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Parent’s Guide: Communicating With Nonverbal Children

African little girl using sign language communicates with mom

  Trying to communicate with a nonverbal child who has been diagnosed with autism can be stressful and discouraging. Remember that your child is not trying to act out or give you a hard time but is instead having a hard time and doesn’t know how to convey that to …

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BCPL Provides Free Snacks and Dinners for Children

BCPL afterschool meals sandwiches

  The Baltimore County Public Library is providing free meals and after-school snacks to children in need at several participating branches. All children age 18 and younger are eligible to pick up grab-and-go packs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Packs include two snacks with juice and two …

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Autism: Sensory Issues and Therapy Solutions

Children play educational games with a sensory bin in kindergarten

  Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can often exhibit sensory issues such as hyper- or hypo-sensitivity to various stimuli. As many as 70% to 96% of those diagnosed with autism can display signs of sensory dysfunction. In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association added sensory sensitivity to a list …

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Tame the Halloween Horrors

Baby girl crying on her first halloween party

  For some children, Halloween is a time to overindulge in candy, take on a new identity for a day and witness spooky decorations transforming houses into macabre homes. However, the holiday can be an anxiety-inducing stressful time for others. Ghosts, spiders, blood, the dark, scary costumes, goblins and clowns …

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5 Helpful Halloween Books for Kids

“Go Away, Big Green Monster!” by Ed Emberley This classic interactive book has been helping children come to terms with their bedtime fears for more than 25 years. The storyline supports the idea that our imagination can make up things to scare us, but we have the power to eliminate …

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Gerstell Academy Students Hear Firsthand Account From 9/11

Peter Kaestner points to Lewisporte

None of the seventh graders in Nan Kaestner’s theater arts class at Gerstell Academy could tell you where they were on September 11, 2001. They were not even born yet. But as the terrorist attacks that occurred at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, …

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Finding Their Place on the Mat and in Life

Child on yoga mat

Twenty years ago, Andres Gonzalez set out on a mission to address suffering in the world. With his experience teaching yoga to diverse populations in the Baltimore area and beyond, he began to witness the transformative power that breath work, movement and off-the-mat practice could have in people’s lives. Together …

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5 Can’t-Miss Pizzerias in Baltimore

Pizza. Traditional italian pizza with green basil pesto sauce, top view

  Want to treat your family to pizza tonight? Look no farther than the following five Baltimore pizzerias for imaginative toppings and flavor combos to wow your family’s taste buds. Who’s ready to dig in for a slice? BOP Brick Oven Pizza Open Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 …

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BCPL’s Reisterstown Branch Reopens After Renovations

Reisterstown library updated lounge space

  The Reisterstown branch of the Baltimore County Public Library now features a new play section for children, a new teen space and a modernized interior with more room to meet and opportunities for digital growth. The branch reopened in September after a 14-month renovation for $3.8 million—funded in part by …

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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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