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Look away from screens and celebrate Earth this month

Education: Find out how to celebrate Earth Day and Screen-Free Week with your kids, plus how to introduce your children to music and social skills. Read more…

Fun hinges on it: New toy introduces engineering concept

New & Noteworthy: GoldieBlox and the Dunk Tank is colorful kit that uses a story, diagrams, and dozens of building pieces to engage kids, make ‘em laugh and learn. Read more…

Pumping difficulty for working new mom

Parents Helping Parents: Pumping while juggling the demands of a job, home, and new infant is a tremendous accomplishment and simply may not be possible for all moms. Read more…

Kids going to camp? How not to worry

Don’t let worries about camp weigh you down. Here’s how to work past them and help your child make the most of his experience. Read more…

Side-splitting laughs when Kids ‘N Comedy hits the stage

Featured Event: Families enjoy this one-of-a-kind yuk fest at Gotham Comedy Club. Read more…

Enjoy the taste of eating right

Good Sense Eating: What tastes scrumptious to you may taste “yucky” to your child. Yet, it is possible to get your kids to come around to healthy foods. Read more…

Summer doldrums: How to turn spoiled dreams into sweet memories

Kids without routines can easily become restless and edgy, which can lead to them tormenting each other. Here are several ideas to address the key reasons why summer dreams sour. Read more…

The value of money

Letter from College: This first-year college student, who is helping pay for her education, is learning that it’s a lot easier to spend money than it is to save it. Read more…

Five benefits of spacing out your kids

Healthy Living: Research finds that spacing siblings more than two years apart results in better test scores for the older children. But there are other reasons to wait years between deliveries. Read more…

Nurture, don’t push, your child’s musical talents

If your little one is showing an early appreciation of music, it’s best to refrain from teaching her to read music before formal reading instruction is well underway. Read more…

Now hear this

New & Noteworthy: Safe-listening earphones for kids from Etymonic are a godsend for parents looking to protect their children’s hearing while they play with gaming systems or watch videos. Read more…

Street fair is full of fun activities

Featured Event: Families enjoy music, stortytelling, and screenings. Read more…

Off the books

Dad Stuff: The father of a now 2-year-old tells first-time parents what to expect, and when it’s time to do some research. Read more…

Families enjoy a day of song, spoken word, and a parade

Featured Event: A giant dragon puppet parade highlights eighth annual festival on April 26. Read more…

Nine apps that keep kids moving

Growing Up Online: Some kids need a little encouragement to step away from their gadgets so they can get active. Now, that encouragement comes from the devices themselves. Read more…

Cooking for the family, or, the special dietary needs of the palate-deficient

Death by Children: It’s tough living with kids, because they just can’t appreciate their dad’s confit de canard and braised escarole. Read more…

You be the judge

Family Health: Here are some basic first aid tips for cuts and bruises, and knowing when it’s time to visit the emergency room. Read more…

First, there was Jada

Mommy 101: With two small children, our writer’s dog has experienced a demotion in her household status. Read more…

Italytheater offers children a unique opportunity to interact on stage

Featured Event: Families share in the theater experience by performing with the actors on stage. Read more…

‘Butt Book’ and ‘Poopendous’ author reads from his latest book, ‘Peter Panda Melts Down!’

Featured Event: Children’s author Artie Bennett will read from his new book — aimed at diffusing wee ones’ temper tantrums — at Barnes and Noble on April 19. Read more…

Doktor Kaboom is back and booming

Featured Event: Children enjoy learning about science in this interactive stage production. Read more…

The power of play dates

Manhattan: Play dates are not just another “thing to do” for moms, but rather a vital lifeline for new mothers, stay-at-home moms, and pretty much every type of mom. Read more…

Rock climbing, tigers, and clowns at annual festival

Featured Event: Puppetry Arts presents its annual fund-raising Family Festival in Park Slope on April 26. Read more…

‘Bee’ prepared for Earth Day

New & Noteworthy: A great idea for an Earth Day celebration, Raymond Huber’s new book chronicles the thrilling journey of a honey bee named Scout as she overcomes obstacles to return to her hive with needed pollen and nectar. Read more…

Financial infidelity can lead to marital strife

Divorce & Separation: As couples, we argue about money. Or avoid the subject. When there is financial infidelity, relationships suffer even greater strains. Read more…

Young entrepreneurs

A budding entrepreneur from Ridgewood, Queens is having fun making a name for herself, and learning important life lessons, by selling her handmade loom jewelry creations online. And she’s not the only kid with a great product idea. Read more…

Kid to kid: Advice from seasoned campers

Friendship: Here’s what camp veterans had to say to children who are going off to camp for the first time. Read more…

