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Music and Mandarin: The perfect combination

From the very beginning, we teach children their ABCs through a song. So why do language programs approach the task of learning a new language with dry vocabulary lists? Comment.

Facts about music and Mandarin

More facts about music and Mandarin Chinese. Comment.

A nose for trouble: Addressing adenoiditis

Family Health: Adenoiditis can be a serious condition, but the array of options available to effectively address it means that your child can be breathing easily before you know it. Comment.

Teens need more shut-eye

Lions and Tigers and Teens: What’s a parent to do when she realizes her teen is on a downward spiral due to lack of sleep? Comment.

College bound?

The Book Worm: For any student age 16 and up, “77 Things you Absolutely Have to Do Before You Leave College” by Hailey Bondy is what you should get your hands on. Comment.

Learn about a new world with ‘Sugar’

The Book Worm: “Sugar” by Jewell Parker Rhodes is fiction rooted in history that readers ages 8 to 12 will fall for. Comment.

Learning to live a healthier life

Letter from College: The “freshman 15” is no myth, and this college student is spending her summer focusing on a healthier lifestyle. Comment.

What are the rules for inherited IRAs?

Ask an Attorney: Is money inherited in a non-spouse’s IRA protected from claims of bankruptcy? Comment.

Summer arts activities for your children

Dear Teacher: While your children are out of class this month, use it as an opportunity to pick up the slack from disappearing arts programs in schools with these activities. Comment.

Comptroller on workplace flexibility

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is proposing legislation to set the stage for flexible workplace hours for city employees. Comment.

Sock it to ‘em

New & Noteworthy: Trumpette’s set of six socks are inspired by Lucy, Charles M. Schulz’s Charlie Brown-taunting character from his Peanuts comic strips. Comment.

Stuck in the middle

Seven ways moms simultaneously caring for children and aging parents can reduce the stress of caregiving. Comment.

Young Dancemakers Company

Featured Event: Seventeen talented young dancers perform at the 92nd Street Y on July 25. Comment.

Learning in a special way

Joan Ramirez was so inspired after working with a particular student with autism that she wrote a book. Comment.

MindFlip Duo juggles and amazes

Featured Event: Children can enjoy the mix of magic, music, and juggling with MindFlip Duo — performing on July 22 at Maria Hernandez Park. Comment.

Help, my teen is having sex

Ask Dr. Karyn: Questions about romance and bullying. Comment.

Preparing your child for a new sibing

Here are some tips that help children embrace the newest family member with total joy. Comment.

Tons of family fun!

Featured Event: Families can enjoy fun-filled activities, music, and workshops in Family Day at Queensbridge Park on July 20. Comment.

Traditional Chinese folk dancing

Featured Event: Visitors are treated to a performance of traditional Chinese folk dancing at Van Cortlandt Park on July 24. Comment.

Why our kids still need nature

Downtown Mommy: Research shows that when kids come into contact with nature it reduces stress, stimulates their senses, and improves their attention span. Comment.

Too cool for drool

New & Noteworthy: For teething babies — or infants whose outfit could benefit from a jaunty scarf — there is Scabib. Part scarf and part bib, it’s a fashionable alternative to bibs of yore. Comment.

Advocating for yourself

Pregnant at 42 with her second child, Stephanie Arnold began to have premonitions of her death, and when she went into her C-section, she said something. Comment.

The World’s Fair play festival

Featured Event: Theatre-goers are treated to original plays that celebrate the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs from July 18 to 27. Comment.

Business ideas for your child

Short on business ideas? Here’s a few. Comment.

Kids in business

Starting a summer business is a good way for children to learn entrepreneurial skills. Comment.

Baby, I’m tired

Help your little one sleep better — so you can catch a few zzzzs, too. Comment.

Sandcastle dreams

Featured Event: Be creative at the sandcastle contest every Thursday at Hither Hills State Park now through Aug. 28. Comment.

Eek — it’s a T. Rex!

Featured Event: Children will be enthralled when they’re Walking with Dinosaurs at the Barclays Center from July 16 through 20. Comment.

