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Summer Fun:

A photography safari, or photo scavenger hunt, is a creative, interactive way to usher your kids away from screens and out into nature this summer.

Kids Collections:

A great thing about collecting is that it naturally provides some fun teaching opportunities, without your kids’ realizing they’re learning.

Inexpensive things that will keep your kids entertained

These are some of my favorite things to do in my free time. You don't always have to buy entertainment. These things are fun and entertaining and don't require much money at all! Something that might even encourage the kids more to try these activities is setting up a day or two each week for the fun. The kids will anticipate the day’s coming, and you will have some free time on your hands!

10 Life Lessons Kids Learn in Youth Sports

So kids, here’s what we hope participating in sports will teach you.

Lemonade Stand Learning

When your kids ask you if they can have a lemonade stand today, do you give a tired sigh in anticipation of all the work required? Me, too. So when my kids suggested doing a lemonade stand in our yard recently, I first blamed public television for putting the idea in their heads. But I soon reluctantly agreed, and we were on our way to several whole days of fun and—don’t tell my kids this part—learning.

10 Skills to Know Before Age 10

A 10-year-old should know how to treat other people respectfully, approach adults in public, have proper phone etiquette, know how to shake hands and express gratitude when someone gives him a gift or does something for him.

Wrap It Up! Surviving the End of the School Year

May means school is wrapping up and activities are in full force. That can be overwhelming for your kids (and you!), so here are some tips for coping with this busy time.

Calming the Butterflies

Even though nerves are common, parents can help kids calm the butterflies and be successful.

Going screen-free

Families find various ways to take breaks from the digital world.

ABCs of Raising a Culturally Curious Child

With thoughtful resourcefulness, teaching our kids to appreciate our world’s rich tapestry of cultures and customs can be as simple as A, B, C.
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