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Study: Smiley Faces, Prizes Encourage Kids To Make Healthier Food Choices

Kids might not like eating healthy, but here’s two things they do like: prizes and smiley faces.

04/29/2015

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Pa. Fast Food Restaurant Bans Kids And Teens Unless They Have An Adult With Them

Last week, 25 to 50 juveniles caused a disturbance at the location.

04/28/2015

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Study: Most Kids Are Using Smartphones And Tablets By The Time They’re 2 Years Old

Babies are now swiping and scrolling on tablets and smartphones before they can walk.

04/27/2015

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Local Mom-Turned-Author: Have The ‘Tech Talk’ Before The ‘Sex Talk’

In the digital age, kids are signed up for cell phone plans and social media accounts before they hit puberty. Local mom-turned-author Jenn Cannon says her book acts as a guide to help kids navigate the high-tech tools.

04/24/2015

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YMCAs Across The Country Host Program To Help Prevent The ‘Summer Slide’

The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a study that claims kids are not only vulnerable to forgetting what they learned in school, but also to weight gain.

04/23/2015

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Getaway Guide: Favorite Zoos, Near And Far

We all have tales of bears or snakes, cougars and deer. But those are one at a time, and that’s why I like zoos. You get a world of fascinating animals in one place, and you don’t even have to run away!

04/16/2015

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What’s The Ideal Amount Of Time Spent On Homework? Research Might Have The Answer

Kids have claimed to be drowning in a sea of homework for decades, but a new study seems to have found both the ideal amount and way to do the work for academic success.

04/08/2015

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Top Easter Events For Kids In Philadelphia

Hop over to one of these egg-cellent family-friendly Easter events happening in Philadelphia this spring.

03/27/2015

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Let Your Kids Play

With parents more involved in guiding their kids, there’s a temptation for parents to get over-involved in their children’s sports and provide pressure.

03/27/2015

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Health: Parents Who Smoke Could Increase Their Children’s Risk Of Heart Disease

Children exposed to smoking may have a higher risk of heart disease later in life.

03/24/2015

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Poll: Parents Absorbed In Their Smartphones May Cause Kids To Act Out

Parents or caregivers, do you often find yourself on your smartphone when you’re out to eat with your kids? A new study says your children are noticing and they could be acting out because of it.

03/16/2015

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Weekend Phillyfun Picks For Kids — Jan. 23 – 25, 2015

Escape the winter weather by thinking about summer camp options at the MetroKids Summer Camp Fair or learn more about Scottish culture at the Up Helly AA Day celebration at the Garden State Discovery Museum, along with lots more for the whole family!

01/23/2015

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My Talking Angela App

You’ve probably seen the Talking Tom app if you have kids. My Talking Angela builds on that, in a way that is geared to young girls.

01/23/2015

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Valentine’s Day Arts And Crafts To Make With Kids

Work together with your child to create homemade gifts for others.

01/18/2015

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Study: Fast Food Consumption Linked To Poor Academic Growth

Put down the cheeseburger: New research shows kids who eat fast food regularly perform worse in school than children who don’t.

01/13/2015

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