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The 10 Best Board Games for Toddlers

There's no more engaging entertainment than a board game. Here's how to let your toddler in on the fun.<p>By<p>Feb 09 2018, 2:03 PM<p>Toddlers are notoriously …

Kids

11 Things Every Parent Should Know About Kids and Sleep

Turns out, those Zzs are super important.<p>Experts Do Offer Recommendations for How Much Sleep Kids Should Get<p>And that number changes as they get …

Husband Illustrates Everyday Life With His Wife, Proves Love Is In The Little Things

Pascal Campion is a French-American artist based in Burbank, California who creates heartwarming and soulful illustrations about every day …

Inspiration

How to Raise Happy Kids

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p><i>…</i><b>the well-being of</b> …

Happiness

15 great gifts for young kids that don't flash or make noise

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Over the past few decades, more and more toys made for young children have incorporated flashing lights, sound effects, speech, and …

Kids

What to Say Instead of "What Is It?" When Kids Show You Their Artwork

When little kids create a work of art—say, a drawing or painting or pipe cleaner sculpture—adults typically respond in two different ways. There’s …

Connections Education is Hiring Nearly 250 Work-from-Home Employees with Full Benefits

Connections Education understands the importance of being able to work remotely. The online education company provides students across the country …

A lot of our ideas about bilingual children are total myths

“What’s that music?” my three-year-old asked as we listened to a song in a foreign language last December.<p>Could my toddler be showing an interest in her Russian heritage? Maybe this would be a chance to tell her about the revered winter holidays of my childhood in St. Petersburg, Russia—calling up …

Language Learning

Want to Raise Healthy, Happy Kids? Science Says Stop This Dangerous Habit Right Now

The technology has spread so fast that we're not prepared to deal with it.<p>Parents want the best for their children. Yet, most of us are oblivious to a universal, looming hazard that is literally rewiring our kids' brains and putting them at risk.<p>The danger? It's our kids' constant use of mobile …

Mental Health

Don’t Buy My Kids More Toys. Try This Instead.

I got another call from a relative recently asking what toys my kids were into right now. I sat there silent for a minute, unable to respond. “My …

Chasing A Dream Built On Dairy, This Master Of Milk Came Home

Mike McCloskey, who runs one of the biggest dairy operations in America, is driving down a road in Puerto Rico in an unusually reflective mood.<p>"This is a full circle-type story, right?" he muses. "I was raised here, had such a fantastic childhood." He ticks off other way stations in his life: …

Agriculture

Marriage Isn't Over After Kids

Love is different when you are parents to small kids.<p>After the kids go to bed, it’s our only real time together.<p>We pry our own sleepy eyes open and hold hands while watching TV. We make love when we’re exhausted, because it’s our one chance.<p>He kisses me as he goes out the door to work every …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't)

Read to young children in this way, and they'll develop greater intellectual empathy -- and become more successful.<p>If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can …

Self-improvement

Let a new robotic ball play with your lonely pet when you aren't home

LAS VEGAS — Gosh!'s new easyPlay pet ball is either your dog's new best friend, or its greatest nightmare.<p>The easyPlay is a goofy little robotic ball …

Why The New Rules On Baby Sleep Safety Matter

<i>Written by Deena Blanchard MD, MPH.</i><p>I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, and we know we can take steps to keep our babies safe during their sleep. But one of my greatest fears as a mom is still sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. And while we've been talking about SIDS in …

What I learned about dating from my badass great-great grandmother’s diary

You would probably think that dating was simpler in the nineteenth century than it is in 2016. But then I found my great-great grandmother Anita’s …

31 vintage photos show what New York City looked like in the early 1940s

His archive has been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater, Indiana University, which has given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>These images give a glimpse into what everyday life in Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown was …

Manhattan

11 Must-Read Books For This October

It’s lit<p>It’s motherfucking gourd season, you guys, which means that the days are getting cooler and so there’s no better way to spend them than curled up with a good book. While we’ve already recommended a bunch of great books for you to read this autumn (including new-this-month selections like …

No grammar schools, lots of play: the secrets of Europe’s top education system

In Finland children don’t start school until they are seven, but what happens before that is even more important<p>It’s a warm September afternoon in the Kallio district of Helsinki. Out in the Franzenia daycare centre playground, groups of four- and five-year-olds roam contentedly. “Would you like an …

Want to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Children? A Child Development Expert Says Do These 5 Things

Because you can't start too early.<p>Learning to recognize and control our emotions is a life-long endeavor, one that can reap major rewards. For years, I've been a student of what many now refer to as emotional intelligence (also known as EI or EQ).<p>But as the father to two small children, I got to …

Zombies Make Hellish Travel Companions in the South Korean Horror Film Train to Busan

After breaking box-office records in South Korean, <i>Train to Busan</i>—in which a zombie virus rapidly begins spreading between passengers on a bullet …

Death on the Serpent River: How the Lost Girls of Panama Disappeared

The mysterious deaths of two young tourists in Panama puzzled examiners and shocked nations on both sides of the Atlantic; now secretly leaked …

Canadian Literature

A Deadly, Drug-Resistant Yeast Infection Is Spreading Around the World, It's Fine Guys

Me? I'm calm. I'm so calm!<p>Today, in news that <i>totally doesn't</i> terrify me or make me feel like the world is coming to a swift and silent end, it appears there is a potentially fatal, drug-resistant strain of yeast infection spreading through hospitals all over the world.<p>The Centers for Disease …

Microbiology

This teacher used apples to make a devastating point about bullying

LONDON — A teacher in Birmingham, UK, has used a simple, powerful trick to teach children about the grim effects of bullying.<p>Rosie Dutton tours …

Treadmill Walking Weight Loss Workout Plan

Use these workouts to walk off weight on the treadmill<p>Treadmill walking is a great way to burn extra calories each day to help you lose weight. Aim …

Eight Strange Doggy Bathroom Habits With Fascinating Explanations

<i>By Laura Caseley, writer at LittleThings</i><p>Loving dog owners, no doubt this has happened to you before: while on a walk, everything is totally normal -- until your dog starts doing something <i>very</i> strange...<p>Well, it might have been any <i>number</i> of strange things: maybe the dog shuffles around mid-deed, …

Teachers have to be therapist one moment, social worker the next

The former children’s mental health tsar on why schools have become the last line of support for vulnerable pupils<p>A teacher recently came to me with a dilemma: there was an epidemic of self-harm among her students. They were using razors to injure themselves in their boarding school dorms, so staff …

Walt Disney World Basically Just Opened a Theme Park for Food

Try eating your way through here in a day.<p>If you vacationed at Walt Disney World in the past few years, you probably wound up at Downtown Disney, …

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Parenting

My Kid's School Eliminated Recess And I'm Worried

Reader Angry Mom writes,<p>May I ask your opinion on public schools and the new common core regs? I recently started volunteering in my eight-year-old's class once a week. They do not do recess at all. If they get work done by a certain time they get a five-minute "brain break." This week the teacher …