Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle
Even kids can be armchair travelers. Little Passports is a monthly educational subscription box that teaches kids about culture and history of the 50 states and countries across the world.
Each month, kids get a package filled with items from that month’s geographic focus. The package comes from Sam and Sofia, who travel the world on their magic scooter. Subscriptions are $11.95 a month, and...Read more »
Little pirates have a new way to learn — and have fun, too — with Jake’s Never Land Shapes and Patterns; a new app from Disney.
Based on the popular cartoon "Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” the game takes kids to Pirate Island where there’s an educational adventure to be had. Users must help Jake and his pirate pals find a secret treasure before the sneaky Captain Hook gets to it first.
Along...Read more »
So your ghouls and goblins, police officers and princesses have tricked and treated and loaded up on enough junk to open up their own small candy store. But before they make plans to replace regular meals with chocolate, gum and lollipops, they should know that they may be able to save their teeth, and make some money, by selling their Halloween haul at their dentist’s office.
Offering toothbrushes,...Read more »
Children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage, and there's no shortage of theatrical events on Long Island. Since many of the shows require some forethought, here's a sampling of family-friendly shows throughout November to help you plan a fun-filled day.
Freckleface Strawberry at Nassau Community College (1 Education Dr., Garden City) on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.,...Read more »
Aurora Sisalli, a 10th-grader who has three siblings living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), plans to join this month’s “T1D for a Day Text Challenge” to help her understand the challenges her siblings face on a daily basis. “I’m doing it because I want to support my three siblings. It is nothing compared to what my siblings go through each day, but it will give me a deeper understanding of what they...Read more »
Need weekend plans or something to do with the kids during the week? There are a ton of free children's events at local libraries, but we also found free and cheap things to do elsewhere this month. Whether you have one, two, three or more kids in tow, here's a roundup of fun, budget-friendly events in November.
Brady Rymer in Concert at Buckley Country Day Camp (2 IU Willets Rd.,...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Halloween celebrations and pizza parties to "The Wizard of Oz" and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Halloween Family Fun Party at Science Museum of Long Island (1526 N. Plandome Rd., Manhassat) on Friday, Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. Families can...Read more »
Ask your kids what they love about Halloween and most, if not all, will shout “candy."
While this fun tradition may wreak havoc on your kids' teeth -- and bedtime routines -- there are many tricks to help keep some of the treats at bay.
For starters, determine a reasonable number of days your kids can enjoy the sweets and discuss this with them before they head out trick-or-treating....Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a fun Halloween dessert, perfect for post trick-or-treating. I found the recipe in "Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make The Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich," by Tessa Arias (Running Press, $19).
Halloween Ice Scream Sandwich (Makes about 12 ice cream sandwiches)
Candy...Read more »
Your little princess may not be ready to take care of a real puppy or kitten, but with Disney’s latest app, she can have her very own digital one.
Disney's "Princess Palace Pets” introduces kids to their favorite princesses’ cuddly pals, such as Cinderella’s pup, Pumpkin, and Rapunzel’s pony, Blondie. After reading a quick tale about how the princess met her furry friend, kids can take...Read more »