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Best. Summer. Ever.

Follow our lead to turn your yard into an outdoor wonderland that's guaranteed to keep kids playing ‘til the sun goes down.
It’s a LONG vacation. Here’s how to make sure your kids don’t lose touch with their class pals.
Keep our list of great tunes and apps on hand for rainy days or long drives.
Get inspired with 7 awesome ways beat "brain drain" this summer.
These boredom busters offer a great way to work in some skill-building during the school break.
Calm camp fears and cure complaints so your kid can get on with the fun.
Get ready to drench them in fun with these water-friendly playthings.
Feeling a little iffy about your camping skills? Relax. All you need is a solid plan, sturdy gear, and a sense of adventure.

Summer Safety Tips

Sunglasses aren’t just a glam accessory — they’re important for your health. Here’s how to find the most protective pair.
Beat those harmful rays with our six-step plan.
Follow these tips from pediatrician Sarah Denny, M.D., to keep your family safe while having fun outside.
Learn what to do about bug bites, poison ivy, the public pool, and more!

Warm Weather Meals

These beyond-the-burger BBQ recipes are totally tasty!
Quick, kid-pleasing recipes that pack in whole grains and veggies.
Your picky eaters won't turn up their nose at this morning meal. Added bonus: It's healthy, too!
All-natural vegetable and fruit smoothies power weekday breakfasts and afternoon snacks. Make ’em together!

Health and Development

From roadside accidents to school shootings, scary events happen every day. Learn how to discuss them so kids understand — and feel safe, too.
Some babies are prone to developing flat spots on their head. These three simple steps can keep little skulls symmetrical.
There’s a lot of magic behind all that make-believe. Our guide helps you understand and foster it at every age and stage.
American kids tend to eat a lot — but that doesn’t mean they’re eating well. Our simple plan will help you get your child on track.

Our Favorite Books and Reading Activities

What to look for when selecting a high-tech title.
We've got four powerful reasons to work poetry for children into your storytime rotation.
Reading is critical to your child’s success. Our surefire picks and expert tips will teach your kid to love books.
We have great book suggestions sorted by genre to fit every kid.

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