Talking to Children About Hate Crimes

As we honor Asian/Pacific American Heritage month, May marks a poignant time of reflection and action for members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community grappling with March's deadly spa shootings in Atlanta and...

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100 Activities To Do With Your Child During A Pandemic: Week Four

No matter what happens moving forward, life as we know it has shifted a bit. The universe is telling us to slow down, and we have no choice but to listen. So many families have had interesting conversations around the fire pit or the...

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Encouraging Young Children's Creativity

Young children are ripe with curiosity, the key element to creativity. At Lowell, we believe that creativity is a way of thinking, and we encourage our young artists to explore their personal ideas through the arts. Projects are...

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Techless Tech Activities for Kids

While many children love to spend their free time exploring the outdoors, playing with friends, building structures, and otherwise stretching their imagination, the advent of the omnipresent screen has altered the balance of play....

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In Nature with Children: 10 Ways to Encourage a Sense of Adventure

In Gary Nabhan and Stephen Trimble’s, The Geography of Childhood: Why Children Need Wild Places, two influential outdoor education advocates write about the deep connection that children forge with the environment, natural and...

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Earth Day Challenge

Like all other holidays, Earth Day comes and goes. We all get a few emails about buying sustainable clothing and earth-friendly cleaning products or joining a march or parade for the planet. The depictions of people living fully...

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Outdoor Activities for All Types of Weather

When having dinner with a few friends who had just moved to the DC area from California, I asked them how they were acclimating to their new home. “The weather has taken some getting used to,” one friend admitted. The table...

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Unplug and Enjoy Board Games with the Family

When the kids get a break from school, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality family time together. But the days can feel long, it’s true, and it’s tempting to just plop down on the couch and watch a movie. Next time you and the...

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Viewing the Solar Eclipse 2017

There’s an astronomical event happening this summer that you and your family won’t want to miss! There will be a total solar eclipse going all the way across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. If you want to nurture your...

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DC Restaurants for the Whole Family

Sometimes, the whole family just needs a night out. But where can a family go that will feel like a treat for adults and kids alike? What if some in the family eat vegetarian or gluten free and some crave a big juicy hamburger? Is it...

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