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The age gap: Benefits and challenges of siblings close and far apart in age

If I had to do motherhood all over again, I would have had my children closer in age. Read more…

‘Geekerella’: a contemporary Cinderella story

The Book Worm: Teen readers will love Ashley Poston’s modern retelling of the classic fairy tale, with a sci-fi-loving heroine and a dashing (but geeky) prince. Read more…

Training for life: Keep your body moving for a long, healthy life

Health: If we want our children to adopt lifestyles that contribute to long, healthy lives, it starts with us. Read more…

Make brag sashes to celebrate your amazing child

This activity, modeled after Girl Scouts badges, is a great way for your child to look back on all the progress she has made throughout the year. Read more…

Our thoughts impact our health: Changing how you react to negative situations

Healthy Living: When we take care of ourselves, especially as busy parents, we help build up the strength necessary to deal with life’s problems, big and small. Read more…

Musical storytime at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden

Featured Event: Listen to music-themed stories and make a flute to take home on Aug. 18. Read more…

Take a dip: Splash over to Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool

Featured Event: Beat the heat at the Pop-up Pool at the Brooklyn Greenway on Pier 2 now through Sept. 4. Read more…

Clothing kids for less: Today’s fashion at an affordable price

Finance: The end of the summer season marks the excitement of back-to-school shopping for kids — and back-to-school shopping battles for many parents. Read more…

Teaching kids to fight fairly

Teaching children to have healthy disagreements should be taught at an early age. Use these tips to help bring peace to your home. Read more…

All aboard for train fun with Transit Tots

Featured Event: Don’t miss stories, games, and more at the New York Transit Museum now through Sept. 7. Read more…

Rhymes and rhythm: New book and CD set explores a world of dance

New & Noteworthy: “Feel the Beat: Dance Poems that Zing from Salsa to Swing,” a new collection of dance-inspired poetry from Brooklynite Marilyn Singer, includes a CD of the author reading her poetry. Read more…

Does your older kid need child care?

Child Care: Questions parents should consider to determine whether their older children need child care, and questions to ask potential caregivers. Read more…

Bollywood in Battery Park City: Learn the steps at Bhangra Family Dance

Featured Event: Get in step at this fun event on Aug. 12. Read more…

Storytime at the Battery Urban Farm introduces young ones to farming

Featured Event: Learn about planting, farming, and hands-on activities with this Tuesday and Thursday series now through Aug. 17. Read more…

Young green thumbs get to work in Discovery Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Featured Event: Children plant, seed, and learn about how gardens grow with docent-led instruction now through Aug. 23. Read more…

Tips for healthy snacking during pregnancy

Nutrition: Move over pickles and ice cream, there’s better snacks to be had! Read more…

Step inside Angry Birds Universe at New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: Enjoy the hands-on exhibit in its US premier now through Aug. 27. Read more…

Kids to the Rescue: Be a safety hero at the Jewish Children’s Museum

Featured Event: Learn all about safety and what you can do in an emergency now through Aug. 31. Read more…

Stories, music, and crafts at Storytime at Bryant Park

Featured Event: It’s a fun-filled hour of tales and music now through Aug. 15. Read more…

‘Dear Daycare Parent’ tips straight from daycare employees

Authors Jackie Rioux and Jo-Ann Parylak — who have both worked in early childhood programs for more than 20 years — provide parents with great insider insights. Read more…

Play in the street! Get out and play in Queens

Featured Event: Enjoy a safe environment to play, learn, and enjoy the summer now through Aug. 10. Read more…

Meet the authors behind the newest American Girl characters

Featured Event: The writers of “Gabriela” and “The Real Z” will read from and sign their books on Aug. 12 Read more…

Game night: Screenless tablet encourages families to play together

New & Noteworthy: The new Beyond Tablet is an enormous smart tablet with five engaging games that the whole family can enjoy together. Read more…

Total-ly exciting: Prepare for the U.S.’s first solar eclipse in decades

New & Noteworthy: On Aug. 21, a dramatic total solar eclipse will touch the mainland United States. Make sure your family is ready with safe eclipse glasses, made with International Organization for Standardization (ISO)-certified filters. Read more…

Explore the great outdoor Adventure Course at Alley Pond Park

Featured Event: Families compete, learn about team building, and have a great day with this obstacle course on Sundays from Aug. 6 to 27. Read more…

Healthy food recipes even picky eaters will love

Nutrition: Kids are more likely to try food they helped pick out. Here are a few recipes for your farmers’ market finds. Read more…

H20 to go: New water bottle encourages kids to hydrate

New & Noteworthy: The new Gululu water bottle encourages kids to drink via the antics of adorable animated characters featured on its screen. Parents can track their child’s drinking with the interactive bottle’s app. Read more…

Celebrate Jamaica’s ‘Decades of Excellence’ with dance show

Featured Event: The D’Oro Dance Ensemble celebrates the country’s rich musical heritage at Long Island University on Aug. 5. Read more…

Beat the heat with fun activities on a Play Street

Featured Event: Children can stay fit by playing games and enjoy the summer with the Police Athletic League-designated closed streets now through Aug. 10. Read more…

Operation Backpack outfits kids with supplies and confidence

Education: In time for new academic year, the Volunteers of America-Greater New York is collecting 20,000 backpacks filled with school supplies which they will distribute to children in grades pre-K through 12 who are living in homeless shelters. Read more…

Museums throw annual Uptown Bounce summer block parties

Featured Event: All ages will enjoy these fun parties at The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio featuring DJs, art workshops, and more on Aug. 2 and 9. Read more…

The great Family Adventure Race comes to Crotona Park

Featured Event: Enjoy this exciting course featuring 12 adventure obstacles on Aug. 5. Read more…

Teens with Young Dancemakers show off their dancing feet at three shows

Featured Event: Enjoy the talents of students from New York City high schools during shows on Aug. 2, 3, and 5. Read more…

Mid-summer musings: You are what you eat

Letter from the Publisher: The August issue is packed with pieces on the importance of food in maintaining good health. Read more…

FabuLyss August finds, a la Lyss Stern

The camera that immediately gratifies your wish to make your memories last, a Hamptons trunk show helping children in need, a baking kit service, and a book to help new moms. Read more…
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