15 fun 4th of July activities for kids

Few things say summer more than the Fourth of July. And while the holiday is generally celebrated across the U.S., each family has their own unique tradition. Of course, when kids are involved, families may need to put a few twists on their regular go-tos in order to make... more

6 tips for talking about Pride month and LGBTQ+ rights with kids

Any time is a good time to talk to kids about what it means to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ), but June is an especially important opportunity to get the conversation started. June is Pride month, which commemorates the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and... more

101 fun things to do with toddlers

Looking for some favorite (yet simple) activities to do with toddlers? These entertaining ideas focus on age-appropriate skills and interests, and the best way to enjoy them is by letting the children lead the play while you watch and follow. Here are 101 fun things to do with toddlers.  1. Make colored rice... more

Dealing with difficult child behavior? 6 ways to keep your cool

When your 2-year-old throws a temper tantrum at the playground or simply doesn't listen, does it make you want to scream? Some days, your kid's behavior can push you to your limit. But, it's important to stay calm and keep your cool. Although it may seem like... more

10 baby walker toys to help get your child moving

Not long after your baby impresses you by pulling themselves up to stand on their own, they'll be using arm chairs, coffee tables, ottomans — you name it — to get from point A to point B (even if A to B is only in a circle). Instead of limiting baby’s movement... more

16 sensory activities for toddlers and preschoolers

Sensory activities for toddlers and preschoolers provide fun, educational and unique ways for little kids to learn about the world around them. And the good news for parents and caregivers is that there are a million ways to provide this sensory play for toddlers and few ways to do it... more

15 portable activities for entertaining kids on the go

If there’s one situation you don’t ever want to find yourself in, it’s being out and about with a kiddo who’s starting to get antsy. Whether you’ve got a little one whose interest in their older sibling’s soccer practice is starting to wane or a toddler who’s about to seriously... more

Experts say kids are getting too much screen time — but parents are refusing to be shamed

It’s not an easy time to be a parent. Since the spring of last year, many families have juggled the challenges of distance learning, working from home and repeated periods of being in lockdown. As a result, kids are spending a lot more time on screens. A new piece in... more