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Get Ready for Thanksgiving

These dishes are special enough for a holiday meal, but still totally kid-approved.
These pint-sized Thanksgiving desserts end the meal on a truly sweet note.
These cute leaf and pine cone decorations bring fall’s beauty indoors.
These simple recipes use up your classic Thanksgiving leftovers in surprisingly delicious ways.

Crafts and Activities

These games teach your kid how to spot order and help when she's learning shapes and patterns.
Open the junk drawer and see what your kids can create. it’s not only fun, it’s good for their brains.
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

If your cutie is starting solids, you should know that many old recommendations have been updated with new research.
“My 6-year-old wants to run a 5K with me. Is it safe?”
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

Colorful and creative, pop-up books are fun for readers of all ages. This is why we love them.
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.

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