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April 2010

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Food & Nutrition

5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

Many snacks are prime sources of extra sugar and fats. Providing appealing, nutritious treats can reduce the risk of childhood obesity.

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Healthy Living

Little Steps Lead to a Green Home

Little Steps Lead to a Green Home

If enough people take small measures to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," it can make a big impact.

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Book Reviews

Humorous Twists on Kids’ Poetry

Humorous Twists on Kids’ Poetry

Two new books and a reissued classic make poetry fun for kids and adults alike.

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Music Reviews

Music with Earth-Friendly Messages

Music with Earth-Friendly Messages

Kids want to be caretakers of their planet, and they get excited about music that encourages good environmental practices. Here are some good choices.

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Tech Talk

The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

Here's how to help your teen develop common-sense cell phone habits, plus the latest research findings on teen cell use.

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Your Home

Little Steps Lead to a Green Home

Little Steps Lead to a Green Home

If enough people take small measures to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," it can make a big impact.

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Family Fun Features

Spotlight On... Earth Days

Spotlight On... Earth Days

April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, but you can go green and promote eco-awareness with your kids all month long

New Delaware Children's Museum Will 'Build Imaginative Minds'

New Delaware Children's Museum Will 'Build Imaginative Minds'

Guide to Local Gardens

Guide to Local Gardens

The best ways to discover outdoor treasures with your kids. Plus: preschool nature programs & blooming highlights

New This Month

New This Month

Phillie Phanatic & LEGO sculptures, a Hollywood costume display, imaginative shows for kids & more

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Photo Galleries

2010 5th Grade Model House Contest

2010 5th Grade Model House Contest

Garnet Valley student tops other 5th graders in Habitat for Humanity's annual competition.

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Updates

Gazelle Zerafati Wins $50,000 Prize

Gazelle Zerafati Wins $50,000 Prize

The national Young Epidemiology Scholars award follows the Baldwin School junor's win earlier this month in the Delaware Valley Science Fairs.

2010 5th Grade Model House Contest

2010 5th Grade Model House Contest

Garnet Valley student tops other 5th graders in Habitat for Humanity's annual competition.

'Spice' Health Warning Issued

'Spice' Health Warning Issued

Following recent drug-related hospitalizations, Delaware health officials have issued a warning about the use of a street drug called “Spice.”

15 Win Science Fair Medals

15 Win Science Fair Medals

Delaware Valley Science Fairs winners are headed to San Jose, Calif., to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, May 9-14

Kids Can Bowl Free All Summer

Kids Can Bowl Free All Summer

At participating centers, up to 4 adult family members also receive daily free games for a one-time $24.95 fee.

Hannah Lam Wins Orchestra Honor

Hannah Lam Wins Orchestra Honor

Violinist Hannah Lam, 12, a student at Henry C. Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill, NJ, has won the Philadelphia Orchestra’s Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition.

Breastfeeding Could Save $13 Billion

Breastfeeding Could Save $13 Billion

More than 900 deaths, mostly among infants, could be prevented if 90% of U.S. mothers breastfed for six months, study finds.

DE 4th Grader Wins Science Contest

DE 4th Grader Wins Science Contest

Olivia Smith Donovan, a student at Claymont Elementary School in Delaware, has won the national Kids’ Science Challenge for 3rd-to-6th graders sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Collingdale and S. Phila. Parish Schools To Close

Collingdale and S. Phila. Parish Schools To Close

St. Joseph and Stella Maris are the latest in a series of school closures and consolidations announced by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Summer Camps Build Character

Summer Camps Build Character

At summer camp kids learn values, such as the YMCAs' focus on caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

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Child Care

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

Trusting your children with a new babysitter isn't easy. How do you find someone you can rely on?

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

How To Find a Reliable Sitter

Trusting your children with a new babysitter isn't easy. How do you find someone you can rely on?

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Education Features

Environmental Education Takes Root

Environmental Education Takes Root

In area public schools, eco-learning takes place both in class and through green teams, buildings and extracurricular activities.

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In Style

Eco Baby Gifts

Eco Baby Gifts

Eco-friendly baby products show love for Mother Earth — and new moms will love them too!

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Health & Nutrition

5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

5 Healthy Kids' Snack Tricks

Many snacks are prime sources of extra sugar and fats. Providing appealing, nutritious treats can reduce the risk of childhood obesity.

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New Mom

Mom-Baby Yoga: Tender Awareness

Mom-Baby Yoga: Tender Awareness

Mom-baby yoga classes can foster bonding and a sense of empowerment.

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Maternity

Queasy Does It!

Queasy Does It!

The truth about morning sickness and ways to soothe your tummy troubles.

Mom-Baby Yoga: Tender Awareness

Mom-Baby Yoga: Tender Awareness

Mom-baby yoga classes can foster bonding and a sense of empowerment.

Breastfeeding Help Can Be Crucial

Breastfeeding Help Can Be Crucial

Despite breastfeeding's benefits for mom and baby, staying with it can take experienced help. Here's where to find it.

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Tweens & Teens

The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

The Joy of Text: A Parents' Guide

Here's how to help your teen develop common-sense cell phone habits, plus the latest research findings on teen cell use.

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Solutions

Help Siblings Celebrate a New Baby

Help Siblings Celebrate a New Baby

Involving brothers and sisters can make a new baby's homecoming a family affair.

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Autism Research & Advice

Social and Emotional Intelligence

Social and Emotional Intelligence

For children with autism, teaching non-IQ skills must be a priority.

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