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MetroKids

July 2013

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Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

MetroKids back-to-school health checklist includes immunizations, easy sports physicals, hearing and vision tests and safety checks for footwear and backpacks

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Medical

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

MetroKids back-to-school health checklist includes immunizations, easy sports physicals, hearing and vision tests and safety checks for footwear and backpacks

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Home Life

The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

New Rules for Kids Apps

New Rules for Kids Apps

New COPPA rules ensure that app developers disclose the way personal information collected from kids under the age of 13 is used.

Save on Summer Road Trips

Save on Summer Road Trips

Money-saving tips for budget-conscious summer road trips.

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.

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ book reviews of Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection and America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book

Mom's Summer Book Club: Sisterland

Mom's Summer Book Club: Sisterland

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld is MetroKids first annual Mom's summer book club pick.

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Organize your home so kids can do things for themselves and help them build autonomy and self-reliance. Plus, find out if you're a helicopter parent.

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Book Reviews

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ book reviews of Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection and America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book

Mom's Summer Book Club: Sisterland

Mom's Summer Book Club: Sisterland

Sisterland by Curtis Sittenfeld is MetroKids first annual Mom's summer book club pick.

Super Useful Superhero Stuff

Super Useful Superhero Stuff

SuperME, a line of backpacks and messenger bags for kids, features school and play bags that convert into superhero costumes.

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Music Reviews

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.

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Tech Talk

The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

New Rules for Kids Apps

New Rules for Kids Apps

New COPPA rules ensure that app developers disclose the way personal information collected from kids under the age of 13 is used.

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Attractions & Events

Save on Summer Road Trips

Save on Summer Road Trips

Money-saving tips for budget-conscious summer road trips.

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Family Fun Features

Old-Fashioned Family Fun

Old-Fashioned Family Fun

This summer, spend time with the kids at a drive-in movie, bowling alley or mini-golf course in the Philadelphia, South Jersey & Delware areas: great locations for classic and old-fashioned family fun!

Bored Kids? Good!

Bored Kids? Good!

A parenting expert explains why summer boredom’s such a good things for kids.

Save on Summer Road Trips

Save on Summer Road Trips

Money-saving tips for budget-conscious summer road trips.

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ Book Reviews: Armchair Travel

Kids’ book reviews of Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection and America’s National Parks: A Pop-Up Book

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Weekend Planner

We all scream for ice cream & summer fun!

We all scream for ice cream & summer fun!

Roundup of this weekend's family and kids' events in the Philadelphia area, South Jersey and Delaware, June 27-30, 2013.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Chris Ford

Chris Ford

Meet our July 2013 mom of the month.

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Child Care

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

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Education

The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

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Education & Child Care

The Homeschool Tech Boom

The Homeschool Tech Boom

Homeschool moms in Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey enhance their kids’ curriculum with technology, including online learning websites, academic software, video content and meet-up websites.

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Quality Child Care: Local Trends

Major trends in child care throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and South Jersey include ratings systems, staff education, backup child care and technology.

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Family Life

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

MetroKids back-to-school health checklist includes immunizations, easy sports physicals, hearing and vision tests and safety checks for footwear and backpacks

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs often feel frustrated or resentful of the family dynamic. Moms from Pennsylvania and Delaware explain how they support and pay attention to all their kids, not just the one with special needs.

Save on Summer Road Trips

Save on Summer Road Trips

Money-saving tips for budget-conscious summer road trips.

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Organize your home so kids can do things for themselves and help them build autonomy and self-reliance. Plus, find out if you're a helicopter parent.

Bored Kids? Good!

Bored Kids? Good!

A parenting expert explains why summer boredom’s such a good things for kids.

Summertime Is Mom Time

Summertime Is Mom Time

Ten ways to fill your alone time when the kids are away at camp or grandma’s.

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Mom Matters

Summertime Is Mom Time

Summertime Is Mom Time

Ten ways to fill your alone time when the kids are away at camp or grandma’s.

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Health & Nutrition

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

Back-to-School Health Checklist and Sports Physicals

MetroKids back-to-school health checklist includes immunizations, easy sports physicals, hearing and vision tests and safety checks for footwear and backpacks

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Parenting

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Organize your home so kids can do things for themselves and help them build autonomy and self-reliance. Plus, find out if you're a helicopter parent.

Bored Kids? Good!

Bored Kids? Good!

A parenting expert explains why summer boredom’s such a good things for kids.

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Solutions

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Teach Your Kids to Be Self-Reliant

Organize your home so kids can do things for themselves and help them build autonomy and self-reliance. Plus, find out if you're a helicopter parent.

Bored Kids? Good!

Bored Kids? Good!

A parenting expert explains why summer boredom’s such a good things for kids.

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SpecialKids

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs often feel frustrated or resentful of the family dynamic. Moms from Pennsylvania and Delaware explain how they support and pay attention to all their kids, not just the one with special needs.

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Special Needs Parenting

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

How to Support Siblings of Kids with Special Needs

Siblings of children with special needs often feel frustrated or resentful of the family dynamic. Moms from Pennsylvania and Delaware explain how they support and pay attention to all their kids, not just the one with special needs.

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