Science for 3-year-olds? Absolutely!

Children have many of the qualities all scientists need: curiosity and a joy for learning new things.

Can three-year-olds really begin to understand scientific concepts like states of matter, force, and motion? “Absolutely,” says Meg Davis, manager of curriculum and content development for KinderCare Education. “Children are young scientists. They learn about the world around them through their senses.”  This natural curiosity is the basis for KinderCare Learning Center’s early science education

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Car Snacks: A Survival Guide

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By Anna Sachse Once upon a time, you swore you’d never feed your kids in the car. You were not going to be that person with raspberries smashed into the upholstery, milk crusting up your console, and granola ground into your floor mats. That was before you had to run a dozen weekend errands with

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Sweet Sensation: Grilling Fruit Turns the Everyday into Awesome

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Move over, burgers and hot dogs—it’s time to share the grill with summer’s abundant fresh fruit! Grilling caramelizes fruit’s natural sugars, giving your produce decadent flavor and a unique flair that will delight wee ones and grown-up gourmands alike. Use grilled fruit to add a sweet and healthy sizzle to sunny-season salads, side dishes, and

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Go for the Gold with Your Own Backyard Games!

Gather the neighborhood kids and let the backyard games begin!

When school’s out, kid boredom can creep in. We have the perfect solution: Hold your own backyard games competition! These five games all use kid-size objects (like Hula-Hoops and bouncing balls) so everybody can get in on the fun. Have a competition with an awards ceremony if you like, or skip the medals altogether and

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Serious Summer Yum! S’mores Bites, Two Ways: Classic and PB&J

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S’mores—just reading that word will likely conjure visions of laughter-filled evenings around a campfire with your friends and family. A simple combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and the all-important roasted marshmallow, s’mores are virtually a childhood rite of passage. Of course, campfires aren’t always easy to come by (or toddler-friendly), and while roasting marshmallows over

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Get Your Veg On: Basil-Almond Pesto Is a Great Way to Go Green

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With summer in full swing, supermarkets, farmers markets, and at-home container gardens are bursting with fresh, fragrant basil. Toss these verdant greens in the blender with a handful of other ingredients and you’ll have an aren’t-you-fancy pesto in five minutes max. Even better? Most kids love pesto’s cheesy, nutty flavor, so go ahead and layer

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Be a Picnic Pro With These Yummy Pinwheel Roll-Ups

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Want an easy way to blow your child’s mind? Have a picnic! Dining outdoors on a blanket or at a picnic table in this-isn’t-my-house-or-school! settings like a park, by the lake, or your own backyard can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary for the kid set. From classic PB&J sammies to leftover casserole, any cuisine will

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