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Updated: February 12, 2020

How to Use Your Family Vacation to Spark Inspiration and Learning in Kids

Family hiking near a waterfall on vacation

Have kids, will travel. Just like backpacks, kids can be transported from one place to another. (Although chances are, unlike your kids, your backpack doesn’t whine, “I’m bored!” or “I’m hungry!”) Family vacations can be more than just lounging on the beach, roasting marshmallows at a cabin near the lake, and visiting out-of-town relatives (not that there is anything wrong with that!) There are so many ways to make your annual family gathering educational and, of course, fun.

Has Preschool Prepared Your Child for Kindergarten?

Has Preschool Prepared Your Child for Kindergarten?

Preschool can provide an important introduction to the notion of schooling. For many children, preschool provides a "head start" in learning certain academic skills that they will be expected to learn in kindergarten and first grade.

If your child has attended a good preschool program, he will already have some rudimentary knowledge of such concepts as colors, shapes, numbers, and letter recognition (as well as the sounds that different letters produce).

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Updated: March 2, 2021

10 of the Best Presidents' Day Books for Kids

10 best presidents' day books for kids

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Presidents’ Day is a day off from school, but do your kids know what this holiday is about? Reading a few books to your children is a fun and easy way to teach them a little bit about Presidents’ Day.

Updated: December 22, 2021

The 15 Best Sleds for Kids in 2022

Best Sleds

Getting to go outside and play in the snow is one of the most loved winter activities. Kids, adults, and toddlers love having the chance to ride down a hill on a fun sled. If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this winter, why not pull out a sled and hit the slopes? Once your kids feel the cold wind on their face as they soar over fields of snow, they’ll want to do this every weekend!

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Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

Homemade Valentine's Day Cards

Bonding Experiences

Before you get out the paper lace and red construction paper, do a little research with your children about the history of St. Valentine's Day and the superstitions and customs surrounding it. To get you started, check out Tokens of Love by Roberta B. Etter (Abbeville Press, 1990) and point your browser to Valentine's Day History on the Internet.

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Updated: June 26, 2019

School Lunch Ideas: 10 Healthy Ways to Fill Your Kids' Lunchboxes

School Lunch Ideas: 10 Healthy Ways to Fill Your Kids' Lunchboxes

When you're looking for school lunch ideas, it's easy to throw a handful of cheap, pre-packed lunchbox fillers into your shopping cart and call it a week. But what are those shortcuts really costing? Besides the empty calories, sodium, and sugar, there's the guilt you feel sending your child off to school with something you'd never cook or eat at home. For example, did you know Lunchables have between a quarter and a third of the daily recommended sodium for an adult?

Updated: April 2, 2020

Celebrating Your Child's Birthday While Social Distancing

make your child's birthday fun during social distancing

Much of the world has been thrown into lockdowns, told to shelter in place, and instructed to practice social distancing. Even though all of this is out of our control and was totally unpredicted, this is still a disappointing time for a child with a birthday. Of course parties can always be postponed or rescheduled, but if your little one’s birthday falls during this time it is still important to acknowledge and celebrate it.

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: March 14, 2019

How to Use Valentine's Day to Teach Kids About Love

couple in love with son having fun in park

For some, Valentine’s Day has no meaning and is simply a holiday invented by the card companies. For others, it’s an opportunity for romance and candy and cards. Regardless of how you choose to view the holiday related to your adult relationships, Valentine’s Day can actually be a wonderful opportunity to teach our kids about love.

Love is a complicated subject, and depending on the ages of our children, there is much to teach and discuss. If you’re looking for ways to embrace Valentine’s Day as a teachable moment, here are some ideas for how you can do it:

Updated: April 9, 2020

40 Educational Shows for Kids You Can Stream Now

40 educational shows you can stream for kids right now

Searching for educational programs for your kids to watch during COVID-19 school closures? With so many options available on various streaming services, it can be overwhelming to do the research, even if you have extra time on your hands. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you and broken things up by category and age group. As always, make the determination that’s right for your home and your child. Happy streaming!

Updated: April 19, 2022

8 Reasons Why All Parents Should Take a Kid-Free Vacation

couple on a kids free vacation

Most parents probably spend a few moments fantasizing about a kids-free vacation every week. It may happen when your child is popping out of bed after you’ve already said goodnight five times or when you’re facing mounds of child-sized laundry or when you’re telling your kids to stop arguing with each other for the tenth time that day. Those moments of fantasy are as much a part of parenthood as dirty diapers and boxed mac and cheese. 

Updated: March 2, 2021

How to Make the Transition from the School Schedule to Summer Mode

transitioning from school schedule to summer mode

While the summer can be fun and a highly anticipated season, it can also create a new level of stress for working parents as they try to figure out how to balance setting up child care, creating a summer schedule, and making sure there are plenty of opportunities for fun. Making summer memories can be some of the most special times of childhood, but leaving the summer plan completely up to chance is not actually stress-free for parents or for children.

Updated: August 1, 2019

5 Ways Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer

Danielle Busby from TLC’s Outdaughtered Keeps Her Girls Learning All Summer

A 2018 study revealed that moms want summer to end after just 13 days. When you are a parent of not one, not two, but SIX little girls including the only all-female quintuplets in the United States, it’s important to have a serious action plan and significant resources to keep the peace all summer while ensuring you don’t lose momentum from the previous school year.