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 sizing up your child's learning environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've answered your frequently asked questions about the NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest. Find out how to enter your child, information on how the winners are chosen, voting policies, cover contest prizes, and details on the finalists' photo shoot.
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.
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.
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.
The Child Mind Institute, an organization dedicated to transforming mental health care for children, hosts its annual Speak Up for Kids campaign and encourages people everywhere to share stories about mental health issues during #SpeakUpSundays in May.
Attend Free Comic Book Day at local comic shops on Saturday, May 3 for free comic books and fun activities.
Eastern Jungle Gym, a leading manufacturer of cedar swing sets, is kicking off their "Swing Into Spring" swing set giveaway contest. Read below for your chance to win an Eastern Jungle Gym swing set.
NYMetroParents was recognized by the Parenting Media Association with 16 excellence awards at its 2014 Editorial and Design Awards Competition banquet in Philadelphia. This is a record-high number of PMA awards for NYMetroParents.