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It's a Plus One Weekend!

Saturday, August 30
Scavenger Hunt
We'll take our list and head out to the meadow to see what we can find. It’s sure to be an adventure and the most interesting things you find might not even be on the list. Cromwell Valley Park, Willow Grove Nature Education Center, Baltimore, 11 a.m.- noon, Ages: 4- 12, w/ adult, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-2503, http://www.cromwellvalleypark.org/.
Fairies and Dragons Learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. Please call or email releeparkrp@baltimorecountymd.gov to register. Robert E. Lee Park, 1000 Lakeside Dr., Baltimore, 2- 4 p.m., Ages: 5 and up, Reserv Reqd. Tickets Reqd. 410-887-5156, www.roberteleepark.org.

Sunday, August 31

Back to Cool Ready for school? Swing by The Shed to make your own school supplies! Put together a notebook, roll up a pencil, and sew a pouch to store all the things you'll need for an A+ year. Free with paid admission. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3:45 p.m., 410-685-2370, www.mdsci.org.
Drop-In Art Find inspiration in the many special objects that the Walters holds within its walls and explore a sparkling treasure trove of precious materials in the art studio. Every Saturday and Sunday. No registration required. Drop in, make, and take a fantastic piece of art home with you. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Ages: 3 and up, 410-547-9000, www.thewalters.org.

Monday, September 1
Labor Day Fun!
Port Discovery is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today! Enjoy these fun programs: Circle Time: 11:30 am ExerGames Virtual Bike Racing, iDance, and Balance Board surfing in Kick It Up! exhibit: 12 pm - 2 pm Music Performance by Uncle Pete: 12:30 pm - 1 pm Port Discovery Children's Museum, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Tickets Reqd. www.portdiscovery.org.

This weekend, there are more days and more things to do. See our Family Calendar for even more family fun!

Happy New School Year!

It’s exciting! The beginning of a new school year brings on lots of new opportunities but also stress on parents and kids as well as changes to everyone’s schedule. We found some articles in our archives to help you and your kids cope:

What? Them Worry? Helping Your Child Cope with Back to School Anxiety

Back to School Stress

Email Etiquette Goes Back to School

Back to School Health and Wellness
Tips from Whole Foods Market

Mastery, Discipline, Routine
The MDR for a Successful Fall

Fall into Team Sports - Safely

Museum Day Live!

Free Tickets to Area Museums

September 27 has been designated Museum Day Live! by Smithsonian magazine The public can visit smithsonian.com/museumdaylive to learn more, and to download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket grants the ticketholder (plus one guest) free access to any participating museum on September 27. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. A list of participating museums, many of them in Baltimore and surrounding counties, can be found at Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues. Enjoy this celebration of culture, science history and education.

September is Children's Good Manners Month

How can you make sure that your children learn good manners? Merely telling them the proper way to behave in a situation is not enough. Learn the seven things you must do to raise a polite child. See article.

Get Schooled on a Successful Bus Ride

Putting your little one on a school bus in a few weeks for the first time? It's scary for both of you. Get some tips for making it a good ride.


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 - Mighty MT - MT Finds His Voice. Take a look!

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Get Out and Play!

Sports Directory

Opening Day is behind us and it’s time to get out and play! We’ve just updated our Sports Directory and listed all kind of programs from badminton to yoga. There’s something your kids will love in there somewhere! See the Sports Directory.

Spotlight on Education

Baltimore's Child invited area schools and preschools to participate in our Spotlight on Education, a special advertising section designed to introduce parents to the unique characteristics and philosophies of their educational programs. Read Spotlight on Education.

Come Aboard for Family Fun in Annapolis

Sponsored Article - Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake

Sail on a pirate ship, eat crabs and ice cream, hit the beach and try something artsy. It’s just another day in Annapolis! Click here to plan your fun family day trip.

Five Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Learn About Music

Sponsored Article - Music Together

Research proves that music in a child’s life can enhance academic success, language, concentration, social skills ad self esteem. If you’re not musical yourself, how do you bring music into your child’s life? Read “Five Ways Parents Can Help their Children Learn About Music.”

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.

Roundtop Mountain Resort Parties

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Water slides, bumper boats, zip lines, paintball and, believe it or not, mining for gems are among some of the many activities you can choose when celebrating a birthday at Roundtop Mountain Resort. Be sure to check out the OGO Balls – 11 foot high inflated balls that you can ride down the mountain. But you have to see it to believe it. Check out the details here. Click through from the article to see the OGO Balls and the variety of parties for all ages from age 3-up.