Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Parents' Ultimate Guide to YouTube Kids
So many kids love watching videos on YouTube, it seemed like a slam dunk for Google to create a special app specifically for the online video service's youngest fans. And while YouTube Kids offers a... read more
Kids' Screen Time Shifts Dramatically Toward Phones and Tablets
My kitchen counter has changed a lot over the last six years. What used to be dedicated to a bowl of fruit, a coffee maker, various papers, and mail that I haven't gotten around to throwing away yet... read more
New Healthy Media Habits for Young Kids
Who among us hasn't fibbed when the doctor asks how much alcohol you drink? Who takes the suggested daily amount of Vitamin C? Who engages in moderate exercise precisely 150 minutes per week? Thought... read more
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Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Media Tips for Babies and Toddlers
Using the TV, a tablet, a smart phone or video game as a babysitter may not be something to brag about, but we all know that it's an easy way to buy some necessary downtime. According to the Common... read more
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
Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Boost Kindergarten Skills
If your child is entering kindergarten this year, you may be wondering -- or worrying about -- school readiness. Many parents of kindergartners-to-be spend the weeks leading up to the first day of... read more
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Christine Elgersma
Senior Editor, Apps| Mom of one
Turn Your Phone into a Preschool Learning Tool
If you've ever handed your phone over to your preschooler and turned him loose on a random kid's app, you're not alone. But you can make those moments productive -- and fun -- if you think of your... read more
Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Kiki's Delivery Service"
Renowned Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki delivers a magical coming-of-age adventure with Kiki's Delivery Service. Featuring a sweet story and a generous, courageous main character, this anime... read more
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