With the welcome return to (mostly) in-person schooling, we once again face tough decisions about which preschools will be the best for our children. Fortunately, our region is home to some of the best preschools in the nation. From free...
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15, so I am sharing my son’s favorite 10 books in Spanish for toddlers. Some of these books are in only Spanish and others are in English and Spanish. We read...
This past month has been a particularly heavy month to watch news from around the world. The upheaval in Afghanistan has led to scores of displaced families becoming refugees. Many thousands have and will continue to settle in our...
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...
This summer, The Little Free Library® (LFL) launched their Read in Color initiative at CentroNía in Washington, DC in partnership with Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) and Van Metre Companies. Through this incredible initiative, 21 new Little Free Library book-sharing...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Chelsey Christensen! Each month we will feature...
Heads-up, mamas! Starting TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 20, most of the Smithsonian’s museums will not require timed-entry passes for visiting.  That means if you wake up and suddenly need to see paintings of the first ladies at the National Portrait Gallery...
If you're hankering for a little getaway, consider Richmond for a day trip! We recently spent a spontaneous Saturday exploring Virginia's capital city and can't wait to go back to see even more. From delicious food to outdoor fun...
Bright Horizons Smithsonian Discoveries gives children a window into history, their world, and the greater universe around them — all without leaving their center. This collaboration between the Smithsonian® and Bright Horizons® brings the benefits of museum learning into...
Summer Learning for Infants  At Vivvi In-home Childcare, our goal is to create wonderful first memories for our young learners as they grow and develop from infants to young children. With a little ingenuity and planning, this summer can be transformed...
When I was a kid, I loved going to the dentist. I loved the stack of Highlights magazines in the waiting room. There was a cozy corner where my older sister would sit with me and read Goofus and...
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...
Guest Author: Carylee Carrington Children's literature is not a topic that many may think about as an entity that is pivotal to our world. Those simple books of rhyming words and fairy tales may teach children to count, learn new...
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...

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Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it...