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Make reading for pleasure a habit at home

Help your kids make reading for pleasure a habit

Hoping to make reading for pleasure a habit in your house this year? One way to motivate kids to read for fun is by making it easy for them to find a good book to read, says Theresa Wang, early literacy coordinator at the D.C. Public Library. Take frequent trips …

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How to make hot chocolate slime

How to make hot chocolate slime on Washington Family magazine

It’s only mid-January, but it’s been cold long enough that you might be running out of ways to keep the kids busy indoors. Fortunately, I have a solution: hot chocolate slime! Slime can be tons of fun for a wide range of ages. For toddlers, it’s a sensory activity. Put …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 17-19)

This weekend's list of family-friendly activities happening around DC includes a bonsai and origami workshop at the U.S. National Arboretum

There are lots of family-friendly activities on the calendar for this weekend, including an origami workshop, an ice carving competition and a live show featuring from everyone’s favorite fuzzy preschooler from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Daniel Tiger. Sure, you’ll be busy, but don’t worry: the kids can recover when they’re …

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Taming Your Child’s Tantrums

How to tame your child's tantrums

“I’m not going to school!” my 6-year-old screamed, running upstairs and slamming her door. The cause of her tantrum? I asked her to clean up her dolls before we left for school. I was already guilty of yelling that morning, too. Both of my daughters had argued almost continuously since …

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How to work with a camp consultant

Working with a camp consultant to choose the right sleepaway camp for your child

Finding the right camp for your child can seem daunting. After all, there are so many choices! Luckily, there are experts who can help. Think of a camp consultant as an expert advisor who makes it their mission to match each child with the camp that is the best fit, …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan 10-12)

Nationals Winterfest is one of the family-friendly activities around dc this weekend

Temperatures are predicted to be in the 60s this weekend, so grab a lightweight jacket and enjoy the fresh air and some family-friendly activities around DC. Our weekend picks include an acoustic concert for kids, a sensory-friendly production of “Peter Pan and Wendy,” Nationals Winterfest and more. Friday, January 10 …

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“Becoming Jane” Now Open at the National Geographic Museum

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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Mom Life: Angie Goff

Fox 5 DC anchor Angie Goff talks about juggling her career and motherhood

Name: Angie Goff Occupation: Co-anchor of “5 at 4 p.m.” and co-host of “Like It Or Not” at 7 p.m. on FOX 5 DC. Creator and host of the weekly podcast “The Oh My Goff Show.” Lives: McLean, VA Spouse: Robert Children: Adora, 9; Bob, 6; and Wren, 2 What …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 3-5)

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend: India Day at KID Museum in Bethesda

Don’t spend the first weekend of 2020 bored at home! Our picks for family-friendly activities around DC include ice skating, a celebration of Indian culture, a musical color parade and more. Friday, January 3 Parent and Tot Skate Make a skate date with your toddler! All skill levels are welcome, …

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February 21, 2020

Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing
at Seekers Church in Takoma

February 22, 2020

Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales at the INTERSECTIONS Festival
at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington

Ideaventions Academy Open House
at Ideaventions Academy in Reston

Families Together: Architecture
at Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
at Center for the Arts in Fairfax