Ideas for Backyard Fun

Even though it’s mid-April there are still parts of the country that are buried in snow. Have faith because summer will actually arrive and families everywhere will be enjoying their backyards. As it turns out, whether your yard is...

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Visit Lincoln Center with Sesame Street

Sesame Street has been inviting television viewers to learn about “the people in your neighborhood; the people that you meet each day” for more than 40 years. During the month of April, viewers of Sesame Street’s YouTube channel are...

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Exhibit Allows Fans to Step Inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse

It took 20 pounds of glitter, 100 gallons of pink paint, and a year in the making so fans of Barbie’s Dreamhouse can step inside for the ultimate Barbie experience. Mattel has partnered with EMS Entertainment for the creation of...

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Barbie’s Malibu Dreamhouse for Sale

In a sign that the housing market has improved, Barbie has put her iconic Malibu Dreamhouse up for sale as she embarks on a worldwide tour to find the ultimate new digs. Listed exclusively through celebrity real estate agent...

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Angry Birds Invade Kennedy Space Center

The Angry Birds have been to space in Rovio's Angry Birds Space and Angry Birds Star Wars, so I guess it makes sense that they now have an interactive exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center...doesn't it? The Kennedy Space Center...

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Moving Tips With Special Needs Kids

We  recently moved, and I was quite nervous to go through the process with an autistic child. Routine, structure, repetition are all things he craves. Change is something he avoids so change is something I try to avoid. I...

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Visiting Santa with a Special Needs Kid

Visiting Santa in a busy mall with waits of an hour and music blasting, only to have the kids climb up on the same lap hundreds, if not thousands, kids have already sat on that week can be stressful....

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Special Needs Water Fun

The end of summer is upon us but the temperatures are still warm. Water toys are a great way to get some sensory play in while still having fun and cooling down. The next three toys are great for...

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Time to Play Special Needs Back to School

Going to school is a big transition for any child. Throw in special needs concerns, and you potentially have a whole new set of struggles. My son is 4 this year, and as of now, he will be going...

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The End of Civilization—No Really, I Mean it This Time

My good friend Lenore Skenazy over at Free Range Kids tipped me off to a story in the New York Times about an alarming new product—food pouches for kids. The basic idea seems to be that when the young...

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