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2016 Camp and Summer Programs Directory

Compiled by Joyce Heid Yes, itΓÇÖs only February, but you can bet local camps and summer programs are already making their plans for summer 2016ΓÇöand you should be, too! Below is a listing of scores of area programs that are looking forward to keeping your children happily engaged and occupied …

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Let’s Eat – February 2016

┬á By Kit Waskom Pollard ┬á Kate Halushka had a really sweet summer last year. Literally. Kate, a Lutherville 14-year-old, spent a week at Kids Cook! dessert camp in Pikesville, where she learned to make everything from doughnuts to hand pies to ice cream, all under the tutelage of the …

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Learning to Fly

&nbsp by Amy Souza &nbsp Bill and Suzanne Mannion watched their older daughter, Emma, struggle during first grade. Other students made fun of her for having trouble with simple addition, and the Mannions could see their daughter’s self-esteem drop. They feared she might get held back a grade and worried …

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B’More Healthy – January 2016

By Suzanne Pollak With winter comes sledding, snowmen, andΓÇömuch less joyouslyΓÇöthe inevitable runny nose and cough. But for the very youngest of our children, the typical cold symptoms can turn into more than just an inconvenience and are definitely nothing to play with. Almost all children have had a respiratory …

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You Have the Right to Refuse:

By Joanne Giza 26, 46, 14, 16. No, that series of numbers isnΓÇÖt Joe Flacco barking out a play on third-and-long. It’s the number of hours third-graders spend taking standardized tests annually in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Howard County, respectively. ThatΓÇÖs a lot of hoursΓÇöway too …

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Game On! – January 2016

By Patrick Gutierrez Rodney Johnson was some athlete. Johnson, whom I went to high school with 25 years ago in Southern California, was a classic three-sport star. Six-foot-two and blazing fast, he played football in the fall, once scoring five touchdowns to lead us to victory on homecoming night. In …

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Tech Talk – January 2016

By Sandra Gordon Handing our smartphones or iPads to our children can be a sanity saver on a long car ride or when we’re in line at the supermarket. But can letting them play Monkey Preschool Lunchbox or Temple RunΓÇöor even Skype with GrandmaΓÇöbe putting them in danger? Wireless devices …

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Your Special Child – January 2016

By Amy Landsman The door in a corridor at the Loyola Clinical Centers in Belvedere Square is blandly marked ΓÇ£storage.ΓÇ¥ Inside, however, stuffed from floor to ceiling, is a wonderland of toys: trucks, dollhouses, puzzlesΓÇöeven a mini basketball hoop. TheyΓÇÖre all tools of the trade for Loyola University Maryland graduate …

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Last But Not Least – January 2016

By Lisa Robinson ┬á In this new year, I challenge mothers everywhere to learn to say ΓÇ£yesΓÇ¥ more often. We’ve already had enough difficulty saying ΓÇ£no.ΓÇ¥ No to the outrageous demands of our children. You know, 8-year-olds who want iPhones. Teenagers who want cars and lavish vacations. But, more often …

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