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 …Read More »
|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.
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 …Read 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. …Read More »
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. …Read More »
We hope your calendar is wide open because the next few days are jam-packed with Valentine’s Day activities to enjoy with the ones you love. Plus, Disney characters take to the ice at Capital One Arena and George Washington celebrates his 288th birthday with a big ol’ house party. Keep …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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. …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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. …Read More »
Forty-seven percent of teens say they are addicted to their phone. On average, kids spend …Read More »