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10 fun summer activities for kids and parents to do together

Looking for cool stuff to do this summer, then check out these fun summer activities parents and children and even teens can do together.
Kids running with each other at a party.

Get kids active this summer with these excellent running games

Kids reading outside on a summer day

10 incredible summer activities for kids that they’ll truly love

Kids playing games outside

Healthy extracurricular activities kids and teens should explore

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

5-year-old girl celebrating her birthday

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

Girl jumping on indoor trampoline

Indoor children’s trampolines: Good idea, or accident waiting to happen?

Kids running with each other at a party.

The best party games for your sports-loving kids

Kids playing games in a pool.

No pool toys? No problem! 7 safe, fun games to play in the pool for 8-year-olds

Parents teaching their daughter how to ride a bike with training wheels

When should your child learn how to ride a bike?

happy kids doing practicing karate

5 reasons you’ll never regret enrolling your kid in karate

Adult teaching child to swim in a pool.

How to teach a child to swim: Methods you need to know

Family outside biking together

Considerations for mountain bike rides with kids – read this before you hit the trails

Mountain bike adventures with your kids are a blast, but first, consider these things.
Newspaper advertising summer jobs for teens

Why your teen should get a summer job right now

We give you good reasons why your teen should get a summer job and list of ideas for them.
Kids scaling a rock wall

The best youth sports for nonathletic kids who want to compete

Not all kids want to be athletes but there's real value in sport. Here are some great, less athletic options.
Little girl cleaning her home

Why your kids should do their own spring cleaning – none of you will regret their little helping hands

There are many reasons why your kids should be helping out with spring cleaning. Here's the list of benefits.
A family playing together in the snow

Games to play in the snow that are perfect for kids of any age

Looking for ways to get outside this Christmas break? We have six new and fun games to play in the snow this season that kids of all ages will enjoy.
Kids enjoying snow as an outdoor activity

5 fun games for kids to play when it’s snowing outside

Here are five fun ways for your kids to play when it’s snowing outside.
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.
Child with activity table

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

Not sure whether you need an activity table for the kids? We'll help break down why you should have one in your home.
Group of kids playing improv game outside

Noncompetitive games every child will love

Looking for fun, noncompetitive games for kids? Here you'll find loads of enjoyable games for kids where everyone is a winner.
Toddler with stuffed bear on potty training seat.

The best travel potty seats for toddlers on the go

A travel potty seat is a must-have when toilet training your toddler. Here's your guide to the top toddler travel potty seats.
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.
Toddler playing peekaboo.

Why peekaboo baby is a great game to play with your little one

Ready to play the peekaboo baby game with your precious nugget? Here's when babies should play peekaboo and why it's a good game for them.
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
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.
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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.
A group of kids playing kickball.

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.
A mom and toddler playing a game in the living room.

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

Try these 4 activities to teach your toddler about patience.
Three girls having fun jumping rope outside

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.
Kids with sunglasses in a pool

Marco Polo for kids, in or out of the water

The game Marco Polo is a classic pool activity played in the summer. We discuss how to make it a safe and fun game for all ages in and out of the pool.
Young kid watering the garden outdoors

10 outdoor chores that teach school-age kids responsibility

Chores help kids gain a sense of responsibility. They can do these 10 outdoor jobs safely.
Toddler boy running in the park

Why physical activity is so important for child development

Here's why physical activity is so important for child development
boys doing warm-up exercises before soccer practice

Kids should do these 5 warm-ups before exercising

These 5 warm-up exercises will help kids have a safer workout.
young girl doing yoga

6 poses for yoga with kids that are fun and easy

Try these 6 poses for yoga with kids to introduce them to it
Kids doing yoga

Why kids need yoga as much as you do

Here is why practicing yoga regularly can be beneficial to children
A dad wearing his baby in a carrier.

The best baby carriers for dad worth your hard-earned cash

A quality carrier is a must-have for a dad on the go and his baby. Our list has the most comfortable choices for both of them.
family enjoying a run together in the park

How to teach kids to love running

Here are some easy ways to teach your kids to love running
Mom and daughter playing musical game

Now is the perfect time for your family to exercise together – here’s how

Here are some great ways to get your family to exercise together
Kids having fun playing basketball outside

6 fun backyard basketball games for 8-year-olds

Kids will love playing these basketball games all year long.
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.
Tweens having fun in a pool

6 entertaining swimming games for tweens

Tweens will love playing these fun swimming games in the summer.
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.
Boy posing by his sandcastle

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.
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.
Girl laying with a sprinkler

The best backyard summer family games under $40

The whole family can enjoy these amazing backyard summer games.
Mom and daughter vacuuming and cleaning their home

Dyson’s new vacuum proves your kids are just plain slobs

Dyson's newest vacuum has lasers to help you keep your house super clean. Here's what you need to know.