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7 Ways to Help Close COVID-19 Learning Gaps

We found several strategies and resources that are perfect for kids who’ve struggled during this past year.

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This School Offers Classes for Future Leaders of the World

Have a brainiac in your life? Keeping them challenged can be, well, a challenge. Dedimus Potestatem provides fun, academically challenging programs to students in elementary, middle and high school.

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Check Your Head: Online Chess Classes For NYC Kids

A computer game that won’t melt your child’s brain? Yes, please! Where to play now—and later.

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7 Tips Every Parent Needs to Know for Effective Virtual Learning

“As the virtual classroom continues, many kids may be losing momentum and parents are certainly feeling drained. With no end in sight anytime soon, I wanted to share some virtual learning tips to keep kids engaged and us parents sane.”

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A Delicious Way to Grow Your Child’s Love of Science

Del Monte Foods and GrowingGreat have teamed up for at-home STEM learning! Grow a love of nutrition and learning in your little one.

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4 Ways to Help Find Balance & Grace during Difficult Times

“Most importantly, remember that we can’t control what’s going on in the world around us. Slow down, take a few deep breaths, and find the grace and balance that works for you.”

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We Must Help Our Girls Take Off Their Masks

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Superheroes have made a real comeback these last few years and I am especially pleased to see the burgeoning popularity of girl power and empowerment with heroines such as Bat Girl, Super Girl and Super woman. Girls need strong…

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The Most Important Thing to Teach Your Child About Failure

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Are you familiar with the movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang? Remember than song about failure? Here’s a reminder:
Every bursted bubble has a glory! Each abysmal failure makes a point! Every glowing path that goes astray, Shows you how…

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LEGO Education Launches New STEAM Based Learning Initiative

Using this new STEAM tool, students learn through hands-on projects in and out of the classroom.

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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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How to Teach Kids to Write Based on Their Learning Preference

Providing children with multiple ways—kinesthetic, auditory, tactile, or visual—to practice writing letters can help them to be successful and also maintain their engagement in the learning process.

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19 After-School Classes to Get Excited About

Whether you have a budding ballerina or an aspiring artist, we’ve found an after-school class that will keep your child stimulated until the dinner hour.

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5 Creative Ways to Unlock Your Child’s Potential

There are so many things you can do to ensure the academic success of your child. These tips will help your child discover their full potential.

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Why Are Educational Toys Crucial for Kids?

By integrating fun, educational toys in your child’s life, you’ll encourage their social and cognitive growth as well as their physical development.

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How to Identify & Solve Your Kid’s School Struggles

Our expert tips will help you figure out what’s up with your little scholar.

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5 Tips to Get Your Kids Interested in Coding & the Importance of STEM

Learning to code, regardless of the path your child chooses to take in life, is crucial in today’s world.

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25 Hot Holiday Toys to Buy at Target Now

From learning toys for little crawlers to exciting new finds for doll lovers, crafty kids and board game fanatics, it’s time to fill your cart with Target’s hottest holiday toys of the season.

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How to Let Your Kids Enjoy Their Halloween Candy without Feeling Like a Bad Parent

Halloween is the perfect time of year to teach kids healthy eating habits with these expert tips.

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How to Raise a Kid Who Loves to Learn

“Look! When I mix these paints, I get a whole new color!” Hearing your kids get excited about learning feels like glitter bombs exploding in your heart. And it’s confirmation that school and report cards are really only one sign…

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5 Helpful Ways Parents Can Set Their Kids Up for Homework Success

School comes with a variety of amazing experiences from learning how to read to discovering your favorite teacher, and even acting in the school play. Some of the more stressful components of school include taking exams, remembering your locker combination…

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5 Simple New Year’s Resolutions Kids Can Set—& Achieve—For Themselves

New Year’s resolutions are about bettering ourselves, setting goals and achieving them. When my 7-year-old son came to me and asked if he was too young to make a New Year’s resolution, I was quick to tell him, “Absolutely not!”…

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Advice to New Moms from Moms Who’ve Been There

Your mom tribe is here! We asked women what they wished they’d known when they first became a mom, and they had lots of wisdom to share.

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Baby Talk Is Actually a Highly Evolved Language, According to Experts

It turns out that silly voice you use when talking to your infant is important in a baby’s development.

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Oh Baby! Classes for PDX’s Toddler & Baby Crowd

Splash, sing and stretch together. We’ve got all of the best classes for babies and toddlers right here.

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Learning to Properly Season Your Meats Leads to a Healthy Marriage

How did I get from there to here?

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It’s a question I’ve asked myself a lot since traveling down the strange but trippy path of parenting and marriage. It’s also become a point of irony…

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Sesame Street Is Helping Kids Read With Free Resources

In an effort to support early literacy development, Sesame Street has just launched this initiative.

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8 School Lunch Packing Tips From a Pro Chef & Mom of 5

We sat down with a local chef who gave us the 411 on making sure kids come home from school with a full belly and an empty lunch box.

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Risk Taking v. Recklessness: How to Teach Children to Know the Difference

The thought of teaching children to be risk takers flies in the face of our fierce love as parents and care givers to keep them safe. My children are now adults, yet to this day, I want to wrap them…

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Now Open: The Art of the Brick at The Fleet Science Center

The whole family will be in awe at what those little bricks can do at this epic new exhibit. Here’s the scoop.

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5 Amazingly Creative Activities to Do During the Holidays

Ahh…holidays are coming. It is a great time of year for fun, festivals and celebration. And of course, we all are ready for enjoying family gathering, gifts, great food, light display and a unique spirit of joy and happiness. But…

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Baby Sleep While on the Move

If only every mom could find the secret to baby sleep. Who doesn’t wish there was a sleep manual when you become a mother to follow exactly and it would work for your child. Well, until then you have to learn yourself what…

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Newborn Arrival Home Anxiety

You’ve made it home! Congrats, you have birthed your beautiful baby. Such an exciting time but you probably are thinking a few of these thoughts: “What now? Who do I ask to get medical advice? We’re all alone, how am…

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Coffee Shop Conversations on Teens with More Attitude Than Smarts

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Your teen might believe that they were born with a certain set of skills and that they are stuck with those for life. However, a study by Carol Dweck from Stanford University has discounted that theory. Her research shows…

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Learn Outside with Tinkergarten

Play with mud, dig for worms, build a nest and more—all in one of our local parks. We’ve got the whole dirty scoop on these popular nature-based classes for kids.

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Let’s Play a Game of Musical Apps

Test the musical waters with these three music and instrument apps before splurging on the real thing!

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