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Boredom Buster! Playdough Recipes

Looking for a way for the kids to while away the hours? Let them make their own playdough or slime with ingredients from your kitchen or crafts cabinet. It's easy.

Helping Kids Sift Through Virus Misinformation

As news about the growing coronavirus pandemic changes by the minute, everyone is struggling to stay informed – including tweens and teens whose favorite information sources may not always be accurate. You can help.

Handling Screentime During School Closures

With schools closing throughout the Bay Area and an increasing number of parents working from home to stop the spread of coronavirus, families are sure to be grappling with how to handle screentime. Here's helpful advice.

Calm the Coronavirus Chaos

Nicola Ries Taggart is an Alameda mom, life leadership coach and author of "Calm the Chaos Journal." She has some great tips to share for dealing with the stress around the Coronavirus.

Gardening With Kids

Staying home more because of coronavirus concerns? This can be an opportunity to get your whole family into the garden – to grow flowers and food.

At-Home Science Projects

Heading to one of our wonderful hands-on science museums may not be wise during the coronavirus outbreak. But here are opportunities for science fun and learning at home.

Coronavirus Impact: Educating the Kids at Home

As the coronavirus continues to spread and schools close or limit hours, Common Sense, a Bay Area-based, nationally-recognized nonprofit offers these suggestions to help you make the most of online educational resources.

Circus Camps for Kids

There was a time when there were few opportunities for circus training. Now, camps are popping up all around the Bay Area and becoming mainstream. Here’s where your little performer can learn to juggle, clown and soar on the flying trapeze!

Nursing in the Workplace

The benefits of nursing for infant and maternal health are well known, but it can be challenging to pull off when moms return to work. Learn how a new California law is helping to make the process as easy and as comfortable as possible

Great Local Gifts for Baby

New parents are faced with a seemingly overwhelming number of products designed to make life with baby easier, more fun and meaningful. We nominate four to consider – each with a connection to the Bay Area.

Martin Luther King Day Events around the Bay Area

Cooking Classes for Little Chefs in the Bay Area

If you worry your child may never learn how to do more than use a microwave and toaster, there’s plenty of help. A variety of cooking classes throughout the Bay Area expand kids’ culinary skills and set them on their way to becoming competent home chefs and healthy eaters.
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