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In the Magazine: August 2016

In the Magazine: August 2016


Check out our August 2016 issue, which includes a quiz on picking the best after-school activity for your child, everything you need to know about music lessons, and a look at how water parks train lifeguards. It also includes a three unique burger recipes, a mollusk wind chime craft, a guide to where to pick your own berries, and a look at the Prospect Park Zoo.

Feature Articles

Quiz: Choose the Best After-School Activity for Your Child

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A handy flowchart to help you pick extracurriculars

The Benefits of Playing a Musical Instrument

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Music instructors weigh in on what parents need to know before signing their kids up for music lessons, including renting vs. buying, how to choose what to play, and the benefits of private and group lessons.

Using the Olympics to Start Conversations with Your Kids

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How watching the summer 2016 Olympics with your kids can serve as a jumping off point for meaningful conversations.

Behind the Thrills: How Lifeguards Keep Kids Safe at Water Parks

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An in-depth look at how the dedicated and well-trained crew of lifeguards keep everyone safe at water parks.

Three New Takes on Burgers

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America's Test Kitchen shares recipes for revamped hamburgers, shrimp burgers, and portobello burgers.

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Fun and Activities

DIY: Mollusk Wind Chime



mollusk wind chime

On your next trip to the beach, collect shells to make this wind chime.

Prospect Park Zoo: Family Outing

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Prospect Park Zoo is home to a plethora of exotic animals and serves as an escape from the racing city life into the world of wildlife for families in Brooklyn.

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in August by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

Where to Guide: Pick Your Own Berries

girl eating berries

Find u-pick farms and orchards near NYC that offer pick-your-own berries, including strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and more in the summer and fall.

Connections

Quoatables

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We've browsed the Internet, read the books, and checked our Twitter and Instagram feeds for the best quotes, tweets, and images from parents about raising kids.

Advancing Your Career Through Parenthood with Allyson Downey

allyson downey

Allyson Downey, co-founder of weeSpring, shares her advice for advancing your career while raising children.

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