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Kids Eat Free on Halloween at These Restaurants
The following eight restaurants are offering free or reduced-price kids' meals on Halloween. The list includes Bob Evans, Chipotle, Old Country Buffet, Outback Steakhouse, Sonic, and Wendy's. (read the story...)

Scholastic Releases Free Reading App for Kids
Scholastic has introduced Storia, a free, interactive, and educational reading app for kids that comes with five free ebook downloads and features more than 2,000 titles for kids from toddler through teens. (read the story...)

Free Online Game Teaches Kids About Weather Science and Safety
Here in the Northeast, we've had no shortage of severe weather lately. While you're family is hunkered down during a hurricane alert or snowstorm, keep your kids busy with this free, interactive online game that will teach them about severe-weather science and safety. (read the story...)

Rally for Recess and Win a $30,000 Playground Makeover
During the Rally for Recess initiative, collect specially marked packages of Dannon products for a chance to win a $30,000 playground makeover for your school. (read the story...)

Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest Enters Fifth Year
The 5th annual Pets Add Life Children's Poetry Contest encourages kids in elementary and middle school to submit poems about why they love their pets. (read the story...)

Spotted: Little Free Libraries Around New York
Little Free Library is a grassroots organization bringing free books to communities across the country, and several Little Free Libraries have already popped up in the NYC area. (read the story...)

Online Shopping Safety Tips
Remember these online safety tips from Mozilla Firefox to help secure your online shopping purchases and to protect yourself against potential hackers and from identity theft. (read the story...)

Search for Top Youth Volunteers
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013. (read the story...)

An Online Chore Chart for Kids that Works Wonders
MyJobChart.com, a free online chore chart, makes housework and homework easier to manage and more rewarding for kids. (read the story...)

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes
Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks. (read the story...)

New Survey Finds Americans Are Confused About Learning Disabilities
The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recently released a shocking new survey of nearly 2,000 American adults (4.4% margin of error), showing that Americans lack a basic understanding of learning disabilities (LDs). We present the new information about causes and treatments for LDs, and rights for kids who have them. (read the story...)

Reading Rainbow Reinvented: The PBS Kids' Show Turned App
Reading Rainbow, the beloved children's show on PBS that had a 26-year run, recently joined the digital age with the launch of its iPad app. LeVar Burton, the former host of the television show, leads kids on video "field trips" and narrates 20 percent of the books in the app's library. (read the story...)

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains
“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds. (read the story...)

Being a Mentor is a Big Commitment, So Why Do It?
With a full daily schedule, signing up to be a mentor is a big commitment and extra responsibility. Why do it? Local mentors through Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and Girls Write Now share why the commitment is worth it. (read the story...)

Get 25% Off at Macy's and Help the March of Dimes
Shoppers can purchase a 25 percent off coupon valid at all Macy's stores on Aug. 25, during the store's annual "Shop for a Cause" sale. Proceeds from the savings pass sales will benefit the March of Dimes. (read the story...)

Bookshare Supplies Free Book Downloads For Kids With Learning Disabilities
If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. (read the story...)

Montefiore Medical Center Supports Mothers who Breastfeed
Montefiore Medical Center recently announced its plan to participate in "Latch On NYC," a city-wide initiative to support mothers who make the commitment to breastfeed their infants. The hospital will remove all formula advertising , promotions, and free samples from the maternity department and will only hand out samples when new mothers ask for them. (read the story...)

Take Care of Your Child's Feet Now to Prevent Later Damage
Doctors at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York recently warned against the dangers of flip-flops because they change how people walk, offer little arch support, and virtually no shock absorption. That news, taken together with a recent study from the Institute for Preventive Foot Health, shows that people should be taking better care of their feet by wearing both socks and shoes that fit properly and provide adequate support and padding. (read the story...)

What Do Olympic Athletes and Expecting Moms Have in Common?
How are Olympic athletes and expecting mothers similar? They both need to train! Respected and leading UK fitness expert Amanda Hargreaves shares 10 reasons why expecting moms need to exercise. (read the story...)

NYC DOE Offers More Resources For Families Of Children With Special Needs
The New York City Department of Education's (DOE) Division of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners has created additional resources for families with questions about the citywide expansion of the special education reform initiative that will go into effect this coming September of 2012. (read the story...)

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months. (read the story...)

NYMetroParents Merges with Long Island Parent Magazine
NYMetroParents, publisher of Nassau Parent and Suffolk Parent magazines, has merged with Long Island Parent magazine and liparentonline.com to become the most comprehensive resource for parents and families on Long Island. (read the story...)

Kohl's Cares and TED Want You To Vote For Your Most Influential Educator
The "Lessons Worth Sharing" program will award 18 educators across the country with the opportunity to have their most influential lesson featured as an animated video on TED's global TED-Ed website. Through Aug. 24, visit facebook.com/kohls to nominate an educator with a "Lesson Worth Sharing." (read the story...)

Broken Bones Are Most Common in Children During the Summer
During the summer months, the most common injury in children is broken or fractured bones. Because children are constantly growing, their bones heal quicker than adults, so it is important to go to the emergency room right away. (read the story...)

Sam's Club Offers Free Children's Health Screenings
Sam's Clubs that have a pharmacy are hosting free children's health screenings just in time for the back-to-school season. Participating locations will give out free DNA and fingerprint kits, to help children if they are ever lost, and Sesame Street's "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" multimedia dental care kits. (read the story...)


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