BOSTON - June 10, 2014 - FamilyEducation's Kindergarten Readiness App is the winner of a Gold Award of Excellence, from the 2014 Communicator Awards, honoring big ideas in marketing and communication. The one-of-a-kind app for iPad® and iPhone® that allows parents to track their child's readiness for the first day of school was recognized in the Mobile Apps – Education category.
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- Kindergarten Readiness App From FamilyEducation Honored in 2014 Communicator Gold Awards of ExcellenceFun and Engaging Tool for Preparing for First Day of School Wins Mobile Apps – Education Category
Funbrain Jr. Launches, Brings Safe Online Fun to the Youngest LearnersKids and Parents Can Explore Games, Stories and Printables on the New FunbrainJr.com, From the Developers of Poptropica and Funbrain
BOSTON — May 15, 2013 — Preschoolers and kindergartners can get a running start to learning online with today's launch of Funbrain Jr. Brought to parents and kids by the trusted site, Funbrain, this new free website offers the youngest learners, ages 2-6, and their parents a safe and fun place to play games, read stories and find printables together.
CloudMom.com Parenting Videos Featured on FamilyEducationPopular Parenting Site Expands Resources for New Parents With Helpful, How-to Videos
BOSTON - Jan. 29, 2013 - FamilyEducation.com is now featuring helpful video guides for parents from the newly launched, growing how-to video site,"CloudMom.com," to offer frazzled new mothers — and fathers — the advice and tips they need to navigate baby's first year, as well as the toddler and preschool years. These informative, relatable videos expand the popular parenting site's extensive collection of information for parents of young children, ranging from tips on feeding and nutrition and general child care, to the best activities and gear for babies and toddlers.
FamilyEducation Grows Online Community with Vibrant New RedesignPopular Parenting Site Features Fresh, Modern Look, Even Easier Navigation
BOSTON - May 1, 2012 - Pressed-for-time parents will find even more resources and information for raising happy, healthy families, right at the click of a mouse, when they visit the newly redesigned FamilyEducation. The leading site for authoritative, comprehensive and timely parenting information now features a fresh, modern look with updated, user-friendly navigation.
- Summer Learning Activities for Students, Reading Lists & Quizzes Now on FamilyEducation & TeacherVision
Summer Learning Activities for Students, Reading Lists & Quizzes Now on FamilyEducation & TeacherVisionParents and Teachers Can Stop "Summer Brain Drain" With Creative Learning Activities
BOSTON - May 31, 2011- While millions of school-aged kids can't wait for summer break, parents and teachers are already thinking about ways to keep them entertained and learning. Luckily, they can turn to FamilyEducation and TeacherVision for hundreds of ideas and activities for preventing the dreaded "summer brain drain."
Family Meal Tips, Nutrition Advice for Toddlers, Kids & Teens Now Featured on FamilyEducationMore Than 900 Nutritious and Delicious Recipes Added to Popular Parenting Site's Food Channel
BOSTON - May 25, 2011- Busy parents looking for healthy, delicious ideas for family meals can now turn to FamilyEducation for great, new recipes. With the recent addition of more than 900 recipes to the popular parenting site's Food Channel, parents will find not only a wealth of great ideas for planning healthy family meals, but also tools for saving their favorite recipes and building shopping lists to ensure they buy all of the necessary ingredients.
- Pregnancy Day-by-Day Calendar With Exercise Tips, Nutrition Advice and Timeline Free to Expectant Moms at FamilyEducation
Pregnancy Day-by-Day Calendar With Exercise Tips, Nutrition Advice and Timeline Free to Expectant Moms at FamilyEducationNameLab With Tools for Choosing Baby Names Featured on Popular Parenting Site
BOSTON - March 1, 2011- Pregnancy is an exciting time for new moms- and dads-to-be, but it can also be confusing as the expectant mother sees changes in her body and needs to make decisions about everything - from what to eat to how to outfit a nursery. The popular parenting site FamilyEducation.com is jam-packed with tools, including a pregnancy timeline that allows pregnant women to track their baby's development on a daily basis, as well as other resources and information for navigating the 40 weeks of pregnancy and beyond.
