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March 2011

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Fitness

Questions To Ask Sports Camps

Questions To Ask Sports Camps

Kids attend sports camps to improve skills, stay active during the summer and have fun. These questions can help you match a sports camp with your child’s interests and abilities.

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Food & Nutrition

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

Here's what the latest federal advice on what to eat says — and really means.

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Medical

Diet and Sleep: They're Connected

Diet and Sleep: They're Connected

Regardless of age, when and what we eat can affect how much rest we get.

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Book Reviews

Myths and Armchair Adventures

Myths and Armchair Adventures

Reviews of children's books on Greek myths, Darwin's voyage and the Silk Road.

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Music Reviews

Kids' Funk with a Jewish Twist

Kids' Funk with a Jewish Twist

Shabbat Shaboom features outstanding musicianship and perfect production. Also reviewed: "Cleaning Hullaballoo" by Cake for Dinner.

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Family Fun Features

Tour & Explore Art Museums

Tour & Explore Art Museums

Cool exhibits & fun for kids at 15 local museums. Plus: Win the new Philadelphia Museum of Art book

Family Theater Week

Family Theater Week

South Jersey families: Experience low-cost kids' shows at your local school or library, March 5-12

New This Month

New This Month

The Flower Show, high school musicals and more — and your chance to win Mary Poppins & Walnut Street Theatre tickets

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Updates

Merion Mercy Science Trio Triumphs

Merion Mercy Science Trio Triumphs

The 9th graders envisioned a new method of earthquake protection for the national ExploraVision competition.

Now You Can Find or Warn about Unsafe Products Before a Recall

Now You Can Find or Warn about Unsafe Products Before a Recall

At www.SaferProducts.gov, parents can search for or make safety complaints about family products such as cribs, kids’ clothing, bicycles and toys.

MetroKids Kids' Music Reviews and September Cover Win Awards

MetroKids Kids' Music Reviews and September Cover Win Awards

Sound Off! column and September magazine cover win awards from the Parenting Publications of America.

7 Phila. & Bucks Parish Schools Shut

7 Phila. & Bucks Parish Schools Shut

Seven parish elementary schools in Philadelphia and Bucks County, PA will close at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced.

Academic Camps: A Smart Choice

Academic Camps: A Smart Choice

Questions To Ask Sports Camps

Questions To Ask Sports Camps

Kids attend sports camps to improve skills, stay active during the summer and have fun. These questions can help you match a sports camp with your child’s interests and abilities.

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Child Care

Choices for Early Education & Care

Choices for Early Education & Care

Know your options, do the legwork and trust your judgment when you search for day care that matches your child.

Choices for Early Education & Care

Choices for Early Education & Care

Know your options, do the legwork and trust your judgment when you search for day care that matches your child.

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Education Features

Schools Abandon Cursive Writing

Schools Abandon Cursive Writing

Cursive writing is not a required subject in Delaware, New Jersey or Pennsylvania schools, and many districts are dropping it as a subject.

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In Style

Spring in Your Step

Spring in Your Step

Put your best foot forward in these spring shoes for kids.

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Mom Matters

For Divorced and Separated Parents, A Plan Can Foster Cooperation

For Divorced and Separated Parents, A Plan Can Foster Cooperation

Ironically, parents are called upon to work more efficiently together when they are separated or divorced than they were when they were married.

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Health & Nutrition

Diet and Sleep: They're Connected

Diet and Sleep: They're Connected

Regardless of age, when and what we eat can affect how much rest we get.

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

New Dietary Guidelines Deciphered

Here's what the latest federal advice on what to eat says — and really means.

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Special Needs Parenting

Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

Beyond a Will and Trust, Leave Your Child a Special Needs Care Plan

By assembling this information, parents can give future care providers the knowledge and insight that they may need.

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