Verizon and Summer Fun: Find Day Camps, Library Activities, Vacation Daycare and Other Ideas for Your Child

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Keep kids busy with summer swimming lessons, sports and child center programs at your local YMCA, YWCA or rec center

Summer vacation shouldn't be boring for your children, but you may need help in finding fun things for them to do. Your local search and shopping resource, Verizon, offers local sources and tips for making this summer memorable and exciting for your kids. Whether you are scheduling summer child day care or researching swimming lessons for your family, is an important resource.

By 2010, the U.S. is expected to add 1.2 million children ages four and under to its population, and 85 percent of the labor force will consist of parents, according to the National Child Care Association. With this growing number of working parents, there is a need for community support, local children's activities and daycare, especially during the summer months when kids are not in school. Start by contacting daycare facilities in your neighborhood to better understand your options.

Summer brings to mind time at the pool. Help your child become involved in local swim lessons. They are an ideal way to incorporate exercise and summer fun into their schedules this year.

If you have your own pool, make sure it's safe by contacting a pool enclosure or cover dealer.

In addition to swimming, introduce your kids to sports such as baseball and basketball. To start, contact your local Little League or YMCA to find out about neighborhood teams, practice times and game schedules.

Many area high schools offer basketball day camp taught by high school players and coaches. Camps keep kids occupied for the entire day and also provide a fun way for them to practice and compete at their favorite sport. Your kids also may enjoy going to a cheerleading camp or taking tennis lessons at a city recreation center.

Don’t forget ongoing education for your kids this summer. Reading can be a valuable and quiet activity for long summer afternoons or on long car trips. Local libraries offer story hours and book clubs to keep children entertained and educated. Or – without leaving home - your children can visit the kid-friendly virtual village at Verizon's Enlighten Me, an online literacy and education site. The village includes a Kids Camp, an eTrain Station and a phone booth.

About Verizon

Verizon Information Services, a division of Verizon Communications Corp. (NYSE: VZ), is the nation’s most advanced provider of yellow pages and related shopping information. It has $3.6 billion in revenues from products including: Verizon SuperPages yellow pages; Verizon (, the nation's number 1 Internet directory and a leading online shopping resource; and the superpages on the go information directory offered through Verizon Wireless Get It Now services and on other wireless carriers. The company is the largest publisher of Hispanic directories in the U.S. and the first to provide a Hispanic online shopping resource (


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