These cool events add up to an awesome autumn

So much to do! This roundup of fall events and activities will fill your family calendar with fun.

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What to ask when your kid brings home a school-issued device

Your kid’s shiny new school-issued device can introduce a whole new level of parenting in the digital age. Common Sense Media has answers to help.


5 best mommy blogs in Pittsburgh

“You can put a blinder on that everything is peachy-keen and happy-go-lucky, but when you dig through that and get to the core, there are a lot of people who just want someone to talk to.”

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Don’t miss these Top 10 September events for Pittsburgh kids

September is a wonderful month for weekend festivals that are perfect for family outings.

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No sitter? No problem! 6 spots where Pittsburgh moms and babies can work out together

“This is a time for mom to get some self-care. I try to remind them to find stillness and quiet even among the noise.”

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11 video games you can say yes to after school

Common Sense Media offers a list of video games you can feel good about your kids playing.

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Top 10 kid-friendly events in August in Pittsburgh

Summer break ends in August with all kinds of fun stuff for all kinds of kids.

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Help! My kid wants to use social media

Worried about your kids and social media? Check out these great conversation starters to help make an informed decision that works for everyone.

10 places that make Pittsburgh history fun for kids

“Our approach is history should be fun. If kids are having fun, they’ll be learning in the process.”

15 online ‘camps’ fill kids’ summer with learning adventures

With many of the online virtual camps, you can mix and match activities to tailor the experience to your kids’ interests.

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Your family guide to summer events in Pittsburgh

The Kidsburgh summer lineup includes an array of special events and activities to celebrate the long-awaited season.

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5 things to know this week

There’s so much news happening that we gathered it into a fat bundle.

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Parents’ ultimate guide to Snapchat

Like many social media apps, Snapchat is a mixed bag, so it’s a good idea to understand how it works, how your kids use it, and how much time they spend on it so you can make sure their experiences are positive.

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Start your summer screen time rules now with these Common Sense tips

Set reasonable limits for screens that allow for family time and other important activities, and incorporate media and tech in ways that bring the family together.

June is jumping with these Top 10 kids events

Pittsburgh has plenty of surprises for families and kids this June.

The family guide to Three Rivers Arts Festival – from infants to teens

This year’s 10-day festival gives kids lots of fun ways to be creative with hands-on activities, experience interactive performances and be blown away by wild visuals.

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How to download kids apps smarter and cheaper

With millions of apps in the App Store and Google Play Store, it can be tough to choose. These tips from Common Sense Media can lead you to an app that not only will pass the time but also will be time — and money — well spent.

Hands-on (mostly free) fun is at the heart of Remake Learning Days

“Anytime a parent and a child can have an engaging experience together, it is worthwhile.”

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Common Sense Media: 2018 summer movie guide for kids

Summer brings the biggest blockbuster movies of the year. We’ve gathered up the most anticipated movies of the summer for kids, tweens, and teens to help families decide what to see.

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6 Pittsburgh museum cafes that cater to kids

When spending a day at a museum, their cafes can be conveniently planned into your itinerary. Some include fun interactive activities along with kid-focused nourishment.