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Bellabeads 925 proffers stringable beauties ready for adorning appendages. Opt for one of the multi-chromatic Murano glass beads ($15 each), such as the pink- and white-swirled cherry lollipop or the deep purple Martha's Vineyard, or select a sterling-silver charm ($22 each) so shiny that it could double as the Silver Surfer's currency. DIY jewelers can decorate leather cords ($15 each) with a Venetian dazzle charm embedded with sparkling crystals ($30) to produce a sense of satisfaction that’s unmatched even by drafting an impressive fantasy curling team or finally realizing that you’re (spoiler alert) a ghost.

9525 Berger Rd
Columbia,
MD
US

The instructors at FUNdamentals of Baltimore prepare babies and toddlers for the journey ahead with age-appropriate lessons for the mind and body. Alongside their parents, babies learn the basics of mobility and music, and toddlers enjoy a mixture of free play, exercise, and lessons on numbers, colors, and animals. Classes are capped at around 12–15 kids to ensure that each participant receives ample attention from the staff.

3615 E. Joppa Road, Suite 220
Parkville,
MD
US

After playing professional soccer in Germany, FC Revolution's Eric Puls turned down a spot on the Colorado Rapids to plant the seeds of high-level soccer in Reading. As members of the National Premier Soccer League, the Reading Revolution fills the field with some of the best amateur ball booters in the country. Head coach Mike Moyer calls on his experience with the Philadelphia Freedom and Reading Rage to bolster his team's professional style of play and impart on them an excellent remedy for shin-guard rash. These young footmen burn the turf at Albright College's Shirk Stadium, where soccer connoisseurs can root for their team or detect hints of blackberry and oak flavors in the sod.

2816 Old Pricetown Rd
Temple,
PA
US

At Smart Toys, parents don't have to choose between fun and educational. That's because the staff at each location stocks their shelves with toys that fit both categories. Youngsters can learn as they play, developing eye-hand coordination while operating flying helicopters or practicing parallel parking with Hot Wheels. They can also express themselves creatively with art supplies by Crayola or boost critical thinking skills with board games including Clue and Monopoly.

10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia,
MD
US