There are summer plans that involve logistics, calendars, and childcare arrangements. And then there are the summer plans that we've been waiting for all year long, the special summer fun we want to make sure our preschoolers don't miss.Here's our list of ten things we can't w.... read more
Are you ready for summer? We imagine it as a time to relax, sit by the water, grill with friends, go camping and enjoy nature's bounty. Yet it's not all that relaxing when you find yourself struggling with gear, realizing that you are out of supplies deep in the middle of nowh.... read more
Once upon a time, before we were parents, the night was a time for adventures. For moonlit strolls and stargazing from rooftops, for camping out, for parties, for romance, and for friendship.When the babies came, however, the character of our evening hours changed com.... read more
The prospect of travel elicits so many questions in a young child's mind. Any answers we give to our little ones' endless where, when, how far and how long questions are, however, invariably met with a puzzled face. And then more questions. Questions that really can't be an.... read more
Do you remember the first movie you ever saw? For me, it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs when I was five years old, and it’s something I’ll never forget. I already loved books and stories, as most children do, but this was storytelling on a whole new level.Mo.... read more
In our parental zeal to minimize children's "screen-time," we sometimes forget what a magical experience a great movie can be. There are many truly wonderful films we want to share with our children—classics like Willy Wonka and The Wizard of Oz, or contemporary gems such.... read more
Taking your kids to Europe might sound daunting, but it is an amazing opportunity where you can blend fun with culture, history, and art. Given the long and tiring journey, careful planning will go a long way in making the trip a smooth and efficient ride. Here are a few items.... read more
Young children love stories of the past, but history can be a hard thing for them to fathom. Too often school taught history leaves kids unmoved. How to get them into it? For that, you may need to hit the road.There are engaging historical sites all around the country, and pro.... read more
Watching a movie together on a cold winter's evening is something everyone in the family looks forward to. Except, that is, when it's the kids' latest animated obsession on repeat for the third time in so many weeks. Kids and parents can't be expected to see eye to eye on eve.... read more
It began just after my son's fourth birthday. His best young friend was over for a playdate. As soon as she walked in the door, they both conferred and then chimed, "Can we watch a movie?" I was disappointed that was what they wanted to do together. I wanted them to talk and l.... read more
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