Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Early Childhood

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
What Parents Need to Know Before Buying Google Home or Amazon Echo
Google Home and Amazon Echo -- the sleek, voice-activated home assistants that do everything from turn off your lights to read your kids a story -- are being touted as the smartest things since... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
Santa Spoiler Alerts!
Once, during the middle of a long drive, my then-preschooler hit me with an unexpected question: "Mommy, is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer real?" I tried skirting the issue -- "Well, honey, he lives... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
How Wordless Books Can Help Your Kid Learn to Read
Anyone who's "read" a picture book can tell you that you don't need words to tell a story. Prereading toddlers and preschoolers can follow a story told in pictures, a parent or child can narrate the... read more
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5 Tips to Raise Bilingual Kids from the Very First Word
Growing up as an English speaker in the United States, I rarely thought about language. But after living and working in Costa Rica (where I met my future husband), I knew when I got pregnant that I... read more
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Parven Kaur
Guest blogger | Mom of one
I Allow My Baby Screen Time. Don't Judge Me. Learn How I Do It.
This article is part of Common Sense Media's Parent Voices series, which provides a platform for opinions about parenting in the digital age. All ideas expressed are the writer's own.  I've been... read more
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Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Why Watching TV and Movies Is Better Together
Parents tend to worry about exactly how much screen time is appropriate for kids. The guidelines can be confusing -- and there's no magic number that's right for all families. The truth is what kids... read more
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Regan McMahon
Deputy Editor, Books | Mom of two
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
Kids reading is something to celebrate. But if your kid's an advanced reader -- a preschooler who’s already reading, or an elementary or middle school kid who’s reading way above grade level -- ... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of two
5 Teacher-Approved Apps to Boost Kindergarten Skills
If you have a brand-new kindergartner, you may be wondering -- or worrying about -- school readiness. Many parents of this age spend the weeks leading up to the first day of school practicing... read more
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