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October 2011

Report: Gorge, Don't Ration Halloween Candy

10/31/11

Report: Gorge, Don't Ration Halloween Candy

Eating a mound of Halloween sweets is better for kids' teeth than rationing, say dentists.

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Happy Halloween!

10/28/11

Happy Halloween!

85+ parades, parties, contests, crafts and other not-too-frightening fun for kids. Oct. 28-31, 2011

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Study: 42% of Kids Under 8 Have TVs

10/26/11

Study: 42% of Kids Under 8 Have TVs

Despite recommendations to the contrary, young kids are spending more time than ever in front of screen

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Keep Your Child Safe at Seasonal Attractions

10/24/11

Keep Your Child Safe at Seasonal Attractions

A security expert's tips for haunted houses, mazes and hayrides

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20+ Costume Parties and Parades

10/20/11

20+ Costume Parties and Parades

Why save the costumed fun for Halloween night? Here's where to show off costumes early. Oct. 21-27, 2011

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Docs Urge Parents To Limit Screen Time for Kids Younger than Age 2

10/19/11

Docs Urge Parents To Limit Screen Time for Kids Younger than Age 2

Despite recommendations to the contrary, it's well known that most parents of kids younger than age 2 let them watch at least some TV, smart phone or other screen entertainment. In a nod to this reality, the nation's pediatricians have revised their policy discouraging screen time for infants and toddlers. A policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), published in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, says parents should carefully limit the time infants and toddlers younger than age 2 spend in front of screens, whether they are televisions, computers, so-called educational games or smart phones. The policy states that screen time offers no educational benefit to children younger than 2. It leaves less time for more valuable activities, such as...

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Kids' Wildlife Photo Contest

10/17/11

Kids' Wildlife Photo Contest

The National Wildlife Federation invites kids age 12 and younger to submit photos for Ranger Rick magazine.

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Find Fall Fests Near You

10/13/11

Find Fall Fests Near You

Top picks for pumpkin picking, cider sipping and other autumn activities. Oct 15-16, 2011

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10 Outdoor Fall Fun Events This Weekend

10/06/11

10 Outdoor Fall Fun Events This Weekend

Even if the warm weather feels more like summer, the Philadelphia area is full of fall fun. Oct. 8-9, 2011

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