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9 Reasons Learning a Musical Instrument Benefits Kids

From improving math skills to providing stress relief—learning a musical instrument has a host of unexpected advantages.

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24 Free (or Super Cheap) National Summer Programs for Kids

These nationwide programs will keep your kids busy and happy all summer long.

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9 Boston Women-Owned Businesses We Love

Show these businesses some love in honor of Women’s History Month!

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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11 Great Toys That Celebrate Disabilities

Toy companies from American Girl to LEGO have diversified their lines to be inclusive and here are a few of our favorites.

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Why Being the Mother of a Son with Down Syndrome Became a Blessing

“Because of Josh, I learned to love with a vulnerability I never knew existed in me. I learned to focus on ability instead of labeling anything a disability.”

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The Best New Children’s Books of May 2020

Books, books, books! May your shelves be full of good new books to read this month.

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Books to Help Combat Summer Slide

“Summer Slide—a term often used to describe the decline in achievement gains during the summer months when school is not in session—can be prevented.”

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GiGi’s Playhouse Launches the “Step to Accept Challenge”

This virtual run-walk-ride designed to send a message of acceptance across the world.

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Parent to a Special Needs Child? Hear What This Doc Has to Say

We sat down with Raquel Nieves, MD, of Stanford Children’s Health and Bayside Medical Group to talk about special needs children in her practice, including those with Down syndrome.

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How Mike Tyson Prepared Me for Fatherhood

Mike Tyson famously said, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” Clearly, he was talking about parenthood. Well, maybe not when he said it . . . but it applies nonetheless. Trust me.

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Carnival Cruise Line Is Becoming Sensory Inclusive & Your Vacay Just Got Better

This new partnership may just make your vacation easier.

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Dwayne Johnson Singing “Moana” Song to This 3-Year-Old Is Everything

The Rock sent a three-year-old boy who is fighting for his life this very special message.

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This Toy Invention Is Changing Kid’s Lives

What started as a simple, fun ride-on toy for kids has unexpectedly morphed into a mobility device and a business that is helping children with special needs thrive both physically and emotionally.

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Daily Fun: Best Drop-in Classes for Every Day of the Week

Looking for something to do today? Try a new drop-in class near you!

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Science May Have Found a Way to Treat Down Syndrome Before Birth

It may sound like science fiction, but it’s actual science.

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My Journey Parenting a Son with Down Syndrome, as Told By My Tattoo

“My son was born with Down syndrome, so I did what any rational person would do: I got a tattoo.”

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This Dad Carried His Newborn Across a Marathon Finish Line & The Reason Will Move You

Break out your tissues for the incredible story behind this viral photo.

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The Next Gerber Baby Might Be Your Little Cutie Pie

Is your precious little one the next Gerber baby?

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The First & Newest Gerber Babies Meet Up for Adorably Sweet Photo

Gerber Babies Lucas Warren and Ann Turner met up to snap the world’s cutest photo.

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Our Favorite Celebs to Join Team Mom This Year

There’s a whole group of famous ladies that’ll welcome a little one in 2018

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Gerber’s 2018 Baby Celebrates an Important First for the Company

The baby food company has made an inclusive and historic choice for this year’s Gerber baby.

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Moms Create a Fashion and Design Website for Special Needs Kids

These moms are making shopping for sensory toys stylish and fun.

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GoBabyGo Hooks Special Needs Kids up With Mini Cars

This innovative program is helping special needs kids swap their wheelchairs for tricked-out convertibles.

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The New Digital Playroom from Hopster Makes Perfect Sense

Launching just in time for World Autism Awareness Day, the newest digital playspace of the popular preschool app Hopster aims to give kids of all sensory levels a way to play, learn and explore.

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Strike a Pose: Where Little Busy Bees Go to Get Zen

We’ve scoped out the best yoga studios to help kids reconnect their minds and bodies, while enjoying being a kid (and standing on their heads).

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So Your Kids Think They Can Dance? 5 Dance Studios We Love

We’ve put together a list of five studios that will have your kids moving and grooving, and then snoozing.

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