Why the College Board is making changes to the SATs

College & Empty nest: A personal essay about the reasoning behind recently announced changes to the 81-year-old College Aptitude Test. Read more…

Shrinking obesity in America’s children

Nutrition: Awareness about childhood obesity is spreading, and parents and teachers are taking a more active role in guiding children to make healthier lifestyle choices. Read more…

Online safety and incompatible discipline styles

How to set up family rules for computer use and the importance of parents agreeing upon one discipline style. Read more…

Children enjoy this one-of-a-kind Passover concert

Featured Event: Energetic songs, crafts, and more await families at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Read more…

View more than 200 eggs on display

Featured Event: Eggs will be hidden all over the boroughs and the public can go on a hunt to find them. Read more…

How rude!

There are a lot of inappropriate questions going around these days. Here are some that top the list. Read more…

Celebrate Mother Earth at Wave Hill

Featured Event: Recycle and make beautiful projects to take home at Wave Hill’s Eco Fair. Read more…

Take a ride on a horse, lion, or bear

Featured Event: Ride the Prospect Park Carousel and have fun in the park during spring break hours, from April 14 to 22. Read more…

Dinos roaming Bronx Zoo in Dinosaur Safari

Featured Event: Children get the total experience of the safari and fossil dig at Mysteries Revealed at the Bronx Zoo April 12 through Nov. 2. Read more…

Designating care for your children

Ask an Attorney: Examining another tool in the estate planning toolbox: the designation of a “person in parental relation.” Read more…

City kids lighten up and eat their veggies

Nutrition: For decades, there’s been an increasing obesity rate in children, but in 2011, there was a reported decline in obesity in New York City schoolchildren spanning kindergarten through eighth grade. An expert weighs in on how to get kids to continue making healthy food choices. Read more…

Egg-citing idea for baskets

New & Noteworthy: Fan-A-Peel offers a gift idea to sweeten an Easter basket, without the sugar. Read more…

Raising global citizens

Here’s how you can slow down, pay attention to the miracle that is our life on earth, and raise your family’s consciousness about our humble place in the vast scheme of things. Read more…

‘Stone Soup & Other Stories’

Featured Event: Queensborough Performing Arts comes alive with the Pushcart Players. Read more…

A fairy tale with a modern twist

Featured Event: “SPARKLE the Fairy Princess” is not your ordinary damsel in distress, she saves the prince in this charming educational musical. Read more…

Party for the planet: Five Earth Day parties that pay it forward

Why not throw a celebration in honor of Earth Day (April 22), and help your kids learn the importance of going green? Read more…

Get your baskets ready for the hunt

Featured Event: Children search to find the Easter goodies at Belmont Lake State Park. Read more…

This is National Childhood Abuse Prevention Month

Three reasons you should care that April is National Childhood Abuse Prevention Month. Read more…

Upcycled Easter activities to enjoy with your kids

Celebrate Easter and Earth Day by finding fresh uses for old things. Read more…

Share a ride at the Transit Museum

Featured Event: Catch the new production “Sharin’ A Ride” at the New York City Transit Museum this month. Read more…

That zany clown is back again and taking center stage

Featured Event: Children enjoy the antics of the genius Bello the Clown. Read more…

Tidying up your childcare taxes before the deadline

If you’re a family in New York with in-home childcare expenses, you’ll need to know the ins and outs of filing the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. Read more…

Winners of ‘Meet and Greet the Characters’ of Disney on Ice announced

When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true. And when you enter a New York Parenting contest, your dreams can also come true! Read more…

A clutch that pops: Posh’s diaper mat combo has style

New & Noteworthy: Posh Play’s new faux reptile and croc skin-textured diaper clutches and coordinating diaper mats combine bulk-free style with function. Read more…

April showers bring in the spring flowers

There are so many ways to celebrate spring in the city. Lyss Stern lists April Fool’s pranks, her favorite places to stalk blooms, and where to go to hunt for eggs and the Easter Bunny! Read more…

Rock out with locally based kindie rock sensations Astrograss

Featured Event: Dance, sing, and enjoy bluegrass, old-time and folk music at this fun interactive concert. Read more…

Loving the Earth

Letter from the Publisher: Our April issue has plenty of tips and ideas to get your family saving the earth. Read more…

New York Parenting comes back with nine awards

Media: Our magazines received Awards for Excellence from the Parenting Media Association in 2014. Read more…

Children learn all about Passover in this fun musical

Featured Event: The Poppy Seed Players present “Shlemiel Crooks: A Passover Musical” based on the children’s book series. Read more…
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