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Summer Stories

Here are 12 great summer stories for toddlers to teens that will get kids excited about reading this summer. Board/Toddler “Some Bugs” by Angela DiTerlizzi; illustrated by Brendan Wenzel Summer is a great time to explore outside. This delightful book invites kids to take a closer look at the bugs …

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Backyard Camping for Father’s Day

Backyard camping

If your kids love to build forts with blankets and pillows in the living room, they’re going to love camping in the backyard. Plus, we can’t think of better way to bond with dad on Father’s Day than by pitching a tent, making s’mores and sleeping under the stars together. …

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Weekend Family Fun, June 12-14

Weekend Family Fun: June 12-14

Weekend Family Fun, June 12-14 includes some local favorites that have gone virtual. Please note: The world is opening up, literally, and as of Friday, many of the COVID-19 restrictions on businesses will begin to be lifted. Read the state’s plan here. Remember, your local jurisdiction may differ. And get …

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Yes, You Can Get Involved Without Protesting

Support BLM without protesting

Attending local protests may not be feasible for all families right now, especially in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. Health and safety risks are still present and so are social-distancing protocols. Although rallies and marches against racism and police brutality have garnered a substantial amount of media coverage over …

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Schoolwork Continues: How to Motivate Your Kids

how to motivate your kids

It’s nearly mid-June and the sun is calling, but many kids are still in school. Others face summer sessions because of the pandemic. Who wants to do fractions or write book reports in this weather? Fear not, parents. Theresa Pickett, a wife, teacher and mother of two children, has three …

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What Will Camp Be Like?

what will camp be like

Outdoor camps can open this summer, according to the phase two restrictions in the state’s coronavirus plan. But like many businesses and organizations that are already up and running, summer camp will be different this year. Baltimore’s Child checked in with Jane LaMonica, general manager at Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning …

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Weekend Family Fun: June 4-7

Weekend Family Fun: June 4-7

  Weekend Family Fun for June 4-7 brings you a mix of activities. On Friday at 5 p.m. the state moves into Phase 2 of its coronavirus recovery plan. Here are all the details about that. Our gatherings will include outdoor activities, small groups, social distancing and masks. With that …

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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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Plan Your Best Party Now

Planning a party is no easy task! There are so many amazing options that today’s parents never dreamed of as kids. Our Party Guide is your one stop shop to finding everything you need to help your little ones feel extra special on their big day. Whether artsy or active, …

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From Our Partners

Pandemic can’t keep this community apart

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the Americans’ lives. People are living and working from home under shelter-in-place orders and small businesses are doing what they can to survive. The U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA) is overcoming both plights by offering its classes …

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Confident Kids

Not every child wants to participate in a team sport. Many like to be active and learn new things, but at their own pace. Martial arts is often an activity that appeals to these kids, and for more than just its physical workout. “Martial arts has been around for thousands …

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August 8, 2020

Stream Strolling
at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center in Abingdon

Beach Party on the Square
at Leonardtown Square in Leonardtown

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

Power Hour: Live Improv Comedy Show
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

August 9, 2020

Imagination Stage Online Camps
at Imagination Stage in Bethesda