Latest from Vicky Hallett

Abe’s puzzlings over a pig inspire President Lincoln’s Cottage family activity

Lincoln once had to figure out how to save a pig stuck in the mud. Kids can use similar skills in new Lincoln Letters game.
  • Jun 7, 2021

At tourist sites, masking up without diluting the experience

From Colonial Williamsburg to the Vegas Strip, popular attractions have had to adapt creatively to safety requirements.
  • Nov 23, 2020

Planet Word, a new D.C. museum, explores the landscape of language

Exhibits include interactives to get kids thinking about how humans communicate.
  • Oct 21, 2020

These psychologist moms are researching parents’ pandemic stress and sharing results in real time

As the results rolled in, they began to identify patterns and strategies that could be helpful for parents right away.
  • Aug 6, 2020

Teen activist Greta Thunberg is now a fashion icon, whether she likes it or not

Designers are invoking her in children’s clothes and their marketing.
  • Apr 14, 2020

Stretch your creative muscles with playwriting or improv games

Children’s theater professionals share their ideas for social-distancing dramatic fun.
  • Mar 30, 2020

Tired of biking in the gym? Virtual reality lets you cycle in Iceland, instead.

As technology invades the fitness world, experts try to determine what works best.
  • Feb 24, 2020

What is ‘ubuntu,’ and might it have influenced Meghan and Prince Harry’s Megxit?

The couple was recently photographed with the self-help book ‘Everyday Ubuntu: Living Better Together, the African Way.’ A sign?
  • Jan 20, 2020

A local’s guide to Florence

A Florence local's inside tips on where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
  • Oct 25, 2019

What’s for lunch? At some schools, everyone eats the same thing.

A court in Italy decided that families don’t have a right to send in their own food.
  • Oct 21, 2019