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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Jay

Birthdate: September 2, 2017

Favorite pastime: He loves to play with his parents and to cuddle and kiss Momma and Dada. He likes listening to music. His favorite songs are "Wheels on the Bus" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider." He also likes to go out for a walk.

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Event Note

Celebrate Maryland's Birthday

Throughout Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County
Maryland Day Weekend: March 29-31

On March 25, Maryland turns 385. During Maryland Day Weekend the area's historical and cultural sites come together to celebrate that milestone. They fill the weekend with fun, family-friendly events that are free or just $1. There is a wide range of events that include nature hikes; historic home, farm and garden tours; museum exhibits and historical reenactments. The weekend is a great affordable way for everyone to get out and enjoy the State of Maryland.

Mommy Must Haves

Time to Steal the Show!

Enjoy a game of charades with fun twists in Kids on Stage. This colorful game is for kids ages 3 to 8, so it makes for a great group activity at parties, family game nights and sleepovers. It is good for early childhood development and for building communication skills. Kids will hop like bunnies, pretend to fly like airplanes and play imaginary jump rope as they showcase their acting skills so others can guess their roles. Kids can play with or without the help of caregivers, because there is no reading involved and the minimal rules are easy to follow. $19.99 Available at Target.

Infinifun My First Yoga Mat

Balance, breathe and move with the Infinifun My First Yoga Mat. Play together as your little yogi builds concentration, body awareness and masters basic yoga poses with the help of your yoga instructor, BitsyBot. The colorful, interactive yoga mat has 16 soft, touch- sensitive pads that respond to little hands and feet for interactive game play. There are three different game modes using the buttons on BitsyBot's head. For bilingual fun, switch the My First Yoga Mat into Spanish Mode to hear all game prompts in Spanish. Ages 2+ $49.99 Available on Amazon.

MiniMath App for Preschoolers

Parents know to read to their kids at night, but what about math? MiniMath is a free app just for preschoolers. The app delivers fun math activities every day (Look, Do and Think) for kids ages 2-5 to enjoy with their parents. It's all based on the popular Bedtime Math app for elementary school kids that's proven to improve math skills. The MiniMath app is available for free download in both English and Spanish on iPhone/ iPad or Android.