Rocky River Recreation Center has a cure for kid’s cabin fever

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ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Has winter cabin fever already set in? We haven’t had much snow, but the cold temperatures tend to keep us home by the fireplace.

Rocky River Recreation Department Director Bob Holub has some very creative cabin fever remedies — detailed on the town’s website — for those who want to get out of the house, especially with the little ones.

Everyone seems to have heard of the SilverSneakers program for seniors, but many may not be aware of the Squeaky Sneakers program available at Rocky River, which runs until April 29th. The program is aimed at children up to 5 years old who play in the gymnasium on the tumbling mat and with sports equipment – and even a parachute.

The program runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. It’s free for members, $6 for non-members, $3 for additional children.

Want something a little less frenetic? How about preschool ballet, with a bit of tumbling too? Bring your little ones, ages 2 1/2 to 4, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Mondays. There is a maximum of 15 children per class. The cost is $42.50 for members, $47.50 for non-members who reside in Rocky River, and $50 for non-residents.

Do you have a budding artist at home? Try the Crayola Imagine Arts Academy. Children in grades K-5 will learn to experiment with art techniques using Crayola art supplies in each classroom. Classes are from 4 to 5 p.m. on Mondays — February 7, 14, 28 (no classes February 21) and March 7, 14, and 21. The deadline for registration is January 28. The cost is $120.

There is also a Mad Science class for K-5 students from 4-5 p.m. on Thursdays – February 10, 17, 24 and March 3 and 10. The deadline for registration is January 28. The fee is $120.

Martial arts classes are also available through January for ages 6 through adults, with a one-time special introductory fee of $85.

To find other programs, winter sports like hockey and skating, and fitness or wellness programs, visit https://www.rrcity.com/community-programs or call the recreation at 440-895-2599.

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