PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

PBS Announces PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG Tiny Adventure

What's a parent to do when the temperature outside is hovering around freezing, but the kids have a solid case of cabin fever? This winter, PBS KIDS is giving families a reason to bundle up and leave the house—the number one educational media brand...

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Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Its so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season—to stress out about finding the "it" toy for your child or getting to the market before they sell out of fresh turkey. However, #GivingTuesday, a day created by New York City's ...

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Long-Time Teacher Becomes New Principal at Beth Am Religious School

Long-Time Teacher Becomes New Principal at Beth Am Religious School

Starting this school year, long-time teacher Karen Herskowitz became the new principal at Beth Am Religious School in Pearl River. The school is also introducing a new program in which students will get the opportunity to lead Shabbat services at l...

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Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Ah, braces. Though a sort of rite of passage for tweens and teens, the cost of orthodontia is something parents aren't prepared for. And for some, the dental work is financially out of reach. Luckily, Dr. Craig Smith, a Smithtown orthodontist and o...

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Larchmont Music Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Programs

Larchmont Music Academy Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special Programs

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Larchmont Music Academy will host a special ceremony on October 9 at 3:30pm. The event, set to take place at the school in Larchmont, will feature a special ribbon cutting ceremony to honor the 20-year hi...

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Hendrick I. Lott House in Marine Park to Open to the Public for a Limited Time

Hendrick I. Lott House in Marine Park to Open to the Public for a Limited Time

For the first time this year, the Hendrick I. Lott House, located in Marine Park, will open its doors to the public for a limited number of interior tours as part of Archtober, a celebration of New York City’s architecture. Listed on the National R...

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How Two Academy of Holy Angels Students Are Continuing to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

How Two Academy of Holy Angels Students Are Continuing to Help Victims of Hurricane Maria

A year after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, high school students from the Academy of the Holy Angels in Demarest, New Jersey are still helping the people who were hit the hardest. Fiesta4Hope, an organization they launched, has already raised...

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5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

5 Ways to Update Your Toddler Proofing Measures

When your little one starts walking and begins exploring in greater depth, you may start to wonder what the next step is for child proofing your living space. It’s a good question to ask yourself: “As you prepare your home for the toddler stage, ev...

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Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

It’s official: Blue’s Clues is returning to Nickelodeon to delight a whole new generation of viewers. The original series will return as Blue’s Clues and You, and will be hosted by Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz.

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Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

Child Identity Theft is on the Rise and Here's What You Need to Know

When a data breach strikes, you worry about the security of your private information, but what about that of your child? Despite the fact that most young children don’t yet have a financial footprint, thieves are targeting their identities at an al...

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Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

Officials Discover Lead in More Than 1,000 NYC Schools

At school, things like clean drinking water should be a given. In NYC, though, officials from the Department of Education have yet to fully fix more 1,100 water fixtures found to have elevated levels of lead.

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32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

32 Kids' Medications Have Been Recalled Due to 'Microbial Contamination'

King Bio, an FDA-registered homeopathic pharmaceutical company based in Asheville, North Carolina, is voluntarily recalling 32 children's medicines because of potential "microbial contamination," the company said in a statement.

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Nickelodeon to Celebrate 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

Nickelodeon to Celebrate 15th Annual Worldwide Day of Play

Go to any park, restaurant, or public space, and you’re all but guaranteed to see a child with their head buried in a smartphone or tablet. It’s a familiar scene, and one that’s inevitable in today’s technology-driven world. But Nickelodeon wants t...

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Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

Muse Academy Opens In Brooklyn For All Five Boroughs

MUSE Academy's doors opened on September 5 with a first day of school celebration of the inspiration of the ancient Greek Muses for the young scholars who make up the founding class of the new school in the heart of Brooklyn's cultural district.

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5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

5 Rights Your Child Has in School That You Should Know About

Federal and state laws protect the rights of students in school, yet many parents are unaware of their child’s legal protections as a student. As your child heads back to school this year, make sure you know his rights and entitlements to services....

