School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
We all know that tech devices can help simplify our lives. From something as easy as being able to take a picture on your cell phone to home devices that can tell us the weather with a touch of a button (or just simply by asking verbally). But tech can also help our kids out, too! In fact, Verizon helps make it easy for kids to get online safely with great tablets, smart watches and phones. And if you're worried about your kids' safety as they browse the web or play on their phone, Verizon helps cover that too! With plans that are catered toward families, smartphones that track your child's location and add restrictions like content filters, you can rest assured that your child's tech devices are safe for them to use.
The My Verizon and My Verizon Smart Family apps track your child's phone location and usage right from your very own device. It's a helpful way to stay on top of what your kid is doing on the web. The Smart Family app allows you to add up to 20 trusted contacts to your child's phone that they can reach whenever, regardless of restrictions. You can also limit how many texts are sent and received. Track how your kids are spending time online with the Web and App Activity feature and keep tabs on your child's location via a GPS locator. It also allows you to add content filters to block certain apps and websites. Parents will love that they have the ability to add usage limits and even pause the internet! Plus using the app is simple—just pair your device with your kid's device using the Smart Family companion app and you're ready to get started!
Below we explore the devices and plans that make Verizon one of the best wireless carriers for families!
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Dressing after baby can be a difficult task. While your maternity clothes may not fit anymore, there's a chance you're not ready for your pre-baby clothes—and that's totally normal! Losing the baby weight healthily takes time, and it can take a while for the uterus to shrink back to its normal size. For the in-between period, finding great postpartum clothes can make all of the difference. For a range of clothes that are flattering, supportive and stretchy enough to accommodate your post-baby body, check out these stylish options.
One scroll through your Instagram feed, and you will be sure to see a baby (or two) next to a chalkboard or letterboard sign that rattles off his or her milestones. Parents everywhere are proudly displaying their baby's height, weight, likes and dislikes each month, and while the trend is everywhere, we don't see it going away anytime soon. Plus, with stars like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend hilariously trolling themselves with a stat sign, they have become more popular than ever. Here we've rounded up the best stat signs to document your growing baby.
With dance registration just around the corner, now is the time to look for the most adorable leotards, tutus, dance bags and more. To get your tiny dancer especially excited for this new year of dance, we've found some of the cutest dance gear out there, including pretty personalized leotards, spacious dance bags, sparkly tutus and more.
While there's a camera built into almost every cell phone available today, nothing beats a quality picture shot the old-fashioned way with a cool, kid-friendly camera. Looking through the lens of your child's bird's eye view of the world is a wonderful way to capture this summer's most memorable moments while strengthening your kid's creativity. Mom and dad can savor all of those sentimental photographs thanks to this super selection of picture-perfect cameras. Be sure to snap up the best model for your kiddo's next photoshoot!
In the height of summer, how do you prepare for a rain storm when the weather is sweltering? To help answer this question we all ask ourselves, we dug around retailers from Amazon to Anthropologie to find items like lightweight ponchos for kids, umbrellas that won't flip inside out, rainproof diaper bags and more. Use this list to keep your family dry, cool and prepared when it's raining cats and dogs.
While the lazy days of summer are slowly winding down, there's still some time to plan fun slumber parties with friends. Great for camping out in the living room, these super cute and cozy sleeping bags are perfect for turning in at the end of the night (though we suspect there will be very little sleep involved). Check out our roundup of adorable sleeping bag styles for boys and girls sure to stand out from all the rest!
Anniversary gifts for parents are an easy way to show them how much you appreciate them in your lives. Sure the day is really about commemorating their bond to each other, but you wouldn't be around without them! From an engraved cutting board to matching luxury robes, we've rounded up the best gifts to surprise them with from Amazon, Williams Sonoma, Anthropologie and more.
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