Kids Night on Broadway
Fri Nov 2
The premise of Kids Night on Broadway is simple and awesome: Parents buy themselves a full-price ticket and their kids goes for free. Yes, that’s right, free. A number of restaurants throughout the city also offer free or deeply discounted meals for kids, and parents can get parking at reduced rates. Plus, everyone can enjoy special pre-theatre parties, during which show-goers can meet their favorite actors. This year’s KNOB will take place Tuesday Feb 5 and 12 and Wednesday Feb 6 and 13. Tickets go on sale Sunday, Nov 4 at noon. You can purchase them one of three ways: in person, at the show’s box office, online at broadwayoffers.com or by phone at 212-239-6200. For more information and a list of participating shows and restaurants, visit kidsnightonbroadway.com. Related Links: Arts & Culture Lady in the Water
Fri Nov 2
Join Realbirth this weekend as they celebrate the grand opening of their new Midtown West location. Revelers can take part in free Baby & Me classes all day, plus sling and carrier demonstrations, face painting, balloon twisting, drinks, snacks and more. See schedule of classes below. All ages. 10:00-10:20: Creative Play 8-30 mos 10:30-10:50: Urban Naturalist Playgroup 18-36 mos 11:00-11:20: En Espanol walking-36 mos12:30pm: Baby Legs Fall Fashion Show 1:30-1:50: En Espanol Crawling 2:00-3:00: Sling & Carrier Demonstrations 3:00-3:20: Infant Massage 3:30-3:50: Baby Sign LanguageSat 3 10am-5pm. Realbirth, 715 9th Ave between 48th and 49th Sts (212-367-9006, realbirth.org). Subway: C, E to 50th St. FREE.
The Scariest Kids Movie Ever. Ever.
Wed Oct 31
Think any G-rated movie is okay for your kids? Think again. In honor of Halloween, Time magazine put together a fun slide show of the top 25 horror movies of all time. Of course, the likes of The Exorcist, Alien and Jaws showed up, but one classic Disney film also made the list: Bambi. Yes, I'll admit that Bambi might not be 100-percent kid-friendly (hello, Bambi's mom dies), but I'm not sure it packs the same nightmare-inducing punch as, say, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Still, to get the real deal on Bambi, we went to an expert. Keep reading to find out what Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health at NY Presbyterian Hospital, Greg Dillon, had to say. "[It's] No surprise and very insightful that Time named Bambi among the top 25 horror films. What makes horror truly terrifying is not simply fear, which is objective (i.e, be afraid of a knife-wielding criminal), but anxiety—the object of which is unknown and less rational (i.e, What happened to...
Mon Oct 29
Could the sugar high be just a myth? Many parents are likely to disagree, but we still recommend taking a look at today’s Los Angeles Times. In lieu of Halloween, it has included a lengthy roundup of the various studies that have sought to prove the existence of sugar-induced hyperactivity. As much as candy-hysteria seems to be a real phenomenon (not to mention a reason to limit a kid’s access to the candy stash), most studies found no significant evidence. A 1994 study in The New England Journal of Medicine found no difference in hyperness between kids who were given a high-sugar diet and kids who were given Aspartame (the active ingredient in Nutrasweet and Equal) instead. A 12-study review in 1996’s Critical Reviews in Food Science found no negative effects of sugar on the behavior of normal children. A 2006 study in Human Psychopharmacology that gave healthy adults either a sugar-laden energy drink or sugar-free drink found that more sugar didn’t result in a peak of...
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