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Summer Fun Tips

Tips and Tricks: A Summer Fun Guide

Check out these tips for traveling and staying on budget this summer, all while staying on track with summer reading! 

Teaching your child to save money

Teaching Your Child to Save Money

April is Financial Literacy Month, and it’s never too early to start teaching your children the value of a dollar! Getting them to understand how to save money now can set them up for success later. Here are 6 ways to get the conversation started.   The old-fashioned ways  Money jars and allowances are tried-and-true ways […]

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St. Patrick's Day activities

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Home

St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite holiday among children for the sheer mischief of the occasion—but who said a little mischief can’t also be educational? We’ve rounded up 8 fun educational activities to mark the holiday you can do at home as a family!    Fizzing Pots of Gold Who said leprechauns are a myth? […]

Festive Printouts for At-Home Learning

Need some educational activities to do at home during the winter break? Look no further! Separated by holiday, we’ve gathered activities like word scrambles, acrostic poems, and word searches that will keep your child’s mind sharp while getting in on the festive fun!     Christmas reindeer crossword puzzle  Write your own Christmas song Christmas […]

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20 Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

Check out this list of YouTube channels your child will have so much fun watching, they won’t realize they are learning—win!

10 Ways to Honor Memorial Day with your Children

Check out these tips to honor Memorial Day, shared from a WWII Veteran and POW himself!

Virtual Summer Trips

Activities for Preventing the Summer Slide

Take a trip all over the world—even to space—this summer with these virtual field trips!

8 Spring Activities that Help the Planet

Welcome back Spring with these Earth-friendly, green activities!

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Read Across America: Celebrate at Home

Celebrate reading on Read Across America Day, or any day, with these five fun activities.

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Winter Boredom Busters with a STEAM focus

Melt away your winter blues with these STEAM-focused activities!

Back to School 2023: Checklist for Parents

These back-to-school tips can help parents and kids be prepared, whatever the 2023-2024 school year may bring.

How To Help Kids With Anxiety and Stress

Tips and ideas from experts and parents on managing screen time, helping kids eat healthier, and just generally keeping it together during stressful times.

Set Kids Up for School Success: Healthy Habits Parents Can Teach Their Kids

Set Kids Up for School Success: Healthy Habits Parents Can Teach Their Kids

By establishing important eating, sleeping, and learning routines at the beginning of the school year, parents can help their kids be successful students.

7 Smart Tips To Help You Ace Back-to-School Shopping

7 Smart Tips To Help You Ace Back-to-School Shopping

On paper, the idea of back-to-school shopping is exciting and fun. But in reality, this yearly ritual can drain your emotions and your bank account—unless you’re strategic about it.

COVID-19 Distance Learning Supply Lists

COVID-19 Distance Learning Supply Lists

Whether your school district is opening in person, going all-virtual, or using a hybrid model, school supplies will be handled differently. Get organized for back to school 2020 with supply lists for distance learning.

Home Learning Setup Ideas and Tips

With virtual learning plans being rolled out by districts, parents are wondering how to create a homeschool room. Advice from parents: It really depends.

Science for Kids: 28+ STEM Activities To Do at Home

Step-by-step instructions and materials lists for family-friendly science activities.

Easy Teacher Appreciation Ideas Parents Can Use

Parents: You Should Know This Internet Slang

There’s a good chance a lot more kids will be spending a lot more time on Internet-enabled devices over the next few weeks and months. Study our list of common Internet terms and practices to stay in the know.

Activities To Keep Kids Busy When Schools Close

At-Home Enrichment Activities and More (for When Schools Are Closed)

Free classes, printables, media subscriptions, and more to help you keep your kids learning at home during coronavirus or other school closures.

Science Fun for Kids: Watch Earthworms Work

Science Fun for Kids: Watch Earthworms Work

Make a wormery and watch how earthworms live and work.

Science Fun for Kids: Make Elephant Toothpaste

Science Fun for Kids: Elephant Toothpaste

Make elephant toothpaste out of common household ingredients.

Science Fun for Kids: Bouncy Ball

Science Fun for Kids: DIY Bouncy Ball

Make your own bouncy ball out of common household ingredients.

Science Fun for Kids: Energy Sticks

Science Fun for Kids: Energy Sticks

Weave together craft sticks to learn about the difference between potential energy and kinetic energy.