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60+ Easy Science Experiments to Do at Home

With household ingredients and some creativity, your day can go from meh to amazing, thanks to science.

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Enjoy the Great Indoors: Best Birthday Party Destinations for Cool Temps

Inside is the best side when Chicago temps start to dip.

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36 Ways for a Mother & a Daughter to Spend Time Together

These great ideas will keep that mother-daughter bond strong.

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25 Mom-Invented Food Products We Love

Rule the kitchen with these inventions all created by moms.

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6 Feet of Separation: Socially Distance Like a Rock Star in Chicago

From long walks in an Arboretum to virtual classes at home, Chicago businesses & museums are working overtime to make COVID-19 shutdowns slightly less painful.

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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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16 Easy Science Fair Projects for Kids

Whether this is your kiddo’s first time showing off her Bill Nye side or if he’s a seasoned pro, they’ll need a fresh crop of ideas for this year’s fair.

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47 Things to Do during This Very Weird Summer

“To help myself feel better (and maybe you too), here’s a huge list of things we can do this summer, even if we’re hanging out with friends a lot less than we wish to be.”

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Adorable Animal Cams You Can Watch All Day Long

Connect with your favorite aquarium, zoo and farm animals!

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S’mores Science Project: A Sweet Conclusion

Learn how to make s’mores by harnessing the energy of the sun!

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Move Over Slime: It’s DIY Booger Time

Gross them out with this disgustingly cool science experiment.

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Cool Science Tricks That’ll Get Rid of Your Halloween Stash

This might be the healthiest way to use up your kid’s candy stash, all in the name of science.

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15 Backyard Science Experiments for Kids

We all want our little Einsteins to tinker and experiment—but we don’t always want them to do it near the nice furniture.

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Oh, Goody! 6 Gumdrop Science Experiments to Do Today

It’s National Gumdrop Day! Your mission: launch a gumdrop catapult, create a bridge and more with this delicious candy.

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No Place Like Home! Birthday Party Entertainers That Come to You

Even if your party plans look different this year, we’ve updated our list of birthday entertainers to include no-contact set ups, Zoom editions and more!

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Our Favorite New Kids Books, February 2020

February is all about the love: of books! Here are our top picks that just pubbed.

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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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This Teen Interning at NASA Just Discovered a New Planet

Your junior astronomers can join in the planetary hunt too.

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Under Cover: Indoor Birthday Party Spots for Toddlers

You don’t need no stinkin’ playground! Have a blast inside at these festive spots!

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18 Things to Do with Pumpkins After Halloween

Got a few extra pumpkins now that Halloween has come and gone? We’ve got plenty of ideas for you to repurpose those gorgeous gourds.

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He’s Not the Best Husband—But He’s Still a Good Father

Yes, I have learned some wonderful lessons on this road back from betrayal.

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The Holderness Family Is Back With Hilarious Ed Sheeran Parody

This latest Holderness Family mash-up is spot on!

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Celebrate Father’s Day with The Most Awesome Volcano Experiment Ever!

Photo:The Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments

As schools start to let out for the summer, parents everywhere are starting to mentally prepare themselves for occupying their kids at home. Get started early, and celebrate Father’s Day with a bang,…

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An Open Letter To My Soon-to-Be Fifth Grader

The other night I woke in a panic, with that unmistakable feeling I’d forgotten something. My eyes darted around the dark, taking stock of familiar surroundings, while my mind raced to retrieve what it was that sent me reeling.

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10 Must-Do Activities in March

Add these events to your family calendar and get ready to March forth into spring!

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5 Recipes (& a Science Experiment) That Will Use Up Your Leftover Chocolate

If your post-February 14 house is starting to look more Willy Wonka than normal, it’s time to get creative with your chocolate hoard.

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No-School Cool: What to Do with the Kids on Veterans Day

Attention: Class is not in session on November 11. Here’s how to keep the little ones busy and happy—and you sane!

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9 Cool Things You Can Do with Corn

Today is Corn Day! From science to an edible game to traditional corn husk dollies, we’ve got a host of ideas that are totally in season.

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The Hot, New Museum Just for Kids Who Like to Tinker

Think you have the next Edison, Graham Bell, or Tesla on your hands? Let them get their tinkering fix at Bethesda’s new KID Museum.

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Mother Created, Mother Approved: 5 San Diego Companies Inspired by Kids

These five local companies are great examples of what can be created when kiddos inspire the parents.

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