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Spring Break Activities for Kids: Ideas for the Whole F…

What is Spring Break? Spring break is a week-long vacation for students, usually held close to Easter. While often associated with university and college students, students from elementary to high school also get to enjoy spring break. It’s not always easy to come up with activities for kids during spring

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How to Make Slime for Kids

If you’ve been wondering how to make slime for kids, you’ve probably come across recipes for home-made slime using borax as a key ingredient. Borax isn’t the safest ingredient—it can be toxic if not properly diluted. In March of 2017 an eleven-year-old girl suffered second and third-degree burns on her

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Documenting Baby’s Milestones

Baby’s first year is a year of wonder and firsts—first smile, first word, first tentative steps, and many more—as baby explores her environment and learns about the world. It’s important to document baby milestones, both for medical reasons and your memories of this magical time. When everything baby does for

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Coloring with Your Kids: The Benefits of Coloring for A…

Grownups used to only pick up pencil crayons when coloring with kids, but the popularity of adult coloring books changed that. Coloring is now seen as a relaxing alternative to meditation for adults whether they’re parents or not. The benefits grownups receive from adult coloring books like Color in the

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Pumpkin-Inspired Recipes for Kids

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, the humble pumpkin becomes one of America’s most popular foods. If you’re making pumpkin treats for the family, why not get the kids involved? Our selection of kid-friendly pumpkin recipes will help you teach children the basics of cooking while whipping up some tasty treats. Pumpkin

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Benefits of Coloring with Your Kids

It’s becoming clear adults as well as kids enjoy the benefits of coloring. A whole range of adult coloring books are now available for older members of the family. Parents can color their grown-up books while kids use their own, or you can find coloring books designed for parents and

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Tracking Your Height Through the School Year

Tracking a child’s height as he grows in one of the great traditions of parenting. Children love seeing how big they’re getting as inch-by-inch they work their way up kids’ growth charts. Children, as the old cliché goes, grow up so fast, especially once they reach school age. Here are

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The Benefits of Singing to Babies

How do you calm an upset baby? We all know the answer—you rock him, coo and hush him, and—if you’re like most people—you sing to him.   Singing to babies is one of those habits that transcends cultures. Across the world, parents sing to babies and babies respond, even when

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Kids Sing Along Songs for the Whole Family to Enjoy

In today’s work of smartphones, on-demand television, and electronic distractions, kids’ sing-along songs sometimes feel like part of a different era. They don’t have to be though. Kids of all ages still love to sing, whether they’re belting out a tune at a karaoke party or singing around a family

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Road Trip Activities for Learning

Travel, they say, broadens the mind. This is as true for kids as it is for adults. Just because you’re on the road doesn’t mean children must stop learning. Use these suggestions to help keep little minds active while you travel.   Find the Color I Spy is a time-honored