Fighting summer slide can include taking advantages of lessons in your backyard.
Parents can offer kids a perfect out-of-school science lesson by teaching them how flowers grow, thanks to the work of bugs and other animals that pollinate.
May is National Bike Month, and there are lots of opportunities to get outside now and enjoy bicycling in your own town.
Trains offer a link to the days of slower travel, personal service and enjoying the trip as well as the destination. National Train Day on May 10 offers families a chance to celebrate train travel and its simple pleasures.
Despite fears digital literacy could overshadow children's reading skills, studies show that kids are delving into the literary world more than ever through eBooks, electronic readers, and audio books.
Back to school day is almost here, but that doesn't mean summer has to end quickly. Stretch your summer a little longer with a bucket list, a sunrise, and five more tips.
Are you a digital hoarder? Does your e-mail clutter rival your closet? Balancing life and technology isn't something that comes naturally – it's a skill to be learned.
Summer solstice is tomorrow, June 21, and that means you have 24 hours to plan a summer solstice meal. For desert, we recommend these summer solstice cupcakes.
From June 17-23 is National Pollinator week, a chance to get outside and learn about the animals responsible for supporting our ecosystem. Here's how to get your family involved.
For Mother's Day, how about making tissue paper flowers with your kids? They're far less expensive than real flowers and far more meaningful and fun.
When is Groundhog Day? Saturday, Feb. 2. -– tomorrow. Share the quirky history of Groundhog Day with your kids, and honor Punxsutawney Phil with a shadow (puppet) of your own.
Outside play at school can boost students' cognitive, social, emotional and physical abilities in ways in-class education cannot, pediatricians say. And these games help the process along.
Olympics 2012: The Olympics provide parents a chance to teach their kids about different countries, sportsmanship, and motivation. Get in the spirit of the summer Games with six alternative ways to celebrate at home.
Teens are waiting longer to get their drivers' licenses, according to a new study. They prefer walkable cities and good public transportation to the hassle and cost of maintaining a car.
First day of summer: Camping in the backyard, growing a garden and playing old-fashioned tag games are just a few fun activities that parents can use to get their kids outdoors during the summer weekends.
Graduation rituals – gowns and mortarboard hats - are too grown up for preschool and kindergarten students. Our accelerated – anxiety provoking – modern childhood needs more simple, age-appropriate activities.
"Playborhood," a new how-to guide for parents gives tips on how to turn empty spaces into the kind of community playscapes that increase the safety of neighborhoods, while encouraging kids to get off the couch and play.
Get out of the house and take a "Jane Jacobs Walk" in honor of the legendary urban planner who promoted experiencing the living city and built environment on foot in order to save neighborhoods.
May Day is a historically joyful day, with traditions that include spirited dancing, singing and the proliferation of colorful decorations, making it the perfect reason to gather together family and friends to celebrate the coming of spring.