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60 Acts of Kindness for Kids to Do to Make the World a Better Place

Kids may be little, but they can make a big difference in the world by performing these simple acts of kindness.

36 of the Best Kids’ Christmas Movies on Netflix

The holiday season is the perfect time for a family movie night with these kids' Christmas movies on Netflix!


28 Christmas Movies on Disney+ the Whole Family Will Enjoy

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25 Gifts for Tween Boys That Are Cool and Unusual

Having a hard time finding the perfect present for the tween boy in your life? We’re about to make your...


I’ve Been to Every Disney Park in the World—And These Are My Favorites

Get the insider scoop on Disney parks around the globe from an expert who's visited them all.

The Best Affordable Laptops for Back-to-School

These budget-friendly laptops are perfect for students and casual web surfers. You're welcome!


The Most Stylish and Fun Backpacks for School and Work

Zappos has the best selection of backpacks to tote your gear to work and school. Here are our favorites, from...

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40 Back to School Memes That’ll Crack You Up

Whether you're a longtime parent or brand new teacher, you'll be cackling at these memes before the big day.


The 25 Best Outdoor Games to Keep Kids Entertained All Summer

Outdoor games provide children with valuable learning experiences, social interaction, exercise, and, oh, a ton of fun!


Mitch Albom on What It Means to Be a Real Father to a Special Orphan

What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches ­­bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.


14 Kiddie Pools to Keep Children, Dogs, and Adults Cool This Summer

Who says kiddie pools are just for kids? These backyard must-haves are perfect for anyone who needs a break from...

15 Memorial Day Activities for the Whole Family

There are lots of great ways to celebrate Memorial Day, even now when we're still trying to keep our distance...



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21 of the Best Scavenger Hunt Riddles for Kids

Keep your kids (or fellow grown-ups!) occupied for hours with these scavenger hunt riddles that you can place all around...


The Problem with Birthday Balloons No One Talks About

If you think that balloons are just a bit of harmless fun, think again. Find out the serious risks they...


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How Hackers Could Use Virtual Schooling to Steal Your Information

Are you doing everything you can to keep your family safe during the pandemic? If you’re not taking proactive measures...

11 Old-School Classroom Items Everyone Forgets

When's the last time you saw an overhead projector? Take a trip down memory lane with these old-school school items.


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10 Best Face Masks for Teachers on Amazon

Keep students, faculty, and staff safe during back-to-school season with these best face masks for teachers for coronavirus protection on...


I’m a Teacher Who’s Back at School—Here’s What What’s Worrying Me the Most

Between worrying about her students' mental health, her own physical health, and lack of community support, there's a lot keeping...


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....


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12 Homeschooling Cartoons Every Parent Will Relate to Right Now

A lot of parents around the world had to learn how to become teachers overnight. Sometimes, the only way to...


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What I Wish I Had Known Before Taking My Kids to an Amusement Park During a Pandemic

Here's what happened when my two kids and I met my mom at the amusement park.


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14 Things to Do Now to Prepare for Back to School

Whether the kids will be distance learning or in-person learning this school year, here are 14 back-to-school transition tips you...


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How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

It can feel overwhelming to answer your kids' questions about coronavirus when you're not even sure yourself. Our experts offer...

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What My Students Taught Me About Implicit Bias (Including My Own)

We all have implicit bias. My students awakened me to my own.


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I’m a Teacher—Here’s What I Really Want You to Know About Remote Learning

One elementary school teacher explains why she thinks it’s essential for kids to head back to the classroom this fall,...


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Back-to-School Shopping in 2020: How to Save Amid Uncertainty

Finally, some good news about the upcoming school year: You don’t have to spend a fortune to get everything your...


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Back to School 2020: Navigating the New Normal

Parents, teachers, and school districts are grappling with the risks of various learning scenarios. Here are some things to think...


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12 Tech Tools Kids Can’t Learn Without This Fall

Tech and education experts share the tools and must-have gear that will help kids thrive in the coming school year.