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National Park Service Will Waive Admission Fees on 17 Days in 2012

National Park Service Will Waive Admission Fees on 17 Days in 2012

The National Park Service announced 17 "fee free" dates for 2012, when admission fees to many U.S. national parks and historical sites will be waived, encouraging families to visit a park near them and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites that are unique to our great country.

The 'Just Right' News Site for Kids

The 'Just Right' News Site for Kids

KidzTimez is an engaging and educational news site for kids and tweens that offers a well-rounded approach to connecting kids with the world beyond their doorstep.

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving

CharityPanda.com, the brainchild of a Westchester mom of three, allows visitors to donate to charity in honor of a celebration, like a birthday, in lieu of buying gifts.

Capture Precious Moments with Anne Geddes

Capture Precious Moments with Anne Geddes

Enter the photo contest, Imagine Me and You, for a chance to win a trip to Australia for an exclusive photo shoot with world-renowned Anne Geddes.

Halloween Photo Contest Winners

Halloween Photo Contest Winners

We received more than 80 entries for our Halloween photo contest this year, and in the race for the most votes, a few were neck-and-neck until the very end, but the first place submission took it home with more than 640 votes.

NY Children's Theater Festival to Bring Artists from Around the World

NY Children's Theater Festival to Bring Artists from Around the World

The New York Children's Theater Festival will provide a birthplace in NYC to expose children to live theater from around the world and is kicking off its inaugural season with a contest for a chance for students and industry professionals to produce their works for the NYC stage.

22 Local Tweens and Teens Will Perform with CAMP BROADWAY in the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

22 Local Tweens and Teens Will Perform with CAMP BROADWAY in the 85th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

More than 20 tweens and teens from the New York metro area have been chosen to perform on CAMP BROADWAY's ZhuZhu Pets float during the 85th Anniversary Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Contest Encourages High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking T-Shirt Designs

Contest Encourages High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking T-Shirt Designs

In light of American Cancer Society's 36th Annual Great American Smokeout, the nonprofit and ENT and Allergy Associates are holding a contest to encourage teens throughout New York and New Jersey to create anti-smoking T-shirt designs for a chance to win $2,000.

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents

Teaching Kids Manners: Tips for Parents

In our plugged-in, social media age, kids' manners are falling by the wayside, big time -- and with TV icons like the "Jersey Shore" gang or Hannah Montana not setting the best examples for our kids, what are parents to do? Etiquette experts weigh in.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Celebrates 45th Anniversary

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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.

Mo Willems Debuts First Children's Book App

Mo Willems Debuts First Children's Book App

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.

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

Has Cheating on Exams Become an Epidemic?

Some think cheating has become an epidemic, but we must keep perspective for our children—and their futures.

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011

PM Pediatrics Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011

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 Bullying Academy Teaches Kids About the Dangers of Bullying and Cyberbullying

The Bullying Academy Teaches Kids About the Dangers of Bullying and Cyberbullying

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 is a Safe Alternative to Facebook and Twitter for Tweens

Zuzee.com is a Safe Alternative to Facebook and Twitter for Tweens

Zuzee.com, a social networking and photo sharing site specifically for girls, was designed by parents with safety in mind.

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

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.

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

Take the Pledge: Tobacco-Free Me!

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!

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

Autism Speaks Releases IEP Guide for Parents

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.

The Toy Insider Announces HOT 20 TOYS for 2011 Holiday Season

The Toy Insider Announces HOT 20 TOYS for 2011 Holiday Season

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.

New Online Store Allows Women to Rent Designer Maternity Clothes

New Online Store Allows Women to Rent Designer Maternity Clothes

Mine for Nine is an online boutique that allows women to borrow designer maternity clothes at 75 percent off retail price.

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

Organize Your Children's Health Records Online with MotherKnows

MotherKnows is a secure website and mobile app that provides parents access to their child's health records anywhere, anytime.

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

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.

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day

Have a Green Halloween: Recycle Your Kid's Costume by Participating in National Costume Swap Day

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.

J.K. Rowling Gives Us More Harry Potter with New Site: Pottermore

J.K. Rowling Gives Us More Harry Potter with New Site: Pottermore

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.

Smart Shoppers Can Support Underserved NYC Teens with the Opportunity Card

Smart Shoppers Can Support Underserved NYC Teens with the Opportunity Card

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.




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