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Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

The Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia is the major repository for the beloved children's illustrator and author.

May 2012
Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Books Can Help Parents Discuss Tough Topics with Teens

Reading the same book as their child can help parents discuss difficult issues such as date rape, drugs, alcohol and weight.

May 2012
For Earth Day, a Look at Trash

For Earth Day, a Look at Trash

For ages 5-9, a book of facts about our discards can provide educational reading for Earth Day.

April 2012
Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women’s History: Bikes and Spies

Women's history books for tweens and teens focus on the bicycle and heroes of World War II.

March 2012
Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Black History: Segregation and Little-Known Inventors

Two fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

February 2012
'Dead End in Norvelt' Awarded 2012 Newbery Medal

'Dead End in Norvelt' Awarded 2012 Newbery Medal

"Achingly funny" novel of a New Deal town is named the past year's best children's book. "A Ball for Daisy" wins the Caldecott Medal.

January 2012
Kids' Books: Poetry, Art & History

Kids' Books: Poetry, Art & History

In January we look forward to better times, but these kids' books also look back, in different ways, at poetry, art and African American history.

January 2012
The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Best Children's Books of 2011

The Horn Book Magazine has published its Fanfare List of the top kids books published in the past year.

December 2011
Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Find a Book that Fits Your Child

Parents can help kids find books that match their interests and reading level.

December 2011
Gift Books: In with the Old!

Gift Books: In with the Old!

New books for kids revisit The Odyssey, nursery rhymes, the Phantom Tollbooth and Houdini.

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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