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5 Educational Summer Programs to Explore

Summertime is for fun, but it’s also a time when academic and social skills can stall out for kids if they aren’t careful. Continuing education over the summer months is especially important for children who rely on routine and structure. Here are five educational summer programs in the Frederick area that will allow kids and teens to continue having fun …

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A Giving Spirit for the Holiday Season: 10 Tales of Kindness and Generosity

With the holidays comes a season of giving–whether its gift-giving among family members and friends or charitable giving to spread joy in the community. In that spirit, encourage young readers to think about all the ways they can give with these books available at Frederick County Public Libraries about expressing love, offering a helping hand or coming together as one. …

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10 Books for Learning and Family Fun

Give the gift of reading this season with children’s stories about leadership, imagination, faith, grief, fighting for justice and other inspiring stories. Learn some great recipes for your picky eater with a guide for Mom and Dad, too! “DinoDogz: Eggzellent Adventure” by Mike McHale The DinoDogz, which are half dog, half dinosaur, go on a rescue mission to save five …

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Here’s What We’re Loving for You and Your Family This Holiday Season

By Elena Epstein, director of the National Parenting Product Awards. For more product reviews, visit All product images were provided. Cake-N-Bake Challenge Bring the excitement of cooking shows into the game room. A fast-paced color-matching, cake-building game where the fastest baker wins. Complete with colorful textured foam cake slices and icing cards.$29.99, ages 4+, Claudie Doll, Book & …

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Keeping Cool in the Summertime: Places to Swim in Frederick County

  Let’s face it. Pool memberships can be expensive, and maintaining a pool at home can be a pain. Yet the summer months in Frederick County are quite hot—reaching the upper 90s and triple digits on certain days—so sometimes a cool dip in the water is needed. Frederick’s Child Magazine has put together a list of places where you can …

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