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School’s open

Letter from the Publisher: This month features stories on after-school activities, sleep routines, shopping savings, and treating athlete head injuries. Comment.

Dishes give second helping of multiplication

New & Noteworthy: Keep math on their minds with The Multiples, melamine place settings decorated with illustrations of animal faces and multiplication equations. Comment.

Get up and go at ‘Family Adventure’ race

Featured Event: The Great Family Adventure Race is taking place on Aug. 9 at Inwood Hill Park . Comment.

Daddy knows best

Mommy 101: Our writer says that with two small children who are bound to get sick from time to time, it’s nice that her husband is good under pressure. Comment.

World-famous unicyclers show off their stuff

Featured Event: Families can enjoy this two-day festival of unique stunts, and death-defying demonstrations by famous unicyclers on Aug. 30 and 31 on Governor’s Island. Comment.

Getting teens interested in politics

Lions and Tigers and Teens: Hosw to encourage teen interest iand involvement in government. Comment.

Hi, Mom, I’m vegetarian now!

Good Sense Eating: How to survive this change at the kitchen table without the muss and fuss of preparing two separate meals. Comment.

Come on down to Pier 1 for a day of fun

Featured Event: Families can enjoy workshops for kids, fitness sessions, and so much more at the Sweet Spot Festival on Aug. 30. Comment.

Informative books that aren’t boring

The Book Worm: “Poo! What Is That Smell?” by Glenn Murphy, and “Why Spacemen Can’t Burp” by Mitchell Symons are two books that will keep summer vacation going strong, and give kids some new facts they can share when they get back to class. Comment.

Twenty things teen guys want their moms to know

Ask Dr. Karyn: Plus advice on connecting to an introverted child. Comments (1).

Helping a parent ‘age in place’

Ask an Attorney: New York State residents can take advantage of options that let the elderly obtain living assistance without emptying their or their childrens’ pocketbooks. Comment.

Pop Ups release new album

New & Noteworthy: New CD from Jason Rabinowitz and Jacob Stein features songs that celebrate the childhood joys of creating art, stacking blocks, playing dress-up, and, most importantly, dancing with abandon. Comment.

Children enjoy bowling, face painting, and games at the annual Bowlopolis Blastoff

Featured Event: Rab’s Country Lanes strikes the right note with a day of fun for children 16 and under. Comment.

My teacher won’t let me use the bathroom!

Just Write Mom: Is it really fair to deny young children a lavatory pass? Comments (1).

Preventing bites in the dog days

Healthy Living: In addition to the pool and beach, summertime can also be the time for hot and tired pooches to get easily annoyed, and nip. Comment.

Step right up to the Big Apple Circus

Featured Event: Children enjoy the thrills and spills of acrobats, and circus perfomers on Aug. 19-21 at Marcus Garvey Park. Comment.

Five tips to a successful school year

Dear Teacher: Experts offer five tips that will put your child in a class of his own. Comments (1).