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Updated: April 21, 2022

Cell Phones at School: Should They Be Allowed?

Pros and cons of allowing cell phones in school

Should students be allowed to have their cell phones in middle school and high 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 high schools now allow students to have cell phones but require them to be turned off during class because they can be disruptive and distracting.

Updated: July 22, 2019

Kids’ Party Idea: How to Throw The Ultimate Curious George Birthday Party!

Kids at a Curious George birthday party

Whether you’re looking for birthday party ideas, want to organize a fundraiser with a twist, or just need to perfect your playdate one-up-momship, we’ve got just the thing. Inspired by our favorite little monkey, here is our guide to throwing the ultimate Curious George pizza party for young children. You’ll find all of these ideas and more on the Curious World app, the #1 early learning app for igniting curiosity.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Live in..3…2…1…Action

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Come on, admit it. We’ve all dreamed of being a TV or movie star. If American Idol allowed you to audition in the shower, you would have taken over the music industry. How often did that hairbrush serve as a makeshift microphone? You know you had that perfect voice to call the big game, “bottom of the ninth… two outs…bases loaded.” Fifteen minutes of fame wasn’t going to be enough time for you.

Updated: March 20, 2022

When Should Kids Get a Cellphone? 6 Questions to Ask

Kids and Cellphones

It seems like everywhere you look, there’s a child with a cell phone. Even if they’re young, there’s a good chance that the phone belongs to them. If your child doesn’t have one, they’re probably asking you when they’re going to get their first smartphone. Studies show that more than half of children have their first smartphone by the time they’re 11 years old with that number jumping to 69% for 12-year-olds.

Updated: November 11, 2020

Easing Up On House Rules During the Coronavirus Pandemic

4 house rules to ease up on during coronavirus

Now more than ever, you can let go of your attempts to be Mary Poppins or the perfect parent. The rollercoaster of events caused by COVID-19 has forced us to dig deep and rethink what is most important in life. But meanwhile, we are required to #stayhome with our families while also attempting some degrees of normalcy with work, homeschool, and botched social interaction.

More: The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids

Updated: August 26, 2019

What Teachers Want Parents to Know About the First Week of School

teacher in classroom with kids

Back to school time is quickly approaching. You’re probably stocking up on backpacks, pencils, and other school supplies for your children. In just a few short weeks, you will be turning them over to a teacher who will spend more hours each weekday with them than you. 

More: 5 Positive Phrases To Say To Your Anxious Child About School

Here are 12 things teachers want you to know about that first week of school.

by: Rebecca Desfosse

6 STEM Playtime Activities for Kids

These days, many parents know the benefits of bolstering their kids' interest and talents in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) world. Yet, they aren't sure how and when to start. The truth is, it's never too early to start engaging your children in STEM education outside of their regular school homework. In fact, the more you encourage your child to partake in these types of activities, the more their interest grows. Find out how to integrate STEM into playtime for your preschooler through middle schooler with these amazing STEM activities for kids.

by: Lori Cunningham

Giving Your Old Cell Phone to Your Kids? Here's How to Make it Their Dream Device

kids using parents' old iphone

Have an old phone you’d like to give to your child?  Whether it's the phone you just upgraded from or an older one sitting around the house, your child would likely love to use it. 

Perhaps your phone was used on a previous carrier.  Many mobile carriers now offer Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, for their customers.

More: Not Ready to Give Your Kid a Smartphone? Try a Flip Phone Instead

Updated: May 14, 2020

8 Reasons Why I Plan to Homeschool Even After the Pandemic

mom homeschooling her child

I have been homeschooling my daughter since her school closed mid-March, and I have decided that I will continue teaching her myself, even when schools eventually open again. She thrives in our current set up, and I know that continuing it is the best choice for her.

Here are eight reasons why I have decided to continue homeschooling after the pandemic is finally over:

Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible Careers

Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible Careers

It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early.

Instead, help your kids see the array of occupations that are related to each of their intelligence areas. The best way to do this is by having adults talk with your kids about their career choices and by going on lots of field trips. Then children can begin making their own decisions about what feels right.

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Updated: February 12, 2020

Snapchat 101: A Helpful Guide for Parents of Teens

Girl's hand holding smartphone with Snapchat on display

Snapchat is a great example of the evolution of social media, and it gives teens practically everything they’re looking for in an app: a way to creatively share chosen moments with friends while simultaneously making themselves look awesome. 

Just like every other social media app, video game, and mainstream teenage interest, Snapchat has gotten some bad press. But this article isn’t providing you with recycled warnings and statistics. In fact, it’s doing just the opposite.