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Chess

9 Reasons Chess Classes Are a Smart Move

Considering enrolling your child in chess classes? We’ve put together a list of 9 benefits that prove chess for kids is a smart move.

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Keeping Kids Active, Healthy + Engaged

Kitchen Science: Easy and Fun Experiments Straight from the Cupboard

You don’t need spendy science kits to have fun with your kids and teach them (or learn with them) about science at home. Never fear – you don’t need special tools or any deep knowledge of chemistry to take on these projects. Your kids will be thrilled to be doing science with you and you […]

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Math

5 Surprising Ways to Get Your Math-Hating Kid to Embrace Numbers

Have a child whose homework mantra is “I hate math”? This mom’s been there — and she’s formulated some smart solutions to help.

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Computers

What Modern Kids Need to Know About Computers

Kids want more screen time? Offer these options to build strong skills in keyboarding, online research, internet safety, and yes, video game play too.

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After-School Activities

5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Love Museums

Museums are something you may have frequented as a singleton or couple without kids but once you start your family, these cultural outings may have fallen by the wayside. You don’t have to give up your favorite galleries or drag your kids kicking and screaming to exhibits – you just need to ignite their interests. […]

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Language

5 Ways to Help Kids Learn a Language

The benefits of knowing a second language are multi-fold. It can increase your children’s future job opportunities, enrich travel experiences and stimulate their minds in new and exciting ways. If you’re not bilingual yourself (or all you have is a couple of years of high school Spanish), you may think you’re not equipped to help […]

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Academics Creative Writing Reading

Best Books to Get Your Middle Schooler Interested in Reading

If your middle schooler hasn’t fallen in love with reading, take a look at this list of books. From fantasy to non-fiction to movie stories and more …

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Supermoms in the Spotlight

5 Best Board Games to Trick Your Kids Into Learning while Playing

These days, most kids are heavily into video games and apps, but there is much to be said for a good old fashioned board game. No matter how old your kids are, sitting down for some dedicated time together will thrill them (even if they won’t admit it). Most Americans tend to stick to the […]

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Parenting Resources

Is Your Kid Addicted to Minecraft? Here’s Why You Should Learn to Play Too

My 12 year old son loves Minecraft and plays almost every day online either solo or with friends. And when he’s not building or adventuring, he’s watching YouTube videos of others playing and building. Seems like an addiction, right? That depends on your perspective. I have to say that I thought his hours of Minecraft […]

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Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms

5 Fast & Fun Rainy Day Play Plans for All Ages

Rather than letting rain put a damper on your plans, why not teach your kids to relish the bad weather as an opportunity for indoor fun and games? Too often, when plans fall apart, kids end up in front of the TV, computer or with a video game controller in their hand. Instead of moping, […]