Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between

Preschoolers

Caroline Knorr
Senior Parenting Editor | Mom of one
Scary Movies Tips
Scariness comes from fear of the unknown, from surprise, and from fears about the loss of a loved one. Different things scare different children; it's not always possible to predict what will... read more
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12 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
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: October Books Bring Thrills and Chills
What's the buzz on new books this month? Scary reads for kids and teens, along with new series by kids' favorite authors.  Age 2 to 6 Otter Loves Halloween!, by Sam Garton, shows the adorable star of... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
Movies, Apps, Tips, and More to Celebrate Hispanic and Latino Culture
Hispanic Heritage Month is an annual event that celebrates and spreads awareness of Hispanic and Latino culture. Common Sense Media is joining the celebration by highlighting advice and great media... read more
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Maria O Alvarez
Dir. Latino Content & Outreach | Mom of two
7 Ways to Use Media and Tech to Raise Bilingual Kids
Whether you speak Spanish or just want your kids to learn it, raising bilingual kids is a big commitment. But even though it can be challenging, it's definitely worth the effort. Many studies confirm... read more
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Angela Zimmerman
Manager, Editorial Partnerships
100+ Festive Family Picks for Fall
Switching from the dog days of summer to the cozy comforts of fall is so much more fun when the whole family is involved. Get everyone into the spirit of the season with some of our favorite movies,... read more
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Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
What to Read Next: Great Reads for September 2015
Crazy crayons, a friendly ghost, and a new David Levithan romance give kids of all ages lots of ideas for their daily reading requirements.  Age 2 to 6 The Day the Crayons Came Home, by Drew Daywalt... read more
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Erin Wilkey Oh
Executive Editor, Education | Mom of one
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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