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NJ Kids Movie Review: If I Stay

If I Stay
  SYNOPSIS: Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma and leaves several family members dead. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and drift “into the light.” Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual material Released in Theaters: Aug. 21, 2014 Genre: Drama, Romance, Based on a Book Runtime: 1.... read more

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Fall Festivals and Fairs in NJ 2014

Kids Playing Fall Leaves
Fun Fall Festivals in New Jersey Fall is one of the best seasons for festivals. The weather is cooler and the leaves are changing making it a great time to be outdoors.  September is filled with opportunities for good food and fun.  Grab the kids and a camera and head out to explore all NJ has to offer.  North Jersey The Annual New Jersey City Hip Hop Day FestivalAugugst 30-31.1 Exchange Place, Jersey City, NJ A free festival .... read more

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August 28 - September 3: Weekend's Events and What To Do

HIGHLIGHTS:  WEEK OF AUGUST 21 - 27  AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT IDEAS    As kids head back to school, it is the time of year where the after school activities start. Now is a good time to start looking into something fun for your kids to enjoy and expand their horizons after school.   Whether you have a sports fan, budding chef, or mini Picasso, there are lots of programs to choose from and the best way to choose is .... read more

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School Bus Safety = Good Manners

School Bus Safety = Good Manners
So many bullying incidences happen on the school bus every day that we need to help our children know what acceptable and unacceptable behaviors are on the bus. Teaching our children how to be safe on the bus is really about helping them learn to be kind, respectful, and considerate of those riding with them. Let’s first address whether your child may be having a problem on the bus. Some things to look for include a fear of riding the bus, and.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Giver

The Giver
  SYNOPSIS: Based on the book by Lois Lowry, “The Giver” takes place in a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice. When a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world, he discovers something sinister behind the community’s facade. Reel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for a mature thematic image and some sci-fi action/.... read more

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Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies

Why You Should Encourage Your Kid to Take up New Hobbies
Not that long ago, it was pretty common for kids to have some type of hobby. From collecting stamps and baseball cards to building model cars and sewing outfits for their dolls, children stayed pretty busy and happy with their chosen interests. Although today’s kiddos might seem more interested in making their iPad or video game console their hobby, parents may want to encourage their children to take up hobbies that don’t involve plugging any.... read more

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August 21-27: Weekend's Events and What To Do!

HIGHLIGHTS:  WEEK OF AUGUST 21 - 27 THIS WEEK Outdoor Concert at New Jersey Botanical Gardens Friday, August 22, Rave On! Classics from the legends of early rock 'n roll--great tunes, great memories! Bring a lawn chair. 6:30pm. Ringwood.  LinkRun Now for Autism Speaks, Wildwood 5K Saturday, August 23,  07:00 AM - 12:00 PM Autism Speaks is hosting their 2nd Annual Run Now for Autism Speaks 5K... Wildwood.  LinkLiberty Village.... read more

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Back to School

Back to School
Depending on where you live, school either has already started, or will start very soon. What about the 160,000 children who will stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied? How aware are we as parents of what is really going on in our children’s lives? I’ve heard the comments about the “helicopter” style of parenting and wonder if maybe they have the right idea. Perhaps they go too far in being involved in .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Hundred Foot Journey
  SYNOPSIS: After tragedy hits their restaurant in Mumbai, the Kadam family journeys to France and opens a restaurant next to Madame Mallory’s celebrated French restaurant. A culture clash quickly ensues. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements, some violence, language and brief sensuality Released in Theaters: Aug. 7, 2014 Genre: Drama, Based on a Book Runtime: 122 minutes Directe.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Into the Storm

Into the Storm
SYNOPSIS: Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and just regular folks document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton, Oklahoma. Reel Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense destruction and peril, and language, including some sexual references Released in Theaters: Aug. 7, 2014 Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure Runtime: 89 minutes Directed by: Steve .... read more

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