Summer

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Kindergarten, Here We Come! What Kids Need to Be Ready

Kindergarten, Here We Come! What Kids Need to Be Ready

The first day of kindergarten is a huge milestone in a child’s education. Here's how to get them (and you) ready—socially, emotionally, and academically.

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You Really Can Pickle That! Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

You Really Can Pickle That! Quick and Easy Refrigerator Pickles

Peas, peaches, melons, and more! No fancy equipment needed for these simple pickling recipes.

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Hive a Good Time! A Summer Art Project For Kids

Hive a Good Time! A Summer Art Project For Kids

Bubble wrap becomes a sweet honey comb: Try this fun art activity with your busy little bee! It's a great craft for 3-year-olds and bigger kids, too.

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Keepin' It Cool: Summer Time Stove-Free Dinner Ideas

Keepin' It Cool: Summer Time Stove-Free Dinner Ideas

We've got cool recipes for fast family dinners — and you don't have to fire up a thing.

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Collect the Stories of Childhood: Summer Journal Project

Collect the Stories of Childhood: Summer Journal Project

Kids learn reading, writing and letters when they gather summer memories in their very own journal—and you can keep those memories forever!

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Kids Hydrated All Summer Long

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Your Kids Hydrated All Summer Long

It's time for fun in the sun—and it's important to keep kids hydrated. How much water is enough? Here are great ways to be sure kids get enough water to keep the fun going all day long.

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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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