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12 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity

12 Books About Race and Diversity

The police killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests have inspired a much-needed national dialogue about race and diversity. But if you’re not sure how to initiate conversations about anti-black racism, police violence and the right to peaceful protest with your kids, books are a great way to break …

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Protest: Baltimore Youth and Families Speak Out

Protest Baltimore Youth and Families Speak Out

On June 1, Baltimore youth organized a protest against racism and police brutality after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed last week while in police custody. A Minneapolis police officer has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter in connection with Mr. Floyd’s death. Across …

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‘I Want a New Career’

I Want a New Career

Most Americans were homebound this spring. For some, it was a stressful time of waiting for unemployment or balancing child care with essential work. For others, it was that, but also a chance to reflect. The result: Amidst the health and economic woes of this pandemic, there were parents contemplating …

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Parents: We Want to Hear from You

We Want to Hear from You

Baltimore’s Child wants to hear from you: As you’ve watched protests around the world in response to the death of George Floyd, what is something you’ve wished for our community? Your child? The future? How do we bridge racial divides in our country? We’re not interested in social media squabbles, …

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Diary of a Parent: April Flores

Diary of a Parent: April Flores

Meet April Flores, a sometimes blogger for BC, former teacher and SAHM to two wee ones. We brought April back into our “Diary of a Parent” mix because she has been thinking a lot about homeschooling and we know many other parents are, too. Here’s what she says. On Tuesday, …

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Weekend Family Fun: May 28-31

Weekend Family Fun: May 28-31

Any-Day Fun Storyline Online Storyline Online offers free story times of classic children’s books, read by your favorite celebrities. Selections include Gerald Kelley’s “Please Please the Bees” read by Rashida Jones, Thelma Godin’s “The Hula-Hoopin’ Queen” read by Oprah Winfrey, and more. Each book on the website strengthens comprehension and …

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My Niece Is Sick, And I’m Angry

My niece is sick

Thousands of fearless people across the country took to the beaches, parks, racetracks, pools, clubs and streets this holiday weekend, drunk with freedom, liberty and their constitutionally guaranteed right to kill as many people as they chose. Meanwhile, my sister-in-law cried over her baby’s hospital bed in the pediatric intensive …

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DIY: Clay Handprint in Frame

Make a handprint

Everything may feel different and uncertain right now, but one thing hasn’t changed: Parents still want to preserve memories of their little ones. A clay handprint in a frame is an easy keepsake to make for a belated Mother’s Day gift, an early Father’s Day present or to mark any …

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What to Say When …

what to say when

The coronavirus outbreak may be causing stress and anxiety for you. And it is likely that your children are also feeling some varying levels of anxiety due to disruptions in their lives and schedules. So how can you as a parent help your children process what they’re feeling when you …

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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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