Folger Shakespeare Library Seeks Input From Hill Families

Kids enjoy a program at Folger Shakespeare Library/Photo by Jeff Malet

Does your Capitol Hill family love arts and theater? The Folger Shakespeare Library wants your input as it plans for future family-friendly programs. If you’re interested in helping, click here to fill out a survey.

The Folger will invite as many survey respondents as it can accommodate for late August evening discussions. Attendees will receive food, drinks and discounted tickets to the Folger’s … Read the rest

New List: Day-Off Camps on the Hill

DC Way holds one-day camps on teacher workdays, parent conference days and other short school breaks for ages 5-14.

My baby AJ (who strongly objects to being called a baby) is starting PK3 in just a few short weeks. I studied the school calendar and began to contemplate and investigate how I might cover all those parent conference days and teacher work days, lest I spend all my vacation time on those.

One option would … Read the rest

New Page: Activities and Classes

Tinkergarten at Lincoln Park

I just completed a small CHK reorganization to nest all activity lists on one main-menu page, Activities and Classes. On this page, you will find descriptions and links to lists for Parents and Parents-to-Be, Babies (under 1 year old) and Toddlers/Preschoolers (1-4 years old). Also see All the Free Things, a list of no-cost activities for all age groups.

A list for elementary age is coming soon. Comments? … Read the rest

CHK Blog Update, Aug. 2: Four Months

Summer with Tinkergarten

Hi all! Capitol Hill Kid turned 4 months old on July 28. Here are highlights from the past month:

And that’s about it for the past month. CHK took a little rest … Read the rest

Playing on the ‘Lawn’ Is Perfect for Preschoolers

Hello again, Capitol Hill moms and dads! Last weekend, my sisters were in town and we checked out “Lawn” at the National Building Museum. Everyone–including my tween nieces–had a great time, but I think the preschooler had the best time of all.

“Lawn” is a rolling, fake-grass hill with steep inclines and plateaus. We hiked straight up and found unoccupied hammocks to loll around. Then we played cornhole.

AJ ran around and rolled down the … Read the rest

Celebrate With the Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade

The Mall may be too much this year, but luckily we have our own parade. Bring your little ones to the Capitol Hill Community 4th of July Parade on Barracks Row. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at 8th and I Streets SE and ends at the Eastern Market Metro Plaza.

Follow it up with brunch at one of the many delicious restaurants on Barracks Row. Also note: Elemeno will be closed for play, but open … Read the rest

Exploring–and Getting Muddy–With Tinkergarten

City kids might need more direction in getting dirty than their rural/suburban counterparts. Enter Tinkergarten, an outdoor class where kids explore and learn about nature. AJ and I had a great time–and got really muddy–at Tinkergarten this past spring at Lincoln Park.

Below I’ll tell you all about our recently completed spring session–but first, I want to let you know that you can still join summer sessions at Lincoln Park at a discounted rate. Also, … Read the rest