Activities

Finding a fun activity to keep your child happy and busy requires a little imagination and help from us. Here you'll find a slew of our best activity ideas for toddlers and preschoolers ranging from games, to arts and crafts, and more.

11 Fun Activities for 1-Year-Olds

These indoor activities are designed to boost your 1-year-old's growing skills.

6 Ways Preschoolers Can Celebrate Earth Day

Teach your little ones the importance of keeping the earth clean and preserving its natural resources with these easy activities for preschoolers.

5 Fun Rainy Day Toddler Activities

Don't let rainy days spoil all the fun. If you can't go outside, use these creative ideas to bring the fun indoors instead.

10 Books to Read By Kindergarten

Parents turned to Common Sense Media, which has reviewed thousands of books, for this list that will help get your kid ready for the Big Day.

20+ Fun Activities to Do in the Snow

20 great games to cure cabin fever.

Good Behavior Games for Preschoolers

Tired of nagging your child to do the right thing? Skip the lecture! Instead, add these super-fun ways to teach honesty, responsibility, compassion, patience, and more to your parenthood playbook. (We promise she won't even notice the lesson.)

Jewelry Kids Can Make

Help your kiddos make their own brooches, rings, and necklaces from wood, fabric, and other household materials. No precious gems required!

20 Activities to Do With Your Family This Weekend

Make the most of your upcoming weekend, and plan for one (or more!) of these fun outdoor activities!

This Dad Made an Incredible Homemade Busy Board for His Toddler

Let this dad's ingenious homemade toy serve as an inspiration for your own wallet-friendly kid creation.

100 Ways to Keep Little Kids Happy

Getting through the day with an active toddler can put your patience, creativity, and endurance to the test. Keep your child smiling with this huge list of simple, fun activities.

Routines Matter: 4 Ways to Set a Smart Toddler Schedule

Tired of always doing the same old, same old? Your toddler's not!

12 Fun Activities for 2-Year-Olds

Found: expert-recommended indoor activities that will enhance your 2-year-old's development.

10 Rules for Summer Safety

Dust off your grill and grab your swimsuits, because the lazy days of summer are here! With the right tools and preparation, summertime can be a relaxing and safe time for you and your family. Here are 10 ways to avoid seasonal mishaps.

Listen Up! 5 Games to Get Your Toddler to Listen

Make it fun for your child to pay attention to directions with these five games.

Quiz: Is Your Child Ready for Sleep-Away Camp?

Is your child ready for a week or two (or more!) away from home, or would she be miserable and homesick the whole time? Use this 10-question quiz to help you figure out whether to try summer camp this year.

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6 Everyday Toddler Games

No toys needed! You can help your child stay happily entertained during your regular routine.

13 Easy Halloween Crafts for Toddlers

Even tiny hands can make these adorable Halloween decorations--with supervision from Mom or Dad, of course.

The Top 40 Songs for Babies--Did Your Fave Make the Cut?

NPR recently asked their listeners to submit ideas for the first song babies should hear -- and the results are fascinating.

5 Rainy Day Activities

Try these fun indoor games when bad weather hits.

5 Imaginative Play Kits for Kids

Hand your child one of these easy-to-assemble play kits, and she'll be in her own little world for hours.

Best Children's Books of 2015

Children's librarians and families agreed that out of the thousands of kids' titles released this year, these picks are the guaranteed page-turners. Let your friends in on the news.

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