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  • STEAM into Summer!

    Our Summer Camp Fair is BACK April 6th!! There will be so much fun for the kids!   Mobile STEAM Museum with 12 hands on stations; Robotics activities;  Demos of dance gymnastics, and martial arts; Lots of local summer camp sign ups and info! Read More
  • 5 Ways Meal Planning Can Help Busy Families Eat Healthier

    Does your family calendar look like a perplexing escape room puzzle? Do you feel the minutes ticking away each day as you race to feed your family between activities? If so, you’re not alone. With careful meal planning your family Read More
  • 7 Fun Ways to Encourage Creative Play in Your Toddler

    When it comes getting creative with a toddler, know it will be equal parts fun and messy. Chrissy Gibbs, who owns Wiggle Worms, an hourly child care center located in Spotsylvania Towne Centre, says it’s easy for toddlers to create. Read More
  • Ask the Expert - Allergy Partners

    We’re thrilled Dr. Posthumus from Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg is back as our March expert. With spring and pollen are in the air, the timing couldn’t be better. Let’s get right down to it with facts, tips, and myth-busting you Read More
  • Engineering For Kids

    “I believe that all children are natural engineers. They are curious, creative and kinetic. Engineering For Kids wants to help nurture and develop those minds, to help children better understand the world they live in, so that they can one Read More
  • Family Favorites: Growing Gardeners

    One of our all-time favorite spring activities to do with kids is gardening! Don’t let it intimidate you. This is definitely not something you need to over-think or over-plan. It’s all about getting a little dirty, learning about the Earth, Read More
  • Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy Moms

    As frugal a grocery shopper as I like to be, I admit I still suffer from “my kid doesn’t have enough snacks!” anxiety despite knowing he has plenty. I’m sure I’m not the only one that can go overboard with Read More
  • Letter to the Readers: Nature is Nurture

    I grew up in the 80s and 90s with the streetlight rule. After school and on the weekends, I would spend hours on end playing outdoors with my friends. We’d ride bikes for miles, toss around the football or baseball, Read More
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IMAGE It Pays to Play: The Health Benefits of Play
Sponsored content Staying healthy is a concern that we all share, and when it comes to parents, it’s a concern that extends to the entire family.... Read More...
IMAGE Ask the Expert - Allergy Partners
We’re thrilled Dr. Posthumus from Allergy Partners of Fredericksburg is back as our March expert. With spring and pollen are in the air, the timing... Read More...
IMAGE STEAM into Summer!
Our Summer Camp Fair is BACK April 6th!! There will be so much fun for the kids!   Mobile STEAM Museum with 12 hands on... Read More...
IMAGE Family Favorites: Growing Gardeners
One of our all-time favorite spring activities to do with kids is gardening! Don’t let it intimidate you. This is definitely not something you need... Read More...
IMAGE Letter to the Readers: Nature is Nurture
I grew up in the 80s and 90s with the streetlight rule. After school and on the weekends, I would spend hours on end playing outdoors with my... Read More...
IMAGE Using Nature to Nurture
The benefits of getting kids active and outdoors In an age where most kids would rather play video games or text on their cell phones, how can... Read More...
IMAGE Parenting Generation Z
A primer on today’s kids and what you can expect from them Parenting Generation Z can be a challenge. Why? Well, it was easy for my parents to set... Read More...
IMAGE 5 Ways Meal Planning Can Help Busy Families Eat Healthier
Does your family calendar look like a perplexing escape room puzzle? Do you feel the minutes ticking away each day as you race to feed your family... Read More...
IMAGE Engineering For Kids
“I believe that all children are natural engineers. They are curious, creative and kinetic. Engineering For Kids wants to help nurture and develop... Read More...
IMAGE Healthy Snack Ideas for Busy Moms
As frugal a grocery shopper as I like to be, I admit I still suffer from “my kid doesn’t have enough snacks!” anxiety despite knowing he has... Read More...
IMAGE 7 Fun Ways to Encourage Creative Play in Your Toddler
When it comes getting creative with a toddler, know it will be equal parts fun and messy. Chrissy Gibbs, who owns Wiggle Worms, an hourly child care... Read More...
IMAGE Spring Flare
These head-turning denim favorites are back. Let’s dress ‘em up and wear ‘em out. Can it be that skinny jeans have competition now? Yes! Flare... Read More...

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Engineering for Kids

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In Fredericksburg, Engineering for Kids provides a suite of programs and events for kids aged 4-14. “Subjects range from Electronic Game Design to Aerospace Engineering, Robotics to earth-friendly Environmental and Marine Engineering. Engineering For Kids is devoted to one sole purpose: to inspire the next generation of engineers.” 

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