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IMAGE Virginia Quality: Play-Based Learning - What it Looks Like and Why it Matters
Early childhood — birth to age 5 — is a critical time in a child’s development. The quality of a child’s experiences in care and early... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert: Thurgood Marshall School and Leadership Academy (“The Marshall School”)
We‘re thrilled to have Christina Carson from Thurgood Marshall School and Leadership Academy as February’s expert! This amazing school has such a... Read More...
IMAGE Tech Can Teach: How Children Benefit from Technology-Based Play
SPONSORED CONTENT Playing with technology in a safe, creative and encouraging environment, like the one found at the Children’s Museum... Read More...
IMAGE Keeping Our Heads in the Clouds
I dreamed of working for NASA as a kid. I watched PBS religiously when they aired programs about the vastness of outer space or profiles of the... Read More...
IMAGE Breaking the Habit of Thumb-Sucking and Pacifiers in Toddlers
If your toddler is constantly sucking his thumb or popping a pacifier in his mouth, he’s not alone. These habits are normal, calming and originate... Read More...
IMAGE Cutting Family Costs: Ways to save without sacrifice
The cost to raise kids today is between $12,350 to $14,000 a year per child, according to a January 9, 2017, CNN Money report by Kathryn Vasel.... Read More...
IMAGE Out with the Old
Whether you are done having babies, or you are faced with changing ages and stages of development, there is always a mountain of kid stuff lurking in... Read More...
IMAGE A Hope and a Future: Mentoring program helps families break cycles of poverty
One local family is tackling generational poverty through mentoring and education in an effort to help other area families create new legacies. The... Read More...
Family Favorites: YMCA Parent's Night Out
The Rappahannock YMCA has held a spot on our Family Favorites list as long as we’ve had one. It is a top contender for several great reasons, all... Read More...
IMAGE Helping Your Kids Develop Healthy Relationships with Technology
Dinner was ready. I had called to the kids three times and no one came into the kitchen. I set the pan down on the stovetop and walked into the... Read More...
IMAGE Digital Designers: Creative Ways Techy Kids Can Express Themselves
Sick of all the time your kids spend playing video games? When boredom strikes, give your digitally-charmed youngster a project that enhances their... Read More...
IMAGE All About Twitch: What Parents Need To Know
“Can I get a Twitch account?” my 14-year-old son asked. I stared at him blankly. I had just wrapped my head around Fortnite and Snapchat and now... Read More...
IMAGE Fredericksburg All Ages
  Created in 2006 by young musicians seeking a venue to perform, Fredericksburg All Ages empowers young musicians across the area by providing a... Read More...
IMAGE Bad Day Brownies
The newness of the start of the school year had dissipated. In its place, the predicted crop of small issues that arises once a routine is... Read More...
IMAGE The Rule of Three
  Let’s chat about the rule of three and what it means regarding style. It’s something to keep in mind when thinking about your fashion... Read More...

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Fredericksburg All Ages empowers young musicians across the area by providing a platform by which they can listen to and share their art. When you come to an FAA concert, you'll see young people taking money at the door, selling merch, running sound, and coordinating all the logistics.

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