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Creative Summer Games: How Kids Can Entertain Themselves

Most kids count down the days until summer vacation in anticipation of three months of carefree fun. But it doesn't take long for parents to realize there are only so many hours of the day they can spend at the pool. You see, summer also is a...Dr. Michelle Borba, author of "The Big Book of Parenting Solutions" lends some tips to help kids learn how to entertain themselves when they whine about having nothing to do.

RoadTrip Travel Game

What would summer be without a family road trip? And, yes, while we fully expect some serious whining to occur ("Are we there yet? Are we there yet?"), packing along a fun game can help pass the time -- and miles -- with ease. RoadTrip from...Pass the miles quickly with this fun travel game.

All-Surface Swingball X-Base

Swingball will keep kids busy for hours. Credit: Toysrus.com Looking for a way to entertain the kids this summer that doesn't involve putting the DVD player on repeat, passing out video game controls or sticking them in front of the TV...Get the kids outside with this tetherball-like game

Oh, Really! Game

You prefer makeup over memory? Oh, really! Credit: Amazon Kids are just bursting with opinions. So, as you might imagine, letting them share their true feelings can lead to some pretty fun -- and surprising -- family time. Oh,...Rank what's most important in this lively board game.

12 Kids Party Tips From a Celebrity Event Planner

Party City's punky princess party calls for balloons, funky hats and tutus everywhere! Credit: Party City Never ones to turn down a great party, ParentDish was all too happy to take party specialty retailer Party City up on its offer...Party City's planning tips will turn your event into something extra special.

Reviews: What's New This Week

Here is a look at what's new this week in family entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. In Theaters Now: Date Night A long-married couple spend an improbable...

Reviews: What's New This Week

Welcome to the weekend! Here is a roundup of what's new in entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. On DVD Feeling out of place and unappreciated by his pals, Tigger...

Weekend Fun and Games

Welcome to the weekend! If you are still looking for something to do, check out this rundown of what's new in entertainment as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. Click on the links to read the reviews in full. At the Movies...

Weekend Fun and Games

The weekend is upon us and it is time to make some plans. Here is a look at what's new in the world of kid's entertainment this weekend as adapted from reviews and ratings by Common Sense Media. At the Movies In Phoebe in Wonderland, a defiant...

Daily Dish - Rush Hour

Encourage kids' problem solving skills with a 3-D puzzle game...

The trouble with Trouble

Friday night we needed to spend some family time so we decided to play a few games together, Madison chose Trouble. We played Trouble from 7:30 Friday night until 4 o'clock this morning. We played so long when the game finally ended Madison, my...

Do you let your kids win at board games?

I will never forget the day I beat a five-year-old at Chutes and Ladders. I'd been babysitting for a family and the youngest daughter and I were playing the game. We played so many times I wanted to plunge myself out the little girl's second story...

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