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Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

Creating fog clouds, bubbling potions and laser light shows are some of Eric Krupkin’s favorite hobbies. With the right chemicals, a white lab coat and a simple flick of the wrist, Krupkin, 42, uses these skills to transform from an Ellicott City husband and father of two into Eric Energy, a science...

  • 50 places to take the kids in Howard County

    50 places to take the kids in Howard County

    The next time your children say they are bored, have a look around. Howard County is home to everything from a circus school to a motorcycle museum. In nice weather, farms and parks offer an excuse to get some fresh air. Here are 50 places to take the kids in 2017.

  • More joy, less scoring for preschoolers in sports

    More joy, less scoring for preschoolers in sports

    From the stands, the soccer match might have looked a bit odd. The coach was singing most of the directions and applauding players for being good listeners. But the goal wasn't scoring — it was learning the basics of the sport and thinking positively about themselves and others, and the 12 preschoolers...

  • National Aquarium offers free admission to kids who participate in book club

    National Aquarium offers free admission to kids who participate in book club

    The Read to Reef book club is returning to Baltimore in March, offering kids free National Aquarium admission as an incentive to read.  Throughout March, Baltimore children with an Enoch Pratt Free Library card can visit any Pratt branch to receive a special bookmark and a list of aquatic-centric...

  • Yes, our expectations do shape our children's behavior — profoundly

    Yes, our expectations do shape our children's behavior — profoundly

    One of the most exciting days of my life was when I discovered I could get "This American Life" — the public radio show that explores the nuances of humanity through interviews and storytelling — as a podcast on my smartphone. Since that glorious day, nearly every episode logged has taught, reminded...

  • Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center has averaged more than 4,000 births during the past nine years, making it the busiest hospital in Baltimore for deliveries. In 2016, about 4,100 were delivered at GBMC. Here's a look at the most popular names for the new arrivals.

  • Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Last January, after a winter storm dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on the region, many Baltimoreans were given two great gifts: an extended break from school and work, and some serious sledding hills to explore. Lutherville resident Dan Taylor and his daughter Ryan, now 9, found their sledding...

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  • Two Roland Park students win national prize for coloring book

    Two Roland Park students win national prize for coloring book

    Hope Sacco can trace her doubts about herself as far back as when she was 6 years old, when the brunette asked her parents to buy her a blonde wig. Anna Doherty can recall even in recent years being so unsure of herself that she would shy away from speaking up in class. Determined to move past...

  • Corn maze mayhem: Farmers go above and beyond to attract fall visitors

    Corn maze mayhem: Farmers go above and beyond to attract fall visitors

    It takes most people two hours to complete a series of corn mazes at Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm — maybe 40 minutes if you're really an expert. But for those responsible for the maze, it's more of a yearlong effort. And, as families flock to corn mazes across the state each fall, it's not enough...

  • Baltimore named one of the best cities for trick-or-treating in U.S.

    Baltimore named one of the best cities for trick-or-treating in U.S.

    When you're trick-or-treating, there are several factors to to consider — namely, where to rack up the most candy safely and in the least amount of time. Thankfully, Baltimoreans looking for the best places to trick-or-treat don’t have to go far, according to online real estate database company...

  • Rushing in feels right, but holding back gives more

    Rushing in feels right, but holding back gives more

    A friend once shared a parable with me about a man watching a butterfly struggling to emerge from its cocoon. Trying to help, the man snipped the butterfly's cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute...

  • Hospitals embrace family programming as medical benefits emerge

    Hospitals embrace family programming as medical benefits emerge

    When it comes to life-threatening illnesses in children, many families are learning there is more to treatment than pills. There are prepared meals and outings, opportunities to paint a picture and even a fresh set of clothes. There once was little consideration given to patients' and their families'...

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