NYC Area: City Island

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July 23, 2016

Have you heard of City Island.? It’s only 1.5 mile long and located in the Bronx. Check out all the kid-friendly things you can do on this little stretch of island! City Island takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to a slower pace of life with gorgeous waterfront views and …

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Stay Cool This Summer with These 5 Tips

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July 22, 2016

Summertime, especially in certain parts of the United States, can get pretty darn hot. Keep things cool with these 5 tried and true tips! Cool down where you need it most Pulse points, on your inner wrists and in your neck near the carotid arteries, have blood vessels near your skin’s surface. Put a cold, …

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Get Your Kid Comfortable in Water with these 6 Tips

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July 21, 2016

Getting kids comfortable in the water is the first step towards water safety and swimming. Even if you can’t swim well, there are ways to ease your children’s anxiety about water. Here are six tips that can help! Start in the bathtub Kids have to be in water when it’s bath time. Get your kids …

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LA Weekend Fun: July 22 to July 24

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July 21, 2016

Did you know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month? Beat the boredom with our picks of family-friendly events for some weekend fun in and around Los Angeles! Downtown USA Olympics Basketball Showcase. Your kids will ooh and aah over these Olympians as they dribble and shoot before they head to the official big event in …

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Sneak Learning into Fun with These 10 Activities

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July 20, 2016

Learning does not have to take the form of flashcards and workbooks. Avoid the “summer slide” and trick your kids into learning with these fun activities! Make DIY Board Games First, let you kids choose the theme of the board game, then challenge them to design their own! They’ll have to not only make the …

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How to Tell If Your Child is Suffering from a Heatstroke

July 19, 2016

Summertime is a time for being outdoors and enjoying the fresh air. However, this also puts kids at risk for heatstroke. Also known as heat exhaustion, heatstroke can be life-threatening and happens when the body overheats and can’t be cooled down. Babies and children are more likely to suffer from heatstroke, most likely occurring from …

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Get Your Kids to Eat More Whole Grains

Get Your Kids to Eat More Whole Grains

July 18, 2016

We know it’s hard to get your kids to expand their palate and get adventurous with food. However 40% of Americans do not get the whole grains that they need. Eating whole grains, as opposed to refined grains, has been shown to reduce overall risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and chronic illnesses, …

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LA Area: Best Spots to Camp with Kids

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July 18, 2016

Camping is great for fresh air, trees, wild animals, and the kids will love sleeping outside! We’ve compiled the ultimate list of campsites near Los Angeles that’s perfect for kids! Chilao Campground, Manzanita Loop You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere, but your family is actually only 26 miles from Glendale! Chilao Campground …

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9 Ways You Can Help Your Little One Deal with Nightmares

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July 17, 2016

Nightmares might not be a big deal for adults, but they sure do disturb children…so much so that it’s hard for little ones to go back to sleep. Here are 9 ways you can help your ease your child’s anxiety so he or she can go back to bed and sleep a bit more peacefully. …

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