Study: pets, roaches, even mice provide immunity boost

Healthy Living: A new study says creating a sterile environment could unintentionally hurt them by not exposing them to immune-boosting germs. Comment.

Vive la France!

Featured Event: Get a taste of France with food tastings, musical performances, can-can dancers and more at the Bastille Day Festival on July 13. Comment.

Traveling abroad with children

Taking children aroad gives them an opportunity to experience other cultures, customs, histories, and heritages. Comment.

Tips for traveling abroad with children

A list of helpful tips to think about before jetting off to your foreign destination. Comment.

Celebrate 75 years of ‘Madeline’

The feisty schoolgirl from Paris has delighted readers for decades. Now the New York Historical Society is celebrating Ludwig Bemelmans’s beloved character, Madeline. Comment.

Just plane fun

New & Noteworthy: The Flye Baby Infant Travel Seat by SCS Direct secures baby in a hammock suspended between his mother’s waist and the tray table in front of her, freeing up her hands for play, feeding, and more. Comment.

All aboard for a trip to the past

Featured Event: Families can enjoy a nostalgic ride to Coney Island on a vintage subway train on Juy 12. Comment.

Should you bank your baby’s cord blood?

Cord blood — found in a baby’s umbilical cord — is rich in powerful blood-forming cells that have been found to treat more than 80 diseases and disorders. Comment.

Banking basics

Know the basics if you’re interested in banking your baby’s cord blood. Comment.

Lunch and music

Featured Event: Musicians celebrate Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt in this series of afternoon concerts. Comment.

They call it ‘social’ media for a reason

Just Write Mom: The good and ugly sides of Facebook. Comment.

Playstreets are fun and safe

Featured Event: The Police Athletic League provides safe playstreets for children with fun games through Aug. 22. Comment.

Underprivileged children can go to school prepared and confident — thanks to Operation Backpack

Donate a bookbag filled with school supplies at your local Duane Reade — and put a smile on the face of a child in need. Comment.

‘Peter Panda Melts Down’ in Bryant Park

Featured Event: Children enjoy a read-through of author Artie Bennett’s latest book on June 12 in the park. Comment.

Playstreets are coming to town

Featured Event: Children can enjoy the summer with safe Playstreets provided by the Police Athletic League from July 7 through Aug. 22 in various parks. Comment.

It’s summertime and reading is easy with e-books

Summer reading helps children maintain the academic progress they achieved in the school year. This summer, try an e-book. Comment.

More about e-readers

Buying the right e-reader for your needs. Comment.

PAL Playstreets are back!

Featured Event: Children can enjoy old-fashioned fun throughout the city. Comment.

Tee off is here

Featured Event: Children learn to the basics of of the game at City Golf now through July 28 in Egbert Field and Silver Lake on Staten Island. Comment.

Avoid the summer slide

Twenty-one summer boredom busters for all ages. Comment.

More boredom busters

Use this list of movies based on books and gardening books to keep little brains active on summer vacation. Comment.

Red, white, and blue

Fabulyss Finds: Independence Day in New York City means fireworks, baseball, food, beaches, and much more. Comment.

Chinese tale brough to life

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy “Mulan the Musical” with performances by Red Poppy Ladies, kung fu and traditional drumming. Comment.

Bookmaking competition winners announced

Brooklyn and Manhattan students took home the top awards at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation’s annual Bookmaking Competition for grades third through 12th. Comment.

Ready to stroll

New & Noteworthy: The new Britax Affinity stroller offers state-of-the-art engineering for a smooth ride for baby and a sleek design for fashion-conscious parents. Comments (1).

Global Family Day

Featured Event: Families enjoy workshops, entertainment, and face painting on July 6. Comment.

Meet the artist Satchiko Ito & Company

Featured Event: Children discover the ancient art of kabuki in this revival of the 19th-century tale “The Ghost Tale of the Wet Nurse Tree.” Comment.

Stretch, breathe, relax at Wave Hill

Featured Event: Mommies and babies can relax and participate in gentle exercise in Mommy and Baby Yoga class at Wave Hill. Comment.

Summer fun in the city

Letter from the Publisher: There’s so much for families to do in the city during summer. Comment.

NYP in print

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