Get those new planners out! Here are some things that will help keep you and the kiddos busy this week. 

The Week Ahead: January 4 – January 9, 2021

Monday

Check Your Kids’ News Knowledge

Join Enoch Pratt Free Library on Mondays at 3:30pm for a video quiz! They”ll have 5 multiple choice questions about current events — designed for kids. Kids can learn about good news, real news, even fake news, as well as cool online resources for knowledge and activities. Register to receive Zoom details. MORE

Order a Cool Progeny Winter Craft Kit

Our Winter Tot Times start on January 13th! Order your winter craft kits so that you’re ready to craft along with us — or for a “keep the kids” busy activity. We have a Yarn-Wrapped Bird Kit, a Paper Roll-Up Snowman Kit, a Cotton Ball Penguin Kit, and a Happy Home Photo Craft Kit! Order our Winter Craft Bundle and we’ll add in a glitzy snowflake magnet craft kit, too. 

Tuesday

Read Eyes That Kiss In The Corners

Eyes that Kiss In The Corners, by Joanna Ho and Dung Ho, is being released on Tuesday! This stunning new picture book tells a story about a little girl who learns to love and celebrate her Asian-shaped eyes. The premise: a young Asian girl notices that her eyes look different from her peers’. They have big, round eyes and long lashes. She realizes that her eyes are like her mother’s, her grandmother’s, and her little sister’s. They have eyes that kiss in the corners and glow like warm tea, crinkle into crescent moons, and are filled with stories of the past and hope for the future. Pre-order it now to have it delivered or download on your eReader to read it with your kids!

Wednesday

Learn All About The Science of Freezing

The Kids Room at the Maryland Science Center is exploring the science of ice this month with Let’s Freeze! Join them on January 6 at Noon for a Facebook Live event to get a sneak peek of all the activities little learners can do at MSC this month and for some icy hands-on activities you can try out at home! MORE

Draw Along with Illustrator Nina Pata

Wind down the day — and celebrate the New Year — with a read along all about keeping promises to yourself, being confident, and striving to be your best with the illustrator of I Promise, Nina Mata! After reading, Nina will guide everyone through a draw along session. Using Crayola art tools, she’ll talk about goal setting and give tips on ways to draw characters that help us understand how they are feeling. The virtual fun starts at 7 PM! MORE

Thursday

Tweens Can Try A Virtual Yoga HIIT Workout

Tweens can join instructor Bridget Strama from Child’s Heart Yoga for a yoga and HIIT class (designed for ages 9-13). Try the class on 1/7/21 for Free! This class will allow tweens to move forward with clearer and calmer minds. It will also allow for an increase in strength and flexibility in their bodies. Register in advance. Class starts at 5:15 PM. MORE

Friday

Drop Your Kids Off at The Playroom for Parents Afternoon Out

Drop the kids off for 3 hours of fun! While the kids are busy playing in The Playroom, doing activities, and having a snack; parents get time to themselves! Hosted by a nurse and kindergarten teacher. $30 per child (sibling $25). Register in advance by calling 443-640-6707. MORE

Have a Family Movie Night and Watch Charming on Netflix

Netflix’s first animated film of 2021 is released on January 8th! Tune into find out what happens when an adored prince must find his one, true soulmate on the eve of his 21st birthday. The musical features the voices of Wilmer Valderrama, Demi Lovato, Sia, Ashley Tisdale, G.E.M. and Avril Lavigne. The movie is inspired by classic fairytales like Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Snow White. MORE

Weekend

A look to some fun this weekend! We’ll post our full weekend list later this week…

Go on a Falconry Adventure

Ever wonder what it means to be a falconer or how you can identify a bird of prey? Join a naturalist from Irvine Nature Center on Saturday at 10 AM to discover the wonders of raptors. Learn what it takes to become a falconer, how to train a bird of prey, and the joys of your first free-flight! Fun for all ages! $10/participant. MORE

See “The Snow Queen” With Imagination Stage

In this adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s winter fairy tale, a powerful friendship is put to the test as four narrators bring to life the story of Gerda and Kai, whose relationship is broken by the unfeeling Snow Queen. Can Gerda save Kai before his heart is frozen solid? Imagination abounds in this magical story of courage, wit, and unshakable resilience!  Your ticket purchase includes a 25-minute live “prequel Zoom performance”, that sets the stage for the play. This interactive experience is exclusive with just 12 families at each performance, and is designed for children over the age of 5. After the interactive experience, you will receive a link to view The Snow Queen, a filmed live performance, to be enjoyed within 24 hours. Multiple times are available so the performance can work around your schedule! MORE