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  • Spoon of Baking Soda Over Glass of Water
    Indoor Activities
    Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity
    Incredible Exploding Sandwich Bag Science Activity If a baking soda rocket wasn't enough of an explosion for your child, then this experiment is bound to be more his style. Using the same acid-base reaction that makes quick bread rise when you ...
  • Four Stages of Balloon Inflation
    Indoor Activities
    Science Experiments for Kids: Bottle Balloon Blow-Up
    Science Experiments for Kids: Bottle Balloon Blow-Up If your child jumps for joy at the thought of blowing things up, she will really enjoy the Bottle Balloon Blow-Up experiments. Though her excitement may die down temporarily when she realizes...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • One Whole and One Half Lemon on White Background
    Indoor Activities
    Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock
    Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock As part of a generation of children growing up in an increasingly green and eco-conscious world, things like low-energy light bulbs and hybrid cars are the norm for your child. Making a clock tha...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Learning to Count Money: Muffin Tin Coin Sort
    Learning to Count Money: Muffin Tin Coin Sort When kids are first learning about money, it can be hard to tell one coin from another, let alone figure out what the value of each coin is. It is better to play money games with real coins instead o...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Muffin Tin Toy Sort Activity
    Muffin Tin Toy Sort Activity Muffin tins are a household item that can easily be transformed into a mathematical tool. With just a few muffin tins and a bunch of different types of toys or craft materials, your child can practice sorting, categ...
  • 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
  • Smiling Happy Family in Car
    Indoor Activities
    Travel Activities: Road Trip Math
    Travel Activities: Road Trip Math Road trip math not only keeps your child occupied during a long trip, but itcan also practice some of his real-life math skills. From license plates to maps and meals, there are many ways to make your trip a li...
  • Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling
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    Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling
    Creative Ways to Use Flash Cards for Spelling Flash cards may be a standard way to learn spelling words, but there are a few ways to make them a little less boring. There are two basic ways in which your child can approach making flash cards, b...
  • Red Pencil Writing on White Paper
    Indoor Activities
    "Painting Word Pictures" Writing Activity
    "Painting Word Pictures" Writing Activity Descriptive writing plays a big part in writing stories, but it stands on its own as a specific type of writing. It is, in fact, a lot like painting a picture with words. A good piece of descriptive wri...
  • Top 10 Nature 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
  • Stone Soup storytelling activity
    Indoor Activities
    "Stone Soup" Storytelling Activity
    "Story Stone Soup" Storytelling Activity This activity combines a nature walk, a craft activity, and the concept of the classic tale Stone Soup to give your child a creative way to practice his storytelling skills. Since you'll need to gather a...
  • Smiling Little Girl holding Pen and Writing on Paper
    Indoor Activities
    Learning to Write: The Incredible Expanding Sentence
    Learning to Write: The Incredible Expanding Sentence Incredible Expanding Sentences (also known as sentence pyramids) are a good way for your child to visualize how adding information to a sentence can make that sentence grow from the ordinary ...
  • Two Smiling Students Writing in Notebooks
    Indoor Activities
    Learning to Write: Sentence Stacks Activity
    Learning to Write: Sentence Stacks Activity There's no better way to teach your child about sentence building than by literally building sentences. Because LEGO bricks are stackable, it's very easy to show your child how you can "stack" details ...
  • kids on a bug hunt
    Summer Crafts and Activities
    11 Fun Summer Camp Crafts and Activities to Try at Home
    Kids don't have to go to an expensive camp to have a blast this summer! Bust summer boredom with these classic camp-inspired activities and crafts you can do at home with your kids. Find both indoor and outdoor activities for groups and individua...
    Erin Dower
  • Smiling Kindergarten Girl Holding Stack of Books
    Indoor Activities
    Make Your Own Book Mobile
    Make Your Own Book Mobile Your child's first book report assignment can be very stressful. It's hard to know what elements go into a book report, how much detail to go into, and how to present the information. You can circumvent this anxiety by...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Vocabulary Memory Game for Kids
    Vocabulary Memory Game for Kids This game is best played when your child has a set of vocabulary words he needs to learn. In school, this frequently happens when there are words that are specific to a theme or are found in a book he's reading. I...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Indoor Activities
    Learning to Read: Sight Word Catcher Game
    Learning to Read: Sight Word Catcher Game As your child begins to learn sight words, practice vocabulary, and look for high-frequency words in the world and print around her, she needs a way to do it without it feeling like work. It can be more...