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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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8 DC-Area Sports Camps

DC-area sports camps for kids of all interests and abilities

Some kids were born to love athletics. Others participate reluctantly or only when heavily bribed. No matter your child’s ability or interest level, there are DC-area sports camps that are perfect for them. Calling all jocks For your serious soccer player, the area’s professional team, D.C. United, runs both spring …

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Knitting for Charity

Knitting for Charity | Washington FAMILY magazine

Aside from the inherent sense of accomplishment and pride in creating a garment or accessory, the simple act of knitting for charity can be a way for even the busiest person to give back to the community. Many hospitals and charity groups exist to connect crafters with those in need, …

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Mom Life: Laicie Heeley

Mom life with Laicie Heeley, founder and CEO of Inkstick Media | Washington FAMILY

Name: Laicie Heeley Occupation: Founder/CEO of Inkstick Media Lives: New Market, MD Spouse: Mark Children: Austin, 13; Arlo, 4; and Ames, 1 What do you love about the work you do? I spent a big part of my career working for think tanks, with a creative outlet on the side. …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

How worried should parents be about 2019 novel coronavirus? Washington FAMILY spoke to an infectious disease specialist about this new respiratory virus.

The World Health Organization yesterday declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency. As of this morning, more than 200 people have died, with more than 9.800 infections confirmed worldwide, according to The New York Times. So naturally, we’re starting to freak out. …

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4 Children’s Books About Civics

Children's books about civics for kids interested in the political process | Washington FAMILY magazine

The presidential election is more than nine months away, but with coverage of the impeachment all over the news, your kids might be growing curious about our government. So how can you nurture their interest in the political process? We asked Keren Joshi, children’s librarian at D.C. Public Library’s Deanwood …

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Need new mom friends?

These apps can help new moms make mom friends | Washington FAMILY magazine

When you have little ones, making new mom friends can be a lot like dating. You lock eyes with another frazzled mama across the playground and wonder whether you should approach her. Just when you work up the nerve to say hi, you kid starts having a tantrum and you’re …

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13 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 Around DC

Fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day 2020 around DC with kids, families and just parents

Love is in the air … and at the zoo, museums and so many other places around D.C. Here are some lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 right here in the DMV. Events for Kids Heart String Art Your little DIYer can work on their sanding, nailing and painting …

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New TV Shows for Kids: January 2020

New TV Shows for Kids Airing In January Includes The Crystal Maze on Nickelodeon

Back in the early 90s, Nickelodeon had the best game shows. Remember “Double Dare,” “GUTS” and “Legends of the Hidden Temple”? How badly did you want to want be a contestant on one of Nick’s game shows just so you could get slimed — or meet Marc Summers? Tonight, Nickelodeon will …

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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