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Are Smartphones Disconnecting Your Family?

ActivityHero providers are experts at getting kids to go (temporarily) off the grid. Here 6 of their tips to help your family welcome more tech-free time.

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5 Kid-Friendly Podcasts for Road Trips

Planning a summer road trip? These 5 podcasts can help keep curious kids entertained. By Wendy Chou Your bags are packed, the kids are strapped in, and you’ve hit the open road. As parents, we know all too well that having the right entertainment for a long car trip can make the difference between happy […]

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Score Some “Me Time” this Summer

Soon the kids will be out of school, but don’t panic — here are some ways to enjoy some much-needed “me time”. By Sarah Antrim Remember when you were a kid and summer meant you were totally free—free from the daily grind of homework, free to sleep in until the early afternoon, and free to […]

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Tips and Resources for Young Writers at Any Age

ActivityHero shares the insights of writing professionals who work with kindergarteners through high schoolers. With these tips, parents can help support kids’ writing goals. By Wendy Chou Writing is a key life skill that engages and empowers kids–and is highly correlated with overall academic success. ActivityHero talked with professionals from two writing programs to learn their […]

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Parenting Tips for Raising Self-Reliant Kids

Many parents understand the importance of always being there for their kids. But what about the flip side–learning to let go gracefully so kids can develop their own identity? Julie Lythcott-Haims, a mother of two, former dean at Stanford University, and author of How to Raise an Adult, explains that parents can set their kids up […]

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Top Questions to Find the Right Summer Camp

With so many choices available, how do you find a summer camp that fits your family’s style? Here are key questions to ask when starting your search. By Wendy Chou Some parents see summer vacation as a chance to try new skills and challenges, and some would rather that their kids unplug and unwind from […]

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Choosing Musical Instruments for Kids: How Parents Can Help

The ability to play a musical instrument is a great talent that takes time and dedication. Learning to play music is a lot like learning to read—the earlier it starts, the better. When your child shows interest in taking up an instrument, try to resist the urge to pick for them or let them pick […]

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5 Tips to Choosing the Best Summer Camp Programs for Kids

With so many summer camps to choose from, how do parents know what to look for in finding the right fit for their kids? Written by Sarah Antrim Not all children are the same, so what might be the right fit for one may not be for another. Never fear, ActivityHero is here to help! […]

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Kid tech / parenting tech meetup recap

Recap of the kid/parenting tech meetup co-hosted by ActivityHero and 500Startups on 11/07/12 Over 70 early stage startups working on parenting and kid focused technology, and the awesomely knowledgeable panel who came to enlighten these 70 startups on distribution techniques, together rocked the house. The only fly in the ointment, I discovered later, was that […]

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Social Networking: Use It to Enrich Your Child’s Life

Social networking is all around us and often replaces face-to-face interaction in many instances. Even small children need to live a practically isolated existence to not know what Facebook is. Rather than shield your children from internet socializing, you can use it to positively teach them about the world around them. The end result often […]