If you have a chance to take your kids to the HEAV Children’s Program, you totally should!!!
The HEAV Children’s Program operates Friday and Saturday ALL DAY (you do have to pick them up for lunch)! They get their own awesome, amazing HEAV Convention experience for just $20 a day, per child. It is for ages 5-12.
AND IT IS WORTH EVERY SINGLE PENNY.
First, they have a great time. Even my youngest, who is hyper-shy, and extremely sensitive, and very, very easily overwhelmed with crowds, HAD A GREAT TIME. They group them into smaller groups, and have plenty of “helpers”, so even in a sea of kids, your child is going to get quality, personal attention. And the “helpers” are so sweet and kind, your kid will fall in love with them. Mine did!
My oldest, who is Ms. Extrovert-Extraordinaire with the natural energy level of 6 cans of Red Bull, finally had enough sensory input and activity to keep her happy. For her, the HEAV Convention Children’s program is a sea of “instant best friends.” In fact, she cried at the end because she didn’t want to leave them! I had to give her my business card to hand to her new bestie (so the family could later email us) just to get us out the door.
Second, the program is awesome. Your kids will get to do crafts, watch performances, participate in singing, and more. I think there was even a bouncy castle last year! I think of it like a Mega-VBS-type experience. Only more awesome-er.
Third, it’s childcare!!! Two days of unencumbered, un-interrupted, whine-free time to do what you need to do while at Convention. Need to spend hours in the Used Curriculum Sale? Go for it, AND you don’t have to stop what you’re doing to take others to the bathroom while doing it! Is there a great speaker you’d like to hear? You can go an listen to it with both your full focus, instead of only getting to partially listen because you’re having to keep the kids occupied at the same time.
Fourth, it wears them out! My kids sleep SO WELL at night during the convention! And isn’t wearing them out so they sleep through the night one of the main priorities of being a parent? 🙂
So, there you go. My top 4 reasons why the HEAV Children’s program is the totally awesomest ever!