School and Learning

Learning to Make Friends | Kindergarten Readiness

Friendship is an important part of kindergarten success. Young children need to feel accepted by their peers and have the skills to play cooperatively, productively, and positively with others. What Your Child Should Know Entering a new community of peers can be challenging. Your child should know: How to make new friends in his kindergarten …

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3 Quick and Easy Presidents’ Day Crafts

This Presidents’ Day, teach your little ones all about the country’s history with a few Presidents Day crafts. Don’t worry if you aren’t very artistic – you can easily pull off these simple craft projects with your kiddos, even if it’s last minute. Presidential Finger Puppets Photo source: The Loudest Librarian Children love to make …

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8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes

Check out the best emoji crafts, activities, and recipes! Whether you’re throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some screen-free fun with kids and teens, these DIY activities should bring big smiles. Are your kids¬†obsessed with emoji? We’ve rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you’re …

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Black History Month Children’s Books

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine Recommended ages: 6 and up This is the incredible story of Henry “Box” Brown escaping slavery by shipping himself to the north in a wooden crate. We learn that as a boy, …

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Gifts That Give Back, Charitable Gift Ideas 2015

Handmade Chicken Ornament Handmade Chicken Ornament From Global Goods Partners.You can’t go wrong giving this adorable chicken ornament, handmade from alpaca-blend yarn by Peruvian artisans. It would look great on a Christmas tree or year-round in a child’s bedroom. Global Goods Partners is an online marketplace of fair-trade products made by women in need around …

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Conversation Starter: Who Are the Maasai?

Although we might not think too much of passing a herd of grazing cows, did you know that in other parts of the world, cows are extremely important animals? Over in India, cows are treated as sacred beings, while for the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania, they are their most prized possessions and a …

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Which Method of Birth Control is Right For You?

Finding the right birth control can seem a bit overwhelming– after all, there are more than 20 methods to prevent pregnancy. Before making your decision, it’s important to research options and educate yourself and your partner. We’re here to inform you about the most commonly used methods, and key factors to consider to help you …

Family Life

How to Remove Mud Stains, Laundry Tips for Muddy Clothes

Spring is (finally!) here! Which means, more time at the playground, more time on the sports field…and, most likely, never-ending piles of your kid’s muddy clothes. When your kids come home with muddy clothes, instead of cringing–or even considering just tossing them away–know this: their dirty items can be salvaged! FamilyEducation’s Managing Editor Laurie McKenna …