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Millennial Moms & Dads: 6 Ways They're Raising Kids Differently

Millennial Moms & Dads: 6 Ways They're Raising Kids Differently

Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are now raising the next as-yet-to-be-named generation. So what kind of parents are they? Busy, positive, and super safe. Read on!

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Brainy Baby Activity #2: This Little Piggy...

Brainy Baby Activity #2: This Little Piggy...

WEEEEEEEE-wee-wee-wee-wee-wee! Tickle-y little piggy games help your baby's brain grow strong.

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Surf's Up! It's a Great Day for a (Pretend) Trip to the Beach!

Surf's Up! It's a Great Day for a (Pretend) Trip to the Beach!

Make a splash by putting the beach smack dab in the middle of your living room floor! Swimsuits are a must and (stuffed) sharks are totally welcome. There’s even sand—inside

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Science for 3-Year-Olds? Yes! (You Know, Even Einstein Was a Kid Once, Too.)

Parents + Teachers + Good Conversations = Formula for Success!

Parents + Teachers + Good Conversations = Formula for Success! Read more

What Can You Learn From Leaves?

What Can You Learn From Leaves? Read more

To TV...or Not to TV. That is the Question.

To TV...or Not to TV. That is the Question.

Once upon a time, we swore off screens as a babysitter. Then… we bought her a Kindle: Parenting in the screen age is all about compromise (and eating your words).

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Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Matisse & Me: Make a Colorful Self Portrait (No Paint Required)

Paint? Pshaw! Henri Matisse’s cut-paper creations inspire young artists to make expressive collages using paper, scissors (and just a little glue). Here's how. 

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Cheesy Sweet Potato Chili Mac: Have a Kid-Friendly Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes Or Less

Cheesy Sweet Potato Chili Mac: Have a Kid-Friendly Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes Or Less

The taste and colors of fall cook (and clean) up quickly in this one-pot dish that's perfect for the season. Let’s eat! 

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Imagination Station: Big Fun for Your Littlest Firefighter

Imagination Station: Big Fun for Your Littlest Firefighter

If  your tyke loves trucks, this is his (or her) perfect pretend play day: A big box, a stuffed dog, and a little imagination is all you need to get your little firefighter ready to rescue!  

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Living Room Forts Are Totally Awesome.

Living Room Forts Are Totally Awesome.

With a little imagination, blankets and cushions can become superhero caves, bear dens, elf houses... or just a place chill out with a good book or two. 

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50-50 Parenting: How One Dad Divvies Up the Duties (and the Dooties)  

50-50 Parenting: How One Dad Divvies Up the Duties (and the Dooties)  

Two working parents, two incomes...a whole new way of raising a family: In many a modern household, equal-parenting rules apply. Here's how one dedicated dad and his wife make 50-50 parenting work.

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Everyone Poops—But My Daughter Tried Hard to Game the System.

Everyone Poops—But My Daughter Tried Hard to Game the System.

What goes in comes out...until it doesn't. Stool-withholding, it turns out, is a common toilet-training pitfall. Here's how one mom helped her daughter through it.

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"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

"Waaahh!" 6 Sweet Books That Teach Kids About Feelings

Blocks fall down, pool time ends, cookies crumble: Little kids have big feelings. Happily, a good book about emotions can help her express them positively.

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Raise a Book Lover: How to Read With Your Child at Every Age

Raise a Book Lover: How to Read With Your Child at Every Age

It's so cool to watch a book lover bloom! From infant to toddler to ABC master, kids learn literacy skills well before they can read a book all by themselves...and you can help every step of the way. Here's how to change your story time style as he grows...so your emerging reader can become a real star! 

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It's the Year 2040: Who Will Your Child Be When He's All Grown Up?

It's the Year 2040: Who Will Your Child Be When He's All Grown Up?

Look into your child's future. Who do you see? Our parenting coaches share a simple but powerful exercise that just might change the way you parent (for the better)! 

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Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

Leaf, Paper, Scissors: 3 Cool Collages Ideas That Make the Learning Stick  

From a Mondrian-inspired paper collage to a fall leaf assemblage, kids can create all kinds of great things—all it takes is a little glue and plenty of imagination. 

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Fear Not: Teaching Safety with Positivity

Fear Not: Teaching Safety with Positivity

Talking about safety doesn't have to be scary. Here's 4 ways to empower your kids to make their own smart decisions.

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Parfait, Salad, Stir-Fry, Too: 1 Pot of Quinoa, 3 Meals for You!  

Parfait, Salad, Stir-Fry, Too: 1 Pot of Quinoa, 3 Meals for You!  

