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Celebrate World Giraffe Day With the Maryland Zoo

Celebrate World Giraffe Day with the Maryland Zoo

World Giraffe Day is June 21 and what better day is there to honor the tallest animal in the world than on the longest day of the year? To celebrate, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore will be hosting “Wild About Giraffes,” a series of free virtual giraffe-themed activities from 10 …

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Johns Hopkins and UMCH Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals

Johns Hopkins and UMCH Ranked Among Best Children's Hospitals

For the past 15 years, parents have turned to U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of children’s hospitals when searching for specialized pediatric care. To help parents find these services closer to home, this year’s annual list of best children’s hospitals also includes state and regional rankings. In the …

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Oh, Baby! and Picks for Summer Reading

Discover 10 books about babies and building life experiences this summer. Board Books “Daddy, Papa, and Me” by Lesléa Newman Filled with charming illustrations and rhythmic text, two fathers and their child have fun with activities such as painting, baking, flying paper, sewing and getting tucked into bed. “We’re Having …

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How Parents Can Help Children Build Social Skills

While adults may joke about needing to relearn how to be around others in a post-pandemic world, children can also benefit from a refresh of certain soft skills, especially young children who may not remember pre-pandemic life. Building on these skills can also help children prepare for a successful return …

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Editor’s Picks for June 2021

Miffy Cool To Be Kind Plush Toy Kids will appreciate this beloved children’s book character with a fresh, modern palette and a positive message that reads “it’s cool to be kind” in embroidered letters on Miffy’s shirt. $15.95, ages 24 months+, 3D Glow Spin Art Station Capture your little …

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‘It’s a Very Real Job’

Zane Sebasovich initially decided to stay home with his two children to save money on daycare, but he quickly grew to appreciate being a primary caregiver. “I’m making a lot more value in return than I would if I was working my tail off to pay for somebody else to …

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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

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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