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23+ High Quality, “Don’t Miss This” Summer Camps in Howard County for Summer 2017Education Featured Parenting 

23+ High Quality, “Don’t Miss This” Summer Camps in Howard County for Summer 2017

Summer 2017 is approaching, and so is summer vacation.  As a former teacher, I can tell you that summer can do some damage to your child’s skills.  Every year the kids come back to school with lower reading and math abilities than they left with the previous year. The reasons will be obvious to most parents who have themselves spent their summers watching TV, hanging out with friends and avoiding anything remotely academic.  Of course, there were always a few kids who did not suffer from the summer effect.  These…

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Two Great Interactive STEM Exhibits at the SmithsonianEducation Engineering Parenting 

Two Great Interactive STEM Exhibits at the Smithsonian

If you are a parent in central Maryland and you’re reading this, odds are you’ll share the refrain I hear so often “The Smithsonian museums are so close to us, yet we only go if guests are in town.” It’s really sad when parents say this, because their kids are missing out on so much great stuff. I’d like to recommend two relatively new exhibits at the Smithsonian that are truly outstanding. They are especially good because they are interactive and unusual, not to mention fun. The exhibits in question…

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