Move over white rice, quinoa's in the house! Whip up a single pot of this earthy, nutty grain and you’ll have the hearty beginnings of a yummy breakfast, scrumptious lunch, and  a delicious dinner. 

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The Other Rush Hour: How to Find Happiness at 6am

The Other Rush Hour: How to Find Happiness at 6am

Mornings with kids can be madness! One mom shares 5 strategies to tame the morning rush—it'll make the rest of your day shine that much brighter!

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Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Open Hearts: Teaching Kids to Embrace (and Love) Differences

Do you hope your children grow up to be kind and caring adults who embrace (and celebrate) other people's differences? Us, too! That's why we strive to create an inclusive environment in every single on of our centers. 

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Be Who You Are: 5 Great Reads that Build Self-Esteem

Be Who You Are: 5 Great Reads that Build Self-Esteem

A perky piggy, a dreamy field mouse, a very loud hippo: The characters are make believe but the feelings are real. These sweet stories help your child learn the language of (self) love.

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Stop, Drop, Connect! Practicing Presence When Your World is Nuts

Stop, Drop, Connect! Practicing Presence When Your World is Nuts

Life can feel like one big to-do list. Dinner! Bedtime! Bills! Dust Bunnies!  Once a day, drop the chores in favor of this: genuine connection with your kids. Here's how.

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Another Fever!?! Understanding (and Preventing) the Sickness Cycle

Another Fever!?! Understanding (and Preventing) the Sickness Cycle

Coughs, fevers, and runny noses, too: Childhood illnesses can feel all too frequent. But researchers say there's an upside to all those sniffles—and in the meantime we've got 5 practical ways to help reduce them.

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Board Books or iPads, Picture Books or Kindles: How is a Page Different than a Screen?

Board Books or iPads, Picture Books or Kindles: How is a Page Different than a Screen?

We all know that reading is great for kids...but does reading on an iPad or Kindle change the story time experience? Yes, it turns out. Why? Read on! 

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No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

Painting with twigs and leaves? Yes! Grab your paint box, head outside, and create a masterpiece with the natural world. 

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These Homemade Granola Bars Are Just Plain Delish

These Homemade Granola Bars Are Just Plain Delish

These scrumdiddlyumptious—and healthy!—homemade granola bars make a great on-the-go snack or even a quick breakfast. 

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Lather Up! Our Guide to Good Hand-Washing Habits

Lather Up! Our Guide to Good Hand-Washing Habits

Learn how to wash your hands (really) well and reduce your family's  risk of getting sick by 20 percent this fall. Soundtrack included.

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A Lighter Side for Labor Day: Greek-Yogurt Potato Salad

A Lighter Side for Labor Day: Greek-Yogurt Potato Salad

Whether you’re at the park, chilling lakeside, or hanging in your own backyard, no cookout is complete without a tasty tater side dish.

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Celebrate Our Differences! 3 Books that Teach Respect for All

Celebrate Our Differences! 3 Books that Teach Respect for All

Teaching respect for people who are different from us—whether in appearance, behavior, manner of speech, religion, or physical ability—begins early. It must.

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Hey, Check This Out! 7 Tips for Exploring the Library with Little People

Hey, Check This Out! 7 Tips for Exploring the Library with Little People

All hail libraries! A star librarian shares 7 great ideas for making the library your child’s very favorite place in the whole wide world.

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Dramatic Play: Turn Your Living Room into a Prehistoric Paradise for Your Little Dinosaur

Dramatic Play: Turn Your Living Room into a Prehistoric Paradise for Your Little Dinosaur

A few houseplants, a DIY dino costume, and some imagination is all it takes to transform your living room into a land before time.

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Making Readers, One Child at a Time

Making Readers, One Child at a Time

“I am being the change I wish to see in the lives of children,” says KinderCare Educator Alisha Jackson. With a Master's degree, a focus on literacy, and a lot of patience, she helps children find a love of books and reading.

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No Brush Required! Paint a Masterpiece with Mother Nature

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Underpants on His Head? Letting Your Child Dress Himself

Underpants on His Head? Letting Your Child Dress Himself

When it comes to fashion, let your toddler express himself (within reason of course).

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A Globe-Trotting Family Finds a Home

A Globe-Trotting Family Finds a Home

Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.


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Make Your Own Tropical Frozen Yogurt—Without a Machine!

Make Your Own Tropical Frozen Yogurt—Without a Machine!

Frozen fresh fruit, coconut-flavored yogurt, and honey combine for a delicious summer treat you can whip up in your blender. SWEET!

