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The holiday season is officially here and you may be looking for ways to give back, especially in light of the aftereffects of superstorm Sandy on Long Island.
Big City Moms, a social group that connects moms, moms-to-be and families through events and J&R Jr. partnered with Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) to create the Ultimate Baby Registry to help provide necessary support...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly meals for you that are appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a recipe from Bird's Eye, designed by Jennette McCurdy, the star of Nickelodeon's "iCarly" television show. The "iCarly" series finale will air Nov. 24, featuring her favorite episodes and memories. The recipe will be featured on the show sometime in November....Read more »
Shopping for kids this holiday season? You might want to take this list of questions with you: It covers The American Occupational Therapy Association’s tips for selecting toys that will make the most of play time, stimulating social, physical and cognitive development:
1.) Is the toy safe and age appropriate? If the suggested age is too young, the child will get bored quickly. Too old, and...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a classic performance to a Christmas adventure, a Disney concert, animal lessons and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun, family friendly activities this weekend:
1. "Go, Dog, Go!" at the Long Island Children's Museum, 11 Davis Ave., Garden City. P.D. Eastman's classic book comes...Read more »
Happy Thanksgiving! Naturally, we're focused on what we're thankful for.
I like to think that I'm thankful throughout the year but when Thanksgiving rolls around, I feel even more blessed for all that I have. This year has thrown my family a few unexpected curveballs, and I'm still having difficulty accepting some of them. Now that I'm a parent, though, I can't crumble when life is difficult....Read more »
After enjoying your turkey dinner and quality time with your family, you may want to join the masses and head to Toys R Us for its Black Friday sales.
My 20-month-old daughter, Maggie, is still too young to create a Christmas list but throughout the year, I've jotted down gift ideas that I think she'll enjoy. While I won't be venturing out Thanksgiving evening or on Black Friday for that matter,...Read more »
“The Great Storm and Flood Recovery Children’s Story and Activity Book” is a free, downloadable coloring book to help children affected by storms cope with their feelings.
“Children may have feelings of anxiety,” says Andrew Malekoff, executive director of North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center in Roslyn Heights. “They need to be helped to see that it’s normal to have these kinds of...Read more »
Babar, the star of the classic children's brand is turning 80 and after a 10-year absence, you can find Babar products in retail stores, just in time for the holiday season.
The lovable elephant character with the signature green suit and yellow crown is heading to Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Books of Wonder in Manhattan.
Throughout the holiday season at Saks, a dedicated Babar...Read more »
Looking for a healthy, family-friendly side dish for Thanksgiving dinner?
Here's one to try: A delicious cauliflower recipe from the fifth and seventh grade classes at the private Waldorf School of Garden City.
Throughout the year, students attend a weekly horticulture and gardening class where kids learn about the benefits of eating organically while cultivating their own plants, fruits...Read more »
If you're kids love coloring iPad apps, you'll want to check out the first-ever Barbie activity app.
New from Random House Children's Books and Mattel, the "Barbie Color, Sparkle and Style" app allows kids to play with color and art tools while they decorate, design, dress-up and create Barbie and friends.
The "Barbie Color, Sparkle and Style app includes two coloring...Read more »