The new school year is here and that means back to a routine. Although this year brings a lot of mixed emotions and uncertainty, many of us are ready to bring our kids back to the classroom (keeping safety...
Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than any other year is a...
Why do I teach kindness in my virtual art class? Well, it was another Saturday morning and I had just logged in to my zoom account and launched my virtual art class. Usually it is an easygoing and fun...
The month of August is full of emotional changes as the summer begins to wrap up and families look towards the beginning of a new school year. For many children, this is a time of great excitement worth celebrating....
Summer is here! Time to soak up the sunshine and play outside. If you're looking for outside play that is relatively educational, and you have young children learning their colors, try these color match games. You can play all...
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...
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...

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Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Washington, DC Area 2022

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Who's ready for summer?! All we are dreaming about during our current cold snap is warm weather, being outside in the sun, and kids...