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How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

August 2013
Media classes sharpen kids' focus

Media classes sharpen kids' focus

When children learn photography, video, how to create apps or build websites, they build confidence and gain problem-solving smarts.

December 2012
Get art smarts

Get art smarts

Some schools have cut arts education. Here's how to fill the gap, at home, using community resources and by helping your school.

October 2012
EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

EXERCISE CLASS QUESTIONS

What type and style of fitness class fits your child? Is he ready? Does she have an interest in tennis, gymnastics or martial arts?

September 2012
Mom, I want to play the piano

Mom, I want to play the piano

Great, but how do you know if your child is ready for music lessons?

August 2012
Help Your Little One To Love Music

Help Your Little One To Love Music

It’s easy to encourage a love of music in a young kid. Here are tips from children’s musician Marnie Grey and MetroKids readers.

September 2011
Activity Classes: Find the Right Fit

Activity Classes: Find the Right Fit

What makes a good extracurricular match? It depends on your child's age, but also on your own time and financial parameters.

August 2011
Ballet's the Way to Gain Dance Skills

Ballet's the Way to Gain Dance Skills

Dance studio directors say that no matter what dance style interests your child, a ballet foundation will boost basic skills.

September 2010
Why Start Music Classes Early?

Why Start Music Classes Early?

Benefits include increased aptitude, social and emotional development and academic skills.

August 2010
The Best Activities for Special Needs

The Best Activities for Special Needs

Experts in several special needs areas recommend especially beneficial extracurricular activities.

January 2010

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More on this topic »Autism Research & Advice

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Local mom Lori DeMonia's family faves includes good autism support resources

Autism: Through My Eyes

Autism: Through My Eyes

10 things kids with autism want the world to know

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Healthy Living

Kids and Therapy

Kids and Therapy

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

Prom Savings

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

Party Places

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

Take the Kids: Doylestown, PA

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

Meet an MK Family: The Keelys

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.

Party Places

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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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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Special Needs Parenting

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette Syndrome: What Parents Need to Know

Tourette's affects 1 in 360 kids. Here's what parents need to know, from tics to treatment

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