- Poptropica, Largest Virtual World for Young Kids, Unveils "Counterfeit Island" With Educational Games
Poptropica, Largest Virtual World for Young Kids, Unveils "Counterfeit Island" With Educational GamesEarly Access to Island Exploring Art Theft and Forgery Now Available
BOSTON - Dec. 22, 2009 - Kids can explore the world of art theft and forgery with today's early access launch of Counterfeit Island on Poptropica, the Web's largest virtual world for young kids. In the newest island on this safe, online environment for fun and learning, someone is out to steal the world's most famous artwork. Kids play online while learning about art forgery detection and how to spot a fake, and with their new skills retrieve the stolen art and save the day. Kids can use credits to get the Early Access Pass to Counterfeit Island in the Poptropica Store and be the first to explore this island before its release to the public in early January 2010.
Holiday Resource Center With Toy Finder, Green Gift Ideas, Crafts & Recipes on FamilyEducationPopular Parenting Site Features Tips and Tools for Planning Festive and Memorable Holiday Season
BOSTON - Nov. 24, 2009 - The holidays are upon us once again, and families can turn to FamilyEducation for gift, craft and entertainment ideas to make this season festive and memorable. With a few clicks of the mouse, parents can use the popular parenting site's interactive Children's Toy Finder to ensure that every kid in the family gets the perfect gift. Searchable by age, category and price, the Toy Finder features the season's top items in categories such as active play toys, musical toys, games and puzzles, arts and crafts, and more.
- Parenting Blogger Talia Rivera Wins 2009 Germaine Lawrence Rising Star Award, Shares Her Journey on FamilyEducation
Parenting Blogger Talia Rivera Wins 2009 Germaine Lawrence Rising Star Award, Shares Her Journey on FamilyEducationHonored for Contributions to Boston Community, Blogger on Popular Parenting Site Shares Perspective on Harsh Realities of Teenage Motherhood
BOSTON - Nov. 11, 2009 - In her parenting blog on FamilyEducation, Talia Rivera has for the past year shared her unique perspectives on parenting, describing her gritty, real-life experiences as a reformed drug dealer, teenage mother, street worker and urban youth pastor. Now the Boston native has been honored for her outstanding contributions to advancing the well being of girls with the Germaine Lawrence Women of Excellence 2009 "Rising Star" award. Germaine Lawrence is a residential treatment center in New England for troubled adolescent girls.
H1N1 Virus/Swine Flu Signs, Treatment, Prevention & Vaccine Information Featured on FamilyEducationPopular Parenting Site Offers Families Advice for Keeping Their Loved Ones Healthy This Flu Season
BOSTON - Nov. 3, 2009 - Flu season is here and hitting some parts of the country hard. Parents are asking, "Should we get the seasonal flu vaccine? The H1N1 vaccine?" and "How do I sort facts from rumors?" Now they can turn to FamilyEducation for information and advice about H1N1/swine flu, signs, treatment and prevention to help protect their loved ones and keep them healthy this winter.
Healthy Lunch Box Builder, Interactive Menu Planning ToolPopular Parenting Site Offers Tools, Resources for Celebrating Family Health Month in October and Year-Round
BOSTON - Oct. 7, 2009 - Families around the country can celebrate Family Health Month in October with the new Healthy Lunch Box Builder on FamilyEducation. This interactive tool helps parents plan and make balanced school lunches that are both wholesome and tasty.
Families Find Baby Name Ideas, Meanings, Origins & Celebrity Names at FamilyEducation's NameLabPopular Parenting Site Puts Tools for Picking the Perfect Baby Name At New Parents' Fingertips
BOSTON - Aug. 4, 2009 - With the kick-off of the annual August "baby boom," hundreds of thousands of about-to-be new parents scrambling to find baby name ideas can turn to FamilyEducation's NameLab, which offers numerous resources for families. Using this interactive online tool, prospective parents can browse names by origin and popularity as well as by celebrity baby names. They can also research the meaning of names that they are considering.
