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13 Nighttime Thrills
& Daylight Chills


If you haven't already - check out our awesome list of Halloween activities near you! How scared are you willing to get? From zombie walks to creepy haunted houses, we have you covered on the best local Halloween events all over the DMV.

 
HALLOWEEN
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ARTICLES   
 
The spookiest holiday of the year is approaching, so we thought we'd celebrate by summoning a few creepy Halloween apps that will make you howl, scream and laugh. If you're looking to get into the spirit of All Hallows' Eve, then check out these six fun and frightening apps for iPhone and Android devices and tablets.
 
What's the secret to learning? Movement. These everyday activities offer great ways to get children moving and help them develop skills they'll use for life:

1. Just Dance - Dancing helps children develop confidence in their bodies, aids their dexterity and elevates their mood. Children at... 
 
 
EVENTS  

When:
Oct. 29
Where:
 Gymboree Play and Music
318 S. Pickett St.
Alexandria, VA


When:
 Oct. 31
Where: International Spy Museum
800 F. St. NW
Washington, D.C.


When: Oct. 30
Where: Center Stage
700 North Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD

Click here for more events happening this week!

Mom Review: Ballerina Dreams   
Mom Reviewer: Kate Schwarz 
 
I dare you to read this book and not get goosebumps up and down your arm. Michaela DePrince's rags-to-riches tale is almost unbelievable, from its tragic beginnings to fairytale ending. And it's all true. This book is a Step Into Reading book, rated Level 4, geared towards 7 to 9 year-olds. I say this first because DePrince's story has some difficult facts for young kids to absorb, and the questions kids will likely ask have some sobering answers. Despite the image of the graceful ballerina on the cover, know that... to read the rest, click here!  
We have been running the Best for FAMILIES survey in our magazine for more than 20 years! This year, we surveyed thousands of DMV moms and dads in over 200 categories and rounded up tens of thousands of votes. Take a "scroll" down this list for access to the D.C. area's Best for FAMILIES restaurants, retail, activities, trips and more!
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