MetroKids - April 2013 April 1, 2013 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin GoodsMix & mash playMashups come in all forms — board games included. These will definitely keep your family entertained when you’re stuck inside during those pesky April showers and rainy summer days. Mom Matters4 diet traps new moms face4 new-mom diet traps MaternityPRENATAL PREPLess pain, more perks: Customized maternity care puts moms-to-be at ease. EducationFinish the school year strongStudy tips for the end of the school year HealthEnjoy Earth Day at home!DIY kids projects celebrate Earth Day. Book ReviewsStardines and plandas and slobsters, oh my!Book reviews: Stardines, Dirt on My Shirt, The Baby Book Music ReviewsBlues-ical genius and silly witKids' music reviewer Kathy O'Connell recommends Blues in All Flavors by Gaye Adegbalola and Champions of the Universe by Ratboy Jr. HealthBody mass index tracks growth80% of kids have “normal” weight-to-height ratios. Body mass index (BMI) is a strong indicator of a child's health. Autism Research & AdviceHope on the horizon: Promising autism therapiesNew therapies and treatments for autism Camps & ClassesThe sports camp decisionHow to choose a summer sports camp Meet a MetroKids MomHeidelinde NitkaMeet our April 2013 mom of the month. BabiesDouble TroubleTips about caring for newborn twins and triplets Autism Research & Advice, Camps & ClassesSummer on the SpectrumPhiladelphia-area summer camps for kids with special needs Child Care, Early Education, Parenting, Play, Special Needs ParentingKids need sensory playFun sensory activities for kids Tweens & TeensTeen jargon translatedLearn to speak your teen's language Autism Research & Advice, Family Fun Features, Other Disabilities Research & Advice, Special Needs ParentingDifferences WelcomeFamilies with kids with special needs have many opportunities to explore programming and entertainment at area attractions this spring. Local family venues offer special events this month in recognition of Autism Awareness, as well as ongoing programming for kids with sensory issues.