Raising Tweens

[VIDEO] Two-Minute Games for Kids to Play While Brush Their Teeth? There’s an APP for that!

Getting kids excited about brushing their teeth can be a challenge for parents. To make brushing a more positive experience and to teach kids proper oral care habits, Dixie®, a Georgia-Pacific brand, has unveiled a new line of cup designs with interactive games that incorporate mobile technology to make brushing fun and exciting. The cups […]

Did you Know Swimming Helps Develop Math Skills in Children?

In honor of National Water Safety Month, a national survey commissioned by Swimways Corp., a leading pool and outdoor recreational products manufacturer, revealed that more than 4 out of 5 parents understand that learning to swim by age 5 increases a child’s self-confidence. However, 88% of parents were unaware that learning to swim before age 5 […]

Empowering Kids to Help Kids with through the “UNICEF Kid Power program”

Some of the challenges of the 21st century demand solutions from a new generation of problem-solvers. Children can join forces to bring tangible change to the world around them, including helping to solve worldwide ailments like malnourishment. In celebration of Kid Power Month in May, UNICEF USA is encouraging children and families around the country to get […]

The 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Online Challenge is Open for Tweens & Teens!

According to research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, 80% of children ages 6–17 agree that summer reading will help them during the school year, yet, depending on age, as many as one in five kids do not read any books at all over the summer. To encourage kids to stay motivated […]

[Video] Watch the Trailer of Marvel Studios “Avengers: Infinity Wars”

From Marvel Studios comes the eagerly anticipated “Avengers: Infinity War,” the third installment in the “Avengers” franchise and 19th Marvel Studios film to date. The release also marks the 10-year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which began with the release of “Iron Man” in 2008. We recommend: [Shopping] 10 of the Coolest Superhero Tops […]

[Video] Frika Kahlo and Amelia Earhart are Among the 17 Global Role Models Honored by Barbie

According to a online study conducted by Mattel to 8000 mothers of girls 0-10, 81 percent* of moms globally worried about the type of role models their daughters are exposed to. Barbie decided to do something about this and ignited a conversation around the importance of positive role models. Sparking a global conversation leading up to […]

These 8 Sensory Tools Help Kids with Autism Manage Stress Better

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are a complex set of neurological disorders that severely impair social, communicative and cognitive functions. Many parents of children newly diagnosed with autism aren’t aware of the many tools that can help them and their child manage the stress in everyday activities that the disorder can create. In advance of Autism […]

How to Reduce Bullying and Increase Kindness, According to Tweens

Nearly two-thirds (62%) of 9- to 11-year olds say they have been bullied at least “once or twice” and children who say they prioritize “caring about others” are far less likely to bully and more likely to reach out to other kids in kindness, according to a major national survey commissioned by Cartoon Network. The […]

[VIDEO] These are the Top 6 Trends Seen at the 2017 New York Toy Fair

Kids’ obsession with “unboxing” and collecting toys, a revival of nostalgic brands, and toys that teach children to be better global citizens are just a few of 2018’s biggest toy trends announced today by The Toy Association at its 115th North American International Toy Fair. The Toy Association’s team of trend experts predicts that 2018 will see […]

[VIDEO] This Mobile App Allows Students to Report Bullying Anonymously

Bullying is an epidemic in schools today, but Port Arthur ISD is taking the lead in ensuring students’ and parents’ concerns don’t go unnoticed. The 100 percent anonymous reporting tool allows students to ‘See Something, Do Something’, and encourages students to report on bullying, cyber bullying, harassment, dating violence, school threats, drug/alcohol usage, and other […]

3 Myths About “Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans” that will Make You Want to Act Now

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[VIDEO] Kids Ages 8-18 can Apply to the “Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge” by March 19

Cricket Media, in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, today opens the call for entries to the Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. The Challenge offers eligible children from around the world the opportunity to showcase their creative thinking on a global stage and, thanks to the generosity of the […]

[SHOPPING] 12 Books for Tweens to Inspire Love of Travel

Never is too early to bring the world to the hands of children thruogh books – and more so when the books are illustrated and full of fun facts of the best cities around the world. We have curated this list of 12 books that will inspire the love of travel for tweens….and you can […]

[VIDEO] New Season of “SciGirls” Features Bilingual Science Fun for Tweens

SciGirls soars into its fourth season on PBS, inspiring bright and curious kids to explore science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM. But this new season has a special twist: while still firmly focused on STEM, these six new episodes celebrate the language and culture of the fast-growing and youngest racial/ethnic group in the United States: Hispanics! The […]