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How to Build a Campfire, Tips to Teach Kids

How to Build a Campfire, Tips to Teach Kids

Blaze a new trail for your kids by teaching them this classic outdoor skill, from safety to creating the perfect pyramid, all the way to putting it out.

September 2012
How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

How to Build a Fort Indoors with Your Kids

The right mix of tables, pillows, blankets and imagination yields surefire DIY fun and bonding for families. Get tips on making one that rules!

July 2012
Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

Backyard Olympics: Gymnastics and Swimming Games

As the summer games arrive in London, England, hit the lawn or pool in southeast Michigan for a little 'plate skate' and 'water polo relay' fun.

July 2012
Diving 101: Teaching Kids How To Dive into a Pool

Diving 101: Teaching Kids How To Dive into a Pool

Is your child ready to tackle the headfirst water-splash this summer? Here are some tips and advice on how parents can help kids learn.

June 2012
Summer Journaling with Kids

Summer Journaling with Kids

Writing is a great way to keep children thinking, learning and exploring over vacation. Here's how parents can sneak it in – without it becoming 'homework!'

June 2012
Unstructured Free Play Time for Kids is Critical

Unstructured Free Play Time for Kids is Critical

Using their imaginations – not just the Internet – is still crucial for today's children. Here's why, and what parents can do to help foster more of it.

January 2012
Is American Idiot Fit for Teens?

Is American Idiot Fit for Teens?

The hit musical from rock group Green Day may be just the ticket for quality time and talking with your teens.

January 2012
Steven Spielberg Interview With Metro Parent

Steven Spielberg Interview With Metro Parent

The famous movie director chats about December 2011 movies 'The Adventures of Tintin' and 'War Horse' – plus balancing work with being a dad.

December 2011
Audience Etiquette Primer for Kids at the Theater

Audience Etiquette Primer for Kids at the Theater

Whether it's Sesame Street Live or a tween music concert, kids love shows. But what if they don't behave? Here's a guide for teaching 'em the ropes.

December 2011
The Muppets | Metro Parent Movie Review

The Muppets | Metro Parent Movie Review

In The Muppets, Kermie and friends return for their first film in more than a decade.

November 2011
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