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Jennifer Berger runs the Kids section on exploreLI.com, covering all things kids and parenting on Long Island including news, trends, family-friendly events, product and book reviews, reader highlights and more. She lives in Oceanside with her husband, Jason, and their young children, Maggie and Benjamin.
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From pets and leprechauns to family-friendly performances and more, you can find plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
Pet Care Day at the Long Island Science Center (11 W. Main St., Riverhead). Learn about our furry friends and meet adoptable animals from the...Read more »
Carrie Berk is not your typical tween. By the age of 11, she was a children's book author and a cupcake blogger with 90,000 Facebook followers. Now, she's opening an Off-Broadway musical called "Peace, Love & Cupcakes."
The cupcake connoisseur cooked up the idea for "The Cupcake Club" book series in second grade when she asked her mom, Sheryl Berk, bestselling co-author of "Soul Surfer,"...Read more »
Need weekend plans or something to do with the kids during the week? There are a ton of free children's events at local libraries, but we also found free and cheap things to do elsewhere this month. Whether you have one, two, three or more kids in tow, here's a roundup of fun, budget-friendly events in March.
Nature Tales at Seatuck Environmental Association (550 South Bay Ave.,...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a festive St. Patrick's Day treat. I found the recipe on Spoonful.com, a website that's filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
Ingredients- Cupcake batter (your choice)- Cupcake tins and liners- Aluminum foil- White frosting-...Read more »
Animal prints, lace and girlie tulle ruffles can only mean one thing: Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian are launching their new collection for baby girls sold exclusively at Babies R Us stores nationwide and at babiesrus.com/kkids.
The Kardashian Kids line, in collaboration with Jupi Corp., will debut designs for girls up to 24 months on March 15. Along with the Kardashians' signature animal...Read more »
Get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with this easy DIY clay pot leprechaun from Disney's Spoonful.com, a website that's filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
Clay Pot Leprechaun
What you'll need:- 2½-inch clay pot- 1½-inch wooden ball with a flat bottom- Green fabric (cotton T-shirt is ideal), 9 by 9 inches, cut into three equal strips- Green,...Read more »
You've heard of distracted driving, and smartphones now may be to blame for distracted parenting, a new study says.
Researchers from Boston Medical Center followed random families in 15 local fast food restaurants and observed the interactions between family members, noting in particular the reactions children had when a parent swiped through their smartphones.
The study, published in...Read more »
Parents and kids may be singing the Oscar-winning song "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen," but one dad has had enough.
To prove his point, Joshua Elson, a self-proclaimed "Frozen" fan, decided to recreate the lyrics with friends after hearing his wife and kids sing the hit song "mornings, nights and in between." The video, posted to YouTube by Scott S. Kramer, received almost 80,000...Read more »
Although the weather outside is still frightful, it doesn't mean we can't start planning for the spring season. And there's no better way to get into the spirit than with the flower and garden shows on Long Island that kick off this weekend.
The good news is, while you're checking out the flowers and collecting gardening tips, your kids will have a blast with all of the family-friendly activities....Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus to scavenger hunts and crafts, you can find plenty of activities happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center (350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank) Families...Read more »