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August 2013

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Family Fun Features

Stuff for History Buffs

Stuff for History Buffs

Family-friendly history sites to explore in preparation of kids' social studies and world cultures courses, or for kids that just love history!

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever. Find out why and how to have "the puberty talk" in age-appropriate ways.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Food & Nutrition

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Healthy Living

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Medical

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Physical Developments: Early Puberty

Girls are reaching puberty at younger ages than ever. Find out why and how to have "the puberty talk" in age-appropriate ways.

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Mom's Health

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Camps & Classes

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Classes

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Child Care

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

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Education

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Early Education

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

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Education Features

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

How to Choose After-School Activities

How to Choose After-School Activities

Learn to select just the right after-school enrichment activity to keep your child active and interested. Plus, a guide to after-school activities in Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Secondary Education

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

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Family Life

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Soothe Separation Anxiety

Soothe Separation Anxiety

An early education expert's advice on reducing preschool separation anxiety.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Health & Nutrition

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Mom Matters

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Vitamin D: Let the Sunshine In

Learn why vitamin D is so important to women's health and how to get the recommended dosage in sunlight and supplement form.

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Home Life

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Reviews of three new kids' books: The Watermelon Seed, Brush of the Gods & Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids music reviews of Alastair Moock's Singing Our Way Through and Shine & the Moonbeams' self-titled CD.

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

August 2013 Kids Book Reviews

Reviews of three new kids' books: The Watermelon Seed, Brush of the Gods & Geography: A Visual Encyclopedia

Play’s Anatomy

Play’s Anatomy

Check out games for kids that explore the human body (the insides!) in a fun & silly way.

How to Shop the Outlets

How to Shop the Outlets

Bargain-scouting advice and a guide to some of the best outlets in the Philly area, South Jersey and Delaware.

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Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

August 2013 Kids Music Reviews

Kids music reviews of Alastair Moock's Singing Our Way Through and Shine & the Moonbeams' self-titled CD.

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Your Home

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Tasha Warren

Tasha Warren

Meet our August 2013 mom of the month.

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Parenting

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Kids clothing quirks can drive moms nuts. Here's how to help them dress without drama. Plus, kid's clothing do's & don'ts and a list of common school dress codes

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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New Mom

Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Home security systems are high-tech and easy enough for a kid to use.

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Solutions

Focus Points

Focus Points

With so many social media messages, kids concentration levels are slipping. Help them get their focus back.

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Good Kids, Bad Outfits

Kids clothing quirks can drive moms nuts. Here's how to help them dress without drama. Plus, kid's clothing do's & don'ts and a list of common school dress codes

Kid's Best Friend

Kid's Best Friend

A safety guide to help kids read dogs, to prevent dog bites and allay dog fears.

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Tweens & Teens

Middle School Talk

Middle School Talk

Real tweens dish the dirt on life in the middle school trenches.

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SpecialKids

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

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Special Needs Parenting

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

5 Simple Steps to Conquering the Transition from Early Intervention to Kindergarten

A step-by-step guide to helping children with special needs transition from early intervention services to special education in Kindergarten

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MK Memo

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'Titus' at the Painted Bride Art Center

'Titus' at the Painted Bride Art Center

See "Titus" at the Painted Bridge Art Center in Phill May 19-22.

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How to Choose the Right Dance Class for Your Child

How to Choose the Right Dance Class for Your Child

Tips from a long-time dance instructor on what to look for in a dance program for your child.

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How to Raise an Earth-Conscious Child

How to Raise an Earth-Conscious Child

Tips to teach kids how to protect the environment.

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MomSpeak

The voices of local moms
New Accessibility Features for Kindle E-Readers for Readers with Visual Impairments or Dyslexia

New Accessibility Features for Kindle E-Readers for Readers with Visual Impairments or Dyslexia

Read an announcement from Amazon on the new features on their Kindle e-readers that will allow more readers to enjoy the user experience.

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Five Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Five Quick and Healthy Breakfasts

Has breakfast boredom set in at your house? Here are 5 new options for parents and kids to enjoy to start the day.

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Book Review: Goldilocks and Just One Bear

Book Review: Goldilocks and Just One Bear

A delightful fractured fairy tale and more reading suggestions for fans of Goldilocks.

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