August 2014
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Where to Pick Apples

Travel: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings have to stop. The top fun-for-all activity in September is apple picking. Yes, you can easily get apples in the food store but here in the Northeast pick-your-own is the perfect activity for the whole family to get outside, get moving and have fun! And when kids pick apples, they tend to eat them too! So be prepared, they are bound to polish off these nutritious beauties in no time. Read more…

Dealing With Back to School Anxiety

Safety: As summer winds down, children and parents are turning their attention to the coming school year. Most kids take the return to school in stride. For some children, however, the coming school year can […] Read more…

Libraries for Kids

Barton Orchards

Travel: It’s autumn in the Hudson Valley. Days have gotten cooler, but the sun is still warm and the countryside is exploding with the riot of color that fall brings. It’s a great time for family […] Read more…

Back to School With Food Allergies

Safety: Thousands of children across Westchester are going back to school in September, but behind the excitement of another school year, a growing number of them are returning to the classroom with an array […] Read more…

Just Ask about Guns

Safety: The new school year often means new friends for youngsters, and that can mean playdates at new homes.Before you allow your child to visit a friend’s house consider the following.According to the […] Read more…

The Homework Quandry

Discipline: As summer winds down and parents commence the back-to-school season rituals — shopping for clothes and supplies, reinforcing schedules and syncing the family calendar — thoughts often migrate […] Read more…

Batman: Assault on Arkham movie review

Entertainment: If you're a fan of the game series, then you'll love this movie. It is extremely violent, just like the games and thus, we recommend for older teens and adults. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic and comic book expert, Keefer B. comments, "The characters are dynamic. As much as I love heroes, I adore villains. A protagonist is nothing without an antagonist and these criminals take the cake." Anthony A. adds, "This movie is a funny movie but has a lot of violence. It also has a lot of gore and a ton of action." See their full reviews below.  Read more…

Hebrew Schools & Classes

Family Values: 914-864-1267 | cjeg.org Read more…

Guide to Kids' Classes

Entertainment: Acting Classes Read more…

Preschools in Westchester

Child Development: 245-2854 | GoddardSchool.com Read more…

Kids' TV Show We Love

Entertainment: Forty years after this Emmy Award-winning show’s debut, The Electric Company is back for a fun new season! From the producers of Sesame Street comes this toe-tapping, and even educational, half-hour of music, animations and funny stories. Tune in Mondays to PBS Kids Go! Read more…

SoWe Food & Wine Festival

Feeding Your Family: A remarkable kitchen stadium sets the tone for Friday evening’s Read more…

Planetariums & Astronomy Clubs

Entertainment: hrm.org | 963-4550 Read more…

Best Astronomy Books for Kids

Entertainment: by Franklyn M. Branley, Collins, 1991. Read more…

Food Allergy Tips for Parties

Parties: These days, more and more children are living with food allergies every day. This issue affects us all, because even if your children are allergy-free, chances are they have friends with allergies. Read more…

Gluten Free Recipes & Tips

Nutrition: You or your child has been diagnosed with celiac disease, and needs to go gluten-free. What next? Read more…

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Entertainment: Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey have partnered with Juliet Blake to produce this remarkable film starring Helen Mirren in a role perfectly suited for her as Madame Mallory, proprietress of a celebrated […] Read more…

Long Distance Grandparenting

Family Values: In the classic children’s story, Little House on the Prairie, Laura Ingalls Wilder describes the parting of the Charles Ingalls family from the rest of the clan. “Grandma and all the aunts hugged and kissed them and hugged and kissed them again, saying good-by.” Such was the scene when our family left a major metropolis 13 years ago and headed for the rural countryside – leaving Grandma, Grandpa, aunts, uncles and cousins, 1,000 miles behind. Read more…

Shared Parenting: Why Modern Parents are Choosing Equality

Relationships: Father of two Billy Farrow can throw a tea party like nobody’s business. He gets plenty of tea-drinking practice as the main caretaker for his daughters, Gwen, 5, and Jane, 3, while his wife Tanya Farrow works as a second-grade teacher. In between his night and weekend shifts as a restaurant manager, he spends most days dressing the kids, making lunches, planning meals, and volunteering at Gwen’s co-op preschool. But it’s not all dad, all the time: weekends, nights, and much of the summer, Tanya’s on mom-duty, caring for both kids, cleaning, and grocery shopping.  Read more…

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