balance Achievement Centers 3210 E. Chinden Blvd. Ste. 113 (NE corner of Chinden & Eagle), Eagle 377-3559 BrainBalanceEagle.com This specialized achievement center utilizes a drug-free, multi-faceted approach to resolving the underlying issues of behavioral, academic and social challenges that plague our children today. Ex: Learning disorders, apraxia, dyslexia

Reading Tips Use the following tips to encourage youngsters to read more and enjoy it. 1. Read to children as much as possible. This may seem obvious, but reading to your kids helps them develop their own interest in books. Read to them at all ages, as babies, toddlers, young kids and pre-teens. Discover what types of books they prefer, carve out reading time and then teach them to make time for it, too. 2. Consider using an e-reader.

These days, kids tend to be more technologically advanced than their parents. Use that to your advantage and consider giving your child an e-reader with a digital library. 3. Read all kinds of materials. Books aren’t the only way to encourage reading. Depending on your child’s interests, find related comic books, graphic novels, magazines, poetry, recipes, board games with reading cards and movies with subtitles. Get creative!

List of Local Libraries Ada Community Library 10664 W. Victory Rd., Boise 362-0181 adalib.org

Eagle Library 100 N. Stierman Way, Eagle 939.6814 eaglepubliclibrary.org

Meridian Library 1326 W. Cherry Ln., Meridian 888-4451 mld.org

Boise Public Library 715 S. Capitol Blvd., Boise 384-4200 boisepubliclibrary.org

Garden City Library 6015 Glenwood St. 472-2940 notaquietlibrary.org

Nampa Public Library 101 11th Ave. S., Nampa 468-5800 nampalibrary.org

Caldwell Public Library 1010 Dearborn, Caldwell 459-3242 lili.org

Kuna Library 457 N. Locust, Kuna 922-1025 kunalibrary.org

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Family Fun & Entertainment All About Games 7079 W. Overland Rd., Boise • 343-5653 aagboise.com All About Games has 2000 sq.ft. of space dedicated to playing games and having fun! We also have a large selection of board games available that can be played in the store. In addition, our knowledgeable staff loves to teach you how to play the games! Bogus Basin 332-5100 bogusbasin.com Great family experiences for all ages and skill levels including a ski school, snow-shoe trails, tubing hill and night skiing. Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise • 343-8649 www.idahobotanicalgarden.org The Garden is a great place to bring the family for a picnic, to see scarecrows, a Thursday night concert, Fall Harvest Festival, Bug Day, National Public Garden Day, and Winter Garden aGlow. Visit throughout the year to see the Children’s Adventure Garden and observe the landscape changing with the seasons. Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise • 608-7716 idahoiceworld.com Public skating, hockey, adult hockey league, pick up hockey, freestyle skating, and skating lessons (all ages and skill levels). Idaho Shakespeare Festival P.O. Box 9365, Boise • 336-9221 idahoshakespeare.org Idaho Shakespeare Festival School of Theater, Festival Family Nights, summer’s Camp Shakespeare, The Apprentice Company, school tours and more.

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Nampa ATA Martial Arts 2108 Caldwell Blvd. Suite 117, Nampa • 546-9282 NampaATA.com Teaching respect and confidence, building strong bodies and clear minds and teaching you to believe in yourself. Berry Ranch............................................................................ 466-3860 Boise Art Museum.................................................................... 345-8330 Boise Philharmonic................................................................... 344-7849 Ceramica................................................................................ 342-3822 Idaho Tennis Association........................................................... 322-5150 Jabbers................................................................................... 442-5482 Pinz Bowling Center................................................................. 898-0900 Roaring Springs Waterpark....................................................... 884-8842 Treasure Valley Children’s Theater.............................................. 283-5699 Wahooz Family Fun Zone......................................................... 898-0900 Warhawk Air Museum.............................................................. 465-6446 Wings Center.......................................................................... 376-3641

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Field & Day Trips Boise Environmental Education Center 11818 W. Joplin Rd., Boise • 608-7300 BoiseEnvironmentalEducation.org Boise WaterShed promotes water stewardship through hightech, hands-on exhibits using humor to entertain, science to amaze, and visuals that make a splash. Idaho Botanical Garden 2355 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise • 343-8649 www.idahobotanicalgarden.org Schools, camps, clubs, scouts and other groups are invited to schedule guided tours of the grounds. Select from grade appropriate lessons or request a custom tour.

