February 2014
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Coupon Code Savings

Entertainment: STOMP Special OfferTickets only $49.50* to the award winning intern Read more…

When Being Social Doesn't Come Easy

William is a bright and funny third-grader. He is a whiz at math, knows oodles of details about marine science and has a love for Greek mythology. But while facts and figures come easy to William, interacting […] Read more…

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Travel: There have been many jukebox musicals featuring the songs of one pop composer or another. One of the more memorable was Twyla Tharp’s Movin’ Out, which featured the songs of Billy Joel enriched […] Read more…

Does My Child Have Developmental Delays?

Child Development: Parents know that every child develops at his or her own pace. When siblings reach milestones such as walking or talking at vastly different ages, it is simply human nature at work. But when should parents […] Read more…

Madava Farms for Maple Sugar

Travel: This time of year, I love living in New York state. Even though it’s not truly spring yet, there’s one telltale sign that it’s on the way: maple syrup. One of the best places my family […] Read more…

Avoid Nanny Tax Mistakes

Finance: For many families with childcare needs, finding a quality nanny is a top priority. But it’s also incredibly personal; no two family’s care needs are alike. What families don’t realize however, is once they hire their caregivers, they become household employers and with that comes certain responsibilities. This is because the nanny is now the family’s employee and certain tax and payroll laws must be followed. If the thought of navigating household employer tax code, or “nanny taxes,” seems complicated, there’s good news: it doesn’t have to be. Read more…

Top Museums for Kids

KIDS FIRST! REVIEW

The Monuments Men

Entertainment: Reviewed by Keefer C. Blakeslee Read more…

FREE Family Fun Day

Entertainment: The Tarrytown Music Hall is pleased to announce its inaugural FAMILY FUN DAY on Sunday, March 2 from 11am-3pm, presenting a fun-filled day of music, puppetry, arts & crafts, face painting, cartoons and more for the community to enjoy. This event will be FREE and open to the public. No tickets required. Read more…

Preparing Students with Special Needs for College Success

Education: Presented by Littman Krooks LLP, New Frontiers in Learning and Arc of Westchester Read more…
KIDS FIRST! REVIEW

The LEGO® Movie

Entertainment: The Lego Movie, we can't say enough good things about it. The story is a simple one about how an ordinary guy behaves extraordinarily. What's cool about this film is that everything in the movie is designed to look as if it was built out of Lego pieces - water, fire, laser bolts, explosions and smoke amongst them. The animation is a combination of stop-motion and CGI that looks like Lego-mation. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Keefer B says, "I love this movie! Just watching it makes me wonder what you can't make out of Legos." Gerry O adds, "This great film has comedy, adventure, suspense, music, romance, Legos and a great story line." See their full reviews below. Read more…

Snack Time: Make it Interesting & Make it Count!

Nutrition: School age children need 1,600-2,500 calories each day, teenagers even more. Healthy snacks help kids meet calorie needs, keep hunger at bay, prevent overeating at mealtimes, and furnish a steady supply of fuel for school and activities. But when you mention the word “snack,” thoughts often turn to the junk food aisle at your local supermarket – cookies, chips, ice cream and the like. Good snacks can be so much better than that. Read more…

Play Ball: A Guide to Local Minor or Independent Leagues

Finance: There’s nothing quite like the joy of a day at the ballpark: the roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, the smell of hot dogs and french fries. But, a family outing at a Yankees or Mets game is an incredibly expensive undertaking, one which many family budgets can no longer afford. Increasingly, many are turning to Minor League and Independent League Baseball to bridge the gap. These games can provide all the drama and excitement of Major League Baseball at a fraction of the price. Read more…

S'more S'mores Please!

Nutrition: August 10 is National S’mores Day. This scrumptious sandwich of gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate between crunchy crackers has been an iconic summer treat for generations. No need to wait until August to celebrate the s’more, though, here are some ideas for enjoying them all summer long. Read more…

Family Party Guide

Parties: Bakeries Read more…

So Your Child Is Going to Summer Camp

Travel: Going away to camp is an invaluable opportunity for all kids. The camp experience can provide your child a chance to meet other kids from diverse backgrounds and opportunities to learn about teamwork. It also can be an environment for independence and many fun-filled memories. So how can you prepare your child for fun and success at camp? Read more…

Dive Into Summer!

Safety: As the winter days drag on and we dream of “diving” into summer, it’s a good time to learn some important lessons about staying safe at home and community pools. Read more…

How To Get Started With Tennis

Entertainment: In the surface, tennis is a remarkably simple game. A player hits a small yellow ball over a net to an opponent, who then hits it back. Yet, while it may take only a minute to learn the basics, the game takes a lifetime to master. Today, parents are able to start their children’s lifetime of tennis at an earlier age than ever before, and the benefits of early-age tennis have never been more apparent. Read more…

Get In For Free

Travel: They say nothing is free, but these deals are hard to beat:Please check before going free admission can change without notice. Read more…

Make Room for Nothing

Family Values: Hillary Homzie’s schedule for her family was a house of cards, a careful stacking of one activity on the other. Then one day it came toppling down. A change in plans with a carpool partner, when all three of her kids had somewhere to be, left her scrambling. “I remember dropping off one kid at a swim party and not even being able to have the time to arrange how my fifth-grader got home,” she explains. She herself had to get to a doctor’s appointment where she was diagnosed with multiple ailments, brought on by stress. It was then she realized something had to change. Read more…

Rainy Day Fun for Kids

Entertainment: Rainy days were made for a visit to the only public planetarium in Westchester County. The heavens are portrayed in a series of age-appropriate planetarium programs. And when you’ve gone through what the planetarium has to offer be sure to enjoy the rest of the museum. Read more…

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts & Activities

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. All you need is a little green garb and a festive spirit. Here are a few activities to get your celebration started. Read more…

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