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Summer fun safety: Good sun protection practice is crucial for lifelong health

Family Health: It is essential to take precautions while playing outside, especially during these sunniest months of the year. Read more…

How to get kids doing chores — and what they learn in the process

Behavior: It is important that your children have an active role in taking care of your home. Read more…

A guide to enhancing your financial aid eligibility

Legal: Making sure your assets and those of your child are owned by the right person, at the right time, and withdrawn in the correct manner and proper sequence can increase your financial aid grant. Read more…

‘Moo-ve’ to the beat with Moozika at Putnam Triangle

Featured Event: Enjoy this free concert on June 30, part of the Fab Friday Kids series. Read more…

Six ways to de-stress today

Mental Health: Small changes can eliminate what isn’t working for you and can bring more peace. Read more…

Ex-pat estate planning: Five things non-U.S. citizens with children should consider

Ask an Attorney: For parents who are non-U.S. citizens, there are unanticipated events that can disrupt an otherwise documented estate plan. Read more…

Can summer camp and food allergies equal safety and fun?

Good Sense Eating: Whether your child attends sleep-away camp or day camp, food allergies can make you more nervous than usual. Here are some tips as you plan your child’s time away. Read more…

Desert dance: ‘Opus Cactus’ brings critters of the Southwest to New York

Featured Event: It’s the American Southwest like you have never seen before at the Joyce Theater from June 27 through July 16. Read more…

Changing your family’s bad habits

Healthy Living: We can all work harder to not fall into bad family habits, and overcome them when we do. Read more…

A Front Line Hero: Queens immigration specialist honored for her tireless work

Queens Community House’s immigration specialist Carmen Gutierrez was named a 2017 Front Line Hero for her work advocating for the rights of the borough’s immigrants. Read more…

Bee-lieve it: Meet bees up close at Wave Hill

Featured Event: Join a bee keeper and horticultuiist and learn all about those pollinating bees at Wave Hill on June 24. Read more…

Multilingual children: The multiple benefits of teaching your child multiple languages

Education: Children who learn more than one language have improved memory, problem-solving skills, self-expression, and reading and writing. Read more…

Double duty: Bilingual children’s books entertain and teach valuable skills

Education: For bilingual children, language skills are stronger, and early reading skills tend to come more easily. Read more…

A dad’s deep influence: Fathers are important role models for both sons and daughters

Relationships: Fathers are teachers that inspire and lead by example i. Read more…

Father is not the opposite of mother: Dads are actively involved in caring for children

Relationships: Children are learning how to become a person from dads as much as they are from their moms. Read more…

Kids Saturday Underground Railroad paper quilting workshop at Socrates Sculpture Park

Featured Event: Learn all about the Underground Railorad and make your own secret message on June 17. Read more…

Summer fun: Lyss Stern has you covered with these FabuLyss Finds

Girls swimwear for easier bathroom breaks, a cool treat for hot summer days, and more. Read more…

Making sense of IEPs: Book seeks to help families understand special education and how it can help

Education: For any student in special eduation or who needs extra help in a subject, “The Survival Guide for Kids in Special Education (And Their Parents)” is an empowering resource. Read more…

Dads day: Bats, Brats, and Beer ballgame celebrates dear-old dad

Featured Event: Enjoy watching a vintage baseball game with the New York Mutuals on June 17. Read more…

Slam dunk: Basketball play ‘Bounce’ hits the court at Abraham Lincoln Playground

Featured Event: When a basketball player bound for stardom is benched, he turns to the game for help. Read more…

Fur flies! Four-legged friends strut their stuff in Pet Costume Day in Coney Island

Featured Event: Don’t miss this great day on the Boardwalk on June 10. Read more…

Doc, can we talk? Ten tips for effective communication with your pediatrician

Health: Like any healthy relationship, good communication is fundamental, and that applies to the doctor-patient relationship as well. Read more…

Hidden between the lines: The lost joy of spilling your heart on a rotary phone

Technology: Will kids raised on social media ever really know the subtleties of meaningful, yet idle, conversation? Read more…

