This post is paid for by DC Way, however, I only promote programs, services, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.
Silver Knights has been teaching chess to kids at hundreds of schools in the DC area since 2009, instructing thousands of students on the game every week. For the last few years, they’ve also been doing an online chess club for kids, and they are currently offering a great way to get started.
Between now and Cyber Monday, November 29: Use the coupon code “cyber” when you buy one month, and get the second month free!
How does an online chess club for kids work? Read on to find out!
1. New students start with a quick assessment to figure out what level classes they should take, from Pawns (how do you play chess?) to Kings (some of the best kids in the state for their age).
2. Schedule your weekly semi-private classes, which look like this:
Classes are offered 25 times a week before school, after school, and on Saturdays, so that you’ll definitely be able to find good (and flexible) times that work for your family. Experienced coaches keep the classes engaging, approachable, and fun for the students.
3. Join as many extras — like online tournaments (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays) and broadcast lessons (weekdays) — as you want.
4. Occasional events like tournaments with clubs from other countries, and guests like Anish Giri (picture below, the #7 player in the world and very fun!) on Wednesday, November 24, or Judit Polgar (best female chess player ever).
Winter is a perfect time to start chess, and this Cyber Monday sale is a great way to do it (think holiday gift)! A few more things to know:
Sign up here — and remember to use the coupon code “cyber” for your second month free!
Goldfish Swim School, the country’s leading water safety and swim lesson school offering infant and child swim lessons, is pleased to announce that construction of a new 8,628 square foot Gaithersburg, MD, location is currently underway. The newest addition to the Goldfish Swim School family will be welcoming swimmers into the pool in January 2021!
Located at 801 Center Point Way, Goldfish Swim School Gaithersburg will provide indoor, year-round swim instruction to children ages 4 months to 12 years-old in a safe, family-friendly setting with highly trained instructors, small class sizes (max 4:1 student to teacher ratio), shiver-free 90-degree pools, and a state-of-the-art water purification system. Goldfish offers perpetual lessons, and families can enroll at any time. Goldfish offers convenient scheduling options and families can easily book makeup classes when necessary.
In addition to swim lessons, Goldfish Swim School offers weekly family swims (for both members and non-members) and party packages. Facility highlights include an air-conditioned viewing gallery for parents to watch lessons, individual/private changing rooms, snack bar, retail shop and warm, tropical décor.
Goldfish Swim School Gaithersburg begins lessons in January 2021. Families can register for lessons now by visiting the website or calling 301/444-6370. Swim lessons are regularly $128/month. The first 300 families to register before the first day of lessons will lock in a monthly rate of $118/month as long as they remain continuously enrolled in lessons. A limited number of six and 12-month membership deals are also available.
Goldfish Swim School Gaithersburg is working closely with local authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to implement COVID-19 protocols to ensure the safest environment possible for staff and swimmers.
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GIVEAWAY: Goldfish Swim School Gaithersburg is giving away FREE registration and a month of swim lessons to one lucky KFDC reader. For a chance to win, simply leave a comment below telling me what activity your family is looking forward to most this winter. This giveaway will run through
Monday, December 7, 2020, Friday, December 11, 2020, then the winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
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.
NOTE: This event and giveaway have been cancelled due to coronavirus.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, featuring larger than life entertainers, are bringing their ALL-NEW show, Pushing the Limits to DC! Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personable with a star-stuffed roster including Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton, and woman stars TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, and Torch George.
Every show features a blend of hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills, including ball handling, high flying dunks, and a new record-breaking attempt. The Harlem Globetrotters are a one-of-a kind experience putting a new spin on family time. You won’t want to miss these memories worth repeating!
The Harlem Globetrotters‘ Pushing the Limits is coming to Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax on March 20 & 21, and to Capitol One Arena on March 21. Tickets start at $18, and if you purchase by March 18, you can get a 25% discount using the code FUNFAM. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below!