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Encourage Self Learning: 5 Apps for Fostering Adolescent Education

Famed author Isaac Asimov claims, “Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” Today, the most convenient means of educating oneself is through technology. As much as teachers and parents may want to fight it, technology has crowded its way into the classroom and the home. Smartphones, iPads and tablets are now a way of life. Rather than battle the torrential current of progress, many parents and educators have fo.... read more

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Out on the Town with the Kids in…CHESTER

Long ago, Chester, NJ was known as Black River, coined by the Minisink Indians for the area called “Alamatunk,” which meant “black earth bottom” – or Black River.  Later, the name was dropped, and it was referred to as Chester, the name of the town in England where the town’s residents were originally from. Businesses such as blacksmiths, inns and taverns flourished in the area; orchards and dairy farms dotted the landscape.  Today, m.... read more

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Have a Wonder-full Winter Kidville Classes Keep Little One’s Learning and Playing all Winter Long

The new semester of classes at Kidville begins in January and enrollment is underway now! Choose from hundreds of classes for kids newborn to 6 years old including Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad music class, the Wiggles series, and Kidville University. Music & Me Bond with your child over music in Kidville’s Rockin’ Railroad class (ages 0-5 years). Each week, our live band takes you and your child on a journey through tempo, rhythm, word rec.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Book of Life

The Book of Life
SYNOPSIS: This lovely animated tale from producer Guillermo del Toro follows Manolo, a young man torn between fulfilling his family’s expectations and following his heart. He embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 ReelsMPAA Rating: PG for mild action, rude humor, some thematic elements and brief scary imagesReleased in Theaters: Oct. 16, 201.... read more

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Bridgit Mendler playing at iPlay America November 3

Bridgit Mendler playing at iPlay America November 3
Monday, November 3 - 4:30pm.  DOORS 4:30PM, SHOW 5PM.  A talented actress and singer, Bridgit Mendler is one of Hollywood’s brightest young rising stars.She can be seen in the Disney Channel Original Movie LEMONADE MOUTH. Mendler stars as‘Olivia White’, the introspective lead singer and songwriter of the band Lemonade Mouth, who recounts the story of how the band came together. LEMONADE MOUTH premiered on the Disney Channel.Mendler a.... read more

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Restaurant Review: Jersey Boys Grill, New Milford, NJ

Jersey Boy Grill
Great Vibe, Top-Notch Food, and So Much More! Bergen County is a great place to live especially if you're a foodie such as myself. However, going out to eat with your family and agreeing on a restaurant choice can be a challenge. To be able to go to a restaurant where you can bring your kids, eat a meal that is beyond fabulous, and have entertainment at a reasonable cost equals a home run for me! Jersey Boys Grill in New Milford is by far, on.... read more

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Awarding Excellence in Creativity Young Audiences Announces Arts Champion Awards

Young Audiences Announces Arts Champion Awards
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) has announced the continuation of their initiative to celebrate and recognize excellence, innovation, and creativity in the communities they serve by presenting the Young Audiences Arts Champion Awards. YA will give out monthly awards from September 2014-June 2015 that will highlight a school, organization, educator or student that demonstrate passion and dedication to the arts. “W.... read more

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Fire Safety Tips

Lifesaving Tips to Review with your Family October is Fire Prevention Month, and there is no better time to create a fire safety plan with your family. Sadly, at least one child dies every day, and many more are injured, as a result of a fire.   It is never too early to start teaching our children – and reminding ourselves – about fire safety.  We have created a checklist for you to use with your family to create a working Fire .... read more

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Halloween Not So Scary, Scary And Creepy Events

Witch Farm
Imagine That!!! HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR!!!4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park.  (973) 966-8000. imaginethatmuseum.comFriday Oct 31st, 5pm-8pm. Boo!!  SPOOKY night! Search our center for the witches hats, explore our outdoor Halloween maze and much much more! KIDS CRAFT 70 West Passaic St. (Behind Sammy Cakes), Rochelle Park, 201-845-5708.  kidscraftllc.comHaunted House for Kids: For Ages 4-10 $10/child covers wa.... read more

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Halloween Scary & Creepy Events

Haunted Halloween
It’s October – pumpkins, fall foliage hikes, haunted houses,family friendly hayrides and more! Here’s asampling of some fun activities near you!  Please call to confirm dates and times, as they are subject to change. DINOSAURS AFTER DARK - DINOSAURS JUST GOT SCARIER!(855) 999.9010. fieldstationdinosaurs.comTake a fun, mysterious journey into a shadowy, prehistoric world. Explore the dark woods and haunted trails of Snake Hill. Celebr.... read more

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