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Stardines and plandas and slobsters, oh my!

Stardines and plandas and slobsters, oh my!

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

April 2013
Art, shadows and soulful apes

Art, shadows and soulful apes

Children's book topics include a lively little girl's museum visit, cutouts designed to produce intriguing shadows and a sumptuous counting book based on apes.

March 2013
A heart-felt look at Horace  Pippin

A heart-felt look at Horace Pippin

A new kids' book chronicles the life and art of renowned local, self-taught African-American painter Horace Pippin.

February 2013
Fingerprint and duct tape art

Fingerprint and duct tape art

Kids can make faces, animals, plants -- you name it -- from fingerprints. Older kids can make wallets clothes and jewelry from duct tape!

January 2013
Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs & illusions

Pop-ups, fold outs and brain-benders books make great gifts for kids. A pop-up Star Wars leads the recommendations.

December 2012
Sympathy for a cockroach

Sympathy for a cockroach

Kids' books centered on two unusual protagonists — a cockroach and a glacier — win thumbs up from reviewer Frank Lipsius.

November 2012
Two classics, reimagined

Two classics, reimagined

The Odyssey is told in a human, modern way while a graphic novel presentation puts faces to A Wrinkle in Time's names and settings to its locations.

October 2012
Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Wegman, cool facts and Gaileo

Weimeraner photographer William Wegman discusses how to depict nature. Often garish illustrations spice up a fact book. And a biography chronicles the "father of modern science."

September 2012
Food for thought

Food for thought

Reviews of The Onion's Great Escape by Sara Fanilli and A World of Food: Discover Magic Lands Made of Things You Can Eat by Carl Warner.

August 2012
A Pre-Olympics London Tour

A Pre-Olympics London Tour

Pop-Up London is an engaging, interactive children's introduction to the 2012 Summer Olympics host city.

July 2012

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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