Guidance on the college admissions process from Dr. and Mom, Aviva Legatt. School. SATs. Extracurriculars. APs. Recommendations. Applications. Early Admission. The school year is around the corner. While the school year can bring hope and excitement, it also can bring...
This is a guest article from Jacqueline Renfrow.  To the private schools—all of them—that rejected my 9-year-old ASD son. I assumed I had many years before I’d need to worry about the college application process, as my kids are barely wrapping...
It was said there might be a bouquet of flowers. There was an entire table’s worth. It was said there would be entertainment. There were activities, stations, music, a bubble machine, and a balloon arch. Guests were also welcome to explore the...
Summer is here, and if you haven't signed your kids up for a summer camp yet, your kids might be uttering that dreaded phrase: "I'm bored." But fear not—if you don't want your kids sitting around in front of the...
In this simple activity, your kids will work on their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. The best part of this rainbow flower craft is that you most likely have all the supplies already at home. I...
Looking to keep your little one busy this summer? Check out this list of super fun, toddler-friendly activities in and around DC that will put a smile on everyone's face! Involve your child by taking a photo of your little...
Since 1996, children and families throughout Northern Virginia area and the DMV have delighted in Synetic Theater’s Summer Camps. These camps offer fun, friends, and arts-based movement experiences that culminate in performance fit for the stage.  Here, Synetic Camp Director Ashton...
Hey D.C. Area Families...  Let’s talk summer camp. This year camp is more important than ever for our children. It’s time to let our kids be kids: socialize, adventure, meet new people, and get outside to experience the activities of...
This is a guest article from Kiran Talvadkar and Alice Sturm with Nature Play Parents. Benefits of Gardening with Kids  From learning about the life cycle of plants, to getting physical activity and discovering new foods, the benefits of gardening with kids...
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?”...
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...
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...
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...

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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...