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  • Best Christmas Books_Featured
    Holidays
    The Best Christmas Books for Kids
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • 25 books games and indoor toys for winter
    Toys, Games, and Books
    The Best Indoor Toys, Books, and Games for Kids
    Likely you’ll be spending more time at home this winter as we continue to battle the COVID pandemic, which means it’s essential to have a variety of indoor activities on hand. We suggest a variety of games, activities, toys and books both for...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • 14 Classic Toys_featured
    Toys, Games, and Books
    14 Classic Toys That Still Rock
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 25 Best Wooden Toys_featured
    Baby and Toddler Toys
    The Best Wooden Baby Toys on the Market in 2020
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • 20 best books for kids to read before they turn 18
    Young Adult Books
    20 Books For Teens to Read Before They Turn 18
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • 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.  Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to makin...
    Erin Dower
  • kids playing minecraft for creativity
    Activities and Crafts
    Looking to Boost Your Child's Creativity? Let Them Play Minecraft
    Playing Minecraft increases creativity, according to a new study. There’s a catch though—it only works under the right circumstances.  Minecraft is a video game that allows its players to build complicated structures and entire worlds in th...
    Elisa Cinelli
  • Entertainment and Activities
    The Best Toy Subscription Boxes and Toy Shares
    Subscription boxes are all the craze. There is nothing better than finding a box of shiny surprises waiting for you at the door. But what about your kids? Are they worth the money? What’s the difference between a toy share subscription and a to...
    Brittany McCabe
  • Best Toys
    The Ultimate Guide to Gifting Your Niece or Nephew This Holiday Season
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Brittany McCabe
  • How to Play Charades
    Family Games
    How to Play Charades
    Directions Choose a player to start the game. The player thinks of a book title, a famous person's name, a saying, a movie title or a song title to pantomime. He should choose something with which the others will be familiar. If you like, design...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • toys for learning
    Toys, Games, and Books
    The Most Popular Toys This Holiday Season That Nurture Learning and Education
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items feat...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • fancy nancy author jane o
    School and Learning
    3 Reasons Why Fancy Nancy Creator Jane O'Connor is Promoting Literacy
    This year, beloved children’s author Jane O’Connor, creator of the popular Fancy Nancy literary series, bid Nancy--her pink, boa-loving little girl character with a beautiful imagination--“adieu”. After writing more than 50 picture and ch...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Counterfeit Toys and Online Shopping: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    Baby and Toddler Toys
    Counterfeit Toys and Online Shopping: What Every Parent Needs to Know
    As we approach the holiday season, many of us will be purchasing toys and gifts online. Shopping online is convenient and nothing beats shopping in your pajamas! However, there are some pitfalls and one is purchasing a counterfeit item when you ...
    Laura Richards
  • best board games for kids in 2020, plus the classics
    Board Games
    The Best Classic Board Games for Kids, Plus What’s Trending This Year
    Editor's Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That's why we're dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items featured ...
    Jennifer Caffelle
  • dangers of fidget spinners
    Toys, Games, and Books
    The Dangers of Fidget Spinners
    Fidget spinners can be found everywhere you look lately, but there are a few hidden costs to this trend. The dangers of fidget spinners aren't just limited to annoying teachers and frustrating parents. Parents have reported chipped teeth, cuts, b...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • summer games and activities for kids
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    Top Summer Games and Activities for Kids
    Looking for some fun summer day activities for your kids? Well look no further! More: The Best Water Games to Play This Summer Beach Obstacle Course All you need is a stick and a shovel to make a fun beach activity for your child. Read the i...
  • Smartphones
    Entertainment and Activities
    Center for Cyber Safety and Education: Your Toys Are Listening
    We have all heard the horror stories from our parents about the days when you had to actually get out of your chair to change one of the three channels on the TV or flip a record to hear more music. But now we have evolved past the remote and man...
    Patrick Craven