MetroKids - December 2011 December 1, 2011 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Book ReviewsThe Best Children's Books of 2011The Horn Book Magazine has published its Fanfare List of the top kids books published in the past year. Photo GalleriesToy Test 2011 Photo GalleryCheck out our readers' toy testers in action. Special Needs ParentingLET'S MAKE A DEALFor a child who lacks social skills, a behavior contract needs to be clear and thorough. GoodsIt's A WrapThese creative wraps bring personality to any package. Plus: How to perfectly wrap a gift Ask MommaGet a Wii Out of GrammyTongue-in-cheek instructions for getting a big Christmas present from your child's grandparents. Camps & ClassesLights, Camera, Action!Film and TV camps give kids friends, skills and exposure to careers. Book ReviewsFind a Book that Fits Your ChildParents can help kids find books that match their interests and reading level. Toddlers7 Games Promote Toddler BehaviorThese fun activities can get your child to cooperate with you while having fun. MedicalALLERGIC to CHRISTMAS?Seasonal allergies can turn this into the sneezin' season. Education FeaturesIs Your Child Bored with School?These tips can help kids stay interested in academics. Book ReviewsGift Books: In with the Old!New books for kids revisit The Odyssey, nursery rhymes, the Phantom Tollbooth and Houdini. Music ReviewsThe Top Family CDs of 2011Trout Fishing in America tops Kathy O'Connell's favorite family albums with the latest in their Chicken Joe series. Meet a MetroKids MomStefanie RoselleMeet our December mom of the month. Plus: Stefanie's recipe for "Magic Reindeer Food" SolutionsGive Gifts with Meaning this SeasonThe holidays give parents the opportunity to steer kids away from materialism and toward the spirit of giving. Elementary AgePlay Ball! Youth Sports Team BasicsHere's when and how to get your child started in a sports league. Mom MattersStay Cool as the Holidays Heat Up!Here are stress-busting suggestions to help you have gentle holidays this year.