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Ice Palace at The Mall at Short Hills

Ice Palace at The Mall at Short Hills
Contributed by Genevieve Cece In honor of the beloved Disney movie Frozen, The Mall at Short Hills has taken their spin by incorporating their annual Santa exhibit with a theme from Frozen naming it "Ice Palace". My twin daughters age 3, like many girls their age, are totally taken back by the Disney fairytale. So of course naturally you know we had to be there. On a Friday morning we set our eyes on Short Hills Mall well before the opening in.... read more

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Preparing for Thanksgiving: Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs

Lauren Conway, M.A. & Brian M. Yankouski, M.A., BCBA Behavioral and Educational Solutions and Training of NJ, LLC Thanksgiving is a time to join together with friends and family to celebrate and show gratitude for life’s many blessings. Gatherings include eating delicious food, exchanging stories, and most importantly enjoying one another’s company. While this may sound nothing but joyous Thanksgiving can be a stressful.... read more

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Holidays...Here We Go!

Festival of Lights at Newark Museum
Are you ready? Let’s celebrate the season with our favorite holiday festivities, from amazing light displays, fancy gingerbread making to decked out holiday displays, tree festivals, holiday shows and of course Santa visits. There’s so much to do, if you “Got Kids!” Don’t miss this season’s magical moments. Events are subject to change, so please check with times and dates before venturing out. NJ Kids is not held responsible for typographical .... read more

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Sensory Tae-Kwon-Do- a Unique Martial Arts Program for Children on the Spectrum

 Sensory Taekwon-Do
Sensory Tae-Kwon-Do is a unique Martial Arts program for children on the spectrum. It is a breakthrough martial arts program custom designed based on each child’s neurological profile. The core of this program is extracted from cutting edge neurological studies that incorporate movement exercise to help create healthier pathways in the brain. By stimulating areas in the brain that incorporate balance, body awareness, muscle coordination, streng.... read more

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Multi-Disciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy

Bergen Pediatric Therapy
At Bergen Pediatric Therapy Center, our physical therapy specialists strive to provide children with an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to Pediatric Therapy by offering therapy services including: The TOMATIS Method Program-The TOMATIS Method A TEACHING PROCESS FOR LISTENING Step 1: THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT Through the work of a certified practitioner, the initial assessment is used to evaluate the participant through a series of tests.... read more

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Communicate With Your Child using American Sign Language

Our Babies Sign
Our Babies Sign Eric and Allison Dubow  are the founders of Our Babies Sign. They are deaf parents with twin boys.  They are very active with their children and is teaching them sign language in order to communicate with them. Allison teaches at Bruce Street School for the Deaf for 12 years.  She taught American Sign Language at Kean University for 2 years.  She teaches American Sign Language at Montclair State University fo.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Hunger Games
  SYNOPSIS: Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant warrior who fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage in this third adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ popular book series. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material Released in Theaters: Nov. 20, 2014 Best for Ages: 13+ Genre: Sci-Fi, Actio.... read more

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10 Ways to Create New Holiday Traditions

Christmas Tree Ornament
The holidays are the time of year when you reflect on the past year and spend some extra quality time with each other.  Why not create a new family tradition to help you celebrate and bring your family closer?   The purpose of a tradition is to create family unity, not to put too much pressure on an already pressure-cooker time of year. Here are some simple ideas to get you inspired to create your own family tradition. Start a.... read more

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Train, Trains, Trains!

Model Train ShowNew York Society of Model Engineers 341 Hoboken Road, Carlstadt, NJ.  (201) 939-9212.November 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 5,000 square foot of model trains.  Two large operating model train layouts. Barron Arts Center582 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge.  732-634-0413. Nov 29- Dec 28 (closed 12/25).FREE. Holiday model train show. Garden State Central ModelRailroad Club Train Show at Info Age.2201 Marconi Rd, Wall 732-280-.... read more

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25 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Happy Girl Holiday
With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the holidays coming, now is a good time to teach about giving back.  It's easy to feel disconnected, as many parents juggle work, school, kids, and activity after activity. But you can take some simple steps to bring your family closer play a game, cooking a meal together, or create a new tradition.  One of the most satisfying, fun, and productive ways to come together is volunteering in t.... read more

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