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What’s New in Kids’ Music

What’s New in Kids’ Music

Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell previews the Philadelphia Zoo’s Rock & Roar series and reviews new kids’ music from the Sugar Free Allstars and Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke.

July 2013
Kids' Music CD Reviews

Kids' Music CD Reviews

Kathy O’Connell, host of the Philadelphia radio show Kids Corner, reviews three kids’ music CDs: Deep Sea Diver by Recess Monkey, Bandwagon by Joanie Leeds and In Full Bloom by the Plants.

June 2013
Music Notes: Milkshake, Berkner and Imagination Movers

Music Notes: Milkshake, Berkner and Imagination Movers

Kids Corner host Kathy O'Connell previews Imagination Movers and Laurie Berkner at Sesame Place and reviews Milkshake's Got a Minute? and Renee & Jeremy's "Give It Away Now."

May 2013
Blues-ical genius and silly wit

Blues-ical genius and silly wit

Kids' music reviewer Kathy O'Connell recommends Blues in All Flavors by Gaye Adegbalola and Champions of the Universe by Ratboy Jr.

April 2013
Adventurous wit from Billy Kelly

Adventurous wit from Billy Kelly

Bill Kelly's adventurous songwriting mixes clever lyrics with a range of musical styes.He brings complex themes to simple songs.

March 2013
The Hipwaders reinforce control

The Hipwaders reinforce control

"You Gotta Hold It" is a potty song that takes a grownup approach to a lifelong challenge. Also reviewed: The Not-Its!' latest CD, Kidquake.

February 2013
Good grade for Dudes' Fitness Test

Good grade for Dudes' Fitness Test

Music critic Kathy O"Connell lauds the Diggity Dudes' Presidential Fitness Test, a Jeremy Zmuda EP and a song by the Sugar Free All Stars.

January 2013
Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Mighty Sky: an astronomical success

Kathy O'Connell also likes the song “Escalator,” from David Tobocman's CD of the same name, and she tracks Trout Fishing in America's December appearances.

December 2012
The best family CDs of 2012

The best family CDs of 2012

Reviewer Kathy O'Connell declared a 20-way tie for 2012's best children's music. Scroll her choices and see videos from the artists.

November 2012
A brilliant bridge to the blues

A brilliant bridge to the blues

Through kid-friendly language and themes, Randy Kaplan brings the blues form to family music. Also recommended: Justin Roberts' "Trick or Treat," a non-scary Halloween song.

October 2012

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Healthy Living

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Medical

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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Book Reviews

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kids' Books: Pop and Culture

Kid book reviews for I'm Glad I Did and Hurry Up and Wait

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Music Reviews

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kids' Music: New CDs and Concerts

Kathy O'Connell reviews Trees and How Great Can This Day Be and previews the March 2015 kids' lineup at World Cafe Live

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Your Home

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Family Fun Features

Art for Kids: Must-See Masterpieces

Introduce the kids to art museums and art centers with this selection of kid-friendly artwork.

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

Take the Kids: West Chester, PA

What to do with kids in the historic town of West Chester, PA

What Does a Camp Director Do?

What Does a Camp Director Do?

Behind the scenes with the people who set the tone for summer camp

Play at Camp

Play at Camp

Why summer camps camps schedule "free play" time into every day

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Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

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

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

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Early Education

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

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

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Education & Child Care

How to Pick a Preschool

How to Pick a Preschool

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

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Family Life

DIY Crafts

DIY Crafts

DIY crafts websites that teach and inspire

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Health & Nutrition

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

Vaccinations: After the Disneyland Measles Outbreak

4 vaccination facts to ease immunization fears after the Disneyland measles outbreak

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Solutions

I Was a Main Line Nanny

I Was a Main Line Nanny

A behind the scenes look at the life of a Main Line nanny. Plus, parenting tips from a non-mom

Concussions & Kids

Concussions & Kids

What parents need to know about concussions, including signs of a concussion, head injury treatment, and concussion prevention

Fear of the Dark

Fear of the Dark

Help kids get over the fear of the dark. Plus, get to sleep products

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Other Disabilities Research & Advice

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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Special Needs Parenting

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia (aka childhood apraxia of speech) is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the symptoms and treatments.

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