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As School Approaches

As School Approaches
160,000 children stay home from school on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied. I’m sure many of you have heard the excuses; I’m too tired, my stomach hurts, I’m sick. That stomach ache might be very real as they feel the physical effects of being scared. If you suspect that your child does not want to go to school because of this fear, try to get them to talk about it. Let them know that you support them; encourage them to be o.... read more

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Congratulations to our Sesame Street Live Winner!

Sesame Street Live 2014
Congratulations to Christine C of Hasbrouck Heights.  You won 4 Tickets to Sesame Street Live! Sun National Bank Center, Trenton, NJ, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Sun, Jun 1 - 12:00 PM Sun, Jun 1 - 12:00 PM Sesame Street Live "Let’s Dance!" offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, Abby leads a rhyming game, and Ernie shares.... read more

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Free and Fabulous Environmental Centers in NJ

Family Hiking Fall
As the kids go back to school, they will be spending an increasing amount of time indoors.  Fall is a great time to get out exploring how nature is changing around us.  Why not discover one of the free or low cost environmental centers throughout New Jersey.  Many have educational programs available for all ages from young toddlers through teens.  Whether you are in the mood for a hike, a tour through a garden, or to see liv.... read more

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Beginning a New School Year: Supporting a Child with Special Needs

By Lauren Conway, M.A. & Brian Yankouski, M.A., BCBA (BEST NJ, LLC) As we say goodbye to summer and welcome September, with shorter days of sunlight and new school supplies, both parents and children anxiously await the first day of school. For some this can be an exciting time of the year, but for others there may be hesitation, wondering what adventures this school year will bring. For children with special needs this .... read more

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Sesame Street Live - Let’s Dance! at Sun National Bank Center

Sesame Street Live 2014
Trenton, NJ, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to ‘Do the Robot,’ Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’.... read more

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Fall Exhibitions at The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Visual Art Center of New Jersey
Summit, NJ: The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey will present its Fall Exhibitions on view through January 18, 2015. The opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 28, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and is a free event open to all. Several of the artists will discuss their work at 3:00 pm.  Doppler Shift (Main Gallery), is a large group show that explores the illusion of difference between two-and three-dimensional space. The title refers .... read more

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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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