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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...

Don't let their brains melt

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

Great gifts for all types of girls

Go-to gifts for girls who think outside the pretty pink box.

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.

Mad Scientist

Top science gifts for the curious kid

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.

The power of play

As children slog though grueling schedules of enrichment and academics, researchers have found a connection between brain development and the very thing kids are getting less of.

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