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Parents are buying their kids all the wrong toys

The highlight of my son’s speech therapy was always the bag of toys. Years ago, when he was a toddler and the therapist came to our house, he’d wait patiently as she took out one toy at a time and used each to help build language skills. Anxious to boost his progress, I watched her work and wrote …

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The 25 best things about Christmas from your childhood

LET’S BE HONEST: Christmas was way better when you were a kid. You could eat all the food without caring about weight gain, you hadn’t yet learned to …

gift guides: kids 5 and up

When I first started the annual Gift Guides, with a young baby at home, I found this gift guide to be the toughest. But over the years I’ve realized …

How-To: Fleece Superhero Poncho Cape

Filth Wizardry shares how she made these fun fleece superhero poncho capes for her daughters for Christmas. They give the feeling of a cape and the warmth and functionality of a poncho. Brilliant!

Penguin Pull Along Bag

Penguin Pull Along Bag<p>Are you looking for the perfect holiday travel bag for your traveling tot? Get them the Penguin Pull Along Bag from the …

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19 Easy And Adorable Animal Snacks To Make With Kids

Babysitters and parental units, meet your new secret snack weapon.<p>Thanks to <i>Canadian Family</i> columnist Jill Dubien for lots of these cute ideas.

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14 Easy Ways to Make Your Backyard More Fun

Encourage your kids to explore, build, create, or just relax in the outdoors with these fun, creative, and inspiring ideas for your lawn.<p>Inspire imaginative play with these no-sew theater curtains. You’ll need 6 yards of red burlap, a clothesline, and clip-on curtain rings. Cut fabric into two …

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5 Childhood Moments Worth Capturing

There are certain moments in our children’s everyday that we might overlook when it comes to photographing them. It’s easy to pull out the camera for …

Tech Tuesday: Use an app to save kid art

Shares 58<p>My kindergartner is the most prolific artist in the house. Allow me to present to you five from his recent series of monsters and beasts …

Top 5 Nature Crafts For Kids

We love exploring nature and we love crafting, too — so, for today’s Friday 5, we’re showcasing our 5 favorite crafts made with found materials! Turn …

Custom Artwork Keychain - Handwriting Keychain - Kid's Art Display - Child's Artwork - Teacher Gift - Father's Day - Mother's Day

Feature your child's masterpiece or precious little handwriting preserved in a lasting key chain you can carry with you everywhere you go. A wonderful way to memorialize a loved one lost too soon or to capture a moment in time with your little one's artwork or handwriting. Can be made with ANY …

Vintage Revivals

You.Guys. As I was writing the tutorial for the Outdoor Summer Reading nook/Playhouse post I was HORRIFIED at the pictures that I had taken. I guess …

Canvas Silhouette Updates

Remember those canvas silhouettes of my kids I made last year? The plan was to update them once a year to keep track of how the kids are changing. I …

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DIY: Toddler Art Dishware

Need a unique gift? Have a few dollars, a few minutes, and a tiny artist in residence? How about creating a useful, lasting piece of art? Jude made …

DIY Treehouse Bed Takes Dreaming to New Heights

Treehouses of any kind infuse a sense of wonder into kid’s and adults alike, so when Juli, the blogger mom behind The Slow Life, saw pictures of a …

DIY Giant Lawn Matching Game + Free Printable Stencils

I was <i>obsessed</i> with matching games as a kid. They were one of my favorite activities and I played them for <i>hours</i>. So when Jeff told me that he was …

DIY: Magnetic Frames Inspiration Board

Looking through the flickr group, Inspiration Boards, I was inspired by kitty80's board, which she created by painting her walls with magnetic paint …

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A Japanese Dad’s Imaginative Conceptual Portraits of His 4-Year-Old Daughter

Japanese photographer Nagano Toyokazu is a dad much like all dads in that he loves his daughters, Miu and Kanna. Unlike most, however, he’s managed …

How to Photograph Kids

<b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially when traveling — can be …

Where Do the Words “Mom” and “Dad” Come From?

Reader Jack writes in to say, “I can’t for the life of me figure out where the term ‘Dad’ or its similar cousins like ‘Daddy’ or ‘Dada’ come from. …

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The Trick That Keeps My Kids Away From TV

In our house, we barely have time to breathe, let alone watch hours upon hours of TV. My children, Catcher and Louisiana, love them some TV. They are especially prone to crappy (but harmless) Disney shows and "smart shows," a.k.a. nature/history/documentaries. If I let them, they would have spent …

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12 Simple Activities for Traveling with Kids

We are well into the summer season, and in comes traveling with kids. My kids are out of school and it’s time to take a few trips. Whether it’s a …

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Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a kid? It was like being a pirate on a treasure hunt, but instead of discovering unexplored land we were glancing into a world of brilliant beauty.<p>Most of the supplies needed for this great project can be found in your home — some of them are even …

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<i>Wooden you like to learn something new? In this week’s How-Tuesday post, Australian designer Beci Orpin shares a tutorial from her bright colorful new book,</i> Find & Keep: 26 Projects to Spark the Imagination. <i>Read on for her creative tips on making painted wooden blocks full of personality to use as</i> …