Long Island Parent Talk
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BloggersJennifer Berger Valerie Kellogg Beth Whitehouse Leema Thomas Patrick Whittle Shameka Dudley
Step aside Elmo and Abby Cadabby, there's a new Muppet on "Sesame Street." Alex, the first Muppet to have a dad in jail, was created by Sesame Workshop to help children ages 3-8 to cope when a parent is incarcerated.
The new "Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration" campaign was launched due to the increasing need for resources and support for children dealing with...Read more »
The product tie-ins seem to be coming out earlier and earlier — this time, it’s the Monsters University Storybook Deluxe!, a new app for the Disney prequel “Monsters University” animated film due out June 21. This one is sweet, almost comforting, and got a big wide smile out of my son as soon as he turned it on at his usually grouchy hour — 7 a.m. Over Cheerios and an apple, Harrison had to create...Read more »
Broadway actors from “Matilda The Musical” are set to visit Southdown Primary School in Huntington on Tuesday, performing songs such as “Telly” and “Naughty” and participating in a Q&A with students. The kindergarten through fourth grade students will also get a chance to sing a portion of the song “Loud” and learn some choreography.
Southdown was the grand prize winner of WSHU Public...Read more »
Kidz Entertainment, a Long Island-based toy company, is donating educational products to assist Long Beach children during the continuing superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.
At 10 a.m. today, the founder of Kidz Entertainment, Diane Baumann of Baldwin, will be holding a special donation and reading for Long Beach students from West School Elementary at Lindell Elementary School (601 Lindell...Read more »
Happy Father's Day to all the Long Island dads and grandfathers! While you're spending quality time with all the dads, it's also a time to reflect on the role and impact he's had in your life.
According to LinkedIn Influencers, some of the top leaders in business often reference their fathers as role models. Here, influential, notable people such as Martha Stewart and Deepak Chopra share advice...Read more »
In honor of Father’s Day, CelebrityBabyScoop.com looked at some of Hollywood’s leading dads, including Perez Hilton, Freddie Prinze Jr., Nick Lachey, Bill Rancic and Richie Sambora, who shared their joys of fatherhood and their cherished family memories.
Richie Sambora Rockstar papa Richie Sambora, 53, and his ex-wife, actress Heather Locklear, are parents of 15-year-old...Read more »
Bring the kids and check out the new Bricks 4 Kids Creativity Center in Syosset during the LEGO play center’s free grand opening open house from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at 49 Ira Rd.
The celebration includes free play building, LEGO car racing, LEGO spin art, face painting and refreshments at the WBLI Street Team from noon to 2.
The new center will offer after school programs, summer...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From a strawberry festival to Father's Day events, family Bingo and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for fun family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Choose Your Own Adventure at Old Westbury Gardens (71 Old Westbury Rd., Old Westbury). Receive a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book at the green ticket booth...Read more »
If you're looking for a creative Father's Day gift for Dad, or if your kids want to create something together with him, you may want to check out the new book "Made by Dad: 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff," by Scott Bedford (Workman; $18.95). Here's an easy dice game that's fun for the whole family.
Rocks, Paper, Scissors Dice
What you'll need: - Colored lightweight cardstock...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a healthy after-school snack or a dinner side dish. I found the recipe in a new section of the iCookbook 3.1 app called "Sesame Street Silly Snacks Collection," which features 20 kid-friendly snack ideas from Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and more. Each recipe includes parent tips,...Read more »