Gadgets

Want to know about the latest tech gadgets for kids? Check out our gadget guide before buying your next tech toy or video game. Plus: How much technology is too much for kids? Hear what the pros think.

Google Just Introduced Family Link to Help Manage Your Kids' Digital Lives

I don't know about you, but my digital life is a mess. Google is attempting to fix that.

The Best Educational Apps for Kids

Your child's education doesn't have to stop after school. These games made for your iPhone, iPad, and Android will keep your youngster's mind active outside the classroom.

Best Apps for Preschoolers

There's an overwhelming number of paid apps for kids to choose from, but which ones are worth shelling out for? Here are some fun and educational apps for 3- to 4-year-olds that'll give you the best bang for your buck -- and you won't feel guilty about letting your kid use them.

A Guide to Parental Controls By Device

Learn how to manage parental controls on iPhones, Androids, gaming systems, and every device in between to ensure anything your kid gets her hands on is safe.

Parents Trying to Limit Kids' Screen Time Should Start With Their Own

The majority of parents spend more than nine hours a day looking at a screen (and that's not counting work hours!)--are you one of them?

Best Baby Apps

Got restless toddler syndrome? These apps will amuse and educate.

Best iPhone Apps for Babies and Toddlers

Check out these fun and kid-friendly iPhone applications to keep your tot busy and learning on the go.

Must-Have Apps for a Healthy Pregnancy

Now that you're pregnant, your health is doubly important -- you're taking care of two now. Keep safety rules straight, find ways to de-stress, choose the right foods to eat, learn safe workouts, and more with our favorite apps for a healthy pregnancy.

Best Apps for Dads-To-Be

From delivery room tips to easy recipes, here are 10 must-have apps for dads-to-be.

6 Instagram Influencer Moms Spill Their Secrets

Ever wonder how your favorite moms on Instagram make money? We talked to six of them to get a behind-the-scenes look.

Is Technology Good For Little Kids?

Your child is clamoring to get her hands on your cell phone or iPad so she can play games -- or learn her letters. Whether you want to embrace or escape our high-tech world, you can help your kid find the right balance.

Best Apps for Families

The Parents team tapped moms, dads, and kids to test tons of apps and find the ones that are most intuitive to use, best priced, and super helpful. These are our favorites to help with everything from staying organized to keeping your kids occupied. They're app-solutely essential!

The Best iPhone Apps for Parents

Check out 15 of the best iPhone apps for busy parents, from budget and chore trackers to meal-time planners.

YouTube Kids Still Features Some Pretty Disturbing Content

Although YouTube has tightened its parental controls, there are still thousands of disturbing knockoff versions of popular cartoons easily accessible to kids.

If Your Kid Can't Sleep, You May Want to Toss the Touchscreen

A new study has found that the more time young kids spend using touchscreen devices, the more likely they are to have trouble sleeping.

7 Weird iPhone Apps for Moms

There are a lot of helpful apps for new moms and preggos--and then there are these. Guess there truly is an app for everything!

The Best iPhone Apps for Moms-to-Be

Track your pregnancy, find baby names, get the latest health tips and more with these iPhone applications for expectant moms.

11 Ways Your Relationship With Your Phone Changes After Kids

Before you were a mom, your smartphone was your life. Now there's a darling, diapered little person in that role. Where does that leave your former electronic appendage?

The American Academy of Pediatrics Just Changed the Screen-Time Rules Again

Parents has the inside scoop on what you need to know about these new guidelines for babies and young children.

Amazon Introduces Super-Smart New Feature to Help Parents Monitor Kids' Screen Time

The new Amazon parent dashboard allows you to keep track of exactly what your kids are doing on their Kindles, and better prepares you for discussions around their online habits.

The Return of the Rubik's Cube

This classic toy is an awesome way to practice the logic and problem-solving skills that are crucial to STEM education. Here's how to harness the fun.

The Pros and Cons of Toddlers and Computers

Many parents are looking to computers to give their 2-year-olds an edge. Here are the pros and cons of this popular trend.

New App Helps Kids with Special Needs Express Themselves via Emojis

Emojability is a free app made especially for kids with speicial needs.

8 Apps for Kids That Inspire Creativity

Technology can be used for much more than just zoning out! These fun apps for children help get those creative juices flowing.

7 Coding Toys for Little Kids

Coding isn't only for big kids, and the basics--like learning cause-and-effect and problem solving--don't have to be mastered on a computer. These fun picks will get your child thinking like a real programmer.

The 10 Best Apps for Kids of 2011

We asked our readers to share the child-friendly apps that enhance their little one's learning experience -- and for the times when they just need a few minutes of peace and quiet.