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Stopping the ‘Summer Slide’

At the end of every school year, many parents start to worry about the “summer slide”— the loss of knowledge and skills attributed to summer break. But experts disagree on just how concerned parents need to be. In 2017, researchers from the Brookings Institution examined several studies related to summer …

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Time for Adventure

Summer is the season for amusement parks, and thankfully the mid-Atlantic region has many. We found 10 that are all within a day’s drive of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia and everywhere in between. Whether your kids love Cookie Monster, construction vehicles or chocolate, you’ll find a theme park made for …

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Celebrating Our Health Care Heroes at the Maryland STEM Festival

Little scientists, engineers and mathematicians will have the opportunity to explore their passions when the Maryland STEM Festival returns this fall. This statewide celebration of all things STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will kick off on Friday, Oct. 15, and run through Nov. 14. Through free hands-on activities, lab …

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Maryland Food Truck Week Rolls Back Into Town

Maryland Food Truck Week Rolls Back Into Town

What better way to sample all the flavors of Maryland than with a food truck extravaganza? Maryland Food Truck Week officially returns from July 9 to 25, giving you and your family more than two weeks to dive into a delicious culinary journey. This year’s event features more than 100 …

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Beat the Heat With These 8 Summer Water Games

Beat the Heat with These 8 Summer Water Activities

Whether you need fun summer party games or new ideas for staying cool when temperatures soar, the following eight DIY water games will keep your kids refreshed and entertained all summer long. DIY Sprinkler Why buy a sprinkler when you can make your own? This DIY hack from the Housing …

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4 Inclusive and Accessible Playgrounds for Baltimore Kids

As parents, we teach our children to be inclusive of others. Why shouldn’t play spaces celebrate children with many types of abilities? A growing number of playgrounds and recreational facilities are creating play areas and structures accessible to children of various physical capabilities. From therapeutic swings to sensory panels, the …

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Spotting a Speech Disorder in Children

When my son was a toddler, he couldn’t pronounce the letter “R.” Words like “river” were “wivuh” and “crab” became “cwab.” At the time, I thought these speech errors only made his chubby-cheeked baby-talk ramblings all the more endearing. As he entered kindergarten, he learned to read and write, but …

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2021 Summer Camps and Education

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Located in northern Baltimore County, Genesee Valley’s summer camp programs maximize our farmland’s natural aspects, including our lakes, forest, and trails, to offer children opportunities to unplug and gain new experiences in nature. Programs are offered for ten weeks for campers ages 4-16 June through August. Campers can experience our …

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[email protected]CCBC Summer Classes

It’s time for kids to have fun again. CCBC is ready with a whole array of kids’ classes on campus and online filled with fun and learning. Whether you want academics, STEM, cooking or something more active, we have a class for that. CCBC has been offering summer classes for …

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Merritt Clubs Summer Camps

COVID-19 may have prevented children from meeting in person at school this year, but Merritt Clubs has a whole host of offerings to keep your kids entertained and engaged this summer. Our goal is to make sure that every child has the best summer experience ever, while of course keeping …

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What’s Next?

By: Farrah Elsamaloty, B.A. and Vincent P. Culotta, Ph.D. NeuroBehavioral Associates As COVID-19 fades and hope rebounds, it is time for parents to prepare their children to reenter the classroom. With fall quickly approaching, parents are taking the necessary steps to get their children back on track. COVID’s toll is …

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Meet the Camps: Camp Rock

In connection with the Baltimore’s Child Virtual Summer Camps and Activities Fair, we’re introducing you to some of the many summer camp participants. Today, you’ll meet Camp Rock. Learn more about the weekly themed summer camp sessions for ages 4-12. Watch our video interview below. Contact: Camp Rock | 410-665-7461

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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