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  • Back to school traditions to start now
    School and Learning
    10 Back to School Traditions to Start With Your Family Now
    Going back to school doesn’t have to be a drag! Make it fun by incorporating fun memory-making ideas and traditions that you’ll want to carry on for years to come when the first day of school rolls around.  Aside from just snapping a photo o...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • First day of school photos
    Kids
    10 First Day of School Photos That are Parenting Goals
    The first day of school is a momentous occasion for any family. While many parents are happy if they can just get a decent picture, other parents want to commemorate this day each year more creatively.  Instagram is notoriously famous for having...
    Miranda Altice
  • Teen girl standing at locker with cell phone
    Kids and Cell Phones
    Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?
    Should cell phones be allowed in school? A 2010 Pew Research Center study found that 65 percent of cell-owning teens bring their phones to school despite any bans that may be in place. Most schools now allow students to have cell phones but requi...
    Maya Cohen
  • bully sitting alone at school
    Kids
    Study Says Bullies May Lack a Sense of School-Belonging
    In a climate of increasing violence and school shootings, it seems there has never been a more important time to understand the roots of bullying. As parents, we worry about bullying on several levels. We want to keep our kids from being bullied,...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • School and Learning
    How to Handle Parent-Teacher Conferences After a Divorce
    Your first parent-teacher conference after a divorce or separation can be uncomfortable and stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Not only are you worried about the issues the teacher might address, but seeing your ex can be...
  • child being disciplined at school
    School and Learning
    What to Do When Your Kid Gets in Trouble at School
    Even the most well-behaved kids sometimes get in trouble at school. Whether your kid is five or 15, what do you do when you learn that your child did something wrong in school? How do you, as a parent, handle the situation and discuss it with a d...
    Rachel Sokol
  • 21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Mobile Apps
    21 Free Educational Apps for Kids
    Educational apps are a great and fun way to keep your kids learning outside of the classroom, but the cost of all those apps can add up fast. Luckily, there are plenty of free apps for kids that are both educational and fun but won't break the ba...
    Colleen Hughes
  • 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
  • teaching kids about elections
    School and Learning
    What I Hope My Kids Learned About Voting During This Election
    As a mom of a six-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son, I am always on the lookout for ways our children can experience our family values of civic duty and compassion for all in action. This midterm election was a prime opportunity to do so, ...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • How to Create a Learning Space
    School and Learning
    How to Create a Learning Space for your Child
    Now that your kids are back in school, you may be wondering how to encourage creativity and learning not only in the classroom, but also at home. An at-home learning space is an incredible way to let your child play and explore the world around ...
    Julia Ries
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: San Francisco
    U.S. Geography Printables
    Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: San Francisco
    Take Early Learners on a Trip to "The City by the Bay" San Francisco, here we come! Games, activities, puzzles, facts, coloring sections, and more - all on one page! - all on one page! This is great activity that will entertain while educating...
  • Magical Attic Road Trip: Washington, D.C.
    U.S. Geography Printables
    Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: Washington, D.C.
    Fun Activities that Help Early Learners Get to Know the Nation's Capital This large-format printable is a unique collection of games, activities, puzzles, facts and coloring sections that will entertain while educating - all on one page! In...
  • Magical Attic Road Trip: North Carolina
    U.S. Geography Printables
    Magical Attic Road Trip Printable: North Carolina
    Games, Puzzles, Coloring and Fun for Early Learners In this installment of the popular 2018 "Road Trip" series, children will join the characters from The Magical Attic on a tour of North Carolina. This large-format printable is a unique collect...
  • 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. Also, search our Toy Finder for new ride-on toys and bikes for all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • The Best of Netflix for Summer Learning
    Kids and Tv
    Beat the Summer Slump With These 10 Learning Shows on Netflix
    I start every summer with the same declaration to my husband: "We're taking the kids on a million adventures this summer! No TV for those two!" Then comes a rainy day, or a 100-degree day, or a day when we are just too tired to plan anything. Ine...
    Laurie Mega
  • World Geography Week
    School and Learning
    6 Fun and Educational Toys to Celebrate Geography Awareness Week
    In 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that 75 percent of U.S. eighth-graders did not have a solid foundation in geography. According to U.S. News and World Report, geography is not a required subject in middle and high schoo...
    Laura Richards
  • school fundraising 101
    School Fundraising
    School Fundraising 101
    School fundraising helps raise money for your child's school. Rather than just asking for donations, fundraising is typically an event or a service you provide. School fundraisers may be used to help buy or upgrade the school library, maintain g...
    Rebecca Desfosse