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Local Public TV Stations Offer Free Educational Resources "At-Home Learning" is a new initiative from MPT, WETA and WHUT

At-Home Learning Initiative from local public TV stations in the D.C. area

As the world grapples with the spread of COVID-19, moms, dads and caregivers everywhere are adding “at-home learning” to their list of daily responsibilities. They’re flexing their multitasking muscles by turning their kitchens into classroom while still managing to show up on time for virtual staff meetings. To support busy …

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Parenting During Coronavirus Local resources to help parents stay informed and connected with their community

Parenting During Coronavirus

Life in D.C., Virginia and Maryland has changed dramatically in just a short period of time, and we can expect even more changes to come. Parenting during coronavirus is different than it was before: Suddenly, we’ve been asked to become our children’s teachers while attempting to telecommute. We want to …

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DC Area Closures in Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic New limitations and closings in Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District

DC Area Closures Coronavirus

Following a weekend spent indoors, away from friends, family and neighbors, Marylanders now face new limitations in response to the coronavirus pandemic, adding to the D.C. area closures already in place. Earlier today, Governor Larry Hogan ordered all bars, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms be closed by 5 p.m. Hogan …

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We Won Some Awards! Washington FAMILY took home 7 awards at the Parenting Media Association annual conference

Mid-Atlantic Media won a total of 24 awards for design and writing at this year’s Parenting Media Association conference. Awards were given for work completed in 2019. Washington Family won seven awards, including the Gold Award for its series on teen partying. Baltimore’s Child won 14 awards, and Frederick’s Child won three …

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Family-Friendly Things to Do Around D.C. This Weekend (Feb. 27-March 1) A fairy tale campfire, story time with Bearsong, magic for kids & more

family-friendly things to do around d.c. weekend of february 27 to march 1

Pack some culture into your weekend with an exploration of artifacts from Iraq and Syria, a Black History Month festival and a children’s library event at the Embassy of Finland. Other family-friendly things to do around D.C. that caught our eye include story time with Bearsong and a fairy tale …

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Family-Friendly Things to Do Around DC This Weekend (Feb. 20-23) DIY Doorbells, A Classical-ish Concert, Van Gogh's Artwork & More

Whether your kids love watching a performance, making things with their hands or spending time outdoors, there are plenty happenings in the DMV this weekend that will make them, well, happy. Here are some family-friendly things to do around DC over the next few days that we think they’ll enjoy. …

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12 Children’s Books About Kindness Reading about respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility and courage

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day by reading one of these children's books about kindness

Happy Random Acts of Kindness Day! To help #MakeKindnessTheNorm, we partnered with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to share 12 children’s books about kindness that offer parents and teachers an opportunity to explore kindness concepts — respect, caring, inclusiveness, integrity, responsibility and courage — with kids of all ages. …

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