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Myths and Armchair Adventures

Myths and Armchair Adventures

Reviews of children's books on Greek myths, Darwin's voyage and the Silk Road.

March 2011
3 Black History Month Biographies

3 Black History Month Biographies

An autobiography of Condoleeza Rice and biographies of Muhammad Ali and Harriet Tubman provide good reading for Black History Month.

February 2011
A Bunny’s Brief Escape

A Bunny’s Brief Escape

Komako Sakai’s Mad at Mommyis a classic expression of a lifetime relationship that would be hard to convey better or more concisely

January 2011
The Best Children's Books of 2010

The Best Children's Books of 2010

The Horn Book Magazine, which has provide reviews of children’s books for more than 85 years, has released its Fanfare List of best children’s books published in the past year.

December 2010
Eye-Popping Pop-Up Books for Kids

Eye-Popping Pop-Up Books for Kids

Master children's pop-up book creators like Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart craft new ways to tell classic stories.

December 2010
A Tween & Teen Man Skills Manual

A Tween & Teen Man Skills Manual

The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills

November 2010
Parallel Universes for Ages 4-8

Parallel Universes for Ages 4-8

In new books for the post-toddler set, ironic twists give kids the upper hand in the world that adults have to fit into.

October 2010
Art Books Blend Knowledge and Fun

Art Books Blend Knowledge and Fun

For kids and their parents, art books translate into fun and new ways to see the world, a great blend of education and recreation.

September 2010
Architecture Books for Children

Architecture Books for Children

From the sublime of design to the nitty gritty of bricks and mortar, these books introduce kids to architecture.

August 2010
History Tweet Hits & Misses

History Tweet Hits & Misses

Kids' collections of quick facts can be fun and enlightening.

July 2010

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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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