Raising Tweens

[Video] Teaching My 10-Year-Old-Son About Car Tire Safety with Cooper Tires

We partnered with Cooper Tires for this post, but as always, all opinions are ours. You’ve heard the saying, “boys and their toys.” When you think of “toys” you think of automobiles if they are adults and and if they are kids, you think the obvious toys. Now that our boy is getting older we […]

Watch Your Favorite Characters in Disney on Ice’s “Worlds of Enchantment” (Discount Code Inside for South Florida!)

Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into adventure with Ariel and The Little Mermaid’s undersea kingdom. Watch a heroic action when Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang escape Sunnyside Daycare in their most daring adventure. Enter the wintery world of Arendelle […]

1st – 3rd Graders Can Get Excited to Learn with Online Curriculums in ABCmouse.com

Age of Learning, Inc., announced the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand its award-winning ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the critical transition to 3rd grade. To […]

[Video] Kidpik Delivers Trendy Fashion Subscription Box for Girls Ages 3-12

With the arrival of the spring ’17 collection, kidpik celebrates its first anniversary as the go-to fashion subscription box for girls. In its first year, kidpik shipped tens of thousands of boxes filled with great girls’ fashion, delivering smiles and the excitement of the unboxing experience to girls all across America. kidpik combines personal styling […]

[Video] 3 Tips to Get Teens & Tweens Back to Sleep During Daylight Saving Time

Half of all American parents say Daylight Saving Time (DST) affects their kids and more than one-quarter (29%) report it’s more difficult to get children to sleep after the time change, according to a new survey from the Better Sleep Council, the nonprofit consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association. Of those parents […]

Discovery Education and 3M Search for “America’s 2017 Top Young Scientist” in Grades 5-8

Discovery Education and 3M announced the opening of the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8. The Challenge rewards curious students who use their science acumen and creativity to solve a problem in their local, national or global community. Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won last year […]

[Shopping] 21 Beauty and the Beast Gifts Under $50 for Tween Girls

The Beauty and the Beast craze is not new. We felt in love with the romantic story since we were old enough to watch Disney’s beloved princess cartoon. The animated musical fantasy was release by Walt Disney Pictures in 1991, making it Disney’s 30th animated feature film.   We recommend: [Video] Watch Official Trailer of Disney’s Live-Action […]

[Ask Lina] Is my child’s socializing behavior normal?

Article originally published in Lina’s blog. Many parents have questions about how their kids can learn to socialize. The following questions come up frequently at our center: Q: MY CHILD IS TOO FRIENDLY -WHY DOES MY CHILD NOT FEEL OR DEMONSTRATE THE SAME ANXIETY OR FEAR WHEN THEY MEET A PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME? […]

Casting Open for the 7th Annual “Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge” in Arizona

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is looking for the next great kid chef to create a delicious and healthy side dish recipe. Finalists will sample their culinary creations at a Phoenix Suns home game and win great prizes. For the seventh consecutive year, the company is on the hunt for original, great-tasting and kid-inspired […]

The Top 10 Game-Changers for Kids and Tech in the Consumer Electronics Show 2017

This was the year when coding became as important a kids’ skill as readin’, writin’ and ‘rithmetic. It’s the year augmented reality went mainstream thanks to Pokémon GO! and there were clever uses of everything from Play-Doh to labyrinths. Finally, it was the year when we recognized that physical and digital play go hand in […]

Control What They Watch Online with New Kid-Friendly Router

  Never before in the history of telecommunications media in the United States has so much indecent and obscene material been so easily accessible by so many minors in so many American homes with so few restrictions (U.S. Department of Justice, 1996). Many of today’s solutions for control over Internet use are a hassle for […]

This Hanukkah DIY Toy for Kids Also Help Develop their Motor Skills

It’s almost Hanukkah again—and when the candles are lit and the blessings are said, it’s time for the games to begin! This year, rather than playing dreidel with chocolate coins or pocket change, Jewish families around the country are planning to use a new marker that kids accumulate as they win—the colorful tubes and pronged […]

How to Send a Personalized Letter from Santa to Any Kid, Postmarked from the North Pole

Want to send good girls or boys old-style personalized letters from Santa?  Click2Mail (C2M), the nation’s most comprehensive digital-to-print mailing service, is once again offering its popular “Remind Santa” letter, a beautifully illustrated, completely personalized letter, hand signed by St. Nick himself. A distinctive keepsake that recipients will cherish for years.  It’s also a fun […]

[Ask Lina] What’s the best method to discpline my child?

“Ask Lina” is a special editorial series where we invite you to send us your parenting questions in the comments below and our teen & tween emotional expert, Lina Acosta Sandaal, gives you tips that will help you navigate these crucial “in-between years.” 1. What is the best method for disciplining our kids? Always focus […]