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Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children's literacy nonprofit organization in the United States, which prepares and motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those children and families who need them most, celebrated its 45th birthday this month. Check out our tribute to the organization.
New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems, creator of the NYC-based Knuffle Bunny tales, revealed his first children's book app, based on his beloved Don't Let the Pigeon...! series, to an intimate group gathered at Magnolia Bakery on the Upper West Side.
Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures.
PM Pediatrics, a preeminent provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care in New York, announced last week that it was selected as one of Modern Healthcare's "Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011" -- one of only three New York-based companies to make the national list.
The newly launched Bullying Academy is a web-based interactive program designed to help middle school students recognize avoid bullying by educating them on its dangers, effects on others, and alternatives.
Zuzee.com, a social networking and photo sharing site specifically for girls, was designed by parents with safety in mind.
Kids of Courage, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization, took more than 100 local children, all either chronically ill or with severe special needs, on a nine-day summer vacation to San Francisco.
Active parents realize that talking to kids early and often about not smoking will help their children make good choices throughout their youth. Use this pledge program to encourage your child not to smoke!
A new Individualized Education Programs (IEP) guide helps parents of children with special needs understand the legal rights of students with disabilities and offers advice on how to get special education services and form an IEP for your child.
With the holiday season always seemingly just around the corner, it's never too early to start holiday shopping for your kids this year. Not sure what to get your child for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanza? Check out the top "hot" toys for 2011 according to Toy Insider.
Mine for Nine is an online boutique that allows women to borrow designer maternity clothes at 75 percent off retail price.
MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime.
According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.
With Halloween just around the corner, you might be stressing about getting your kids a new costume at an affordable price. Why not save some money, help the environment, and get rid of old costumes of Halloweens past by participating in National Costume Swap Day on October 8. Read on for details.
October marks the launch of Pottermore, a website created by J.K. Rowling to allow us muggles to enter the magical world of Harry Potter.
Those who purchase an Opportunity Card to benefit the NYC nonprofit Futures and Options can save 20 percent on their fall shopping while helping underserved youth.
As residents of the East Coast ready for the first hurricane of the 2011 season, the March of Dimes offers valuable tips for pregnant women and parents of new babies on how to prepare for emergencies and the need to evacuate from their homes.
With the state of the economy on everyone's mind, it's not surprising that many families are experiencing financial problems. What may be surprising, however, is that money troubles and worries over the budget cause mom to lose more sleep than dad. Read on to find out what a new survey from Manilla.com reveals about men and women and their family finances.
Comcast's new Internet Essentials provides low-income families with affordable Internet service and netbook computers.
Back-to-school shoppers can help a worthy cause: During Macy's annual Shop for a Cause program on August 27, in-store and online shoppers can save 25 percent on their purchases when they donate $5 to the March of Dimes.
Good news for working moms and dads in the NYC and New Jersey area who want to balance a successful career while still raising their kids. "Working Mother" magazine counts down the top 10 Best Companies for Kids. Citi, Mastercard, and Prudential Financial, Inc. make the cut in the NYC area. Read on for other winning workplaces around the country.
Scribble Press and Faber-Castell welcome young artists and writers to enter their Faber-Castell Scribble Your Story Contest. Winners will receive $100 worth of Faber-Castell art products and more.
CAMP BROADWAY, an NYC-based kids' theater company, is holding auditions for its performance in the upcoming 2011 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kids ages 12-16 are invited to audition, beginning with an open casting call in New York City on August 3, followed by another open call on Long Island August 7.
Does your baby look like a celebrity? Enter the Baby Shorts Celebrity Lookalike contest to win a $100 Amazon gift card.
Our relationship columnist Laurie Puhn, Westchester mom and author of the bestseller "Fight Less, Love More," will give expert advice to "unhappily married" couples on the August 1 episode of FOX's new "Father Albert" TV show.