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How to Get Out the Door Without a Battle. (Yes, It Is Possible.)

How to Get Out the Door Without a Battle. (Yes, It Is Possible.)

Are your mornings calm...or crazy? Here are 6 positive-parenting strategies to help you put the "good" back in good morning.

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Searching for Child Care? 9 Essential Questions to Ask

Searching for Child Care? 9 Essential Questions to Ask

Looking for the perfect child care fit for your family? It’s a big decision—and these simple questions will help you make the right choice.

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No Pedals!? Teaching Your Kid to Ride a Bike the Modern Way

No Pedals!? Teaching Your Kid to Ride a Bike the Modern Way

With today's new balance bikes, even a 2-year-old can get into the saddle and learn to ride. Experts from Isla Bikes and Spawn Cycles share the new way to get kids riding. (It's all about the balance.)

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Fresh Strawberry-Citrus Refrigerator Jam for the Kid-Grin Win

Fresh Strawberry-Citrus Refrigerator Jam for the Kid-Grin Win

You don't need to be a kitchen whiz to get your summer jam on! This super-easy toast topper can be made in a snap.


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So Long, Juice! Our Kids Know Why Apples Are Better

So Long, Juice! Our Kids Know Why Apples Are Better

What makes an apple better than apple juice? Our kids can tell you! Watch the video to find out more.

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Chill Out! Super-Easy Frozen Red, White, & Blueberry Shortcake

Chill Out! Super-Easy Frozen Red, White, & Blueberry Shortcake

Give your Independence Day celebration a refreshing grand finale with a tasty patriotic dessert. Happy July 4!

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Bed of Thrones: In a King-Sized Bed, Flailing Limbs STILL Find You

Bed of Thrones: In a King-Sized Bed, Flailing Limbs STILL Find You

Even a mattress the size of Kansas isn't big enough when your kid loves middle-of-the-night cuddles.

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Self-Esteem Builders: 14 Ways to Tell Your Kids How Much You Care

Self-Esteem Builders: 14 Ways to Tell Your Kids How Much You Care

Kind and loving words are critical to help children build self-esteem and confidence. Here are 14 simple ways to let your child know how special he really is!


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The Final Stretch: 5 Relaxing Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep

The Final Stretch: 5 Relaxing Yoga Poses to Help You Sleep

Quiet your mind, forget the day, and prepare for sleep with...yoga! These 5 relaxing poses will help you get the sleep you need.

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Stadium Smarts! 7 Activities to Keep 'em Happy for All 9 Innings

Stadium Smarts! 7 Activities to Keep 'em Happy for All 9 Innings

Taking your kids to a baseball game? We’ve got 7 entertaining ideas to keep the ballpark boredom at bay long past the seventh-inning stretch!

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The Destroyer: 8 Ways to Help Kids Express Big Feelings in a Better Way

The Destroyer: 8 Ways to Help Kids Express Big Feelings in a Better Way

Chucking books, ripping up artwork, generally destroying stuff: Have a little destructosaur? Here's how to understand this common behavior—and help him move through it.

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Get Your Grill On: Delicious Kid-Approved Burgers

Get Your Grill On: Delicious Kid-Approved Burgers

This totally delicious burger recipe isn't for patty purists, but we promise it’ll delight your whole crew.

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Good Snacking: Healthy Hummus Is a Hit at KinderCare

Good Snacking: Healthy Hummus Is a Hit at KinderCare

See how KinderCare develops healthy eating for life by introducing different flavors and textures in our meals.

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Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Prints

Mini Master Class: Potato-Stamp Art Inspired by Japanese Prints

Can 4-year-olds learn from fine art? Absolutely! This easy art activity for Pre-K kids let's them explore the sea and sky. (The secret is in the potatoes.)

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Classic Deviled Eggs + 10 Easy Ways to Make ’em Gourmet

Classic Deviled Eggs + 10 Easy Ways to Make ’em Gourmet

Spiked with briny beets, studded with black-eyed peas, or whipped up just like Grandma always made, these delish deviled eggs recipes are the hit of the picnic.

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It's You Time! 8 Great Yoga Apps to Get in Your Oms at Home

It's You Time! 8 Great Yoga Apps to Get in Your Oms at Home

Too busy to make it to the studio? We know how that goes! These 8 yoga apps and videos will help you do your downward dogs on your own schedule.

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“Help, I’m Lost!” How to Teach Your Child What to Do If He’s Lost

“Help, I’m Lost!” How to Teach Your Child What to Do If He’s Lost

Summer is the season for getting out and about—which means its a great time to teach your young children what to do if they become lost. Here's how.

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