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...
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...
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...
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...
The DMV area has an abundance of nature parks nearby. You can see a waterfall, various wildlife, and serene rivers depending on which park you choose to walk or hike in. Walks or hikes in nature can be great self-care,...
This is a guest post from Emily Lund, M.Ed., Head of Lower School at Barrie School. When I first entered a Montessori classroom, I kept asking the teacher, “Are you sure they are only three years old?” I observed these...
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15, so I am sharing my son’s favorite 10 books in Spanish for toddlers. Some of these books are in only Spanish and others are in English and Spanish. We read...
I'm going to be real with you. I did not read the book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen. Audiobooks are sometimes easier when you have kids. I engaged in one of my book club cheats and listened to...
Summer is here! Time to soak up the sunshine and play outside. If you're looking for outside play that is relatively educational, and you have young children learning their colors, try these color match games. You can play all...
Earlier this year, I heard news that the limit for dependent care FSA (flexible spending account) would increase from $5,000 to $10,500. If you, like me, work for the Federal government, this benefit is available until June 30th.  Also...
Spring is finally here in all of its beautiful, pale-pink glory. It has been a long, hard winter and this spring, in particular, comes in like a breath fresh air and hope. Let's celebrate with some spring art for...

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Halloween Happenings Guide 2022

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This Halloween Family-Friendly Events Guide is sponsored by BrightHorizons®. BrightHorizons® knows childhood is a treasured time and they believe it is their responsibility to provide...