It’s Your Move, Kid: Game Play for Preschoolers at Labyrinth

First Moves at Labyrinth

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

Rainy Sunday Salvation: Kidsinger Jim at Miracle Theatre

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

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