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  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Best Toys
    11 Awesome STEM Toys to Get Kids into Science & Math
    It's smart to nurture your child's love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)! Exploring science and math for fun could help give your child an edge in these subjects in school and beyond. According to the U.S. Department of Labor,...
    Erin Dower
  • 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
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    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
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    Helping With Homework
    Top 10 Free Homework Help Websites
    Is helping your child with homework more frustrating and confusing than ever before, thanks to the new Common Core standards? Do words like metamorphic, integer, and bibliography give you sweaty palms and vague flashbacks to your own school days?...
    Erin Dower
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Nature Activities
    10 Hands-On Nature Activities for Kids
    Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. From hunting bugs to making seashell magnets, these awesome hands-on activities are a great way for your child to get a little closer to nature. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Internet Safety
    6 Safe Search Engines for Kids
    With school back in session, the Internet can be a great resource for homework help, but you might be worried about your child accessing inappropriate sites and information while he surfs the Web. These safe search engines for kids offer prescree...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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    Summer Learning
    7 Great Places to Squeeze in Summer Learning
    Summer learning doesn't have to take a lot of time or resources. Although structured activities are great, quick and easy lessons on the fly are an educational (and much simpler) way to squeeze in a quick math or science session. The next time yo...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Preparing for Preschool
    10 Free Summer Learning Printables for Preschoolers & Kindergarteners
    Print these early reading, math, and learning worksheets to help your child prepare for preschool or kindergarten over the summer. Also, print this Preschool and Kindergarten Workbook for even more printables from our friends at Funbrain Jr. ...
  • Summer Learning
    10 Best Backyard Science Experiments to Try This Summer
    Just because school is out doesn't mean brain drain needs to set in. Transform your backyard into your very own science lab and have a blast with these awesome summer science experiments. As you conduct your experiments, ask your child what they ...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    High School Milestones and Obstacles
    Top 10 Skills for High-School Students
    Whether you're a freshman or a senior, developing the following 10 skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. ...
    Clint Page
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    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
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    Helping With Homework
    Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork
    Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork If you have a school-aged child currently learning under the Common Core Standards, you might have noticed that the curriculum your child is learning is vastly different from...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Report Cards
    A+ Parenting: 9 Tips to Boost Bad Grades
    Improving test scores and grades can be a tough task for a child of any age. Use the following tips to find constructive ways to discuss grades and make a plan for boosting your child's performance in school. ...
    Erin Dower
  • Mobile Apps
    Best Educational Apps for Kids of All Ages
    Screentime doesn't have to be devoid of any educational value. These popular, award-winning apps for kids help your toddler, preschooler, and school-age child learn about science, reading, and more in a fun, interactive environment.  Looking fo...
    Colleen Hughes
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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    Parenting Tools Printables
    After-School Routine Checklist
    After School Routine Checklist ...