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Tips for Learning How to Rollerblade®
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 15, 2014

Is your child learning to Rollerblade®? Here are a few tips to ensure a great first skating experience for your child!

View the Stars Through a DIY Telescope
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 14, 2014

You don’t need to own a NASA telescope to view the stars, you can make your own! Follow instructions from National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide to make your own telescope using paper towel tubes, tape, paint, and convex lenses so you can study the stars.

Explore the Night Sky Inside at Planetariums
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 14, 2014

On warm summer evenings, it's fun to go outside, direct your gaze up, and count all of the stars you can see. When the clouds cover the sky, go inside to look up at the stars at these planetariums near the New York metro area.

How to Create a DIY Boat
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 14, 2014

All you need to create a boat that floats is paper and tape! Follow those DIY instructions from National Geographic Kids Get Outside Guide and become captain of your own ship.

Libraries Working to Introduce Children and Families to Multicultural Resources
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 12, 2014

The Día! Diversity in Action initiative will provide an opportunity for hundreds of libraries to showcase services that celebrate our nation’s rich cultural tapestry. Libraries continue their commitment to connecting children and their families to multicultural books, bilingual services and educational resources.

On the Blogroll: Mommy Man: Adventures of a Gay Superdad
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 12, 2014

The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.

Dwight-Englewood School Fifth-Graders Perform Original Opera
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 12, 2014

Fifth-graders from the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, performed an original opera called "Ups and Downs...Back on our Feat" on May 1. The show was produced in partnership with the New York Metropolitan Opera Company.

Quassy Amusement Park Debuts Educational Reporting Program
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 08, 2014

Quassy Amusement Park recently began posting News Team Quassy video reports to its YouTube channel. The educational program for area students covers topics such as lasers and roller coaster physics.

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 05, 2014

Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet.

FAQ: 2014 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest Frequently Asked Questions
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 05, 2014

We've answered your frequently asked questions about the 2014 NYMetroParents Kids Cover Contest. Find out how to enter your child, information on how the winners are chosen, voting policies, cover contest prizes from Appaman and B&H Photo Video, as well as details on the cover contest photoshoot.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 16, 2014

Find outdoor movie screenings this summer in the New York City area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Rockland County, Bergen County, Westchester County, and Fairfield County, CT.

Help Your Child Tame Their Anxiety at the Dentist
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2014

Local experts share ways you can help your child face their fears and tame their anxiety about visiting the dentist, plus where to find dental social stories for children with special needs.

Ask the Experts: When Should I Encourage My Child to Stop Sucking Her Thumb?
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2014

Lawrence Dinkes, D.D.S., shares when your child should stop sucking her thumb to prevent bad oral health, as well as when you should be worried about grinding teeth, and what a bluegrass appliance is.

Ask the Expert: What is a Safe Age to Let My Child Whiten His Teeth?
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2014

Alex Shvartsman, D.D.S., of Long Island Center for Healthier Dentistry, shares what age is appropriate for children to begin whitening their teeth, the best over-the-counter whitening products, and how teeth whitening works.

The Best of the Rest of the Web: Paternity Leave, Sleepless Nights, and Escape to Amish Country
by NYMetroParents Staff - May 01, 2014

From the May 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about the lack of available paternity leave, the inevitable sleepless nights of parenting and the success of a weekend away from the city.

3 Campfire Desserts That Are Better Than S'mores
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2014

Who doesn't love s'mores? This classic campfire dessert may be delicious, but it can turn into a sticky mess, leaving kids covered in marshmallow and chocolate. Try these three less-mess versions that have all the flavor of the traditional treat.

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 30, 2014

Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time.

Vincent Smith School Names John Baldi New Head of School
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 28, 2014

John Baldi has been named the new Head of School at Vincent Smith School in Port Washington on Long Island. Baldi takes over for Arlene Wishnew, who is retiring after 35 years in the position.

Ask the Expert: How Can I Make a Summer Birthday Special for My Child?
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 07, 2014

Despite enjoying the warm weather, having a summer birthday can be hard for your child because of vacation schedules. We spoke to Deanna Magenheim, owner of Let’s Gogh Art in Manhattan, a kid’s art and entertainment company, on how to make a summer birthday extra special for your child.

Free Summer Tutoring at Everyone Reading in Manhattan
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 22, 2014

The free Everyone Reading Summer Tutoring Program is now accepting applications for students in grades 2-12 who want to improve their reading skills through one-to-one tutoring. The program takes place over four weeks in July.

Ask the Expert: Braces, Bullying, and Self-Esteem
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2014

Kids having braces is a common thing these days, but why are they still being bullied? We spoke to Jill M. Emanuele, Ph.D., from the Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute to find out why and how we can help build kids' self-esteem.

Ask the Expert: Is Homeschooling Right for My Child?
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 18, 2014

A homeschooling expert weighs in on choosing the right curriculum for your child, homeschooling more than one child in your home, and more about teacher-supported distance learning so you can find out if homeschooling is right for your child.

Teen Pro Race Car Driver Plans Project Yellow Light Race to Raise Awareness of Distracted Driving Dangers
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 17, 2014

Three brothers are signing up teens from high schools in Fairfield County, CT, and Westchester County, NY, for the second annual Project Yellow Light Race in Mount Kisco, NY, a scholarship competition that will raise awareness of the dangers or distracted driving.

Guiding Principles of Parenting The Dolphin Way
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 11, 2014

Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids-Without Turning into a Tiger, advocates these seven guiding principles of parenting the Dolphin Way.

Motivate Your Kids with The Dolphin Way
by NYMetroParents Staff - April 11, 2014

In her upcoming book, The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids–Without Turning into a Tiger (Tarcher/Penguin May 2014), Dr. Shimi Kang explains what motivates us and how we can motivate our kids.

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