MetroKids - February 2012 February 1, 2012 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Early EducationReading Fun for Little LearnersEveryday tips for parents reading to babies, toddlers and elementary age children. Family Fun FeaturesMake Art Today!Get creative at local studios where your family can paint pottery, make jewelry and complete other art projects. Family Fun FeaturesFirst Look: Van Gogh at the Philadelphia Museum of ArtWhat to expect and how to make the most of the visit with your kids. GoodsCuddly CharactersThese lively stuffed animals are bursting with personality. Plus: Exclusive reader discount and giveaway! Meet a MetroKids MomSteph AndersonMeet our February mom of the month. Plus: Steph's recipe for Valentine's Day cupcakes Ask MommaFlashcards and Pusher ParentsAsk Momma tees off on parents who don't let their kids be kids. MedicalWhy Are Wisdom Teeth a Pain?Despite their name, it's often smart to remove these back-of-the-mouth molars. Food & NutritionHEALTHY SNACKSYour family can nibble on healthy foods and fight tooth decay at the same time. Book ReviewsBlack History: Segregation and Little-Known InventorsTwo fascinating books chronicle Jim Crow segregation and modern African-American achievers, as told by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Music ReviewsJazzy, Piano-Centric Wit for KidsThe CD Coal Train Railroad Swings is a phenomenal, jazzy collection of kids' experiences. Mom MattersSTAND UP FOR YOURSELF! (without stepping on others)Here’s how to speak up assertively and successfully when you find yourself too often putting aside your own interests. Education FeaturesStudents Practice Mutual RespectDelaware Valley schools combat intolerance and teach mutual respect through long-term initiatives. Special Needs ParentingTake the Scare Out of Dental CareVisiting the dentist can be frightening to kids with special needs and their parents, but it doesn't have to be. Camps & ClassesOutdoor Fun is In Camps' NatureCamp connects kids to the natural world and helps them balance over-structured lives. Elementary AgeRestrooms: Ready To Go It Alone?If you’re unsure about your child’s restroom readiness, here are some factors to consider. Education FeaturesHomeschoolers Socialize Too!They get together for proms, sports and many other activities. Camps & ClassesLanguage Camp: World-Class FunSummer camp is a great way for kids to gain world language skills, described as "a ticket for future economic prosperity."