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Top Billing: Big Adventure for Small Fry
One thing the big red apple needs is a big red dog. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) has obliged with Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog, their new exhibit. The show features a 9-foot-tall Clifford complete with a tail slide, and all the locations familiar to readers of the Clifford books: Birdwell Island’s library, post office and huge dog house. (read the story...)

Outings: Down to the River!
Forty years ago, aghast at the condition of the Hudson River, singer, musician, and political activist Pete Seeger resolved to “build a boat to save a river.” (read the story...)

Top Billing - One-Ring Wonderment
Just when you thought you’d broken the kids of all those bad habits, along comes Cirque du Soleil’s new show, Corteo. (read the story...)

Outings: Museum 101
Museum visits are a great way to have fun with your child, as long as you don’t think of them as Introduction to Art 101. (read the story...)

Earthplace Expansion
The woods of Westport, Connecticut boast a natural paradise and wildlife refuge known as Earthplace. This month, their new exhibit hall, Natureplace, opens. (read the story...)

Who let the dogs in!
Almost any collection of children’s books includes a few by William Wegman. (read the story...)

Mummies, gondolas, and a piazza give Providence getaway appeal
Providence is a city that specializes in throwing festivals. (read the story...)

Great Water Fun at Great Wolf
Weather maybe, but trends don’t usually arrive here from the Midwest. (read the story...)

Sarah. Short and Sweet
When some shows are called formulaic, that’s usually an insult. But in children’s theater, adhering to a formula can be positive. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Chaos for Kids
Many kids like the idea of blowing things up. In the Hayden Planetarium’s new space show, Cosmic Collisions, explosions are the name of the game. (read the story...)

Glimpse into a Golden Era
The Dahesh Museum of Art’s current exhibit — Stories to Tell: Masterworks from the Kelly Collection of American Illustration — could be subtitled, “The Good Old Days”. (read the story...)

In the Arts: Be-Bop Babies
Can classes really create mini maestros . . .or even help kids to read? (read the story...)

Desperate housewives the norm?
Ok, so who are we going to believe? Women cheat as much as men do, and it’s actually harder for a woman to stay in a monogamous relationship, says Michelle Langley, author of the new book, Women’s Infidelity: Living in Limbo: What Women Really Mean When They Say, “I’m Not Happy”. (read the story...)

Editorial: Good Practice
I’m a great believer in the importance of having music in one’s life. This month, music educator Michael Barry explains what music can do for kids in “Be-Bop Babies”. (read the story...)

Top Billing: Singing for Soup!
You don’t just go through 47 years without learning a thing or two … and it’s evident that the Paper Bag Players have crammed a whole lot of expertise into their almost five decades of performing live children’s theater. (read the story...)

Outings: Take Me to the River!
Here’s a new kind of outing to delight city kids, and visiting out-of-towners — New York City Audubon has just launched Eco-cruises in the waters of the Big Apple. (read the story...)

WHERE TO CATCH THE MUSIC - Brooklyn
If you’re looking to introduce your young child to the wonders of musical education, here are some options throughout the borough: (read the story...)

Top Billing: Grand Central Kids
March will be filled with music, thanks to the Kids on Central concerts at the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains. (read the story...)

Where to: Catch the Music In New York City
If you’re looking to introduce your younger child to the wonders of music, here are some options throughout the borough. (read the story...)

The Books We Loved
We asked local authors, and our own editors, to name a book they couldn’t put down as a child, and why: (read the story...)

Take Our Puppets, Please!
Run by the Puppeteers’ Cooperative — a group of puppeteers based in Boston and New York with members spread out along the East Coast — the 100 or so puppets stored inside the Brooklyn monument have the same mission as a good book from the public library: Circulate. (read the story...)

The Things About Reiser
Paul Reiser wrote and stars in The Thing About My Folks, a new feature film which opens September 16. But more importantly, he has mined his life to create a rich family portrait that resonates with families everywhere, not just those in the New York Jewish milieu in which he is intimate. (read the story...)

DINOSAURS A New Look at Old Creatures
Many people are fascinated by dinosaurs, perhaps because they have never been seen by humans. The new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History, "Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries", offers a striking new perspective on these extinct creatures, certain to appeal to all ages. (read the story...)

RAISING KIDS BILINGUALLY - NYC parents are enrolling their youngsters in foreign language classes — for the earliest possible exposure.
Bonjour, ca va? Curious toddlers who step into West Park Presbyterian Church on Wednesday mornings are greeted with a singsong voice and smile from Michelle Bertrand, founder of Music & Play En Français. The foreign language playgroup — one of dozens held throughout the city — is part of a growing trend of parents opting to raise a bilingual child or give their babies a leg up by exposing them to a second language early on. (read the story...)

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE EDUCATIONALTelevision and Our Children’s Brains
Now recent studies suggest that children who watch television from a young age may develop attention disorders and aggressiveness. (read the story...)


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