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A tat is worth a thousand words

The Book Worm: “Tell Me a Tattoo Story” is a picture book about family stories for kids ages 3 to 6. Read more…

Taking the teeth out of dog bite fears

Family Health: Children can easily get carried away when playing with a dog, so it’s important to teach them the correct way to interact with a canine and recognize cues that the pooch has had enough. Read more…

An everyday kid — with a difference

The Book Worm: “Being Jazz” by Jazz Jennings is one transgender teen’s story of finding her true self. Read more…

Team up with your kids

Behavior: Parenting expert Dr. Marcie explains how you can be a MVP at your next family reunion. Most Valuable Parents see when their child is overwhelmed and come up with a game plan that supports their child’s needs. Read more…

Help find the missing teeth

Featured Event: An interactive scavenger hunt for children in Central Park on July 17 and 31. Read more…

Summer is the time for social studies fun

Travel: Activities to make social studies come alive for your children while school’s out. Read more…

Folktales with a twist

Featured Event: Old favorites with a jazzy twist at Flushing Town Hall. Read more…

You’re trying too hard

Only when we take care of ourselves, can we truly impact others. Read more…

Bugged out at the New York Hall of Science

Featured Event: A fun day of bugs, bugs, and more bugs at the Hall of Science on July 24. Read more…

One-horned dream team

New & Noteworthy: A herd of plush Zoonicorns — characters from Mark Lubratt’s hardcover book, “Buffy Meets the Zoonicorns” and his e-books on Zoonicorn.com — are perfectly portable for family vacations. Read more…

Summer meal planning

Nutrition: Put the work in now, and you can enjoy the freedom of no-cook dinners throughout the week. Read more…

Triumphing over dyslexia

Healthy Living: Award-winning comedian and actress Whoopi Goldberg discussed her struggles and victories living with dyslexia at Hunter College. Read more…

Get splashing at Asphalt Green

Featured Event: Beat the heat under the annual Sprinkler Day on July 23. Read more…

Her hope is contagious

A young author shares her message of hope with Syrian refugee children in her book “Believe in Yourself.’ Read more…

The Daddy Diaries

Dad Stuff: Chapter 1: The arrival of a stranger. Read more…

Dino-myte!

Media: “Dino Dan: Dino Babies” DVD series is a must-watch for any dino-lovin’ kids. Read more…

Story time in the park

Featured Event: Listen to authors read their books, then do a fun craft at the Fort Greene Park. Read more…

Pieces of family history

New & Noteworthy: Our NYC Floor Puzzle, illustrated by Jane Archer, is a colorful map of all five boroughs and features landmarks and points of interests to enjoy with the whole family. Read more…

A closer look at our gun laws

Ask an Attorney: The massacre at in an Orlando club has prompted this attorney to take a closer look at the gun laws of New York State. Read more…

Choosing a day care that works for your child and you

Tips for finding the perfect day care for your family. Read more…

Discover the creatures that share our planet

Featured Event: Maria Hernandez Park hosts the Wildlife Theater from the Central Park Zoo on July 19. Read more…

Parenting for freedom

Since we are raising our children in a democracy, what are the implications of these conditions for our parenting? Read more…

Have a New York City staycation

Travel: Pretend to be a tourist in your own city and enjoy the museums, sporting events, skyline, and more. Read more…

Team family: Working together when you live apart

Our expert offers strategies to help your children or stepchildren minimize the amount of confusion, anxiety, and turmoil they experience when they’re moving between their divorced parents’ homes. Read more…

Looking to be a ‘great’ parent?

A look inside Dr. Erica Reischer’s new book “What Great Parents Do.” Read more…

Get up and Go this summer

Featured Event: Health, fitness, and fun for children in this class offered by the City Parks Foundation through Aug. 19. Read more…

Link between family stability and a child’s success

Stability is the springboard that sets in motion a path to happiness and overall well-being. Read more…

Strolling through the museum

Featured Event: Take the Stroller Tour strictly for parents and young babies at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Read more…

A rip-cord good time

Featured Event: Children can try their hand at this fun obastacle course, every Sunday through Aug. 28, at Alley Pond Park. Read more…

A night of music

Featured Event: The best young musicians from across the country come to Carnegie Hall on July 14. Read more…

Discover your talents

Featured Event: Children explore arts and crafts at the Children’s Museum of Art’s outpost on Governors Island. Read more…

Super science

Featured Event: High School students can increase their science knowledge at this free two-week course at St. Francis College. Read more…

Barefoot and dancing

Featured Event: The whole family will enjoy a dance lesson, live entertainment, and a pow-wow on July 7 at the Van Cortlandt House Museum lawn. Read more…

Get up and dance, dance, dance

Featured Event: Children 6 to 10 can learn a few fun steps from Dancing Classrooms on July 9. Read more…

Don’t miss the Giglio lift

Featured Event: Enjoy the food, faith, the music and community at the Mount Carmel Giglio Italian Festival July 6 through 17. Read more…

New Orleans sound on the shore

Featured Event: Davina and the Vagabonds performs at On Stage at Kingsborough at a free concert on July 9. Read more…

Family Art Project

Featured Event: Explore the grounds and your artistic talents at Wave Hill Family Art Project weekend. Read more…

Sounds like America!

New & Noteworthy: Celebrate July 4th with the latest CD of children’s music from The Hollow Trees, “Hello Friend,” which is rich with folk, bluegrass, jug band, and country music. Read more…

Summer fun

There’s so much to do in and around New York City this summer! Read more…

Friday Night Fireworks are back

Featured Event: Enjoy this time-honored borough tradition at Luna Park through Aug. 27. Read more…

Make your own souvenir!

Featured Event: Explore your artistic talents and create New York City souvenirs in this fun workshp from July 1 through 31. Read more…

Cherishing peace and freedom

Letter from the Publisher: This Fourth of July, reflecting on tragedies of the world, and whether it is right to talk to our children about this serious subject. Read more…

Breast friends

New & Noteworthy: Tommee Tippee’s new Ultra bottle boasts a breast-like nipple for a natural latch that makes it easier for baby to switch between nursing and bottle feedings. Read more…

Not easy being Greene

New & Noteworthy: A new chapter book for tweens, “Kelly Greene and the Green Hats,” follows a 12-year-old’s adventures as she grapples with siblings, school, and a — quite possibly haunted — bedroom closet. Read more…
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