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The 10 Commandments of Back to School

A retired teacher’s advice on how to make the most of a new school year The first few days of school are important ones for children. Meet and greets, new rules and expectations, a few queasy tummies — they’re all part of getting a new year underway. For parents, it’s …

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A Full School Day of Family Favorites

Each school day calls for a multitude of meals and snacks to make sure little learners are energized for time spent in the classroom, playing with friends and completing their homework. From breakfast to dinner and sweet rewards after a long day of educational activities, it’s important to keep the …

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Editor’s Picks for August and September 2021

Here’s what the team at Frederick’s Child is loving for your and your family. Cry Babies Goodnight Starry Sky This Cry Babies toy makes realistic baby sounds and cries light up LED tears when you remove its pacifier. Press her belly; she’ll turn any room into a magical starry night sky by …

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Kids’ Lunchbox Essentials

As students prepare to head back to school this fall, it’s time to start thinking about your child’s lunches. Discover a lunchbox essential that kids and parents will appreciate. MyWish4U Notes from Me! Put some love in your child’s lunchbox with lunch notes from MyWish4U. Your school-aged children can be …

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Go Apple Picking in Frederick County

It’s apple-picking season. Head out to a local farm to stock up. We found a few pick-your-own (PYO) farms and orchards in our area that you can explore with your family. Catoctin Mountain Orchard 15036 N. Franklinville Road, Thurmont Founded in 1948, this 100-acre farm is nestled in the slope …

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Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Some of the most dramatic brain development occurs during the first three years of a child’s life. During this critical time children are acquiring their ability to think, speak, learn, and reason. According to the US Department of Education, the best way to nurture these young minds is to read …

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