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NJ Kids Movie Review: Rio 2

  SYNOPSIS: It’s a jungle out there! Especially when our feathered friends Blu, Jewel and their three kids fly from Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon rainforest in search of more birds like them.  As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law. Reel Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: G Released in Theaters: April 11, 2014 (2D, 3D) Genre: Family, Ani.... read more

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NJ Kids Book Reviews: Picasso-Ville

Reviewed by NJ Kids, Jenny Tananbaum   A young boy drifts off to sleep, and is soon dreaming of the wonderfully vivid world of  “Picasso-ville, (a) village of colors and shapes.”  Here, in Picasso-ville, “everything is strange. It’s a most unusual place.”  And indeed it may seem to a bit strange to young readers, all the bright colors and the interesting placement of shapes, but this engaging, rhyming story, written and illus.... read more

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Free and Fabulous Family Outing

Statue Cruises
Looking for something to do with the kids?  Nothing is better than heading out for a fun family outing….nothing that is than a FREE family outing (or in some places, add a small fee for something extra).  Here are just some of NJ Kids picks for a Fabulous and Free family outing.  Multiple activities can be incorporated into these destinations since they can be both indoors and outdoors. Combine a picnic, scavenger hunt, hike, walki.... read more

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What are the Three Best States for Teen Drivers?

What are the Three Best States for Teen Drivers?
It's tough to be a teen driver. The driving privileges of teens are usually more restricted than adults. Plus, combined with their inexperience, they're faced with a host of distractions like cell phones and other passengers that can make driving a dangerous proposition. It's a constant battle between teens for their freedom, and their parents and state for their safety. Some states are better at pleasing all parties in this equation, though. Her.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Draft Day

Draft Day
SYNOPSIS: It’s the annual NFL Draft day, and Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide whether to go with his gut or choose a player based on what everyone else is telling him. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references Released in Theaters: April 11, 2014 Genre: Sports, Drama,.... read more

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Free And Fabulous Events This May!

kids running-sunflower
Did You Say Free?  NJ Kids Has Loads Of Free And Fabulous Events We found these wonderful spring ideas and what better price than for FREE! Have fun venturing through New Jersey and discovering all sorts of fun, from animal encounters, outdoor hikes, and walks and 5Kruns, to parks and playgrounds and festivals and fairs.  Take the family on a day trip, and venture out and explore other areas of Jersey.  Enjoy the Spring!  .... read more

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Triple Threat Theater Camp

JCC Summer Theater Camp
Acting, Dance, Song - All Summer Long! Celebrating 10 years of Quality Musical Theater Training Right in Your Own Backyard!  Check out our video! Grades K-34 wks: Jun 30-Jul 25 Grades 4-10*7 wks: Jun 30-Aug 154 wks: Jun 30-Jul 253 wks: Jul 28-Aug 15*10th Grade Intensive Experience 11th grade CIT program &12th grade Internships AvailableBefore and After Care AvailableTriple Threat Theater Camp is celebrating our 10th.... read more

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Children’s Specialized Hospital Walk n’ Roll May 17, 2014

Children’s Specialized Hospital
Team Leaders Gather for Kickoff Event New Brunswick, NJ:  Children’s Specialized Hospital is proud to announce the 8th annual Walk n’ Roll on May 17, 2014 at Johnson Park - Violet Drive, in Piscataway, New Jersey. This event has welcomed thousands of supporters each year to enjoy a 1, 2.5 or 5 mile walk or roll around Johnson Park.  Immediately following the walk supporters will enjoy the free carnival where everyone can enjoy live mus.... read more

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Egg Hunts, Bunnies, And The Great Outdoors

Easter Egg Hunt
NJ Kids recognize that you are all busy families and On the Go! With Spring Break and Easter weekend upon us, we have put our lists together of our favorite activities in and around NJ. From Easter egg hunts and Bunny sightings to 5K runs and walks and outdoor festivals, you will find hundreds of ideas to entertain the kids. Drive over to Solberg Airport for a hot air balloon launch with the Easter bunny! Scramble among 10,000 hidden eggs at Al.... read more

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Children’s Books that Inspire Children Particular Children with Pediatric Cancer

Powerful Purpose
We must inspire our children to be creative…. Powerful Purpose Associates are currently working on a series of children’s books that will not only serve to inspire all children but will also focus on inspiring children with pediatric cancer. Purpee the Purple Dragon is the the main character in our new children’s book series. Purpee will serve to inspire kids around the world and allow children with pediatric cancer to live vicariously through .... read more

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