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Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

Behind the Scenes with Disney On Ice: Follow Your Heart

A behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating and producing Disney On Ice: 'Follow Your Heart'

Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Taking a Child with Autism to the Movies: 5 Tips From a Mom Who's Been There

Going to the movies with a child who has autism can be a challenge, but here are our top tips for a successful cinematic outing.

Top 10 TV Shows for Kids This Year

Top 10 TV Shows for Kids This Year

Common Sense Media shares ratings for 10 kids' TV shows, plus a preview of 'Pete's Dragon.'

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Discovery Times Square

Celebrate Star Wars Day at Discovery Times Square

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.

Kids' Movie Preview: Spring and Summer 2016

Kids' Movie Preview: Spring and Summer 2016

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.

Movies on DVD and Streaming in March and April

Movies on DVD and Streaming in March and April

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's Frozen Coming to Broadway in 2018

Disney's Frozen Coming to Broadway in 2018

Disney announced a live production of its hit musical film Frozen will hit Broadway in spring 2018.

QUIZ: Which NYC TV Show Are You?

QUIZ: Which NYC TV Show Are You?

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.

YouTube: What Kids Are REALLY Watching

YouTube: What Kids Are REALLY Watching

Parents may worry about YouTube's age-inappropriate content, but mostly what kids love to watch is fine (if a little weird).

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

Kids' TV Must-Watch List: 2016 Edition

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.

Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group

Star Wars: Movies, Shows, and Games for Every Age Group

Find out which Star Wars movies, TV shows, games, and apps are appropriate for every age.

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

5 Fun AND Educational Apps for Kids

Common Sense Media shares its picks for the best five educational and fun apps for kids to play on their smartphones and tablets.

Best Family Movies of 2015

Best Family Movies of 2015

Common Sense Media shares its top-rated films of 2015 for kids, tweens, and teens.

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Classic Holiday Movies for Kids and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

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.

Star Wars Activities For Kids in NYC

Star Wars Activities For Kids in NYC

Get your Star Wars on with these great activities for kids in New York.

Disney’s New Polynesian Princess Adventure, 'Moana', Hits Theaters Next November

Disney’s New Polynesian Princess Adventure, 'Moana', Hits Theaters Next November

Excitement mounts as new details emerge about 'Moana', Disney's upcoming Polynesian princess adventure, slated to release next November 2016.

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

Fall TV Roundup for Kids and a November Theater Release

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'.

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

Sesame Street Introduces a New Character Who Has Autism

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.

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

Halloween Movies for Kids and Families

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.

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

October DVD, Streaming, and Theater Releases

Common Sense Media shares what you need to know about the movies available in October on DVD and streaming, plus a preview of "Pan".

Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History

Exhibits, Movies, and Games to Get Kids Interested in History

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.

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.

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

Family-Friendly Outdoor Movies

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.

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the 2014 NY International Children's Film Festival

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."

PBS Kids Premieres 'Curious George Swings into Spring' on Earth Day

PBS Kids Premieres 'Curious George Swings into Spring' on Earth Day

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 Shines a Light on Hunger in America

A New Documentary Shines a Light on Hunger in America

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' 'Dinosaur Train' Will Air One-Hour Special on Presidents Day

PBS Kids' 'Dinosaur Train' Will Air One-Hour Special on Presidents Day

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.

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

Cultural Adventures in Your Own Backyard

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.

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

One Local Music-Loving Dad Explores Evolution of Kindie Music

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.

Our Top 10 List of Current Kindie Rock and Family Music CDs

Our Top 10 List of Current Kindie Rock and Family Music CDs

One local music-loving dad give us his list of top 10 current kindie albums that will be popular with the whole family.

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

DVD Review: Tinker Bell in 'Secret of the Wings'

"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.

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains

A New Film Explores What Technology is Doing to Our Brains

“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.

How Do Spiderman's Powers Compare to a Real Spider?

How Do Spiderman's Powers Compare to a Real Spider?

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?

Did You Know? Blue Man Group Trivia

Did You Know? Blue Man Group Trivia

Think you know everything about Blue Man Group? Guess again -- here are 10 things you probably didn't know about the cobalt-colored trio.

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival

What to Watch at the NY International Children's Film Festival

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.

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

'Dance, Stretch, and Giggle' With The Ohmies: Morning Wish Garden!

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

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area

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.

Cheap Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Three-Day Weekends

Cheap Ways to Keep the Family Entertained During Three-Day Weekends

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.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters' Golf Video Game Hits Stores

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters' Golf Video Game Hits Stores

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.

Family Theater: 'Dear Edwina' is Back in New York

Family Theater: 'Dear Edwina' is Back in New York

"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.

Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

Billy Elliot The Musical on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

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.

Mary Poppins on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

Mary Poppins on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

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.

The Lion King on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

The Lion King on Broadway: Dinner and a Show Package

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.

Dinner and a Show Package: Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Dinner and a Show Package: Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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.

Theater Review: Broadway's 'Elf: The Musical'

Theater Review: Broadway's 'Elf: The Musical'

Broadway's newest holiday musical proves that "the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing aloud for all to hear!"

Holiday Shows in Fairfield County, CT

Holiday Shows in Fairfield County, CT

December is filled with family-friendly holiday shows throughout Fairfield County, CT. Get the details here.

Children's Theater Review: Freckleface Strawberry

Children's Theater Review: Freckleface Strawberry

"Freckleface Strawberry," the popular kids' book by actress Julianne Moore, comes to vibrant, musical life Off-Broadway.

Movie Review: The Kids Grow Up

Movie Review: The Kids Grow Up

"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.

Children's Theater: Cool Fall Shows in NYC - October 2010

Children's Theater: Cool Fall Shows in NYC - October 2010

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.

'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts on Blu-ray, Joins Disney's Diamond Collection

'Beauty and the Beast' Debuts on Blu-ray, Joins Disney's Diamond Collection

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.

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