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Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Rockers Big Bang Boom make big noise with their third family CD. "Summer Baby (Let it Ride)" is a rocking daddy/baby love song by Caspar Babypants.

September 2012
3 collections with a message

3 collections with a message

Children's CDs encourage girls to study science and engineering, look at friendship and teach little folks to be nice.

August 2012
14 Awesome Kids' Summer Concerts

14 Awesome Kids' Summer Concerts

Among the many groups performing in July and August, The Plants sprout up at the Abington Art Center's Kidfest and Phoenixville's Colonial Theater.

July 2012
Spellbinding Lullaby Love Songs

Spellbinding Lullaby Love Songs

Broadway's greatest composers, singers and lyricists are raising funds for breast cancer research with a stunning collection of original lullabies

June 2012
The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

Available in CD or DVD, this chronicle of a trip down the Mississippi River is a treasure for family music and traditional folk fans alike.

May 2012
Hot Band To Pop Up at Festival

Hot Band To Pop Up at Festival

The new Radio Jungle CD establishes The Pop Ups among family music's best groups. They will perform at the Phila. International Children's Music Festival.

April 2012
Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

Lullabies Open Dreamy Worlds

The best lullaby CDs soothe stressed parents long after baby outgrows them, says reviewer Kathy O'Connell. Here are some recommendations.

March 2012
Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

Jazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for Kids

The CD Coal Train Railroad Swings is a phenomenal, jazzy collection of kids' experiences.

February 2012
An All-Ages Hit for Dan Zanes

An All-Ages Hit for Dan Zanes

Dan Zanes' new CD, Little Nut Tree, is at home in both modern folk and the kids' music genre, with fine world rhythms thrown in.

January 2012
The Top Family CDs of 2011

The Top Family CDs of 2011

Trout Fishing in America tops Kathy O'Connell's favorite family albums with the latest in their Chicken Joe series.

December 2011

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Healthy Living

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Medical

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kid book reviews for I'm Glad I Did and Hurry Up and Wait

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kathy O'Connell reviews Trees and How Great Can This Day Be and previews the March 2015 kids' lineup at World Cafe Live

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Your Home

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Family Fun Features

Art for Kids: Must-See Masterpieces

Introduce the kids to art museums and art centers with this selection of kid-friendly artwork.

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

What Does a Camp Director Do?

What Does a Camp Director Do?

Behind the scenes with the people who set the tone for summer camp

Play at Camp

Play at Camp

Why summer camps camps schedule "free play" time into every day

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Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

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Early Education

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

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Education & Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

How parents can pick a quality preschool or early education daycare center

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Family Life

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Health & Nutrition

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

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Solutions

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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Special Needs Parenting

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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