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Going down in history

Use your next family visit to teach the kids about their roots.

Food memory bank

Use meals to explore your family's cultural roots with your middle-schooler.

Be a travel agent

How you can help at home: Have your child plan a real or virtual trip - budget and all.

Learning apps to stop summer slide: grades 6 to 8

Try sandwiching these learning apps between tween social engagements. You'll be surprised how palatable these educational tools can be.

Letters for Freedom, a 2011 Golden Apple Award winner

A glimpse at our toy testing process – and our toy testers.