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7 handy tips for a successful garage sale this summer

Try these seven tips to have a successful garage sale.
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6 Apple Maps features that will make your family road trip easier

These Apple Maps features make going on a road trip with your family easy.
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Get a sneak peek Paw Patrol movie experience with Walmart’s special offer

Get access to a Paw Patrol virtual movie when you pre-order toys
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The best beach toys under $20 you can get at Walmart today

These are the best beach toys you can get for the summer at budget-friendly prices.
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3 fantastic shows on Paramount+ your preschooler will love

Preschoolers will be totally entertained by these great shows.
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Do these 7 things to keep your kids safe at the public pool this summer

How to keep your kids safe at the public pool this summer.
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4 fun vegetable garden games to foster your fifth grader’s green thumb

Kids will love playing these games in the vegetable garden.
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6 fun water games for 8-year-olds when you don’t have a pool

Kids don't need a pool to get soaked this summer. Try these alternatives.
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Good, better best: Toddler climbing toys worth the expense

Looking for the best toddler climbing toys? Try these.
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25 Retro Summer Activities Your Kids Will Turn Off Their Screens For

Make lasting summer memories with 25 old-fashioned activities the entire family can enjoy.
25 books your child wont get through the summer without read feature

25 books your child won’t get through the summer without

All it takes is one book to turn a reluctant reader into a reader. From board books to graphic novels, these 25 books are ideal summer companions.
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5 delightful movies on Hulu for kids to celebrate Christmas in July

Celebrate Christmas in July with these five kid-friendly movies.
Family on a road trip

7 quiet road trip games for kids to keep them busy in the car

Kids will love these road-trip games, and you'll love that they're quiet.
Thermostat on a wall

Good, better, best: Portable air conditioners to beat the summer heat

We list the best portable air conditioners you can get to cool down this summer.
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Car camping has never been easier with this pop-up tent

This pop-up tent is perfect for your next camping trip.
A family moving in to a house

Why these kid-friendly features add value to your home

If you're looking to buy or sell a house, these kid-friendly features up the home's value.
A kids' lemonade stand

7 best tips for a successful kids’ lemonade stand this summer

How can your kids can have a successful lemonade stand? We'll show you how to do it.
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5 harmful apps you should delete from your iPhone right now

You should delete these apps from your phone right now.
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10 Fourth of July movies your family will salute

Rally around these classic American movies that will get the entire family into the Fourth of July spirit.
Little girl with rubber boots jumping in a puddle

You should let your kid go puddle jumping — here’s why

Don't walk around those puddles -- here's why puddle jumping is great for kids.
Toddler dipping their feet in pool

How to help a toddler who’s scared of the water

Is your toddler scared of the water? Here's what to do.
Little boy making a sandcastle at a beach

5 fun ways to keep a toddler occupied at the beach

Here's how to keep a toddler occupied at the beach.
Toddler girl celebrating summer backyard birthday

3 amazing summer birthday party ideas for toddlers they’ll love

If your toddler has a summer birthday, try these great party ideas.
Tweens having fun in a pool

6 entertaining swimming games for tweens

Tweens will love playing these fun swimming games in the summer.
Teenager on her phone

Is TikTok safe for 11-year-olds? What you need to know

Here's what you need to know about tweens and TikTok.
Preschooler wearing headphones

The best headphones under $25 to protect your preschooler from fireworks

We list the best headphones for preschoolers you need on the Fourth of July.
Girl reading under tree

6 helpful tips so your second grader will be ahead when school starts

During summer, your second grader needs to stay sharp for school while still having fun. We show you how.
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7 apps that make family travel planning easier

Just when we thought family traveling couldn't get any easier, these awesome apps arrived.
Teen girl gardening

4 fun summer activities for teens (that don’t involve a screen)

Use our ideas to give your teen something fun and engaging to do this summer.
Two little girls making July Fourth crafts

6 easy 4th of July crafts for toddlers that won’t make a mess

These Fourth of July crafts are so easy, toddlers can do them.
Sprinkler spraying kids in a trampoline

Why a trampoline sprinkler is the only thing your kids will need this summer

Your kids will love playing with a trampoline sprinkler this summer.
Fourth of July fireworks watched by a girl

8 best tips to keep your toddler calm during fireworks

This is how to help a toddler who's afraid of fireworks.
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This beach life hack will make your life easier, and all you need is a fitted sheet

Use this neat life hack trick the next time you and your family go to the beach.
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Weird roadside attractions in every state perfect for a family road trip

Road trip! Before you hit the highway, check out our list of America's roadside attractions that will amaze and delight your family.
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4 best summer camp flicks your 9-year-old can stream on their iPad

We list the four best summer-camp movies kids can watch.
Couple watching a movie on the Fourth of July

5 kid-friendly movies to watch as a family on the 4th of July

These movies are great to watch as a family on July 4th.
Girl playing with kite on a beach

5 fun family activities to do outdoors before it gets too hot

These outdoor activities are fun for the family, and you should do them before the temperature rises too high.
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7 incredible beach activities to do with your 9-year-old

We list seven great activities for your 9-year-old to do when you go to the beach.
Girl drawing outside with sidewalk chalk

6 fun summer activities for preschoolers who love art

Preschoolers will love these summertime art projects.
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Good, better, best: Backyard playhouses your 7-year-old will love

We list the best backyard playhouses for 7-year-old kids.
Woman and infant swim lesson

Are swimming lessons for infants a good idea? What you need to know

If you're thinking about swimming lessons for your infant, here's what you should consider.
Teen painting at a table

5 easy summer craft ideas for teens they’ll love

These crafts are great ideas for teens to get creative this summer.
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Tops in pops: 20 great dads in movies and on TV

Spend some quality time in the company of 20 of the most beloved movie and TV dads.
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The best backyard summer family games under $40

The whole family can enjoy these amazing backyard summer games.
Upset teenage girl on cell phone

6 signs of cyberbullying in teens to look out for

We discuss what you should do if your teen is being cyberbullied.
Kids having fun playing tag in a park

6 unique tag games to play with your 7-year-old

Make tag interesting with these alternative variations.
Mother and daughter using a tablet

10 interesting Twitter accounts safe for preteens to follow

We list 10 interesting Twitter accounts that are safe and age-appropriate for your preteen.
yellow ring in an empty pool

Are water parks safe? Read this before you take the plunge

Before you head back to the water park this summer, reacquaint yourself with these water safety recommendations.
Boy playing on a trampoline

5 fun games to play on a trampoline 8-year-olds will love

We list eight great games your kids can play on a trampoline besides just jumping.
Two siblings in a pool.

Good, better, best: Inflatable pools your kids will have a blast in

We list the best inflatable pools you can get for your kids.