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7 Ways to Explore the Smithsonian With Kids

Some people call the Smithsonian Institution the world’s largest museum. In fact, it’s 19 museums—plus a zoo—and they’re all completely free! If you’re a parent of young children, the idea of exploring this massive treasure trove is as exhausting as it is exciting. That’s why we’re providing some tips about seven kid-friendly and fun Smithsonian exhibits and experiences,- along with some free reading material to accompany them…

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Best Magazines for an 8-Year-Old

Two elementary school age boys reading a magazine

If you’re the parent of an 8-year-old child, you know that eight is an amazing—and potentially exhausting—year in a child’s life! Many kids experience a huge growth spurt, both physically and intellectually, around third grade. They’re reading independently, trying more things for themselves, and most importantly, they start developing a more complex sense of identity. Is your child a budding scientist or an aspiring poet or planning a campaign for the 2052 presidential election? Feed their voracious minds with the perfect magazine to fit their passions.

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