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Only But a Dream

A wail for “mommy!” and pitter-pattering feet in the hall. Many parents know the sounds of sleep disturbances. Sometimes, dreams get scary, and children turn to parents for comfort. On average, people dream about two hours per night. offers some theories about why we dream, including building memory, handling …

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7 Go-To Birthday Gifts

While it’s easy to shop for a child, it can be tricky to find the perfect birthday gift for their friends or classmates. Shopping at independent toy stores can make the process easier, says Bridget Stickline, founder and owner of Wee Chic Boutique, which has stores in Maryland and Virginia. …

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Party Like It’s 2021

After a year of car parades and Zoom parties, kids are looking forward to the return of in-person birthday celebrations with family and friends. If your party-planning skills are a little rusty, don’t panic. We’re sharing tips and ideas to make your child’s big day fun for everyone. One of …

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Prepare a Homemade Mother’s Day Brunch at Home

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Baltimore-based food blogger Jessica Formicola of Savory Experiments shares some easy recipes for an at-home Mother’s Day brunch. Formicola left her job as a psychotherapist to pursue her passions: family, food and travel. Jessica aims to make family meals taste restaurant quality using the …

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Improving Reading, Writing and Math Skills for Children with Learning Differences

Students with learning differences can overcome a range of difficulties. These challenges include attempting to learn academic subjects, follow instructions, carry out multipart or multistep visual or verbal directions, or comprehend, express or retain information. In my article “Improving Reading Skills” in the March 2021 issue of Baltimore’s Child, I recommended …

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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] 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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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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Baby Essentials for New Parents

The first few months of a baby’s life are bewildering. New moms must decipher signs and symptoms without any sort of cheat-sheet. Why is she crying? Is it fatigue? Hunger? Pain? If only your baby could talk! Because there’s so much guesswork, it’s imperative that parents are prepared for everything …

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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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May 19, 2021

Members-Only Virtual Workshop presented by Bright Horizons
at Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore

June 7, 2021

Casey Cares Foundation\'s 18th Annual Golf Tournament
at Cattail Creek Country Club in Glenwood

June 13, 2021

Food Truck Sunday Funday
at Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster

August 1, 2021

STEM Institute Expo
at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor