• 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
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
  • Top Rainy Day Activities
    Activities and Crafts
    Top 10 Rainy Day Activities for Kids
    If you're like me, with two toddlers at home, a rainy day is enough to send you into a tailspin. No playground. No park. No bike rides. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO ALL DAY?! Before you go totally off the deep end, take a breath. We at FamilyEducation ...
    Laurie Mega
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Alphabet
    8 Cool Color-by-Number & Color-by-Letter Printables
    Help your preschooler or kindergartener learn his colors, numbers, and letters with these free printable color-by-number and color-by-letter coloring pages! Also check out our Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • 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! ...
  • 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 als...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Indoor Obstacle Course
    Indoor Obstacle CourseAs you design your obstacle course, keep in mind the ages, abilities, and number of children involved as well as the space you have. Make the course simple at first and change the stations as they're mastered. If you like, t...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • 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
  • 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
  • Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Fun Backyard Games for the Summer
    Looking for some great backyard party games for the summer? Here are our favorites! Get the full details on these games (and where to by them) from our slideshow! ...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
    familyeducation editors
  • 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