New Kids' Music: The Indie Scene Goes Preschool

With every passing day, the line between the kids' music scene and the indie music scene blurs a bit more. If you don't have indie artists recording...Indie rock tunes for kids? The morning carpool just got cool.

New Kinnect Games System: 10 Best (and Worst) Things About It

Clear the living room: It's video game time! Credit: Microsoft.
1. No controllers! In case you haven't seen the ads filled with...
Can a video game actually make you a better dancer?

Katherine Ellison, Author of 'Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention,' Understands Distraction

Katherine Ellison deals with ADHD in many different ways. Credit: Nick Rozsa
You don't have to have Attention Deficit Disorder to get a lot out...
Ellison makes a point in her book that our entire society -- this writer included -- is growing increasingly prone to distraction.

The Many Faces of Children's Author Rosemary Wells

If you have children, chances are you've read a book by Rosemary Wells. The incredibly prolific author (her name appears on more than 60 books) is...The prolific author has been especially busy these past couple of months, during which we've seen the release of three very different Wells books -- each for a very different audience.

Opinion: Don't Let Picture Books Die!

Dear parents: Illustrations don't make your kids dumb. Illustration by Christopher Healy
Apparently kids aren't reading picture books...
Dear parents: Illustrations don't make your kids dumb.

KidPop News: The Hub Kills Off Discovery Kids

New children's cable network, The Hub, has sent Discovery Kids to an early grave. Illustration: Christopher Healy
DISCOVERY KIDS...
The Hub is a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Hasbro -- yes, the toy company. As you might imagine, the Hasbro connection doesn't sit well with some folks.

Scary, But Not Too Scary: Halloween Entertainment for Kids

Everyone likes to be scared on Halloween. But for a lot of little kids, "scary" means skeleton-in-a-top-hat, not "Saw 3D." Keeping that in mind, here...Get in the spirit with a few Halloween entertainment choices for nightmare-prone kids who still appreciate a good spooky shiver.

Lemony Snicket Gets Persnickety With P'Dish

Lemony Snicket: Not a lover of the paparazzi. Credit: Meredith Heuer
Today marks the launch of "13 Words," the newest book by Lemony Snicket,...
ParentDish caught up with Lemony Snicket to discuss his new book and the surprising reason why he's writing for a younger audience.

From Hip-Hop to Zydeco: A World of Difference in Kid's Music

Whatever genre you want, you can find it in children's music. Illustration: Christopher Healy
Once upon a time, children's music was nothing...
Nowadays, it's hard to find a genre that the family music scene hasn't touched upon, so your child's musical education can be as widely varied as you like.

Justin Bieber Guests on CSI: America's Young Girls Scream (But Maybe Not in a Good Way)

Teen idol Justin Bieber gets scary in a whole new way. Illustration: Christopher Healy
America's most popular show about collecting bodily fluid...
No, you weren't having a nightmare, you really did see Justin Bieber on CSI last night. Trying to up your ratings via 9-year-olds, CSI?

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