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The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Fun in DC

Editor’s Note: Due to COVID and the Omicron variant, things can change quickly regarding openings, hours and safety measures. Please check the website listed  for the most up-to-date information for each location below before planning your next adventure.  When it’s too cold to play outdoors head to one of these fun-filled indoor venues for an afternoon of adventure. From an epic indoor space where you can climb, splash and explore to an innovative museum that teaches you how to be a spy, these indoor activities will entertain, engage and educate your kiddos in a cozy, climate-controlled environment. Read on for the details on the best indoor activities  near Washington, DC. photo: International Spy Museum International Spy Museum Do you have...

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The Importance of Outdoor Play

  Samuel making a pine cone bird feeder Outdoor play at school is widely seen as a purely recreational activity—a chance for kids to take a break from their studies. This time is typically short (20 minutes, on average), and is often dependent on favorable weather conditions. But there is a case to be made for children to spend more time outside during the school day as they develop a multitude of valuable skills from being in nature. Resilience Give children access to fallen tree branches and watch as they construct a lean-to shelter with sheer determination. They exercise teamwork and problem-solving as they experiment with various arrangements to ensure the structure is stable. When setbacks occur, children rise to...

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What is Momentum?

All moving objects have momentum. Another way to think about momentum is how hard it is to stop a moving object. It’s harder to stop an object moving quickly than an object moving slowly. What is the momentum equation? All moving objects have momentum. Momentum is a vector quantity which means it has size AND direction. Momentum (kg m/s ) = mass ( kg ) x velocity (m/s ) Easy way to demonstrate momentum One very simple way to demonstrate momentum is to roll a small ball or toy car down a ramp so it collides with another ball or toy car at the bottom. Ramp for a toy car As the ball or car rolls down the ramp its...

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Here’s all of the original content you can watch on Apple TV+ right now

Apple is going all-in on the video entertainment business with these originals. Apple TV+, Apple's streaming video service, is full of new original content you can't find anywhere else, including a library of Apple TV+ shows and movies that is getting quite large. If you're looking for a new TV show to watch or a feature film to get into, we've got a complete list of all the Apple TV+ shows and movies streaming right now. Apple TV+ shows and movies: Dramas Comedies Adult animation Kids and Family Feature films Documentaries Talk shows Podcasts Coming Soon If you're wanting to know what's coming soon to Apple TV+, we've got you covered there too with a roundup of all of the...

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“What’s The Most Intimate Moment You’ve Had With A Complete Stranger?” (65 Stories)

A kind word, a hug when needed, and a pinch of empathy are sometimes all that’s needed to make someone smile when they’re down and to feel supported when things seem darkest. We’re all human after all, but sometimes we forget that as we’re busily rushing about doing whatever it is that we do. However, when we slow down, when we get outside of our heads, we can start to notice strangers in need. Strangers who might need a helping hand. Our helping hand.In a series of honest, emotional, and soul-healing posts on Reddit, internet users shared the most intimate moments they had with complete strangers. The posts are like chicken soup for the heart and soul, dear Pandas, and...

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