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6 Not Too Scary Halloween Movies For Kids

by Jane Louise Boursaw  It's that time of year again. Halloween brings spooky nights, caramel apples, jack-o-lanterns, witches, black cats, and scary movies. But if your kids are still on the young side, you don't want movies that are going to give them nightmares. Here are six Halloween movies that are just the right amount of scary for little ones. 1. POOH'S HEFFALUMP HALLOWEEN MOVIE Rated G | Ages 3+  Never underestimate the .... read more

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Trick-or-Treating with a Child with Special Need

Kids in Costume
Lauren Conway, M.A. & Brian Yankouski, M.A., BCBA Behavioral and Educational Solutions and Training of NJ, LLC (BEST NJ, LLC) Fall is officially underway which means it’s time to prepare for cooler temperatures, shorter days, and of course Halloween! While Halloween is a time for kids to dress up as their favorite character and go from house to house collecting sweet treats, this can be a challenging experience for a c.... read more

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Camping Across New Jersey

Family Camping
Five  Reasons to Pack Up your Tent If you love the outdoors now is one of my favorite times to explore one of over one hundred campground across New Jersey.  When it comes to camping options, NJ has it all from state parks to full service resorts that cater to your comfort level from tent sites, cabins, or even RV hookups.  Many campgrounds offer a variety of family friendly things to do for all ages such as Halloween fun, swimm.... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
SYNOPSIS: From gum stuck in his hair to embarrassing photos sent to the entire school, Alexander is having a very bad day. He thinks he’s the only one until his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves having their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Reel Rating: 4 out of 5 ReelsMPAA Rating: PG for rude humor, including some reckless behavior and languageReleased in Theaters: Oct. 10, 2014Genre: .... read more

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Lights, Camera, Action

14 DOS AND DON’TS FOR GETTING YOUR CHILD INTO SHOWBIZ Here’s the scenario:  You’re at the mall, child in tow, window-shopping leisurely, when a young woman rushes towards you, carrying a clipboard.  First come the compliments – your baby is so adorable, your son is gorgeous, your daughter is a natural star.  Then comes the question – have you ever thought of getting your child into show business? And then the hook.... read more

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Baby Blues Buster

Loving Young Mother
  COMBATING THE ‘NEW MOM’ EMOTIONS According to the American Psychological Association, an estimated 9-16 percent of new moms suffer from postpartum depression. Many others struggle with less general melancholy – the culmination of 9 long months of morning sickness, swollen ankles, and sleepless nights (not to mention the cravings and inevitable mood swings).  Couple that with a tiny newborn who needs to be fed, and changed, and then .... read more

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Family Fun in America’s National Parks

Yellow National Park
ADVENTURE, HISTORY AND HIDDEN GEMS: THE TOP NATIONAL PARK FAMILY GETAWAYS   Looking to plan a family vacation? Why not consider a trip to a National Park.  With over 58 National Parks across America, plus hundreds of other protected National Sites commemorating battlefields, historical sites, rivers, seashores and byways, National Parks make the perfect, all year getaway. So, whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure, an educat.... read more

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Register for Mathnasium's 4th Annual TriMathlon!

      Mathnasium's 4th Annual TriMathlon! Register for Mathnasium's 4th Annual TriMathlon ! Open to kids in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5, this free, fun-filled math event is held over the course of one weekend at Mathnasium Learning Centers across the United States and Canada.  Kids in 2nd - 5th grade, of all math skill levels, will compete in three exciting math challenges to support .... read more

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NJ Kids Movie Review: Left Behind

Left Behind
SYNOPSIS: When millions of people suddenly vanish, the world is plunged into chaos and destruction as a small group of survivors struggle to figure out what happened. Reel Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Reels MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence/peril and brief drug content Released in Theaters: Oct. 3, 2014 Genre: Faith-Based, Thriller Runtime: 110 minutes Directed by: Vic Armstrong Studio: Freestyl.... read more

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Young Audiences’ Partners with the New Jersey State Museum to Bring Back Arts EdVenture

Arts EdVenture
School Field Trip Celebrating New Jersey! Registration Now Open! Known for bringing amazing educational arts experiences to hundreds of thousands of children all over the region, Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania (YA) is proud to bring back for a second year, their interactive arts and history festival that celebrates New Jersey – Arts EdVenture! This festive outdoor cultural event will celebrate New Jersey’s remarkable hist.... read more

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