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  • The Complete Guide to Safe Holiday Travels With Your Family

    The Complete Guide to Safe Holiday Travels With Your Family

    The Complete Guide to Safe Holiday Travels With Your Family    The holiday season is upon us and that means more than 54 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or longer just for Thanksgiving. AAA Road Service predicts that 48.5 million of those travelers will embark on a road trip to visit family or friends for the holidays, many of them right here in New Jersey. Keep…

    Categories:  Parenting Tips|Travel

  • Back To School...Get Organized!

    Back To School...Get Organized!

    Top 20 Ideas to Prepare for Back To School The carefree days of summer are winding down. Back To School begins now and it’s an exciting time of the year. Hello teachers, hello books! For parents and kids alike, it’s time to look forward to a productive school year. To reduce stress all around, the key is getting organized. To help, the NJ Kids team has come up with top ideas for school…


  • Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

    Back-to-School Checklist for Parents

    While summer’s been good with the kids off the past few months, it’s time to get them back to school. You’re likely about to get bombarded with housekeeping items from teachers, not to mention field trip permission slips and homework you need to help the kids with. Before school starts though, get all your ducks in a row with this back-to-school checklist so your kids and you can kick off to the…

    Categories:  Parenting Tips

  • Back to School!    The Connection between Spoken Language, Reading & Writing

    Back to School! The Connection between Spoken Language, Reading & Writing

    It’s almost time to head back to school!  That means it is also time to make sure your school-aged child is getting what they need in reading instruction. According to  the ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association), emergent literacy begins at birth and continues through the preschool years.  Initially, pre-school children learn to rhyme and name letters of the…


  • How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    How to Create a Well-Balanced Summer for the Family

    Being eager about the summer season is a natural, common emotion. There’s nothing like experiencing the bright blue sky, deep green leaves, and endless sunshine. However, all too often in the Electronic Age, kids don’t get the same outdoor activity and restful summer repose that their parents took for granted. It’s easy to spend time looking at computer and television screens instead of…


  • Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs :  New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

    Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs : New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife

    Sponsored by New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Join us for a family fun day of FREE Fishing. The Youth Fishing Challenge takes place on June 9, 2018, Free Fishing Day– when no license is required, regardless of age. Check our website www.youthfishingchallenge.nj.gov for a location near you. Youth Fishing Challenge prizes provided by NJ Fish and Wildlife’s HOFNOD Program and generous…


  • Water Safety Info Every Family Needs to Know

  • Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

    Rapprochement, an Ideal we Aspire to so Others Can

     By GainVille In international relations, a rapprochement, which comes from the French word rapprocher (“to bring together”), is a re-establishment of cordial relations. It can be applied to two nations mending relations or it could be applied in varied facets of life in our personal endeavors to connect. Anybody who has a keen interest in politics or has ever taken a university course in…


  • Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    Are Lazy Summers Harming Our Children?

    By: Julia Chernova M.A., CCC-SLP This is the time of year when I hear parents talk about how they look forward to sleeping in a little more, running to fewer after-school activities and simply relaxing at the beach or pool.  Should we encourage our children to sit back and do nothing this summer when experts are confirming that summers off are one of the most important, yet least…


  • Screen Time and Speech Delays:  Is There a Connection?

    Screen Time and Speech Delays: Is There a Connection?

    Screen time refers to any time that your child is in front of a television, movie theater screen, smart phone, tablet, computer, or hand-held video game device.  Even if your child is watching an educational video, it’s considered screen time.  Is there a possibility that prolonged exposure to screen time can contribute to speech and language delays?  Some experts think so. …


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