Throughout the year, Parents' Choice presents articles on a variety of topics for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Below is a collection of articles past & present that offer ideas for doing, learning, and laughing with children. Many of these articles feature our award-winning products.
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Animals, Pets & Wildlife
Backyard Adventures & Gardening
Booklists for Boys
Construction and Invention
- Create a 3D Town & Nurture Young Explorers
- Create a Letter Writing Kit to Help Kids Connect!
- Edutainment? No Thanks. I Prefer Playful Learning
- Encouraging a Curiousity for World Cultures
- International Night
- Pack Your Passport!
- Take A Hike! (And Discover the Unexpected)
- The Adventure Begins With a Turn of the Page
- The Undiscovered Obvious
Sports, Fitness & Health
Food, Cooking & Nutrition
Games and Entertainment
- A Daily Dose of Humor for Younger Children
- A World of Games
- Board Game Remix
- Cures for Cabin Fever
- Family Games for Family Fun
- Family Games for Family Fun - Our Latest Picks
- For Less Than a Tank of Gas
- Having a Sense of Humor About Humor
- How to Become a Pirate
- Introducing Games to Kids
- Let the Games Begin!
- Make-Your-Own Indoor Olympics
- Now That's Funny!
- Puzzle This
- Puzzled about Family Games?
- The Backyard Olympics
- What's In a Game?
- You Can Become a Storyteller
- Explore Your World With Poetry
- Exploring Your Heritage
- Face & Fight Fear
- Follow the Drinking Gourd
- Jules Verne
- Pasando la Antorcha para Compartir Nuestros Cuentos
Passing the Torch by Sharing Our Stories
- Patriotic Biographies
- Preserving Your Family History
- Products of Their Times, Shapers of the Future
- Size Matters
- Their Stories
- Who's on First?
Software, Video Games & the Internet
Essays by Jerry Griswold
- 5 Board Books for Baby
- Children's Books Into Films
- Discovering Michael Sowa
- Essential Books for Gardening with Children
- Fantasylands: What Makes Them So Appealing?
- James Marshall, We Love You
- Living Toys
- Map Reading
- Origami for Kids: A Day with Robert Lang
- Philip Pullman's Trilogy, His Dark Materials
- Pirates and Pretending
- Pop-Up Books
- Shaun Tan and the Graphic Novel
- Sid Fleischman
- Spike Jonzes’ Movie “Where the Wild Things Are”
- Summer Reading: What's Old Is New Again
- The Good Sense of Nonsense
- The Pop Y.A. Novel
- The Year of Mark Twain
- The Young Adult Novels of New Zealand
- Variable Wind in the Willows
- William Steig: Shrek & Company
- Zen & Kids
- Best Strategies to Stimulate Your 3-year-old's Language Development
- Cool Picks for Hot Summer Reading - Building Language and Literacy
- Gangbusters for Grammar
- Tips to Get Your Child to Talk About Her School Day
- Turn Down the Noise to Encourage Baby's Language Development
- What Makes a Good Language Toy?
- Celebrating African American Musicians
- Classically Speaking, Kids are in Tune!
- Found Sound
- Future Rockstars and Music Makers
- Hitting the Right Note: Ten Musical Movies That Make First Chair
- How to Get (and Keep) Your Kids Excited About Classical Music
- M Is For Music
- March to Your Own Drummer
- Music Lessons: Body & Soul
- Music: To Play or Not to Play. When Should My Child Begin?
- Scat Like That - A Musical Word Odyssey
- The Enchanting Ella Jenkins
- Unleash Your Child's Inner Composer
The Playmakers Series
Pretend Play & Imagination
Ride On Toy
Science and Nature
Seasonal Celebrations & Holidays
Summer Reading & Entertainment
Television & Movies
- A Conversation with Barry Joseph
- Creature Comforts
- Film School
- From Page to Screen
- Inside Maggie and the Ferocious Beast
- It's Noon in Cyberspace. Do You Know Where Your Kids Are?
- Multi-tasking Your TV
- Paying Attention in Primetime
- Plug & Play
- Reel Books
- Sometimes a TV is Just a TV
- Tame the TV
- The Price of Admission
- The Real World?
Theater & Puppetry
The Word Series by Gregg Keer