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Helping kids understand every family is different

Despite what TV commercials tell us, the majority of families these days aren’t your stereotypical nuclear families anymore. In fact, 50% of families with children in the US are stepfamilies.

When kids come into…

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Sara Welcomes Baby Sadie

How do people make it through life without a sister? -- Sara Corpening Whiteford

When a new baby joins the family, it can be challenging. At Curious World, we face the toughest challenges with markers…

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5 Special Picture Books That Celebrate Siblings

Celebrate National Siblings Day on April 10 by reading picture books with your child that focus on the special bond between siblings. Siblings Day is a fun, unofficial holiday that recognizes the…

5 Thoughtful Ways Kids Can Say Thanks

5 Thoughtful Ways Kids Can Say Thanks

Where did the time go? The gifts have been given, the presents unwrapped, and the holiday meal eaten. It's hard to believe the holidays are over and a new year will soon begin.

Even though schools are closed for winter break, you can…

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

Why Family Storytelling Should Be Your New Holiday Tradition

We all remember great stories from our childhood or our parents' childhood. Remember the time your dad made a mess in the kitchen? How about how our grandparents came to this country, or when everyone came to watch you in the school play?

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Playground Politics: Tips for Navigating Kids’ First Social Setting

Oh, the playground . . . just the word conjures up images of lovely green spaces, children laughing, parents chatting, and everyone getting along peacefully. Sometimes, however, it can feel more like a war zone.

The playground is a…

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10 Heartwarming Buddy Books to Help Your Child Make Friends

Making friends and keeping them are important skills for healthy childhood development, but how do we help our children build these skills? One great way is by reading books together. From funny stories about finding and building relationships,…