Growing up with a math teacher as a mom, Saturday mornings were filled with playing with tangrams and building polyhedrons. I had no choice but to practice math just about every day. Even as an adult, I can't escape...
This is a guest article by Mariale Hardiman, EdD and Jacqueline Renfrow.  One mind, many ways of learning. How parents can help foster joyful learning in all children.  How often have we heard the saying: “Parents are their children’s first teacher?”...
Ahh, spring in DC. It's the most beautiful time to be outside. But it doesn't last forever - between hot, humid summers and below-freezing winters, the great IN-doors is often the place to play. Luckily, DC, MD, and VA are...
My 4-year-old son’s love for truck books — books about trucks, tractors, buses and, really, anything that moves — appears to be a lasting one. From early library trips to the books he now reads at preschool, the stories...
Looking for Passover books? The festival of Passover, also called Pesach, celebrates the Israelites leaving Egypt and gaining freedom. While understanding the meaning of Passover may be a bit complex for our little ones, we’ve created a list of...
Where has the time gone? It seems we just took down our Christmas tree and now we’re suddenly in April preparing for Easter weekend. With the end of the school year fast approaching you may be looking for opportunities for...
Moments of delight are found around every corner at the reimagined National Children’s Museum in downtown DC! Designed for the whole family, children and parents alike will enjoy playful and modern exhibits that explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and...
I realize that "trauma-informed" is a bit of a buzzword right now. As a foster parent, I spent the last few years learning how to parent children who come from hard places. This means learning, often through trial by...
Searching for a pediatric dentist? Whether you're looking to book your baby's first appointment or in search of a new provider for your child, we've got you covered! Oral hygiene and health is essential for children right from the start....
I never thought how hard it would be navigating life with a COVID positive baby. But when my baby caught COVID, I learned quickly. When daycare sent a message on a Sunday night implementing a weekly testing policy in...
This is a guest article from Kiran Talvadkar and Alice Sturm with Nature Play Parents. One of our most important jobs as parents and caregivers is to keep kids safe. While it may seem counterintuitive, structured risk-taking is beneficial to...
I cannot believe that I am searching for camps for my 3.5 year old, but here we are. Below is a list of summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers in DC. You can also visit our Ultimate  Guide to Summer...
Celebrate Black History Month with books Books open up discussions about life skills like perseverance, and unearth hidden stories, particularly those about pioneering Black women in STEM. To celebrate Black History Month and honor and emphasize Black stories, here’s a list...
There are few things more fulfilling for kids than winning and losing in youth sports. An authentic athletic and fitness experience builds leadership skills, improves confidence, and inspires healthy living. Scroll to the bottom to enter to win one...

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December Family-Friendly Events Guide

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December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out...