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What’s My Child’s Learning Style?

Do you know how your child best acquires and processes information? The four most common learning styles among children are visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile, says Evelyn Wright, the director and owner of the Maryland-based tutoring service Wright Academics. Visual learners learn best by seeing things and receiving spoken instruction …

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Scary Stories and Thanksgiving Tales

Cozy up to fall with a good book in your hands. Board Books “Mouse’s First Fall” by Lauren Thompson Enjoy this classic story about Mouse and Minka as they explore this special season with great examples of counting, shapes, colors and autumn fun. “Pumpkins” by Gail Gibbons It isn’t fall …

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Embrace the Season with Outdoor Fall Activities

Taylor and Brandon Huffman have wanted to host a sunflower festival at their Thurmont-based Winterbrook Farms for several years. Yet they were nervous because you’ve got to time the blooms just right. In 2020, the pair finally did it. “I personally love sunflowers, and we thought it was another way …

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Choosing the Right Preschool for Your Child

Entering preschool is an important developmental milestone for children and their parents. When you think about it, preschool is a child’s first introduction to a school setting. Naturally, parents want to find the right school for their 3- and 4-year-old children. If you’re looking for a preschool that meets the …

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Celebrate Our Readers’ Choice Winners

  *Readers’ Choice winner spotlight Thank you, readers, for participating in our first Readers’ Choice poll. We’ve counted all of your ballots, and the results are in. Discover the attractions, businesses, people and places that we’re honoring with our Readers’ Choice awards this year. Learn about and share the following …

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October 2021 Editor’s Picks

Make-A-Fort Kit Open up and unpack 18 sturdy cardboard panels, 10 braces, 80 connectors and a handy carrying case. What happens next is totally up to the imagination of each child. How about a maze, mansion or igloo? $77, ages 4+ KidiZoom Smartwatch DX3 Kids will love the dual cameras …

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