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15 Cool Coloring Pages & Worksheets for Kids

We’ve rounded up super fun printable coloring pages and activity worksheets for kids!

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5 Fresh Ways to Tackle Summertime Boredom

Scavenger hunts get an upgrade when you add a digital camera as part of the fun.

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Pool & Beach Must-Haves: Our DC Editor’s Picks

Get waterside style with products from these (mostly) DC companies!

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Bring Waldo on Your Summer Adventures with This Fun New Book

Find your favorite bespectacled character and friends in a new travel book!

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4 Ways to Have Fun Before the Summer is Over

While it’s easy to spend the latter days of summer longing for school to start, why not create some lifelong memories before the summer is over?

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Let Your Kids Be Bored to Expand Their Imaginations

“Helping a child tune-in to what exactly their brains and bodies are seeking can help them learn to meet their own needs. This is a vital and empowering lesson kids can learn at this early age.”

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9 Reasons Why I Let My Kids Be Bored & You Should Too

“My kids know that it isn’t my job to provide them with endless entertainment options. Here’s why I let my kids be bored—and why you should consider it, too.”

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5 Easy STEAM Activities You Can Do Today

Fight the summer doldrums with these easy and awesome projects perfect for keeping those little minds powered up.

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New Streaming Service Offers Wholesome and Fun Shows for Kids

The values-based content requires no parental review.

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National Geographic Launches New Resource for Kids and Parents

Keep your kids entertained and informed with fun learning activities.

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10 Surprising Things You Can Do with Cereal (Besides Eat It for Breakfast)

National Cereal Day is the perfect excuse to have fun with something you’ve already got in your pantry. Go on, be a cereal monogamist today.

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Kids Who Can Manage Emotions Do Better In School, Study Finds

Emotional intelligence was linked to higher test scores.

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The Best Ways to Prevent Holiday Meltdowns (According to Experts)

Your little sugarplums may be squarely on Santa’s “nice” list—but all bets are off when they’re hungry and tired and waiting in a 45-minute line to see the Big Guy himself.

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Why Tech-Free Toys Make Better Gifts During the Holidays

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The holiday gift giving season is upon us. Never before have we been offered the ease of procuring whatever we want to give to whomever we want. Online retailers deliver unique items to our doorstep at…

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The Surprising Thing That Happened When I Enforced Summer Screen Time Rules

The screen time recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics are pretty limiting, but this surprising suggestion worked to help reduce our iPad and television time, successfully.

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The Benefits of Not Being Busy

We needed to stop the busyness. What we really needed was downtime.

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10 Ways to Deal with an Extrovert Child When You Are a Total Introvert

You can still be a great parent, even if you enjoy being alone.

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Why It’s Okay to Be Bored & How to Encourage Solo Play

There are a few things you can do and say to encourage solo play. Here’s why that’s important.

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Protected: The Best $10 You’ll Spend on Summer Entertainment

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This Airline Just Introduced an Amazing New Perk for Its Youngest Flyers

Turkish Airlines knows how challenging traveling with kids can be and they’re doing something about it.

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The Science Behind Screen Time

Here’s some science behind why your kids are all about electronics 24-7.

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If You Want Your Kids to Be Brilliant, Let Them Be Bored

Here’s why it’s good to let your kids be bored.

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From Manners to Empathy, 5 Skills That Tech Might Be Eroding

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media

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You started with the best intentions. Your kid needed a laptop for homework. Your tween needed a phone to text you after school. You wanted a Fitbit to lose…

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The 3 Best Summer Camps You’ve Never Heard Of

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The summer bell is about to ring, and moms everywhere are scrambling. Chances are there’s at least one week or two you don’t have a plan and somehow when May rolls around we, parents, forget what…

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Why Can’t Boredom Be Cool?

What does boredom mean to you?

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3 Ways To Spring Clean Your Parenting Style, According To Science

There’s no single study that finds one method of parenting better than another, but there are some scientifically-backed ways that you can make parenthood just a little bit less stressful. Check out the tips below to revamp your parenting style,…

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“I’m Bored!” and Other Opportunities

Photo: Christina Fletcher
My boy isn’t impressed when I express pride every time he announces “I’m bored.” At seven years old he’s reached a new plateau and its one that has him slightly confused. When he was a baby, signs…

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Today Is #CabinFever Day

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Today Is #CabinFever Day

Who let the tots out?

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Burn off that extra after-school energy with games and activities to keep boredom at bay.

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Big kids aren’t the only ones who get cabin fever. Here are 10…

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Why Your Kids Should be Bored This Summer (According to Psychologists)

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Parents, stop whatever fun activities you thought you needed to do with your kiddos this summer. Psychologists are giving you a break, and recommend that your little ones get bored this season.
Psychologists and child…

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Today Is Memorial Day

 

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Today Is Memorial Day

Don’t forget.

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Do you know the real story behind Memorial Day? Read it here.

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Put their (and your) memory to the test with
awesome memory games you can play today.

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With…

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Clipster News: 8 Cool Hacks for Paper & Binder Clips

Office boredom has given way to some genius ideas over the years. Here are 8 ways to use binder or paper clips you’ve never thought of.

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Donut Fear: Find a Circle in Your House

No need to go round and round about what to do with the next 30 minutes. Just print out our Circle Scavenger Hunt!

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11 Classic Games to Banish The Sick Day Blues

Say Boo! to the flu and bust out a few classic games to entertain. From Candyland to Uno, we’ve got you covered for best ways to beat the sick day blues.

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