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Summer Fun!

Beat those harmful rays with our six-step plan.
No more “I’m bored!”—these fresh toys will keep kids busy every moment of summer break, from mornings at the beach to backyard afternoons!
Worried kids will lose serious skills over vacation? Time off has its own rewards: Valuable lessons that help in the classroom and beyond.
Follow our lead to turn your yard into an outdoor wonderland that's guaranteed to keep kids playing ‘til the sun goes down.

New in Child Development

BFF breakup? Birthday party snubs? We tackle their trickiest social problems — so you don’t have to worry.
Science says that kids and music are a natural fit! We've gathered expert advice on making music education doable for any family.
Follow our lead to turn your yard into an outdoor wonderland that's guaranteed to keep kids playing ‘til the sun goes down.
Kids develop financial habits earlier than you think. Teach them smart ways to save and spend now, and they’ll have sharp money skills for life.
Learn how mindfulness training—simple techniques for boosting well-being and success—can help your child thrive in school and in life.
Ease your child's bedwetting angst and keep him dry all night long with these helpful tips and tools.
Experts say that kids today are more anxious than ever. Find out why and what to do if you see signs of anxiety in your child.
Flash forward to 2034. Your 5-year-old is 25 and needs a job. Teach her these skills now and she’ll be set for life — no matter what she does.
In trying to boost kids’ self-esteem, we may be tearing it down. Learn how to build a healthy sense of confidence in children.

Our Favorite Books and Reading Activities

Welcome to the resource center for Scholastic Parent & Child magazine’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids.
Kids love getting their own mail — boost their reading skills by subscribing to one of these great magazines for kids!
Load up your kids’ device with these 9 expert-approved reading and book apps and see how quickly your children turn into little e-bookworms!
A solid reader still needs storytime, even when your kid can read by herself. Keep the routine going with our advice and book recommendations!
The key to getting your child excited about reading might be in the comics section. Plus, get tools to help your kid make a comic strip!
How did a man who hated reading as a kid grow up to be a famous author? We interviewed Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, to find out.
Find out more about Little Free Libraries and check out these cool designs!
Some kids need help falling in love with reading—even the ones of best-selling authors! James Patterson shares the tricks that worked for him.

Awesome Science Experiments for Kids

Eureka, it works! Moms and kids tested tons of science experiment kits, and these 6 were the favorites.
Explore science and art together with these crafty science experiments.
Wow your little one with these easy-peasy brain-building experiments you can create at home.

Health and Safety Tips

There are three distinct types of pink eye. Pediatric ophthalmologist K. David Epley, M.D., explains how to tell the difference.
These foods ease cold symptoms and get kids back to their best.
The secret to keeping your family healthy? A well-stocked pantry! Your cold-fighting food guide starts here.

Get Fit as a Family!

Find out which Wii, Kinect and more active video games our kid testers (and parent readers) loved!
Here's a step-by-step guide to a 15-minute, total-body workout you can do at home.
When kids see their parents eating well and exercising, they’re more likely to join in.
Why and how exercise—and dance parties—boost kids’ brain power. Plus, 7 fun moves to try!

Fast Family Meals

Wake up to a hot, nutritious morning meal with these five yummy, overnight slow cooker breakfast recipes.
During hectic school mornings, sometimes breakfast just has to happen on the go. Try these four quick and healthy breakfast ideas!
Kid only likes PB&J? Try these five clever ways to introduce new flavors in the lunch-box standby.
Broccoli can be a tough sell for kids. Here are some fresh recipes to try on even the pickiest of eaters!
What’s better than the sound of your kid crunching on a carrot? These 8 ideas for making this fiber-packed veggie even more kid-friendly!
Butternut squash is healthy, colorful, and sweet. The best part? It’s easy to sneak this autumn veggie into some of your kids’ favorite meals.
Brimming with vegetables and beans, this filling minestrone soup will keep your family full and nourished.
Try this cold-weather twist on taco night: taco soup! Plus, get an easy recipe for homemade tortilla chips.

School Tips to Bookmark

"Learning disability" can be a scary phrase. Find out the facts about learning disabilities and what it takes to help kids with LDs succeed.
Move over, soccer. Kids are whipping up all kinds of extracurricular fun with these exciting activities!
Wading through homework can be the bane of the school year. Here are 10 tips to help your kid make homework manageable.
Even in today's computer-centric world, handwriting skills are still valuable. Here are some ways to help your kids practice.
When time is short during your child's school lunch period, here's how to speed up eating so he can get a full meal.
Setting up good parent-teacher communication is instrumental to your child's school success. Here's how to team up with your kid's teacher.
Knowing your child's learning style is key to his school success. Take this quiz to find out what kind of learning is best for your kid!
P&C tech expert Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., editor of Children’s Technology Review, picks the best numbers apps for kids.
Your kid says he’s being singled out by a teacher who hates him? Don’t call the principal yet — here's what to do instead.

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