Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

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6 Skills Every Kid Should Know Before Kindergarten
Stressed out about your kid's entry into kindergarten? Scouring the app store for resources to help your little one learn letters, numbers, shapes, and colors before school even starts? That's normal... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher
Edtech, or Learning with technology, incorporates everything from Common Core standards and STEM initiatives to coding classes -- and it's finally becoming part of many K–12 classrooms. When a school... read more
Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How to Motivate a Middle School Reader
In the early grades, parents and teachers focus on teaching kids how to read. As kids get older, we hope they'll want to read. Reading for pleasure has lots of benefits. It builds vocabulary and... read more
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Get Ready for Kindergarten with Practical Tips, Tricks, and Tools
If you're spending the waning days of summer prepping your kindergarten-bound kid for the first days of school, you're not alone. Kindergarten is a formative year for families, as kids acquire the... read more
Frannie Ucciferri
Associate Managing Editor | Kid at heart
6 Summer Reading Challenges to Hook Kids on Books over the Break
Getting kids to read during summer vacation can be a huge challenge, especially with so many games, apps, and other fun media distractions available to them when school's out. But there's a ton of... read more
Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
How Colleges Use Kids' Social Media Feeds
Hey, all you college-bound kids: What's the easiest thing you can do to impress prospective schools? It's not your GPA. It's not the debate team. It's your Facebook – and your Twitter, Snapchat,... read more
Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Ultimate Clean-Slate Handbook
We tell our kids that everyone makes mistakes -- and we mean it -- but if the last year was a rough one, it can be hard to bounce back. Past struggles with grades, organization, and friends are easy... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Top Common Core Games and Apps
Having trouble finding Common Core-aligned technology to boost your kids' learning? Though the new curriculum's rollout has prompted lots of questions and concerns, many quality apps and games... read more
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