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Paging Mary Poppins: Making a nanny connection with the Nanny Share Portal

A Seattle-based free and local nanny share site connects families looking for childcare.

It's a family affair

Two Seattle families dish on why, when it comes to kids, they think more is merrier.

Potty talk with 'Softy the Poop​'

'Softy the Poop' hopes to keep kids informed in an accessible way

These grown-up goods are no good for kids

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes and marijuana-infused food products are making some children seriously sick.

Intentional holidays

Simple traditions can be intensely meaningful for the whole family

Unified Sports turns all athletes into teammates

Washington kids with intellectual disabilities are no longer stuck on the sidelines thanks to a popular initiative from Special Olympics.

An even higher level of play

An Edmonds family knows that both the costs and the payoffs can be sky-high

Get help right away if your child is falling behind

Developmental milestones are tricky. There’s a sequence children go through as they learn skills, but they’re all on their own timetables.

How to find a high-quality preschool

The best programs have strong family engagement and emphasize learning through play.

How a 2-year-old learns and how we can help

Cheryl DiNovi, Birth to Three director at the Denise Louie Education Center in Seattle, says “all learning up through age 3 is through relationships."

It’s brain science, not rocket science

Love and interaction — not complicated techniques — nurture earliest learning.

Family Band Pig Snout!!

With Justin on guitar, Dahlia and Lucien switching off between drums and keyboard, and the three sharing vocal duties, family band Pig Snout!! churns out hard rock.

Empowering children to end hunger

Lois Brandt's new book 'Maddi’s Fridge' is one of the few pictures books to tell the story of childhood hunger. We talked to Brandt about food scarcity in Washington state and what kids and adults can do about it.

Learning apps that captivate

You can feel good about screen time with some locally produced apps that unlock the magic of words, nutrition and the final frontier.

Finding the happiness in the messiness

We caught up with busy mom Asia Citro to chat about life as a blogger and author and get her best tips for getting kids to play happily without a screen in sight.

The Seattle Times' LiveWire event makes the case for early learning

The inaugural Seattle Times LiveWire event brings together brain scientists, education experts and political leaders to explore questions about early learning.

Child-directed play: Helping your kids grow by letting them lead the way

Get out of the way and let them play: Child-directed play is the best way a child learns and grows.
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