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A healthy start to the school year ahead

Family Health: Make sure your children’s transition from the pool to the classroom is as smooth and healthy as possible. Read more…

No need to ‘Worry’

The Book Worm: “Mama Loved to Worry” by Maryann Weidt is a knee-slappin’ tall tale kids ages 5 to 8 will love. Read more…

Staying close when you are far away

Letter from College: As children get older and go off to college, it’s important to maintain open communication and be supportive without being overprotective. Read more…

Tips on how to support your child in school

Pre-Schoolers: Plus, advice and insight from the experts on Common Core standards, reading apps for preschoolers, and easing the transition to middle school. Read more…

Senses of wonder

Dad Stuff: A day out with his young daughter has infected this writer with her zest for life. Read more…

Conventional or grass-fed beef?

Good Sense Eating: What’s the difference between the various of labels on beef? Read more…

Nurture nature’s gifts

Parents play an important role in encouraging their children to embrace the gifts they are born with, especially their natural affinity for science and the arts. Read more…

Make lazy days of summer fabuLyssly fun

From outfit-of-the-season club to a vet that makes house calls, these are finds both parents and kids will love to try this summer. Read more…

Preparing for kindergarten

Elementary: A kindergarten teacher answers questions about getting ready for one of the largest milestone’s in your child’s life. Read more…

Catch the Pokemon wave

Teens: The new Pokemon GO app encourages children, teens, and adults to walk around the city in search of Pokemon. Read more…

Do I look fat in this Fitbit?

Body Image: The many reasons why this writer does not need a gadget from her husband that tells her how little she exercises. Read more…

Coming up Rosie

Theater-loving kids have a bright future thanks to Rosie O’Donnell’s Manhattan-based Rosie’s Theater Kids program. Read more…

Philanthropy in 3D

Teens: A Manhattan teen is passionate about changing kids’ lives with 3D printing. Read more…

The restorative power of water

Healthy Living: Water can prevent and cure many ailments that our family and pets battle. Read more…

A summer break from parenting?

Travel: After working hard to keep your small beings in line all year, you may want less structure at home and more flexibility with the rules but that could have some unpleasant consequences. Read more…

August farm stand finds — and how to use them

Nutrition: How to serve up this month’s best produce so the natural flavors shine. Read more…

Teaching children about mindful eating

A new psychotherapist’s book, “Free Your Child from Overeating,” aims to help famillies struggling with weight issues. Read more…

Get sculpting

Featured Event: Coney Island’s annual sand art contest returns on Aug. 20. Read more…

Visit Mario’s kitchen

Featured Event: Explore, taste, and learn recipies created by chefs from Mario Batali’s restaurants at the New York Botanical Garden. Read more…

Hit the green

Featured Event: Children can learn the basics of golf in Crotona Park and Hunts Point Recreation Center from experienced professionals. Read more…

Kale killers

Featured Event: A new murder-mystery musical is set in the Park Slope Food Co-op. Read more…

Hole-in-one summer fun

Featured Event: Children 6 to 17 can learn the basics of golf at Kaiser Park and St. John’s Park now through Aug. 25. Read more…

Graduation jokes

Featured Event: Get ready to laugh up a storm with these graduating teen comedians. Read more…

Stroll and a haircut

Featured Event: Hairstyling emporium LuLu’s Cuts and Toys is celebrating 15 years in the community with a block party on Aug. 13. Read more…

The sounds of Brazilian Dance

Featured Event: The whole family will enjoy this energetic concert and dance by Liliana Araufo and her band on the Esplanade Plaza in Battery Park City. Read more…

Take the challenge of the four Quests

Featured Event: Explore Queens Zoo in this fun interactive event. Read more…

Double Dutch

Featured Event: Nanne and Ankie share their repertoire of historical poems and folk songs. Read more…

Bring in da Noize

New & Noteworthy: Cory Cullinan, aka Doctor Noize, releases “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony” — a humorous, educational two-act musical — in a two-CD set. Read more…

How to help your kids get through divorce

Three practical tips to help you and your children navigate this tough time. Read more…

Travel with Edge and friends

Featured Event: Don’t miss this rockin’ new musical from Aug. 11 to 14. Read more…

All ‘Manor’ of fun

New & Noteworthy: Escape the Room: Mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor is an engrossing tabletop version for the whole family to puzzle out together. Read more…

Tales about doggie derring-do

The Book Worm: Give “Paws of Courage” by Nancy Furstinger to your dog-lover, and you’ll be a hero. Read more…

Sink that putt

Featured Event: Children can learn the basics of golf at Cunningham Park, Park of the Americas, Nautilus Field, and Kissena Park Corridor through Aug. 25. Read more…

More than just storytime

Featured Event: Don’t miss stories, puppets, origami, and more on Governors Island on Sundays in August. Read more…

Designing with nature

New & Noteworthy: Take the Gelli Arts Student Gel Printing Plate Kit outside with the kiddies for an afternoon of messy, pattern-printing fun with paints. Read more…

How to help kids, tweens, and teens safely navigate social media

Media: Talk to your children about what is acceptable to post on social media. Read more…

Take the Quest challenge

Featured Event: Learn about ecology, conservation, and animals at the Prospect Park Zoo. Read more…

Savor the memories

New & Noteworthy: The chefs in your family will find The Keepsake Kitchen Diary to be a useful DIY cookbook, and future generations will cherish it. Read more…

‘The Adventures from Ezra Jack Keats’

Featured Event: Celebrate the author’s centennial year with a two-part theatrical production of his stories. Read more…

Summer in the city

Letter from the Publisher: There’s plenty of fun for all families this month. Read more…
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Evolution Enrichment Center: Unlocking creativity

Fall is fast approaching, and it’s the time of the year to make your final decisions for your child’s after-school program. The options — from swimming to 3D-printing classes to everything in-between — can be intimidating and overwhelming. How are you to make the right choice when time is of the essence? Read more…

Stories come alive

Featured Event: View new exhibits at the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum, and then enjoy Story Hour, featuring various media components. Read more…
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