Intellectual Development

What do you need to know about your kid's intellectual development? Here's everything you need to know to understand where his cognitive abilities are and how they are developing.

Why? 9 Common Questions Kids Ask and How to Answer

Children love to ask why -- but you may not always have the answers. We consulted the experts to get smart responses for some common stumpers.

How to Improve Attention Spans

If you're saying, "Focus!" more than usual, read on for creative and constructive ways to increase your kid's attention.

6 Benefits of Music Lessons

Learning to play an instrument can help your child fine-tune her ear and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction.

Improve Memory Skills

Between reading, writing, math, social studies, and science, there's a lot of material for your child to know. Here's how to help him absorb it all.

Mom Hilariously Documents Her Kids' Many (Many!) Questions

Chances are, you've been asked these questions too (but hopefully after you've had your morning coffee).

Learning to Tell Time

Teaching your child about hours and minutes doesn't have to be a chore. Make learning to tell time more fun with these simple steps.

10 Best Apps for Kids With Autism

A mom who has a son with autism tells about the mobile apps that have helped him and other children with autism.

Fine Print: Solutions to Handwriting Woes

If your kid hasn't mastered the basics of writing -- like letter formation, pencil grip, spelling, or spacing between words -- there's likely no need to worry just yet. Handwriting is a difficult skill and requires a healthy dose of practice. Experts explain how you can help him with his penmanship.

Bored to Cheers: How to Keep the Kids Entertained

Creativity thrives when kids complain they have nothing to do. Imagine that!

Choice Careers: Top Jobs in 2025

The future global economy may be hard to predict, but we've got a pretty good idea that your kids will be vying for jobs like these.

Kids' Concussions May Impair Brain Function Years Later

We already know a concussion can be serious, but now new research suggests the effects can be very long term in nature, especially for younger kids.

8 Answers to Kids' Toughest Body Questions

Why do boys have nipples? What is snot for? We answer these and six more of your kid's toughest body questions.

Big Draw: Art Lessons for Kids at Home

Your kid may not be spending as much time doing artwork in kindergarten or first grade, so brush up on how to inspire her after school.

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity

Kids naturally love to scribble, dance, and sing. We'll show you how to nurture that creativity to help your child learn more at every age.

7 Ways to Establish Good Homework Habits

Help your child get the most out of homework assignments with these tips.

The Brainy Benefits of Chess

How this classic game of strategy makes kids smarter.

12 Strategies to Memorize Facts for School

Study up on these fun rhymes, acronyms, and other teacher-approved tricks to help your child learn the facts he'll need for class this year.

Help Your Child Overcome Public Speaking Fears

With a little practice, your kid can conquer stage fright.

15+ Ways to Boost School Success

Whether your child is starting preschool or third grade, these little strategies can make a huge difference.

Starting a Collection: What Kids Learn

You may want to get rid of all those plastic dinosaurs or dirty rocks, but your child's treasure trove has real value.

4 Ways to Boost Your Child's Confidence

Children will often feel outdone by their friends and classmates. However, you can bolster your child's confidence with these focus-changing strategies.

Thrive in 2025: The Case Against Coed

Do boys and girls learn better apart than they do together? An increasing number of public-school administrators think so.

Global Lessons: Education Ideas from Around the World

What can we learn from other countries about preparing young kids for the future? Plenty. Take an international tour to see how top educational systems help their students excel.

Raise a Kid Who Loves to Travel

The benefits of travel are countless -- breathtaking landscapes, savory flavors, eye-opening experiences, and tightened family bonds, to name a few. As a parent, it's easy to cultivate a passion for travel in your children. Chart your path by starting with these five steps.