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Our kids’ learning is more screen-based than ever before. This is the age of educational apps, games, websites and video tutorials, which can all be useful learning tools. At the same time, it is extremely important to expose young children to tangible objects – like toys – that promote learning through touch, discovery, repetition and experimentation. Here are some recommended educational toys, organized by age group. (By the way, they’re also a lot of fun!)


The return to school typically brings a renewed sense of routine to your household. You may be dusting off the school lunch containers or resuming a structured schedule of evening activities. This is a great time to re-commit to meal planning and healthy food choices, even when you’re tight on time. To help you out, we’ve compiled kitchen-tested tips and tricks (organized by meal) for the upcoming school year.