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So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer They'll learn leadership skills and so much more as a counselor-in-training at camp

How do you know if your teen is ready to be a CIT? Learn what camps are looking for and what your teen will learn at Washington Family magazine.

While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin Creeks in Marlington, West Virginia, for his ninth summer — and his first as a counselor-in-training, or …

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“Becoming Jane” Now Open at the National Geographic Museum Families Can Take Walk in Dr. Jane Goodall's Shoes At This Interactive Exhibit

A young girl explores the "Becoming Jane" exhibit at the National Geographic Museum

Twenty-five years before Dr. Jane Goodall traveled from England to Africa to study chimpanzees, a chimp at the London Zoo gave birth to a baby. Born the same year as King George’s Silver Jubilee, celebrating the 25th anniversary of his reign, the baby chimpanzee was named Jubilee. Plush chimpanzees were …

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9 Best Children’s Books of 2019 Librarians share their favorite books for kids from the past year

best children's books of 2019

We asked our friends at the Baltimore County Public Library to pick the best children’s books of 2019. These wonderful tales, all published this year, are perfect for gift-giving and library-borrowing. BOARD/TODDLER “Baby Play” by Skye Silver A wide variety of babies, caregivers and families are featured dancing, laughing, splashing …

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