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Tiny tape

Tiny tape

Decorate pens, iPods, lockers, lunch boxes and craft projects with miniature tape Try a tinier version of tape that comes in all sorts of colors and patterns.

November 2012
Toy drives meet widespread need

Toy drives meet widespread need

Toys for Tots, Salvation Army drives, the Ronald McDonald Houses and many local drives help bring kids holiday happiness.

November 2012
Animated hoodies

Animated hoodies

Mouth Man hoodies feature a graphic of an animal, and when arms are folded across the chest, the image transforms into the animal’s roaring mouth.

October 2012
Sleepy time tactic

Sleepy time tactic

When it's time to sleep, this powerful little reptile projects blue wages against the ceiling and plays relaxing ocean sounds.

September 2012
Bold, Funky School Bags

Bold, Funky School Bags

Your kids will love this line of customizable backpacks, and drawstring, lunch and messenger bags by Forever Frogs.

August 2012
Trick My Bike!

Trick My Bike!

Kids can decorate their bikes with bike accessories that light up, make noise and make safety look cool.

July 2012
Travel Toys

Travel Toys

Travel toys that will keep your kids occupied on the car or plane ride, and once you get to where you're going.

June 2012
Photo Books

Photo Books

These specialty sites emphasize innovative processes that make creating custom keepsakes simple and fun.

May 2012
Grow a Garden

Grow a Garden

Produce fresh veggies and watch flowers bloom using these kids’ at-home gardening kits.

April 2012
Puzzles: History in the Making

Puzzles: History in the Making

Our top picks for history-themed puzzles and tips for successfully completing a puzzle as a family

March 2012

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Healthy Living

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

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Music Reviews

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kids Music: For the Beach and Back to School

Kathy gives us a beach playlist, talks up the Kids Corner Stage at the Philadelphia Folk Festival and reviews new back-to-school CDs.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet Our CoverKid: Jaime Lynne W.

Meet 7-year-old CoverKid Jaime Lynne W., winner of a John Robert Powers scholarship

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Classes

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

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Education

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

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Education Features

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

The Art of Public Speaking

The Art of Public Speaking

Help kids get over their fear of public speaking with classes and tips.

Cool School Supplies

Cool School Supplies

Cool school supply ideas for kids heading back to elementary school, high school, middle school and college.

What Is a Charter School?

What Is a Charter School?

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in the Delaware Valley, including a list of area charter schools.

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — Delaware

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Delaware

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — South Jersey

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in South Jersey

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

The Charter School Alternative — Philly & PA Suburbs

Everything parents need to know about charter schools in Philadelphia and its suburbs

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Mom Matters

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

The Women's Guide to Family Car Buying

Tips to get women comfortable with the process of buying a family car

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Maternity

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

Breastfeeding in Public

Breastfeeding in Public

How to breastfeed in public — in comfort and with confidence.

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Solutions

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

How to Keep Up with Gifted Children

4 ways parents and teachers can encourage gifted children

Corporal Punishment

Corporal Punishment

Experts and readers debate the physical discipline method of corporal punishment

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Special Needs Parenting

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a Special Needs Family

Divorce in a special needs family can be fraught. Here's how to act in your child's best interest.

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