Family & Pets
Entrepreneur, educator and owner of two Baltimore preschool locations, Janelle Glasser knows just what parents should look for in choosing their child’s babysitter.
When that final school bell rings, parents will look to find ways to occupy children’s time. There are several places of interest in the Baltimore area that will deter the summer whining about boredom and having nothing to do. Here is a sampling of exhibits available to
experience. Some are permanent, while others are visiting exhibits.
Each year, Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks opens its many pools so that the public can escape the heat, have a good time and splash around. There are quite a few pools and splash pads, both indoors and outdoors, in the area in which people can frolic and exercise at the same time. Here is a small sampling of the pools available throughout the city where one can escape the heat and humidity through the month of August.
Outdoors or indoors, there is plenty of fun to be had this summer in Baltimore for kids. From playing in water at a splash pad to joining a reading club, Baltimore has a host of free activities for kids this summer.
In Baltimore, the best firework shows combine the grandeur of a light show up high and a party on the ground. Join any one of the following events for a good time this summer!
As the weather begins to get warmer, parents will be looking for family-friendly events to frequent. In the Baltimore area, the National Aquarium is a world-class venue which is specifically geared to all members of the family. Here is a sampling of some of the exhibits which will appeal to all family members, no matter the age.
Skateparks allow skateboarders to show-off their skills on half-pipes, quarter pipes, spine transfers, handrails, fun boxes, vert ramps, and many more recreational features. The first skateboards, introduced to the world in the early 1940s, were made of wood boxes with roller skate wheels. Today’s skateboards are sleek and very different to the box crates of old. Young and old have fun skateboarding at skate parks. Baltimore skateboarders will find a plentiful amount of skate parks in Baltimore. The following skate parks provide challenging courses to novice and experienced skateboarders alike.
Krystl Dontell-Sasser is the General Manager of SoBo Dog Daycare & Spa. As a child Dontell-Sasser helped her mother foster and rehabilitate dogs that were severely abused. Dontell-Sasser said she feels like she understands dogs more than people. She provides five tips on how to keep your pet cool this summer.
Eager to attract summer vacationers, museums will be throwing open the doors and rolling out the special activities for those interested in opening their minds, expanding their horizons and hands-on fun. Check out some of these upcoming exhibits and get ready to participate in some out-of-the-ordinary entertainment.
Keeping fit is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, for busy parents, it can be hard to find time to exercise. A couple of Maryland health club want to help busy parents stay fit by offering child care.
There’s no better time than the spring to enjoy a picnic in Charm City, where the venues are as rich in history as they are beautiful. Visitors will want to have their cameras ready to capture the various mementos that are sure to frequent these ventures.
If carefully selected, a good playground is open, sunny, fun, and safe. Here are five playgrounds in the Baltimore area which fit all of these categories. Phone up another parent, set a date, pack up the kids, and get ready to play!