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24 Unique Gift Ideas for Preschool Kids

These gifts for four-and five-year-olds are guaranteed to challenge them and keep them entertained for months.

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Life Skills! Here’s How to Teach Kids to Read a Map

Take some time to go look at the world around you in a completely different way.

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It’s More Important Than Ever for Your Child to Have a Back-to-School Eye Exam—Here’s Why

After a year of school closures, virtual learning and social distancing… it’s no surprise that there’s been an increase in screen time. (How else could we bake cookies with grandma, practice reading skills or travel to an aquarium halfway around…

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5 Digital Learning Tools You May Not Know About

No matter what the school environment looks like for your kiddo this year, chances are they’ve become a whiz at learning with technology. From home to the classroom, many teachers are turning to Google tools to help their students learn…

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Can Video Games Help a Child’s Learning & Development?

“Now there’s a more balanced view of video games and how they can help kids learn, grow and thrive.”

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Osmo Is Easter Basket Perfection (and on Sale!)

Spring has sprung and that means Easter fun is on the way! Looking for Easter gifts that aren’t going to come with a costly trip to the dentist? We have your back and are in love with the coolest kid-tech on the block—Osmo!

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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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This New Reading Assessment Tool Is a Game-Changer

It can be used as an early intervention tool.

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Black History Month Is Every Month & This Book List Is Here for It

Celebrate Black History Month year round with this curated list from our friends at the nonprofit, Reading Partners.

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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I’m a Dietitian & This Is Why I Feed My Child Seafood Twice a Week

“Over the years, more and more data has come out that highlights just how impactful two servings of seafood per week can be to little ones—enough to convince me that it is a must-have in my home.”

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6 Ways to Build & Boost Your Daughter’s Self-Confidence

“Girls seem to lose their confidence in a “perfect storm” of changes as they grow. Here are some ways you can work to build your daughter’s confidence.”

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Turn Your Kid into the Genius They Are with This Smart Technology

Osmo turns your kid’s tablet into an immersive, exciting and hands-on learning experience for kids.

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4 Fun Activities for Kids That Are Secretly Educational

“Inspired by the principals of Maria Montessori which are based largely on learning through independent decision-making, tactile play, and building relationships with our environments, here are some fun activities for your kids that they may not realize are also educational.”

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Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Supports Literacy at Home While Schools are Closed

This free digital program provides engaging content to keep your kids motivated.

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An RD’s Recipes & Tips for Teaching Kids Healthy Cooking

Alexandra Turnbull, a registered dietician, has awesome age-appropriate tips for teaching healthy cooking as a family and some delicious recipes to boot!

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How Losing My Mind Turned Out to Be the Best Spring Cleaning Ever

When you have three kids in a span of 42 months, a lot of chaos crams into the space of everyday living. My boy, boy, and girl munchkins in that order were eight, six, and four when I lost my…

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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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9 Flashlight Games Perfect for Family Fun

Turn any night into a memorable evening with these twists on old classics and a few new inventions, too.

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5 Ways to Engage with Your Child While Homeschooling

“Working with your children at home can be easier and more enjoyable than you think. Instead of letting fear control your next move, use this time as an opportunity to get to know your child on a deeper level than ever before. Enjoy it. Savor it. It may never happen again.”

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Newborn Must-Haves You’ll Need in the First Weeks

Stock up on these basics before your baby arrives and you’ll be covered for the first few weeks.

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8 Tips to Raising Musical Kids: A Parent’s Guide

Want to introduce the joy of making music to your kids? Here are 8 things you can do to get them started on the right note.

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These High-Tech Blocks Are the Perfect LEGO Companion

A whole new way to play with building bricks.

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New Activity Kits to Keep Them Busy This Winter

Keep boredom at bay with these simple activity kits you can order now.

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The 1 Thing Missing from Your Holiday To-Do List

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Around the holidays, you tend to look for ways to slow down a little and spend quality time connecting with your kids. Reading with your children is a fun, easy and truly special way to…

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Best New Children’s Books of January 2020

Welcome to the best books published in 2020, so far…

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A Hilariously Fun Game Everyone Needs to Play

This game is one that everyone in the family can play, is completely free, and gets your kids to think critically without even realizing it. And it’s fun to boot!

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The Truth Behind Neuropsychological Testing

Has your child been referred for a neuropsychological evaluation? If so, Dr. Kimberly Berens wants you to read this first.

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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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Got an Emergent Reader? Do This Next

These clever activities are an easy way to incorporate fun learning (and reading!) into your days, often without the child even knowing!

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Boost Your Kid’s Brainpower With Highlights’ Summer Big Fun Workbooks

We’ve got the secret to keeping young scholars learning throughout the summer in a way that’s so engaging, they won’t even know they’re being schooled.

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8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide’

Practical tips to avoid ‘summer slide’ and keep your children excited about reading while school is out.

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This Theater Is Offering Free Movies for Kids Who Read Books

Kids read and get free movies. It’s a win-win.

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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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This Viral Teacher’s Letter about Standardized Testing Will Move You

Classroom lessons go beyond what’s in the books, as this viral letter shows.

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