Gear Guides: Big Kids


Watch Your Language: Young Children Unprepared for 'Snark' Attack

Little kids are just so ... literal. Credit: Getty Images
A Republican walks into a bar in Idaho with a frog on his head. Bartender says, "Where'd...
Children can't take sarcasm because they're too little. What's your excuse?

Halloween Crafts: Gruesome Gourd Creatures

Need some Halloween crafts? Scare Halloween revelers with wacky gourd creatures like this creeping critter. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Tired of the s...
Gourds get the ghoul treatment for an easy Halloween craft for kids.

You Can Insure Just Your Child ... for a Price

Sorry, kid, no individual insurance policy for you. Credit: Getty Images
Slowly, the man in the pinstripe suit raised the corners of his mouth in ...
Obama administration strike what some call a Faustian bargain with insurance companies, because the devil's in the details.

School Cafeterias to Try Psychology in Lunch Line

The U.S. government is trying new approaches to get kids to choose healthier foods. Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP
Hide the chocolate milk behind the pl...
The government is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to find ways to use psychology to improve kids' use of the federal school lunch program and fight childhood obesity.

Giveaway: Dance Star Mickey

Mickey Mouse can dance! Credit: Fisher-Price
Our favorite mouse is back and has his dancing shoes on. Just press on his foot and the new Dance ...
We are giving away the new Dance Star Mickey!

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.

Mad Scientists Launch Plot to Get Kids to Eat More Lima Beans

But lima beans taste just like candy! OK, they don't. Credit: Getty Images
Lima beans? Seriously? Blecch! Sorry kids, but a group of scienti...
Research indicates kids are not getting enough iron from foods they hate to eat.
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My American Girl Dolls Let Your Child Personalize and Play Online

Customize your My American Girl by choosing her hair and eye color and much more. Credit:
"Mom, when can I get an American Girl d...
What a doll! My American Girl line lets girls personalize their mini me's.


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