age 4

  1. Family Activities

    8 Backyard games to keep kids entertained

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    This season, your backyard may be an alternative to theme parks and mega-resorts, or as the place to decompress after one of these...
  2. Crafts

    4 Summer crafts and activities kids will love

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    Back in March, when camp prices seemed exorbitant, you declared your independence. "I'm staying home with the kids," you said....
  3. Age by Age

    10 Simple ways to bond with kids

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    Between work, school and extracurricular activities, you may feel disconnected from your family and kids. If you feel like you are...
  4. Family Activities

    Fun letter learning games

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    Before your child learns to read, they need to know all their letters. Help your wee one learn their alphabet (and have some fun...
  5. Baby & Toddler

    Why moms of toddlers need mommy friends

    It’s been a rough few weeks in my household. We’ve hit the dreaded terrible-twos... Or as actuality may have it, the...
  6. Parenting Advice & Columns

    "I'm not here to be your friend."

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    Growing up, I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "I'm not here to be your friend, I'm here to be your father!" Anytime I...
  7. Family Activities

    Teach your child the letters

    Learning letters is your child’s first step toward reading. Don’t wait until she starts school -- start now . Work with your child...
  8. Family Activities

    9 Experiences your family should have this summer

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    From watching fireworks to jumping in puddles, these easy (and mostly free!) summer activities are sure to make lasting good...
  9. Babysitters and Childcare

    Top 5 Interview questions to ask a potential nanny

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    Once you’ve decided that a nanny is right for your family and you have potential candidates, it’s time to get down to the business...
  10. Family Activities

    Fun (and messy!) activities with your kids

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    When’s the last time you and your kids had some good, messy fun together? Set aside an afternoon for the entire family to wear their...
  11. Child Development & Health

    How can you tell if your child needs glasses?

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    Fortunately, the majority of children do not have vision problems, but how do you know if your child falls into the smaller...
  12. Crafts

    Creating a birthday scrapbook

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    Keeping a scrapbook for your children is a great way to keep the birthday memories alive! If you need some inspiration for birthday...
  13. Family Activities

    10 Family fun nights under $20

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    In the age of texting, tweeting, blogging and skyping, families can go days without face-to-face conversations. That's why planning...
  14. Toys and Play

    5 Fun ways to get wet this summer without the beach

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    Not near a beach? No problem! Check out our five ways to have some water-related fun this summer no matter where you are.
  15. Crafts

    How to make a handprint plaque for dad

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    Looking for a sweet way to memorialize your little one's growth for dad? Try a hand-print plaque craft. This craft can be as simple...
  16. Super Moms Guide

    Make a summer bucket list with your kids

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    Hot, lazy days spent lounging and playing are great -- but they shouldn't be the only kind of days you and your kids have this...
  17. Child Development & Health

    How to talk to your kids about natural disasters

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    When natural disasters -- like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes -- happen you can’t shield kids from the news and they...
  18. Child Development & Health

    How to help your child manage simple fears

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    It’s that shriek you know well. “Mommy, I’m scared!” What is it this time, you wonder and groan? A dog? A dust bunny? Something else...
  19. Preschoolers

    Make your own educational printables

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    Keeping a preschooler occupied is difficult. Her short attention span means you need an arsenal of activities at your disposal. Try...
  20. Preschoolers

    Educational TV for preschoolers

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    While setting your preschooler in front of the television all day long isn't a good idea, a couple hours each day actually may be...