It’s already been quite a year for everyone around the globe in the wake of Coronavirus. Here at Baby Ventures ™, we rang in 2020 (which now feels like years ago) with much excitement and creative energy as we worked on our fourth title. We relished in our staple kid-friendly adventures around Washington, DC – including a visit to the Kennedy Center’s Lunar New Year Celebration back in February. And as the first weeks and months of 2020 unfolded, we keenly looked forward to spring and all the joy it represents for our Baby Ventures family: Iranian New Year (“Norooz”), the iconic cherry blossoms adorning our capital city, and the bustling season of story times and other in-person author events at indie bookstores, public libraries, and fairs throughout our region.
No ABCs of Washington, DC book would be complete without a colorful ode to DC’s iconic spring blooms: cherry blossoms!
Even before writing and illustrating the ABCs of Washington, DC board book, Baby Ventures authors and illustrator Lisa Hall and Golzar Kheiltash knew the letter C would represent cherry blossoms – those gorgeous, ephemeral blooms that bring our nation’s capital to life each spring and most famously, line the banks of the Tidal Basin overlooking the Jefferson Memorial. Continue reading “C” is for Cherry Blossoms!
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end – it seems like just yesterday that we kicked off the season with our little ones, summer bucket lists in tow and eager to check off beach days, camping trips, and all the ice cream we can eat. Now school is starting, and Halloween feels like it’s around the corner (or so we’re told upon entering every retail store these days). Continue reading Hold on, Fall – It’s Still Summer’s Turn!
This summer, our Baby Ventures Adventure Girls made their debut in our ABCs of Washington, DC board book: They popped up on the National Mall on page “V for Visitors!”
The greater National Mall area in Washington, DC offers a world of educational fun for little ones! Looking for some family adventure ideas? Here are some of our tot-approved favorites: Continue reading The Adventure Girls: Spotted on the National Mall!
Hot off the presses! Our highly anticipated ABCs of Washington, DC board book is now available! Perfect for a bedtime read or stashed in a diaper bag when you hit the town, your little one is sure to love this literary tour of our nation’s capital! From kayaking in Georgetown to boat tours on the Potomac, we hope our ABCs of Washington, DC spark some memorable family adventures of your own!
Happy summer adventures!
Congratulations to the Afshar family for submitting the winning photo in our Adventures in DC contest, and receiving a free copy of our ABCs of Washington, DC board book! We love this vibrant shot of winter holiday fun at the DC National Zoo!
A big thanks to everyone who submitted their adventures in DC family photos. Stay tuned for more contests coming soon!
Looking for one-of-a-kind board books to introduce your little ones early on to the wonder-filled world around them? We were too: creating vibrant, adventure and diversity-inspired board books was the impetus behind our family-owned company, Baby Ventures!
We’re thrilled to kick off our book series with our new ABCs of Washington, DC board book, set to arrive this June! In this distinctly native take on our nation’s capital, your tots can explore the A to Z of DC with bright colors, cool shapes, and lots of adventures (Boat tours, anyone?).
Have some of your own DC family adventures to share? Whether you live in or have visited the nation’s capital, email us a pic and a brief description for a chance to win a free copy of the ABCs of Washington, DC, and be featured on our sites! Submissions must be received by June 1st.
Happy DC adventures, Baby!
Be among the first to take your tot on a literary tour of the Nation’s capital with Baby Ventures’ brand new board book, The ABCs of Washington, DC!
Each fun-filled page brings DC to life for little ones, combining vibrant artwork with a distinctly native take on letters of the alphabet (including D, J, and R, to name a few!).
Pre-orders are still available, so order today – free shipping is extended until June 1st!
Happy reading adventures!
At Baby Ventures, we believe adventure is the cornerstone of a thriving childhood. Our good friends, the Kaisers, are on the ultimate family adventure in Ethiopia! Andrew was offered a job in the capital, Addis Ababa, and he and his wife, Emily, decided to move there with their two young children, Ando and Sefi. They have already been there for a year and a half, and we have relished in hearing their stories. Continue reading The Kaisers’ Ultimate Family Adventure
At Baby Ventures, we believe that exploration and adventure are the cornerstones of a thriving childhood. We hope you visit us often and share in our communal conversation on the importance of expanding a youngster’s worldview from day one!
Check out our trail-blazing guest bloggers (like the Kaisers’ Ultimate Family Adventure) or our Illustrator’s Corner series, which features our very own co-author and illustrator Lisa Hall. Or just pick up some fun activities to do with your little ones!
Speaking of fun activities: submit a short post of your most memorable family adventure (could be from Belize or your backyard) to firstname.lastname@example.org and if we choose it for our blog, we’ll send you some fabulous Baby Ventures gear!