Parenting

4 Ways Kids Can Talk to Santa This Year

As a parent about to celebrate Christmas, it’s only right that you’ve threatened your children with the phrase “I’ll call Santa,” one too many times. While some parents might use it as a way to get their children to behave, others might actually want to find a way to talk to the big guy, or […]

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Education, Family Fun

12 Days of STEAM Holiday Activities For Kids

This time of year, there is always a lot of time off from school, work, and extracurricular activities. So, what are kids supposed to do with all that extra time? Keep their brains learning, exploring, and developing with STEAM activities. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics are not out of reach for even the youngest […]

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Tech Products

10 Tech Stocking Stuffers Under $20

You might be done with your Christmas shopping. Or maybe you haven’t even started. Either way, getting your stocking stuffers out of the way (or adding a couple) is a great idea. Here are some of our favorite stocking stuffers in the tech world that also happen to be very affordable at under 20 bucks. […]

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Parenting

5 Things To Do With Kids Over Christmas Break

Every child looks forward to having time off school, but that leaves parents with the task of continually looking for ways to keep them busy. These activities are sure to be a hit around the holidays when looking for something to pass the time. Salt Dough Ornaments These nostalgic homemade ornaments are easy and fun […]

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Parenting, Technology

3 Screen Time Fears Debunked

As technology becomes more widespread both in and outside of homes, so does the discussion about screen time for children. Researchers, scientists, parents, and teachers have all contributed to the discussion, posing both its benefits and challenges. Sara DeWitt, a longtime team member of PBS Kids, has focused her work on, “harnessing the power of […]

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Movies & TV

Family Movies Coming To Netflix in December 2017

Every month, streaming services like Netflix say goodbye to loads of movies and television and add a slew of new options for subscribers. Here at FamilyTech, we take a look at the incoming films and pick some that look like a good fit for family viewing. And you know this already, but keep it age […]

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Learning, Technology

Let Circle with Disney Simplify the Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing, and with it comes the changing schedules and habits of your home. The kids are jumping into a holiday break from school, which means different bedtimes and an inconsistent calendar. The holidays also bring many families new devices. It could be the first cell phone for your pre-teen, […]

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Parenting, Technology

4 Apps To Help You Co-Parent Through The Holidays

With the holidays bearing down on all of us and schedules filling up fast, it’s worth considering how many blended households there are out there. The kids are shuffled from Mom’s to Dad’s and several Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents during Christmas-time, and it’s incredibly tough to keep track of it all. So today, we have […]

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