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30+ Free Online Resources for Parents Homeschooling Their Kids
Ideas, activities, lesson plans & more from local and national sites
We know that balancing working from home and working to ensure your children are still learning, active and engaged is not going to be easy. But as parents, we can rise to the challenge.

To help you navigate this unprecedented time, we’ve rounded up more than 30 free online resources for parents homeschooling their kids right now. Keep checking back as we update this list with both local and national resources.

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Hammer Time

The doors opened at 6 for Canton Ace Hardware’s 6th Annual Ladies’ Night. But Monica Baker and Betsy Laucks, both of Upper Fells Point, arrived at 4:40 to be the first in a line of 100 eager shoppers. Nearly all were women, with a stray male or two trying not …

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Winged Beauty

Since last month, a garden in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History has been aflutter with hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world. Through the spring, the AMNH’s Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds will be home to as many as 500 butterflies from farms in both Americas, …

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What’s Your Child’s Study Personality?

Mid-year exams, unit assessments and chapter tests — what does it take to ace them? It’s not just the time that’s put in, it’s also the method of studying that produces the best results. It’s often that bright students don’t get the grades they are hoping for on these types …

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How to Choose the Right Child Care + Strategies for Separation Anxiety

Maybe you’re dreading your child’s first day in someone else’s care. Or maybe you’re excited to interview nannies or check out child-care facilities. Either way, finding someone to care for your child can be stressful. Kids’ brains grow rapidly during the early childhood years, and childhood experiences set the foundation …

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A Full Menu for All-day Holiday Festivities

When holiday gatherings turn into all-day events, having meals ready from morning to night becomes an important part of seasonal hosting. Starting with breakfast through the main course followed by a savory dessert, a full day of celebration calls for a variety of dishes.  To help keep your crowd fueled …

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Raising Healthy Kids

With school back in full swing, it is an ideal time to get your child’s eyes checked. Good eye health is important, in part because 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes, according to the American Optometric Association. The AOA recommends that a child’s first comprehensive eye …

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Pampered Pets

His name is Wilson. And I am continuously entertained by the Facebook posts that feature him. Wilson attends doggie daycare and has his photo taken with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. Other posts share his treats from a secret Santa and the loot of doggie goodies from his Valentine’s …

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Visions of Sugar Plums

Wandering into the office break room to fetch a sandwich bag full of limp celery, you see it, perched in the center of the table. With its cellophane wrap coruscating under the fluorescent lights, it is the first gift basket of the season. Within seconds, the moribund celery is forgotten. …

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Giving Thanks

Every Thanksgiving, before my family gorges on turkey with gravy and marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, we go around the table and share something we’re thankful for. I would bet you have a similar family tradition. But are your responses as broad and generic as ours? Most of us say that we’re …

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April 11, 2020

Wish Hero 5K
at West Potomac Park in Washington

Walk For Wishes
at National Mall – JFK Hockey Fields in Washington

Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra
at Center for the Arts in Fairfax

April 18, 2020

Infant Investigators: Barnyard Dance
at Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington

Twos Travelers: Waterfalls
at Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington