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Patricia Velkoff

My Turn: Never the Right Numbers

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By Patricia Velkoff What is lost when young people become too focused on numeric feedback? Here in Northern Virginia, a number of the high school...

The Classroom Outside of Four Walls: Outdoor Education Programs

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At Maydale Nature Classroom, children who visit campus will hear the sounds of the green frogs, tree frogs and bullfrogs and see the gnawed-on...

Education’s Unsung Heroes Honored Through Art

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When Terri Downey-Holton, a training specialist in food and nutrition services at Baltimore City Schools, was recognized in a special art exhibit, she felt...

Keeping Your Kid Uninjured and Off the Bench

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Staying active is an important part of staying healthy, and spring sports are a great way to keep your child on the move. However,...

Are Rare Diseases More Common Than We Think?

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When you hear hoof beats, think horses—not zebras. This is what doctors are taught during their training, meaning that the first and more likely...
A girl holds her elbow in discomfort.

Rare Disease Day: What Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Is (And Isn’t)

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Flexibility is usually described as a positive trait in children. They might be able to do party tricks like bend their pinky backwards or...

WATCH: Mad science, backbends, arts & crafts at MoCo Camp Fair

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A little girl walks up to a bubbling chemistry flask with soap oozing over the sides. “Do you want to wash your hands like a...

Meet the Camps! Washington FAMILY Summer Camp Fair: Bethesda, MD

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With sunny skies on Sunday came nearly a dozen camps and summer programs at Westfield Montgomery mall in Bethesda. The 2023 Washington FAMILY Summer Camps...

What to Remember When Packing for Camp

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Every year, the highlights of camp season are different. A new friend made, a new hobby discovered or perhaps a new favorite food. But...

Editor’s Picks: Balance bike, party games and more indoor and outdoor fun

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By Elena Epstein, Director of the National Parenting Product Awards. All images are provided. Bunny Hopkins Swing Collection A unique handmade wooden disc swing for indoor...