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Baltimore’s Top 7 Museum Experiences for Kids

American Visionary Art Museum From a 15-foot pink poodle kinetic sculpture to exterior walls covered completely in recycled mosaic, the American Visionary Art Museum is filled with spectacular and quirky exhibits that will delight both adults and kids. Afterwards, swing by the “Slideshow” gift shop and let kids explore the …

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Visiting Museums with Kids

Museums across the country are starting to reopen after being forced to close in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them, such as Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Philadelphia’s Please Touch Museum and the National Children’s Museum in Washington, D.C., are geared just for kids. But …

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Adolescent Diabetes Is On the Rise

In recent years, health experts have noted rising rates of diabetes among the general population and in adolescents. Should parents be concerned? To find out, we spoke with Dr. Paula Newton, director of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at the University of Maryland …

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Parent You Should Know: Lisa Wallace

What were some of your motivations for creating I’m the Chef Too!? I’m The Chef Too! started out of the necessity of helping our son who has ADHD. He had a hard time focusing in school but loved to connect with me in the kitchen. I thought what better way …

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Sometimes You Just Have to Let Them Dance

“Stop the car! I just have to dance!” exclaimed our 3-year-old daughter Edith as she looked out the window and took in the baby grand piano, speakers and cushions set up for an outdoor concert on the front steps of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Our family was rushing home …

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What Makes a School Great?

I tried to hyperventilate as quietly as I could as I stood outside the door of the 1930s-era brick school building. The crackling, indecipherable voice on the intercom system must have approved my entry because I was buzzed in. As I stepped into the fluorescent-lit front office, three women looked …

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Explore the Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures

You are entering the continent of Africa: This is your ‘Door of Return.’” Unlike the “Door of No Return” that gave millions of Africans their last glimpse of their homeland, Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures in Baltimore opens the door to a view of history that you will be …

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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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From Our Partners

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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