Fredericksburg Families

Amy Umble writes about family issues and kid-friendly events.

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Monday reads

…a weekly compilation of family-related news from, The Free Lance-Star and beyond.

Straight from the North Pole, Santa’s complete pre-Christmas itinerary in Fredericksburg can be found right here.

Thinking of writing a Christmas letter to update your friends and family this year? If you need a laugh, Edie Gross has a template you might want to take a look at here.

Got a toddler at home? You’ll probably want to read Jeff Branscome’s roundup of offerings from area preschools, which you can find here. It includes information on a new preschool program for 3-year-olds that Fredericksburg Academy is starting in August. Also on the preschool front, The Wall Street Journal ran a story last week about new efforts to infuse math into lessons at this level. It will make you think about how to work math concepts into your daily interactions with your young child.

The whiteboard in your kid’s classroom is a lot more than just a metal surface for dry-erase markers. Read about how area teachers are using new technologies here.

A Fauquier County boy was recently the 7,000th recipient of a wish granted by the Make A Wish Foundation. Read about his new Star Wars man-cave here.

Looking for great kids’ books to give as holiday gifts? Rebecca Purdy has you covered here.

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