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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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Applications Open for Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Addison Barrett, 2019 winner of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, which recognizes public-spirited youth in the U.S. and Canada, is now accepting applications for its 2020 awards. The Barron Prize honors 25 inspiring leaders ages 8 to 18 who are working in creative ways to help their communities or protect the planet. The …

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The Benefits of Craniosacral Therapy

the benefits of craniosacral therapy for children with special needs

Children with anxiety, learning difficulties and other special needs may find craniosacral therapy a supportive modality that helps them — and, by extension, the whole family — feel calmer, better able to manage stress and more capable of self-regulation. An Alternative Therapy Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a healing modality developed …

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12 Children’s Books About Kindness

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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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

happy birthday judy blume

Judy Blume was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on Feb. 12, 1938. As a young child, she enjoyed letting her imagination run wild but never dreamed she’d become a writer. As an adult, Blume continued to make up stories in her head, and when her kids were in preschool, she …

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Mental Health Care for New Moms

mental heath care for new moms

Becoming a mother can be the most magical of times in a woman’s life. It can also be among the most trying of times, especially for moms who struggle with mental health matters as they adapt to their new roles. That’s why mental health care for new moms is critical. …

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DIY Conversation Heart Bath Bombs for Valentine’s Day

DIY Conversation Heart Bath Bombs | Washington FAMILY magazine

This Valentine’s Day, you could give your kids a traditional box of tiny cards to pass out to their friends at school. Or you could work together in the kitchen to make the most creative valentines in the class: conversation heart bath bombs! Given the hefty price tag of store-bought …

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Family-Friendly Things to Do Around DC This Weekend (Feb. 6-9)

Family-Friendly Things to Do Around DC This Weekend, including Guava Jelly Trio

Valentine’s Day is just over a week away! This weekend, bring your kids to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum so they craft their own cards or register the family for a truffle-making class at The Watergate Hotel. For more family-friendly things to do around DC, check out our picks below. …

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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