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Comics to Learn About Science & Real-Life Scientists

A new comic reader app engages kids in stories about famous scientific discoveries. Kids love comics, and while more and more kids are getting their information from digital devices, most kids’ content is purely for entertainment. Tinyview brings wholesome content to kids in the form of an app, and a comic series on the lives […]

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A News Podcast Just for Kids: KidNuz

While you shuttle the kids to and from school and their activities, podcasts are a great way to be entertained or learn something new. KidNuz is a daily news podcast for kids and we had a chance to ask one of their founders, Stephanie Kelmar, about their inspiration. What is KidNuz and how long has […]

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The Origins of your Favorite Christmas Traditions

There are many popular traditions at Christmas, from gingerbread men to ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’. But where exactly did these traditions come from?

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Building Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence in Children

Natalie is a high school teenager who believes she is not smart enough. Her parents noticed her self-esteem is low and want to help her regain her confidence. Stories like Natalie’s are not uncommon in today’s high achieving environment.  Students may be influenced by their classmates and their perception that a subject is hard or […]

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ActivityHero’s Business Grant: Rewarding Camps Who Make a Difference

In our summer contest, your votes and reviews can help your favorite camp or class win money to improve their programs, plus enter you in a drawing for an ActivityHero Gift Card! By Wendy Chou   Have you seen this logo on your favorite camp page in ActivityHero and wondered what it’s all about? We’ve […]

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Fencing builds physical and mental strength for kids!

As parents, we want to give our children every advantage in life we can afford.  I love fencing because it can help your child build their strength on so many levels.  How many sports do you know of that can give your child a physical and mental challenge while building their confidence, social skills, and […]

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A Bejeweled Birthday Experience

Sometimes the idea of hosting the perfect soiree can put any mom into a tailspin.  In the era of Pinterest and the perfectly crafted birthday party, it’s a daunting task to try and create a memorable day without wanting to pull all your hair out.  So, how about this year you throw your unique girl […]

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5 Date Night Ideas that Don’t Require A Babysitter

I’m a firm believer that new parents need to figure out a way to get out of the house and have some dates. Best case scenario, that’s only one night a week. More realistically, that’s one night a month. Or never. So, what about all those other nights? Here are five fun date-night ideas that […]

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Taking the Pain out of Birthday Party Planning

Kids birthdays can be so bittersweet. Our children grow up so quickly before our eyes, and every year we try to fit a year’s worth of accomplishments into just one day. As impossible as it ultimately seems, we have a few suggestions on how to take the pain out of planning and getting the most out of […]

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Will You ‘Leave No Child Inside’?

Remember what summer in your neighborhood looked like? Kids everywhere, laughing and playing? That’s what I remember about my childhood – being outside from dawn ‘til dusk. Now I look around in the summer and find it eerily quiet. Where are all the children? The sad answer: inside. No longer do you see hoards of […]

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Why Do Kids Quit Sports? Five Ways To Keep Them Playing

If sports are so beneficial, why are kids quitting? The top reasons kids give for quitting are losing interest (#1) and not having fun (#2).  Other common reasons are because sports take too much time (#3) and they want a non-sport activity (#6) or need more time for studying (#8) and because there was too […]