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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
Discover Kids' Digital Music

Discover Kids' Digital Music

You can use blogs to identify great tunes, then visit online services to hear them.

November 2011
Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Songs Give Hope to Bully Victims

Kathy O'Connell reviews Big Bully, a CD collection of songs that address bullying by Milkshake, Nancy Tucker, The Hipwaders and other artists.

October 2011
 Trout Book/CD Features Farm Life

Trout Book/CD Features Farm Life

Trout Fishing in America’s new Book/CD, Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important features upbeat new songs and modernistic drawings of old-fashioned farm life.

September 2011
The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

The Hipwaders' New CD Rocks

On their new CD The Golden State, rocking trio The Hipwaders serve up tunes from their live shows.

August 2011
Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Cool Tunes To Beat the Heat

Kathy O'Connell recommends summer kids music from Groundwork Music Orchestra and Baron Von Rumblebuss plus cool concerts featuring The Plants and Princess Katie & Racer Steve.

July 2011
New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New Baby Love Sung in 2 Keys

New parents can sing along to baby using this remarkable book-CD package from Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer.

June 2011
7 Local Spots that Rock!

7 Local Spots that Rock!

From art centers to zoos — highlights of live children's music this summer

May 2011
Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Dogs & Other Childhood Themes

Kathy O'Connell reviews Jamie Broza’s latest CD for kids, I Want a Dog!

April 2011

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Healthy Living

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5 ways therapy helps prepare kids for life

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Kids' Books: Noah's Ark and Blackberry Fool

Reviews of the new children's books Noah's Ark and A Fine Dessert

Prom Savings

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How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

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Music Reviews

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Party Playlist & New Kids Music

Kathy O'Connell reviews three new kids music CDs and shares her party playlist.

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Family Fun Features

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

Party Places

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Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

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Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

What to do with kids in and around Doylestown, PA

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

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Meet the family behind Morgan's Magical Ears, which delivers buckets of goodies to kids undergoing surgery at CHOP

The Score: Sports Camps

The Score: Sports Camps

Sports camps for young athletes of all skill levels

How Camps Build Leadership

How Camps Build Leadership

How summer camps build leadership skills through games and activities they can't get at home or school

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Classes

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Education Features

School Trends

School Trends

The latest on school trends, including using technology in the classroom, the flipped classroom, outdoor learning and TWI dual language immersion

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Mom Matters

Sandwich Generation Moms

Sandwich Generation Moms

7 stress busters for moms caring for elderly parents and kids

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Solutions

How to Be a Child Star

How to Be a Child Star

What it takes to help talented kids pursue their dream of becoming child actors, singers, dancers or models

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Parties

Party Places

Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

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Party Features

Prom Savings

Prom Savings

How to save on prom — from the dress to the ride to prom pictures — plus prom themes and party ideas

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

Party Themes: 5 Parties That Give Back

The charitable birthday bash is a party theme that gives back.

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Party Places

Local venues where you can host a kid's birthday party with popular themes.

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

Party Themes: The Half Birthday Party

The half birthday party is a party idea whose time has come

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Special Needs Parenting

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