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The Play Kitchen That Was a Recipe For Disaster

by ParentCo.

Our toddler's behavior was telling us what she couldn’t articulate: kitchen was not fun.

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Gender-Fluid Apps and Games Because it's 2017

by ParentCo.

More and more young people are embracing this idea and identifying as fluid, and there are a handful of apps and games to reflect their experiences.

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Why Pretend Tasks Aren't as Fulfilling For Kids as the Real Deal

by Sanya Pelini

A new study has been released and it suggests that kids don’t really want to play with toys – what they want is the real thing.

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5 Questions to Consider When Signing up Your Child for an Afterschool Program

by ParentCo.

Over the course of a typical school year, there are around 525 hours between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. How can you make sure your kids needs are met?

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7 Steps to Leading an RPG for Your Kid and Their Friends

by ParentCo.

If you want to help your budding adventurer and her buddies to go on a quest of epic proportions, these steps to leading a seriously fun RPG can help.

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My Kids Loved Summer Camp. This Is Why I Made Them Quit.

by Pam Moore

While the ACA accreditation is a valuable credential, it is no replacement for doing your homework about the camps you enroll your kids in.

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How to Make the Sensational Memories of Summer Last

by ParentCo.

We have to enjoy every second of summer because it seems to come to an end before we're ready to see it go.

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Your Family's Guide to Observing the Solar Eclipse Like Pros

by ParentCo.

Here’s what you need to know about experiencing the incredible phenomenon of a total eclipse with your kids.

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Camp Songs Could Be Your New Drug of Choice

by Pam Moore

Science also shows us that we may be wired to feel even better when we sing in a group – and the bigger the group, the better.

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10 Outside Adventures That Require Little to No Planning

by ParentCo.

These 10 nature-based activities require very little in the way of supplies and can be implemented in (almost) a moment’s notice.

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Magic, Minecraft, and Makers: The Games Your Kids Won’t Stop Talking About

by ParentCo.

Innovation, creative thinking, and open-ended play has engaged curious kids for generations.

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Why the Lazy Days of Summer Are Actually the Most Memorable for Kids

by ParentCo.

The memories kids will cherish aren't particularly the ones we might expect. For them, the hazy, lazy days of normal living are what summers are made of.

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Destination Durango: Your New Favorite Family Vacation

by ParentCo.

Nestled between the San Juan Mountains and the Animas River Valley lies Durango- a town where families find big adventures and a surprising amount of fun.

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Rules for Surviving the Public Pool

by ParentCo.

If certain rules of basic conduct and human decency were observed by all my fellow swimmers, our sanity would no longer circle the pool drain.

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Infuse More Fun Into the Sidelines of Spectator Sports

by ParentCo.

Even if your kids aren’t fans of your favorite sport, you can make spectator sports fun for the whole family.

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There’s a Bear in There – Tales from the Wild

by ParentCo.

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Kiddie Pool Digest: Kid Concert

by ParentCo.

When the kids are little, the music has to come to you. So, put the music in their hands and throw the most epic backyard concert you can imagine.

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5 Engaging Apps to Download for Your ASD Kid Right Now

by ParentCo.

These ASD-friendly apps are cleverly disguised as fun but can also teach your child a thing or two.

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The Simplest Predictor of a Successful Camping Trip Is Right in Your Backyard

by Pam Moore

If you want to see if your crew is ready for real camping, backyard camping is the only way to go. The benefits of a low-stakes test run are plentiful.

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Kiddie Pool Digest: Space Race

by ParentCo.

Facts, fun, and internet goodies for your future astronaut.

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Kiddie Pool Digest: Kid Circus

by ParentCo.

This week's Kiddie Pool has everything you need to celebrate the wonder of the circus and a little magic to inspire kids to lead their own.

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A Trip to Canada’s National Parks May Be Just the Vacay You Need This Summer

by ParentCo.

This summer, find out for yourself why Bono, frontman for U2, said “I believe the world needs more Canada.”

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My Love of the Great Outdoors Ends With Overnight Camping

by ParentCo.

We set up a tent, roast marshmallows and hot dogs, and then, when it starts to get late, I take our youngest and drive home.

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Living by the Rules of My Son's Playground Game

by ParentCo.

I play with Ryan while I still sort of can. No doctor can predict the progression of my disease. But the rules of his game have become something I live by.

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