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15 Kids Books with Black Heroes & Leads

From the highly anticipated new Tristan Strong novel to a book about a camping trip, these are the books we can’t stop reading.

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This Instant Classic Celebrates the Bond Between Kids & Their Stuffed Animals

If you have a kid, you probably have a zooful of stuffed animals living with you. These “stuffies” are more than just cute clutter—they actually serve a fundamental purpose in a child’s life. Their favorite teddy or doll is their…

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Our Favorite Books to Ease the Back-to-School Transition

Get your crew excited for the new school year!

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Enroll Now! Drop-In, Flexible Childcare You’ll Love

Your work a lot/parent a lot lifestyle just got easier.

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Gimme Shelter: Brooklyn’s Best Indoor Playgrounds

This super family-friendly borough’s bursting with spots for fun under cover! Read on to find your fave!

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Reach Out: NYC’s Top Parenting & Support Groups

Now more than ever it’s important to connect. Find your online tribe here!

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Teachers Hit the Bullseye with Target’s Back-to-School Shopping Discount

Get great deals on antibacterial wipes, whiteboard markers, bins and more!

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This New Platform Puts Expert Mental Health Care for Your Kids At Your Fingertips

No matter how many parenting books or advice columns you read, it can be challenging to navigate emotions and stages and to know what is “normal” for our kids. That’s where this first-of-its-kind service, Little Otter, comes in! Little Otter …

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5 Ways to Build Your Preschooler’s Confidence

“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing into the healthiest of people.”

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7 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities for Young Kids

Break out the bubbles and the ice cubes! These fun activities will also teach your kids a little bit about science, help their gross motor skills and spark their creativity.

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LA’s Best Playgrounds in Every Neighborhood

Our growing list of favorite playgrounds from the Pacific Ocean to the San Fernando Valley.

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The Best Museums for Kids in Los Angeles

Your kids won’t believe how much fun they’ll have at these museums.

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Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Works, According to New Study

The Ohio State University innovated with a four week remote program for Pre-K kids.

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Just a Tiny Reminder: It’s Time to Book Those Summer Camps!

Summer break is creeping up, so it’s about that time to make day camp plans for the kids. We poked around to get the current scoop on which camps still have openings so you can plan away!

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Top 21 Kids Birthday Party Venues in the Bay Area

Whether you are looking for a space-themed soiree or a pizza cooking celebration, these 21 options are guaranteed to make your little one’s birthday party the place to be.

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37 Indoor Play Spots Around the Bay Area

Climbing gyms, bounce houses, LEGO spots and more—this massive list has them all!

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Being Okay with the Stage of Motherhood You’re In Now

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I just finished an early morning exercise class. It was only 45 minutes long. By about minute 40, right when the final stretch got underway, I took a second to look around. Half the class…

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Kristen Bell’s New Book Now Has Matching Diapers

Now your littles can dress the part during story time.

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30 Phrases That Will Change a Kid’s Day (for the Better)

We know that positive words for kids will go a long way in helping boost their confidence and making their lives a happier place.

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I Was Surprised to Learn Amanda Gorman and I Have This in Common

“Love who you are and be who you are, at all costs. Once you commit to this kind of philosophy, the sky’s the limit.”

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What Children Will Need Most Post COVID

“Trying to make up for academic losses can backfire if the social and emotional losses are not addressed first.”

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6 Feet of Separation: Socially Distance Like a Rock Star in Chicago

From long walks in an Arboretum to virtual classes at home, Chicago businesses & museums are working overtime to make COVID-19 shutdowns slightly less painful.

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Smarter Foods for Your Kids

While doing my research at Stanford I had my own babies and realized there was a huge gap in the market when it came to providing specific nutrients during key windows of brain development. Not only did the foods on…

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You Need This Teacher-Created Subscription Box for Your Preschooler

This awesome resource was developed in response to the pandemic.

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Mattel’s Latest Barbie Honors Poet & Activist Dr. Maya Angelou

The brand pledged to spotlight diverse dolls that honor role models.

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The Sesame Workshop’s Latest Collab Reinvents Play for All Abilities

The interactive cube features the voices of beloved Sesame Street characters.

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A Familiar Name with an Outstanding Mission

For hundreds of years, the YMCA has supported families and communities. Now more than ever, the Y is here for you!

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5 Helpful Tips for Raising Bilingual Kids

“Parents can start by making sure the home environment is integrating the language in everyday life. Here are helpful tips to get started.”

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For Children, Wearing a Mask Is an Emotional Challenge

“Here are four things that you can do to support the healthy social and emotional development of young children during the pandemic.”

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5 Ways to Help Kids Build Cognitive Empathy

“Cognitive empathy is important because it enables us to communicate effectively with and support the needs of other people.”

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4 Easy Ways to Teach Kids Empathy

“Empathy is more than just an elegant and important skill—it’s also our human superpower.”

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It’s Time to Let Go of the Ideal & Parent for Real

“Do we hold kids precious and protect them from this reality, or do we help them to navigate within and adapt to it? Which will help them to thrive more in the long term? My vote: Let go of ‘ideal’ and parent for real.”

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20 TV Shows You’ll Actually WANT to Watch with Your Kids

The editors at Common Sense Media are dishing on their favorite TV shows that you’ll want to watch with your kids, all day, every day.

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Parents, Do These 5 Things Before Returning to Child Care

“As life moves into the next phase of the new normal, here are 5 tings to do before you send your child back to their daycare center.”

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