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Fifth grade: What your child should know

Keep tabs on your fifth-grader's development with this handy checklist.

Weather graph

How you can help at home: In this activity your child observes the weather and makes a bar graph.

Is the best second language Java, Python, or Ruby?

Coding languages are the backbone of our interconnected world. Here's why your kids needs to understand digital language - no matter what career they pursue.

Toys that teach: Golden Apple Awards 2010

We've sorted the gold from the gravel to offer you great learning toys for every age.

What is STEM - and why should you care?

Key things parents can do to give their children an edge in science, technology, engineering, and math.

10 Mindful Minutes

Goldie Hawn's new parenting book tackles the task of teaching EQ to children.

Putting the "fun" in "fungus"

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

Home green home

Whether your kids are budding Bill McKibbens or eco-novices, adopting Earth-friendly practices at home is an easy way to spend quality time together while fostering environmental awareness. And in some cases, going green can save your family green by reducing household expenses. Check out these...

Extreme makeover: green schools edition

Put an environmental spin on your kids' education with these eco-friendly tips for schools.

Don't let their brains melt

Avoid summer school (and summer brain drain) with a little e-learning.

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