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Being Savvy: Activities, things to do with your preschoolers, toddlers and kids in Washington DC, DC
Summer is here and with it is the general desire to be outside. But where do you go to run the wiggles out of your preschooler and toddler in the absence of recess? If you haven't been to Clemyjontri Park just off of the Old Georgetown Pike in McLean, this 2 acre park is sure to wear the most active child out. There's something for everyone at this incredible playground, especially since it was ... Read more >
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We are a Diet Coke family. My husband loves the stuff meaning that there's no shortage of soda cans in our recycling bin each week. Staring at the wealth of Diet Coke cans as I passed by our recycling bin on my way to the house today reminded me of a great activity that we once did in the basement of our college dorm- can bowling! Can bowling is simple- gather all of those cans that have ... Read more >
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Tonight marks the beginning of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Whether or not you will be watching the opening ceremony or any of the television coverage with your children, the Olympics serves as a great teaching opportunity since the games are about coming together to celebrate athletic talent. Children are naturally active so get in the Olympic spirit and plan an Olympic themed playdate ... Read more >
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Today's guest post is from Laura, mom to three girls three and under and local playground connoisseur. ********** Tucked away off a quiet side street in Herndon is Bruin Park, one of my favorite places to take my three young daughters. Once a week we bring in a picnic lunch to eat in the covered picnic area. My three girls are three and under, so packing a picnic for us usually means ... Read more >
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Savvy Guest: Funfit's Celia Kibler discusses Keeping Your Family Healthy Through Winter...Easy as 1-2-3
Today's Savvy Guest is Celia Kibler, Founder and President of Funfit Inc. and The Funfit Family Fitness Center. Funfit is a fabulous place to take classes, hold a birthday party, head to for open gym so your kids can let off some steam, or drop off your children for kids' only parties so you can have a"date night." Both of my children are graduates of Funfit classes and long for the day that ... Read more >
My three-and-a-half year old received a Leapfrog Clickstart My First Computer for Christmas. My husband and I decided to get her a "computer" because she is fascinated by our laptops and because she enjoys the games she can play on the stations set up in the children's section of our local library. So far, the gift has been a huge hit with her and with us. As with all things, there are pros ... Read more >
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Thinking ahead to kindergarten? Here's a list, compiled by kindergarten teachers, of skills a child should have when entering kindergarten. Language/Literacy Exposure to rhyming Discrimination between letters and numbers First name recognition (orally and visually) Know letters in first name Print first name Recognition ... Read more >
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I'm ready for some actual snow around here, and so is my three year old. (She'll be three and a half tomorrow, but absolutely insists that we do not refer to her as three and a half until she is well and fully three and a half.) While we wait for some good sledding weather, we've been trying to make the most of the occasional dusting we've received so far this winter. Here are a few ... Read more >
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When my daughter was a baby, we sat her on the floor with a couple of ice cubes, took a picture, and captioned it "Ice, Ice, Baby." And now some of you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, and some of you are wondering if we graduated from high school the same year. I was reminded of that picture yesterday when I spent the morning scraping a thousand pounds of ice off of my ... Read more >
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Leticia never had any inkling that she would end up in the DC Metro Area but now finds herself loving everything about living here except Beltway traffic. Born and raised in Northern California's Silicon Valley, this Bay Area native spent 6 years as a New Englander and then moved to the DC Metro Area to be closer to her now-husband and teach for a local school system. By day, Leticia spends...Read more >
Beth is a former corporate flunky turned corporate drop-out and now spends most of her time chasing her two kids; princess-obsessed brand-new preschooler, Mia, and food-obsessed chubbiest baby you've ever seen, Owen. She's a 30-year resident of Northern Virginia and enjoys dragging her kids to all the same places her parents used to drag her....Read more >
Where do we begin if we want to make good citizens out of our young children? For parents of preschoolers, mere mention of this idea may seem absurdly lofty. We're still mired in the minutiae of picky eating habits, playground supervision and bedtime rituals. Can't the civics lessons wait ...Read more >
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