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17 Can’t-Miss Places to Eat, Shop & Play In Bellevue

Here are some not-to-miss spots for fantastic food and family fun in Bellevue, a bustling city in the burbs.

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15 Instagram Accounts New & Expecting Moms Should Follow

Add laughs and helpful advice on food, fashion, fitness and kid-friendly fun to your Instagram feed.

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The Simple Truth to Happy + Healthy Kids

Photo: Jordan Manfredi
Who do you think gets to spend more time outside? Free-range chickens, prisoners or kids? 
The answer is free range chickens get to spend the most time outside, followed by prisoners who are mandated to have 2…

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This Fun Learning App Helps Families Prevent Summer Slide

After an unusual school year (to say the least!) summer can’t come soon enough. And now, more than ever, parents are leaning on educational apps to tackle learning loss, aka the “summer + COVID slide.” Lingokids, an awesome playlearning™ app…

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The Very Best Online Games for Kids

Got a kid begging to play grown-up on your laptop? Here are the games you can feel good about letting them play.

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13 Terrific Classes for Babies & Toddlers in San Diego

Looking for a kid class that isn’t virtual or taught by you? We’ve got just what you need.

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Too Tired to Read? 7 Shortcuts for Bedtime Read-alouds

“Even if you’re wiped out, there are so many different ways to enjoy words and pictures with your little one.”

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38 Totally Free Activity Sheets for Kids

Keep your kids busy (and their brains sharp) with these cabin fever cures.

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10 Best Educational Gifts for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Educational toys and books for toddlers and preschoolers!

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How to Help Your Child Manage Frustration

“Try these tips from experts in social and emotional learning (SEL). And guess what? These strategies also work well for frustrated parents!”

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Moms Are Drowning. Here’s How We Save Them.

“Hint…it depends on our partners, our companies, and us.”

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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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New Learning App for Kids Features Your Favorite Disney Characters

The themed app is perfect for kids in first through third grade.

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Pandemic Purge: Where to Donate Toys, Gear & More in Seattle

If the pandemic left you with time to purge, consider donating your gently used items to one of these local charities that help kids and families in need.

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Seattle’s Best Podcasts for Parents (& One for Kids)

If extra time with the kids has you questioning your parenting strategies, these Seattle podcasters can help with expert tips, funny tales and wisdom from the trenches.

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ABCmouse Creator Launches New Animated Series for Kids

Age of Learning brings a new series that takes kids to exciting destinations.

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Make Learning Magical with Disney

These new resources keep students motivated and feature characters from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars. 

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Co-Working with Kids? 7 Practical Tips for Sharing Space

Suddenly co-working with your kids? Shift your perspective from chaos to opportunity with seven sanity-saving tips courtesy of Seattle’s own Sproutable.

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Money-Saving Mom Hacks: Creative Uses for Old Baby Items 

Read this before you declutter! Holding on to some of those baby items can save you lots of time and money.

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12 Awesome Classes to Take with Your Kids

Learn along with your kids at these Portland classes for parents and kids.

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3 Beautiful Days in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Exploring the Fred Rogers Trail

Follow the Fred Rogers Trail, from his hometown to his favorite neighborhoods, and rediscover why this man is still helping families connect today.

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6 Apps So Fun They Won’t Even Realize They’re Learning

For equal amounts entertainment, fun and education, turn to engaging apps to keep the teaching moments going, no matter where you are.

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5 Pregnancy Apps Every Dad-to-Be Should Be Using

Pregnancy and parenthood is a shared responsibility—and seeking out knowledge via apps for expectant dads can help you prepare for your share of the responsibilities.

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8 Awesome Things to Do During Baby’s First Year

You made it through baby’s first weeks and you are ready to get out. We’ve got your go-to list for things to do in baby’s first year!

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Disney’s Library of Books Is Now Available on Age of Learning

Young readers now have a familiar new library to choose from.

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15 Online Camps to Entertain and Educate Your Kids All Summer Long

Our friends at Common Sense Media have found and reviewed apps, websites and full-fledged virtual “camps” that offer a wide range of learning opportunities this summer.

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The Best Story Times in Portland

Check out where and when you can catch a story for the tots every day of the week in Portland.

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Amazon’s Newest Destination Is a Game Changer for Summer Entertainment

Here are some of the ways you can use Appstore Family to help you survive, and your kids thrive, during summer vacation.

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Parents, These Are the Building Blocks of Reading & Writing Success

Here are four things parents should keep in mind to help children with emergent literacy.

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Autism Markers Aren’t Always Linked to Developing Autism, New Study Finds

New research looks at how to identify autism in babies.

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These Are the Best States in America for Babies to Grow Up Healthy & Happy

A new report highlights obstacles babies face growing up.

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7 Spots on Pittsburgh’s North Shore to Explore Right Now

Photo: Daniel Shanahan
Accessible by crossing the Andy Warhol or Roberto Clemente Bridge, traveling the T (light rail transit system) underground or floating the three rivers, Pittsburgh’s North Shore boasts spectacular spots for sports, science, art and entertainment. From breathtaking…

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Kids With This Interesting Trait Do Better in School, Study Finds

Curiosity didn’t kill the cat—it just made it smarter.

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Toys & Activities for the Car Perfect for Kids Under 3

Minimize screamfests in the car with these ideas for easy, fun activities and toys for babies and toddlers.

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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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