Candyland

If you could create a land entirely out of dessert, what would it look like?   Q4KIDZ, a daily creative question to spark great family conversations, is a service of ParentsTogether, a nonprofit organization that provides resources, connections, and community to help kids and parents thrive. We also help families take action together to build a positive future for all …

One Gift Dads Could Really Use For Father’s Day

Ever notice that Father’s Day is never celebrated with quite the same fanfare as Mother’s Day? It didn’t even become an official holiday until a whopping 58 years after Mother’s Day was established. Just one of many ways that, in our society, men aren’t expected to be full partners in parenting. One gift that could help level the playing field? …

10 Questions to Spark Meaningful Family Conversations

Sometimes you need a little inspiration in order to spark insightful, surprising conversations with your kids. Here are a few Q4KIDZ questions to get them thinking about the larger world and their place in it. Friends, Family & Being a Kid 1. What words do you wish your friends would use to describe you? 2. In what ways are you different from …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

5 Things Parents Can Do Today to Raise Kind and Generous Kids

Last weekend, my seven-year old was racing with a friend at the park when the other boy tripped and fell. My son stopped running, leaned over to ask the boy if he was ok, and extended his hand to help him up. As I watched from afar, a spontaneous, happy thought popped into my head: “What a good kid!” It’s …

85,000 Demand Paid Family Leave From Walmart

More and more Walmart workers have been speaking out about having to go back to work days after giving birth, because of Walmart’s grossly inadequate paid family leave policy. So ParentsTogether joined with PL+US (a group that fights for paid leave), OUR (an inspiring organization of Walmart workers fighting for respect), and other allies to collect 85,000 petition signatures calling …

Poesía Días de la Semana

Yo tengo una casita que es de color azul, y se abren sus ventanas cuando le da la luz. Allí viven, muy contentos, los días de la semana; se acuestan por la noche, se levantan de mañana. Primero llega el lunes con paso muy marcial. Va siempre derechito, le gusta madrugar. El martes siempre canta una alegre canción, para que …

Los días de la semana

Hola! It’s Nani! I have a fun Spanish riddle you can try with your kids today. Can they figure it out? Los siete son hermanitos y viven un solo día; cuando uno nace otro muere, y así se pasan la vida. The answer is…. the days of the week! Take this opportunity to practice “los días de la semana” in Spanish with …

All About Summer – Spanish Practice Games

Hi! It’s Nani w/ some fun Spanish practice games — all about summertime! Word Association Game Try playing a game of word association in Spanish with your little one. Say a word in Spanish and ask your child to say the first Spanish word that comes into their head. Keep it going and see how long you can keep it …