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Best School Year Ever!

There’s no better time than September to begin building good habits — starting with smoothing morning madness.
Move over, soccer. Kids are whipping up all kinds of extracurricular fun with these exciting activities!
Not sure about splurging for a tutoring center? Our guide makes it easy to pick the one that fits your kid’s learning needs.
We scoured the country for fun, creative fundraisers that go beyond the bake sale — and are still a relative breeze to pull off.
A great year isn't just about good grades! We asked school staffers to share what teachers want parents to know.

Healthy All Year

Millions of kids start each day without enough z’s — and that could be hurting their chances in the classroom.
Here's our panic-free guide to spotting and treating head lice, plus lice remedies and combs we recommend.
Is back-to-school anxiety worrying your kid? Try these calming tips.
Take our quiz to find out what your child caught. Then, try expert-approved feel-better tips that'll help you survive cold and flu season.

Fueled Up & Ready to Learn

These fiber-rich and high-protein breakfast recipes pump up the nutrition in kid-favorite morning meals.
All-natural vegetable and fruit smoothies power weekday breakfasts and afternoon snacks. Make ’em together!
These breakfast recipes will give kids the power to conquer whatever challenge their day might hold!
Out of brown bag school lunch ideas? Check out these easy, creative packed lunches your kids will love.
Kid only likes PB&J? Try these five clever ways to introduce new flavors in the lunch-box standby.
When your kid needs some fuel between meals, here's how to put together a healthy snack. Plus: How to tell if your kid is hungry or just bored.

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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Scholastic Parent & Child magazine helps parents guide their children from day care through fifth grade with joy and confidence. Through its exciting articles and unique resources, Parent & Child provides information, wisdom, and inspiration that will help parents maximize their children's happiness and success in school, and home. We focus on academics, social development, emotional well-being, physical health, and behavior to help shape well-rounded kids. Inside you will find articles on family, travel, food, educational toys, pets, and activities that kids can learn from.

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