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You Can't Love the Planet if You're Not Outside Enjoying It

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Many kids are spending too much time indoors (likely in front of a screen) and not enough time outside. Wherever you are this summer, remember to get outside to connect with nature... and your kids!

The Crucial Activity More Dads Should Do With Their Kids

The Huffington Post | Emma Mustich | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents

This Father's Day, some parents are putting the focus on an important gift dads can give to their kids, rather than the other way around. Jordan Ll...

5 Steps to Bliss with Kids and Games: An Interview with Jordan Shapiro

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

"I grew up in a world where stories were still linear, they had beginnings and ends. And my kids are grew up in a world where stories have beginnings and a whole bunch of hyperlinks and never really come to an end."

3 Pearls of Wisdom From the Queen of Children's Music

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

If you are the parent of a child under the age of 7, you need to get to know Laurie Berkner. Berkner created the "kindie" genre, or as I like to call it, "kids' music that parents like, too."

When Values Collide with Business: Ethnicity in Children's Books

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 06.01.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Only 93 books published last year (less than three percent) featured black characters. The trend for other ethnicities fares no better.

Where Are the Girls in Family Films and Media? A Conversation With Madeline Di Nonno

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.24.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

There are some lovely shows that simply don't do a great job of representing women or girls. Instead of flipping the channel or finding a new movie, consider talking about what your child is watching first.

3 Life Lessons From Shadra Strickland, Children's Book Illustrator

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Books
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Shadra Strickland, celebrated children's book illustrator, for our Zoobean Experts on Air series. Ms. Strickland recently released Please, Louise in collaboration with Toni and Slade Morrison.

2 Great Pieces of Advice From Geena Davis

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

As parent of a boy and a girl, I worry about both of them and how they perceive what they see. As much as I'd like to say my kids only watch PBS or don't have screen time at all, that's not the case!

I Couldn't Believe What My Son Said at School

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Last week when we went to pick up our son from school, things didn't go as planned. I should have known we were in for it when his teacher, a wonderful woman, called us into her room.

Lessons in Failure and Motivation From Jessica Lahey

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

One morning, you're at home and you see your child's homework assignment, one that you know he worked oh-so-hard on last night. You were already planning to stop by the school for another appointment... would you just drop off the assignment since you're already headed that way?

4 Unexpected Upsides to My Son's Obsession with Football

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When I met my husband 14 years ago, he turned me into a football fan. He was passionate about his team, and I joined his bandwagon. Now, our 4-year-old son has done the same. But he, well, he has taken it to an entirely new level.