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Polly Conway
TV Editor | Aunt of two
Best Holiday TV Specials of 2016
We've rounded up this season's can't-miss holiday TV specials to keep your family entertained from Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year. Whether you like 'em heartwarming, quirky, funny, or... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Video Games to Play as a Family
Showing off your dance-floor moves, flying through a mushroom kingdom, testing your trivia chops -- this is the stuff of family bonding. We're talking about video games. And with the variety of... read more
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Frannie Ucciferri
Catalog Data Coordinator | Kid at heart
Kids' Holiday Movie Guide 2016
The holidays are a big time for movie fans, with many of the year's biggest releases coming out during the months of November and December. This year, our Holiday Movie Guide is loaded with big-... read more
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Betsy Bozdech
Executive Editor, Ratings & Reviews | Mom of two
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Trolls"
Trolls is a cute, colorful adventure with great music, a few scares/narrow escapes, strong themes of friendship and empathy, and lessons about inner happiness, never giving up, and being proud of who... read more
Michael Robb
Director of Research | Dad of two
Real Lives, Real Media Use
A 14-year-old complains good-naturedly about how much her foster mother texts her: "This lady blows up my phone!" A 12-year-old who shares a single room with her mother and four siblings streams... read more
Jeff Haynes
Senior Editor, Video Games & Websites | Dad of one
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016 (and What to Play Instead)
Video games give kids the chance explore new worlds as heroes, sports stars, game designers -- or anyone, really. And thanks to today's consoles, it's easier than ever to leap into titles that are... read more
Amanda Nojadera
Marketing Associate | Aunt of two
Streaming Scary Movies for Halloween
Creative costume? Check. Trick-or-treating plans? Check. Scary movies? Yikes! Fear not, we've rounded up some of the best scary movies currently streaming on Amazon Prime, Hulu, and Netflix. From... read more
Regan McMahon
Senior Editor, Books | Mom of two
17 Tips to Steer Kids of All Ages Through the Political Season
Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is... read more


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