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Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 15, 2014

Are your kids not thrilled about learning history? Try immersing them in history by visiting a local museum with a mummy exhibit, The Brooklyn Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art are two nearby, or watch one of these movies or play one of these games about history to supplement learning.

Study Finds Children With Autism More Sedentary Than Those Without the Disorder
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 04, 2014

A recent Oregon State University study found that children with autism tend to be more sedentary than children without autism, but that children with autism tend to be on par with peers in terms of completing physical fitness activities.

5 Age-Appropriate Money Lessons for Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 04, 2014

Pamela Yellen, a financial security investigator and author of financial advice books, shares five age-appropriate lessons to teach your children about money.

Help Your Children Overcome 'Affluenza'
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 02, 2014

'Affluenza' is the psychological dysfunction caused by the obsessive and competitive pursuit for more; more money, more material items, more power. While there is pressure on children from affluent homes to be the best, the sense of entitlement that comes with it can be a detriment to your child.

What Parents Need to Know About Children's Heart Health
by NYMetroParents Staff - December 01, 2014

Pediatric cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in children. Experts share the symptoms and risk factors of pediatric cardiomyopathy and what you need to know about children's heart health.

Children Can Receive Letters From Santa Through a Postal Service Program
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 25, 2014

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa—complete with a North Pole postmark! The Letters to Santa program adds to the excitement of Christmas and is perfect for interesting youngsters in letter writing.

What's New in 2015 for NYMetroParents Clients
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 24, 2014

Many of your favorite NYMetroParents clients, from birthday party venues, to after-school classes, and dance schools have exciting things planned for the new year. Check out what's coming up in 2015 from top local businesses now.

School Vacation Camps in New York City, Long Island, and Connecticut
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 24, 2014

This winter break, find fun holiday camp activities for your kids while school is on vacation. We have school vacation camps in Rockland, Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and even Fairfield County, CT. Start planning your child's winter holiday break with these fun holiday camps today.

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in the NY Metro Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 24, 2014

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Check out our list of the best bowling alleys for families in the New York metro area.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Depression, Santa as a Teacher, and Delivering Babies
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 19, 2014

From the December 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about recognizing depression, Santa Claus as a teacher, and delivering babies.

Three Games That Encourage Kindness
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 18, 2014

Want to encourage people to be kinder to each other? These three games from "Unbored Games" by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larson encourage kindness and giving back year-round through Boom Boom! cards and random acts of kindness.

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 12, 2014

GenerationOn, which aims to inspire and mobilize a nationwide network of youth volunteers, recently launched two campaigns to get families to volunteer this holiday season: The Joy Maker Challenge and Family Volunteer Day.

Announcing the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Winners!
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 10, 2014

The 2014 Halloween Photo Contest ran on the NYMetroParents Facebook page from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. Find out which little monsters had the best costumes and the most votes! Prizes include $50 gift cards to UrbanSitter and a KidzBop Party-Karaoke Package.

Top 100 Winter Activities in the New York City Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - November 10, 2014

Your guide to the best things to do in winter in and near NYC, including Connecticut, Long Island, New Jersey, and Southeast New York. You'll find Christmas and holiday shows and events, places to ski and ice skate, where to go maple sugaring, lots of indoor activities, and much more!

7 Tips for Trick-or-Treating with Your Toddler
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! For younger kids and babies, trick-or-treating is a new experience and it can be a little frightening or overwhelming if they aren’t prepared for what’s to come. Make sure baby stays warm and comfy for a smooth experience with these seven tips and tricks for your Halloween night out.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Slang, Making Changes, and Doing Your Best
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 30, 2014

From the November 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about slang, changes parents want to make, and doing the best that you can.

New Book Encourages Kids to Give Up Halloween Candy
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 29, 2014

Audrey Kinsman, mom of four, recently launched "Switchcrafted: The Story of the Switch Witches of Halloween", a book that encourages kids to trade in their Halloween candy for a new toy or other treat.

10 Mellow Boredom Busters for Kids
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 29, 2014

When your kids are home sick, or if the weather isn't cooperating and your kids can't go outside, here are 10 mellow activities for kids to keep them entertained without wearing them out.

DIY Alien Monster Egg Halloween Decoration
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 25, 2014

Liz Heinecke, author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids, shares easy-to-follow directions to make Alien Monster Eggs for a Halloween decoration for your ghoolish party. Bonus: It's a science experiment for kids!

Halloween Activities in Bucks County, PA
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 26, 2014

Fall is one of the most breathtaking times to visit Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Discover fun family-friendly events to celebrate autumn—and a few on the spooky side for Halloween!

Count Down to Halloween Continues 10/22 with NYMetroParents
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 23, 2014

FAQ: 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Frequently Asked Questions
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 22, 2014

We've answered your frequently asked questions about the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest. Find out how to enter your child, information on how the winners are chosen, voting policies, and cover contest prizes from UrbanSitter and KidzBop!

Ask the Expert: When to Keep Your Child Home Sick from School
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 20, 2014

We spoke to Sandyha Katz, M.D., board-certified in pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine and an emergency medical associate of Nyack Hospital Emergency Department in Nyack, shares what cold symptoms you can send your child to school with, when to keep your sick child home, and when they can go back to school after being sick.

Ask the Expert: How to Help Your Child Keep Up With School When Home Sick
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 20, 2014

When your child stays home from school due to illness, they will miss learning, but they don't need to fall behind other students. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., founder and president of Educational Connections Inc., shares how to help your child stay on track at school, keep her from feeling behind, and what to do if the teacher doesn't send work home.

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Every Restaurant
by NYMetroParents Staff - October 20, 2014

When eating out with the family, finding something on the menu for everyone may be a challenge, especially if someone is gluten-free. Kim Koeller and Robert La France, authors of "Let's Eat Out Around the World Gluten Free and Allergy Free", share the questions to ask to avoid gluten at any restaurant. Plus, international travel tips for eating gluten-free.

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