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Yogapalooza Children's Show Hosted by Bari Koral Debuts on Z Living
Yogapalooza, a new yoga-based TV show for kids on the Z Living network, stars musician Bari Koral, who leads kids through various yoga poses and concepts during the 30-minute show. (read the story...)

Fire Prevention Week Promotes Working Smoke Alarms
Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association for more than 90 years, is Oct. 5-11. This year's theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month! (read the story...)

How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude in the Culture of Alarmism
In her new book "From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back," Julie Gunlock explains the culture of alarmism, why your buying choices shouldn't haunt you, and how to figure out what products are actually safe for your family. (read the story...)

The Right Questions to Ask About Your Child's Education
If math and science aren't your strongest subjects, determining the strengths of your child's education can seem like you're back in school. Insideschools, which provides authoritative, independent information about New York City public schools, shares what questions to ask your child and their teacher when assessing your child's math and science education. (read the story...)

A Parents' Guide to Quality Math and Science Education
How do you know whether your child is receiving quality math and science education in school? Insideschools, which provides authoritative, independent information about New York City public schools, shares what to look for when assessing your child's classroom for a quality learning environment. (read the story...)

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software
Mitzvah Market developed Mitzvah Organizer, a b'nai mitzvah planning program to helps parents who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah stay organized and stress-free. (read the story...)

America Will Turn the Lights On To Support Afterschool Programs
People all across the United States and at U.S. military installations worldwide will turn the lights on this October by joining the only national rally for afterschool programs. (read the story...)

Sesame Street Exhibit to Open at the New York Public Library
As Sesame Street begins its 45th season, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Sesame Workshop invite fans of all ages to take a closer look at the show's legacy, artistry, and beloved characters at the new free multimedia exhibition Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder. The exhibition will be on display in Sept. 18-Jan. 31, 2015. (read the story...)

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
Is your child's reading struggles sapping his back-to-school enthusiasm? A Westchester-based children's literacy consultant shares three tips to improve his reading skills, including visualizing, questioning, and taking notes. (read the story...)

Helping Your Tween Transition to and Navigate Middle School
When transitioning from elementary school to middle school, there are many mores your tween will have to adjust to—more teachers, more homework, more activities. As more responsibility shifts to your child, here are some tips to help him or her navigate middle school. (read the story...)

Meet the 2014 Cover Contest Winner and Finalists
Introducing Emily, the winner of the 2014 NYMetroParents cover contest, and the eight finalists, including Fan Favorites and sisters Milani and Lola! Get to know these cute kids, take a behind-the-scenes peek of the photo shoot at PhotoOp NYC, plus a video that captures the kids' spirit—and cuteness! (read the story...)

Ebates Teen Style Survey Reveals Top Trends for Back to School
Ebates.com, a pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, announced the results of its 2014 Back to School Survey: sporty clothes, urban fashion, and junior hipster looks are top trends for back to school. (read the story...)

Meet the New, Older Dora the Explorer
Valerie Walsh Valdes, the NYC co-creator of Dora the Explorer discusses her inspiration for creating an older Dora and the new show "Dora and Friends: Into the City", plus Fatima Ptacek, a Queens kid who voices Dora, gives us the inside scoop on the older character. (read the story...)

Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area Awards $80,000 to Five Area High School Seniors
Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area awards college scholarships to five exceptional area high school graduates as part of its General Scholars scholarship program to provide college tuition assistance to promising students. (read the story...)

Announcing Winners of the NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest
We narrowed it down from more than 1,000 entries in our 2014 Kids' Cover Contest to determine the Grand Prize winner, who hails from Queens. Our two Fan Favorites (sisters!) live in the Bronx. Congratulations, girls! Meet them below, and check our September issue to find all nine finalists. (read the story...)

Operation Backpack Launched to Collect School Supplies for Children in Need
Volunteers of America-Greater New York will launch OPERATION BACKPACK 2014 on July 14, the annual campaign to collect brand new backpacks and school supplies for the thousands of children living in New York City homeless and domestic violence shelters. (read the story...)

10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost
Paul Mann, founder and CEO of Fetch! Pet Care, shares 10 tips to help find your lost dog or cat, including going door to door and notifying pet shelters. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: How Parents Can Find the Job of Their Dreams
Prominent brand strategist Richard Lewis says that to find the job of your dreams, it all boils down to smart marketing. His thoughts on parents, connections, and shedding your SAHM skin. (read the story...)

Free Family Fun Camp at Books-A-Million Every Saturday in July
Books-A-Million will host a Free Family Fun Camp every Saturday in July at each of its 258 locations. Books-A-Million offers such programs as a refreshing way to help parents provide their children with creative outlets for learning during the summer break. (read the story...)

National Brain Tumor Society Hosts New York Event to Raise Funds for Finding a Cure
The National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, June 21 in New York to bring together the local community of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends for a day that will raise awareness and funds for the critical brain tumor research. (read the story...)

New Mini Golf at Children’s Museum of the East End
The Children’s Museum of the East End (CMEE)will debut a new nine-hole mini golf course over Memorial Day Weekend. The outdoor course is designed to help kids learn about the properties of physics. (read the story...)

FAQ: 2014 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest Frequently Asked Questions
We've answered your frequently asked questions about the 2014 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest. Find out how to enter your child, information on how the winners are chosen, voting policies, cover contest prizes from Appaman and B&H Photo Video, as well as details on the cover contest photoshoot. (read the story...)

Study Shows Frequent Facebook Use Linked to Eating Disorder Risk
A recent study done at Florida State University shows the link between frequent Facebook use and the risk of eating disorders in girls because Facebook can negatively affect self-image. (read the story...)

It's Okay if Toddlers Don't Share
Heather Shumaker, author of "It’s OK NOT to Share…and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids," discusses the importance of uninterrupted play for toddlers, and how the typical adult views of sharing trample kids' right to play, as well as the benefits of renegade sharing and child-directed turn-taking. (read the story...)

NYMP Q&A: Breaking the Toddler Code
Child psychologist and parenting expert Tovah P. Klein, Ph.D., gives insight to toddlers and how they thrive by giving us a toddler's view of the world, as well as tips for calming a public tantrum. (read the story...)


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