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June 2014 Preview

June 2014 Preview

MetroKids summer coverage starts with stories on summer reading, summer school, teen jobs, open camp slotws and more.

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The Meaning Behind Memorial Day

The Meaning Behind Memorial Day

Learn the history of Memorial Day and where, how and why to celebrate it.

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Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day

Haagen-Dazs Free Cone Day

Where to get a Haagen-Dazs free cone in the Philadelphia area and Atlantic City

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What Is “Mental Health"?

What Is “Mental Health"?

How to promote good mental health in children

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Top 10 Baby Names 2013

The top 10 baby name list for 2013 feature a shakeup at the top.

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New Philly Exhibits: Cats & Birds

New Philly Exhibits: Cats & Birds

We go to the openings of Big Cat Crossing at the Philadelphia Zoo and Birds of Paradise at the Academy of Natural Sciences.

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Weekend Wrapup: Philadelphia Science Festival, Kidsland, Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Weekend Wrapup: Philadelphia Science Festival, Kidsland, Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Summary of Philadelphia-area weekend kids' events at the Philadelphia Science Festival at the Franklin Institute, Kidsland at the Katz JCC and the Philadelphia International Children's Festival at the Annenberg Center. Plus, giveaway winners announced.

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When Does Gender Become an Influential Factor in Education?

When Does Gender Become an Influential Factor in Education?

Research suggests that both coed and single-sex educational models benefit girls at different ages.

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MetroKids May 2014 Preview

MetroKids May 2014 Preview

A preview of MetroKids May 2014 issue, including parties, camps, CoverKids and our 25th anniversary

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The Shipley School Sprouts

The Shipley School Sprouts

A look at the award-winning Sprouts student horticulture club at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA

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Closing the Achievement Gap Is Vital

Closing the Achievement Gap Is Vital

A local educator believes that passionate teaching is key to closing the achievement gap in academic performance.

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Autism Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

Autism Day at the Philadelphia Zoo

Find out what happened during Autism Awareness Day 2014 at the Philadelphia Zoo.

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Three Days on the Disney Dream

Three Days on the Disney Dream

Our editor's family Caribbean cruise on the Disney Dream

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Don't Be a Beast at Walt Disney World!

Don't Be a Beast at Walt Disney World!

Etiquette tips on how to be a good Walt Disney World guest

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Special Needs Siblings

Special Needs Siblings

Resilience, compassion and an appreciation for life are a few of the lessons learned by siblings of kids with autism and special needs.

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April 2014 MetroKids Preview

April 2014 MetroKids Preview

A preview of the April 2014 issue of MetroKids goes behind the scenes with the Flyers wives and info about our Baby and Autism Awareness articles

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Sneak Peek: Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum

Sneak Peek: Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum

Before and after photos of the new kids play, Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum

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Good Morning Rituals

Good Morning Rituals

Kids' musicians Cris and Lou have some suggestions to ease the morning rush.

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The Importance of Failure

The Importance of Failure

A resilience expert's tips on how to turn failure into learning opportunities

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Women's History Month

Women's History Month

In honor of National Women's History Month, the National Constitution Center recommends stories about powerful historical women.

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MetroKids March 2014 Preview

MetroKids March 2014 Preview

A preview of the March 2014 issue of MetroKids, plus what we're reading, making and eating this month.

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Toy Fair 2014: Part II

Toy Fair 2014: Part II

MK staff picks for Toy Fair 2014 highlights from Hasbro, Mattel and Crayola

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Toy Fair 2014: Part I

Toy Fair 2014: Part I

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Gold Medal Kids' Reads

Gold Medal Kids' Reads

Scholastic's list of Olympic-related kids' books. Plus, a Gold Medal Reads giveaway.

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Family Fun at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Family Fun at the Philadelphia Flower Show

A preview of the family-fun events and gorgeous ARTiculture displays at the 2014 Philadelphia Flower Show.

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Helping Our Children Develop Grit

Helping Our Children Develop Grit

A resilience expert's advice on how parents can help kids develop grit.

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A Heart-Shaped Box of Pizza

A Heart-Shaped Box of Pizza

A preview of some of the stories in the February 2013 issue of MetroKids.

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A Dad's Tips for Watching Football with the Family

A Dad's Tips for Watching Football with the Family

The author of Let's Play Football turns Super Bowl viewing into a family-fun sport.

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The 2014 Caldecott Medal

The 2014 Caldecott Medal

Rachel Fryd of the Free Library of Philadelphia explains the selection of the Caldecott Medal winners for the year's best illustrated kids' books.

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MK Super Camp Fair Wrap-up

MK Super Camp Fair Wrap-up

A wrapup of MetroKids 2014 Super Camp Fair, including camp activities, prize winners and photos.

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