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How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

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

March 2015
The Pre-K for PA Campaign

The Pre-K for PA Campaign

All about Pre-K for PA, an educational coalition campaigning for high-quality Pre-K access for all Pennsylvania children

July 2014
Play to Learn

Play to Learn

How parents can help kids play to learn, according to UDel's Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Temple's Kathy Hirsh-Pasek.

May 2014
Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

Preschool Trends for a Successful Start

An early childhood education expert discusses current preschool trends in Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware.

March 2014
Early Literacy Basics

Early Literacy Basics

Get babies and toddlers ready to read with simple pre-reading games.

January 2014
The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

July 2013
Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

July 2013
Great Kids' Summer Reading by Age

Great Kids' Summer Reading by Age

This children’s summer reading list from The Horn Book suggests great new books for kids for preschool, elementary school, middle school and high school students.

June 2013
Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

Soothe Back-to-School Jitters

The first day of school is loaded with excitement. It can also be filled with anxiety. Here's how preparation can ease those worries.

August 2011
How To Build Writing Skills

How To Build Writing Skills

You can help your child become a better writer by helping him overcome common writing problems.

December 2010

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Healthy Living

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

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Medical

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

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Music Reviews

Kathy O'Connell's Earth Day Playlist

Kathy O'Connell's Earth Day Playlist

Kathy O'Connell's kids' Earth Day playlist

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Family Fun Features

Mother Nature's Best Kid Spots

Local places for kids to go wild with nature

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

What to do with kids in and around the popular shore town of Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

Take the Kids: Cape May, NJ

What to do with kids in and around the popular shore town of Cape May, NJ

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

Meet MK Mom: Lori DeMonia

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Adventure Camps Give Kids the World

Adventure Camps Give Kids the World

Adventure camps that let kids travel to learn or perform community service broaden horizons.

Camp: A Day in the Life

Camp: A Day in the Life

A day in the life of a summer camp

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Education Features

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

Hot Topic: Standardized Testing

An overview of the local standardized testing debate and the controversy surrounding the administration of Pennsylvania's PSSA, New Jersey's PARCC and Delaware's Smarter Balanced Assessment

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Health & Nutrition

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

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New Mom

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Maternity

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Baby Tech: 4moms' rockaRoo

Wow a baby shower guest of honor with this high-tech swing rocker.

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Tweens & Teens

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

Are E-cigarettes Safe? No!

E-cigarettes appeal to tweens and teens, but the dangers of vaping — including nicotine poisoning — are high.

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Party Features

Baby Shower Planning

Baby Shower Planning

Cute baby shower ideas and party themes for preggos

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Special Needs Parenting

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

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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Autism Research & Advice

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism Teaching Strategies

Autism teaching methods parents can use at home

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

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