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Places to Celebrate Fourth of July in Frederick

As the final resting place for Francis Scott Key, the man who came up with the phrase “bombs bursting in midair” in the national anthem, Frederick County knows how to put on a Fourth of July celebration. Frederick’s Child has complied a list of places that offer a bevy of activities in honor of America’s independence including live music, games, …

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Host a Book-Themed Birthday Party

Are you looking for a distinctive and affordable way to celebrate your little book lover’s birthday? A book-themed birthday party might be the perfect option. The party ideas suggested below would be best suited for ages 4 to 8. Books such as my picture book “One More Year,” which is all about birthdays, would be appropriate, but you could use …

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A Guide to Teaching Kids About Nutrition

These past few years have been a real doozy for much of, well, the world. As an adult, the isolation, fear and anxiety of the unknown was at times almost crippling. Now imagine the toll it has taken on our children who do not have the mental maturity to shoulder the weight that COVID-19 has handed them. Building their confidence …

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Promoting Healthy Activity for Kids Who Shy Away from Organized Sports

In an era where family schedules are jam-packed, there is so much busyness in the name of being active. Why do parents sometimes feel as though a child who isn’t on a sports team is missing out on an experience compared to their peers? Not all kids enjoy organized sports, and that’s OK! Some kids find participating in team sports …

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Forget the Tricks and Keep the Treats: Halloween Safety Tips for Kids

Fall is here, and with the festivities come many temptations and goodies offered by the approaching holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. Following a few do’s and don’ts can make the celebrations a little safer and healthier for both children and parents. Treats for Special Diets Food allergies can put a damper on any kid’s fun, especially during Halloween. Examine the …

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