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The Best Indoor Playgrounds and Play Places in DC

Getting cabin fever? Reserve your spot at one of these indoor playgrounds NOW!

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Best Museums for Chicago’s Curious Kids

From museums that focus on the moon and stars to ones that take you to the deepest depths of the ocean, Chicago has you covered We’ll tell you about them all!

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7 Reasons Volunteering with Your Child Is a Great Idea

Looking for meaningful ways to spend time with your family? Try volunteering—it may even become your family’s favorite activity.

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8 Theme Parks with Ultra-Accessibility for the Whole Family

From navigating queue lines to finding quite spaces, we map out the best way for everyone to find their thrills.

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The Pros & Cons of Late Start Kindergarten (According to Experts)

They’ll have more time at home, but with they be bored when they get into the classroom?

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Why You Should Nurture Your Kid’s Emotional Intelligence

“Research shows high levels of emotional intelligence are directly linked to academic achievement, better relationships, greater success for adulthood, and improved mental health.”

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How to Encourage Physical, Emotional & Intellectual Development in Kids

If you want your children to excel in all walks of life, it is important to understand how they develop.

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Virtual Reality-Based Therapy for Neurodivergent Individuals?

“It is important that neurodivergent individuals are given options to learn and grow to diminish or conquer particular challenges.”

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New Study Shows How Therapy Dogs Impact Kids’ Social Skills

Therapy dogs can help children to learn social skills in a meaningful way.

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The Best Ways to Foster Your Child’s Brain Development

85% of brain growth occurs in the first three years. Here are several ways to ensure your child engages in activities and habits that will simultaneously foster their brain health and development.

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Boston’s Best Museums for Kids (That Are Open & Waiting for You!)

Learn about the Boston Tea Party, see inside the human body and climb a massive tree house at these museums just for kids.

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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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11 All-Abilities Playgrounds That Welcome All Children

Kids of all abilities can play alongside their peers at these playgrounds that are wheelchair accessible and take into consideration the special needs of all children.

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Is It Autism or a Speech Delay?

“Regardless if your child is delayed only in expressive language or if he is already diagnosed with severe autism, you as a parent can learn to detect and treat delays and help your child to catch up as much as possible.”

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Is Day Camp Possible & How Do I Choose the Right One?

“There are 5 things that summer camps offer as fundamental experiences and are critically needed for children now more than ever. If you feel comfortable with the idea of sending your kids to camp, here’s how to pick a day camp given these unusual times.”

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Why You Should Reduce Your Child’s Tech Use

“Limit the use, be open to discussions about the good and bad of tech, and encourage your children to spend time outside while their phones stay at home.”

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5 Top Subscription Toy Boxes for Young Kids

Make learning fun for your kids and toy-buying easy for you with these baby toy subscription boxes that deliver educational fun right to your door.

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30 Phrases That Will Change a Kid’s Day (for the Better)

We know that positive words for kids will go a long way in helping boost their confidence and making their lives a happier place.

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Delaying Preschool or Daycare Because of COVID-19? Here’s What to Do at Home

“With the onset of COVID-19, many parents have been forced to delay their toddler’s entry into daycare or preschool. Here are things you can do with your child to help mimic what they would learn and be more prepared when you are ready to send them.”

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Worried about Your Kids Social Skills? These 7 Tips Will Help

“Especially poignant during a year with limited social interactions, these tips will help your child develop their social skills.”

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6 Ways to Set Your Daughter Up for Success & the Studies to Prove Them

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There’s no one right way to raise a child—but research and science shows that there are indeed steps you can take as a parent to encourage a positive outcome. Want to help your children to succeed?  Here…

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How to Raise Empathetic Kids

To learn and practice empathy, we’ll need to begin within.  Yes y’all!  I’m talking about that ‘heart work’.

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My Child Was Diagnosed with Autism. Now What?

“Helpful guidance to parents, caregivers, and any friend or family member seeking to support a family experiencing challenges that come with an autism diagnosis.”

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Books That Teach Kids about Thankfulness & Gratitude

“These stories ground abstract concepts like gratitude and perseverance in examples of real people who rise above adversity, benefit from the generosity of others, discover beauty in places or cultures unlike their own, or discover the pleasure of even small acts of generosity.”

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Study Shows Children With Autism & ADHD May Be Able to Be Identified Earlier

Kids will benefit from early assessment and interventions.

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I Was Homeschooled as a Child. This Is What I Think about It Now

“Decisions about school can be nerve-wracking as we wonder how they’ll affect our children’s long-term future, so allow me to share some observations as an adult looking back on the experience of homeschooling from kindergarten through middle school.”

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The Most Powerful Teaching Tool You Can Use Is Right in Front of You

“When I was an elementary school principal, each grade had just 22 minutes—start to finish—for lunch. What was the result? Rushed eating. Food waste. Frequent friction between kids and lunch aides. General mayhem. And then I saw this.”

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15 At-Home Learning Activities for Your Kids

“Make the most of your kids’ time inside with fun learning opportunities for kids of any age that keep the fun going all year long!”

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What I’ve Learned about Parenting My Kid on the Autism Spectrum during COVID-19

“A huge lesson that I have learned having Dominic with me during this time of the pandemic is that he has to learn to adapt to this world, the world isn’t going to adapt for him.”

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How to Help Your Kids Build Crucial Executive Function Skills This Summer

“Executive function is a set of skills that we use every day to play with friends, learn in school, and manage our daily routines at home. When your child lacks executive function, he or she will struggle with basic tasks that many kids can easily handle.”

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7 Easy Ways to Connect with Your Kids at Dinner Time

Spark up meaningful conversations every family dinner when you have one of these conversation starter packs.

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Quarantining with Teenagers

“I’m constantly implementing positive parenting techniques more now than ever. Here are a few tips that you can also do yourself!”

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GiGi’s Playhouse Launches the “Step to Accept Challenge”

This virtual run-walk-ride designed to send a message of acceptance across the world.

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10 Virtual Portland Kids’ Concerts & Storytimes to Stream Now

Don’t stop movin’ and groovin’. Portland families can get down with these virtual concerts and storytimes. Stream them now!

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8 Fun Pretend Games That Build Your Child’s Social Skills

“With a parent’s support and many opportunities for pretend play, your child can continue to develop the social skills they need. Here are some great ways to harness their imagination.”

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The Importance of ‘Playing’ School

“Playing school was an activity that we all have done and probably enjoyed playing as a child.”

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