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Halloween Headquarters

Plan a fall weekend getaway (and some prime-time leaf peeping!) around one of these fun, activity-packed festivals.
Why should kids have all the costume fun? Gussy up some pumpkin faces (no carving necessary) with these 8 easy get-ups.
Treat your brood of little goblins to these ghoulish Halloween treats. They’re perfect for a creepy classroom bash — and devilishly easy!
These DIY Halloween costumes are easy to make — and they can easily be turned into a second getup with some tweaks.
Decorate your humble abode with any or all of these spooky printables designed for you and your little monster.

Crafts and Activities

Gather the gang and get dirty with a fresh crop of fall garden activities.
Create a tiny forest, desert, or iceberg to keep on your kid's bedroom shelf and admire.
A natural sense of curiosity and wonder makes every child a biologist. Help yours explore with this craft!
Send little dreamers off to sleep beneath a gently swaying branch.

Health and Development

With this simple mantra, kids will have more power to resist temptation (whatever it may be!).
From roadside accidents to school shootings, scary events happen every day. Learn how to discuss them so kids understand — and feel safe, too.
Find out why this go-to strategy has outlived its usefulness — and discover positive discipline techniques that really work.
This tick-borne disease is spreading all over the country. Find out how to keep your family safe, no matter which state you call home.

Our Favorite Books and Reading Activities

Traditional stories can build word recognition, increase vocabulary, and broaden your child’s horizons. Here's how.
We've got four powerful reasons to work poetry for children into your storytime rotation.
Find out how nonfiction and true stories can help kids learn.
Welcome to the resource center for Scholastic Parent & Child magazine’s 100 Greatest Books for Kids.

What to Make Tonight

Kids will love this tangy version of the takeout fave. Take stock of your pantry and freezer and toss in any veggies you have on hand.
This pasta uses the sammie’s ingredients in a whole new way. Arugula adds a light, peppery bite, and smoky bacon enriches homemade tomato sauce.
Shortcuts like rotisserie chicken and refrigerated pie dough make this dish a snap to throw together.
These chickpea patties are baked — not fried — for loads of flavor and only a fraction of the fat.

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