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Time-Tested Tips for Reading with Your Kids

Research shows that reading with your children will increase their reading and other cognitive skills. This is an early-life intervention that is beneficial throughout their lives.

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Tips for Starting (& Keeping) a Successful Bedtime Routine

If getting your kids to dreamland is tough, look no further. We’ve found the solutions to your problem.

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22 Clothing Subscription Services Just for Kids

Back-to-school season is here! Gear up in style without having to visit a single store.

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How to Help Your Kids Make Good Decisions (According to Experts)

Let your kid be the boss for one hour a day. No, seriously.

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6 Ways to Explore Nature with Preschoolers

Going outside gets them physically moving, which can help reduce anxiety and improve sleep—and more sleep at this age is always a win, both for children and tired parents!

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Grow Your Child’s Cognitive Skills through Gardening

“Plant a garden with your child and watch their test scores, behavior, and language skills bloom.”

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5 Top Subscription Toy Boxes for Young Kids

Make learning fun for your kids and toy-buying easy for you with these baby toy subscription boxes that deliver educational fun right to your door.

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17 Places to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids in NYC

From major museums and theaters to historical sites and statues, here’s a starter list of ideas!

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10 Afterschool Activities for Kids That Need Action!

“Physical activity helps a child stay regulated (process and adjust to their environment) and promotes the maturation of their nervous system and is even associated with higher academic performance!”

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Key Strategies for Raising a Child during a Pandemic

“Being a parent under normal circumstances can be a constant balancing act. Throw in a global pandemic, and you’re faced with more questions than ever.”

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The More You Talk to Your Babies, the Smarter They’ll Be as Teens, New Study Finds

Having conversations with your baby before they can talk can have a life-long impact.

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Gear to Get You Through the Pandemic: Our DC Editor’s Guide

What’s keeping our DC Editor sane this summer? Find out here.

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Pandemic Parenting Is Putting Play in the Spotlight. Here’s Why

“In quarantine, so many of the structured activities that once filled kids’ time have suddenly disappeared, leaving space again for play. For many of us, especially our kids, this shift just might be a silver lining.”

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Panda Crate Offers Exciting At-Home Kits for Kids 0-2

Panda Crate was designed for kids ages 0 to 24months, and is the perfect choice to keep your little one entertained.

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5 Ways to Instantly Update Your Toddler’s Room

A successful transition from nursery to toddler room is generally one that promotes your child’s safety and overall independence. Here’s how to make a space for your little one to create, learn and explore—all on their own.

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Everyday Things Parents Do to Help Their Baby Learn

Creative use of simple, everyday objects can go a long way in helping your baby learn about the world around them.

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One Cool Thing: Panda Crate Subscription Box for Babies & Toddlers

Babies are naturally curious and creative, and they love spending time with you. But if you’re not sure how to fill your days together, here’s your answer: The best way to help babies learn and grow is to give them…

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5 Reasons to Pick an Immersion School

From cognitive skills to creativity, an immersion program can teach your child even more than a second language.

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Here’s Why You Should Never Stop Playing

Turns out, playtime isn’t just beneficial to kids but adults (and grandparents!) as well.

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How Do Music Classes Help Your Child Develop?

Why are music classes so important? They help teach fine motor skills, coordination as well as language, pattern, and rhythm.

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Why You Shouldn’t Always Let Your Child Pick the Activity

As your child has gotten older, she likely has more formed opinions on what types of classes and activities she wants to participate in. Following her interests is a great idea; however, there are other things to take into consideration when booking classes. 

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5 Skills to Look for When Picking Classes for Your Preschooler

Here’s what parents need to know so they can make the best choices for their kids.

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Baby & Toddler Classes

Here’s what parents can look for when picking a class for their baby or toddler.

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How to Empower Little Kids to Be Their Own Little People

As our young children become “their own little person,” we can help to enable this by promoting both their learning and empowerment. 

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Play Time Is Just What the Doctor Ordered—Literally

A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests kids need prescription play time.

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10 Ways Parents Can Encourage STEM/STEAM Play in Their Kids

Play can be about so much more than just having fun.

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Gifts That Give More to a Child’s Well-Being

With gift-giving season kicking into high gear, it’s a great time to look for gifts that give more and are not just fun, but also contribute to a child’s early learning environment. A recent study published in Applied Developmental Science…

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8 Going on 28: How to Make Sure Your Kiddo Isn’t Adulting Too Soon

Recently, my oldest daughter informed us that she did not want to change her younger brother’s poopy diapers. On the surface, it seemed like a reasonable request. After all, I wanted to avoid changing his diapers too.
Then, it hit…

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Why Earlier Bedtimes Lead to Healthier and Possibly Smarter Children

Getting the kiddos to bed is. a. struggle #forreal. But studies show that kids that have an earlier bedtime, (between 6 to 9 p.m.) sleep longer, are healthier, and have stronger cognitive skills compared to children that fall asleep later…

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Why American Parents Might Be Missing Some Milestones That Really Matter

photo: ThomasLife via Flickr
The maxed-out storage space on your iPhone is proof that parents love to document every amazing milestone, from first steps to first words (not to mention the first time your toddler empties a plate full of …

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10 Inspirational Parenting Quotes for Parents to Live By

Parenting is a hilarious journey. Raising the kids is one of the toughest but fulfilling jobs in the world. And being a mom of two cute dolls I am enjoying this thrilling ride with powerful mixed of emotions every day.…

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Inside Music Together of Portland with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Music Together of Portland just won a Totally Awesome Award for the Most Awesome Magical Music Class in Portland. We recently spoke to them about their experience as a business owner, the best advice they’ve ever received and more. Hear…

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School Your Baby in Music With Carnegie Hall’s New Spotify Playlist

Learn more about Carnegie Hall’s just-launched Spotify playlist – it’s like a free music class for your baby that you can list to any time, any where.

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The Scary Ways Parents These Days Are Killing Off Experiences Kids Need

Are you making this crucial mistake like SO many parents these days? Consider the following scenario: you drop your child off at school where they spend seven hours jumping from one subject and one project to another. After school the child does…

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