Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it)

Trusted ratings created with families in mind.
Halloween Kills
Movie

Halloween Kills

Brutal, gory, overwrought, shapeless slasher sequel. Full expert review
The Last Duel
Movie

The Last Duel

Brutal violence in clunky tale of toxic masculinity. Full expert review
No Time to Die
Movie

No Time to Die

Violent Bond adventure is flawed but still epic, emotional. Full expert review
The Addams Family 2
Movie

The Addams Family 2

Silly sequel focuses on family love; peril, some racy jokes. Full expert review
Muppets Haunted Mansion
TV

Muppets Haunted Mansion

Spooky musical special is as good as the Muppets get. Full expert review
Gone to the Woods
Book

Gone to the Woods

Author's harrowing memoir shows how kindness saved him. Full expert review
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Hispanic Heritage Month Books

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Scary TV

Some kids love a good scare.
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Bilingual Books (English/Spanish)

Kids will gobble up these engaging picture books in both languages.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Cozy Fall Movies for the Family

Comforting autumn favorites the whole family can enjoy.

Common Sense Selections

These outstanding family movies, TV shows, and games were selected to receive our seal for quality and impact.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
 
Movie

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ron's Gone Wrong
 
Movie

Ron's Gone Wrong

The Rescue
 
Movie

The Rescue

Lucas the Spider
 
TV

Lucas the Spider

Parenting

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Why We Can't Trust Facebook to Keep Kids Safe

Why We Can't Trust Facebook to Keep Kids Safe

Legislation proposed in the CAMRA and KIDS Acts would put much-needed guardrails in place to protect kids and teens online.
Extend the Emergency Connectivity Fund

Extend the Emergency Connectivity Fund

New research from the Common Sense Census reveals the homework gap is still disproportionately a problem for Black and Hispanic/Latino kids.
Four Back-to-School Trends On Teachers’ Minds

Four Back-to-School Trends On Teachers’ Minds

From social emotional learning to family engagement, educators are focused on supporting their students through another uncertain year.
Designing Digital Spaces with Kids in Mind

Designing Digital Spaces with Kids in Mind

The UK’s Age Appropriate Design Code can now be enforced, and represents a major step forward in protecting kids online.

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