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Keep ‘Em Busy!

How to keep kids entertained with crafts, toys, games, and adventures.


Kid-Friendly Snow Crafts To Make This Winter

“Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

by Ashley Jones
Raising Kids

37 Awesome Indoor Activities For Kids To Banish Boredom This Winter

It's all about getting creative with what you have on hand.

by Kinsey Gidick
Sensory Play

15 Expert-Recommended Sensory Activities For Babies

Bonus: they’re super easy, and you probably have everything you need already.

by Tiffany Eve Lawrence

Get Ready For Snow Days With These Sleds, Tubes, & Toboggans

This is bound to be the best winter ever.

by Grace Gallagher
Silly Crafts

10 Super Fun Things To Do With Googly Eyes

Because who can resist sticking those little, silly eyeballs on everything?

by Ashley Jones

Toys & Games Galore

Gift Guide

The Best Toys Of The Year

150 reasons to smile.

Reading Nook


Conspiracy Theorists Targeted Adam Rubin, So He Made A Picture Book Inspired By Them

The latest from the author of the beloved Dragons Love Tacos .

by Samantha Darby
Take A Look, It's In A Book

11 Children’s Books You Can Snag For Free On Kindle

From classics to more recent stories, you can build your child’s library out pretty quickly.

by Samantha Darby
It's All Good Man

Add “Wrote A Children’s Book With His Daughter” To Your Reasons To Love Bob Odenkirk

Zilot & Other Important Rhymes is a delightful (& perfectly silly) collaboration that’s been in the works since Bob Odenkirk’s kids were small.

by April Daniels Hussar

Henry Winkler Is Happy To Give You His Undivided Attention

Because he thinks everyone should be heard.

by Samantha Darby
This Book Belongs To

Telling Kids The Story Behind Their Meals Is One Genius Way To Inspire A Picky Eater

Read this tale to your kid and then order Chinese food tonight!

by Grace Lin
Take A Look, It's In A Book

The Best Summer Reading List For Big Kids

For your kids ages 8 to 13, it’s time to introduce them to the perfect summer book.

by Samantha Darby
Must Reads

On Keeping Black Kids Safe While Encouraging Them To Be Audaciously Joyful

Racial justice advocate and best-selling author Austin Channing Brown on raising kids, centering joy, and not being afraid to mess up.

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs

'The Alphabutt Book' Celebrates Every Baby Butt From Itty Bitty Ones To Old Man Booties

A very cheeky bedtime read that benefits the National Diaper Bank Network.

by Katie McPherson
Mindful Material

28 Children’s Books About Anxiety That Are Adorable & Affirming

They’ve got bears, fainting goats, and a nervous head of lettuce.

by Katie McPherson
Let's Read A Book

'My Little Thief' Is For The Kids Who Collect *Anything* & The Parents Who Love Them

by Samantha Darby

A New Children’s Book Celebrates The Legacy Of Black Mermaids

Author Tracey Baptiste is changing the narrative of Black fantasy characters.

by Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs
Meet Your New BFF

This Adorable Head Of Iceberg Lettuce Is Here To Help Kids With Anxiety Spirals

“He’s like me,” my 8-year-old worrier said.

by Samantha Darby
Oh The Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise

Dr. Seuss’s How The Grinch Lost Christmas! Is A Sequel To The Beloved Original Grinch

Readers will get to see if the Grinch has really changed his mind about Christmas.

by Samantha Darby
The Talk

'We Need To Talk About Vaginas' Is The Inclusive, Diverse Guide Every Family Needs

“I wanted to make sure that any person who has a vagina could read this book and feel like I was talking to them, not just the skinny white girls.”

by Samantha Darby

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt Took All The Magic Of Sisterhood & Put It In Her New Book

In her fifth book, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is inspired by the magic of sisterhood and bedtime.

by Samantha Darby

25 Children’s Books About Death & Grief, To Help Get The Conversation Started

It’s not a topic you can ignore; books are here to help.

by Miranda Rake

More Ideas

Bestie Time

31 Slumber Party Activities That Will Remind You Of Your Own Childhood

by Samantha Darby

Can somebody make sure SNICK is on?

Make A Mess

28 Summer Tie-Dye Crafts

by Ashley Jones

Make a mess and have a great time doing it.

Splish Splash

5 Water Games From Bluey To Play In Streams, Pools, Sprinklers, & More

by Jamie Kenney

With warm weather around the corner, Bluey has given us a few ideas to keep your kiddos busy and having fun.


New 'Cousin Hodie Playdate' Game Helps Kids Identify Emotions

by Jen McGuire

It was released during Autism Awareness Month.

Mini Passion Project

How To Help Your Kid Find Their “Thing”

by Samantha Darby

Because you want something to give them that spark inside.

Soccer Moms Get Sh*t Done

13 Hacks To Ease The Mental Load Of Being A Sports Mom

by Samantha Darby

Because of course you’re responsible for knowing where their shin guards are.

Let It Snow

25 Christmas Craft Kits For Adults & Kids

by Samantha Darby

And these are craft kits actually worth doing.


Imagination Is A Superpower & We Should Use It More With Our Kids

by Jill Layton

This Hasbro study on play and imagination has legit changed how I parent.

Gobble Gobble

13 Thanksgiving Craft Kits For The Whole Family

by Samantha Darby

Don’t worry, there’s not a single “make your own Pilgrim hat” option here.

Cotton-Headed Ninny Muggins

You Don’t Have To Eat Buddy’s Spaghetti, But You *Can* Make A Mini Version

by Samantha Darby

Except instead of syrup, let’s use resin.