Reader Question on a Rainy Day: Indoor Play Spaces

AJ at Elemeno

Hey neighbors, I received a question from a reader this morning: Does Capitol Hill Kid have a list of all the indoor play spaces in the metro area?

Well, nope, I don’t, but check out these great lists:

As I’ve … Read the rest

Halloween Kids Art Project Tomorrow at Plum Patch

Make this bat puppet at Plum Patch tomorrow.

Make a bat puppet with wings that flap and create spooky Halloween scene at Plum Patch tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-noon at Shopkeepers, 1231 Florida Ave NE. Halloween costumes are welcome.

Plum Patch is the project of two Capitol Hill moms of toddlers who want their kids to have more opportunities to create, explore and have fun in a class-based environment. Plum Patch believes in using … Read the rest

A Swimming Start at Old City Swim School

Old City Swim School holds classes at the Model Secondary School for Deaf (MSSD) pool on the Gallaudet University campus.

Last weekend, AJ had his first swimming lesson with Old City Swim School, a local swim school that holds lessons at pools on the campus of Gallaudet University. Old City offers “Parent and Tot” classes for children ages 2-3, and “Learn to Swim” for kids 3 and up (see descriptions here). AJ, … Read the rest

Kidsinger Jim Starts New Weekly Puppet Show at Eastern Market

Big news: Popular local kids’ entertainer Kidsinger Jim will offer a new weekly series of puppet shows, “Tuesdays at 10,” at Eastern Market starting on Oct. 22. He is offering a free show this coming Tuesday, Oct. 8.

Kidsinger Jim has been singing exclusively for audiences of children and families since 1992 with over 4,000 performances to date.

“At Eastern Market, I am doing a slightly smaller version of the show compared to what I … Read the rest

Opening ‘Weekend of Wonder’ at the National Children’s Museum, Nov. 1-2

The new National Children’s Museum has announced tickets for sale to its opening festivities Nov. 1-2. The mission of the museum is to inspire children to care about and change the world.

Opening Gala

Friday, Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m., Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave NW, $750 pp (includes admission to the after party and the family celebration). Featuring Ginger Zee, Good Morning America anchor and ABC News chief meteorologist. Formal attire, colorful tie … Read the rest

At Elemeno, New Dance Classes and Revived Member Socials

Elemeno is my favorite neighborhood play space for little kids. I have treated it as if it were my own living room, starting when AJ was about 6 months old. Elemeno saw him scoot, crawl, toddle, walk and then run! Elemeno, located at 709 8th St SE, is always changing things up–refreshing toys and offering new opportunities. Here’s what’s new at Elemeno this fall.

New: Tippi Toes at Elemeno

Elemeno is hosting two weekly … Read the rest