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Giveaway: Enter for a Chance to Win a Free Lesson with the International School of Music!

 

Is this the year your child learns to play music?  Did you or someone you know get a guitar, keyboard, drum set, or another instrument for the holidays?

If so, then it’s time to TAKE MUSIC LESSONS at the International School of Music!  With two locations in Bethesda and Potomac, the school is the premier provider of music lessons in all instruments and voice to students of all ages and levels.

With online and in-person lessons, the International School of Music brings together a community of dedicated, experienced, world-class faculty that offers personalized lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, viola, cello, flute, drums, saxophone, clarinet, harp, recorder, trumpet, trombone,  toddler and preschooler music classes and more!

Their teaching methods are student-centered, focused on individual learning styles and personal goals to help each student reach his or her full musical potential.

 

The School’s fun and exciting Musical Ladder curriculum that rewards practicing and achievement helps students with motivation as they win certificates, wristbands, and trophies.  And students get to explore music they are passionate about, whether they play classical, rock, pop, jazz, folk, or music from another genre.

Even more, the amazing virtual performance opportunities as well as many Ambassador community recitals all lead up to exciting concerts at the Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Strathmore where students thrive & have fun!

So, for the musician in your family or circle of friends, there is nothing quite like the joy that comes from learning music! They’ll be thanking you every time they learn a new song, or master a new technique.

For more information about International School of Music and their programs, visit their website. Or give them a call at 301-365-5888.  And be sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a free lesson and claim their amazing $94 offer when you register for lessons by January 15!

Give your kids something to get excited about and let The International School of Music bring out their inner star!

 

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Giveaway:   Three KFDC readers can win a half-hour private music lesson with the International School of Music in any instrument or voice with one of their amazing teachers! Want a chance to win? Simply leave a comment below telling me your or your child’s current favorite song.  Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! Contest is open to new students only. This giveaway will run through Monday, January 4, 2021, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by International School of Music, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway! Introducing “Time 4 Mom,” a New Subscription Box & Online Community for Busy Moms

 

I think it goes without saying that it’s an exceptionally busy time for most moms right now.  The pandemic has added a whole new layer of responsibility, activity, and stress to parenting — and to life, in general — that we often forget to take time for ourselves.

This is just what motivated Tracey Coates, a family lawyer, host of the podcast The Tracey Coates Show, and mom of two children to launch Time 4 Mom. The monthly curated subscription box and online community for busy moms was created to inspire personal growth, self-care, and a little bit of me-time.

“As a busy mom of two very active kids, a wife, a daughter, sister and friend, I’ve constantly got a dozen balls in the air trying to juggle motherhood, my family law practice, my marriage, and my podcast,” says Tracey. “Trying to make time for me often falls miserably by the wayside. I realize that we moms can’t be everything to everyone all of the time, and we’ve got to start prioritizing ourselves and stop landing last on our endless “to-do” lists, which is why I created Time 4 Mom.” 

 

What’s unique about Time 4 Mom is that subscribers get more than the monthly subscription offerings.  In addition to receiving a fun box of thoughtfully curated goodies each month, subscribers are invited to join a private Facebook community to connect with other amazing Moms, enjoy periodic book club meetings to spark meaningful conversations, and participate in monthly virtual trainings to inspire personal growth (starting January 2021).

October’s box is focused on the theme of refresh and recharge and includes products related to finding time for yourself and filling a need for self-care during the pandemic.  One item inside is a copy of the month’s book club selection, Nicole Lapin’s Becoming Super Woman, a simple 12-step plan to go from burnout to balance.

In upcoming months, Time 4 Mom will focus on stress, health, mindset, relationships, parenting, and more. Download a free Time 4 Mom Self-Care & Time Management Bundle here. 

Want to learn more about Time 4 Mom? Check out the website, follow along on Facebook and Instagram, and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the October box for yourself!

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Giveaway: Two (2) KFDC readers can win a complimentary box from Time 4 Mom! Want a chance to win? Simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite self-care activity.  The contest is open to new subscribers only, and by entering you give permission to share your email with Time 4 Mom. This giveaway will run through Sunday, October 18, 2020, then two (2) winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

 

This post is sponsored by Time 4 Mom, however, I only promote services, programs, and products that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Whip Up Some Fun with the Tiny Chefs & Teen Chefs Cooking Club!

 

Are you looking for online activities that your kids will literally eat up? Do you want screen time that is healthy?  Here’s a recipe for that, and it’s one you’ll all enjoy: The Tiny Chefs and Teen Chefs Cooking Club!

This new online membership from Tiny Chefs, the area’s premier provider of kids’ cooking programs, serves up unlimited access to on-demand cooking classes, recipes, activities, and more virtual goodies especially for young cooks.

There are themed courses for kids to join that include a variety of recipes with video instructions that are easy to follow along. For instance, Cooking Around the World features 10 dishes from different cultures, from small appetizers to main dishes to desserts, all within kids’ cooking abilities. And the treats don’t stop with yummy fare — there are also quizzes to test their knowledge and related activities for fun and learning beyond the food.

 

 

New content is added monthly, and a private Facebook group offers extra cooking inspiration. Members will also get their own Tiny Chefs or Teen Chefs aprons and access to special Facebook Live events.

Ready to get your kids cooking? Tiny Chefs is offering a special promotion for KidFriendly DC readers! Use the code KFDC50 to get $50 off an annual membership or one free month. The code expires on December 31, 2020.

 

This post is sponsored by Tiny Chefs, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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The Digital Playwriting Program at Young Playwrights’ Theater

 

On September 28, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) launches its Digital Playwriting Program, after-school virtual playwriting classes for young people. The Digital Playwriting Program is open to students in grades 3 – 12, who are interested in learning how to express themselves through playwriting and storytelling. YPT playwrights learn to create bold characters, imaginative settings, and thrilling action in their very own play with live instruction from a YPT Teaching Artist through video conference.

YPT is dedicated to providing accessible programming to all young people. Students and families have the choice of registering for any Digital Playwriting Program at the cost of $20, $15, $5, or $0 to ensure all students can attend with no financial barrier.

Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from September 28 to November 4, 2020, at the following times:
3rd to 5th Grade: 3:30pm – 4:15pm EST
6th to 8th Grade: 3:00pm – 3:45pm EST
9th to 12th Grade: 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

And if you’re an adult looking to explore your own storytelling, YPT has classes for you, too! Step into The Playwrights’ Lab, YPT’s virtual courses for ages 18 and up, where adults can explore playwriting and provide constructive feedback to a group of supportive fellow writers. You’re never too old to be a young playwright!

Enroll in YPT’s playwriting programs today and learn more about all of YPT’s virtual programs as well as their digital curriculum and resources for educators at YPT’s Online Programs Page. For additional questions, contact Young Playwrights’ Theater at [email protected]

About Young Playwrights’ Theater
Young Playwrights’ Theater is an award-winning arts education organization and theater company in Washington, DC. YPT inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices through high-quality arts education programming and productions. Learn more at yptdc.org.

 

This post is sponsored by Young Playwrights’ Theater, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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