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NYE Parties, Galas and Deals in Jersey City

           NYE Parties, Galas and Deals in Jersey City 

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Added by JCFamilies on December 18, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Big Apple Circus – High-Flying Fun For The Whole Family

Big Apple Circus – High-Flying Fun For The Whole Family

I haven’t been to the circus since I was a little girl, but last Sunday, some friends and I

took our children to see Big Apple Circus’ new show Metamorphosis at Lincoln

Center in Manhattan. The kids are 2, 5 and 7 years old and I…

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Added by JCFamilies on December 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

10 Gift Ideas for Children 4-9 That Encourage Language Acquisition

 

Happy Hump Day! The week is halfway over, but this also means we’re getting closer to the holidays. Here are few gift suggestions for kids 4-9 that will enhance language and be fun in the process!

 

 

 1.    Melissa and Doug Flip to Win Memory…

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Added by Briana Evans on December 9, 2014 at 11:49pm — No Comments

The Extraordinary Artwork of Judith Scott

I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Brooklyn Museum's exhibit for Judith Scott yesterday. Prior to December 6, I had no idea who she was or what she did. However on my journey to a story time for my children at the Brooklyn Museum I was able to walk through this exquisite exhibit for Ms. Scott.…

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Added by Nashima Harvey on December 7, 2014 at 8:13pm — No Comments

A Journey Through Aunt Helen's Closet, First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

 

Last night, my family and I took a trip out to the Brooklyn Museum for First Saturdays where admission is free and patrons are exposed to “engaging free art and entertainment” as the Museum mentions on their fliers. Each month they provide a story time…

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Added by Nashima Harvey on December 7, 2014 at 7:50pm — No Comments

IT'S SIMPLY BLACK and WHITE

About last night… My two year old daughter and I had a chance to visit the opening of the “in BLACK and WHITE” Exhibit at the Union City Museum of Art at the William V. Musto Cultural Center.

It was a great opportunity to go out on a rainy Friday night, wearing…

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Added by Nashima Harvey on December 6, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Events In And Around Jersey City

 

It's holiday time again! There are so many fun things to do with your family in your area. This is a great time of the year to get out there and have some holiday fun! Here are some ideas in Jersey City, NYC and the surrounding areas, by order of date.…

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Added by Kristen Haas on December 4, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Holidays and Gift Giving - Choosing the Right Toys with the Right Values

With the holiday season approaching it’s time to start shopping for the little ones. However, before you rush out to grab the last Elsa doll off the shelf, here are some things to consider.

There are many guidelines out there about choosing the “right toy”. It should be safe and durable, open ended and challenging, multipurpose and ageless. The reason these guidelines are so important is because simple toys that can be used creatively in multiple ways help increase a child’s focus…

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Added by Sara Zaidi on December 2, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

10 Gift Ideas for Children 0-3 That Encourage Language Acquisition

I just woke up from my Thanksgiving food coma, only to realize that gift giving season is here (thank you nonstop target and Kmart commercials), so for the next three blog posts I’ll be recommending toys for kids that encourage language use and are fun too! Each week I will focus on a new age…

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Added by Briana Evans on December 2, 2014 at 9:29am — No Comments

Dentist Directory For Adults & Kids

Jersey City Pediatric Dentistry…

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Added by JCFamilies on December 1, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Super Easy Snowmen | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

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Happy December! Moms, here’s an arts & crafts project children of any age can enjoy! Display these snowmen around the house this month, or use them as adorable gift tags. Either way, they’ll be a hit and add something extra cute to your holiday decor.

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Added by Ashley Lucas on December 1, 2014 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

JCFamilies HOT SHOPS / Membership Discounts 2014-15

JCFamilies Hot Shops are businesses in the Jersey City area where JCFamilies' members can get deals and discounts. Only JCFamilies members can access these deals!



To 
get your JCF Hot Shop Deal just print and bring a copy of your JCFamilies Profile page with your photo on…

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Added by JCFamilies on November 25, 2014 at 1:36pm — No Comments

5 comments family members make about your child’s language, and how to respond

Thanksgiving is coming up and that usually means your family is coming to town. For many people, this is a joyous occasion, for some of us, it means we have to brace ourselves for unsolicited advice and opinions. The most important thing to remember is…

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Added by Briana Evans on November 24, 2014 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Recipes To Make Your Life Easier

Thanksgiving can be a high-pressure holiday. There are so many things to consider. The turkey needs to be perfect. Which wine goes best with each food? There are so many side dishes to consider. And don’t even get me started on desserts. And what about the kids?! Here are some ideas to save you time and help you ease in to the Thanksgiving Day groove.

Easy side dishes:…

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Added by Kristen Haas on November 19, 2014 at 3:18pm — No Comments

"But I HATE Reading!": 9 activities to Strengthen Emergent Reading Skills In a Not So Boring Way

For some kids, reading sucks. It’s difficult and boring and it never goes away. What I’ve noticed over the years is that very few children actually hate reading. Most of them just feel a lot of pressure to read at a certain level. Children as young as 2 can feel this kind of pressure…

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Added by Briana Evans on November 17, 2014 at 8:41pm — No Comments

OPEN HOUSE : School / Day Care on Saturday 11/15

Open House : The Brunswick School (New Preschool) In Jersey City

Time: November 15, 2014 from 10 am to 11 am…

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Added by JCFamilies on November 14, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

No More iPad Guilt: 9 Speech Pathologist Recommended Guilt Free Apps for Kids

The kind of pressure parents are under to create this completely organic, non-technological, enriching environment all the time for their kids is insane. We are human, and it’s ok for our kids, and other parents, to see us as such. As humans, we need a break. At least once a day, realistically, multiple times a day. When you need that break, you may hand your child an iPad. This is fine, you shouldn’t feel guilty, or be made to feel guilty by anyone. You need a break before you have a…

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Added by Briana Evans on November 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Exploring your Local Neighborhood this Fall

Autumn is a great time to spend exploring your local community and the surrounding communities. My family and I love going to NYC and visiting the museums, libraries, shows and all that NYC has to offer. 

However, sometimes avoiding the $13 toll and staying local may be an awesome option…

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Added by Nashima Harvey on November 7, 2014 at 10:15pm — No Comments

Big Apple Circus – High-Flying Fun For The Whole Family

I haven’t been to the circus since I was a little girl, but last Sunday, some friends and I took our children to see The Big Apple Circus show Metamorphosis at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. The kids are 2, 5 and 7 years old and I wasn’t sure how my little one would be able to sit still for the 1hr and 50min…

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Added by Maria Collin Goodman on November 6, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

How to Jump-Start Your Job Search

Let’s face it: searching and applying for new jobs is never easy. Between figuring out your next career move, applying to different positions, and waiting for someone to respond, the process feels like a full-time job all on its own.

 

So what can you do to improve your chances of landing an…

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Added by Lidia Arshavsky on November 4, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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