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A group of children running across the snow carrying sleds

Follow these kid sledding safety tips if they plan on going out this winter

Are you and the kids ready for the winter snow? Before you slide down a single hill, here are kid sledding safety tips you need for this winter.
Adorable felt snowman craft

5 winter crafts for kids to make when they’re bored and stuck indoors

Festive celebration roasted turkey with gravy for Thanksgiving or Christmas

3 simple centerpiece ideas your kids can make for the Thanksgiving dinner table

Child and parents playing hide-and-seek in their living room

Indoor activities during the rain to keep kids busy and happy

Smiling baby on colorful play mat

Baby play mat ins and outs: What age you should get one and the benefits for baby’s development

Woman with slime between fingers

How to get slime out of clothes (and just about everything else)

Family of four dressed in Halloween costumes

The best Halloween costumes for a family of 4 that are simple to find or create

Kids playing in the leaves at a park in the fall

7 fun fall homeschool activities

Child with activity table

7 reasons an activity table for kids should be in your home right now

Group of kids playing improv game outside

Noncompetitive games every child will love

A group of kids ready for Halloween

Need Halloween crafts for 10-year-olds to do? Here are 9 spookingly great ideas

Boy in leaves

9 fun fall activities the whole family will enjoy

Family Halloween

The best Halloween costumes for a family of 5

Is your family of five invited to a Halloween party but you're all out of costume ideas? Check out some of our suggestions.
Halloween craft supplies

8 Halloween crafts for preschoolers to do this spooky season

Need some crafty ideas for your little ghouls? These eight Halloween crafts for kids are perfect for your pumpkins to do this season.
A family enjoying lying in the leaves

10 fun fall bucket list activities to do with kids

10 fun fall bucket list activities to do with kids

Need help thinking of ways to make autumn more fun? Here are 10 fall bucket list activities that parents should do with their children this season.
View from a scenic railroad fall foliage ride

Ride the rails this fall to see autumn’s colors

Take a train ride on a scenic railroad to see fall foliage this autumn.
Kids playing In leaves

6 fun outdoor games kids can play this fall

6 fun outdoor games kids can play this fall

These six outdoor games are fun for kids to play in the fall.
Young boy at beach with balloons sitting with a birthday cake

How to host a 6-year-old’s birthday party on a budget

Don't break the bank to throw your 6-year-old a birthday party. Check out these money-saving tips for a celebration on a budget.
A game of tic-tac-toe on a piece of paper

7 fun games kids can play with just pen and paper

Keep your kids occupied when boredom hits or while waiting with just a pen and paper. With these classic games to play on paper, kids don't even need a device.
Boy is excited for his fourth birthday

4-year-old birthday party ideas: 7 low-stress themes your child will love

From decor to activities, any preschooler will love these 4-year-old birthday party ideas.
Small child learning to swim

Is 3 years old too young for swim lessons? Not if you follow our tips

Are you ready for your toddler's swimming lessons to start? Here's our how-to on everything you need to know about your 3-year-old's swim lessons.
Girl playing with hula hoop in the backyard

10 fun games kids (and adults) can play with a hula hoop

There are many ways to have fun with a hula hoop. Our list of 10 hula hoop games is sure to be a hit with kids and parents.
Yard dice game set

How to modify yard dice rules for kid-friendly fun

Here's how to play yard dice in a family-friendly way so it's as much fun for the kids as it is for the adults.
Kids playing games in a pool

No pool toys? No problem! 5 safe, fun pool games for 8-year-olds

Play these fun pool games if you don't have any toys on hand and your 8-year-olds will still have a blast.
toddler-gymnastics-class

6 fantastic reasons to enroll your child in toddler gymnastics classes today

Here's why you should consider enrolling your child in toddler gymnastics classes
Kids running with each other at a party

The best party games for your sports-loving kids

There's a ton of fun to be had at a birthday party for sports-loving kids. We list the best party games that every kid will love.
preschool girl having fun playing soccer

What are the benefits of sports in child development? We break it down

Sports for 3-year-olds are important for their development. Here's why your tot needs to be as active as possible.
what to do when your kids are bored at home arts and crafts

What to do when your kids are bored at home

What to do when your kids are bored at home

Keeping your children busy doesn’t have to be very involved on your part! Here are some suggested activities your kids can do when they’re bored.
5-year-old girl celebrating her birthday

Need a fantastic theme for a fifth birthday party? Consider these

Need a fantastic theme for a fifth birthday party? Consider these

Get the party started with these fun themes for a fifth birthday party.
A group of kids playing kickball.