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Berry Ranch............................................................................ 466-3860 Ceramica................................................................................ 342-3822 Discovery Center of Idaho......................................................... 343-9895 Warhawk Air Museum.............................................................. 465-6446 Zoo Boise............................................................................... 384-4260

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Health & Wellness CHIROPRACTORS

FITNESS

MENTAL HEALTH

Anacker Clinic of Chiropractic 300 Main St. Ste. 103, Boise 287-2299 1560 N. Crestmont Ste. E, Meridian 288-1776 chiroforliving.com Dr. Anacker has 10+ years experience in prenatal and pediatric chiropractic care. She would be happy to meet with you for a complementary consultation.

Boise Strong Mom 863-8726 • boisestrongmom.com Because motherhood is the ultimate endurance sport! Empowering women’s health by providing guidance/support with regard to fitness and nutrition.

Children’s Therapy Place 6855 W. Fairview Boise • 323-8888 childrenstherapyplace.com The Treasure Valley’s only agency providing all your therapy needs. Speech language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, CBRS, habilitative intervention and habilitative support.

DENTISTRY Delta Dental of Idaho 555 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 344-4546 deltadentalid.com More Idahoans trust their precious smiles to Delta Dental than any other benefits provider. See our individual plans on our website.

Treasure Valley Family YMCA Caldwell Y: 454-9622 Downtown Y: 344-5501 Homecourt Y: 855-5711 West Y City: 377-9622 ymcatvidaho.org The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

MIDWIFERY

Bodies in Motion................................ 381-0587 Girls on the Run Idaho........................ 388-4687 Wings Center.................................... 376-3641

PEDIATRIC DENTISTS

Meridian Smiles Dentistry & Orthodontics.................................. 893-5440

EMERGENCY CARE Specializing in women’s health and pediatric development in the Treasure Valley

BOISE Call Anacker Clinic 300 Main St., Suite 103 of Chiropractic 287.2299 TODAY for your MERIDIAN Complimentary 1560 N. Crestmont, Suite E Consultation 288.1776

Dan Streeby DDS, Pediatric Dentistry 450 W. State St. Ste. 180, Eagle 939-0600 DanStreeby.com Serving the Treasure Valley. Comprehensive oral care for children and infants including preventive care and repair and habit (pacifier/thumb) counseling.

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Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center.................... 367-2121 St. Luke’s Pediatric Emergency Dept................................. 381-2235

Lovelace OB/GYN and Midwifery Kristi Rhodes 333 North 1st St., Boise • 345-3136 idahostork.com Kristi is a Certified Nurse Midwife that provides a family-centered approach to maternity care.

KIDS GIVE US A THUMBS UP! !

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Health & Wellness SPECIALISTS

Delta Dental of Idaho 555 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise 489-3580 deltadentalid.com More Idahoans trust their precious smiles to Delta Dental than any other benefits provider. See our individual plans on our website.

Advanced Therapy Care 68 S. Baltic Place, Meridian 898-0988 advancedtherapycare.com Speech and occupational therapy services including consultation, diagnosis and treatment. Free speech and occupational therapy screenings.

Dental Care for Kids 3235 N. Towerbridge Way, Ste. 200, Meridian • 888-7711 drbaby2th.com The dentist you wish you had when you were a kid.

Chatterbox Speech & Language Center 7451 W. Iron Dr., Boise • 898-1368 320 11th Ave. South, Nampa 466-1077 boisechatterbox.com Skilled in developing and implementing effective treatment plans for individuals that present with an array of communication delays and disorders.

Treasure Valley Pediatric Dentistry 1564 South Times Square Lane, Boise 376-8873 tvpdsmiles.com Caring for Idaho’s “Little Gems”.

Christian Clinical Concepts, LLC Premier Bldg. 5700 E. Franklin Rd., Ste. 220 A, Nampa • 475-1875 We offer biblically based professional counseling and assist individuals, couples, groups, families and churches. Family Counseling Services 888-5905 • FCSmeridian.com Family Counseling Services located in Meridian. Serving the community through compassionate, ethical relationships. Counseling, CBRS & PSR. Medicaid accepted.

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Children’s Therapy Place 6855 W. Fairview Boise • 323-8888 childrenstherapyplace.com The Treasure Valley’s only agency providing all your therapy needs. Speech language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, CBRS, habilitative intervention and habilitative support.

