If your kids are anything like ours, they’d love for you to read books and stories to them pretty much all day long. And while we think that’s awesome (even if it is a little rough on our vocal chords), we sometimes need a break from all the once upon a times and happily ever afters.
Fortunately, there’s a really easy way to spice up your child’s ordinary reading and writing routine – poetry!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Your Child’s a Poet, and Here’s How to Show It
If you’ve ever read any of the Pinkalicious books, you know that Pinkalicious and her little brother Peter are all about art. They are constantly using their imaginations – creating inventive crafts, summoning imaginary unicorns and dragons, and painting absolutely everything pink!
(Don’t worry. Their parents are cool with it.)
These two characters show us that when kids explore their creativity, it leads to lots and lots of fun. But did you know that it can also lead to other important benefits throughout their lives? It’s true – and our newest article on the PBS Parents website can tell you all about it!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Unleashing Your Child’s Inner Artist
The Martha Stewart website isn’t just a place to get insanely yummy-looking Nutella Hot Chocolate recipes anymore. (Seriously, wow. We are totally trying that one.)
It’s also a place to get awesome tips from your favorite parenting experts. That’s right, yours truly, The Doctor and The Dad, were interviewed for a super fun article on MarthaStewart.com about how to have super fun family nights with your kids!
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Think about the last time you wrote something. Did it involve pencil and paper? Or fingertips and a phone screen?
In today’s digital world, we adults seem to be doing less old-school writing than ever before. But what would happen if we let our kids follow our lead, do all their writing on a device, and never develop good handwriting skills?
In a word, yikes. (Or in an emoji, 😬.)
If you’re wondering how pretty penmanship can possibly matter that much…
Continue reading D+D on PBS: How Important is Handwriting These Days?
As parents, we like to tell our kids they can be anything they want when they grow up. But we don’t often stop to think about all the things they already are right now.
That’s right. Even though they may be years away from writing résumés or sweating through job interviews, our children are born with loads of skills that can help them perform all sorts of careers.
If you think it’s crazy to say your tiny tyke is ready to take on a reporter job right now…
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Every Child is a Journalist
As a parent, you want what’s best for your kids, right? That’s why you buckle them into their car seats, make them eat all their vegetables, and read plenty of parenting articles like this one. After all, if there’s something your babies need, by golly you’re going to give it to them!
There’s only one problem: it’s hard to always know what your children truly need…
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Why You Should Experiment on Your Child!
When you become a parent, you also become a teacher. Some things we teach our children are useful – letters, numbers, how to say “Mama” and “Dada,” and the fact that diving headfirst down the stairs causes serious “owies.” Other things aren’t quite so important. Why exactly do we think our kids need to know the sound every single farm animal makes anyway?
But there’s one thing we parents should teach our kids about that we rarely do: the brain.
Fortunately, our newest article on the PBS Parents website makes teaching your children about the brain simple, effective and fun!
Continue reading D+D on PBS: Three Things All Parents Should Teach Their Kids About the Brain