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Three Games That Encourage Kindness

Three Games That Encourage Kindness

Want to encourage people to be kinder to each other? These three games from "Unbored Games" by Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larson encourage kindness and giving back year-round through Boom Boom! cards and random acts of kindness.

Announcing the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Winners!

Announcing the 2014 NYMetroParents Halloween Photo Contest Winners!

The 2014 Halloween Photo Contest ran on the NYMetroParents Facebook page from Oct. 22 through Nov. 5. Find out which little monsters had the best costumes and the most votes! Prizes include $50 gift cards to UrbanSitter and a KidzBop Party-Karaoke Package.

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

NYMP Q&A: Do Fathers Matter?

Paul Raeburn, journalist, scientist, father of five, and author of "Do Fathers Matter? What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked", shares why fathers really matter, how fathers influence their children, and how the picture of modern fatherhood is changing.

HONY Photographer Releases Kids' Book

HONY Photographer Releases Kids' Book

Brandon Stanton, the creator and photographer behind the popular blog Humans of New York, recently released "Little Humans," a children's photo storybook.

Yogapalooza Children's Show Hosted by Bari Koral Debuts on Z Living

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.

Fire Prevention Week Promotes Working Smoke Alarms

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!

How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude in the Culture of Alarmism

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.

The Right Questions to Ask About Your Child's Education

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.

A Parents' Guide to Quality Math and Science Education

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.

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

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.

America Will Turn the Lights On To Support Afterschool Programs

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.

Sesame Street Exhibit to Open at the New York Public Library

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.

Tips to Help Improve Your Child's Reading Skills

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.

Helping Your Tween Transition to and Navigate Middle School

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.

Meet the 2014 Cover Contest Winner and Finalists

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!

Ebates Teen Style Survey Reveals Top Trends for Back to School

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.

Meet the New, Older Dora the Explorer

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.

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 $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.

Announcing Winners of the NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest

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.

Operation Backpack Launched to Collect School Supplies for Children in Need

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.

10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost

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.

NYMP Q&A: How Parents Can Find the Job of Their Dreams

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.

Free Family Fun Camp at Books-A-Million Every Saturday in July

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.

National Brain Tumor Society Hosts New York Event to Raise Funds for Finding a Cure

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.

New Mini Golf at Children’s Museum of the East End

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.




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