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Learning & Play

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Elementary School

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. These early years of schooling are an important time for parents to be informed and supportive about their child's education.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School

As students grow more independent during middle school, it can be challenging for parents to know how to stay involved. Here are 10 tips.

10 Ways to Help Your Teen Succeed in High School

Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is still an important ingredient for academic achievement.

Choosing Safe Toys

Toys are a fun and important part of any child's development. And there's plenty you can do to make sure all toys are safe.

Choosing Safe Toys for School-Age Kids

Is your 10-year-old crying for a pellet gun? How about that used scooter? For help figuring out what toys are safe and appropriate for older kids, read these tips.

Choosing Safe Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

How can you tell if a small toy poses a choking risk? What types of unsafe toys should you avoid for your baby, toddler, or preschooler? Find out here.

Cooking With Preschoolers

It may take a little flexibility and prep work, but time in the kitchen with your preschooler can be a culinary adventure you'll both enjoy.

Encouraging Your Child's Sense of Humor

Laughing together is a way of connecting, but a good sense of humor also can make kids healthier and better able to cope with challenges.

Gifted Education

About 6% of all U.S. K-12 students are considered academically gifted. Here are some ways to tell the difference between bright students and gifted students.

Help Your Child Get Organized

Most kids generate a little chaos and disorganization. But if you'd like yours to be more organized and to stay focused on tasks, such as homework, here are 3 steps that make it possible.