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Everyone knows 1 + 1 = 2, but do you know Dot + Line = 6? Learn this and more with MayaNumbers, a new math app from Dig-It! Games that challenges players to translate numbers using the Maya math system. MayaNumbers turns math skill-building into a learning game that encourages kids to think differently about addition, subtraction and multiplication. The app is designed for kids in grades 5-9, and players interested in engaging with other gamers can compete against users from around the world using the Apple Game Center leader board embedded in MayaNumbers. The free app is available for download from the iTunes Store for the iPhone, iPad and the latest version of the iPod Touch.

PJ Library

PJ Library (PJ stands for pajamas) is expanding from Northern Virginia into the District and suburban Maryland! Each month, the PJ Library sends more than 110,000 free Jewish children's books as gifts to children and families in 185 North American communities. The library was envisioned as a program to bring pajama-clad children and their parents together to read books about Jewish traditions, stories and holidays. The Northern Virginia program currently serves almost 400 kids, and the expanded Greater Washington program will send age-appropriate Jewish children's books to about 6,000 families raising children between the ages of 6 months and 8 years. Enroll for the program online at

Elmer's 1st Day App

Commemorate the first day of school each year with the free Elmer's 1st Day app. Users take photos, make albums and slide shows, add songs and borders and share picture galleries with friends and family. Snap photos of your kids, then work together to decorate your pictures in fun and unique ways. The Elmer's 1st Day app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android mobile devices from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

Four Peas

Four Peas has the answer to your back-to-school storage needs. From backpacks to lunchboxes, Four Peas has bag options that are fun, comfortable and constructed from safe, quality materials. The backpacks feature adjustable padded straps and side and front pockets, and the lunchboxes include a zipper top, a mesh interior pocket for added storage and an easy-to-clean interior. Messenger, duffel and pencil bags are also available, as well as accessories for each. Products run from $2.50 to $36 at

Race for Every Child

This October, the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., will hold its first annual Race for Every Child 5K. The race/walk will raise funds for the hospital's ongoing effort to provide specialized pediatric care, conduct research into childhood disease prevention and treatment, and provide wellness and preventive services to keep children healthy. In addition to the 5K, the event will include fun activities for children and teens and a Kids' Dash for children 10 and younger. Race for Every Child will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will kick off at Freedom Plaza, on Pennsylvania Avenue and 13th Street. Children's National Medical Center encourages people to register as individuals or form teams. Visit to sign up.