Feb 12

If you’re thinking about adding a new Wii game to your family’s collection, but you don’t know which one to choose, we’ve got the guide for you. Check out the Best Wii Games for Kids, for an age-by-age guide on what to buy your family.


Feb 11

If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s Day crafts or just something fun to do this weekend, check these out: Fun, Homemade Valentine’s Day Crafts.  There’s something for every age group, ranging from Play-Doh hearts for toddlers to heart-shaped picture frames for tweens.


Feb 7

For the next month or two, cold temperatures will be driving families south, and one of the most popular destinations will be Florida, particularly Disney World. If you are planning to hit up a Disney park in the near future, you’ll need a plan. And much of that plan will be based on how old your children are. Check out this Age-by-Age Guide to Disney World to help get you started.

 


Jan 23

When are little girls grown up enough to wear make-up? It’s a question that is often debated, but there doesn’t seem to be a right answer. Some girls start playing with lipstick when they’re in preschool and some parents forbid it until their child is a teenager. What do you think?


Jan 12

Encouraging young children to read is great, but many parents do not encourage pre-school age children to write. Why should they?  Studies show that kids are able to tell stories through pictures at a very young age and can even write complex stories by five years old. So, why not take a look at these tips that will help you raise a young writer.


Jan 8

By the time your kids go to bed, you’re probably exhausted, but you’re dying to check out Facebook or look up a few recipes.  Unfortunately, many moms and dads fall asleep before they can even pull out the laptop, but there is a way to blend your family time with computer time, and you can do it no matter what age your kids are.


Jan 6

Are you thinking about having a baby or adding to your family? Wondering if you’re too young or too old to have another baby? Deciding when to have a child is never easy, but MSN addresses this with moms across the country in What’s the Best Age to Have a Baby?


Nov 13

Let’s face it: we live in an age where technology rules, and even babies and toddlers are becoming accustomed to today’s high-tech world.  If you’re thinking about purchasing some technology for your younger kids or you just aren’t sure when, how and what to introduce to them, check out Parenting’s guide to technology for kids. It has info for kids ages newborn to five years.


Oct 21

Is your child begging you to let them have their first slumber party?  Well, you better be prepared. In case you’ve forgotten, slumber parties aren’t for slumber; they’re for fun. Before you say “yes” to your little one, you may want to make sure you’re prepared. Is your child old enough? Do you have the right activities planned? Should you insist upon a bedtime?  Here are some slumber party secrets you won’t want to miss.


Oct 20

Planning a family movie night or looking for something to show at your child’s Halloween party? Look no further than iVillage’s Best Halloween Movies for Kids. Movies are scary (but not too scary) and broken down age by age.


Sep 21

Do you ever wonder if your child is getting too much sleep?  Or maybe you think they’re not sleeping enough?  Never fear, WebMD has put together a chart designed to show you how much sleep is recommended for your child according to their age.


Sep 13

Looking for some books for your child but don’t know where to start?  Maybe you can start with the PBS Parents Bookfinder.  It’s a nifty little tool that helps you find children’s books by age, subject, key word and more.  It also helps you find popular children’s books from PBS programs, such as Arthur, Curious George and Reading Rainbow.


Sep 12

If your child was not yet born or too young to understand what was going on ten years ago, you probably spent a good bit of time this weekend explaining what September 11 means. With everyone talking about where they were the day the World Trade Center fell and news stations playing non-stop footage, your little ones may have a lot of questions.  If you don’t think your explanation alone is enough to teach your children about that day, you might want to check out these child-friendly books about September 11. The books are deemed age appropriate enough to help even the youngest of children learn about that tragic day.


Aug 28

Every parent wants their child to become responsible and one way to do that is to have your children do chores.  If you’re thinking about letting your little one help out around the house, you might want to take a look at this list that suggests age appropriate chores for children, ages 1 to 13.  (Yes, even toddlers can help out.)


Aug 16

Children begin reading at different ages, but when your young toddler starts recognizing letters of the alphabet, you might wonder if it’s time to teach them to read or you might be wondering if you should hold off and let them wait until they’re school age.  If you’ve recently found yourself in this situation, you might want to take a look at this: The Bump allowed several moms to sound off on the question, “how young is too young to read,” and they’ve got some unique answers.


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