Poptropica, Educational Virtual World for KidsMillions of Kids Find Educational Games and More on Safe, Online Environment for Fun and Learning
BOSTON - June 30, 2009 - Poptropica, the Web's fastest growing virtual world for kids, has entered Quantcast.com's list of top 300 Web sites, based on monthly visitors. Less than two years old, the safe online environment for fun and learning recently secured the 274th slot on the online audience measurement firm's list. Poptropica users have created more than 120 million online characters that explore and learn on the site's nine virtual islands.
Jeff Kinney Named to "Time 100"BOSTON - May 6, 2009 - Education Network's Jeff Kinney has gone from "Wimpy Kid" to one of "Time" magazine's 100 most influential people of 2009. Kinney, design director for the family of educational and informative Web sites and author of the global bestseller " Diary of a Wimpy Kid," joined world leaders and pop stars, actors and environmentalists on this annual list of the people who most affect our world.
The bestselling and soon-to-be a major motion picture, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," first debuted online five years ago on Family Education Network's Funbrain.com, the world's largest, most popular, site of educational games. The online edition of "Wimpy Kid" has been read by more than 80 million children, and the print version published by Amulet, an imprint of Harry N.
Top 10 Year-End Gifts for Teachers Featured on Popular Parenting SiteBOSTON - April 29, 2009 - May 3rd marks the beginning of a special week for showing thanks to the exceptional teachers who help children build an educational foundation for success. FamilyEducation offers parents and students hundreds of thoughtful, creative and affordable ideas for celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.
"Teaching is a tough job, requiring boundless energy, time and dedication, both during the school day and beyond. In the course of any day, teachers tie shoelaces, wipe noses and keep order in a classroom of 30 or more students - all while striving to ensure that these students achieve at the highest levels," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, Family Education Network.
Parenting Site Offers Tips & Advice for Talking to ChildrenBOSTON - April 7, 2009 - Current economic conditions are not just taking a toll on our pocketbooks but are causing stress for the entire family, especially its youngest members, who may not understand what is happening. Parents can turn to FamilyEducation for resources and advice on talking to kids about layoffs and money, as well as strategies for staying on track and saving for retirement in tight times.
Visitors to the popular parenting site can also share the ways that the tumultuous economy is affecting them, through a variety of polls asking questions such as "how has the mortgage meltdown affected your family?" and "how has the recent economic news affected your retirement planning?" Or they can visit the FamilyEducation message boards, where parents are discussing the ways they are coping during this economic downturn.
New Island Featuring Big Nate, Popular Comic, DebutsBOSTON and NEW YORK - March 10, 2009 -Two top publishers - one print and one digital - have joined forces to create Big Nate Island, a new online quest that will excite kids all over the world. Family Education Network, the publisher of Funbrain.com and Poptropica, and United Media, the syndicator of Big Nate, recently launched the island on the Web's fastest growing virtual world dedicated solely to publishing for kids.
In the week following its launch, Big Nate Island was visited by more than 2.2 million different kids, each of whom spent an average of 23 minutes each time they logged on. On its first day alone, the new interactive quest was explored by nearly one million users.
Celebrate Halloween With Costume Ideas, CraftsBOSTON - Oct. 22, 2008 - As little ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates around the country get ready for trick-or-treating, parents can turn to FamilyEducation for everything they need to have a ghoulishly great and safe Halloween. The popular parenting Web site is an excellent source for easy and affordable costume ideas, tips for planning a frighteningly fun Halloween party, and Halloween crafts and activities.
Before they start carving that big pumpkin that was carefully selected at the pumpkin patch, families can create a personalized design with FamilyEducation's Jack-O-Lantern Creator. Using the Jack-O-Lantern Creator, they can choose eyes, noses and mouths to give their online pumpkin its own personality and then print out a template to guide their carving.
