Big Kids

Your big kid's ready for school! As your child's development continues, focus on kindergarten and education with tips to improve reading and writing, test taking, and homework. Make sure to talk about any potential school problems, such as bullying, school cliques, and peer pressure. At home, focus on family values by teaching good manners and money management skills, and use our printable Chore Charts to teach responsibility. No matter the age, your child may throw a temper tantrum, so consult our discipline tips, and satisfy picky eaters with our nutritious and delicious school lunch and snack recipes.

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16 Ways Your Kids Can Help Around Mealtime

Follow this handy guide to involving a toddler, preschooler, big kid, or teen in the kitchen.

5 Free Online Learning Programs for Kids to Do at Home

You don't need to create teacher-level lesson plans to make sure kids keep on learning at home. Here are a few free resources to take advantage of while creating a plan for keeping little ones learning outside of the classroom.

30 Journal Prompts for Kids to Aid Self-Discovery

Journaling is a great way for kids to practice their literary skills and explore their emotions. Whether you like the idea of creating a gratitude journal or simply using a journal to inspire creativity, these fun prompts are an easy way to get started.

6 Brilliant Ways to Disguise Learning as Fun

Plentiful playtime is essential to a child's development, with benefits ranging from improved mental and physical health to enhanced emotional well-being. And while playing simply for the sake of fun has myriad merits, it's also the ideal opportunity for parents to sneak in a bit of learning—especially in the long summer months.

How to Help Kids Who've Regressed at School: 15 Tips for Every Subject

Whether it's your child's reading skills that have slid post-pandemic or their counting, experts offer easy ways to get them back on track at home.

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6 Things Not to Do While Distance Learning and Expert Tips on What to Do Instead

Virtual learning isn't easy. But experts share tips on how to set easy boundaries and make remote learning a better experience for your kids.

Should You Let Your Kids Watch Horror Movies?

Coping with fear can help kids become more resilient, but thrillers aren't for everyone. If you decide to let your kids watch scary movies, here's how to increase the likelihood of a positive experience.

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This Maryland Teacher Found the Secret to Keeping Kids Engaged During Distance Learning: Hip-Hop

Michael Doggett has teaching in his blood, but it was a newfound talent—hip-hop—that became his true calling and took his connection to students to the next level.

This Brooklyn Doctor Is Fighting for Equal Health Care for People of Color

The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately impacted Black Americans. That’s why Dr. Uché Blackstock has made it her mission to advocate for better health outcomes for people of color.

This 8-Year-Old Surprises Nurses & Doctors with Thanks During the Pandemic

Placing signs reading “Heroes Live Here” at the homes of local frontline workers was Addison Watrous Lowry’s way of spreading joy in her community.

12-Year-Old Delivers Essential Care Packages to the Homeless and Elderly

Through his nonprofit Project I Am, Jahkil Jackson wants to prove kids can be change agents and make a difference in their communities.

These 2 Teens Step in to Care for Their 4-Year-Old Sister as Their Parents Save Lives

With a firefighter paramedic dad and an E.R. nurse mom, the pandemic could’ve easily taken a toll on the Licea family. But along with their three kids, these brave parents proved nothing can tear them apart.