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April 2013

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Family Fun Features

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

Enjoy Earth Day at home!

Enjoy Earth Day at home!

DIY kids projects celebrate Earth Day.

Body mass index tracks growth

Body mass index tracks growth

80% of kids have “normal” weight-to-height ratios. Body mass index (BMI) is a strong indicator of a child's health.

The sports camp decision

The sports camp decision

How to choose a summer sports camp

Summer on the Spectrum

Summer on the Spectrum

Philadelphia-area summer camps for kids with special needs

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Child Care

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

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Education

Finish the school year strong

Finish the school year strong

Study tips for the end of the school year

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Early Education

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

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Mom Matters

4 diet traps new moms face

4 diet traps new moms face

4 new-mom diet traps

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Book Reviews

Stardines and plandas and slobsters, oh my!

Stardines and plandas and slobsters, oh my!

Book reviews: Stardines, Dirt on My Shirt, The Baby Book

Mix & mash play

Mix & mash play

Mashups come in all forms — board games included. These will definitely keep your family entertained when you’re stuck inside during those pesky April showers and rainy summer days.

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Music Reviews

Blues-ical genius and silly wit

Blues-ical genius and silly wit

Kids' music reviewer Kathy O'Connell recommends Blues in All Flavors by Gaye Adegbalola and Champions of the Universe by Ratboy Jr.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Heidelinde Nitka

Heidelinde Nitka

Meet our April 2013 mom of the month.

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Parenting

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Tips about caring for newborn twins and triplets

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Maternity

PRENATAL PREP

PRENATAL PREP

Less pain, more perks: Customized maternity care puts moms-to-be at ease.

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Tweens & Teens

Teen jargon translated

Teen jargon translated

Learn to speak your teen's language

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SpecialKids

Summer on the Spectrum

Summer on the Spectrum

Philadelphia-area summer camps for kids with special needs

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

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Autism Research & Advice

Hope on the horizon: Promising autism therapies

Hope on the horizon: Promising autism therapies

New therapies and treatments for autism

Summer on the Spectrum

Summer on the Spectrum

Philadelphia-area summer camps for kids with special needs

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

Archive »

Special Needs Parenting

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

Differences Welcome

Differences Welcome

Families with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.

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Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
Weekend Planner: May 20, 2016

Weekend Planner: May 20, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 20 - May 22, 2016.

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Weekend Planner: May 13, 2016

Weekend Planner: May 13, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 13 - May 15, 2016.

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Weekend Planner: May 6, 2016

Weekend Planner: May 6, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for May 6 - May 8, 2016.

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Weekend Planner: April 29, 2016

Weekend Planner: April 29, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for April 20 - May 1, 2016.

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Weekend Planner: April 22, 2016

Weekend Planner: April 22, 2016

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for April 22 - April 24, 2016.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
'Titus' at the Painted Bride Art Center

'Titus' at the Painted Bride Art Center

See "Titus" at the Painted Bridge Art Center in Phill May 19-22.

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How to Choose the Right Dance Class for Your Child

How to Choose the Right Dance Class for Your Child

Tips from a long-time dance instructor on what to look for in a dance program for your child.

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How to Raise an Earth-Conscious Child

How to Raise an Earth-Conscious Child

Tips to teach kids how to protect the environment.

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DIY Redecorating in Vintage or Rustic Style

DIY Redecorating in Vintage or Rustic Style

Get some tips on redecorating your home with a vintage or rustic style.

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The 2016 Kids Corner Music Festival

The 2016 Kids Corner Music Festival

The best of kindie music comes to World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on April 3.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
New Accessibility Features for Kindle E-Readers for Readers with Visual Impairments or Dyslexia

New Accessibility Features for Kindle E-Readers for Readers with Visual Impairments or Dyslexia

Read an announcement from Amazon on the new features on their Kindle e-readers that will allow more readers to enjoy the user experience.

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Five Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Five Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Has breakfast boredom set in at your house? Here are 5 new options for parents and kids to enjoy to start the day.

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Book Review: Goldilocks and Just One Bear

Book Review: Goldilocks and Just One Bear

A delightful fractured fairy tale and more reading suggestions for fans of Goldilocks.

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I Need IEP Help, but I Don't Know Where to Begin

I Need IEP Help, but I Don't Know Where to Begin

If your child may need an IEP or has one that isn't being followed, here's what to do.

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What NOT to Do on Mother's Day

What NOT to Do on Mother's Day

Discover the secret to a truly happy day for Mom.

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