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

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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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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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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Keep Calm: 4 Easy Breathing Techniques to Help You Stay Centered

Keep Calm: 4 Easy Breathing Techniques to Help You Stay Centered

Feeling a little harried? Practicing breath work, even for a few minutes a day, has been proven to reduce stress. (Sounds good to us!)

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Construction Sites Rule! 5 Awesome Activities for Machine-Loving Tots

Construction Sites Rule! 5 Awesome Activities for Machine-Loving Tots

From finding shapes to naming machines to talking about the cool ways workers stay safe, constructions sites are a veritable learning lab for your budding builder

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Oh Honey! 5 Fresh Recipes to Sweeten Your Summer Menu

Oh Honey! 5 Fresh Recipes to Sweeten Your Summer Menu

Honey-glazed carrots, honey dressing, and honey-ricotta fondue, too. These five buzz-worthy recipes using nature's very best sweetener.

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So Your Kid Went Thermonuclear…

So Your Kid Went Thermonuclear…

When a previously angelic toddler suddenly goes off like a neutron bomb (in public!), how do you handle yourself?

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Brain-Building Activity #10: Pretend Play Sparks Your Child's Smarts

Brain-Building Activity #10: Pretend Play Sparks Your Child's Smarts

Kid, one day you could be a king! A rowdy game of animal charades helps your kiddo build communication skills and more.

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Family Read Aloud: 5 Great Books For Adventures in Reading

Family Read Aloud: 5 Great Books For Adventures in Reading

Dinos, dragons, and an incredible purple crayon: these books will capture her big, wild, wonderful imagination.

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Want to Light Up Your Baby's Brain? Talk, Coo, and Smile, Too.

Want to Light Up Your Baby's Brain? Talk, Coo, and Smile, Too.

Stimulate your baby's brain by asking questions and making faces. It's never too early to interact.

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Pretend Gun Play: Why Do Some Kids Love Games that Go Bang-Bang?

Pretend Gun Play: Why Do Some Kids Love Games that Go Bang-Bang?

Fascination with weapon play is normal for many children (boys especially), but it can also be really distressing for parents: Here's how to nurture the positive side of his good guy, bad guy world.

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So Cool! Healthier Popsicles for Hot Days

So Cool! Healthier Popsicles for Hot Days

"Can I have a popsicle, Mom?" With these healthy homemade versions, the answer can always be, "YES!"

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Little Monets in the Making: Painting the Great Outdoors

Little Monets in the Making: Painting the Great Outdoors

What can a 4-year-old learn from an Impressionist master? A lot. Set up an easel outside and let your budding artist paint the fleeting beauty of nature.


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Summer's Here! How to Make a Handy-Dandy-On-the-Go First Aid Kit

Summer's Here! How to Make a Handy-Dandy-On-the-Go First Aid Kit

Stubbed toes, scraped knees, bumps, bruises, and owies... be ready for anything this summer with your on-the-go first aid kit!

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We Believe...Every Child Deserves a Place to Learn & Grow with Love

We Believe...Every Child Deserves a Place to Learn & Grow with Love

Ensure your children become caring adults by teaching respect and empathy from a young age.

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Fresh & Fast: These Summer Roll Bowls Are Your Busy Weeknight Fix!

Fresh & Fast: These Summer Roll Bowls Are Your Busy Weeknight Fix!

It's choose your own dinner adventure with these Asian-inspired summer roll bowls! Even the littlest diners can choose their ingredients. (And yes, you can add all the hot sauce you want.)

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Brainy Baby Activity #1: Pick Up the Spoon... Again?!

Brainy Baby Activity #1: Pick Up the Spoon... Again?!

Go ahead, play along with your brilliant little baby—that little spoon-hurdler is busy discovering cause and effect.

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Let Her Play! Pretending Today Helps Kids Build Skills For Tomorrow

Let Her Play! Pretending Today Helps Kids Build Skills For Tomorrow

Dramatic play is a powerful way for young children to develop socially, emotionally, and cognitively.

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"I ONLY Want Mama!" The Straight Scoop on Parental Preference

"I ONLY Want Mama!" The Straight Scoop on Parental Preference

It's normal and it's nothing personal! Here's what's behind the whole parental preference phase—and 6 ways to handle it with grace.

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Fairy Gardens: How to Make a Wee World Full of DIY Magic

Fairy Gardens: How to Make a Wee World Full of DIY Magic

With a few fairy-sized accoutrements, your garden can become a place where your child's imagination can take wing. How to make the fairy garden of her dreams!

