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Chalk It Up

Chalk It Up

Kids can hit the pavement with fun and funky sidewalk chalk this summer, including bold and bright colors by Crayola, and funky and fun designs by The Chalk Shop on Etsy.com.

June 2013
Reinforce Your Reflection

Reinforce Your Reflection

Whether you’re searching for a unique gift for Mother’s Day or “just because,” check out Reflect Who I Am mirror-image T-shirts, created by two moms aiming to help young girls boost their self-esteem and celebrate their own unique identities.

May 2013
Mix & mash play

Mix & mash play

Mashups come in all forms — board games included. These will definitely keep your family entertained when you’re stuck inside during those pesky April showers and rainy summer days.

April 2013
Think big

Think big

Sometimes, you buy something just to make you giggle. We’re not sure why oversized, everyday items are so amusing, but these too-big trinkets at GreatBigStuff.com will definitely put a smile on your face.

March 2013
Your funny valentine

Your funny valentine

This Valentine's Day, find something cute and clever like silly mustache valentines or scratch & sniff cards for your kid to share with friends and family.

February 2013
Girls rule!

Girls rule!

This line of dolls is meant to promote high self-esteem and healthy life choices such as exercise and healthy eating among girls age 3-12.

January 2013
MetroKids parents' picks for play: the best toys of 2012

MetroKids parents' picks for play: the best toys of 2012

The results of our 22nd annual toy test are in!

December 2012
MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

MetroKids parents' picks for play photo gallery

Check out our 2012 toy testers in action!

December 2012
Great gifts for children

Great gifts for children

Check out these 2012 NAPPA award-winning books, DVDs, games, music, toys and virtual products.

November 2012
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

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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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