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School's Out, But Learning Is Still IN!

Laurie Schacht | Posted 06.11.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

There are some great opportunities for kids to have fun in the sun this summer, all while keeping their minds active and ready for the school year ahead.

How to Survive an Unpredictable Winter

Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD | Posted 12.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

In West Virginia, winters are unpredictable and often brutal. Having enough nonperishable food in the house is important. Right now, I am planning t...

Play That Makes Memories

Christopher Byrne | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Christopher Byrne

Memorable toys are those that aren't complete without the child, for a child's imagination is the best power source for a toy. Play has three direct benefits for kids: It allows them to have new experiences, explore the world and express themselves.

6 Smart Toys Your Kids Will Love

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Sandra Shpilberg

Does the toy stimulate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) exposure, concepts or related curiosity?

10 Vintage Toys That Are Topping Christmas Wish Lists This Year | Posted 02.08.2014 | Parents

What's on the Christmas wish list for kids this year? Nothing, it would seem. Well, nothing in the sense that there is no "top toy" for 2013. This year, the kids want the classics.

If You Didn't Think This Was The Coolest Toy For Girls Yet, You Will Now

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

GoldieBlox, the toy company founded by engineer Debbie Sterling, has been chanting about girl power for a year now, and they are only getting louder. ...

Dr. Toy Talks About the Power of Construction Toys

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

The world-renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, wrote in his autobiography, "The maple-wood blocks are in my fingers to this day. These primary forms and figures were the secret of all effects which were ever got into the architecture of the world."

Would You Buy Your Child a Breastfeeding Doll?

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Is this creepy and totally inappropriate, totally natural and wonderful, or somewhere in between?

Dr. Toy's Tips on Toys and Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 01.07.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Regardless of circumstances, children often need comfort and reassurance. Play can provide them with both and more.

I'm An Impulse Buyer, And It's My Dad's Fault

Elizabeth Dosoretz | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Elizabeth Dosoretz

I have always been that girl that had to look at my purchases in the back of the cab on the way home. My husband doesn't thinks this impulsive behavior is the least bit cute or funny.

The #1 Lesson For Moms This Christmas

Devon Corneal | Posted 02.22.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

I've been so focused on teaching my kids lessons, I've failed to learn them myself. I need to help them learn to be happy (which is not the same as being overindulged). I can't do any of that with my credit card.

Toys To Keep Them Entertained For Hours

Posted 12.12.2011 | Parents

"I'M BORED!" We're sure you've heard it before, always at the most convenient times -- while you're working, cooking dinner or (gasp) trying to take a...

Win It! Rockboard Scooter Giveaway

Posted 12.01.2011 | Parents

Ask a parent what he or she is thankful for, and more often than not the answer will be: my children. And yes, we are all very grateful for our adorab...

Popular Toys Deemed Dangerous For Kids

AP | JENNIFER C. KERR | Posted 01.22.2012 | Parents

WASHINGTON -- Hidden dangers lurk in some of those less-expensive toys that parents might grab as stocking stuffers this time of year – like a S...

My Beef With Playmobil

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.10.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Whatever your thoughts on gun control, hunting or the Second Amendment, can't we all agree that four-year-olds don't need toy hunting rifles? They don't fully understand the difference between real and pretend.

In Honor Of Talk Like A Pirate Day, The Best Pirate Toys

Posted 11.19.2011 | Parents

Arrr! If you've heard that today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, you may be thinking, "Um, why do we need a day to talk like pirates?" Bec...

The 14 WORST Toys For Girls (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Congratulations, it's a girl! Get ready for pink, rhinestones and a plethora of gender-affirming toys. From cleaning trolleys to Bratz babies, we fo...

15 Toys NOT To Buy Your Kids This Christmas (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

There are so many options out there, please do not buy your children these boring, inappropriate, or crazypants toys. Please. ...