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  • School and Learning
    Song Lyrics Quiz
    What is your music knowledge? See what song lyrics you know with this quiz! ...
    Elissa Haney
  • School and Learning
    History of Music
    Jazz Quiz
    Take this quiz to test your knowledge on jazz music. ...
    David Johnson
  • live shows for kids, Elmo from Sesame Street Live
    Music Performances
    Top 5 Live Shows for Kids
    So you've run out of ideas for what to do with your kids on the weekend? For a special treat, catch one of the latest and greatest live shows geared to a pint-sized audience. These musical and theatrical performances are all sure to get your stan...
  • School and Learning
    History of Music
    Hip Hop History Quiz
    From Zulu Nation to Timbaland—how much do you know about the history of hip-hop? Take this quiz to find out. ...
    Elizabeth Olson
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Hip Hop 2007 Quiz
    Test your knowledge of the hip-hop music and artists of 2007 in this quiz. ...
  • Song Lyrics Printables
    Silly Song
    Use the note decoder in this printable to figure out the lyrics to the birthday song. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Fourth of July
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" Lyrics
    "The Star-Spangled Banner" LyricsThe lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" are particularly poignant and meaningful during this time of national mourning and pride. Be sure you and your kids know the words to this anthem that has brought courage a...
  • School and Learning
    Songs of Summers Past
    How well do you remember the songs of "Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime?" ...
  • School and Learning
    Love Songs
    Love Songs Quiz
    They're so catchy you can't get them out of your head, but how much do you really remember about these love songs? ...
  • School and Learning
    Children and Music
    Is Your Child in the Groove?
    Whether it's banging on pots or singing a favorite tune, odds are that your child loves to make music. Take this quiz to find out just how musically inclined she is. ...
  • School and Learning
    Art Supplies
    Homemade Glue and Paste Recipes
    Homemade Glue and Paste RecipesThe following glue and paste recipes use a variety of ingredients and methods. Choose the one that best suits your project. For variety, add food coloring before using. Store all glues and pastes in airtight contain...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Famous Musicians
    Is there a musical generation gap in your family? Find out what you and your kids really know about these famous musicians. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Art and Artists Quiz
    Art gives us a way to see the world through different eyes. See what you know about these famous artists. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Following Directions
    The Noble Duke of York
    The Noble Duke of York Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes This is a traditional action song that will get your child moving while she learns directions. Teach your child the following song a...
  • kids being creative using apps
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Creative Apps for Kids
    Foster your child's creative side during tech time! Check out these top-rated art, music, imagination-play, and creative-thinking apps for kids of all ages. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Flying Activity for the individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 10 minutes This activity is best when your child has lots of room to move. Chant the following rhyme, and teach your toddler the movements to go along with th...
  • School and Learning
    Making Musical Instruments
    Rain Sticks
    Rain Sticks Activity for an individual child Age group: 18-40 months Duration of activity: 15 minutes Materials: 1 cardboard paper towel tube Crayons 2 squares of tinfoil, large enough to cover the ends of the tube Masking tape 1 long pipe clean...
  • School and Learning
    Art Supplies
    Top 10 Materials to Have on Hand for Toddler Activities
    Top 10 Materials to Have on Hand for Toddler Activities Crayons: Remove the labels from crayons when possible. For the younger child, fatter crayons work best. Construction paper: Construction paper is very versatile. Be sure to keep a wide vari...