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Virginia Beach Public Library Offers Free Coding Games for Kids

Looking for activities for the kids? Why not try some fun coding games? The Virginia Beach Public Library has put together a list of free coding activities for kids. These games and activities encourage concepts such as sequencing and pattern recognition, plus skills including problem-solving, collaboration, and persistence through these “unplugged” coding activities: Move It,…Continue Reading

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Get Free Admission at National Parks on These Select Dates 2021

The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has announced free admission dates for 2021. U.S. Residents can visit over 100 national parks across 36 states, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Rocky Mountain, Everglades, Denali, Zion, and more. For 2021, six fee-free dates have been announced: January 18: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. April 17:…Continue Reading

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101 Riddles For the Family. How Many Can You Guess Correctly?

Need a little break to unwind with some fun brain teasers? Check out Parade Magazine’s ultimate list of the best riddles of all time. Parade divided the quizzes into categories like Easy, For Kids, Funny, Math, Word, and Really Hard Riddles. Easy Riddles: What has to be broken before you can use it? Kids Riddles: I follow you all the…Continue Reading

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Turn Any Room Into a Classroom with These Free Online Resources

With schools across Hampton Roads implementing distance learning this fall, many organizations are offering free resources for students from activity books to virtual field trips. Our friends at 13NewsNow compiled a huge list of links to help turn any room into a classroom. Free learning workbooks  Live, interactive virtual camps  Interactive study guides  Rosie Riveters STEM…Continue Reading

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20 Local Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads for the Family

MyActiveChild.com has put together a list of 20 Scavenger Hunts in Hampton Roads. Take pictures throughout Fort Monroe, check out the Mermaids in Norfolk, find painted rocks in Newport News, Dinosaurs in Virginia Beach or sign-up to be a citizen scientist to help the Elizabeth River Project! 1. Chesapeake Arboretum Scavenger Hunt 2. Elizabeth River Project Scavenger Hunts  3. Historical Fort Monroe Picture Biking Scavenger Hunt…Continue Reading

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YouTube Is Offering 100 Kids Movies And Specials For Free!

YouTube Kids, the child-focused version of Google’s massive video site, plans to add over a hundred movies and specials this summer. YouTube Kids launched “Summer of Movies” to help keep kids entertained with its child-friendly content. The streaming service will release new content every Monday until August 31st. The new selection will include Tayo the Little…Continue Reading

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10 Frozen Treats To Make For Your Dog All Summer Long {How-To-Video}

Dogs are man (and woman’s) best friend so treat your BFF to a frozen treat you can make at home.    4 Ingredient Yogurt Pops Banana, Peanut Butter, Carrot and Bacon Pupsicles 3 Ingredient Frozen Chicken Bites Frozen Pumpkin and Banana Dog Treats Banana and Peanut Butter Pops Apple and Peanut Putter Pops Watermelon Pupsicles…Continue Reading