Education

The education your child receives will set the groundwork for future successes. No matter his age -- from kindergarten to high school -- we have all the advice and information you need on reaching potential in reading, writing, math, and more.

13 Sneaky Ways to Keep Your Kids Learning This Summer (Straight from a Homeschooling Mom)

Learn the stealthy ways a homeschooling mom keeps her kids "accidentally" learning all summer long.

8 Fun STEM Crafts for Kids

Forget those problem sets! Get your kids psyched about STEM with interactive toys they can make at home. They'll be amazed to see science, technology, engineering, and math in action in a setting that feels nothing like school. Get templates and instructions at familyfunmag.com/printables.

8 Fun First-Day-of-School Traditions

Whether your child is proudly entering kindergarten or a seasoned school vet with a couple of years under her tiny belt, celebrate the first day school by adding one of these fun traditions to her routine. We give them an A+!

6 Specialty Museums Kids (and Grown-Ups!) Will Love

Specialty museums are passionate places curated by passionate people. Never content to just show you a bunch of cool stuff, they go deep, with mind-boggling expertise and contagious enthusiasm. Even if you're just a mildly curious family zipping through town, each of these spots is worth the trip.

How to Make a Terrarium

This easy terrarium shows kids the water cycle in action.

Fun Summer Reads for Fifth and Sixth Graders

What can compete with texts, Minecraft, and listening to Taylor Swift? These books can.

10 Great Math Apps for Kids

These fun apps will reinforce basic arithmetic concepts and spark a love for learning math.

What Being a Dad for A Day Taught My Son

What did my son learn by taking care of a fake baby for 24 hours? Parenthood is nonstop (and kind of fun).

Could Playing With Siblings Make Kids Better at Math?

A new study finds that when children teach each other math concepts while playing, it helps them better understand their math lessons at school.

We Need More Physical Education in Schools

Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it's so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school. Support this issue in your community by sharing this video with your child's teachers, school board members and administrators.

Back to School: Dealing With Meanness and Bullying

Kids can be bullies. Share these strategies to help your child deal with mean kids.

Fun Summer Reads for First and Second Graders

Even when school's out, books are still in. These titles will keep soon-to-be first- and second-graders entertained on road trips, rainy days, and whenever else they can crack open a chapter.

Science Fun: 6 Everyday Science Experiments

Kids are born researchers. (Yours have probably asked "why" 14 times already today!) Entertain them and illustrate basic scientific concepts with five easy experiments -- no Ph.D. required.

Printable Math and Measurements Worksheets

Once your child enters first and second grade, reinforce basic arithmetic, counting, and measurement skills.

How to Create a Homework HQ

Design a space that works well for schoolwork and keeps your kid on track all year.

The Best Homeschooling Resources Online

Whether you've made the decision to homeschool or you're still considering the option, here are resources to offer help and guidance.

Age-by-Age Guide to Reading to Your Baby

Get your child to fall in love with reading at an early age.

Creative Ways to Thank Your Child's Teacher

With summer near, it's natural to reflect on all the amazing things your child's teacher did over the year. So how do you actually show how much that means to you? Check out this list of what teachers really want!

Your Kid Will Learn in Kindergarten

The early school years are full of excitement and growth -- and new academic expectations. Find out what skills you can expect your child to master in kindergarten, and how to help your child develop them outside the classroom.

Pharrell Singing About Books With Elmo and Cookie Monster Will Make Your Day

Get ready to have this catchy tune stuck in your head the rest of the day.

Back to School: Handling Worries

Heading back to school? Follow these four tips to help your child cope with school anxiety.

3 Things to Raise a Successful Student

If anyone knows how to raise an academically successful student, it's a teacher. Watch as educational experts share 3 things that can help your kid be a star at school.

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