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Get your daughter interested in STEM with these 10 incredible toys

STEM toys for girls go a long way in stimulating curiosity, problem-solving, and creative thinking. We list 10 great STEM toys.
An Easter basket decorated as a pink bunny

Good, better, best: Easter baskets you can reuse year after year

Your child will be excited about what's inside their Easter basket no matter what. We list three great baskets you can reuse year after year.
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The best active toys for toddlers with energy to burn

If you have an energetic toddler, you'll want to find some engaging toys. We list eight great toys that keep them active.
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Good, better, best: Swing sets you should spend your stimulus check on

These swing sets will keep your kids occupied outdoors for hours.
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How the Disney+ bundle makes co-parenting easier

It's clear why parents should get the Disney+ bundle: Convenience, quality content, and price. Every family member will be happy.
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April Fools’ pranks that make you the cool parent, not a terrible one 

April Fools' Day is right around the corner. We list several fun and innocent pranks for your kids that will make them laugh.
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Reclaim the TV! 6 great movies kids can stream on an iPad 

Your child will be happy watching these movies on an iPad, and you'll be happy to get your couch back.
Toddler building with colored blocks

From infants to school-age kids, here are the best building blocks

When it comes to kids and building blocks, you simply can't go wrong. We list the best building blocks for infants up to 6 years.
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5 spring break activities for kids that you can do at home

Staying home with your kids this spring break doesn't have to be boring at all. Our list of five ideas will make it fun at home.
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Best cheap trampoline deals for March 2021

Think it's too cold for a trampoline? We bet your kids disagree! These are the best trampoline deals for March 2021.
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3 fun, affordable spring break trips for families

Are you not sure where to go on spring break with your kids? We list three fun, affordable and family-friendly trip ideas.
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Simple ways to DIY balloon animals

Making DIY balloon animals for your kids is a great way to connect with them. We offer simple tips and how-tos on creating them.
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6 great kids movies on Disney+ to watch for Black History Month

Your kids should definitely watch these six movies on Disney+ during Black History month
A family watches TV on a couch

6 romantic movies to stream on Valentine’s Day your kids will love, too

When you spend Valentine's Day as a family, you could have a movie night. We list six movies are romantic and family-friendly.
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Too cold to swim? 9 out-of-water games to play with pool noodles

Pool noodles can be used for a ton of fun games outside of the pool. Our nine fun activities that will be a hit with your family.
Parent and child practicing speech

Practice speech with your toddler with these fun games

Parents can struggle finding fun ways to practice speech with their kids. We list enjoyable and engaging learning activities.

What a playdate is, and how to know if they’re right for your child

Here, we lay out the groundwork for optimal playdate outcomes.
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Bored on break? Some fun ideas for teens

Looking for ways to keep your teen occupied on break that doesn't involve electronics?
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What are some benefits of a toddler play group?

Why should you and your toddler join a play group? We give you some very good reasons!
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Here’s why a smash cake is a great idea for your baby’s next birthday

Sometimes a little mess can be fun -- this is why your baby would love a smash cake
Young girl with Kwanzaa sign on a playground

Fun Kwanzaa games for every toddler

Kwanzaa is a beautifully celebrated holiday for African-American families. Get your child involved with these fun and interactive games.
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6 great gifts to get your toddler this holiday season

Looking for a good gift for the toddler in your life? Here are our top picks.
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Both boys and girls will love these 5 board games

Enjoying family game night is a great tradition. We've listed five fun board games that boys and girls of all ages will love.
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Why you should (and shouldn’t) get your teen a smartphone this Christmas

Your teen has asked you for a smartphone for Christmas. Do you cave? We look at the benefits and downsides of this big step.
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Make numbers fun with logical mathematical learning — here’s how

Children learn in diverse ways every day. Our guide will help you understand more about your kids and how they learn things, such as math.
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9 games every girl would love as a gift

Need gift ideas for a special girl in your life? These games are excellent ideas.
Children at a birthday party

How to host a 4-year-old’s birthday party on a budget

Parties can be fun, especially planning them! That is the fun part for adults. Here is how to host a 4-year-old's birthday party on a budget.
Two toddlers playing together at home

The 5 daily routines every toddler should have

Planning your child's day is an exciting and important step. Our guide shows you five important routines to add to your toddler's schedule.
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Quiet games for kids and parents to play indoors

When the weather is bad, you need to stay inside. Our guide lists several fun and quiet games for the family that can be played indoors.
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What to buy the kid who has everything

If you’re currently shopping for a kid who already has it all, here are a few gift ideas to consider, each sure to please both parent and child.
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Should your child begin a career in modeling?

