Want To Play A Ukulele ​or Djembe? Just head to the library!

Now while you borrow your newest mystery thriller you can also borrow a music instrument from the Montgomery County Library Of Things located at the Twinbrook branch. They have a range of ukuleles, electric guitars, amps, djembes, and some lesser-known percussion instruments all to borrow for free. When we stumbled upon this, I knew we

Additional Articles by Amanda

Putting everything I want to share on (virtual) paper goes two ways for me. Either I’m completely stuck on how to begin or it’s like my fingers are flying on the keyboard cranked up on coffee! Sometimes I just want to keep sharing about music and movement with young children or prenatal/postnatal fitness, other times

Play With Your Food To Build Pre-Writing Skills!

Did you ever think you would encourage your little one to play with their food? What if it would help to build their pre-writing skills? Play on and eat up little one! What Are Pre-Writing Skills? Pre-writing skills are the fundamentals young children need to master in order to complete more advanced writing tasks. Between

6 Things I’m Afraid My Kid Will Do In Class

Afraid of what your little one will do in a group activity for the first time? Here are some of the top fears parents face when starting a new class and some comforting words of wisdom: 1. Lick the mirror Mirrors are like this magical portal that must be licked. Toddlers are developmentally egotistical, which

My Baby Can Read! How Reading To Infants Develops A Lifelong Love of Reading!

I know from the title you can tell how excited I am that my baby can read! No, not picking up a random book and deciphering the words, but really starting to read on his current developmental level.   Where does reading begin? When should I read to a baby? What does this look like for

Lots of Free Classes This Weekend At NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo!

Lots of Free Classes This Weekend! NBC4’s Health & Fitness Expo March 10-11th Washtington Convention Center, Halls D &E Saturday, March 10 9-5pm Sunday, March 11 9-4pm   I’ll be there with free classes! There are lots of free things for all ages at this huge event, but be sure to find me to dance

Teaching With Breakfast Pizza!

Ok, I’m sure by now you’re probably wondering, “Does this family eat anything that isn’t pizza?” Yes, actually the only thing this kid typically eats for breakfast is porridge. (That’s right, not oatmeal, I said porridge like Goldilocks and the bears…) But today we were out of his typical favorite so when I asked what

Baby Wearing Tour of Botanical Gardens!

Looking for another place to meet up with other babywearing parents? While I love dancing with you all on Tuesdays in Baby Mombo, I am super excited to find out about another baby wearing activity on Thursdays. The National Botanical Garden offers 45-minute guided tours on Thursdays at 10:30 am with different explorations each week.

Indoor Playground Fun!

Looking for fun indoor playground ideas? Here are some local options to get out and play with your little one!   Free: Westfield Wheaton Mall  Storyville Montgomery County Open Gym (Scroll until you see “Tiny Tots/Li’l Ones” for specific location information.)   Paid: Skill Zone DC   Busy Bees   Be With Me- The Playseum

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