this weekend… new years with the cool kids
why this irish girl celebrates kwanzaa
This weekend’s picks include several ways to ring in the New Year with the little ones. Whether inside or out, by sunlight, drizzle, or moonlight, there are celebratory options in both the Northwest and downtown. Here’s our kid-friendly list for moving your littles into 2012: New Year’s Eve @ The Little Treehouse Count down to […]
this weekend: shop, whistle and dance!
I first started celebrating Kwanzaa as a teacher in Baltimore City. All of my students were African-American, and one family celebrated Kwanzaa. I asked if they would come in and share the tradition with the class. None of the other kids had ever heard of it. I loved what I learned, appreciated the spirit of […]
top five worth the drive: holiday edition
Shop WITHOUT Dropping! Still find yourself looking for holiday presents? Or maybe you haven’t even started the process? Don’t panic. Instead, come check out the Winter Holiday Bazaar at the Torchlight Arts & Culture Center in Germantown this Sunday from 2-8pm. With music by Royal Majestic Sound and unique handmade gifts and treats, this […]
the arden’s charlotte’s web: rave reviews
Here are 5 sights within an hour of the GAP area that are “worth the drive” (or ride) this time of year, particularly if you carpool… 1. Longwood Gardens! Their illuminated walkways, decorated trees, fountain show and plant-induced splendor is absolutely sure to please young and old alike. It’s not a “kiddie” experience by any means, […]
this weekend: latkes, gleeks, santa and a spider
Last weekend, our family had the enormous pleasure of attending opening night at the Arden Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web. It was fantastic. I’ve always been a big fan of this sweet story (aside from the central murder plot), seeing it come to life Arden-style was a treat. We love The Arden! It’s kid-friendly without […]
Project P.L.A.Y. School… Reggio-Inspired!
Before pitching the multitude of holiday weekend ideas, I’ll share the latest hit with our family. I highly recommend that you take the kids (or even skip that step) and go see Charlotte’s Web at the Arden Theater downtown. It’s fabulous. The Arden does such a wonderful job of engaging children while still making the […]
this weekend… lego, santa, cats pjs and dickens!
My son attended Project P.L.A.Y School P.L.A.Y. School for almost three years, and he and our whole family absolutely loved it. When we moved to Elkins Park, we asked new neighbors for pre-school recommendations, and Project P.L.A.Y. School came highly recommended by a good friend. When my son and I first visited Project P.L.A.Y. School (Partners in Learning […]
So much to do… it’s tough to choose! Whether you’re looking to celebrate Christmas or hoping to avoid that altogether, there’s plenty to do in and around the NW this weekend… Christmas Activities: It’s a Dickens of a Christmas in Chestnut Hill! Go back in time to celebrate Christmas old-school. REALLY old-school. The Hill will be […]