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June 2012

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Medical

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Follow these tips for developing water confidence in even the most reluctant youngsters.

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Mom's Health

In Vitro Fertilization Advances

In Vitro Fertilization Advances

The technology has advanced greatly since the first “test tube baby” was born in England in 1978.

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Book Reviews

2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

2012 Great Kids' Summer Books

Keep your child reading this summer with this list of 2012's top kids' books from The Horn Book, which has reviewed kids' literature for more than 80 years.

Travel Toys

Travel Toys

Travel toys that will keep your kids occupied on the car or plane ride, and once you get to where you're going.

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Music Reviews

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

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Your Home

Play, Learn, Observe

Play, Learn, Observe

3 distinct yard areas can give children all-year outdoor enrichment.

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Family Fun Features

Play, Ride and Get Excited!

Play, Ride and Get Excited!

New attractions will make their debuts this summer at area amusement parks including Dutch Wonderland, Sesame Place, Morey's Piers, Clementon Park & Splash World, Dorney Park and Six Flags Great Adventure.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Siouxzan Moore

Siouxzan Moore

Meet our June mom of the month.

Convenient Camps Near Home

Convenient Camps Near Home

Summer day camps offered by Delaware Valley parks and recreation departments are abundant and affordable. Non-residents can usually enroll their kids for a small extra fee.

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Education Features

Fun Summer Learning Ideas

Fun Summer Learning Ideas

To prevent brain drain, create specific summer learning goals. If your child’s schedule allows it, set aside a specific day of the week as a learning day.

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Health & Nutrition

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Follow these tips for developing water confidence in even the most reluctant youngsters.

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Tweens & Teens

A Firestorm of Distractions

A Firestorm of Distractions

Graduated teen driver's license laws seek to counteract a difficult climate.

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Solutions

Help Your Child Make Friends

Help Your Child Make Friends

Kids send the right signals with smiles, a relaxed posture, seeking out the right sized group and sharing interests.

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Help Your Child Love To Swim

Follow these tips for developing water confidence in even the most reluctant youngsters.

Girl and Boy Scouts Blend Traditions with 21st Century Fun

Girl and Boy Scouts Blend Traditions with 21st Century Fun

Values still count, but modern scouting includes contemporary interests such as jet skiing and environmental justice.

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Special Needs Parenting

Education Shifts at Ages 3 & 5

Education Shifts at Ages 3 & 5

The Federal IDEA law mandates that kids transition from early intervention into a school jurisdiction or intermediate unit after third 3rd birthday.

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