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6 easy improv games for your 7-year-old

These fun improv games are easy for kids to play and are a great teaching tool.
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3 budget-friendly babymoon ideas for new parents

Looking to go on a babymoon? Try these ideas that are affordable and relaxing.
Mom and daughter doing a science experiment together outside

5 amazing summer science projects for your 10-year-old

Your child will love doing these summer science activities.
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Is it time for a post-COVID family tech agreement?

Child media expert Nicole Dreiske offers tips to parents about connecting with their kids over screen time and device usage.
Mom and daughter having fun in a pool

Consider these 6 things before getting an above-ground pool

We discuss what you need to think about before getting an above-ground pool.
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5 comfy toddler sandals under $30 your child will actually wear

With these comfy sandals, your toddler will happily keep them on their feet.
Baby in a playpen

Good, better, best: Playards your baby will love

These playards offer a little peace of mind to new parents.
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6 creative-thinking activities to spark your 5-year-old’s imagination

Use these fun and creative game ideas for your child to ignite their imagination.
Woman with young son on a bike in a park

Good, better, best: Toddler bikes any first-time rider will love

Toddlers will love these bikes for first-time riders.
Mom working from home with daughter

7 useful tips to juggle your grade schooler and remote work this summer

We discuss ways to make working from home less stressful when your kids are out of school for the summer.
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4 educational shows on Netflix your grade schooler will actually like

TV can be entertaining and educational. These four Netflix shows are both and will be enjoyed by kids.
Mother and daughter opening a gift

7 creative gift ideas for toddlers that aren’t toys

Toddlers receive a lot of toys — here are some other options that inspire creativity, spark joy, and encourage new skills.
Baby having fun playing with developmental toys

6 great newborn toys for boosting your baby’s development

These toys for newborns are all budget-friendly and will help a baby's development.
Family enjoying a podcast during a road trip

8 kid-friendly podcasts for your next road trip

Everyone in the family will love listening to these podcasts on a road trip.
Smiling mom pushing a baby in a stroller

You should get baby stroller toys with these 6 features

Keep babies satisfied when they're on the go with engaging stroller and car seat toys.
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Good, better, best: Kids play tents your child will spend all day in

With these awesome play tents, your child will have their very own clubhouse.
A dad and daughter having fun watching cartoons

5 best cartoons on Paramount+ for your 8-year-old

Your 8-year-old child will love these five cartoons on Paramount+.
A mom and daughter having fun with hula hoops

11 fun backyard activities that will keep kids entertained for hours

These backyard games and activities will be fun for everyone.
Tween girl watching a movie in a car

5 incredible movies on Disney+ to entertain the kids on the road

These Disney+ movies will keep your kids occupied on a long road trip.
Two boys playing in a suitcase

12 handy tips to make flying with preschoolers less stressful

We have 12 tips for traveling on an airplane with your children.
Family flying a kite on a beach

A first-timers guide to flying kites with 7-year-olds

Kites can provide plenty of outdoor fun. Here's what you need to know.
Kids wearing rain boots near puddles

4 best rain boots for toddlers and kids you can get at Target today

Splashing in puddles is fun for kids, but it's more fun with the right rain boots.
Toddler with a toy on a beach

Make traveling with a toddler easy with these 9 tips

Traveling with a toddler can mean a lot of stuff — but here's what you really need.
Baby in a portable booster chair

5 fantastic portable baby chairs under $55 worth buying

These portable baby chairs make traveling with your baby much easier.
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How to plan the perfect Star Wars marathon with your kids

Your kids will love Star Wars as much as you do if you follow these tips.
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How to plan a road trip the whole family will love

Here's everything you need to know about planning a fun family road trip.
Family on couch watching TV

7 heartwarming movies on Hulu to watch on Mother’s Day

These are the best movies to stream with Mom for a relaxing Mother's Day at home.
Little girl having fun on a laptop

Good, better, best: Toy laptops that can help your 7-year-old learn

Screen time isn't always a bad thing. We list three toy laptops that can help your 7-year-old learn while having fun.
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5 retro Disney+ shows to binge-watch with your kids

You spent your childhood watching these shows, and now your kids can experience them, too.
A teddy bear and first-aid kit

The must-have items every baby first-aid kit needs

Here are the essentials for every baby first-aid kit.
Little girl having fun playing on a smartphone

These iPhone apps for five-year-olds make screen time worth it

These engaging apps for smartphones and tablets help foster kids' creativity.
Young boy on a ride-on toy

Good, better, best: Ride-on toys your preschooler will love

Kids can discover the world — or at least the backyard — with these fun ride-on toys.
Two girls having fun playing travel soccer

How youth soccer helps girls grow into mature, confident women

If you are looking for a great activity for young girls, try youth soccer -- you won't believe the all-around benefits.
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How will vaccine passports affect your family trip? What you need to know

Vaccine passports are a hot topic of conversation. This is what you need to know.
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7 incredible toys for autistic kids under $50 they’ll love

Shopping for an autistic child? Here are seven excellent ideas.
Man with baby, bag, and phone

The best free family activities your iPhone is hiding from you

Your iPhone is the first stop for finding something fun to do as a family -- there are numerous guides for free activities.
A group of kids dressed in superhero costumes

6 amazing superhero flicks to stream with your kids

Everyone loves a good superhero movie. These are the best ones to watch with your kids.
boy having fun jumping on a trampoline

Good, better, best: Indoor trampolines your kids will love

With these indoor trampolines, your kids can enjoy safely bouncing in your home.
Dad using a laptop with his daughter

Experts say this is the best way to introduce kids to the internet

The internet can be a great tool for your child, as long as it's used safely.
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A new Apple Maps feature makes family travel simpler during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you and your family are taking a trip on a plane, Apple has made it easier to learn what precautions you'll need to take. Here's how.
Family in a tent on a camping trip

8 incredible camping activities for your next family trip

From nature hikes to campfire songs, camping offers plenty of family fun time. Our 8 ideas will keep your kids engaged.
Baby in a bouncer

Good, better, best: 3 baby bouncers your little one will love

These baby bouncers will keep your little one entertained and happy.
Parents watching TV with their teen daughter

6 amazing shows on Netflix you need to watch with your teen

These Netflix shows are entertaining and offer up a way to have conversations with your teen.
Little girl using her laptop on the floor

These apps offer the most fun for virtual playdates

These are the best platforms for your child's virtual playdate.
Family watching TV together on the couch

3 shows you can binge with your kids (that you’ll all enjoy) 

Now’s the perfect time to start watching kid-friendly shows on a streaming platform. We list three enjoyable and appropriate shows.
Cupcakes with graduation decorations

How to throw a great graduation party in your backyard

When your teen graduates high school, you'll want to throw a party. Our tips will help you throw a memorable backyard bash.
Two toddlers playing with blocks

The best educational toys for toddlers that are also really fun

Toddlers are learning many new things and are ripe for educational toys. We list eight fun toys that promote learning, too.
DIY Easter decorations on a table

9 amazing DIY Easter decorations your third grader can make

Easter is a great time for your kids to make homemade decorations. Our DIY craft ideas will help them create fun Easter decor.
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How to make your backyard as fun as summer camp 

Creating fun backyard summer-camp activities are totally customizable for your kids and their friends. We list several great ideas.
A family camping together in the woods

Family camping trips get a lot easier with these 4 items 

A family weekend in the woods is a great way to experience the great outdoors and bond. Our four items will help make it easier.