Childhood should involve countless hours chasing fireflies, making mud pies, and building forts. These are the essential elements of the childhood experience—not devices and crammed schedules.

We’ve screened every suggested activity with a “real life” filter taking into account busy schedules, competing screen time, the gargantuan effort it can sometimes take to get kids outside.

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If your kids love furry critters, encourage them to bring that passion to the scientific...
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Teach your child that “smart” phones really can be smart and helpful by taking photos...

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