Families share simple ways they make the holidays special year after year, from catching a performance of The Nutcracker to stringing cranberries and popcorn to observing a special “Nana night” during Hanukkah.
Got a little Michael Jordan wannabe in your family? It's not hard to teach a child to shoot a basket. These fundamentals from local basketball experts Sarah Behn and Steve Curley give you all the information you need. >>
Summer camps fill up early – as early as the winter months! Some advanced research and planning with your kids is in order. Check out our 2012 guide to making the most of your child's summer camp experience. >>
Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors >>
Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day debuted 50 years ago and changed children's literature forever. It was the first time an African American child was depicted in a children's picture book. Here's a closer look at this classic. >>
Summer is all about fun – but why can't it also include some learning? Bring your family to any or all of these local Massachusetts attractions and combine a lot of fun with a little history lesson! >>
Kids love to hear stories; parents love to escape from the house with their little ones for awhile. Here's a list of the ongoing story times for kids at various libraries, bookstores and other locations in Massachusetts. >>
Not all kids like the go-to sports of football, soccer, baseball and basketball. Here's a look at four alternative sports that are great for kids – badminton, fencing, synchronized swimming and Double Dutch! >>
Steven Spielberg likes films where young people rise above obstacles to solve problems, pursue dreams and meet their goals. His film, The Adventures of Tintin, is a story about just that. Hear from the renowned director about his work and his family. >>
You may want to stop your kids from all that wild horseplay they like to engage in. But roughhousing boosts their fitness, intelligence, social skills and the bond you share with them. Learn how, along with some roughhousing moves to do together! >>
Your kids want a dog. But you have no idea where to begin – so many breeds, so much to think about! Check out this advice, from the people who train dogs for TV and films, on how to choose and care for a canine. >>
Museums, parks and venues around Boston are ready to help bust boredom during April Vacation Week. Here are several April spring break activities and options that are fun and entertaining for kids of all ages. Many programs require registration, so c >>
Does your son or daughter love hockey? Perhaps your child has dreams of playing in the Olympics. Signing them up for a peewee hockey team is a great way to learn more about the sport and make new friends. >>
Children look forward to their birthday every year. Finding the perfect entertainer for your child’s birthday party can be challenging. Check out the list below for a list of clowns, magicians and storytellers. >>
Up, up and away! Perfectly windy days are great for flying kites with your kids. Want to know where the best kite flying spots are or where to buy the perfect kite? Check out the lists below for local places that have you covered. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!