PJ Feinstein

PJ Feinstein is the editor of Washington FAMILY and the mother of two elementary school-age boys.

“Peter Pan and Wendy” at Shakespeare Theatre Company This new adaptation will have kids cracking up — just don't expect any musical numbers

"Peter Pan and Wendy at DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company

“Peter Pan and Wendy,” a modern retelling of the classic J.M. Barrie play, has been racking up positive reviews since it opened earlier this month at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The Washington Post said it was a “wittily contemporary rendition of Neverland,” while DC Metro Theatre Arts described it as a …

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9 Best Children’s Books of 2019 Librarians share their favorite books for kids from the past year

best children's books of 2019

We asked our friends at the Baltimore County Public Library to pick the best children’s books of 2019. These wonderful tales, all published this year, are perfect for gift-giving and library-borrowing. BOARD/TODDLER “Baby Play” by Skye Silver A wide variety of babies, caregivers and families are featured dancing, laughing, splashing …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 26-29) 8 fun things to do with your kids in the DMV

Family-friendly activities around DC, including a production of Squeakers and Mr. Gumdrop at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Our picks for family-friendly activities around DC this weekend include a fun assortment of children’s plays, end-of-the-season holiday performances, a pre-New Year’s Eve dance party and “Bomb Squad Science” for kids. Thursday, December 26 “The Velveteen Rabbit” Disappointed by her Christmas gift, a girl grows to love her toy Rabbit …

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SkySquad provides parents a helping hand at Dulles Airport New concierge service wants to improve travel experience for families

SkySquad wants to improve the airport experience for families traveling with young children

If you’ve ever wished for an extra set of hands at the airport, you’re in luck. SkySquad, a new concierge service, launched earlier this month at Dulles Airport to make it easier for families who have their hands full to navigate the airport. SkySquad assistants can help with ticketing, preparing …

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Local 6th Grader Flies in “Peter Pan and Wendy” Chauncey Chestnut plays Michael Darling in new Shakespeare Theatre Company production

Chauncey Chestnut in Peter Pan and Wendy at the Shakespeare Theatre Company

Wendy Darling and her bothers. Peter Pan. The Lost Boys. In Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) new production of Peter Pan and Wendy, the characters are mostly children, but the actors who portray them are mostly adults. The exception: Chauncey Chestnut, who plays the littlest Darling sibling, Michael Darling. Chauncey, a …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 19-22) Fun things to do with your kids in the DMV

Family-friendly activities in DC this weekend include Ferris wheel rides with Santa

  Thursday, December 19 Wiggle Time Guided movement and play enhance comprehension for little ones at this engaging story time. Francis A. Gregory Library, Washington, DC at 10:30 a.m. FREE Santa Technology Workshop Design and decorate your very own 3D-printed ornament! All proceeds benefit Enable Alliance, a local nonprofit that uses …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15) Fun things to do with your kids in the DMV

Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Dec. 12-15)

Thursday, December 12 “Fiddler on the Roof” Directed by Tony-winner Bartlett Sher, this heart-warming tale focuses on family, faith and timeless traditions. Ideal for ages 8 and up. National Theatre, Washington, DC at 7:30 p.m. $54-114 Friday, December 13 Vienna Boys Choir Experience the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys …

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