Holidays

[ASK LINA] How many gifts should I give my kids during the holidays?

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.” Originally Posted in StopParentingAlone.com If we think carefully, many gifts and traditions […]

Code Ninjas Hosting Free Holiday Hack-A-Thons for Kids Ages 7-14

Code Ninjas teaches children ages 7-14 to code by building their own video games in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. With a robust, nine-belt curriculum inspired by martial arts, Code Ninjas keeps kids engaged, while parents see their children gain life-changing STEM skills. We recommend: [Video] Exclusive Interview with “The People’s Engineer” Brianne C […]

[Video] 8 of the Hottest Toys for Tweens According to Chris Byrne’s, Author of “Toy Time”

Whether delivered in traditional toys or products driven by advanced technology, toys that keep kids and their imaginations at the center of the play experience. With increasing emphasis on value and play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? That’s one of the big questions heading into […]

[Video] 5 Prime Opportunities to Maximize Connection with Your Kids in the Holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be all about family time, but true bonding can be lost in the holiday shuffle—whether it’s the stress of seemingly endless holiday prep, constant interference from our mobile devices, or something else. We recommend: This New Summer Camp Offers Quality Time for Gransparents & Grandchildren in National Parks Here […]

Girl Super Hero Action Figures Gift Sets Inspire Imaginative Play

As the holidays approach, IAmElemental, the toy company that pioneered strong, healthy female action figures, has issued limited-edition gift sets of its award-winning superheroes.  The gift sets feature female action figures from the company’s Series 1/Courage (Bravery, Energy, Honesty, Industry, Enthusiasm, Persistence and Fear) and Series 2/Wisdom (Creativity, Ingenuity, Curiosity, Logic, Exploration, Mastery and Oblivion). Available […]

[Shopping] 36 Cool Star Wars Gifts for Tween & Teens You Can Find Online

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017. We recommend: [Video] […]

[Video] What’s Inside the “Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit” for Ages 8 and Up?

With invention at its core, the award-winning Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. In-app challenges encourage kids to reconfigure the littleBits technology in new and unique ways, in combination with household items, so they can create their own custom Droids such as a delivery Droid, a room guardian, and more. The Star […]

This Year’s “Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” Features 13 Extra Delicious Days

Growing in scope as one of America’s top food festivals each year since 1996, Disney’s “Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” event will run for 13 additional days (for a total of 75 days) of inspired sips and bites throughout the park’s World Showcase and Future World. Event highlights will tempt taste buds, music fans and […]

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 […]

[Video] Top 15 STEM Toys of 2016 for Tweens to Play and Learn

Spin Master Corp, a leading global children’s entertainment company, is unwrapping magic with a collection of toys, games, and entertainment properties that deliver on 2016’s most popular and emerging play patterns. Proud to be part of holiday traditions for more than 20 years, Spin Master has identified this year’s hottest trends that gift givers will […]

[Gift Guide] 50 Marvel Items Found Online for the Ultimate Super Hero Fan

Tween boys have plenty of new toys to choose from to fill out the Santa list. But when you mix FUNctionality with their favorite comics characters, is a no-brainer as which gifts will surely make him happy….and you look ultra cool 🙂 We have curate 50+ of the “super” Marvel items we found online. From […]

21 Safety Tips for Flying & Driving During the Holiday Season

According to experts, nearly 50 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles between November 23 – 27 to visit loved ones over the holiday weekend. Travel risks can be greater at this time of year as more vehicles are on the roads, weather conditions may be dangerous and drivers can be distracted […]

[Video] Celebrities Encourage YOU to Support Battle to End Childhood Cancer

This holiday season, Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Kimmeland Luis Fonsi will once again join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® National Outreach Director Marlo Thomas in promoting the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign. Each celebrity supporter will star alongside St. Jude patients in national television spots and digital shorts encouraging people to […]