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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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Review: 6-Volt NCAA College Mascots Plush Ride-Ons

Now you can show your team spirit in a ride-on toy. Our friends at Toy Insider have got the scoop.

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Distance learning

Adobe Provides Free At-Home Access to Creative Cloud Apps & Resources for Distance Learning

Adobe announced expanded support and resources for students and educators.

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The Littlest Bailout

Country Time Lemonade Offers Stimulus Checks to Little Entrepreneurs

The check can offset the loss of revenue from the lemonade stand.

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LEGOLAND California Hotel Is Reopening

Once reopened the resort will operate under adjusted hours. 

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Disneyland Announces Phased Reopening Dates

It’s time for the magic to (safely) return.

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3 More Universal Studios Parks to Open June 5

All three theme parks will open with reduced capacity and new safety guidelines.

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Pier 1 Imports to Close All Stores Nationwide

Pier 1 is still accepting orders on its website.

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Become a One-Way Pen Pal with Brookfield Zoo’s New Lions

Two new lions have arrived at Brookfield Zoo, and they’re wondering, where are all the people?! Learn how to give them a special welcome using your mad art skills.

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This App Lets Your Smart Appliances Assign Chores to Your Kids

Now your dishwasher can remind your kids to do the dishes instead of you.

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Craft Retailer A.C. Moore Closes Its Stores & Michaels to Reopen Select Locations

Michaels is set to take over many of the former craft retailer’s East Coast locations.

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Now You Can Fly a “Star Wars” Airplane to Disney World

Journey to a Disney galaxy far, far away with this Storm Trooper plane.

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Why I Quit Sleep Training Before I Even Started

Photo: Dennis Gardner
I’m sure, like many new mothers, I was totally unprepared for motherhood. I guess no one can really prepare you for what’s about to happen but I was particularly not at all prepared for the physical and…

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When You Love to Read but Your Kids Don’t

And after all of that foundational building, I still watched my first-born son struggle. I felt his passion for books slipping from my parenting grasp, little wisps fighting to fade away. And that was terrifying to me. Soul crushing. How could my son not love books?

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Costco Rotisserie Chicken Will Never Cost More Than $5—Here’s Why

Costco’s rotisserie chicken has a very loyal following.

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7 Reasons to Enjoy Paying Your Taxes

Today is Tax Day but it’s not all about deadlines and stress. We’ve got a few reminders of how to take advantage of your tax dollars at work.

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The Little Free Pantry Movement Is Changing Communities for the Better

This food sharing movement is catching on across the US.

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This Mini Forklift Is Possibly the Most Awesome Toy Ever

Your construction-loving tot can now drive his or her own mini forklift.

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Willy Wonka’s Sideways Moving Elevator May Actually Happen

The World of Pure Imagination isn’t so far-fetched after all.

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Just Opened: Explore!, a Kid-Friendly Wing in the Portrait Gallery

In partnership with the National Children’s Museum, the Gallery is shedding all the fuss and welcoming the muss with the addition of an interactive kid dedicated exhibit.

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Inside June & January with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

June & January recently won the Totally Awesome Award for “Most Awesome Must-Have Finishing Touches. “We spoke with Amy Richardson, the founder of June & January to get the inside scoop about her business.
 

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Christopher Reeve’s Son Creates Adapted Toys For People With Paralysis

Will Reeves, son of Christopher Reeves, and former football player Eric LeGrand didn’t want parents, grandparents, and other close relatives suffering from paralysis to watch their children play; they wanted them to be involved in the experience. Will recently launched…

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Just Opened: Portland Pastimes

Hollywood is home to a new toy store offering up cool toys, games and DIY kits perfect for your pint-sized players.

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Just (Re) Opened!: LuLu’s Then & Now is Bigger & Better

The new location of the chic-on-the-cheap store for kids has more room and more stock — plus a toy boutique and drop-in play space!

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A Ginormous LEGO Convention Is Coming to Town! Here’s the Scoop.

Ever imagine you’d see 30 million LEGOs in one room? It’s true. Find out all about Brickworld here.

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Trains, Trucks & Diggers, Oh My! Where To Find The Big Machines

Is a cement mixer a thing of beauty to your child? Are railroad crossings cause for celebration? If so, you need to note these dates and destinations!

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Take the Tots on a Fire Station Tour

If you haven’t had any luck teaching your kiddo about 911 and fire safety, plan a trip to your local fire station and let them hear it from the pros!

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Diggerland USA by Jeff Bogle

Drive a Dump Truck at NJ’s New Diggerland USA Theme Park

New Jersey has a brand new construction-themed amusement park where kids can operate heavy machinery, race mini-Land Rovers and drive dump trucks.

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Inside the Totally Awesome Mothers Organic with Kelly McKnight

Busy parents know that any business that saves time and guarantees quality products for your family is a keeper. And if you can shop guilt-free and know that you’re helping to reduce your effect on the earth? Major bonus points.…

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Game On! Old School Games That Still Rock

Did you sink a Battleship or Guess Who as a kid? Perhaps you had a Clue it was Mrs. Peacock in the study with the rope as you prepared to Operate on the guy with the big red nose?  If…

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