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    New on DVD: The Game Plan

    Tue Jan 22

    Looking for a flick both you and your kids can snuggle up to? Try The Game Plan (starring The Rock), which was released on DVD today. But don't take our word for it. Check out one youngster's opinion from Kid Picks. She tells you what ages will like the film best and what she thinks of the actors.     For more movie reviews from kid critics, visit kidpicksonline.com. Find out more about Kid Picks and why we're so obsessed with the site.

    Movie Review: The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie

    Mon Jan 21

    How did the new VeggieTales movie fare with kid audiences? Find out what youngsters had to say about The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything in this new review from our friends at Kid Picks.     Plus, go to kidpicksonline.com for more reviews from kid critics.

    Design your own robot!

    Wed Jan 16

    We love events that kill two birds with one stone--especially when one of those events is shopping. This Friday, the ultra-hip Tribeca children's boutique Babesta is giving you the opportunity to shop while they entertain your kids. While you're checking out the store's wide array of political tees for tots and modern kids' furniture, your little one can design his own Kid Robot Munny from 6:30-8pm. The vinyl "dolls" are designed to be colored, painted, posed and played with. The event, best for ages 4-8, is part of a series from Art Ratz, an organization that offers monthly classes devoted to texture and creativity for kids. In this class, kids will work with New York graffiti artist Sir Hayes. At $35, the class isn't cheap, but the robot, supplies and snacks are included. Besides, with cab fare and all, it's not like you'd pay a babysitter a whole lot less for an hour-plus of (relatively) uninterrupted shop-till-you-drop bliss. For more information and to register,...

    Parenting classes taught in schools

    Tue Jan 15

    Jaime Lynn Spears isn't the only kid getting knocked up these days. According to The National Center for Health Statistics, 414,593 babies were born to females between the ages of 15 and 19 in 2005. The number of babies born to teens increased 3% -- to 41.9 births per 1,000 girls -- between 2005 and 2006, according to USA Today. In Texas, school officials aren't trying to combat the problem by teaching abstinence only--or even safe sex education. Nope, as reported by the Houston Chronicle, if a plan passes this week, Texas health teachers will be required to add parenting lessons and paternity awareness to their curricula by next school year. Courses would focus on relationships, money management, domestic violence, marriage preparation and paternity laws. Although the proposed lessons are mainly targeted toward high schoolers, one Texas teacher thinks the new curriculum could be beneficial to middle schoolers, too. Jean Smith, who oversees the teen parenting program...

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