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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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10 Clever Ways to Get Your Child to Read More

“After reading these clever ways to get your child to read more, you are sure to see an increase in interest in reading!”

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Creative Growth & Development Activities You Can Do at Home

“With the right toys and activities, parents can foster creative growth and development at home, long before the age of one.”

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Incorporating Music into Distance Learning

“Need a virtual learning pick-me-up? Use music to put a little spark into your at-home learning program.”

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Happy New Year! 18+ Family Activities to Kick Off 2021

It’s a new day and even better, a new year is here. It’s yours for the taking, make it the best yet—we promise to help!

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13 Top Holiday Gifts for Babies 6 to 12 Months

A cool climber, shoulder carrier, and toys and gear that grow with kids are all on our list of the best holiday gifts for babies 6 months and up.

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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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Back to Basics: The 10 Best Non-Electronic Toys for Babies & Toddlers

No batteries needed for these timeless, durable toys that are perennial kid favorites.

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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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Bilingual Teddy Bears Help Kids Learn a New Language

The bears also teach colors, numbers, alphabet and other primary skills.

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What Happens if My Kid Curses in French? (& Other Daycare Questions)

My kids each started daycare at a respectable three months old, thanks in large part to our country’s generous maternity leave policies [sarcasm intended]. Lucky for you, since they’ve been going to “school” for basically their whole lives, I’ve accumulated…

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8 Surprising Benefits of Music

“The benefits of music are astounding and far-reaching and has been proven to offer therapeutic benefits and even aid in brain function and language development.”

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How Different Toys Affect Your Child’s Development

“Electronic toys, however, are pretty much ubiquitous. Young children are very attracted to them. So what is a parent to do?”

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How to Turn a “To-Do” List Into a Teachable Moment

Who knew a parent’s much-regarded ‘to-do’ list could hold so many teachable moments for kids?

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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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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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The 6 Best Rhyming Picture Books for Early Readers

Besides improving memory and cognitive development, rhyming books promote language development, and just make stories more fun!

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The Best Toys for Kids on the Spectrum

Sensory-friendly toys that kids will love.

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The Hilarious Ups & Downs of Raising a Trilingual Family

As a trilingual family, here are some of the funniest situations we have lived so far.

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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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7 Elements of Play & How They Impact Classroom Learning

As a child, remember when you used to grab your bike and friends and head down to the park to play on the playground for hours? The value of play is undeniable, as it is closely tied to the development…

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Babies Totally Know What You’re Saying, Even When You’re Not Talking

Parents, you’d better literally watch what you *don’t* say around your littlest kids.

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6-Month-Olds Absolutely Know More Words Than You Think, Says New Research

This latest research shows that infants understand language the same way adults do.

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9 New Subscription Boxes You Haven’t Heard of Yet

Just when your family figured the mail couldn’t get any more exciting, we found eight new (and totally awesome) subscription boxes.

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Amazing After-School Library Adventures

Just when they thought libraries were just for checking out books…From LEGO club and night knitting to STEM team and gardening, local libraries also offer super fun after school classes.

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How to Help Your Child Transition to Kindergarten Like a Pro

Kindergarten is an exciting time for children but it can also be a stressful time of change, not just for little ones, but for parents too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most…

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Baby on Board! 20+ Best Places to Babywear in San Diego

Grab your baby wrap or carrier and your tiny sidekick and make your way to our fave places to babywear all over the city.

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What I’ve Learned About Raising Bilingual Kids in a Monolingual Household

Raising bilingual children is both exciting and exhausting. When bringing up children of different languages in a monolingual home, it is a mixture of language learning in many different ways.
Children, by nature, want to learn. Indeed, the more they…

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These Messes Are Encouraged in Grandma’s Garage-Turned-Art and Science Room

Original article written by Mitchell Parker on Houzz

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Janelle Garchie was cooking her granddaughters a snack while they played with paint at the kitchen table when one of the kids decided to see what would…

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Toy Rotation Made My Life So Much Easier… Here’s How to Do It

Here’s how to deal with your child’s growing toy collection without surrendering precious floor space or cruelly throwing out half your child’s possessions.

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Parents of Littles: These Tips Put Your Kids on the Right Path to Success

Your child’s academic success begins at home. These strategies help prepare your child for the classroom and stretch the long-term capacity of his or her mind.

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This New Wearable Technology Might Help Babies Build Their Vocabulary

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Though your fitness tracker might be gathering dust on your nightstand, you might want to consider investing in wearable technology for your baby. Yes, you read that right. A new device made just for kids is helping parents…

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