popular topics in activities for kids

  • staycation kite flying
    Summer Vacation
    5 Staycation Ideas for Family Vacation
    Planning a family getaway? Well you don't always have to travel to a tropical resort. Sometimes, the best vacation is right near your home. Here are some staycation ideas for family vacation! 1. Make Your Yard an Oasis or Campground Whether y...
    Laura Richards
  • trendy summer hairstyles
    Skin, Hair and Nails
    4 Trendy Summer Hairstyles for Moms and Kids
    School is officially out and that means plenty of time spent outdoors in the summertime heat. One thing about summer is that there's better no way to cramp your fun than having your hair constantly falling in your face and making you feel sticky...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Little Tikes Tunnel and Dome Climber
    Best Toys
    Top 10 New Outdoor Toys for Summer
    It's time to stock up on summer toys for your kids! Check out these fun new summer toys and games that are sure to be a hit for yard and beach playtime. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Best free educational apps for kids
    Mobile Apps
    Free Educational Apps for Kids: Top Picks of the Week
    This week we are featuring fun, free and educational apps for all ages! Code Karts Code Karts is a racing game where kids use code sequences to move their car around the track. Designed for a preschool audience, Code Karts offers up an easy-t...
    Logan Chamberlain
  • hiking tips for families with toddlers
    Activities for Kids
    6 Hiking Tips for Families With Toddlers
    Hiking is a wonderful way to get some fresh air and enjoy nature. But what if you've got a toddler in tow? Don't fret! The following hiking tips for families with toddlers will help you make your journey enjoyable for adults and toddlers alike. ...
    Laura Richards
  • Fireworks safety
    Fourth of July
    Fireworks Safety
    When it comes to how to have a backyard Fourth of July celebration, most people would agree that it isn't complete without a few fireworks. However, even backyard fireworks can be downright dangerous, causing serious burns, eye injuries and even...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Water games for all ages
    Water Play
    Fun Water Games for Every Age
    What's the best way to beat the boredom and distract your kids from the lure of video games? Play some water games, of course! And no, you don't even need a pool to beat the heat. Just head out into your backyard and get busy having fun. Even th...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Appy Friday Apps
    Mobile Apps
    Appy Friday: Puzzles, Brain Fun, Karaoke, Animals and Physics
    "Appy" Friday! This week, we feature Busy Shapes, Busy Shapes 2, Little Fox Music Box - Sing along fun for kids, Animal Rescue Book, and Physics Studio. Each app aims to teach kids important lessons and help them through stages of development! Ch...
  • 4th of July Activities for the Family
    Fourth of July
    Fourth of July Activities That Are Fun for the Whole Family
    Do you dream of an old-fashioned celebration with a parade, block party and other Fourth of July activities? It's easy and fun to get everyone into the spirit of the holiday -- and it can be inexpensive, too. Plan a Neighborhood Block Party Blo...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Schoold is a great free college search app for teens
    Mobile Apps
    Appy Friday: Schoold, Daniel Tiger for Parents, GoldieBlox Movie Machine
    "Appy" Friday! This week, we feature Schoold, Daniel Tiger for Parents, and GoldieBlox Movie Machine. And don't forget to check out our video to see our top pick of the week! ...
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Fun Things to Do With Grandkids
    Today's grandparents are more actively involved than ever as childcare providers, weekend hosts, live-in family members, and visiting playmates. Find some fun ideas for outings and activities to enjoy with your grandchildren next time you're toge...
  • Video Games and Kids - Tips to help your child cut back on video games
    Kids and Video Games
    Video Games and Kids: Tips to Help Cut Back on Your Child's Video Game Usage
    Summer will be here before you know it, but you don't want your kids sitting inside all day playing video games. When it comes to video games and kids, sometimes it's hard to say no. Although it's fun to play video games once in a while, it's al...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Kids crafts, recipes, activities, pirate treasure chest
    Activities and Crafts
    5 Fun Pirate Themed Activities, Crafts and Recipes
    Get ready for a swashbuckling adventure! The new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie will be opening next week. So how about some pirate themed activities with your kids? Below are a few of our favorites. Aye aye, captain! 1....
    Laura Richards
  • Exploring and invention during national inventors month
    Entertainment and Activities
    National Inventors Month Inspires Crazy-Cool Inventions
    May is National Inventors Month. It's a great opportunity to inspire kids to stretch their imaginations, explore STEM and STEAM topics and come up with their own inventions. And school are inventing their own creative ways to get kids involved. ...
    Cara Stevens
  • Best classic board games for kids
    Board Games
    Top 10 Best Classic Board Games for Kids
    It's raining. It's pouring...and the kids are climbing the walls! Don't sweat it! There are plenty of classic board games for kids to get into. They're fun for the whole family -- and they'll keep your kids away from their screens for a few hours...
  • A child playing instruments for National Music Week
    Entertainment and Activities
    4 Easy Homemade Musical Instruments for National Music Week
    National Music Week is the first full week in May. It's a great opportunity to introduce your kids to the art of making music. To start, here are four homemade musical instruments you can make with your child. If you have four kids, you can make ...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
    Entertainment and Activities
    World Health Day: 7 Easy Ways to Get Your Family Moving
    World Health Day is just around the corner, and now is a great time to learn easy ways to help your family be healthy. Check out our list of family-friendly ideas to incorporate healthy living into your everyday life. 1. Set a Family "Moving" Go...
    Courtney Key
  • Women and Girls Dressed as Rosie the Riviter
    School and Learning
    5 Fun Activities to Celebrate Women's History Month With Your Child
    March is Women's History Month! The month-long celebration of trailblazing women in history started as Women's History Week in March of 1980, centered around International Women's Day on March 8. As the National Women's History Project notes, 14 ...
    Colleen Hughes