Out and about with kids

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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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There She Goes Again! Tips for Keeping Your Little Runner Close

There She Goes Again! Tips for Keeping Your Little Runner Close

Got a kid who loves to bolt? We've got 4 common reasons why kids run—and positive parenting solutions that really get at the heart of the matter.

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Full Plate: 10 Restaurant Etiquette Tips When Dining with Kids

Full Plate: 10 Restaurant Etiquette Tips When Dining with Kids

"I know! Let's go out!" Heading to a restaurant with young children can put a lot on a parent's plate. When dining out, plan ahead, pack your patience, and teach your kids consideration for others.

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Cannonball! 11 Water-Safety Tips to Keep ‘Em Splashy and Happy

Cannonball! 11 Water-Safety Tips to Keep ‘Em Splashy and Happy

Summer's here! Here's what you need to know to keep your kids safe at the beach, the lake...or even in the back yard kiddie pool.

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Summer's Here! The Guide to Protecting Children's Sensitive Skin

Summer's Here! The Guide to Protecting Children's Sensitive Skin

Kid's skin is super-sensitive to summer sun: Here's what you need to know about sunscreen, clothing, and soothing sunburns.

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A, B, C, Weeee! Fun Activities to Help 4-Year-Olds Learn Their Letters

A, B, C, Weeee! Fun Activities to Help 4-Year-Olds Learn Their Letters

Want to help your child learn to read? These 3 super-fun activities inspired by KinderCare's summer programs will build your child's literacy skills one letter at a time.

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Summer Smarts! 10 Cool Learning Activities for Families On the Go

Summer Smarts! 10 Cool Learning Activities for Families On the Go

Just because it's summer doesn't mean the learning has to end. Whether you're at the beach, the ball park, or in your own backyard, here's how to keep up the good work while you're having a blast!

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Are We Too Clean? The Dirt on Dirt

Are We Too Clean? The Dirt on Dirt

Dirt sometimes gets a bad rap, but research is showing the benefits of dirt and outdoor play.

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Good Dog, Good Kid: Teaching Your Child Pet Safety

Good Dog, Good Kid: Teaching Your Child Pet Safety

Does your child love pups? Teach him how to safely greet the pets he meets!

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The Nature Cure! 5 Outdoors Activities for Kids

The Nature Cure! 5 Outdoors Activities for Kids

Need some fresh air? Your kids do too! Studies show that outdoor activity is great for kids. Here are 5 activities to help you get the most our of Mother Nature.

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