January 2015

Happy New Year!

It’s January, and the chill of winter has definitely settled in. Hard to believe that in a few short months, spring will be here—and if you haven’t made plans for your kids’ summer by then, you’re going to have to get a move on! Maybe an overnight camp is in your child’s warm-weather future? Our 2015 Residential Camp & Summer Programs Directory is a great place to learn about programs here in Maryland and nearby states.

That directory, along with a feature article on Bethesda-based educational computer gaming company Dig-It! Games and informative, inspiring offerings from all your favorite local parenting columnists, can be found in our January issue. Happy New Year!

Baltimore's Child's Camps and Summer Programs Fair

March 8 • 12-3 p.m. • North Baltimore Plaza Hotel

Now's the time to make plans for the summer of 2015. The best way to find a great camp or program for your child? Talk to the director! You'll get a chance to meet representatives from dozens of camps and programs at our Fair and the whole family will enjoy the free family entertainment that will take place throughout the afternoon. Find out more!

2015 Virtual Camp Fair

Plan Your Child's Best Summer Here!

On March 8, we'll be hosting Baltimore's Child's 2015 Camps and Summer Programs Fair and you can read all about it, here. It's a great chance to meet camp directors and counselors and find out about the exciting array of options from which your child can choose for the summer of 2015.But you don't have to wait - take a look at our Virtual Camp Fair.
Check our Resources/Links for Camps and Summer Programs and then look for programs in our Camps and Summer Programs Directories near where you live or work:

Anne Arundel County
Baltimore City
Baltimore County
Carroll County
Cecil County
Harford County
Howard County
Residential Camps
Camps for Children with Special Needs
Other Counties

Camp Bravo - Summer Fun Starts Here!

For more information visit www.CampBravo.com.

Spotlight on Education 2014-2015

Baltimore's Child invited area schools, preschools and arts programs to tell us about their unique programs, philosophies and methodology. Click here to find a great educational experience for your child.


Product Reviews and New Stuff

We get all kinds of stuff sent to Baltimore’s Child, stuff for children, stuff for parents, stuff for parents to use with their children, stuff to watch, stuff to read, stuff we thought we would never use...you get the picture. We’ll share our impressions and be adding new items to “Stuff” just about every week. New - Little Me Tea. Take a look!

New Tablet or Smart Phone?

Perfect for Reading Issues of Baltimore's Child!

Did you get that tablet or smart phone you were hoping for? Lucky you! Now you can read each and every issue of Baltimore’s Child online and search through our back issues as well! Download the Baltimore’s Child app from your App Store. It’s free!

A Special Edition 2014-2015

Available Now!

Click to Read A Special Edition 2014-2015 online

A Special Edition 2014-15 is a compilation of articles and resources for parents in the Baltimore metro area who are raising children with special needs. Coordinated and produced by Baltimore's Child, this year's A Special Edition includes articles covering topics of general interest, from getting a diagnosis, to being a successful advocate in IEP team meetings, to finding support among peers, to managing stress. It also provides detailed listings of resources including recreation and fun programs, camps, schools, and local support groups, along with information relating to specific disabilities.

In addition, Baltimore's Child invited local services and organizations that work with children with special needs and their families to participate in a special advertising opportunity allowing them to tell their stories in their own words in A Special Edition. We’ve noted A Special Advertising Section at the top of each of those pages. The services provided by these programs and practitioners act as a directory in and of themselves.

We hope you find the information in A Special Edition 2014-15 helpful. Please direct feedback and comments to Joanne@BaltimoresChild.com.

CLICK HERE to READ A Special Edition 2014-2015 online

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Are You A Well-Behaved Parent?

Take These 7 Steps Towards Becoming a Better Mom or Dad

OK, we all have our moments. Parenting is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and no one is always perfect. But are you a well-behaved parent, in general? Click here to read 7 Steps to Becoming a Well-Behaved Parent.

Baltimore's Child On The Go!

Bookmark our mobile site on your smartphone

m.BaltimoresChild.com, our mobile site, lets you access the information we have on this website while you're on the go. So go ahead and plan that birthday party while you're waiting in the carpool line or find some fun weekend activities on our calendar while you're waiting for basketball practice to end. Just bookmark m.BaltimoresChild.com on your smartphone's browser.

The Dirty Secret about Allergies

Put down that dust cloth, call off the food police and read this article to help protect your child from developing allergies.

Tips for Disciplining Preschoolers

Are you spoiling your young child? Are you being too hard on him? Finding the sweet spot between being too harsh and too permissive is one of the trickiest tasks parents face. Here are some suggestions to help.

10 Tips to Prevent Cyberbullying

This list was designed for teens but if your child is old enough to sit independently at a computer, you should be discussing these points to help keep him or her secure and free from cyberbullies. Click to read.