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Saturday, August 23
Bikeadelic Funkify your wheels! All ages are welcome to compete and ride in this combo party/parade/competition celebrating bike decorating and building in all the wildest styles and colors. Creative Alliance at The Patterson, Baltimore, 2-5 p.m., 410-276-1651, www.creativealliance.org.
Habitat Heroes Learn about birds that call Maryland home and what you can do to help them! All action project materials will be provided. Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, Baltimore, 10- 11 a.m., Ages: 8- 13, Reserv Reqd. 410-246-0669, www.masonvillecove.org.

Sunday, August 24
Circuit Blocks
Tinker and experiment with circuit blocks to make electrical connections! Link different electronic components together to create simple or complex circuits. Free with paid admission. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 10 a.m.- 3:45 p.m., 410-685-2370, mdsci.org.
Free Family Sundays Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop the whole family can enjoy. The Baltimore Museum of Art, 2- 5 p.m., 443-573-1700, www.artbma.org.

Make it a great weekend. See our Family Calendar for even more events!


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


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.


Stuff!

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 - Simply7 Chips. Take a look!
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Choosing the Right Camp For Your Child

Sponsored Article - McDonogh Summer Programs

What should parents look for in a quality summer camp program? McDonogh Summer Programs offers advice to parents trying to find the best program for their child. Read “Choosing the Right Summer Camp for Your Child.”


Virtual Camp Fair 2014!

Plan the Perfect Summer for Your Child

Our Virtual Camp Fair gives you a wonderful array of options from which your child can choose for the summer of 2014.
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


Dog Days Mean More Dog Bites

Everyone’s outside more in summer weather, which means that your children may have an encounter with an unfamiliar dog. Last year, plastic surgeons did more than 27,000 reconstructive procedures to repair damage from dog bites. Teach your kids some techniques to reduce the likelihood of an attack.


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!


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

Sponsored Article - Plan a truly unique party!

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.