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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
Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Big Bang Boom and Caspar Babypants

Rockers Big Bang Boom make big noise with their third family CD. "Summer Baby (Let it Ride)" is a rocking daddy/baby love song by Caspar Babypants.

September 2012
3 collections with a message

3 collections with a message

Children's CDs encourage girls to study science and engineering, look at friendship and teach little folks to be nice.

August 2012
14 Awesome Kids' Summer Concerts

14 Awesome Kids' Summer Concerts

Among the many groups performing in July and August, The Plants sprout up at the Abington Art Center's Kidfest and Phoenixville's Colonial Theater.

July 2012
Spellbinding Lullaby Love Songs

Spellbinding Lullaby Love Songs

Broadway's greatest composers, singers and lyricists are raising funds for breast cancer research with a stunning collection of original lullabies

June 2012
The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

The Okee Dokees Brothers’ Excellent Adventure

Available in CD or DVD, this chronicle of a trip down the Mississippi River is a treasure for family music and traditional folk fans alike.

May 2012
Hot Band To Pop Up at Festival

Hot Band To Pop Up at Festival

The new Radio Jungle CD establishes The Pop Ups among family music's best groups. They will perform at the Phila. International Children's Music Festival.

April 2012

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The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

Go Skiing with the Kids

Go Skiing with the Kids

At what age can kids learn to ski? What about lessons? Should you rent or buy their equipment? Local ski experts answer your questions.

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Family Fun Features

Family Guide to Black History Month

Family Guide to Black History Month

A roundup of venues in the Delaware Valley where families can celebrate and learn about influential African Americans throughout history.

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Photo Galleries

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

2016 Super Camp Fair Wrapup

The 8th Annual MetroKids Super Camp Fair, held Jan. 31 at the Conshohocken (PA) Marriott, attracted hundreds of families who met with camp representatives and started planning their summer adventures.

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Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Secondary Education

College Access for All Students

College Access for All Students

Tips on college preparation for first-generation college students and other students from families with limited college experience.

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Parenting

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

The Dangers of Coats + Car Seats

Make sure your child's bulky winter clothing doesn't interfere with her car seat's ability to restrain her in an accident.

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