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January 2013 Table of Contents

Pick up a copy of our January 2013 issue to see a fresh redesign of our pages. Read our feature articles online, including important information about STEM education for students, the benefits of the occasional meatless meal, the new Museum of Mathematics, and where to go skiing or snowboarding in the New York area this winter.

NYMetroParents January 2013 IssueJanuary 2013 Education Issue

Hear all about our January Long Island Parent magazine on WALK-FM.


Child Grocery ShoppingMeatless Meals
November—the beginning of the holiday season and the almost-end of the year—is, for one Long Island mom, a time to reflect on what she has learned from her family and children.
PLUS: How to Decode Meat Labels

Dan ZanesThe Evolution of Kindie Music
A Brookyln-based, music-loving father explores how kids' music morphed into kindie rock, a genre that is popular with the whole family.
PLUS: Top 10 Albums You & The Kids Will Love


Boy Experimenting with Toy CarHow STEM Education Can Help Our Kids and Our World
Building rockets, robots, and other cool contraptions helps kids become creative thinkers and problem solvers and may help them and our world in the future.

Fun & Activities

Museum of Mathematics in ManhattanFamily Outing
Museum of Mathematics
MoMath opened Dec. 15 in Manhattan and is a dynamic and interactive museum that focuses on enhancing public understanding and perception of math in daily life, is the first of its kind in the country.

Where to Ski or Snowboard in NY AreaWhere-To Guide
Skiing and Snowboarding in the Northeast with Your Family
Beginner lessons and kid-friendly slopes for new skiiers and snowboarders are available at most mountains.

Bow Tie BibStuff We Like
Oh, Baby!

For that special new baby, a few cute products made with little ones in mind, including an adorable bib, fortune cookie-inspired footwear, and all-natural bath products.

The Velveteen RabbitTheater
'The Velveteen Rabbit' Reimagined
A whimsical and charming new take on the classic tale that uses found objects as props and relies on a creative trio of actors who aren't afraid to think outside the box.

Advice and Connections

Quotables january 2013Quotables

The Best of the Rest of the Web
From our January issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.

Dad and Son EmbraceSpecial Needs
How to Share a New Diagnosis with Your Child

Set realistic New Year's resolutions this year keeping in mind your role as a parent and a wife or husband.


How should parents prepare for a trip with an asthmatic child?

I heard about a 'painless' tonsillectomy procedure — can you describe it? What are the risks involved?

• Is singing to my young children contributing to their development?

Operation Shower at The BarclaysLong Islander Spotlight
Operation Shower Aids Military Families in Need
A Long Island nonprofit organization throws baby showers for expectant moms of military families to help ease the burden of deployment


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