Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg, VA

Monday August 15th is the $.15 kids day at the Children’s Museum of Richmond- Fredericksburg.  This is a great opportunity to see what CMOR Fredericksburg has to offer at a reduced price.  On the 15th day of each month, children can attend for $.15, but the accompanying parent or guardian …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Braehead Farm – Fredericksburg, VA

Braehead Farm is a great place to take the kids for some family fun.  It is conveniently located right in Fredericksburg at 1130 Tyler Street.  Admission is $5 for kids over 2 and adults.  Kids can see farm animals, play games, swing, or play in the sand pile.  There are …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Hunting Run Reservoir and Ni River Reservoir – Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, VA

Going on a canoe or paddle boat ride is an excellent way to get some exercise while also working on skills like following directions, coordination, and motor skills.  Many local reservoir parks like the Hunting Run Reservoir and Ni River Reservoir offer boat rentals.  Boat rental is $6 per hour …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Pots and Palettes – Fredericksburg, VA

Pots and Palettes at 1104 Sophia Street is a great place to visit on a rainy or hot day with your elementary or middle school child.  Kids can select their own pottery, at a variety of price points, starting at $6.  During the summer, kids get half off of the …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Miller Farms – Spotsylvania, VA

Miller Farms is located on Orange Plank Road in Spotsylvania and is open Monday-Saturday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.  It is an excellent place to go with the kids if you are looking for a relaxing trip to the farm.  There is no fee to get into the farm.  Right now, …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Kenmore Park – Fredericksburg, VA

Kenmore Park is a great place to take the kids on a sunny day.  It is located on the corner of Kenmore Avenue and Mary Ball Street in Fredericksburg.  The park has a basketball court, lighted and unlighted tennis courts, children’s playground equipment, a toddler play area, and a field. …

Community Partnerships in Education: It Takes a Village to Raise A Child

Many teachers are overwhelmed.   With an increase in state and federal demands for accountability in student achievement, there seems to also be a failure to recognize a very important piece of the puzzle.   Although teachers are primarily held responsible for student achievement, most barriers to school success have little to …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Motts Run Reservoir – Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania, VA

The Motts Run Reservoir Recreation Area is an 860-acre natural area serving residents of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania.   In the summer, the reservoir is open Thursdays-Mondays.  At the reservoir, there is canoe and kayak rental, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.  Bring lunch or dinner and eat at one of the picnic tables …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Central Rappahannock Regional Library

If it’s rainy or exceptionally hot, then it’s a good day to stop by your local branch of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.  Browse for books or participate in one of the many programs or events offered over the summer.  The library has a summer reading program for children of …

Fun, Cheap, and Easy Ideas to Do With Your Kids Today- Bowling

  Bowling is a great way to get kids out of the house to do something active, but did you know it can be a good way to practice math as well?  Try to let your kids score their bowling game the old fashioned way and then check their math …