Meridian Smiles Dentistry & Orthodontics..................... 893-5440

REHABILITATION SERVICES Children’s Therapy Place 6855 W. Fairview Boise • 323-8888 childrenstherapyplace.com The Treasure Valley’s only agency providing all your therapy needs. Speech language therapy, physical and occupational therapy, counseling, CBRS, habilitative intervention and habilitative support.

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Health & Wellness SPECIALISTS Strickland Ear Clinic 10112 W. Overland Rd., Boise 375-HEAR (4327) stricklandear.com We offer evaluations, diagnosis and treatment for the entire spectrum of conditions related to hearing. Treating newborns, infants, children & adults.

Most dangerous ‘sport’ for girls

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Parenting Helping to create lasting positive change in marriages, families, and individuals through compassionate, ethical relationships

www.FCSmeridian.com

(208)888-5905 Accepting Medicaid and most Insurance plans

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(NewsUSA) — It turns out that cheerleaders and football players have something in common you might not have guessed: concussions. According to a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics that found cheerleading to be by far the most dangerous activity for female athletes — accounting for 66 percent of their catastrophic sport injuries — more than a third of girls who suffer a concussion don’t even recognize the symptoms well enough to report it. The research comes on the heels of numerous news stories in recent years alleging concussion-related brain injuries among pro football players. But unlike football, cheerleading isn’t even officially recognized as a “sport” by most high school athletic associations. Most of the injuries incurred in cheerleading are to those catching others thrown through the air.

Counseling, CBRS & PSR

Support Directory Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism Society Treasure Valley Chapter..........................336-5676 Idaho Asperger’s Support Group..................................322-2911

Blindness/Visual Impairment Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI)......334-3220 Idaho State Talking Book Library...............................................334-2150

Deafness/Hearing Impairment

Idaho Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing............473-2122

Idaho Hands & Voices.................................................869-9363 Idaho Sound Beginnings..............................................334-0983 Idaho Speech, Language, Hearing Association...............467-4829

Diabetes

HODIA – Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs......................891-1023 Humphreys Diabetes Center:Boise.................................331-1155 Meridian....................................................................884-4220 Nampa......................................................................463-7364

Down Syndrome

Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association..................954-7448

Epilepsy

Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho.......................................344-4340

Mental Health

Idaho Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (or AimEarlyIdaho)......................................................440-8044 Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health..............................................433-8845 Children’s Mental Health, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare...................... 334-0808 National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), Boise Chapter.............................................................376-4304

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Idaho.......................327-0107

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Special Needs Advanced Therapy Care 68 S. Baltic Place, Meridian 898-0988 advancedtherapycare.com Speech and occupational therapy services including consultation, diagnosis and treatment. Free speech and occupational therapy screenings. Brain Balance Achievement Centers 3210 E. Chinden Blvd. Ste. 113 (NE corner of Chinden & Eagle), Eagle 377-3559 BrainBalanceEagle.com This specialized achievement center utilizes a drug-free, multi-faceted approach to resolving the underlying issues of behavioral, academic and social challenges that plague our children today. Ex: ADHD, Asperger’s, OCD, PDD, ASD Chatterbox Speech & Language Center 7451 W. Iron Dr., Boise – 898-1368 320 11th Ave. S., Ste. 104, Nampa – 466-1077 boisechatterbox.com Skilled in developing and implementing effective treatment plans for individuals with an array of communication delays and disorders. Lee Pesky Learning Center 3324 Elder St., Boise • 333-0008 LPLearningCenter.org Working to improve the lives of people who learn differently through prevention, evaluation, treatment and research. Community Connections Inc......................................................377-9814 Framework Learning.................................................................890-0008 Gem State Developmental Center...............................................888-5566 LearningRX-Boise West..............................................................258-2077

Medicaid and Insurance Accepted Discovering Ability in Every Child

• Speech Language Therapy • Physical & Occupational Therapy • Counseling • CBRS • Habilitative Intervention • Habilitative Support

323-8888

6855 W. Fairview Boise www.childrenstherapyplace.com Two Locations Free Screenings Individual Therapy Medicaid/Insurance Accepted Group Therapy

www.boisechatterbox.com Chatterbox Speech & Language Pathologists specialize in evaluations and treatment in the following areas: • Speech Delays & Disorders • Receptive & Expressive Language Disorders • Autism Spectrum Disorders • Alternative/Augmentative Communication • Phonological Awareness & Reading Difficulties • Oral-motor & Feeding Difficulties • Cognitive Impairments • And More

