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Make Reading Fun, Celebrate a Trout Birthday, and Get Up to Sing, Dance, and Make Music
January 4-6

Learn to Love Reading

Happy New Year! On this first weekend of 2013, spend time instilling a love of reading in your children, even if it's just reading aloud to your baby there are huge benefits!

From exciting science books that answer questions like 'Why is milk white?" to children's books that help little ones cope with the effects of natural disasters, there's much learning and fun to be had in books. Plus check out Scholastic's app Storia for reading fun on your iPad.

Top 20 Activities for Kids

Reading Fun

Read to a therapy dog in Rockland

• Enjoy Dr. Seuss Story Time at CMOM in Manhattan

• Read aloud to a story-loving dog in Westchester


Three Kings, Boats, a Grand Central City, and Crafts

Learn about Three Kings Day and create your own crown in Brooklyn

• See live camels, puppets at Three Kings Day Parade in Manhattan

• Explore the NY Boat Show in Manhattan

• Create your own Grand Central City in Brooklyn

• Paint your own sunrise, sunset in the Bronx


Creatures of the Outdoors

Encounter furry or scaly animals in Westchester

• Celebrate a Trout Birthday on Long Island

• Learn to identify backyard birds in Rockland

• Meet ambassador owls of Westchester's Teatown


Show Stoppers

• Get up and move a concert by Kira Willey in Manhattan

• See your fave characters on Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove on Long Island

• Follow the exciting tale of long-ago China in Queens

Explore music through instruments, song, and dance on Long Island

• Watch dance performances by students in Fairfield

• Catch a sensory-friendly film: 'Monsters, Inc. 2-D' on Long Island

• A stuffed rabbit comes to life on stage in 'The Velveteen Rabbit' in Manhattan

• Be dazzled by a light show of classic children's tales on Long Island


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Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013
Celebrate! Party Showcase

Park Ridge Marriott, NJ
Attend this free party showcase to meet DJs, photographers, videographers, and more. Plus discover what is hot and unique in parties this year!

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013
31st Annual Westchester Camp & Summer Activities Fair

Crowne Plaza, White Plains, NY
Find the right camp for your child in one afternoon! Meet camp directors, learn about different programs, and explore day, sleepaway, and specialty camps in the New York area.

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Indoor Camping Ideas

Do: For those who want to stay indoors to avoid the cold, we have easy ideas that will keep the kids entertained, including three living-room-friendly games and four fun arts and crafts projects.


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