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12/6/17
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Liz Tracy
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While you may have little party monsters on your hands, your kids will likely not stay up to watch the ball drop during New Year’s Eve (if you are lucky). So, one way you can get them feeling jazzed about the holiday is by helping them craft a slideshow featuring their 2018 resolutions. Here’s how.

12/6/17
11:30 AM
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Liz Tracy for Intel
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Your children are artists, of course. And what’s the one thing an artist craves most? Recognition. Well, that and a lucrative sponsorship. Whether they’re manning the camera, crafting the special effects, or doing Bruno Mars choreography, there’s a tiny part of your little one that is thinking about the crowd’s

12/5/17
11:54 AM
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Sarah Seltzer for Intel
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The holidays are here, which means a lot of people crammed in one spot, food digesting in their bellies. Maybe some of them a little hyper from sugar intake (we won’t name names). The problem becomes: What are you going to do with all that energy and togetherness?

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12/5/17
11:53 AM
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Lyz Lenz for Intel
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It seems like every kid under the age of 15 dreams of becoming a YouTube star and every parent over the age of 30 is very skeptical. But before you start playing the role of the parents in “Footloose,” remember that there is a lot to be said for encouraging your kids’ passions, even if it does involve YouTube. And by

12/1/17
11:38 AM
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Nandita Raghuram for Intel
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It’s hard figuring out how to entertain your kids. That’s especially true during the long drudgery of the holiday vacations when there’s no school to keep them distracted throughout the day. Here’s an idea: If your kid is really into drawing or painting, try encouraging them to create art on a computer.

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11/29/17
11:00 AM
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Liz Tracy for Intel
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In the ‘80s, many of us spent our childhoods drawing Garfield — Garfield eating a hamburger, Garfield playing piano, even Garfield drawing Garfield. Thanks to the internet, budding artists can take their talents further than sketching a lasagna-loving tabby. Today, gifted doodlers and storytellers can create and

11/27/17
11:55 AM
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Claire Zulkey for Intel
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Odds are if your child has access to a 3D printer, the very first thing he or she will produce will be, well not much — renderings of animals, sports team logos, or nondescript objects that could live as paperweights but will more likely just live around your house until somebody throws it away.

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11/27/17
11:55 AM
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Claire Zulkey for Intel
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When it comes to picking up teacher appreciation gifts for the holidays, a well-chosen gift card is an easy choice that will probably be more appreciated than a coffee mug that says “World’s Greatest Teacher.” But still, handing your kid’s teacher a gift card to the Cheesecake Factory can feel a little impersonal

11/21/17
11:55 AM
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Lyz Lenz for Intel
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The holidays are that time of year when, for better or for worse, you and your family cram together into a house that suddenly feels too small. This year, instead of sitting around and explaining to Great-grandma why you are definitely not having that third child, organize a family documentary project.

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11/20/17
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Sarah Seltzer for Intel
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As parents, we want our kids to be savvy enough for the high-tech world they’re inhabiting. But how can we train our kids to use technology without turning into a family of screen time zombies? Fortunately there are lots of ways to use technology to learn and explore and even get closer as a family — but get ready,

11/20/17
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Sarah Seltzer for Intel
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As a new mom who is lucky enough to have both my mom and my mother-in-law around to help, I can say without compunction: There is absolutely nothing as amazing as a grandmother. The way my kids’ eyes light up when they see their grandparents is enough to melt me into a puddle. Thank the grandparents (or really any

11/17/17
11:55 AM
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Melissa Walker for Intel
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I’ve taken my young daughters to mommy-and-me music classes and gotten them countless “musical” toys (a.k.a. “headache toys”), but it wasn’t until my kids tuned into music-based apps that I really saw their creativity spark. From online instruments, to coloring with music, here are five websites and apps that can

11/17/17
11:55 AM
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Claire Zulkey for Intel
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Whether it’s hand-drawn cartoons or stop-motion 3-D, working on an animation project with your child is more than just a nice way to kill an afternoon. Making animated art strengthens self-expression, storytelling skills, and gets your kids thinking strategically, and sequentially. Best of all, you have a fun movie

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