Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Healthy Media Habits

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Best Play-Together Games for Families
What's the best way to entertain family, guests, and relatives of all ages throughout the holidays? Hook 'em up with multiplayer games designed to be enjoyed together. From inexpensive apps that... read more
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Guest Blogger | Movie/DVD/Book Reviewer | Mom of three
Kids' Holiday Movie Guide 2015
This fall and holiday season, parents with kids of all ages will have plenty of movies to choose from in theaters. From animated comedies for the whole family to much-anticipated series installments... read more
Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
Best Holiday TV Specials of 2015
Holiday TV specials are like a warm mug of cocoa with marshmallows: sweet, comforting, and best enjoyed with those you love. We've rounded up this season's can't-miss shows to keep your family... read more
The New Guide to Managing Media for Tweens and Teens
Today's kids are immersed in media. More than ever before, tweens and teens are watching, reading, listening, creating, and communicating throughout their entire day. It's become harder to... read more
13 Preschool Shows That Aren't Annoying
Caillou. Thomas. Elmo. Dora. TV is full of characters kids love but who drive parents up the wall. These shows have their positive qualities, from teaching real educational concepts to making kids... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior 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
Harry Potter Age-by-Age Guide
Discovering the joys of Harry Potter is a rite of passage for kids today. Since J.K. Rowling released the first book more than 15 years ago, kids have been devouring the books, watching the movies,... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
How to Raise a Reader
Kids become lifelong readers for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes there's one key book that captures a kid's imagination and opens him or her up to the exciting world of fiction. Other times, a... read more


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