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March 2013

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Medical

10 dangers that overtired kids face

10 dangers that overtired kids face

Today's children are notoriously sleep-deprived. The more you know about chronic overtiredness, the better able you'll be to spot it.

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Mom's Health

Could those be age spots?

Could those be age spots?

Age spots, those light- or dark-brown, flat marks that develop on the skin. They can make us appear older. Most can be removed or

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Book Reviews

Art, shadows and soulful apes

Art, shadows and soulful apes

Children's book topics include a lively little girl's museum visit, cutouts designed to produce intriguing shadows and a sumptuous counting book based on apes.

Think big

Think big

Sometimes, you buy something just to make you giggle. We’re not sure why oversized, everyday items are so amusing, but these too-big trinkets at GreatBigStuff.com will definitely put a smile on your face.

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Music Reviews

Adventurous wit from Billy Kelly

Adventurous wit from Billy Kelly

Bill Kelly's adventurous songwriting mixes clever lyrics with a range of musical styes.He brings complex themes to simple songs.

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Tech Talk

Avoid Snapchat snap judgments

Avoid Snapchat snap judgments

Parents can influence how teens use the popular messaging app, which sends photos or short videos that disappear in 10 seconds.

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Family Fun Features

Art $marts

Art $marts

Many museums, art centers and events in the Philadelphia, South Jersey and Delaware areas offer free and low-cost ways to experience art with your family.

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Meet a MetroKids Mom

Shanese I. Johnson, Esq.

Shanese I. Johnson, Esq.

Meet our March 2013 mom of the month.

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Camps & Classes

Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

Language camps: more than words

Language camps: more than words

At select summer camps, children can explore a different culture while experiencing full immersion in a world language.

Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

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Child Care

Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

Day camp or day care?

Day camp or day care?

Summer day camps offer many of the advantages of day care as well as fun and active outdoor play.

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Early Education

Day care teachers want parents to know: 'We're educators!'

Day care teachers want parents to know: 'We're educators!'

A sampling of day care directors and teachers also want parents to encourage their toddlers to be more independent.

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Mom Matters

Could those be age spots?

Could those be age spots?

Age spots, those light- or dark-brown, flat marks that develop on the skin. They can make us appear older. Most can be removed or

Baby food for thought

Baby food for thought

Pediatricians and safety experts answer FAQs about baby food. Did you know store-brand formulas like Parent's Choice or up & up can save $600 per year?

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Solutions

Home alone: Is your child ready?

Home alone: Is your child ready?

Here are ideas to determine if your child is ready, rules to consider and additional resources.

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Special Needs Parenting

EARLY INTERVENTION

EARLY INTERVENTION

If you suspect a developmental delay, initial services could be critically important to your child.

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