• Backyard games
    Outdoor Games
    Top 10 Backyard Party Games for All Ages
    Looking for some fun backyard games to play at your next barbecue or family party? Good ol' fashioned group games — from sack races to Cornhole and other toss games — are all the rage these days! So check out our video and list of our favori...
  • 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
  • KidsSledding
    Outdoor Activities
    Winter Activities
    Chilly, snowy days are calling your kids outdoors. Find fun winter activities for the slopes, trails, ice rink, and backyard for children of all ages. Remember to brush up on winter sports safety. Have the hot cocoa ready when everyone comes back...
    Erin Dower
  • 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...
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    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. Get into the Spirit of '76 Next fa...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Activities for grandparents and grandchildren
    Grandparents
    12 Great Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren
    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...
  • Baby Name Finder
    Baby Names
    Baby Name Finder
    Search names and meanings in our Baby Name center.
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Activity Center
    Activities and Crafts
    Activity Center
    Find endless activities for little hands.
    familyeducation editors
  • 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