In the Magazine: April 2016

Check out our March 2016 issue, which discusses how to prepare your child to be a good host at his own birthday party. It also includes tips on what pet might be best for your family, and Autism Awareness Month resources. Plus, a painting with raindrops DIY, a look at Bear Mountain State Park, and a list of places to catch a minor league baseball game.

Feature Articles

Raising a Gracious Host

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At their own birthday parties, kids may find it difficult to focus on whether their friends are having fun. Preparing your child to be a good host can help everyone enjoy the day.

What Pet Should Your Family Get?

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Nine great animals for families and tips on which one might be best for your family pet.

Autism Awareness Month

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How kids with autism show emotions, one mom’s story of keeping her daughter with autism from forming relationships, and local resources for your child.

Kitchen Experiments

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Yummy recipes that explore the science behind cooking. Make your own ice cream, English Muffins, or popcorn.

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Fun and Activities

DIY: Painting with Raindrops

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Learn to utilize the rain for a unique watercolor craft for kids.

Bear Mountain State Park

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Visit Bear Mountain State Park where there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy the warmer weather. Situated in Rockland County, the terrain is home to countless native animal and plant species, including the black bear—from which it gets its name. 

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in April by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

Where to Guide: Minor League Baseball Games

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The Minor League Baseball season in the New York metro area runs through September and many of these venues have special offers for families, making one of these games a perfect family outing when the kids are off from school. Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in New York and NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.



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We’ve browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

Introducing Kids to Classical Music

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Music teacher, Carolyn Sloan, wrote an interactive book called, Welcome to the Symphony, which uses Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5., to introduce children to the world of classical music. 

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