New iPad App Lets Parents Read Stories to Kids From Afar

The new bedtime story reader? Credit: Getty Images Once upon a time, long before computer games and DVDs, reading a story at bedtime was a treasured ritual for parents and their little ones. This snuggle time with Mom and Dad gave kids...Can't tuck Junior in? Have him snuggle up to an iPad.

The Five Most Overused Children's Book Plots

Haven't you told me this story before? Credit: Corbis
We all know how a preschooler's capacity for repetition can make bedtime reading a mind-numbing experience for parents. Even good books can devolve into nothing more than well-illustrated tran...

The 10 Best New Picture Books for Spring

Every season brings bright new picture books, and Cabin Fever has the great pleasure of choosing from among the riches the very best. With help from my personal focus group of readers (and pre-readers), here's what made our shortlist of top new pictu...

Weekend Fun and Games

Happy Friday! If you are still up in the air as to how to spend your weekend, here are some suggestions as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. At the Movies Adventureland is a lo...

Reading to Your Kids is a Crime

Do you read your kids a story before bed? The National Children's Reading Foundation recommends that you spend twenty minutes each day reading out loud to your kids. The problem is, if you follow the NCRF recommendation, you'll be committing a crime....

New Year's Resolutions, Bedtime Stories, and Ingo Rademacher - Links we Love

If your New Year's resolutions include cutting costs this year, here's how to save $100 a month ... painlessly. -- AlphaMom Speaking of saving money -- Here's Kate Gosselin talking about how she juggles the family budget. -- AlphaMom On the oth...

Bedtime routines - What's yours?

Kids across the nation should all finally be back-to-school, which means parents across the nation are trying to adjust to a sometimes radical new schedule. Sleep, especially when there isn't enough of it, is on everyone's minds. Most adults need a s...

Are imaginary stories bad for children?

During my custody trial, one of the things I was questioned and criticized about was a bedtime ritual I had with my son that I had written about on my blog. I tried to explain my beliefs about encouraging creativity, stimulating a child's imagination...

Girls just want to be scared

Lately, Ellie has become fascinated with all things scary. Whereas bedtime used to involve me telling her a happy story of my own childhood, she now demands something more frightening. If I can work in a little girl and a monster, even better. I quic...


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