November 2013 Table of Contents
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Fun & Activities
Liberty Science Center
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ, is all about giving kids (and their grownups!) hands-on opportunities to learn about the world around them. Here's what to do at this New Jersey science museum on your next family visit.
Looking for a great place to ice skate with your kids? We've rounded up indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in the New York City area, including NYC, Long Island, and the suburbs. Head to an outdoor ice rink in the winter months, or enjoy indoor ice skating year-round. Whatever the season, you'll find complete details on each rink's location, cost, and public skating hours in our guide.
This year, have some astronomy fun with your kids on Thanksgiving and view Comet ISON, the "Comet of the Century." We've got tips for viewing Comet ISON on Thanksgiving, as well as facts about comets, and ISON's path in space.
Stuff We Like
Keeping Kids Healthy & Safe
What’s more important than our kids’ health and safety? Here, some info you need to know and our top product picks for keeping little ones safe and sound.
Food & Nutrition
Gingerbread Cookies for Hanukkah
Get the recipe for these Hanukkah gingerbread cookies, a delicious nut-free parve dessert for your holiday table, taken from "The Holiday Kosher Baker" by Paula Shoyer.
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Advice & Connections
The Best of the Rest of the Web
A selection of thought-provoking quotes from the web and the world of parenting: Twitter Talk, Girl Scouts, and Connecting with Kids on Social Media.
From a Ke$ha-inspired Goldilocks to an anything-but-traditional Canadian-accented ladybug, this Brooklyn dad takes kid-lit role-playing to a whole new level. Whether the kids are on board is another matter.
Raising Our Kids
Halloween tricks can be fun for adults, but unless parents teach appreciation and empathy, their kids might not understand the spirit of the season’s trickery. Dr. Susan Bartell provides tips to remind children how to be gracious and focus on the holiday's treats.
Watch and Learn
Whether your kid’s summer camp experience was academically focused, creatively colored, or centered on sports, chances are, they learned something cool—and what happens at camp, doesn't have to stay there. Help your kids make the most of summer camp by having them teach the family what they learned at camp during weekly family activities.
Python Printable Games, an online game resource, offers party games that are perfect for last-minute birthday party entertainment ideas.