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    Ms. Frizzle returns! Scholastic revamps The Magic School Bus

    Fri Apr 18

    Photograph: Scholastic Media

    Scholastic announces big plans to develop The Magic School Bus 360°, a new spin on the popular book-based television show Seatbelts everyone! Buckle up for the Scholastic reboot of the classic '90s television series The Magic School Bus. Netflix is further contributing to its development of original shows for kids by teaming up with Scholastic for the launch of The Magic School Bus 360°, a modern version of the original. Though we assume you're already in the know, The Magic School Bus was a popular kids' television show that encouraged children's interest in science. It debuted on PBS in 1994 and was based on a book series by the same name. On the show, a class of kids went on adventurous field trips that emphasized scientific exploration with their teacher, Ms. Frizzle. According to The New York Times, original episodes of the cartoon are still ever-popular on Netflix, and Ted Sarandos, the company’s chief content officer, told the Times that The Magic School Bus is its...

    NYHS presents "Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans"

    Mon Apr 14

    Madeline at the Paris Flower Market © 1955 by Ludwig Bemelmans. Oil, 34 1/2 x 45 1/8 inches. Collection of Barbara Bemelmans

    Madeline at the Paris Flower Market © 1955 by Ludwig Bemelmans. Oil, 34 1/2 x 45 1/8 inches. Collection of Barbara Bemelmans courtesy New-York Historical Society

    Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the beloved kids' classic, Madeline, through art, memorabilia and tea at NYHS this summer In honor of the 75th anniversary of the iconic children's tale Madeline, the New-York Historical Society will host an exhibition celebrating the spirited Parisian girl and her creator, Ludwig Bemelmans. "Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans," the first exhibition of the author and illustrator's work in over half a century, will run from July 4 to October 13, allowing families to revisit the jeune fille's adventures at boarding school and beyond. RECOMMENDED: Spring break events, mini-camps and day tripsBemelmans’ creation of Madeline began right here in New York City, making the Historical Society the perfect place to honor his work. In addition to scenes and snippets of Madeline’s adventures to the zoo, the flower market and picturesque parks with the Arc de Triomphe lingering in the background, the exhibit will include over 90 works from...

    Spring Kids Fest returns to Madison Square Park next month!

    Mon Apr 14

    Spring Kids Fest at Madison Square Park

    Spring Kids Fest at Madison Square Park Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson

    Time Out Kids and the Madison Square Park Conservancy present Spring Kids Fest on May 17—a full day of (free!) family-friendly art, games, performances and more What better time to be a kid than in the spring! The temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and soon, Time Out Kids—in partnership with the Madison Square Park Conservancy—will descend upon Madison Square Park with food, performances, arts and crafts, games and more for the 2014 Spring Kids Fest. Round up the crew and head to the bash on Saturday, May 17 from 10:30am–1:30pm for a day of free outdoor fun featuring family-friendly vendors, performers, museums and more. RECOMMENDED: 50 family-friendly spring happenings Live performances will be held throughout the day for your kids to watch and wiggle along to, starting with a Songs for Seeds concert at 10:30am, 11:30am, and 12:30pm on the north end of the park. The main stage will feature Story Pirates at noon for an improv extravaganza and an interactive show from...

    Are your babies sleeping safely?

    Sun Apr 13

    Wondering if your kids are sleeping in the best possible environment? Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to teach NYC parents the safest way to put babies down for bed Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio brought attention to his new Safe Sleep campaign for New York parents. Any moms and dads, especially brand new ones, understand the dilemma of putting their kids down to sleep...and we don't just mean the endless bedtime stories, cuddles and songs that get them dozing. Sleep-related injury in infants is a reality, and the mayor's campaign aims to reduce risk to little ones.  De Blasio tells the New York Daily News, "Our Safe Sleep campaign will spread the word among parents and caregivers. Starting today, we are putting up ads, reaching out directly to New Yorkers and stepping up efforts to inform families about this risk. City-run health clinics and hospitals will also do even more to educate new and expecting parents about safe sleeping." The campaign sums up risk-free sleeping in four words:...

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