• What’s Really Behind Unicorn Fever?

    Unicorns are magic. There are so many theories as to why unicorns are so popular; we thought this article on Refinery29 by Arianna Davis was one of the best. Here it is so you know too. If you bothered to take a stroll through midtown Manhattan at the end of April (2017), you very likely
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  • Top 5 Apps Moms are Actually Using

    We found this article about top apps for Moms on the GoWireless Blog and wanted to share it. We live in a digital world where there’s so many things to do in a day and not enough time. We have listed the top 5 apps Moms use the most to help them with their busy
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  • Hot topics in early learning

    We are always scouting for the latest in early learning. This article by the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) is packed full of information about the latest trends in early childhood learning. There are links to articles on nearly every important topic for parents of preschoolers. So much great information that we decided the
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  • TechCrunch watched hours of YouTube videos for kids so you don’t have to—here’s what they found

    It’s not news that kids love to watch YouTube videos.  Preschoolers to teenagers watch everything from modern and retro cartoons and video bloggers to pop stars and prankster videos.  Parents should understand that videos on YouTube are mostly unregulated, with no quality-control in place. In addition, complicated algorithms target viewers with age-specific advertising. This Tech
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  • Top reasons you should read to your kid

    Reading to your child goes so much farther than just enhancing your relationship with a bit of extra snuggle time. By making books an important daily event in kids’ lives, reading can also boost learning potential and enhance development. And reading is not just for toddlers or school-aged kids. Experts recommend reading to newborns and
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  • The best of the classic cartoons for preschoolers

    We at Zoonicorn often tap into Common Sense Media to find go-to advice for our parents. The website is a thoughtful resource for parents, offering reviews on movies, TV, games, books, apps and websites, as well as myriad “Top Lists” of the best picks for specific ages and all different types of programming.  The site
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  • Can an imaginary friend help a child cope?

    It’s estimated between 25% and 45% of three- to seven-year old children create imaginary playmates*.  For most young children, the friends are invisible, but some do take the form of a doll, stuffed animal, or toy. When asking a child why they have created an imaginary friend, the majority have done so because they found
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  • How music helps kids cope

    Researchers from the University of Kentucky in Lexington studied music and the impact it has on kids when coping with stress, bereavement, hospital stays, learning, and anxiety. Music therapy is a growing trend that involves sing-alongs, playing instruments, or simply listening to music when stress levels are up. The benefits of music for child, and
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  • How to hire the right babysitter

    A night out sounds heavenly, right? When you want to go out on a “date-night,” but you need to hire a babysitter to be with your little ones. It can be a challenge. You want to hire someone who is responsible, someone you can trust, and someone who will care for your children safely while
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