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Jennifer Berger runs the Kids section on exploreLI.com, covering all things kids and parenting on Long Island including news, trends, family-friendly events, product and book reviews, reader highlights and more. She lives in Oceanside with her husband, Jason, and their young children, Maggie and Benjamin.
Sticking around for spring break and looking for things to do with the kids?
Sur La Table in Manhasset is offering a kids cooking camp on Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to noon for children ages 8 to 12.
Led by a Sur La Table chef-instructor, the camp will cover cooking techniques such as basic knife skills, how to read and follow a recipe, measuring and mixing...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose adorable snack ideas based on Disney's "Frozen." I found the recipes on LunchboxDad.com, a blog from a San Francisco father of three who shares his creative meal ideas for kids.
Ingredients- 2 googly candy eyes- 2 large pretzels- 1 serving peanut butter and jam- 1 slice...Read more »
More moms are choosing to stay at home full time with their kids rather than work, a Pew Research Center report found. But the reason why may not be what you think.
According to the Pew report, the cost of child care is most likely one of the reasons why more women are opting to skip full-time work, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home moms. The report stated: "The share of mothers...Read more »
Here's a unique twist on traditional Easter egg dyeing: Use natural foods and spices you'll find in your kitchen to create beautiful hues even the Easter Bunny will love.
Check out these Easter egg dyeing recipes from the April issue of FamilyFun Magazine and then hop into your backyard to gather some natural decorations:
To make yellow: Add 6 tablespoons turmeric and 1 tablespoon white...Read more »
New car seat guidelines, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard requirements, went into effect in February. They are aimed at manufacturers.
Julie Prom, child safety advocate and certified child passenger safety technician instructor from Chicco USA explains the new guidelines:
"The requirements are simply clarifying LATCH lower anchor limits and harness weight limits," said Prom....Read more »
Head to Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Saturday for their first "Spring into the Mall" kids expo.
Sponsored by Your Local Kids Source of Long Island, a shopping and service magazine, the event will present parents with information on children's services, products and more. Exhibitors include Village East Gifted (an enrichment center for the gifted learner), DeLiceful (lice removal...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From the Spring Family Freshwater Festival to breakfast with the Easter Bunny and more, there's plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Spring Family Freshwater Fishing Festival at Belmont Lake State Park (Exit 38 off Southern State Parkway, North Babylon). The...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a hearty soup. I found the recipe in “Better Homes and Gardens: 365 Comfort Foods" (Better Homes & Gardens; $19.99).
Creamy and comforting corn chowder(Makes 8 servings)
Ingredients1 16-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1⁄2...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 April to help you plan a fun-filled day.
"Jungle Book" at the Carriage House Theater, Vanderbilt Mansion (180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport) on Saturdays and...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 April.
Sculpture Art Caper and Exploration Activity Backpack at Hofstra University's...Read more »