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Making jack o' lanterns can be a fun family activity during this time of year, but if you’re not careful slicing, carving pumpkins can get a little dicey (pun intended).
Pumpkin carving pro Gene Granata of Pumpkin Masters gave us these five tips for making sure you and your kids stay safe this Halloween:
Create a safe workspace Set out your carving materials on a well-lit, dry surface....Read more »
With Disney’s latest app, story time is going digital.
“La Luna: The Story Project” is based on the 2011 Pixar short film “La Luna” and offers kids and parents a whole new way to experience the charming narrative.
The sweet short tells the tale of Bambino, a little boy looking forward to the night he can finally go to work with his father and grandfather. As the night begins, he realizes...Read more »
For kids, there’s nothing like seeing imagination come to life.
On October 18, volunteers from three different organizations are set to do just that when they construct a playground at Bay Shore’s Great South Bay YMCA using designs created by the children who play there.
The playground will be built as a part of “Project ReBuild,” an effort led by financial company BNP Paribas...Read more »
It may not be “the most wonderful time of the year” just yet, but Hess is getting into the spirit early with the launch of the 2013 Hess Toy Truck.
The classic kids' toy is now available online for pre-order, and while Hess isn’t expected to announce what this year’s vehicle looks like until Nov. 1, the company is offering a special chance for fans to see it early. Starting Oct. 14,...Read more »
Monday is Columbus Day, and that means that the kids are off from school. Here are five fun events to keep your family entertained all day long:
School's Out! Columbus Day at Center for Science Teaching and Learning (1 Tanglewood Rd., Rockville Centre) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can enjoy exploring nature and science with different hands-on activities. Appropriate for children ages 4-12. Preregistration...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From family fall festivals and crafts to fun fundraisers and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Kids for Kyle at Smith Field Park (190 Smith Rd., Ronkonkoma) on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Not only does this event feature tons of games, monster...Read more »
Musical cartoon character Gustafer Yellowgold may be from the sun, but this weekend he’s landing at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington for a live performance that is perfect for kids.
The show, run by illustrator, songwriter and performer Morgan Taylor, is described as a “musical moving storybook.” It features a combination of pop music, rock jams and hand-drawn cartoon videos.
Taylor...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose an easy breakfast idea, perfect for back-to-school. I found the recipe in "150 Best Ebelskiver Recipes," by Camilla Saulsbury (Robert Rose, $24.95).
Raspberry Blintz Ebelskivers (Makes about 21 puffs)
* You will need a 7-well ebelskiver pan
Ingredients for filling...Read more »
The annual Long Island Moms Who Kick Inc. fashion show is set for Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Hauppauge. The breast cancer awareness group is also releasing its sixth annual Moms Who Kick to Find a Cure" fundraising calendar, featuring 15 everyday Long Island women, including nine cancer survivors.
The new calendar’s theme is Retro-Glam / Vintage Pinup. For the first time, it features...Read more »
October is National Bullying Prevention month, and in honor of the occasion, we decided to ask author and public speaker Annie Downs about a certain type of bully teens and tweens encounter everywhere: the mean girl. Everyone knows one, but how do you prevent your daughter from becoming one? Here are the five things she says your child should remember in order to avoid the mean-girl mentality:
The...Read more »