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Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Go Ahead, Color Outside the Lines. (KinderCare Kids Do It All the Time.)

Focusing on the process rather than the end result lets kids explore and create art in their own way.

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The Meyer Lemon: It's a Real Spring Zinger

The Meyer Lemon: It's a Real Spring Zinger

My, oh Meyer! This extra tart lemon is perfect for fresh lemonade and lip-smacking good in this recipe for lemon-and-tangerine olive oil cake. Sounds like a perfect brunch pairing!

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Secrets of a Park Ranger: 8 Ideas for Making Hikes With Tots a Heckuvalotta Fun

Secrets of a Park Ranger: 8 Ideas for Making Hikes With Tots a Heckuvalotta Fun

Since 1987, Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Caryn Davidson has been leading hikes for kids. Here are 8 of her best ideas for keeping kids happy while hiking. (Yes, it can be done!)

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All About Drool and Babies: The Drippy, Droppy Facts

All About Drool and Babies: The Drippy, Droppy Facts

Some babies don't drip a drop, while others go through eight bibs a day: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about baby drool, but never thought to ask.


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No One Is the Same. (Hooray!) How to Talk with Kids About Differences

No One Is the Same. (Hooray!) How to Talk with Kids About Differences

Children notice everything, and often questions follow. Learn positive ways to talk about how we're all different.

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6 Books That Teach Children About Feelings

6 Books That Teach Children 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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Einstein Was a Kid Once, Too!

Einstein Was a Kid Once, Too!

Science activities encourage scientific thinking and allow children to predict, explore, test ideas, and draw conclusions.

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Road Trip! It Was the Family Van of My Dreams... Well, sort of.

Road Trip! It Was the Family Van of My Dreams... Well, sort of.

I imagined the three of us traveling the highways and byways in a glistening silver Airstream. For now, a 1978 Dodge TransVan would have to do.


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6 Simple Home Practices to Keep Kids Out of the Medicine Cabinet

6 Simple Home Practices to Keep Kids Out of the Medicine Cabinet

70,000 ER visits a year?! Because you didn’t store your medications away? It’s true! Moms, dads, grandparents, too: Implement these tips in your home today. (They’re really easy to do.)


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9 Positive Parenting Strategies to Nix the Whining for Good

9 Positive Parenting Strategies to Nix the Whining for Good

The sing-songy pleas of a whining child has all the pleasantness of nails scraping a chalkboard. These 9 positive strategies will help you minimize whining before it becomes a habit.

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Move Over White Rice: Quinoa's in the House!

Move Over White Rice: Quinoa's in the House!

Move over white rice, these de-lish grains are in the station. (And it’s crazy good for growing bodies, too!)

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Babble With Your Baby! Those Adorable Coos Are the Start of Language

Babble With Your Baby! Those Adorable Coos Are the Start of Language

Babble with your baby now to keep her excited about talking in the months ahead.

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Go Ahead, Let Your Baby Make a Mess. (It's Good for Her Brain!)

Go Ahead, Let Your Baby Make a Mess. (It's Good for Her Brain!)

Touching and experiencing a wide variety of textures is important for babies' brain development.

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The New Breakfast of Champions: Tacos

The New Breakfast of Champions: Tacos

Scrambled eggs, cheesy goodness, fresh veggies, even fruits: There's no wrong way to top your tortilla.

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All Aboard! How to Take a Train Trip Right in Your Living Room

All Aboard! How to Take a Train Trip Right in Your Living Room

All you need is some chairs, tickets, and a few pieces of luggage to chugga-chugga-choo-choo your way through this delightful dramatic play activity. Bonus points for a conductor’s hat.

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Exploding Volcano Activity: Get Your Little Scientist Thinking Big

Exploding Volcano Activity: Get Your Little Scientist Thinking Big

Get the recipe for this classic science experiment and try it at home.

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Make These, Because They Are…Crazy Good! Buttermilk Biscuits

Make These, Because They Are…Crazy Good! Buttermilk Biscuits

The only biscuit recipe you’ll ever need. Try it now. Right now.

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This Is Just a Drill: An Emergency Preparedness Primer for Families

This Is Just a Drill: An Emergency Preparedness Primer for Families

When you’re prepared, it’s easier to stay calm, cool, and collected—exactly what your child will need to weather any storm (or tornado or flood).

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