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10 Ways To Build a Digitally Resilient Kid

Digital resilience is the ability to bounce back from challenges in an online world. Resilience is a skill that builds each time you learn how to deal with, adapt to, and overcome challenges, no matter where they happen. Like learning to ride a bike, every event that lets you overcome an obstacle and maybe get…  learn more

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100 Fitness Activities for the Whole Family

Physical fitness is essential to our health and has a big influence on our mental wellness too. Yet, with full work schedules, equally busy children, and lockdown restrictions, making the time for exercise too often falls to the bottom of the list. While May is officially National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, any time of…  learn more

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11 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About

Find out which social media features are cause for concern -- no matter which app your kid is using.It can be hard to keep up with the latest apps that kids are using. Just when you've figured out how to talk to your kids about Instagram, they're begging to download Snapchat and TikTok. But here's the deal: Even when…  learn more

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13 Ways to Keep Kids Safe from Cyberbullying

In the past, schoolyard bullies stayed in the schoolyard, or at least outside your front door. But now the schoolyard is social media, and the bullies are coming home with your child. The bad news is that many kids will be affected by some form of bullying during their teen and pre-teen years. The good news…  learn more

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30 KEY CHILD LITERACY STATS PARENTS NEED TO BE AWARE OF

There’s no question that literacy is an essential element to a child’s development and opens the door to a brighter future. Just how important literacy becomes has been a question many educators and researchers have sought to answer. Foundations such as The Literacy Project seek to improve reading skill levels among struggling readers and target…  learn more

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5 Internet Safety Tips for Parents of Young Children

The internet is an integral part of learning online, helping students from preschool through grad school interact with the wider world. It has also brought a change to the way we must parent our young children who are being exposed to the vastness of the online world. Allowing children to experience the best that technology…  learn more

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8 Pros and Cons of TikTok On Kids' Mental Health

TikTok is the hottest social media app of the day. One of the most prevalent concerns of parents is the effect it can potentially have on their children's mental health. Some argue that using TikTok can be harmful to youth. Others claim it can benefit their self-esteem. While both sides offer legitimate arguments, we'll try…  learn more

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Action for Healthy Kids

All kids deserve to be healthy—in body and mind We help kids thrive by bringing families and schools together to ensure students have access to safe places to play and be active, nutritious foods, and healthy, supportive experiences.  learn more

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Action for Healthy Kids Resource Library

Welcome to the AFHK Resource Library, made possible by our friends at the Kellogg Company Fund! Browse videos, activities, tip sheets, and more to utilize at school or the home for improving kids’ physical and emotional health. Use the filters below to narrow down the resources by topic, audience, resource type, language, and location.  learn more

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Back-to-School Reset: 4 Tips on Managing Devices and Screen Time for Families

Ease the transition back to the classroom with these tips and resources. It's that time of year again -- kids are heading back to school! For lots of reasons, family routines can get disrupted during the summer, from morning routines and bedtimes to TV and video game limits. Now's a great time to check in…  learn more

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Beakerz Science Made Fun

At-home Science Activities & Experiments.  Looking for a way to bring science lessons into your home? Beakerz Science boxes offer engaging and fun science lessons for Pre-K through 4th grade. Lessons focus on foundational science concepts, preparing students for the ever-growing STEM needs and challenges around them. Students are introduced to key words - and activities…  learn more

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Common Sense: Family Engagement Toolkit

Working together, schools and families can prepare kids to think critically and use technology in positive, creative, and powerful ways. The K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum's Family Tips and Family Activities cover all six curriculum topics and are available in English and Spanish. For kids, digital life is real life. It's where they build friendships, take a…  learn more

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Family Education

Every parent has that moment when they realize they don't know all the answers–whether the question is about conceiving, choosing a baby name, enhancing their child's learning experience, or having difficult conversations with teens, FamilyEducation has the answers to life’s daily parenting conundrums. Each month, more than 1.5 million parents turn to FamilyEducation as their partner…  learn more

