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  • The Best 2017 Holiday Movies
    Holiday Movies
    The Top 10 Family Movies for the 2017 Holiday Season
    It's finally here! The holiday movie season is upon us, and Hollywood has not disappointed. From super-heroes to the first Christmas in Bethlehem, there's something for every family headed to the movies this month. Check out these upcoming movies...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
    Halloween
    12 Spine-Tingling Halloween Movies for Teens
      Your teen probably isn't dressing up to go trick-or-treating, anymore, but they probably still love a good spooky Halloween movie. This year, help your teenagers plan a spooktacular movie night with a few age-appropriate and spine-tingling mo...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • 10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids
    Mobile Apps
    10 Apps for Parents to Monitor Kids' Mobile Use
    */ Kids and mobile devices can be a scary mix. Whether your toddler is just starting to use your family tablet or your teen has a new smartphone of her own, check out the wide variety of apps and software — free and paid — that you can use t...
    Erin Dower
  • Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
    Halloween
    13 Not-So-Scary Halloween Movies for Kids
    Nothing says Halloween like Night of the Living Dead, The Ring, or...well...Halloween. But what about Halloween movies that your kids can watch? We've rounded up our favorite 13 (get it? 13?) not-so-scary Halloween movies just for kids. Monsters...
    Erin Dower
  • family watching fall tv
    Kids and Tv
    10 Family-Friendly TV Shows to Watch This Fall
    We may have more TV networks and more ways to watch than ever before, but it often feels harder than ever to find TV shows that the whole family can enjoy together. While adult TV is experiencing a new golden age and children's programming is bre...
    Colleen Hughes
  • 8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Handicrafts
    8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Are your kids obsessed with emoji? We've rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you're throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some (shhh... screen-free!) fun with kids, tweens...
  • 12 Apps Parents Should Know
    Mobile Apps
    Safety Beyond Facebook: 12 Social Media Apps Every Parent Should Know About
    */ Pop quiz: What is Voxer? If you're scratching your head, it's time to read up on the trendy new social media apps kids are using. Friending your child on Facebook is now just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to online safety. Click thro...
    Erin Dower
  • AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Could Be Healthy
    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
  • Screen Free Week Family Activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    7 Family Activities to Celebrate Screen-Free Week
    Does your family spend too much time with their noses glued to screens, like computers, TVs, smart phones, the latest iGadget? If so, then perhaps give Screen Free Week a try. Screen free what? From May 1-7, unplug from any and all digital ente...
    Steven Auger
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • kids mindlessly watching something on a computer or tablet
    Kids and Cell Phones
    8 Quick Tips for Curbing Your Family's Screen Time
    It's dinner time and everyone in your family is nose-down, glued to their phones and mobile devices, rather than making good ol'-fashioned eye contact. Sound familiar? Setting limits on screen time — and remembering to put down our own devices ...
    Erin Dower
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Harry Potter
    Where Would the Harry Potter Sorting Hat Place You?
    Are you a Harry Potter fan? Well, you may not be able to attend Hogwarts, but at least you can find out what house the Sorting Hat would choose for you by taking this quiz. ...
  • Young boy taking picture outside using smartphone camera
    Kids and Cell Phones
    7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
    Raise your hand if your child thinks your phone is just another one of her toys. We all know the feeling! Smartphones can be a great source for educational entertainment for children, but let's face it — curious kids have the uncanny ability to...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Behavior Checklists and Charts Printables
    We Can!™ Screen Time Chart
    Print this weekly screen-time log to see how much time your kids spend in front of a screen each day, presented by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's We Can!™ program to boost children's activity level and nutrition. Reme...
  • Tomorrowland movie poster
    Movies
    2015's Top Summer Movies for Families
    Summer is primetime for block-buster movies for people of all ages. Beat the heat and check out our picks for the best family movies coming your way this summer. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Fact Monster, a safe space for kids to find homework help
    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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  • Young girl using flip phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    6 Questions to Ask Before Getting Your Child a Cell Phone
    At what age should you get your child a cell phone? According to PewResearch Center, the average age is between 12 and 13, but when to get your child a cell phone is a personal decision, and can vary from kid to kid based on maturity and need. Be...
    Lindsay Hutton