Cultural attractions may be shuttered due to coronavirus, but when one door closes, a (browser) window opens. World-famous museums, zoos, theaters, historic sites, and natural wonders are offering amazing virtual tours, free online educational programs, and web-based STEM and art projects. So if you feel like your kids could use a boost of excitement while learning from home, why not let them tour Buckingham Palace, "walk" the Great Wall of China, or see Everest up close? They may have to skip field trips right now, but that doesn't mean they have to miss out on the fun!
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Keeping a toddler occupied and happy day after day in quarantine is no small feat! Children in this age group aren't super interested in watching a TV show and rarely stay engaged in one activity for long. But give them pots and pans to bang on, water to splash in, or music to dance to, and, as any parent of a 1 or 2 year old will tell you, toddlers are at their happiest.
So, we've put together a list of toddler activities that will encourage little ones to create, move, learn, and have fun.
For more ideas on how to help kids of all ages have fun during the quarantine, check out our Coronavirus Guide for Parents. Don't be surprised if any of your toddler's older siblings want to join in on the activities below. These ideas are fun for a range of age groups. For ideas to keep your baby occupied, read our 12 Easy DIY Sensory Activities for Babies.
We here at Mommy Poppins are always on a mission to bring you the best ideas, events, and places for family fun. But with this week’s continuing and unprecedented response to the coronavirus pandemic, we’re here to tell you where not to go. As you probably already know, most of the kid-friendly programs, events, and yes, even schools, have been shut down for the near future. To help you best plan and prepare for this tough stretch, we’ve compiled the schools, museums, zoos, play spaces, and more that have closed their doors to help stop the spread of this virus.
Don’t let the winter chill or a tight budget keep you and your kiddos from taking a swim! Philadelphia is home to some great indoor swimming pools that are available for open swim, several of which don’t require a membership at all, while others will get you and the kids swimming with an inexpensive membership.
Read on for our top picks for indoor pools for kids and families in Philly, and if you need more ideas on what to do when you can’t get outside, check out our Indoor Activities Guide.
Of course, winter in the Washington, DC area can be a parenting challenge. Staving off cabin fever with a house full of young children is enough to make parents reconsider the wisdom of living near the nation's capital.
We at Mommy Poppins DC are here to help you keep boredom at bay during this season of snow and sleet. And we're confident that with everything Washington, DC has to offer, even the most finicky kids will remain entertained until the warmer weather returns in April.
So let's not belabor the introduction here. What follows is a list of some of our favorite winter activities in and around the nation's capital sure to provide an ideal break from winter fatigue. They include museum hopping, sledding, ice skating, even a nature walk or two.
What are DC-area families to do when all the gifts are opened and kids are chomping at the bit to get out of the house? From FREE fun to great winter activities, Mommy Poppins DC has you covered. Read on for our top picks for what to do during this holiday school break.
Check in with our events calendar, too, for more ideas.
Any parent knows that taking the kids to the zoo is a win - burning up energy outside, seeing favorite and exotic animals up close, and maybe picking up a souvenir on the way out is a recipe for a great day. The DC Zoo, officially known as the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, is no exception and a must for families, whether they’re local or just visiting the nation’s capitol. Read on for what you need to know before you go and our top tips for making the most out of your visit.
This fall, Philly families can pick the perfect pumpkin, get lost in a corn maze, enjoy some scary (or not-so-scary) Halloween fun, and get an artful fright at the Race Street Pier’s latest art installation. Ghost Ship, which opens to the public on Friday, October 4, 2019, celebrates the Delaware River’s long history with ships and shipbuilding.