Modeling offers you and your child both challenges and opportunities. But you first must ask if it's your child's ambition or yours.
Toddler painting at a table

Tired of toys? Here are 4 gift ideas for a 2-year-old

We’ve put together a list of the best gifts for 2-year-olds and it doesn’t include any toys. Each will help them exercise their creativity
A mother and son carve a Halloween pumpkin

Here’s how you and your kids can safely carve your pumpkins this Halloween

Halloween pumpkin-carving is an annual tradition, but it can also be a dangerous one. We've compiled ways to make sure you and your kids stay safe and have fun.
Couple makes bread for Dia de los Muertos

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with your kids and these amazing party ideas

Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that's celebrated the world over. Here are some fun and delicious ways for families to enjoy this meaningful holiday.
Girl trick or treating in Halloween street

Help your children have a healthy Halloween with these ideas

You're still raising healthy children, even during Halloween. Here's how you can make it easier, from candy alternatives to safer practices on the big night.
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The classic toys and games all kids will love

Classic games or toys have staying power and are handed down through generations. We list several timeless ones that are still enjoyed
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Keep your kids safe during Halloween with these 27 tips

Halloween is a fun holiday for kids, but it can also be dangerous. Here's how to keep your little ones safe, be it on the road or at home, on Halloween night.

Is modeling a good idea for your toddler?

While a life of fame and fortune may sound tempting, professional modeling is not child’s play. There is much to consider when thinking about a toddler modeling career.
Two young boys playing together

Playdates: How long should they last?

Playdates will help your child learn social and communication skills. We list what makes a successful and fun playdate for all
Baby playing with multicolored blocks

What age should your baby be able to stack blocks?

Stacking blocks are an big developmental milestone for babies and evolve with time and practice. Here are some helpful guidelines
Toddler playing with shape sorter

The best types of puzzles for your toddler

Puzzles teach toddlers problem-solving skills, concentration, and fine motor skills. We list parent-approved puzzles for your tot
Teenager on social media

Does social media have a negative effect on teens?

Social media is everywhere, and the pressure to perform 24/7 is taking a toll on teens. Is it all negative or are there positive aspects?
Toddler near table at a backyard birthday party

How to throw a great toddler birthday party on a budget

Yes, there is a way to throw a toddler's birthday party without breaking the bank. We have some great budget-friendly suggestions
Man setting up a tent for toddler son in backyard

7 awesome outdoor activities for infants and toddlers

With an infant or toddler, you can turn pretty much anything into a fun outdoor activity. We have seven awesome ideas you can try
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5 fun sidewalk chalk art projects for your children

Using sidewalk chalk is a classic activity for kids of all ages. We list five of the best ways for you and your kids to enjoy some fun
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Easy neighborhood scavenger hunt ideas for your child

We have a few ideas for your next scavenger hunt for kids, either with friends or family. Follow our guide for a fun time
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Easy sidewalk chalk art ideas for your kids

Sidewalk chalk art is a great and easy way to let your kids explore their creativity. Read our guide for inspirational and fun drawings to try with your kids.

8 classic coming of age movies your teen will love

These are the 8 best coming of age movies for your teen to explore, laugh, and gain valuable life insight as they grow up.
Child's birthday party

8 affordable and easy kid’s birthday party themes

Your child's birthday party doesn’t have to be frustrating or expensive to plan. We have tips to make it fun and budget-friendly
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The best baby sensory toys for mastering touch, sight, hearing, and teething

Developing fine motor skills and mastering the senses are just two of the many milestones a child will complete. Use our list of the best sensory toys to help.