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Sports Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Ski Area 2600 Bogus Basin Rd., Boise 332-5100 bogusbasin.org Bogus Basin is open for full winter operation mid-November through mid-April from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekends and holidays, depending on weather and conditions. Early and late season hours may change, so call 3422100 for daily reports. Idaho IceWorld 7072 S. Eisenman Rd., Boise 608-7716 idahoiceworld.com Public skating, hockey, adult hockey league, pick up hockey, freestyle skating, and skating lessons (all ages and skill levels). Bodies In Motion................................ 381-0587 Bronco Elite Athletics.......................... 389-9005 Flow Aquatics.................................... 855-2212 Idaho Tennis Association..................... 322-5150 Nampa Recreation Center................... 468-5777

GYMNASTICS

TENNIS

Mountain West Gymnastics 60 N. Cole Rd. Boise 869-1693 mountainwestgymnastics.com Our mission is developing athletes love for gymnastics into a lifetime of fitness with care and concern for their bodies.

Idaho Tennis Association....... 322-5150, ext. 205

Gem State Gymnastics Academy......... 853-3220 Wings Center.................................... 376-3641

MARTIAL ARTS Nampa ATA Martial Arts 2108 Caldwell Blvd. Suite 117, Nampa • 546-9282 NampaATA.com Teaching respect and confidence, building strong bodies and clear minds and teaching you to believe in yourself.

TRANSPORTATION K Cars.............................................. 473-9424

YOUTH SPORTS Treasure Valley Family YMCA Caldwell Y: 454-9622 Downtown Y: 344-5501 Homecourt Y: 855-5711 West Y-City: 377-9622 ymcatvidaho.org The Y is geared toward youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

SWIM LESSONS Flow Aquatics.................................... 855-2212 Gem State Gymnastics........................ 853-3220

WHERE CHAMPIONS TRAIN Idaho State Champions Compulsory Club of Year 2013

State & Regional Champions Levels 7-10 New Location: 60 N. Cole Rd. • Boise, Idaho 869-1693 100% gymnastics all the time! 100% dedication to bringing high level competition to the Treasure Valley. Come see the difference.

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Recreational beginner classes to advance gymnastics run Monday through Saturdays. Call today for times to reserve your spot. All coaches are USA Gymnastics Safety Certified.

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Advertising Index A Bright Child Preschool & Daycare.................... 32 A Step Ahead Preschool & Childcare................... 35 Advanced Therapy Care..................................... 43 All About Games............................................... 40 Ambrose School................................................. 36 Anacker Clinic of Chiropractic............................ 42 Boise Environmental Education............................ 41 Boise Schools..................................................... 35 Boise WaterShed................................................ 41 BoiseStrongMom.com......................................... 43 Brain Balance Achievement Centers..................... 36 Broadway Dance Center..................................... 26 Carole’s Learning Center..................................... 32 Chatterbox Speech & Language Center................ 45 Children’s Therapy Place..................................... 45 Dan Streeby D.D.S....................................... 29/42 Dance Allegro Academy..................................... 27 Dental Care For Kids.......................................... 43 Eagle Adventist Christian School......................... 34 Family Counseling Services................................. 44 Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Center.................... 32 Idaho Digital Learning Academy......................... 34

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Idaho Shakespeare Festival ................................ 41 Lakewood Montessori......................................... 30 Lee Pesky Learning Center................................... 37 Lilly Jane’s Cupcakes.......................................... 29 Lovelace OB/GYN and Midwifery....................... 29 Montessori Academy/Boise Montessori................ 48 Montessori Garden............................................ 37 Mother’s Milk & More......................................... 28 Mountain West Gymnastics................................. 46 Music Lingua Foreign Language for Kids.............. 32 Nampa ATA Martial Arts.................................... 26 New Horizon Academy...................................... 33 Northview Montessori......................................... 38 Parkcenter Montessori/Boise Montessori.............. 48 Pat Harris School of Dance................................. 26 Polaris Learning Center....................................... 38 Social Essence.................................................... 27 St. Joseph’s Catholic School ............................... 38 Strickland Ear Clinic........................................... 42 Treasure Valley Family YMCA............................. 31 Wesleyan Preschool & Transitional Kindergarten... 33

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