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Bring the Beach to Your Backyard with This Mom’s Simple Hack

This mom created an easy at-home sensory activity.

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6 Epic Summer Backyard Hacks the Kids Will Love

Slather them in sunscreen and turn them outside for summertime fun they’ll never forget!

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Take a Virtual Field Trip from Your Living Room

Check out these cool trips you take without leaving your home.

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The Sesame Workshop’s Latest Collab Reinvents Play for All Abilities

The interactive cube features the voices of beloved Sesame Street characters.

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Letter Go: 10 Questions to Ask Your Penpal

Celebrate your child’s friendships new and old by starting penpal correspondence this summer!

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New App Allows Kids to Jump Into a Seuss-tastic World

The app allows kids to direct their own experience.

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7 Clever Ways to Create a Sensory Play Space at Home

Sensory play works as the foundation for all the skills a child needs to solve math problems, read and write during regular school hours. And setting up a sensory play space at home is easy if you follow these simple tips that won’t cost a lot of time or money.

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Life Lessons Grown-Ups Can Learn from Preschool

Direct communication between two human beings is a time-honored and effective form of conflict resolution, but I have fallen into the habit of hiding behind my keyboard and my phone. My preschooler showed me a better way to find resolution.

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14 Digital Tools That Will Turn Your Kid Into a Game-Designing Genius

Whether your kids enjoy creating fun new game elements, editing existing game content, or fully designing their own games from scratch, these programs can help bring their ideas to the screen.

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It’s Pointless to Ask Your Toddler to Share

Their little toddler brains just can’t handle the truth.

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Even Babies Know How to Spot a Bully, New Study Reveals

Even babies know—and recognize—that you can’t lead with fear and intimidation.

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Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery

If the temp turns cold on your visit to Capitola, take the kids to the Santa Cruz Children’s Museum of Discovery for some hand-on play with a California vibe.

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Chrissy Teigen Takes on Would-Be Mom-Shamers for the Umpteenth Time

This innocent mommy-daughter ride down the slide turned into an Insta-battle.

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Jessica Alba Welcomes Her New Year’s Baby

The actress and entrepreneur welcomed her third child, with hubby Cash Warren, on New Year’s Eve.

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3 Reasons to Let Your Kid Play with Your Tablet

Today’s modern parent happily hands over their phone or tablet to their little one, but not without the guilt and wonder — “Is it okay?”

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With the right balance of creative and educational play and…

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10 San Diego Restaurants to Visit With Out-of-Towners

Wow friends and family visiting from out-of-town with a delicious meal at one of these hip, family-friendly restaurants in San Diego.

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Take It Slow: 5 Steps to Becoming a Turtle

Today is World Turtle Day but you don’t have to shell out a lot of money for this turtle transformation.

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Whee! 7 Playgrounds with Zip Lines

Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you strap them in and send them soaring with their feet skimming the treetops — these kid-approved zips will keep them mere feet from the ground.

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Why A New Boy’s T-Shirt From Target Is Making Waves

One of the clearest places to witness the great gender divide is often in the kid’s clothing aisle. While girls’ clothes are almost always a thousand different shades of pink and emblazoned with hearts and glitter, boys clothes often make…

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This Year, Resolve to Have Fun While You Get Fit

If you’re bored by bikes and yawn at yoga, these totally unique workouts will jump start January and renew your resolution.

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Unresolved New Year’s Resolutions

To “resolve” means to find a solution to a problem. It’s pretty absolute in its meaning. Right or wrong, a matter is settled, put to rest.
To apply this definition to parenting is like trying to understand what B613 actually…

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Forget Your Bucket List, How’s Your Bucket?

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I sat on a bench watching Dudeasaurus playing in the sandbox; he was happily lost in a world of shovels and sand cakes. 6-month-old Mookasaurus was slowly falling asleep at my breast, his eyes drifting closed as his…

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A Pop-Up Worth Popping Into

Look no further than Pearchute’s pop-up for fun in Lincoln Park!

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Made in the Shade: Clever Ways to Keep Cool

You need to find ways to keep the kids outdoors and cool. Look no further, we’ve got you covered.

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Way Cool! Atlanta’s 7 Shadiest Playgrounds

Beat the heat at these 7 shady playgrounds in Atlanta!

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Coming Soon: A Playground Like No Other (Don’t Miss It!)

Adult’s trash is kids’ treasure at this sky’s-the-limit funscape on Governors Island all summer long!

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Now Open! What to See at the Eureka! Exhibition

From a giant gold balloon to a desert derby, the latest exhibit at the New Children’s Museum is all about discovering California.

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How to Have Grown Up Fun Despite a Little Third Wheel

We have ideas for every (kid) age that will allow you to gab, get a drink or simply share some quality QT with your best gal pal while your small fry stays occupied.

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Play-by-Play: All the Hacks You Need for a Perfect Playground Day

A playground MacGyver? That’s you. Make the most of your outdoor adventure with easy DIY fixes for everything from splinters to slippery shoes.

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Chicago Playground Preview: 10 You Need to See in 2015

Swinging, climbing and sliding season is just getting started — and there are so many places to jump into the action. Check out our “best” list, from hidden gems to beachfront paradises.

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Climb Time: Playgrounds for Little Thrill Seekers

From climbs that are vertical, horizontal, and every which way, check out these you-have-to-see-to-believe D.C.-area playgrounds that come sprinkled with the most awesome structures.

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Bay Area Sandboxes We Really Dig

Stock your trunk with buckets, shovels, diggers and dump trucks because we count down the Bay Area’s most stupendous sandboxes.

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Eat & Run: 14 Playgrounds with Kid-Friendly Lunch Spots Nearby

With this handy guide, a visit to a new playground comes complete with a great bite to eat because after all of that running, swinging, sliding and climbing, your kid is sure to work up an appetite.

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Explore: A New Park Where Nature Encourages Play

From a playground surrounded by winding trails to a water habitat to a fossil dig, Miner’s Corner County Park is the perfect place for little monkeys to engage their senses and interact with nature.

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Swings and Things: D.C.’s Top Toy-Filled Playgrounds

We’ve uncovered a handful of tucked-away D.C.-area tot lots that are stocked with donated toys—think: ride-on tractors, Tonka trucks, and play kitchens.

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Go Explore! Best Museums for Kids 5 and Under

Through touching, climbing and building, these six museums offer plenty of intellectual stimulation and cultural exploration for eager young minds.

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