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‘Is My Child OK?’

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  It’s a question we parents ask ourselves all the time: “Is my child OK?” As parents, we know there are times when our children do not seem emotionally OK. For example, perhaps a toddler seems to be throwing tantrums more often and at decibel levels that surely can’t be …

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Books About Caring, Stories Great for Sharing

Encourage tenacity and resiliency in your children with these spirited tales. — by Conni L. Strittmatter/Baltimore County Public Library Youth & Family Engagement Manager Board Books   “Sharing” by Yusuke Yonezu Children will discover that sharing is much more pleasant than being greedy. Different animals reveal the frustration of not …

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Let There Be Holiday Lights

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  When the Christmas music starts, the lights go up. These holiday light displays in Baltimore and beyond are running throughout the month—with some that came to life as soon as bellies were full of Thanksgiving turkey. Grab the family (Fido, too!) for festive illuminations. Discover extensive displays you can …

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Top 10 Family Events for December

Baltimore's Child Top Ten Calendar December 2021

Click the images below to download this Top 10 calendar as a PDF. This roundup of family events appears in the December 2021 issue of Baltimore’s Child. Correction: Museum admission starts at $19.95 in Port Discovery’s “Noon Time New Year: Rock The Boat” event on page 2.

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Sharing the Spirit of Chanukah with Grandparents

  Chanukah. The Jewish festival of lights incorporates themes of oil, dedication and renewal. For many families, last Chanukah was spent lighting candles, playing dreidel and cooking family recipes with their grandparents and extended family over Zoom instead of in person. Did it work? Yes. Was it how we hoped …

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How to Create a Kids’ Thanksgiving Table

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  Every year, we have the honor of hosting Thanksgiving in our home. There is something special about getting together with your family to feast on delicious homecooked food, watch some football and enjoy everyone’s company. We normally host around 30 plus people, so we never have a traditional seated …

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Early Learning: Child Care Trends in 2021

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  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the right care from birth through childhood optimizes an individual’s health and overall success in life. Is it any wonder that child care can be daunting for parents to navigate? We asked several experts to help explain the nuances and …

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Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees 2021

Kennedy Krieger Institute Festival of Trees

  The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees returns this holiday season at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Visitors can drop by from Nov. 26 through Nov. 28 to donate items for the toy drive. The traditional sale of more than 500 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by …

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Playing it Safe

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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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