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How Treating Your Coworkers Poorly Can Affect Your Children

How Treating Your Coworkers Poorly Can Affect Your Children

It’s easy to send off a passive aggressive email when a coworker misses a deadline or make an off-handed remark when another colleague is late for an important meeting. But beyond graciousness, there’s a reason to think before you speak or act: Whe...

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Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

Bright Horizons Preschool Director to Discuss Benefits of Emergent Curriculum in Free Parenting Webinar

On Friday, Sept. 20, Ean Gensler, M.Ed., director of Bright Horizons at Hudson Yards, will lead a free online parenting seminar about emergent curriculum in early childhood education and how it benefits young children. The Momcast, called Teach Me ...

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Bronx Community College to Receive $300,000 Grant from NASA

Bronx Community College to Receive $300,000 Grant from NASA

Bronx Community College (BCC) is the latest recipient of an award from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that will provide $300,000 to fund a two-year program that will contribute to the training and development of the future...

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New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

New Report: THIS Is What We Lose Sleep Over

A good night's rest is never a given when you're a parent. But—aside from crying babies or kids wanting water or another bedtime story—what actually causes us to lose sleep? A new report from Bankrate.com did a deep dive into the question, and came...

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IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

IDNYC Card Now Available to Children Ages 10 and Older

Children as young as 10 years old can now get an IDNYC card, a free identification card available to New York City residents. Through the program, which was introduced in 2015, New York City residents who apply receive a government-issued photo ide...

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Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Evidence-Based Social Skills Group Launches in Greenwich

Karina G. Campos, Psy.D will be offering PEERS, an evidence-based social skills group, for teens ages 11-17 struggling to make and keep friends this September in Greenwich, CT. The PEERS curriculum is taught in a small group format using a variety ...

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Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Mattel Launches a Brand New Robotics Engineer Barbie

Last week Mattel launched a brand new Barbie doll. Barbie’s latest career, a robotics engineer Barbie, is an effort to encourage girls’ participation in traditionally male-dominated STEM-based careers. The new doll adds to the list of more than 200...

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New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

New Study Says Cellphones Are to Blame for Failing Grades

You know your kids are addicted to tech, but you might not know how harmful that dependency can be. A new study suggests that using electronic devices can lower students' grades.

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5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

5 Things to Know About Raising Your Kid to be an Entrepreneur

Does your son love to sell lemonade on the corner of your street? Is your daughter always making duct-tape wallets and decorating her own jeans? If your child demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, you should encourage him to pursue that. Here are...

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Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

Land's End Launches Adaptive School Uniforms for Children With Special Needs

When you think of school uniforms, you might think of private schools, but a surprising 21 percent of public schools now require students to wear uniforms. Mainstream students may roll their eyes at a dress code, but for students with special needs...

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Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

Teachers in NYC Will Soon Be Entitled to New Family Leave Policy

The United States’ subpar maternity leave policies are well documented, but the City of New York has a new plan to help parents get the time they deserve. Early this month, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) announced ...

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10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Manhattan Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Manhattan paren...

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10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Queens Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Queens parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Suffolk Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Suffolk parents...

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10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Brooklyn Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Brooklyn parent...

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10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Nassau Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Nassau parents ...

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10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Westchester Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Westchester par...

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10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

10 Checklists to Make Rockland Parents’ Lives Easier

We are about to make your parenting life a lot easier! We spoke experts in child care, home safety, baby proofing, applying to college, installing car seats, planning for camp, birthday parties, and more to develop 10 checklists for Rockland Parent...

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Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

Kellogg's Recalls Honey Smacks Cereal After Salmonella Outbreak

This Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a warning about Kellogg's Honey Smacks after 100 people were infected with Salmonella. This outbreak, which resulted in 30 hospitalizations so far, is so serious that Kellogg's issued a re...

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Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy Focuses on Building Self-Confidence and Communication Skills

Kids Empowerment Academy is a new self-confidence and communication development program that reaches out to those children who may be struggling with self-esteem, and self-expression. They use games, positive peer interaction, and public speaking t...

