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Common Sense Media shares ratings for 10 kids' TV shows, plus a preview of 'Pete's Dragon.'
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, Discovery Times Square is hosting a special celebration with their Star Wars and the Power of Costume: The Exhibition display.
The 2016 spring and summer movie season brings funny faves, game characters, and beloved stories to the big screen. Find out what to see--and what to skip.
Common Sense Media shares its ratings for family-friendly movies that are new to DVD and streaming in March and April, plus information about The Jungle Book, in theaters April 15.
Disney announced a live production of its hit musical film Frozen will hit Broadway in spring 2018.
New York is an iconic city and that is partly due to how it is depicted on screen. Find out what NYC TV show you are by taking this quiz.
Parents may worry about YouTube's age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird).
New and returning shows in 2016 for kids and teens, including a Lion King spin-off and an X-Files reboot, have lots of promise for families.
Find out which Star Wars movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.
Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.
Common Sense Media shares its top-rated films of 2015 for kids, tweens, and teens.
Common Sense Media shares its ratings for three classic Christmas movies, and what to expect in 'Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens', in theaters Dec. 18.
Get your Star Wars on with these great activities for kids in New York.
Excitement mounts as new details emerge about 'Moana', Disney's upcoming Polynesian princess adventure, slated to release next November 2016.
Common Sense Media shares ratings for three new fall shows for kids and families, plus what to anticipate in the November release of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2'.
As part of a new initiative to destigmatize autism, Sesame Street is introducing Julia, a new character who has autism, and with it resources for parents to use.
If your kids like a little spookiness along with their tricks and treats, this list of scary (but not too scary!) Halloween movies for kids and families compiled by Common Sense Media is sure to hit just the right note.
Common Sense Media shares what you need to know about the movies available in October on DVD and streaming, plus a preview of "Pan".
Are your kids not thrilled about learning history? Try immersing them in history by visiting a local museum with a mummy exhibit, The Brooklyn Museum or Metropolitan Museum of Art are two nearby, or watch one of these movies or play one of these games about history to supplement learning.
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.
UPDATED: July 2015. 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.
Check out the highlights of this year's New York International Children's Film Festival in Manhattan, including when and where to get a sneak peek of "Muppets Most Wanted" and "Rio 2," meet the stars of Broadway's "Annie," and go behind the scenes of "Coraline."
On Earth Day (April 22), PBS Kids invites viewers to join America's favorite monkey for a new Curious George special: "Curious George Swings into Spring," which will encourage kids to go outside and explore the world around them.
A new documentary, "A Place at The Table," shines a light on hunger in America. The film seeks to enlighten Americans that most people in the country are "food insecure"—they don't know where their next meal is coming from.
PBS Kids will air a special one-hour episode of 'Dinosaur Train' on Presidents Day called 'Submarine Adventure,' in which kids will learn about the Shonisaurus, Archelon turtles, and more prehistoric creatures.
Living in the New York metro area means you can expose your children to the world's cultures without traveling to foreign countries. We've compiled restaurants, festivals, and other activities to introduce your children to the world.
A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed in to kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family. Plus, his list of top 10 current kindie albums.
One local music-loving dad give us his list of top 10 current kindie albums that will be popular with the whole family.
"Secret of the Wings," Tinker Bell's first 3D adventure in the Disney Fairies series, takes her to the far reaches of Pixie Hollow, where she flies with new friends and uncovers a secret that changes her world.
“What is all this technology doing to our brains?” The second film of the three-part series "Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change" by Tiffany Shlain explores this question and offers guidance on how parents can best nurture their children’s minds.
With the recent launch of the fourth Spiderman film and the reign of Broadway's "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," your kids might be showing interest in arachnids. So, how do Spiderman's abilities stack up against those of a real spider?
Think you know everything about Blue Man Group? Guess again -- here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the cobalt-colored trio.
The 2012 New York International Children's Film Festival will span seven NYC theaters and present more than 100 of the best children's films from across the globe, several of which seem likely to keep the festival's tally of Academy Award nominations going strong.
Interactive musical performers The Ohmies invite kids to "dance, stretch, and giggle" their way to the front of the stage for an exciting new act, "The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!" Through a fun combination of dancing, yoga poses, and tumbling, kids can help The Ohmies coax Mr. Sun to come out so their garden of wishes may grow
Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year.
With a three-day weekend ahead, it’s time to start brainstorming entertainment options for that inevitable moment when someone asks “what’s next?” Whether going out of town for a fun weekend away, or opting for a budget-friendly, relaxing weekend at home, games are a great option to have on hand to keep everyone in the family happy and entertained.
Electronic Arts Inc., announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 12: The Masters has shipped in North America. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to become a Masters champion.
"Dear Edwina," the Broadway sensation that appeals to preteens and the whole family alike, is back in New York City by popular demand — with an all-new cast, and for a limited run.
Experience Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway with Leisure Connect's affordable dinner and a show package. For $136 per person, you'll get a two-course dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and premium tickets to see the award-winning show live on the big stage.
Experience the magic of Mary Poppins on Broadway with Leisure Connect's affordable dinner and a show package. For $136 per person, you'll get a two-course dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and premium tickets to see the award-winning show live on the big stage.
Experience "The Lion King" on Broadway with Leisure Connect's affordable dinner and a show package. For $140 per person, you'll get a two-course dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and premium tickets to see the award-winning show live on the big stage.
Enjoy Christmas in New York with a dinner and show package from Leisure Connect. For $95 per person, you'll get a two-course dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and premium tickets to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Broadway's newest holiday musical proves that "the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing aloud for all to hear!"
December is filled with family-friendly holiday shows throughout Fairfield County, CT. Get the details here.
"Freckleface Strawberry," the popular kids' book by actress Julianne Moore, comes to vibrant, musical life Off-Broadway.
"The Kids Grow Up" is a new documentary by Doug Block that delves into the anxieties and uncertainties of leaving for college — from a parent's perspective.
Check out the best shows for kids playing this October in Manhattan - from Angelina Ballerina's stage debut to New York Music Festival's "Shine! The Horatio Alger Musical." You'll find all the information you need here, from plot summaries to show times.
Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" will be released for a limited time this fall on Blu-ray and DVD, allowing parents to introduce a new generation of kids to this classic tale.
Broadway's hit musical "The Addams Family" incorporates classic Addams-style humor and quirkiness into a fresh storyline and has hit super-sized success with families.