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Globetrotting gourmets

Give middle-schoolers a geography lesson by mapping the spices in their favorite recipes.

Putting the "fun" in "fungus"

Encourage your child to develop skills of observation with this moldy experiment.

Word games for families

Look for license plates or get rhyming with these summer word games.

Undercover calculation

Seven fun ways to work math into your kids' everyday routine.

Math's steep summer slide: how far behind is your child?

Kids are losing math skills during the summer. Meanwhile, math standards are becoming more demanding. Here's how to keep your child from plunging down the math slide.

How to pick the perfect learning toy

Here’s our insider’s guide to the tricks of the learning toy trade. Hint: Electronic and trendy doesn't necessarily mean "educational."

Is your child learning reading the right way?

It's not just about learning to read. It's also about how your child is being taught to read. Here are the most popular approaches - one of these is likely used at your child's school.

Worksheets and activities to keep kids busy (and sharp) over winter break: grades 4-6

Keep your child's brain actively engaged while school's out with these fun reading, math, science, and art activities.

Word up

A bestselling author offers five techniques to blast through resistance and teach kids to write.

Be a travel agent

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

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