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Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Build-A-Bear Workshop to Host Special 'Pay Your Age' Day on July 12

Those summer days are long, and finding something to fill every afternoon gets expensive! Treat the kids to a fun-filled afternoon that won’t break the bank at Build-a-Bear’s special event this month. To kick off its new birthday experience “Count ...

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NYC Has the Authority to Mandate Flu Vaccinations for Children

NYC Has the Authority to Mandate Flu Vaccinations for Children

One June 28, The State of New York Court of Appeals ruled that New York City has the authority to mandate flu vaccinations for children attending city-regulated childcare or school-based programs, according to Precision Vaccinations.

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Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Crayola Launches a Nationwide Contest to Honor the Best Teachers

Teachers do so much for our kids: They patiently help them work through math problems, they help work through issues with bullying, they see kids onto the school bus at the end of the day, they use their own money to buy supplies for their classroo...

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Introducing the Finalists of the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest

Introducing the Finalists of the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest

Picking finalists for the 2018 NYMP Cover Contest was nearly impossible for our staff. We received more than 1,300 “aww-inpsiring” entries in all! It was a dazzling display of total cuties (we’re talking dimples, curls, freckles, bright eyes, and b...

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Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Vitamin D-rich Diet May Decrease Cholesterol in Kids

Researchers from the University of Eastern Finland say there is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children. Vitamin D is essential for bone metabolism and its low serum levels increas...

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Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Westchester Increases Age to Buy Tobacco, Vaping Products to 21

Legislators in Westchester county voted to raise the age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, rolling papers, and other smoking paraphernalia will be affected by the new law.

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New Program 'The Genius of Play' Emphasizes the Importance of Childhood Play

New Program 'The Genius of Play' Emphasizes the Importance of Childhood Play

Kids these days spend upwards of two hours each day on screens, according to the 2017 Common Sense Census. And they’re not getting dirty enough, either, say other experts. That’s why there’s a new national movement called The Genius of Play to rais...

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When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

When Kids Expect Something to Hurt, They Feel More Pain

You know the feeling all too well: You’re at the doctor’s office for your annual flu shot, and as the needle comes closer, you visibly recoil and even wince a little bit. It’s called pain expectation, and a new study says this phenomenon is especia...

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How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

How NYC Kids Can Get Free Meals This Summer

More than 13 million children in the United States live in homes where families don't regularly have enough food to eat, which means 1 in 6 children in the U.S. face hunger. During the summer months, the problem is compounded, since students don’t ...

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Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center Held 'Graduation and Moving Forward' Ceremony to Celebrate Positive Change

Sunshine Alternative Education Center (SAEC) held its 'Graduation and Moving Forward' ceremony on June 8. The ceremony was a special time to thank supporters of SAEC and recognize the students who made so many positive changes in their lives. It wa...

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The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

The World Health Organization Lists New Mental Health Condition: 'Gaming Disorder'

There are countless studies that cite the health and safety issues of playing too many video games, from headaches and obesity to violence. And now the World Health Organization (WHO) is taking a stance by listing ‘gaming disorder’ as a mental heal...

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Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Rent the Runway Launches Maternity Subscription Services

Outfitting an ever-changing body is quite an expensive and tricky endeavor, but Rent the Runway is set on simplifying that experience. The clothing rental company is launching a new maternity subscription program to help the 3.9 million expectant m...

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Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

Have an Inspiring Graduation Story to Share?

It's finally the time of year where your children, nieces and nephews, and other loved ones are recognized for their academic accomplishments from the school year. Do you have an inspiring story to tell of a New York City graduate? Do you want to s...

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9 Parenting Podcasts to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Raising a Child

9 Parenting Podcasts to Help Navigate the Ups and Downs of Raising a Child

Parenting podcasts are a great resource for busy moms and dads. Listen to a parenting podcast, and you can absorb valuable advice without having to take your eyes off the kids, the road, or your computer at work. (Podcasts about raising kids also p...

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Double Dare to Return to Nickelodeon This Summer

Double Dare to Return to Nickelodeon This Summer

Nickelodeon has set a premiere date for the return of Double Dare, its wildly popular ‘90s game show, according to a press release. The show, hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, will air on Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Marc Summ...

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