The first years of elementary school are full of learning moments and changes. The transition from picture to chapter books is one of the most excited ones. The process is beautiful but can also be overwhelming as parents try...
I've been teaching chess in schools in and around DC since 2009. Over that time period, I've personally taught roughly 2,500 students. The company my brother and I own, Silver Knights Chess, has taught 100,000 students. A few of those...
As parents we go through many transitions. Feeding, walking, talking, school, all come with its on challenges and joys. Each brings an overload of information and some decisions on how we are going to approach them. Learning how to...
If you’re looking for the right preschool for your child, chances are you’ve explored the possibility of a Montessori education. And if you’ve stepped foot into a Montessori classroom, you know it’s very different from a traditional preschool class....
What are you going to do for school? Are you in a pod? How are you handling work? Have you heard about professional learning pods? How are you managing to do the hard things?These are questions are playing on...
Back to School is here! Use this guide to navigate educational resources and tutoring assistance in our area. We hope you find this helpful! If you have other resources that fellow local moms should know about, please email us...
School will begin soon and it looks very different this year. For lots of us, areas of our homes will transform into learning environments where we normally eat breakfast or in bedrooms where kids normally sleep. This change can...
When you think about summer camp, what comes to mind? For most of us, the benefits of summer camp include playing outside, making new friends, and enjoying a break from school. This summer might look a bit different, but...
Feeding your little one can be confusing and overwhelming. Whether you have a picky eater or don't know where to start in introducing solid foods to your baby, there is help out there. I've found these Instagram influencers to...
My son, Ezra Winter, wrote this essay on how kids need more recess. He began work on this project during distance learning, as we started our isolation at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new schedule of work and...
Where to even begin? In the DMV area, we are now facing at least two weeks of homebound activities. All week long we have received notices of school closings. Initially, closings were for clean up, later for remote learning...
Black History Month is a beautiful celebration of the accomplishments and contributions to the American Culture by African Americans. Over the past couple of years, we have enjoyed this learning experience with our oldest son as he entered his...
The Smithsonian Museums are at the top of the list for many families with kids in Washington, D.C. and for good reason! I love going to the museums (especially the National Museum of American History) with my kids because...
If you have school-aged children you have probably heard everything there is to know about bullying and prevention, especially during the month of October. The campaign was funded in 2006 and ever since then, schools dedicate an entire month...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...