WeLove Nature

DC outdoors is so good! 

It’s so amazing to live in a area that provides such a diverse entertainment scene. From the free museums , to swanky little restaurants to the ah- mazing outdoors DC does not lack “things to do”. Fletcher’s Cove is such a wonderful experience in Georgetown. 

Fishing, canoeing and the beautiful opportunity to connect with what matters can all be experienced in this beautiful space. 

C&O Canal has quite an interesting history so you just may learn something by taking a visit to this space.

Where does your family go to enjoy the outdoors?

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WeLove Wild Kratts

My baby is most definitely a PBS kid! PBS is the only channel I feel comfortable really leaving the room and knowing that my child is being entertained and educated without any offensive content. One of her many favorites are the Wild Kratt brothers! Liv has her very own creature power suit and pretends to go on each adventure with the crew!  

 The amount accurate wildlife knowledge that my child has and her excitement to share it all brings so much joy to me. So when we found out the Wild Kratts were going to be live in DC us along with tons of other families quickly purchased tickets. After counting down for like what felt like forever… It was Showtime! Seeing the sheer light in her face made the moment perfect!    

 SN: Another beautiful part of PBS programming and Wild Kratts specifically is the representation of brown people. The brown girl power on the Wild Kratts is intentional and motivating. They have most definitely won our house over as true fans!

WeLove The National Book Festival 2015

I love an annual event that you can experience differently every year! While always enjoyable, I feel really charged up about my experience at yesterday’s National Book Festival! The event yesterday was massive per standard. Arriving via metro is always encouraged ,and for my family interest heading directly to the children’s floor is always our first and usually only area of interest for the day. Highlight of the children’s floor are the Scholastic area which this year consisted of storytime, fun family photo booth, character encounters, coloring, balloon figures, free books which ran out way too early for the smaller kids as well as an active vision board that allowed kids to express how reading empowers them.

   

Because we enjoy good eats I must highlight the Caribbean food vendor that every year provides affordable, flavorful and filling eats! Yummy my vegan bowl was too good! Back to the books… AARP provided free books signed by the author, totes with giveaways, photo booth, 3D virtual reality glasses to demo as well as a cool ass 3D printer that I obviously now NEED in my life. 

 The little chess and knome pieces pictured took 20 min each to print… Imagine printing mini versions of your loved ones! How futuristic!

Wells Fargo had a massive space to engage families. 

   
      Panning for gold, lassoing horses,  super comfy storytime set up. After each storytime the children were gifted with the book or horse stuffed animal that was read about.

HIGHLIGHT alert!!! Yesterday we met Sonia Manzano! AKA Maria from Sesame Street!  

 

Words can’t even describe! My Mother, Myself and My Daughter have long been apart of the Sesame viewership legacy. To meet a beautiful , humble soul that feels like they had a major role in raising you is exciting and humbling!  

  Becoming Maria is the new memoir she put out! Check her story out!

National Geographic also had a area focused on planets and space discovery. We are definitely excited to add space camp to her activities once Liv becomes of age for the program.

   
 

Just when we thought our day was concluding we headed to the evening poetry slam! My God! The Young Kings that spoke so genuinely and courageously inspired me! I feel honored to have heard their strong words and for my daughter to have been exposed to such strength! Kids are so important! They are to be valued and heard always!

WeLove Campfires

Watkins Park Nature Center hosted their first campfire for the season and we were thrilled to attend with friends. Mommy was just as excited as Liv for our first campfire together. Daddy just got her a fun new lantern that she just had to bring along. The campfire gathering lasted 1.5 hours. Our time was filled with a play, a pictionary style learning activity about insects, lots of shared nature learning and of course we ended our time with songs and roasting of marshmallows. Have I already mentioned how much I love a good park! This event was such a wonderful way to utilize time away from the screen.

   
       

Farm Month

 

Good weather is upon us so it’s the perfect time to spend a day or if your a fanatic like us multiple days at the zoo! April is highlighted as Farm Month. Children have the opportunity to meet animals, observe feedings and other special calendar events. Be sure to check the DC Zoo Website before your visit so that you can plan your visit according to your interest.  So grab a friend, pack a lunch and enjoy your day!

         

WeLove Nature

 

Nature is Amazing! I am constantly learning and connected when I am at a park! This week we had the opportunity to attend a Educational puppet show and learning through artifacts session at Watkins Regional Park. This was a fun interactive way to educate your littles! If your homeschooling your child this is a golden opportunity to get a minimal cost enrichment. Here Liv is standing out at the pond with her nature center teacher holding a frog egg mass. There are many parks with amazing weekday and weekend programs that the entire family can enjoy be sure to check out your local park service.