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April 2011

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Fitness

Running: A Great Sport for Kids

Running: A Great Sport for Kids

If your child loves to run around, it makes sense to explore the sport of running.

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Healthy Living

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

The cost of caution keeps coming down. Here's a sampling of modestly priced, widely available products

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Book Reviews

Babies from a Sibling's Perspective

Babies from a Sibling's Perspective

Several new kids' books have insights about a brother's or sister's feelings about a new arrival.

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Music Reviews

Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Kathy O'Connell reviews Jamie Broza’s latest CD for kids, I Want a Dog!

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Your Home

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

The cost of caution keeps coming down. Here's a sampling of modestly priced, widely available products

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Family Fun Features

New at the Philadelphia Zoo: X•tink•shun Puppets

New at the Philadelphia Zoo: X•tink•shun Puppets

A new live Jim Henson puppet experience is now open at the Philadelphia Zoo.

Parks & Playgrounds

Parks & Playgrounds

Local hot-spots for enjoying the great outdoors with your family

New This Month

New This Month

Easter Bunny sightings, a hippo birthday party, Muppets at the zoo & the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts

Spring Is Kite-Flying Season!

Spring Is Kite-Flying Season!

These basics, plus tips from meteorologist David Murphy, will get your child's kite airborne.

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Photo Galleries

Digital Youth Art Exhibition

Digital Youth Art Exhibition

MetroKids partnered with the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts in creating the Digital Youth Art Exhibition. Readers submitted artwork created by children and teens in the Delaware Valley.

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Updates

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

Wait until your child fully outgrows the seat, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, which also advises to keep kids in the back seat until age 13.

A Summer World for Preschoolers

A Summer World for Preschoolers

For many families, day camp is the best kind of day care, offering children the opportunity to play outside in a safe and supervised environment.

Camps Nurture Kids' Love of Nature

Camps Nurture Kids' Love of Nature

Some Delaware Valley summer programs are geared to foster kids' inborn love of animals and the outdoors.

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Education Features

Activities Spark Kids' Arts Interest

Activities Spark Kids' Arts Interest

With schools cutting back arts programs, here are ways parents can fill the void.

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Elementary Education

Help Your Son Gain Reading Skills

Help Your Son Gain Reading Skills

Boys seem to have much more trouble learning to read than girls do. Here's how parents can help their sons develop reading skills.

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In Style

Eco Soft

Eco Soft

Eco-friendly (and super cuddly!) playthings, just in time for Earth Day on April 22

Celebrate Your Bump in Style!

Celebrate Your Bump in Style!

Today’s pregnant woman can choose fashionable maternity clothes that mirror trends straight from the runway.

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Mom Matters

Start Scrapbooking!

Start Scrapbooking!

Through scrapbooking, you can share your family’s story — and discover a new art.

10 Tools To Balance Work & Life

10 Tools To Balance Work & Life

Strategies to care for a young child, work and attend to personal needs

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Health & Nutrition

Running: A Great Sport for Kids

Running: A Great Sport for Kids

If your child loves to run around, it makes sense to explore the sport of running.

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New Mom

Colic Relief for Baby — and You

Colic Relief for Baby — and You

To calm a crying baby, parents can create a “fourth trimester” of rhythmic stimulation that imitates the womb experience.

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Maternity

Celebrate Your Bump in Style!

Celebrate Your Bump in Style!

Today’s pregnant woman can choose fashionable maternity clothes that mirror trends straight from the runway.

Colic Relief for Baby — and You

Colic Relief for Baby — and You

To calm a crying baby, parents can create a “fourth trimester” of rhythmic stimulation that imitates the womb experience.

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

Baby Safety Products for $100 or Less

The cost of caution keeps coming down. Here's a sampling of modestly priced, widely available products

Autism's Early Warning Signs

Autism's Early Warning Signs

The sooner a child gets treatment, the better the outcome is likely to be.

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Toddlers

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

New Advice: Use Rear-Facing Seats Until Age 2, Booster Until Age 8-12

Wait until your child fully outgrows the seat, says the American Academy of Pediatrics, which also advises to keep kids in the back seat until age 13.

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Autism Research & Advice

Kid Athletes and Asperger Syndrome

Kid Athletes and Asperger Syndrome

Shonda and Curt Schilling talk about their son Grant's sports experiences.

Autism's Early Warning Signs

Autism's Early Warning Signs

The sooner a child gets treatment, the better the outcome is likely to be.

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