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In the spirit of Halloween, “Reminisce” magazine has compiled seven nostalgic vintage candy ads from the 1950s, for the little kid still in even the most mature of grown ups.
They include a Saturday Evening Post ad for Life Savers from 1950, when the candy was 5 cents; a 1952 advertisement for 10-cent toasted almond Mars bars, touting them as “The Candy Bar that’s Like a Chocolate Nut Sundae!”...Read more »
Have you ever wished you could get expert parenting advice without leaving your couch? Thanks to a new service created by and for moms, parents can trade flipping through parenting books for video chatting with experts in real time. MommyCoach is a new service that matches moms with a wide variety of parenting and lifestyle pros. These experts, most of whom are mothers themselves, are ready to answer...Read more »
Trick-or-treating is a time-honored tradition that thousands of young children look forward to every year, but it leaves many parents worried. Forget the calorie-laden loot bag or potential for cavities from all the candy. Most parents are concerned about their children's safety as they're wandering around the neighborhood. So before your kids head out on their Halloween adventure, take some time...Read more »
Get into the spirit of Halloween with this autumn-inspired craft from Spoonful.com, a website from Disney that is filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.
Jar-o'-lantern Candle Holders
What you'll need - masking tape - clean, dry jar - paintbrush - orange acrylic paint - battery-operated tea light
How to make it
1. Cut masking tape into...Read more »
Curious George and the man with the yellow hat have had countless exciting adventures, but this year the pair will embark on their first ever Halloween escapade with PBS’ new TV special, “Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest.”
In the popular series’ debut Halloween episode, George tries to solve the mystery of No Noggin, a ghost that appears each year to kick the hats off of unsuspecting trick-or-treaters....Read more »
Halloween is just around the corner, which means ghosts, ghouls and vampires soon may be populating your sidewalk. While you may understand that it’s just your neighbors in costume, youngsters may actually be frightened by these pretend monsters.
"Preschool children and those in early elementary school often have a difficult time with Halloween," says Theresa Kruczek, a counselor...Read more »
Looking for things to do with the kids this weekend? From Halloween plays and not-so-spooky walks, to Lego building and more, there's much to do on Long Island. Here are my top five picks for family-friendly activities this weekend:
1. Not So Scary Adventure for Kids at Gateway Playhouse (215 South Country Rd, Bellport) on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Kids can...Read more »
Halloween can be lots of fun for little ones, but with this spooky holiday also comes the opportunity to encounter some potentially dangerous situations. The Dix Hills Fire Department shared these simple tips for making sure your family has a safe and sweet trick-or-treat: 1. Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible. 2. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk...Read more »
In my ongoing quest to find tasty, kid-friendly food appropriate for the whole family, this week I chose a fresh take on traditional tacos. I found the recipe in "The Big Book of Pies & Tarts," by Betty Crocker (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; $19.99).
Muffin Tin Taco Pies (Makes 6 servings, 2 pies each)
Ingredients for crust - 1 box refrigerated pie crusts, such as Pillsbury,...Read more »
It seems like kids are becoming more addicted to technology each day, and it turns out; they’re not the only ones. A new report from BabyCenter.com recently revealed that moms are more attached to technology than ever with over 90 percent admitting to checking mobile devices like smartphones and tablets during daily activities such as shopping, watching TV and cooking. Eighty percent even confessed...Read more »