popular topics in school and learning

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • 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 ge...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • Need a Homework Helper? 5 Tips for School Success
    School and Learning
    Need a Homework Helper? 5 Tips for School Success
    As a parent, you want your kid to do their very best in school. You already know that in order to do that, your kid needs plenty of sleep, healthy food and a plethora of back to school supplies. However, short of a professional homework helper, w...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • How to end homework battles - thinking frustrated child
    School and Learning
    How to End Homework Battles
    Do you find yourself in a nightly battle with your child over homework? Are you tired of seemingly endless numbers of multiplication problems and geography questions plaguing you every night? Don't let it get the best of you. Here are some tips t...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • What do kids really like about school?
    Back to School
    What do Kids REALLY Like About School?
    FamilyEducation asked a bunch of kids what they really like about school. Check out this hilarious video for some honest answers. ...
  • 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
  • how to get involved in the PTA
    PTA and PTO
    How to Get Involved in the PTA
    If you've never been to a PTA meeting, it can be a little intimidating. A bunch of teachers and parents who all seem to know each other already, all working together to do… what exactly? Don't panic! The PTA is essential to your child's school'...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Avoiding school plagues
    Keeping Kids Healthy
    Keeping Kids Healthy: Avoiding School Plagues
    School is in session, and so are viruses. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that children in schools and day care centers can catch as many as 12 colds per year, on average. However, colds aren't the only viruses that run rampa...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • parents pick the coolest back to school supplies & fashions with advice at familyeducation
    Supplies and Shopping
    Parents Pick the Coolest Back to School Supplies & Fashions With Advice at FamilyEducation
    Instead of wasting hours and hours wandering around the mall looking for school supplies, visit FamilyEducation to find out the coolest back to school clothing trends or the latest gadgets to help your kids in class. Although you could easily spe...
    Kelly Sundstrom