From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge.
To kids especially (and okay--to many adults as well), the world of politics can seem at least a little intimidating and boring at best. But on closer inspection, the political arena has been filled with a host of colorful characters throughout the years.
Disney's newest ship, the Fantasy, was christened March 2 by its fairy godmother, Grammy Award-winning Mariah Carey, among a handful of celebrities who welcomed Disney's fourth family-friendly ship on the Hudson River in New York.
In honor of Dr. Seuss's 108th birthday March 2, 2012, the Brooke Jackman Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing literacy in the New York area, compiled the top five Dr. Seuss books that all teach kids a larger life lesson.
A 5-year-old explains economics.
The 84th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday, Feb. 26. Here are some easy, tasty recipes from QVC's David Venable that will help make your Oscar party a success.
It's true celebrities may go over the top with unique and quirky names when it comes to naming their babies. Here are the best and worst celebrity baby names of 2011.
Trending baby names are heavily influenced by pop culture and media. Here are the most popular baby names of 2011.
The oldest toy retailer in the U.S., FAO Schwarz celebrates its 150th birthday this year with a commemorative gallery of vintage toys, from the old, old box of 64 Crayola Crayons to Legos from 1955.
From hard-to-find vintage candies and modern-day favorites to ice cream, milkshakes, and coffee, The Candy Rush in Brooklyn showcases nearly every sweet treat imaginable.
In honor of Youth Leadership Month this February, Build-A-Bear Workshop is running its ninth annual nationwide search for Huggable Heroes, a program that recognizes inspiring kids ages 8-18 who are doing amazing acts of service in their community and beyond.
From our March issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
Over the last few days, we asked you to share with your network our Weekend Highlights newsletter. Each shared post earns an entry into a drawing to win tickets to "Rock of Ages" in NYC.
Check out BAMkids Film Festival in Brooklyn this weekend, Feb. 4-5, 2012, with fun children's films from around the world.
Forbes named Brooklyn Children's Museum among the 12 best children's museums in the U.S.
January 28 marks National Data Privacy Day. Here are five tips on how to keep your kids--even newborns--safe from identity theft.
Goolge invites students across the U.S. to redesign their homepage logo using their imagination around the theme, "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..." for a chance to win scholarships and cool prizes, including having the winning artwork appear on a limited edition of Crayola's 64 box of crayons.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Men are Faster Diaper Changers, Nobody's Normal, & a Viral Video about Bullying
From our February issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting thoughts from the web and the world of parenting.
Get expert advice from baby guru and maternity designer, Rosie Pope, on Season Two of Bravo TV's "Pregnant in Heels" where Pope doles out tips on finding a new nanny, getting your baby on a schedule, and addresses intimacy issues.
After watching 11-year-old singer-songwriter Miranda Finn on YouTube, Jane Bingham, the woman leading the Facebook charge for Mattel to produce a "Beautiful and Bald" Barbie in support of pediatric cancer patients, she selected Finn's original song, "Maybe I Can Change this World" as the campaign's "theme song."
Can you watch this without cracking a smile?
It's no surprise that Santa Claus was able to pick up a few languages after circling the globe many a times. Catch him at Time Warner Center where he'll delight kids and wish them a very merry Christmas in six languages.
Get easy and fun craft ideas for kids and adults alike, courtesy of EK Success Brands' Second Annual "Crafting with Style" event. Check out these chic new craft kits and projects from American Girl, Perler Beads, K&Company, and Spotted Canary.
From holiday traditions new and old to gifts both classic and of the moment, we've got a seasonal smorgasbord of holiday tales and toy recommendations from NYMetroParents staff members and friends.
A Rockland County dad of two and NYMetroParents staffer talks about his family's favorite holiday tradition and how it's evolved over the years.