The Common Sense Guide to Pokémon Go, Kids and Safety

  It’s no secret that Pokémon Go is the most popular game since Candy Crush, Farmville or Angry Birds. Seems like everywhere you go someone is playing it. Here in New York City, it’s not as if the sidewalks weren’t...

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5 Things You Need to Travel with Baby

Travel with baby can be pretty daunting. We’ve all been there. Remember the crying child in the seat behind you, the stressed-out parents, and the eye rolls. Now it’s your turn and you are the nervous parents about to...

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National Craft Month: Promoting Creative Play

Glitter. Glue. Paint. These are just some of the supplies you might have in your arts and crafts arsenal at home. And what better time to break them out and get creative than during National Craft Month? That’s right!...

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ESRB Ratings Search App

Are you having trouble keeping tabs on the app content your kids are downloading? The ESRB has an app to help you. ESRB, the non-profit organization that rates video games, now offers a rating system for apps and digital...

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International Picnic Day

International Picnic Day is Tuesday, June 18. While celebrating any holiday on a Tuesday is not possible for most families, set aside some time this weekend for a family picnic. Incorporate it into your family’s Father’s Day plan this...

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Video Game Industry Helps Parents with Gaming Choices

If you are like most parents you check—and trust—the video game ratings issued by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). We include those ratings on all of our video game reviews! Now the industry wants to help families make...

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Too Many Toys?

Yeah, I know. A kid probably thinks there’s no such thing as “too many toys.” Parents, though, well that’s another matter. We often hear about moms who bemoan the fact that their kids have so much stuff that they...

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OMG!!! Traditional Toys Are Disappearing!!

Gee, Thanks, Chicken Little. I’m just back from the Toys & Games Fair in Hong Kong, the “official” start of the toy year and an exciting time in our business where new products are on display and we get a...

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Moving Tips With Special Needs Kids

We  recently moved, and I was quite nervous to go through the process with an autistic child. Routine, structure, repetition are all things he craves. Change is something he avoids so change is something I try to avoid. I...

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One on One

When my boys were little, I had one on one time with them all day long. I chose to be a “stay at home” mom and our days were packed with play and parks, and classes, and snacks and...

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