Culkin School of Irish Dance Summer Camp in July and August

Looking for a summer camp for your kid? Interested in learning Irish dancing, for boys and girls? The Culkin School of Irish Dance has teamed up with Glen Echo to offer an enriched series of summer camps for your Irish Dancer. The Culkin School offers summer camps for experienced Culkin dancers and for new-time beginner dancers who would like to give Irish dancing a try. Camps are held at Glen Echo Park, an historic landmark, geared to the arts.Beginning Irish Dance: Footworks and Figures Read more...

Montgomery Parks Summer Camps

Make it an active and exciting summer with Montgomery Parks’ Summer Camps!The summer camps offered through Montgomery Parks have been some of the best enrichment experiences of my three kids' summers. Led by incredible education experts and caring counselors, my children have had a blast with camps focused on archaeology, basketball, chess, outdoor adventure, dance and art. With full- and half-day options located throughout Montgomery County all summer long, you can easily find the camp Read more...

STEM for the Summer: Camp Invention

This week I was chatting with Marisa Langford of Adventures of a Tampa Mama, a fellow mother who works from home and has four children. I asked her, "What are you doing with the kids this summer?"My intention in asking that question was to learn how she was going to cover both her workload and her children's care when school was out of session, a dilemma I believed we shared. I thought she might answer with her childcare or work arrangement, or even commiserate with me on how tough Read more...

Favorite Classes for Kids in Montgomery County Maryland

Here are some of my family's favorite classes in the area. Music Together Montgomery The first class my first child and I ever took! Children from baby to age 5 take classes with their parent or caregiver in Music Together's beautiful, research-based musical instruction approach. Music Together classes are a great way for parents and caregivers to nurture their children's natural enthusiasm for music and movement, regardless of their own musical ability. I particularly recommend two classes Read more...

Whistlefritz: Spanish and French Immersion Learning for Kids (at home!)

I have heard loads of great things about Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids and French for Kids language learning DVDs and CDs, but I had no idea that the company was based right here in the DC area in Glen Echo, Maryland! Heidi Stock is the founder and CEO of this award-winning language program for children, and she is herself a mother of two.Eager to learn more about the Whistlefritz philosophy of teaching children Spanish and French in the same way they learned their first language, I was Read more...

Summer 365: Summer Camp Experts

This summer my husband and I are considering sending our 10 year old son Charlie to his first overnight summer camp experience. I know I am more nervous at the prospect than is Charlie! Thankfully, the camp experts -- "counselors" -- at Summer 365 are available to walk my family and me through this process!Summer 365 is a summer camp placement service that makes the entire camp research, selection, registration and preparation process as painless and enjoyable as possible...at no additional Read more...

Spring Break Camps with Montgomery Parks

You are not too late! There are still camps open for Spring Break 2014. Sign your kids up today! Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, wants to help make kids and parents happy this spring by offering a host of fun, affordable and convenient programs. And that includes those hard-to-find (and tough to remember with all this winter snow and schedule craziness!) elusive Spring Break Camps.Montgomery Parks has a variety of camps running during Read more...

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center Classes for Families

I am enormously proud to be working with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) as a blogger consultant to this incredible non-profit that serves local families, children and museums throughout the country. The best perk of my helping out a bit is the chance to check out their offerings for families with my own children! This past weekend, my almost-three-year-old Alice and I had the chance to experience a sample SEEC class.My kids and I are veterans of the kids' class circuits. Music Read more...

Kids’ Workshops at the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center

Admit it: Before you had your first child in the Washington, DC area, you imagined yourself at the National Gallery or Hirschhorn, staring at an incredible piece of art while wearing your baby in a carrier.In my own mental picture, my baby was facing out of his BabyBjörn (hey, it was 2003...we didn't have Ergo yet) and gazing at the painting as I held his little hands in mine. His baby brow was intelligently furrowed as he absorbed the genius before him into his own cells. (Oh, and in my Read more...