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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.
You may have noticed this blog hasn't been updated in a while. That's because we're moving things around bit here at Newsday.com and ExploreLI.com.
The news and updates you're looking for will still be posted, you'll just find them all in one place from now on, at exploreli.com/parenttalk. All the great kids and parenting content will still appear daily, nothing else has changed. We're just...Read more »
Kidville, a popular destination for children's classes, athletics and more, recently opened in Wantagh.
The new Kidville Wantagh is located in the Willow Wood Shopping Center at 1183 Wantagh Ave. The first Kidville on Long Island opened last year in Roslyn Heights.
The new 4,000-square-foot Kidville features three classrooms, an indoor play space and a retail boutique. Developmental...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From "Sesame Street Live" to fall festivals, crafts and more, there is plenty happening on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities during the weekend:
Greek Festival on the Harbor at North Hempstead Beach Park (West Shore Road, Port Washington). You'll find games, rides, Greek food, music, dancing and more...Read more »
If there are museums your family hasn't ventured to on Long Island, Saturday is the day to do it.
For one day only, in honor of Museum Day Live hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, 15 museums in Nassau and Suffolk counties are offering free general admission for one person, plus a guest this Saturday.
Tickets must be ordered at smithsonianmag.com/museumday, and it's one ticket per household,...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a delicious dessert. I found the recipe in “The Big Book of Bread” by Betty Crocker (Betty Crocker; $19.99).
Applesauce Doughnuts(Makes 18 doughnuts)
Ingredients— 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour— 1 cup applesauce— 3/4 cup sugar— 2 tablespoons shortening— 3 teaspoons baking powder— 1...Read more »
UMIGO, a free online world that helps early elementary-age kids discover the fundamentals of math, will be at Middle Country Library on Saturday.
The National You Make It Go Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Centerearch building where kids will be able to connect to UMIGO, an other fans, in their own communities. The interactive day will mirror the UMIGO.com online community as...Read more »