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The First-Ever Play Fair Debuts in NYC

The First-Ever Play Fair Debuts in NYC

Play Fair, hosted by the Toy Industry Association and LeftField Media, will be held at the Javits Center on February 13-14.

Barbie Gets a Makeover: Mattel Adds Three New Body Types

Barbie Gets a Makeover: Mattel Adds Three New Body Types

Barbie is receiving a makeover for the first time in 57 years. Toymaker Mattel will make the iconic toy in three new body types: tall, curvy, and petite.

Not Your Sister's Ballet Class

Not Your Sister's Ballet Class

The School at Steps offers a For Boys Only (F.B.O.) class to boys ages 4-5 to introduce dance as a movement class.

Send Your Crush a Creepy-Crawly Cockroach Valentine

Send Your Crush a Creepy-Crawly Cockroach Valentine

Because roaches need love, too.

Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

Growing Pains: Surviving the Tumultuous Teen Years

This father shared how he was able to rekindle his relationship with his daughter as she navigated through being a teenager.

10 Educational Websites for Kids

10 Educational Websites for Kids

Common Sense Media shares 10 educational websites for preschoolers, elementary school kids, and tweens and teens. These sites are fun, safe, and your kids won't dread learning from them.

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

New and returning shows in 2016 for kids and teens, including a Lion King spin-off and an X-Files reboot, have lots of promise for families.

QUIZ: Which NY-Area Celebrity Mom Are You?

QUIZ: Which NY-Area Celebrity Mom Are You?

Celeb moms like Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce, Blake Lively, and Kerri Russell call the NYC area home and just like you, they are trying to balance life and motherhood in the city that never sleeps. Are you a high-fashion 5th Avenue mama or a laid-back Brooklyn-hipster type? Take our quiz to find out!

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.

Dinosaur Ice Sculptures Roar Into Bryant Park

Dinosaur Ice Sculptures Roar Into Bryant Park

Arts Brookfield hosted its Grace-ful Ice: Dinosaurs carving demonstration in front of Grace Plaza, where artists created dinosaur sculptures out of ice.

IDNYC Card Holders Receive Added Benefits

IDNYC Card Holders Receive Added Benefits

IDNYC released their list of updated benefits and discounts for all municipal ID holders.

United Airlines Sends Sick Kids on a

United Airlines Sends Sick Kids on a "Fantasy Flight' to the North Pole

United Airlines organized a special flight for sick children to fly to the North Pole at Newark Liberty International Airport, where they met Santa Claus, Mickey Mouse, Minions, and Batman.

Santa Asks a Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas Using Sign Language

Santa Asks a Little Girl What She Wants for Christmas Using Sign Language

Mali Phoenix Williams-Cody, 3, struggles with speech and language, but when she visited Santa Claus at the Cleveland Centre mall in Middlebrough, U.K., Santa was able to communicate using sign language!

Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowlmor AMF has teamed up with Fighting America from December 18 to January 3 to host the third annual Jingle Bowl, where a dollar will be donated to for every strike bowled.

Best Family Movies of 2015

Best Family Movies of 2015

Common Sense Media shares its top-rated films of 2015 for kids, tweens, and teens.

Pediatrician Shares Technique He Uses to Calm Crying Babies

Pediatrician Shares Technique He Uses to Calm Crying Babies

Bob Hamilton, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician in Santa Monica, California that shared a video of a technique he uses to calm down crying newborns called The Hold.

Parents Are Turning to Instagram Filters for Baby Name Inspiration

Parents Are Turning to Instagram Filters for Baby Name Inspiration

Parents are turning to Instagram filters for inspiration when coming up with baby names, according to a trend report by Baby Center.

‘Charlotte’ and ‘Oliver’ are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

‘Charlotte’ and ‘Oliver’ are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2015

According to BabyNames.com, the most popular baby names are Charlotte and Oliver for 2015, and the site lists the 100 most popular names for the year.

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Common Sense Media shares its ratings for three classic Christmas movies, and what to expect in 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens', in theaters Dec. 18.

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Common Sense Media shares ratings for three new fall shows for kids and families, plus what to anticipate in the November release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2'.

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies for kids and families compiled by Common Sense Media is sure to hit just the right note.

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

Common Sense Media shares what you need to know about the movies available in October on DVD and streaming, plus a preview of "Pan".

Fall TV Preview: 5 Top Shows for Families

Fall TV Preview: 5 Top Shows for Families

Superheroes, puppets, and a family-friendly variety show highlight this season's roster.

Does Your Kid Look *Just* Like You?

Does Your Kid Look *Just* Like You?

Beauty Mama, aka, Michele Brown, dives into the uncanny resemblance between her and her daughter, and the importance of finding your own identity when growing up.

This Video of a Baby Breakdancing with His Dad Just Made Our Day

This Video of a Baby Breakdancing with His Dad Just Made Our Day

What happens when you challenge a baby to a breakdance battle? You get this adorable video.




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