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Editor’s Picks: Life-sized magnetic play, social emotional learning and more

Silence A wordless picture book where endless narrations are possible. A silent journey through nature and different landscapes allows kids to create their own adventure. $18.95, ages 4-10, Readyland An immersive, magical reading experience that encourages kids’ love of reading. Printed books come alive with innovative voice technology, allowing readers to talk to characters, respond to questions, choose songs, …

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Editor’s Picks: Balance bike, party games and more indoor and outdoor fun

By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. All images are provided. Bunny Hopkins Swing Collection A unique handmade wooden disc swing for indoor or outdoor play. Provides excellent sensory stimulation and is a great way to develop essential motor skills. Created with sustainable materials sourced from American Maple Wood. Vibrant natural and color stains create amazing underlying …

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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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5 Albums to Warm Your Heart and Move Your Feet

These albums make great gifts for the whole family this holiday season, from inspiring family stories to good fun. Give the gift of music for all to enjoy.   “A Thankfully Spooktacular Christmas” by Dennis McKinley All Star Kid, a new children’s brand created by TV personality Dennis McKinley, was inspired by his 3-year-old daughter, Pilar Jhena. “A Thankfully Spooktacular …

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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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5 Places to Go Ice Skating in the Frederick Area

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Whether you’re taking a day trip or visiting local favorites, the Frederick area has plenty to offer when it comes to seasonal ice skating. Explore indoor and outdoor skating—and maybe sledding, too—at these locations in Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties.   Pinecliff Park 8350 Pinecliff Park Road, Frederick | Open 8 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily Pinecliff Park is …

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15 Places to Have Fun with Your Kids Indoors This Winter

Three cute children sitting by window on Christmas eve. Two school kid boys and toddler girl, siblings looking outdoor and dreaming. Family happiness on traditional holiday.

Kids need a way to get out their wiggles and bursts of energy daily. During the warm weather months, they are able to go outside to play and enjoy area jungle gyms and parks. However, when the late fall and winter seasons arrive, parents often search for engaging indoor spaces for their children to explore. Frederick’s Child Magazine put together …

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Frederick’s Child Wins PMA Award

Mid-Atlantic Media publication Frederick’s Child won a gold award in the Parenting Media Association Design and Editorial Awards Program. The awards recognize excellence in family publications across the U.S. in 2022. Publications are awarded gold, silver and bronze awards in two categories: small or large publications. Frederick’s Child was recognized in the small publication category. Designer Jay Sevidal won gold …

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