Parents Pick the Coolest Back-to-School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducationBOSTON -- Aug. 12, 2008 -- Before they head out to the mall to do their back-to-school shopping, parents can visit FamilyEducation to be sure they have the coolest back-to-school supplies and the latest fashion trends on their children's shopping lists. And with the National Retail Federation predicting that the average family with school- age children will spend about $600 on back-to-school shopping, FamilyEducation offers parents tips on ways to minimize the impact on their pocketbooks, while ensuring their children have everything they need.
Families Can Make Informed Decisions in the 2008 Presidential CampaignBOSTON -- March 25, 2008 -- The 2008 Presidential Campaign is one of the most riveting in recent history. As our country makes crucial decisions about who will be our 44th president, families can turn to FamilyEducation.com and Infoplease® to find the information they need to understand the presidential election process and make an informed decision on November 4.
Infoplease offers easy-to-use information about where each of the candidates stands on important issues, such as education, health care, taxes, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Valentine's Day Activities, Crafts, Printables & Quizzes Featured on FamilyEducation.comBOSTON -- Jan. 30, 2008 -- From patterns for homemade cards to party games and recipes, FamilyEducation has lots of great Valentine's Day activities and gift ideas for kids that will help parents plan a holiday filled with fun, laughter and love. Plus, the popular parenting Web site has tips to help parents deal with the hurt feelings, disappointment and tears that sometimes come with the February 14th celebration."Valentine's Day is a fun holiday for kids at home and at school, but it can also be a day when some may feel unpopular or left out," said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation.
Holiday Printables, Games and Activities, Christmas Crafts, Recipes for Kids on FamilyEducation.com
Boston (PRWEB) November 20, 2007 -- Before the first snowflake hits the sidewalk, parents and kids have started planning for the December holidays. Now with hundreds of great holiday-themed activities, arts and crafts, printable holiday cards and more from FamilyEducation, families can prepare for a fun and memorable Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice. Plus, using FamilyEducation's slideshows of the year's hottest toys and stocking stuffers, parents can quickly and easily check off all of the names on their gift list during those big holiday shopping trips to the mall.
Parents Find Thanksgiving Crafts, Recipes & Printables for Children on FamilyEducation.com
Boston (PRWEB) October 31, 2007 -- Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to express gratitude and to be with family, but with all of the travel and preparation, it can also be stressful. This year, before the turkey even goes into the oven, start to celebrate and plan a stress-free holiday with Thanksgiving activities and resources for parents and kids, available on FamilyEducation.com.
Halloween Costume Ideas, Games, Activities & Printables for Children Available on FamilyEducationBOSTON - September 25, 2007 -- Fall is here, Halloween is right around the corner and parents and kids are already planning their costumes and parties. When they visit FamilyEducation, they will find a one-stop resource for hundreds of family-friendly costume ideas and Halloween activities and fun for kids, such as party games and activities, printable coloring pages and other ghoulish treats and information.
Printables Center Launches With Thousands of Free Educational Activities From FamilyEducation.comBOSTON - Aug. 28, 2007 -- When looking for fun, engaging and educational activities for their children, parents can turn to the thousands of free printable activities available from FamilyEducation's new Printables Center. And they can stay up to date with what's new in the center by subscribing to the parenting Web site's newsletter, " Printable Worksheets & Activities for Families". The e-mail newsletter features new age-specific printable activities organized by category.
Parent Guide to Online Abbreviations & Child Internet Warning Signs Available From FamilyEducationBoston, MA August 1, 2007 -- When parents look at what their kids sayin text messages, emails and chat rooms, they may think their kids are writing in a foreign language. To help parents decipher what their kids are saying online and identify warning signs of potentially dangeroussituations, FamilyEducation has launched " A Parent's Guide to Understanding Online Acronyms." This Web guide for parents includes a free online dictionary of more than 100 of the most popular online abbreviations that kids are using in instant messages, emails, chat rooms and social networking sites.