Double the fun: Open Ropes teaches Double-Dutch in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Featured Event: All ages and skill levels are welcome to these sessions held from June 7 to Aug. 30. Read more…

Hit the water: Kayaking trips from Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse open to all ages

Featured Event: Enjoy a day out on the water in this fun event from June 7 to Aug. 26. Read more…

Follow up that Leeds: Singer’s new album is a tribute to Kings County

New & Noteworthy: The latest album from the irrepressible Williamsburg singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds, “Brooklyn Baby!,” is inspired by her hometown with new songs such as “Subway,” “Stoop,” “Pizza,” and “Shayne Punim.” Read more…

Game changer: Portable diaper changing station helps out dads

New & Noteworthy: Two mompreneurs have created a portable diaper changing table that can be hung on the doors of bathroom stalls. Read more…

Get drawn in: ‘Chalk’ one-man show delights all ages at Kraine Theater

Featured Event: Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon on June 10. Read more…

‘Cinderella Samba:’ Puppet show brings Carnaval to Highland Park

Featured Event: Children of all ages will enjoy this fun performance on June 8. Read more…

Blast off with Tim Kubert and the Space Cadets concert

Featured Event: This fun concert featuring the Grammy award-winning songwriter and his band on June 8 will have everyone on their feet. Read more…

Spice up playtime: Taco trucks are a colorful alternative to typical playhouses

New & Noteworthy: A Brooklyn-based designer has created a line of realistic-looking, cardboard truck playhouses that fire up the imaginations of city kids as they serve up ice cream cones and tacos to their salivating customers. Read more…

Making a scene: Scene-making drop-in family program at Museum of the Moving Image

Featured Event: Create your own scene from a classic story, or an original story of your own, on June 3, 10, 17, and 24. Read more…

Enjoy summer storytime on the water at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 3

Featured Event: Listen to stories read by librarians from the Brooklyn Public Library from June 6 to Aug. 2. Read more…

‘Cinderella Samba’ puppet show plays Queens parks

Featured Event: Children will enjoy this fun puppet show with new landscapes on June 4, 13, 16, 17, 22, and 26. Read more…

Dreaming big: ‘Sweetee’ at Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center

Featured Event: Families with children 10 and older will enjoy this musical about love, music, and dreams running from June 1 through June 18. Read more…

Beat the drum: Multicultural festival Drums Along the Hudson returns

Featured Event: Come together and enjoy dancers from Native American, Japanese, Brazilian, and Flamenco backgrounds at Inwood Hill Park on June 4. Read more…

History and music come alive in baroque concert at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Featured Event: Enjoy this outdoor garden concert, complete with complimentary beverages and museum tour, on June 20. Read more…

Here comes the son: New book spotlights ‘The Ring Bearer’

New & Noteworthy: Floyd Cooper’s latest children’s book, “The Ring Bearer,” is a lovely story about a young boy who rises to the occasion with the help of his new step-father and quick-thinking grandfather. Read more…

The changing role of dad

Letter from the Publisher: There has been an enormous change from years ago when many children hardly ever saw their working fathers. Read more…

‘Show Boat’ production docks at St. Patrick’s School

Featured Event: Families will enjoy this produciton of the Broadway smash musical on June 2, 3, and 4. Read more…

‘Flying Lessons and Other Stories’ offers short tales for every kid

The Book Worm: Preteens and teens will enjoy these 10 fictional short stories about kids growing up with all sorts of issues that reflect a variety of cultures and communities. Read more…

Just ducky: ‘Love Is’ is a sweet story for young kids as well as new moms

The Book Worm: Author Diane Adams crafts an adorable tale about a girl and a waterbird that kids 3 to 5 will certainly enjoy hearing. But the real fans will be expectant moms and new mothers. Read more…

Protecting them from birth: Give newborns the hepatitis B vaccine

Babies: Children are at a much greater risk of serious complications of this disease than adults are. Read more…

Can I get a volunteer?: How kids benefit from serving their community

Family Values: Kids find that they get back more than they give through volunteering. Read more…
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