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101 Random Acts Of Kindness Ideas To Do With Your Family

Random acts of kindness ideas are all around us, from volunteering at your local food bank to helping an elderly neighbor move some furniture. These small acts are a great way to teach kids the importance of kindness and bring the family together around the holidays or any time of year... more

12 Delicious Doggy Ice Cream Recipes

Dog ice cream? Yes, it's really a thing! While you shouldn't feed your pup the real deal, you can whip up a do-it-yourself summer doggy delight and be the best pup parent or dog walker around. Sometimes regular kibble just doesn't beat the heat like a frozen... more

3-Year-Old Milestones For Physical Development

She's zigging, she's zagging and she's making dramatic, queen-esque gestures with her hands. Here's what you need to know about your preschooler's motoring mobility.   Your 3-year-old comes barreling toward you, stops suddenly, twirls and gives a cute little shimmy as she hops away. What... more

Developmental Activities For 3-Year-Olds And Older Preschoolers

Your preschooler is growing by leaps -- literally! She's actually leaping now, and her motor skills aren't the only abilities that are zooming ahead full force. Between 3 and 5 years, your little learner is building the skills that she'll use when she gets to kindergarten -- and beyond... more

15 Fun Activities For 2-Year-Olds

Are you looking for activities for 2-year-olds? Not just run-of-the-mill crayon and paper scribbles or racing toy cars around on the floor, but activities that will engage, excite and inspire your toddler? Whether you're at home, on the go or out and about, these pint-sized play activities will inspire... more

9 Diy Friendship Bracelets For Kids

You remember those knotted DIY friendship bracelets that you and your BFF made together at summer camp — but you can't quite remember the intricate braids that went into them. Now that your child has her own social circle, she's begging to braid one up for her bestie. Refresh... more

How To Teach Kids At Home

Your child learns a lot from you. Here are some strategies to hone your kid's skills at home.     You know that learning doesn't stop at the classroom. As a parent, you are your kid's first and favorite teacher, and you know her better than anyone... more

10 Must-Have Preschool Books

Got to have a great read? Before braving the bookstore or lugging your tote to the library, take a look at these page-turning selections.     What's hot in the world of preschool books? You check the fashion-forward blogs for this minute's style, are up-to-date on the latest... more