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5 Ways to Help Kids Connect With Nature

Tips for maximizing outdoor play during this time of social distancing A few months ago, we couldn’t imagine that our children wouldn’t be able to go to parks, playgrounds or nature centers. And yet, here we are. No time like the present to find new ways for them to connect …

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Inspiring Earth Day Books for Kids

Spring is in the air, and the natural world is waking up from winter. With Earth Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share a book about nature with your child. Celebrate the return of the flowers and warm weather while teaching your child about the …

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Make a Butterfly Sensory Bin This Weekend

This hands-on learning activity for little ones is fluttering fun Activities that stimulate a child’s senses are important for the development of important skills, such as motor skills, social skills and even language, math and science skills. And this Butterfly Sensory Bin stimulates lots of senses—perfect for little hands and …

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You’re Not Screwing Up Your Kids

You’re Not Screwing Up Your Kids: A Single Mother Weighs In on Endless Parenting The shift started last week—the third week our children were home from school, in our care and minus the daily markings of their lives: swim team or lacrosse practice, playgroups or church groups. It was us, …

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Cutting Costs For our Little Competitors

Cutting Costs For our Little Competitors: Sports are expensive. Over the course of their childhoods, my two kids participated in soccer, ice hockey, snowboarding, baseball and cheerleading. My youngest is a real jock who currently takes two gym classes (living his dream) and has a weekend job coaching. And he’s …

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5 Tips for First-Time Overnight Campers

Whether you’ve attended summer camp as a child or whether your child is the first in your family to go to camp, sending your child to camp takes some preparation and planning. If your son or daughter will be attending overnight camp for the first time, you have a great …

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Holiday Happenings in Frederick County

holiday happenings in frederick county

COVID-19 may change the way you and your family celebrate the Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa this year, but there’s still fun to be had! We’ve compiled a list of local events and activities to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Happy Holidays from all of us at Frederick’s Child! Editor’s …

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