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Fifty Top Literacy Statistics

Ferst Readers addresses one of the most basic issues of childhood literacy-ensuring the availability of quality books in the home so that parents can read to their child. The research is clear. Below are fifty facts about early literacy that inspire us every day to keep working to make a difference in the lives of children.  learn more

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Free Back-to-School Templates for Teachers and Families

Back-to-school traditions are an important way to help students and families tap into the opportunities of a new school year. As teachers, we enjoy setting up and decorating our classrooms, organizing new school supplies, or maybe planning a brand-new unit to try teaching this year. We might even be thinking about bringing some new digital tools or media into our classroom instruction.…  learn more

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Fundamental Minecraft Tips for Parents

Parents and teachers ask: "Are the kids obsessed with Minecraft? Need to learn how to install mods? Looking for party ideas? Don't have a clue what a spider jockey is?" Find the answers to these and many more Minecraft related questions here.  learn more

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Internet Matters

Information, Advice, and Support to Keep Children Safe Online. Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly. From age-specific online safety checklists to guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, you’ll find a host of practical tips to help…  learn more

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Internet Safety 101

Internet Safety 101® is a digitally-based internet safety resource designed to educate, equip and empower parents, educators and other adults with the knowledge and resources needed to protect children from Internet dangers including pornography, predators, cyberbullies and threats related to online gaming, social networking and mobile devices.  Enough Is Enough®® understands that internet safety is…  learn more

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Kidadl Education

Education comes in all shapes and sizes, and it’s entirely possible to bring learning to the home in a way that feels exciting and fresh. With these 1,000s of creative tips, virtual tools, STEM-inspired play and expert articles just a click away, it can be fun too.  learn more

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Kidzcourse

Super Courses for Super Kids. Tech & creative courses & printables for kids ages 6-14. That’s where Kidzcourse comes in. Kidzcourse is an online platform designed for students 6 to 12 years old (1st through 6th Grade). It’s a lesson plan, digital toolkit, online video archive, and activity planner all-in-one that’ll help you learn alongside…  learn more

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Online Learning Tutorials: Basic Computer Essentials

In today's world, virtually everyone needs to know how to use a computer and how to type on a computer keyboard. Most jobs involve some type of computer, so you'll need to know how to use one when it's time for you to earn some money. Some careers, such as web or software developers have…  learn more

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PBS Parents

Explore PBS parenting resources, tips on raising children, videos and kids activities.  learn more

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PBS: Parent Newsletter

Sign up for activities, tips, and more! Every day is full of possibilities and so is your child! Get crafts, activities, parenting tips, recipes, and more that you can use to play and learn with your kids emailed to you every week.  learn more

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Read Aloud

Read Aloud for 15 minutes. Every child. Every parent. every day. Reading aloud to children beginning at birth is one of the most important ways to lift a family and an entire community. Children who are kindergarten-ready are far more likely to be successful in school, work, and to be productive, capable citizens later in…  learn more

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Screentime Guide for Parents

Screens are everywhere in the modern world. But spending too much time looking at screens can be harmful to your children’s eyes, bodies, and minds.  Setting limits regarding screen time can protect your child’s health and help them live a balanced, happy life. There are many tools to limit what types of content your child…  learn more

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Verywell Family

Welcome to Verywell Family, an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the pregnancy and parenting topics that matter most to you. We are dedicated to empowering you with the best answers to your most pressing questions when it comes to fertility and planning for pregnancy, caring for a newborn, and navigating the…  learn more

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What Parents Should Know About How Games Keep Kids Hooked

Most games today are designed with “hooks.” Hooks are features inserted to get players to play longer and more often and even pay money to continue playing. These hooks rely on non-drug-based sources of external stimuli, which can trick the body into generating dopamine which gives the player a rush. So, gamers often feel stressed…  learn more