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Kids Love Stickers but Do They Have Any Educational Value?

“Playing with stickers has a surprising number of educational benefits!”

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20+ Incredible Gifts for a Three-Year-Old

To help you out, we hand-picked the best loot for the three-year-old in your life.

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New Eric Carle Magnatile Story Sets Encourage STEAM Education

These sets help build your child’s story telling skills and encourage creative thought.

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Our Editors & Staff Reveal the Best Gifts They Received Last Year

From shoes every mom should own to toys that are still seeing action, read on for the best presents we still love one year later.

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10 Instant Costumes, No Matter the Weather

Check out these fun rain boots, rain coats and umbrellas featuring lovable characters, for an all-weather costume your kids will love! 

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Best Elementary School Principal Ever Reads to Her Students—at Bedtime

She calls the online readings “Tucked-In Tuesdays.” Genius!

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Children’s Place Recalls Snowsuits Due to Choking Hazard

Before bundling up your little one for the winter weather, check this Children’s Place snowsuit recall notice.

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Here’s When Disneyland Will Close “A Bug’s Land” for Good

Get ready to say farewell to Flik and friends after this summer.

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7 Rain Boots for Puddle Jumping Fun

These new boots are stylish enough you just might see your kiddo rocking them even on a sunny day.

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14 Cool Things You Can Have Delivered (That’ll Make Your Life Easier)

Find out which crazy and surprising things you can get right at home.

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Mattel Announces New Build-It-Yourself Robot!

Your little engineer is going to love this new tech-time toy.

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The Best Places to Romp, Stomp and Jump When the Rain Rolls In

With fall comes rain, and that’s not a bad thing — along with being necessary it keeps our town beautiful and it can provide hours of active fun for little ones too! Read on to find out where some of the best places to puddle stomp in Portland are.

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Dear Emily – What My Two-Year-Old is Teaching Me About Life

Dear Emily,
I need to talk to you.

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I see the hesitation on your passionate little face. You’re expecting me to warn, “We don’t…” or “What do we say?” or “Stop…” or “1…2…”
It’s been…

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Scout the Route: 35 Things to Do on the Trail

Make that stroll in the woods even more thrilling for every tiny trail trekker. This list will have them looking up and down for everything from moss on a rock to jumping fish.

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Ways to Dress Up Your Pet Rock

Simple and fantastically fun ways to get your pet rock the outfit he or she deserves.

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The New Soda Can You’ll Want Your Kid to Drink From

These new little beverage containers aren’t your average sippy cup.

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Small World: Earth Day Events in Atlanta

Check out these family-friendly Earth Day activities around Atlanta for a fun way to celebrate the planet.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Ladybug Music

Music really does make the world go ‘round. It works as a community-builder, as a learning method, and it’s just plain fun. That’s why Ladybug Music is such a hit with tune-crazed tots and parents alike—and why it’s your pick…

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Sunny Side Up: The Solar Powered Carousel That’s All the Buzz

You and the kids already love the National Zoo for the ape house, the indoor rain forest, and those oh-so-cute baby pandas and tiger cubs. The Zoo’s latest exhibit, The Speedwell Conservation Carousel, means even more fun for the kiddos,…

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National Costume Swap Day: Trade in Your Costumes for a New One

Second to the candy haul your kids take in Halloween night is finding the perfect Halloween costume. Make your Halloween costume shopping easy this year at National Costume Swap Day where you’ll be able to trade in last year’s outfit…

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Hold the Sugar: Fun Fruit Mosaics To Mix Up Snack Time

What is it about arranging food into fun patterns and shapes that suddenly makes it all the more appetizing to our picky little eaters? While healthy dishes like fruit platters normally go unnoticed at birthday parties or family gatherings, create…

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Portland Kids: Best Puppet Shows

Did you know that puppet shows are popping up all over Portland? Puppet shows are a special, entertaining activity to enjoy with kids; and the beauty of them is that they are enjoyed by infants, toddlers, and older children alike…

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Hive Social: Perfect for Kids Birthdays in Maple Leaf

With the opening of The Hive Social Club in Maple Leaf, owner Melissa Plourd has achieved quite a feat: she’s created an over-the-top tea party spot where daughters (and moms!) can indulge in their inner girly girl. At Hive parties,…

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Buggy Seattle Kids Consignment

Madrona’s got a new boutique: formerly on Beacon Hill, Buggy is the freshest spot for gently-used baby and toddler clothes (sizes 0-6), and new clothes, toys, and accessories. The shop is run by local mom owners Heather Hollenbeck and Sarah…

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Buggy: Seattle Consignment for Gently Used Kids Gear

Madrona’s got a new boutique: formerly on Beacon Hill, Buggy is the freshest spot for gently-used baby and toddler clothes (sizes 0-6), and new clothes, toys, and accessories. The Seattle consignment shop is run by local mom owners Heather Hollenbeck…

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Wash and Wear

The daily, post-preschool ritual of scrubbing icky PB&J from Junior’s plastic Diego lunchbox can get pretty tiresome. Seems like life would be much easier if you could just throw it in the wash. Enter, Dabbawalla Bags, a line of colorful,…

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