Learn a variety of kickball games so you aren’t stuck with the classic version

Learn a variety of kickball games so you aren’t stuck with the classic version

Want to learn some new kickball games? Here are fun ways to change up the traditional game of kickball to keep everyone interested.
baby playing with toys

5 classic toddler toys your child will remember forever

5 classic toddler toys your child will remember forever

The toys your children play with when they’re younger can leave a lasting impression. Here are five classic toddler toys that your child will remember forever.
Girl performs in a talent show

10 cool talent show ideas for kids so they can wow their audience

10 cool talent show ideas for kids so they can wow their audience

Here are 10 cool talent show ideas for kids that are fun.
Two little girls playing at a playground

What you should (and shouldn’t) bring to a playdate

What you should (and shouldn’t) bring to a playdate

Learning playdate etiquette isn’t always easy. We list which items you will want to keep close at hand and others to leave at home.
Baby with sunscreen on their cheeks

What you need to know to choose the best eczema sunscreen for your baby

What you need to know to choose the best eczema sunscreen for your baby

Trying to find an eczema sunscreen for your little one? Here's what you need to know to keep your baby's sensitive skin protected.
A mom and toddler playing a game in the living room.

How to teach a toddler to be patient (yes, it’s possible!)

How to teach a toddler to be patient (yes, it’s possible!)

Try these 4 activities to teach your toddler about patience.
Three kids reading a book inside of a blanket fort

How to build a blanket fort for epic indoor adventures

How to build a blanket fort for epic indoor adventures

Blanket forts can help spark imagination -- here's how to build a great one.
Little boy drawing in an art book with colored pencils

6 creative YouTubers who can teach your 6-year-old to draw

6 creative YouTubers who can teach your 6-year-old to draw

Drawing is a skill anyone can learn. These six YouTubers teach kids how to draw.
Decorations for a Harry Potter party

How to throw a magical Harry Potter marathon for your kids

How to throw a magical Harry Potter marathon for your kids

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with a magical movie marathon.
Three girls having fun jumping rope outside

9 easy, timeless jump-rope games every kid will love

9 easy, timeless jump-rope games every kid will love

Looking for fun jump-rope games to get your kids outside and playing? Try these timeless jump-rope games.
Birthday cake with a number 3 candle on it

The best third birthday party ideas for a fun — and stress-free — celebration

The best third birthday party ideas for a fun — and stress-free — celebration

Planning and hosting a party for your soon-to-be 3-year-old should be fun. These birthday party ideas will help you throw a stress-free party.
Boy making sandcastle at beach

5 easy sandcastle ideas any child can master

5 easy sandcastle ideas any child can master

At the beach, making a sandcastle is a classic child activity. Here are simple and easy sandcastle ideas that any child can master
Two kids sitting in front of a U.S. flag

7 fun 4th of July games the whole family can play

7 fun 4th of July games the whole family can play

Having a fun menu of 4th of July games for the family is a fabulous way to spend this summertime holiday.
Family enjoying fireworks at night

How to put together the perfect 4th of July picnic

How to put together the perfect 4th of July picnic

Whether you are heading to the beach, a parade, or staking a spot early for fireworks, a July 4th picnic is super fun. Of course, this calls for a special menu.
Five kids each giving a thumb-up

7-Up: What’s the game and how to play it

7-Up: What’s the game and how to play it

The game of 7-Up is a well-loved classic, and any number of people can play it. Here's the rules on how to play heads up 7-Up.
Toddlers having fun in a playgroup with parents

How to set up a kids play group with close friends and neighbors

How to set up a kids play group with close friends and neighbors

Setting up a toddler playgroup is great for your little one plus parents. We show you how to put one together successfully.
Woman standing with a coffee while her electric car charges

Why you shouldn’t buy an electric vehicle for your family road trip

Why you shouldn’t buy an electric vehicle for your family road trip

Here's why an electric vehicle may not be the best choice if your family loves road tripping.
Family on couch watching TV

5 best movies on Disney+ Dad will want to stream on Father’s Day

5 best movies on Disney+ Dad will want to stream on Father’s Day

There are a lot of movies dads will like on Disney+. Here are five marvelous movies to stream with Dad on Father's Day.
Little girl and her dad celebrating Father's Day

4 amazing Father’s Day activities every dad will want to do

4 amazing Father’s Day activities every dad will want to do

There are a lot of cool Father's Day activities that can be a lot of fun for the whole family or just one-on-one with dad for teens and grown kids.
Children under a rainbow cover

3 fun parachute games for kids to break out at your next park playdate

3 fun parachute games for kids to break out at your next park playdate

These three parachute games are ideal for the next playdate at the park.
Kids drawing a mural

Experts agree: 5 benefits of art for your child’s development

Experts agree: 5 benefits of art for your child’s development

Why does art boost child development? Learn what art projects are best.