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April 2013

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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.

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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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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

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Heidelinde Nitka

Heidelinde Nitka

Meet our April 2013 mom of the month.

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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Parenting

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

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Maternity

PRENATAL PREP

PRENATAL PREP

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

Double Trouble

Double Trouble

Tips about caring for newborn twins and triplets

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Tweens & Teens

Teen jargon translated

Teen jargon translated

Learn to speak your teen's language

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SpecialKids

Kids need sensory play

Kids need sensory play

Fun sensory activities for kids

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.

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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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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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FYI

Info & events for Delaware Valley parents
Weekend Planner: March 27, 2015

Weekend Planner: March 27, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 27 - March 29, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: March 20, 2015

Weekend Planner: March 20, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 20 - March 22, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: March 13, 2015

Weekend Planner: March 13, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 13 - March 15, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: March 6, 2015

Weekend Planner: March 6, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for March 6 - March 8, 2015.

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Weekend Planner: February 27, 2015

Weekend Planner: February 27, 2015

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Feb. 27 - March 1, 2015.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Stagestruck: Kids & Theater

Why one mom believes performing is a great thing for her kids

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Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

Junior Prom: Crisis Averted

It's snowing on prom night!

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How Kids Can Pay It Forward

How Kids Can Pay It Forward

"Pay it forward" is a great concept to teach kids. It helps to see the kindness-counts plan in action. MomSpeaker Erin Flynn Jay and her girls were recently PIF beneficiaries. Here's her story.  On Thursday, I took my daughters to Stations of the Cross at a church in the...

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Moms' Book Review: Carrot Saves Easter

Moms' Book Review: Carrot Saves Easter

A local mom's book inspires a new tradition.

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Kid-Friendly Dance Party Videos

Kid-Friendly Dance Party Videos

Kid-friendly videos to spark a family dance party that welcomes spring.

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MK Memo

MK Memo: Moms Know
April 2015 Preview

April 2015 Preview

Standardized tests, Autism Awareness Month articles and nature spots for kids mark our April 2015 issue.

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Spring Break Water Safety

Spring Break Water Safety

3 tips on building kids' swim skills and water safety on your spring break vacation.

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Snow Day Snowmen

Snow Day Snowmen

MK readers share pics of their snow-day snowman masterpieces!

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Tax Credits for Summer Camp

Tax Credits for Summer Camp

Learn which camp expenses are tax-deductible.

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MetroKids' 2014 Parenting Media Association Awards

MetroKids' 2014 Parenting Media Association Awards

MetroKids won four 2014 Parenting Media Association editorial awards.

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