Back-to-School Calendar Launches With Parenting Advice, Articles & Quizzes for KidsBoston, MA July 17, 2007 -- Back to school is right around the corner, and parents can find the advice and resources they need to give their kids a great start at Family Education Network. The Web site recently launched its 2007 Back-to-School Campaign, featuring a frequently updated online calendar for planning for the new school year. Every weekday, parents can visit the Back-to-School Calendar to find new articles, slideshows and quizzes for getting a jump on the school year, at Family Education Network's parenting website, FamilyEducation. Plus, they can enter the 2007 Back-to-School Shopping Spree Sweepstakes daily to win up to $4,000 in American Express Travelers Cheques, for stocking up on clothes and school supplies.
Newly Updated FamilyEducation.com Helps Marketers Reach Millions of MomsBoston, MA June 6, 2007 -- For marketers who want to reach mothers of school-aged children, the newly redesigned Family Education ( FamilyEducation.com) is the first place to turn. Millions of moms visit FamilyEducation to find the expert parenting advice and resources they need every day, and the updated site now offers advertisers even more ways to reach them, with customized placements in a credible and trustworthy environment.
FamilyEducation.com, Online Publisher of Parenting Advice, Appoints New Editorial DirectorParenting Advice and Family Web Site Offers Practical Guidance, Learning-Based Activities and Games for Children
Boston, MA May 22, 2007 -- FamilyEducation ( FamilyEducation.com), a leading resource on the Internet for parents, announced today that Meghan Gocke is the Web site's new editorial director. Formerly FamilyEducation's managing editor, Gocke brings nearly 10 years of online editorial experience to her new position."With Meghan's deep understanding of online publishing for parents and her proven publishing success, FamilyEducation will continue to grow and thrive as the first place parents turn to for family information," said Jess Brallier, publisher.
FamilyEducation.com Launches Expanded Web Site With New Look, Easier NavigationNew Food Channel on Parenting Web Site Offers Hundreds of Family-Friendly Recipes Boston, MA May 16, 2007 -- FamilyEducation ( FamilyEducation.com), a leading resource on the Internet for parents, today launched its expanded Web site, featuring an updated look, easier navigation and even more resources to help parents ensure that their children succeed in school and in life. FamilyEducation.com offers parents practical guidance for raising children, information for helping their children navigate the school experience, educational printables, email newsletters and hundreds of fun family activities.
FamilyEducation.com Launches Expanded Web Site With New Look, Easier NavigationNew Food Channel on Parenting Web Site Offers Hundreds of Family-Friendly Recipes Boston, MA May 16, 2007 -- FamilyEducation ( FamilyEducation.com), a leading resource on the Internet for parents, today launched its expanded Web site, featuring an updated look, easier navigation and even more resources to help parents ensure that their children succeed in school and in life. FamilyEducation offers parents practical guidance for raising children, information for helping their children navigate the school experience, educational printables , email newsletters and hundreds of fun family activities.
- FamilyEducation.com Relaunches Online Reading Tool for Preschool Children Determines Reading Ability
FamilyEducation.com Relaunches Online Reading Tool for Preschool Children Determines Reading AbilityFrom school newsletters, to expert advice on television, many parents find themselves overwhelmed with tips on how their children can improve. FamilyEducation.com, partnering with the National Center for Learning Disabilities, is offering a new version of "Get Ready to Read!," a research-based screening tool for testing a four-year-old child's reading ability prior to entering kindergarten.
Back to School Tips: Parenting Advice on Making Time for Family Activities this School YearBoston, MA, September 18, 2006 - From packing lunches, to carpools, to helping with homework, many parents find themselves with little family time and even less personal time. " Ten Ways to Make More Time for Your Kids", the top ten list from FamilyEducation.com, provides parenting tips and expert advice to save time during the hectic back to school season