Parents Choose Active Spring Break Options For Kids

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MIAMI (CBS4)- Spring break is right around the corner and that means thousands of students will be out of school, leaving parents with the task of finding a way to keep their kids busy amid their busy workweek.

For most Miami-Dade County students, spring break officially begins next week on Monday, March 14th to the 18th and for parents who are not taking time off there’s no need to panic. There are several options available.

Parent Maria Morandi and Claudio Morandi have a 10-year-old son. They said Fernando Morandi will be playing, but it will be outdoors with other children his age.

“We have encouraged our son to do activities outside and to spend time with other kids, especially when we are working,” said Claudio Morandi.

As Fernando counts down the days don’t expect him to spend his week long vacation lounging around on the computer and playing video games.

Fernando’s mother said he will be attending the spring camp at Morgan Levy Park in Doral where they are offering a sports camp for children between the ages of 5 to 12-years-old.

Fernando said he likes the idea.

“No, no I like to get out, play soccer a lot,” he said.

If your child will not be attending camp, the goal is to keep them active in a safe and healthy environment.

Soccer coach Danny Montolla said there are other alternatives.

“There’s a swimming pool in your local community somewhere,” he said. “This park is open to everybody. There are all types of sports. There’s volleyball, basketball, soccer and just trying to develop that athletic part or that healthy part.”

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