(Sep. 30, 2013) - Apart from an improved aptitude for learning, literacy helps children with Down syndrome by building self-esteem and confidence to interact socially.
(Aug. 30, 2013) - Snap the best candid and posed shots of your kids at home with these tricks from a seasoned child photographer.
(Mar. 29, 2013) - Children in Fairfield County submitted their best designs to the Toy Makers II Design Competition hosted by the Westport Arts Center during WACky Family Day on March 10.
(Mar. 29, 2013) - From birthday party invitations and favors for the goodie bags to novel birthday party games and props, here are fun ideas to help you plan your child's next big birthday bash.
(Mar. 27, 2013) - A longtime volunteer of St. Mary's Hospital for Children in Queens raises money to buy a swing that accommodates children in wheelchairs.
(Feb. 20, 2013) - Do your kids love summer camp but want to attend a less traditional sleepaway camp this year? Check out these four camps that we've profiled, which focus on activities like fashion, technology, photography, and making video games.
(Jan. 16, 2013) - One Queens family attended Family Camp at Frost Valley's YMCA in the Catskills Mountains in upstate New York. Here's what mom Nancy Johnson-Horn liked about the experience, and one thing she'd change.
(Dec. 04, 2012) - When dining out with kids, the kids' menu is never very creative and does not offer much variety or options when it comes to a well-balanced meal. Tips from the CEO of Super Sprowtz help parents make smart choices about what to order for their kids to ensure a well-balanced meal.
(Nov. 29, 2012) - Bounce houses and trampoline parks are becoming increasingly popular as birthday party venues for kids. Here are safety tips to keep in mind when taking your kids to a bounce place.
(Oct. 04, 2012) - Six years ago, a Long Island family founded T Off 4 Autism. This year, the annual golf fundraiser and auction dinner raised $170,000 for autism research.
(Oct. 01, 2012) - Bobb Howard's General Store on Long Island has every candy you can think of, like Astro Pops from the '60s and Zots from the '70s. Bring your kids—or grandkids—to delight in the candies from your childhood.
(Oct. 01, 2012) - Chef Paula Gottlieb, who grew up in Brooklyn, uses her themed cooking birthday parties to teach kids how to make good food choices by letting them touch, taste, and smell ingredients before transforming them into various dishes.
(Jul. 31, 2012) - Giving your child freedom and independence should be balanced by the parental instinct for protection. Local parents share how they are learning to let go so that their children feel grown-up.
(Jul. 09, 2012) - Although parents may have a say in which school their multiples or twins attend, some parents have less of a say when it comes to placing their children in the same classroom because certain state laws exist that don't allow parents to override a school's decision in separating twins in the classroom.
(Jun. 18, 2012) - Parents, faculty, and PTA members from across the New York City area worked together to win new books from the "Books 4 Our School" campaign co-sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents.
(Jun. 11, 2012) - Hearts and Crafts Grief Counseling hosted its 15th annual Camp Grief Busters in June where bereaved kids and parents spent the weekend participating in fun games, relaxing, and being reminded of the importance of enjoying life amid tragedy.
(May. 24, 2012) - This summer, whether it’s a rainy day or you’re trying to take a break from the sun, there are plenty of fun indoor activities to keep your child active, healthy, and anything but bored.
(Apr. 12, 2012) - From public and private schools in Queens and the Bronx to those in Westchester, Long Island, Rockland County, and beyond, parents stand up to help stock dwindling school libraries with new books by voting for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge.
(Apr. 11, 2012) - The Parent Leadership Initiative is a free program that teaches parents how to affect positive change in the community for their children.
(Mar. 29, 2012) - A new book by best-selling author Sy Montgomery tells the inspirational story of Temple Grandin, one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people and a passionate advocate for autism.