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.

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.

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.

18 Genius Ways to Make Kids Love Reading

These tricks should get your kids reading on their own in no time!

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.

5 Books to Help You Raise a Globally Minded Child

Saira Siddiqui, founder of Confessions of a Muslim MOMmaholic, shares her top picks.

Short Film Helps Angry Kids Learn to 'Just Breathe'

This 4-minute film is a must-see for every parent, and their kids!

How to Talk to Kids About Conspiracy Theories

In light of the many conspiracy theories surrounding this Presidential election, we need to teach our kids how to "reality test" these stories by thinking critically.

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.

50 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter

Infant-development experts believe that the first years of a child's life are a prime time for learning, but sometimes it may be hard to think of new ways to stimulate your baby. Let these fun -- and scientific -- activities will inspire you.

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.

Numbers in Spanish: Los Numeros en Espanol!

Learn to speak Spanish! It's as easy as uno, dos, tres.

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.

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 Help Your Kid Succeed in a Dual-Language Program

Parent involvement is an important element for success in a dual-language program. We have some tips on ways you can help your child.

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.

Bored to Cheers: How to Keep the Kids Entertained

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

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.

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.

The Brainy Benefits of Chess

How this classic game of strategy makes kids smarter.

Kids More Likely to Succeed in School If Teachers Have Positive View of Their Parents, Study Says

A new study points to the importance of teachers developing good relationships with all parents, and of parents being as involved as possible in kids' school lives.

Kids Notice Things Adults Completely Miss, New Research Says

Sometimes kids' "weakness" is actually a strength, according to recently published studies.

Help Your Child Overcome Public Speaking Fears

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

Colors: Los Colores

Teach your kids to speak Spanish. Follow along to learn the colors!

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.

7 Ways to Establish Good Homework Habits

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