• Best Of The Web: May 30-June 5

    Our Weekly Roundup Of Articles We Love

    By admin

    Contributors: Meghan
    Gearino, Sarah Greene, Elizabeth Raymond

    Here’s a weekly roundup of parenting articles that piqued
    our interest. Enjoy! —

    More on the debate over extended breastfeeding. Since it’s normal in most other primates and human societies, why do Americans consider weaning at three years old just plain weird? (Scientific American)

    Many college kids consider summer the perfect time to pad their resumes with internships and office experience. Others prefer working as camp counselors, for the obvious reasons. One dad reflects on what this means for his daughter’s future career prospects. (NYTimes)

    After a recent arrest on the murder charge of Etan Patz, the first child whose
    face appeared as “missing” on a milk carton 33 years ago, Lisa Belkin reflects
    on the
    current climate of child safety
    . (Huffington Post)

    Are you smarter than a second grader? Probably not when it
    comes to spelling. Read all about the youngest
    competitor
    in the National Spelling Bee. (CNN)

    Never one to hold her tongue, Jessica Simpson’s 10 craziest
    pregnancy quotes are right here
    . (People)

    Plus, the pictures
    are finally here! Baby
    Maxwell Drew’s first photo shoot. (Just Jared)

    An honors student with two part-time jobs gets jail
    time for missing too much school
    in order to support her siblings. Tough
    love, or too harsh of a punishment? (Los Angeles Times)

    Do as others do. Recent studies have found that kids are
    more physically active if their
    friends are as well
    . (WebMD)

    Stock up on some great (and healthy!) summer
    recipes
    from Michelle Obama’s new gardening and cookbook, American Grown. (YumSugar)

    What better way to get your little ones
    involved in current events than this contest by the NY Times?! Kids Draw the News
    lets you submit your child’s local news-related artwork for publication on the paper’s website. (NYTimes)

    The Biggest Loser‘s Jillian Michaels opens up about her reasons for adopting and how she’s finding her stride as a new mother–the best part of which is perhaps her admission to being too hard on mothers before she became one herself. (Huffington Post)

    This June, spend some quality time with your kids while also
    getting a head start on your summer reading. Here
    are two awesome books
    that you and your older kids can enjoy and discuss,
    together! (NYTimes)

    These
    delicious frozen treats
    are the perfect summer snack. Making them will be
    as much fun as munching on them later! (MommiesWithStyle)

  • Calendar

    Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day At USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

    Tennis fans and otherwise will have a blast at the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park! With... [more]

    Blues BBQ At Hudson River Park

    Combine your family’s love of Blues and BBQ! Hudson River Park’s Pier 84 is hosting this scrumptious festival with America’s... [more]

    Sprinkler Day At Asphalt Green

    Get some relief from the summer heat at Asphalt Green's Sprinkler Day on Saturday, August 23rd.  Starting at 10:30 a.m., your kids... [more]

    Brighton Jubilee Festival At Brighton Beach

    Come to the annual Brighton Jubilee Festival on Sunday, August 24th to experience multiple entertainment stages, shopping booths, kiddie rides,... [more]

    NYC Volkswagen Traffic Jam At Governors Island

    If your little ones can’t get enough of cars, take them to see this classic VW show! The NYC Volkswagen Traffic... [more]

    August Hip Tot Family Day In Greenwood Park

    Greenwood Park is hosting an end-of-summer party for its monthly Hip Tot Family Day. There will be live music, crafts,... [more]

    Big City Fishing At Hudson River Park Pier 25

    Ever wondered what lives in the Hudson River? Now's your chance to find out! Big City Fishing is a free... [more]

    Fabric Wish Flags At The Children’s Museum Of The Arts

    Learn the symbolism and tradition behind Tibetan prayer flags, and express your wishes by creating a unique prayer flag of your own!  Free... [more]

    The Great New York State Fair In Syracuse, New York

    If you're only able to plan one family day-trip this summer, make it The Great New York State Fair in... [more]

    Dinosaur Adaptation Musical At Jefferson Market Library

    Embark on a time-travel adventure to learn about dinosaur adaptations, and how they're similar to the challenges many species face in... [more]

    Summer Movie Night: Little Giants At Pembroke Avenue Community Garden

    Spread a blanket under the stars to watch the family comedy "Little Giants"  at Pembroke Avenue Community Garden in Queens.... [more]

    Space Oddities: Rockets At Tompkins Square Library

    Explore the mysteries of space at this event presented by the Children's Museum of Manhattan. Learn about stars, constellations and... [more]

    ¡Arriba! Dance Party At The High Line

    To end the summer, the High Line is hosting one last Latin dance party on Wednesday, August 27th at 7... [more]

    Make Your Own Personalized Action Figure At The Children’s Museum of the Arts

    Kids love action figures, but what if they could have one that looked just like them? Come to the Children's... [more]

    “Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue” At Times Square Arts Center

    Sing along with  Rue, The Monster of Insecurity and protagonist of "Woosical Jr., The Story of Rue," which will take the stage... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

    Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs at American Museum of Natural History

    Take a walk back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. In AMNH's latest exhibit, Pterosaurs: Flight in the... [more]

    Aladdin on Broadway

    This classic Disney film's Broadway musical adaptation has received rave reviews and numerous Tony nominations. Featuring additional new songs and... [more]

    Blue Man Group

    This literally blue trio combines theater, art, and technology into a fascinatingly original performance that’s hard to describe. It’s recommended... [more]

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