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Sierra Filucci
Editorial Manager, Ratings and Reviews | Mom of two
Every parent knows that one kid's worst fear is another kid's "no big deal." That makes choosing movies for young kids tricky. In most cases, kids younger than 3 likely aren't ready for feature-... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
You’ve probably noticed something new about those summer camp brochures that arrive by the dozens this time of year. Instead of rolling rivers, cabins, and canoes, it’s all about computer screens... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Editorial Content Manager
Say goodbye to low-tech pen-and-paper Earth Day celebrations. This year, folks are using digital tools to build community and scatter the seeds of environmental awareness​. Twitter and Pinterest ... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Editorial Content Manager
Whether you have a plant-loving preschooler or a photo-snapping teen, a great hand-held tool can offer a more interactive experience -- and really boost what kids can learn -- under the sun and... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
Whether you're taking the kids on a day trip or a trip around the world, if you're bringing a smartphone or tablet, you'll want to be sure you have these great apps for getting them involved and... read more
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Ingrid Simone
Senior Editor, Apps | Mom of two
After an uproar from parents over their kids' over-the-top in-app purchase bills, Apple added some safeguards with an iOS update back in 2011. And after settling a lawsuit concerning kids' in-app... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Q. I feel guilty about turning on my preschooler's favorite show while I'm getting ready for work. Sometimes one show turns into two because she begs for more -- and it makes it easier for me. How... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor | Mom of two
Anyone who thinks that "binge watching" is a new phenomenon in the age of Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes has clearly never watched TV with a preschooler. When little kids find a show they love, not... read more
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