I have long loved Labyrinth Game Shop, but I figured it would be a few more years before my preschooler could really appreciate it beyond pulling Lego sets from the shelves. Not so! I recently learned that Labyrinth offers a special class that teaches game play to 3 to 5 year olds. “First Moves,” held 9:30-10:30 one Saturday morning a month, is designed to help children learn how to take turns, … Read the rest
Sunday forecast: Rain, more rain, and a chance of Halloween-themed fun! If you’re dreading another indoor Sunday AND you want to do something seasonal with the kids, I have the ticket for you: Kidsinger Jim and the Big Barn Puppets are performing “Halloween at the Farm,” a 60-minute show featuring life-sized puppets and live music, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Miracle Theatre on Barracks Row.
Do you know Kidsinger Jim? He performs … Read the rest
We’re getting excited for Hilloween tonight. Brush up on the basics by reading this guest post by organizer Heather Schoell. Heather has an update: Kidsinger Jim will be playing at the North Hall Plaza (7th and North Carolina) and DC Way will be playing soccer with kids on 7th Street.
I’ll be there with Batman. See you all at Hilloween!
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:
- 13 Indoor Play Spaces for Energetic Kids in DC – Red Tricycle
- 14 Indoor Play Spaces Every DC Parent Should Know About – Mommy Nearest
- The Great Indoors – Kid Friendly DC
As I’ve … Read the rest
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
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
There are two upcoming days off on the DCPS calendar: Friday, Oct. 11 for parent-teacher conferences and Monday, Oct. 14 for Columbus Day. Want to get those days covered? See CHK’s list of Day-Off Camps on the Hill.