Why Our Kids Don’t Have The Money Smarts To Live In The Real World

Financial illiteracy is an epidemic in the United States. Fortunately, after 30+ years of work to create content for children, parents and grandparents that teaches how to raise financially responsible children, we're finally getting there. As a pioneer of the "kids and money" topic in the 1980s, I saw the issue from 30,000 feet, when I searched for materials to teach my own children about money. It's time we all take an active part in teaching our children the money smarts they need for the real Read more [...]

This Week In Credit Card News: Establish Credit For Your Kids, Will Chip Cards Solve Fraud?

Walmart Exec: New Credit Card Design Won't Solve Fraud There's been some hope that improved credit card technology might finally lead to greater security and a reduction of credit card fraud. One idea has been credit cards with embedded chips, which can encrypt data during transactions, making the process more secure. [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Theater news: Admission is FREE for kids

Since March 3, the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre has offered free admission for visitors age 17 and under to all film and music programs, with the exception of film opening and closing nights, and rental events. The move brings the theater in line with the museum’s mission to make the institution accessible to everyone. In July 2013, the museum reduced admission to the museum from $ 5 to free for guests age 17 and under. “We want to make the theater more accessible to younger patrons Read more [...]

Fake Vogue Kids Cover Featuring North West is Amazing April Fool’s Joke!

While the fashion industry usually takes itself a little too seriously, Fashionista cooked up a silly story involving Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's adorable little lady. As part of an April Fool’s prank, the popular blog declared, “ NORTH WEST MAKES HER 'VOGUE' COVER DEBUT: The magazine introduces a quarterly supplement for children.” The article went on to claim that North was “photographed by Craig Barritt on location in Paris under her parents’ watchful eye during the [Paris Fashion Read more [...]

National Geographic Kids Launches Premium Online Experience with Adventure Pass

WASHINGTON (Feb. 18, 2015)—National Geographic Kids today launched Adventure Pass, an online subscription that offers kids access to exclusive content on its award-winning website, kids.nationalgeographic.com. In addition to the free primary website, the Adventure Pass serves as an all-access key for kids to explore hours of engaging and educational content in a secure and fun online destination. “At National Geographic, we are driven to inspire kids to learn about the world around them, and Read more [...]

Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift Top Kids’ Choice Awards Nominations

The tweens have spoken, and the women of the music industry are set to win big at next month’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. All the nominations for Song of the Year are performed by women, Billboard reports, including Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off, Katy Perry’s Dark Horse and the Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj collaboration Bang Bang. Another 2014 anthem that made it to the category is Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bass. But Australian rapper Iggy Azalea Read more [...]

National Geographic Kids Announces Grand-Prize Winner of International Photography Contest for Kids

WASHINGTON (Feb. 4, 2015)—Thirteen-year-old Grace Chung from Saratoga, California, has captured the grand prize of the 2014 International Photography Contest for Kids for her close-up portrait of a gecko. She has won a five-day, four-night trip to Washington, D.C., and a tour of National Geographic headquarters. The competition was conducted in partnership with the U.S. edition of National Geographic Kids magazine and 11 local-language editions. Each edition held a national contest and submitted Read more [...]