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Kids Can Help Create Your Family Tree

Let the kids help create your family tree project. Credit: joebeone, Flickr Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a...Kids, by nature, are an inquisitive bunch. So, what better way to indulge their curiosity and teach them about your family history than by getting them involved in a family tree project?

Avoid the Summer Learning Slide With Educational Activities That are Actually Fun

Even during the jam-packed summer months, be sure to keep up with reading and other educational activities. Credit: Getty
Three months of swimming, sleeping late and watching a heck of a lot of TV can undo nine months of learning. In fact,...

How Many Extracurricular Activities Are Too Many?

Ballet, tennis, Mandarin, pottery ... where do you draw the line? Credit: Getty Images
You daughter has Little League, your son has band practice and you have a doctor's appointment. All at the same time. In three different towns. What's an...

Keep Your Kids Active During March Break

Dear Reggie, I have three kids between the ages of nine and 13 starting March Break very soon. Most of their physical activity is completed during school recess, walking to and from school and the occasional playtime outdoors. They are a little shy...

Snow Day! 15 Fun Activities to Entertain When Class is Canceled

Plan fun activities to make the most of a snow day. Credit: MGShelton, Flickr
Snow days are a cause of celebration for kids, but can pose problems for parents. There's no need to worry: When classes are canceled, a little creativity and smart...

Rainy day fun

April showers bring May flowers, it must be true or people would stop sing-songing it, already. In many parts of the world, April is mushy, damp, and grey. The silver lining, of course, is the plethora of shooting buds, pink cherry blossom promise...

Cardboard: not just for boxes anymore

Oh, how I loved to build forts when I was a child. What kid doesn't like to transform unsuspecting options into pint-sized caves and tunnels. I was a bit of a nerd, so I would often sit in my creations with books and a flashlight, reading in the...

Crafty fun

I am not crafty. My art skills are limited to slightly discombobulated stick men and I still can't negotiate the ridiculous left handed scissors, so I can't cut in a straight line. I am hoping that Nolan is sporty and not crafty, and if he is crafty,...

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