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10 Terrific Things to Do with Kids this Week

We've done the hard work for you, sifting through our extensive kids' event calendar to let you know whichevents are sure to please. Have fun, make memories and go on an adventure with your family!

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Creative Learning All Summer - 10 Tips to Incite Kids to Read and Write

Summer may be a recess from academic rigors, but it's no time for your children to take a break from written words. The following are 10 creative ways to keep kids reading and writing all summer long.

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Family Fun on a Budget: How to Score Deals in the DMV

For years, Washington, D.C. has earned the ominous title as one of the most expensive cities in America. With the sky-high cost of living, family fun is often considered an unaffordable luxury. But with a few simple tips and tricks you'll find that there are plenty of fun activities that can fit into even the tightest budget.

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Move Over Mozart: Using Chants, Songs and Rhymes to Develop Your Child's Language

Nowadays, the screens in our lives have multiplied exponentially and include phones, laptops and the myriad of online programs and apps designed to keep our teens, tweens and younger children fascinated and distracted every minute of the day. As parents we can take the lead in stemming screen time, and helping our children to develop healthy internet habits.

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Kids Nursery Rhymes, Chants and Songs: Benefits for Your Little Learner

In a world of apps, ebooks and streaming, it is hard to believe that something as simple as a few verses of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," could make much of a difference on your child's brain. Research has shown, however, that those simple songs and nursery rhymes can help your child learn language and literacy skills. Here are some tips on how to use nursery rhymes and simple songs to help you and your child make the most from music.

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Kids' Sports: Call a Timeout for Safety

As our kids go back to school and the fall sports season begins, we have a lot to think about. But one issue that seems to hover above the others, will my child be safe? Andrew Madigan explains the risk of injuries in kids' sports and why parents need to take a moment and call a "timeout" for sports safety.

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Montessori Education: A Community of Learners

With an emphasis on communal learning and a belief in a child's individual learning process, Montessori schools are a very attractive option for many families. But how do you know if it's the right school for your child? Ellie Hartleb explains the fundamental beliefs of a Montessori education and how a few local schools are seeking to create a community of learners.

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Summer Activities to Bust Summer Boredom

Summer is in full swing and sending the kids to camp every week isn't practical for all of us. Here are some easy activites that will help you make the most of your children's summer break, without breaking the bank.

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Summer Reading with Picture Books

Now is a great time to get lost in the pages of a picture book with your child. Karen Shapiro, a children's librarian, shares the unique benefits of picture books and how you can make the most of them with your little one.

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