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April 2012 Table of Contents

The April 2012 Birthday Party and Camp Issue by NYMetroParents features articles on colorful birthday ideas, "best of" camp lists, top-teacher approved apps, and where-to guide of minor league baseball games. Also discover a dad's perspective on his child with autism.

NYMetroParents April 2012 Birthday Party and Camp Issue
The stories in the April 2012 birthday party and camp issue include tips for planning a successful birthday party, guidelines for talking potlitics with your kids, a top 40 countdown to prepare you for summer camp season, easy ways to stay organized, and a list of the top teacher-approved apps that will help with understanding.


Maritime Aqarium at NorwalkThe Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Connecticut's Maritime Aquarium has gotten some work done -- $4.5 million worth, to be exact. It’s all part of what the aquarium calls a FINtastic RefurbFISHment, which includes...

where to catch a baseball gameWhere to Catch a Minor Leage Baseball Game
With the crack of the bat and whoosh of the ball, baseball season springs full force ahead...

theater alice in wonderlandTheater: Alice in Wonderland
A magical, musical underground adventure with theatergoers young and old, down a most awesome rabbit hole in the heart of Greenwich Village...


Talking Politics with Your Kids
Talking Politics

Presidential primary season is in full swing, and talk around the dinner table may turn into opinionated debates. Here’s how to encourage your kids to form their own...

summer camp guideHappy Campers 2012
Top 10 Best (And Worst) Camp Memories
Top 10 Best Summer Camp Movies for Kids
5 Expert Camp Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer

Birthday Party IdeasBirthday Special
A Rainbow of Fun
Remember this: It’s possible to have loads of fun without going crazy. We’ve compiled a bazaar of ideas, products, and tips...

Apps that Help Kids with UnderstandingEducation
Top Teacher-Approved Apps

Did you know apps—fun ones that really help kids learn—can be more revealing than standardized tests in assessing your child’s ability to understand?

Teach Your Kid About SavingFamily Finance
How to Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

A recent study reveals much about the state of savings for kids today, and what we as parents can do to make...

5 Ways to Say I Love YouFight Less, Love More
5 Ways to Say 'I Love You'

Let the new season heat up your life in more ways than one. Relationship expert Laurie Puhn doles out five easy ways to show...

What You Need to Know About MeningitisHealth
Meningitis Awareness

Bacterial meningitis is a rare but deadly disease that’s often misdiagnosed as something less serious because early symptoms...

April 2012 QuotablesQuotables
Lunchbox Notes, Dads on Childbirth, & Twitter Talk

Spring Cleaning TipsRaising Our Kids
3 Spring Cleaning Tips to Reduce Your Stress
Dr. Susan Bartell shares three simple spring cleaning tips that will help you reduce your stress level while also showing your kids the benefits of being organized...

Autistic Like MeSpecial Needs
Dads, You Are Not Alone
When filmmaker Charles Jones’s fifth child and only son, Malik, was diagnosed with autism, he felt ashamed, angry, and alone. He chose to work through his...

Cheerleading CompetitionSports
Cheerleading: The Sideline Sport

Cheerleading makes real athletic demands of participants—and not always on the sidelines...

Stuff We Like April 2012Stuff We Like
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