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Did you know @audible is making kids books available for free while they are stuck at home?
03/25/2020
MetroKids

Did you know @audible is making kids books available for free while they are stuck at home?

15 things your kids can do online today that aren't a complete waste of time.

This can be a frightening and disorienting time. Here are ways to calm your child. And yourself
03/24/2020
How to Help Your Child With Special Needs

This can be a frightening and disorienting time. Here are ways to calm your child. And yourself

Here are ways to comfort and entertain children with special needs during what can be a frightening time.

There is something for almost every interest
03/23/2020
MetroKids

There is something for almost every interest

Drawing lessons, kids' authors reading books, art classes you name it, somebody is probably offering it online right now. We've collected a bunch of them.

Have a kid who loves animals?
03/20/2020
MetroKids

Have a kid who loves animals?

Join Philadelphia Zoo live at 2pm today
Or check out Elmwood Park Zoo's live giraffe cam anytime

Parents of children with special needs will want to pay attention to this.
03/19/2020
MetroKids

Parents of children with special needs will want to pay attention to this.

It's all or nothing, some schools say: Until every child can attend cyber classes, they can't offer them to anybody.

Philadelphia schools have apparently decided that it can't offer remote instruction since it can't make it available for...
03/18/2020
Philly schools forbid ‘remote instruction’ during shutdown for equity concerns

Philadelphia schools have apparently decided that it can't offer remote instruction since it can't make it available for all students, including those with disabilities. Not sure what other districts are doing. What have you seen?

Because the district cannot ensure equal access to technology among students, it’s barring individual schools from providing any virtual instruction.

Includes information about students with special needs
03/17/2020
MetroKids

Includes information about students with special needs

Will schools have to make up missed days? Do you think they should have classes in the summer?

Let us know what we can add
03/16/2020
MetroKids

Let us know what we can add

We've compiled all of our coverage - updates, advice, cancellations, how to cope - in one place. Let us know in the comments what else would help you.

MetroKids
03/13/2020
MetroKids

MetroKids

Gov. Wolf announced the closures this afternoon.

03/13/2020
ChristianaCare

If you are near Wilmington AND have symptoms.

ChristianaCare will offer public drive-through coronavirus testing at 601 S. Madison St., Wilmington, across from the IMAX theater, on Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event is for people who have symptoms consistent with the coronavirus, which include flu-like symptoms including fever, cough or shortness of breath. Testing is not recommended for people who have no symptoms. The tests will be provided at no charge. Test results will be available within two to five days.

This event is to protect the community, mitigate the spread of coronavirus, and reduce demands on emergency departments as Delaware experiences its first confirmed cases of coronavirus.

ChristianaCare would like to remind Delawareans that testing for coronavirus disease is not recommended for individuals who do not have any symptoms of illness. Individuals who have severe symptoms should call their doctor. #loveofhealth #netde

Lisa Lightner, of ADayInOurShoes.com -- IEP assistance, support, parenting & more, shows you what to do if the school wa...
03/11/2020
Field Trips for All Students

Lisa Lightner, of ADayInOurShoes.com -- IEP assistance, support, parenting & more, shows you what to do if the school wants to exclude your child from a field trip.

Students with special needs should be allowed on school field trips with the same accommodations given in the classroom, says Lisa Lightner.

Need a place to go where you can relax with the kids?
03/11/2020
MetroKids

Need a place to go where you can relax with the kids?

Kids home from school and looking for a fresh-air diversion? Check these spots out.

This weather has us thinking about egg hunts.
03/09/2020
MetroKids

This weather has us thinking about egg hunts.

Get ready for Easter! Here are the area’s top egg hunts, meals with the Easter Bunny, parades and more.

In the past, it's been in September.
03/04/2020
MetroKids

In the past, it's been in September.

April 4 is Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Get your free #MuseumDay tickets to nearly two dozen local museums.

MetroKids
03/02/2020
MetroKids

MetroKids

Coronavirus has been relatively rare and mild in children so far. The flu, however, has claimed the lives of 125 children in the U.S.

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02/29/2020

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Have a kid fascinated with calendars and dates?
02/27/2020
MetroKids

Have a kid fascinated with calendars and dates?

Saturday is Feb. 29th, so we made a quiz. 🤓

MetroKids
02/25/2020
MetroKids

MetroKids

Last year's measles outbreaks across the country led many camps to look at their policies.

Do you have a kid who hates to wear a coat?
02/20/2020
MetroKids

Do you have a kid who hates to wear a coat?

Moms are right! Going out without a jacket can make you sick. 🥶 > 🤧

MetroKids
02/18/2020
MetroKids

MetroKids

He is the first child to die from flu in Pennsylvania this year.

The Can-Do Playground, pictured below, is fully accessible for children with special needs.
02/17/2020
MetroKids

The Can-Do Playground, pictured below, is fully accessible for children with special needs.

Kids are off. Weather's nice. Playgrounds call.

Montgomery County Community College is sponsoring a conference in April for parents of high school students with autism ...
02/13/2020
How to Find a College for a Child With Autism

Montgomery County Community College is sponsoring a conference in April for parents of high school students with autism and other special needs. Representatives from Temple University, Ursinus College, and Gwynedd Mercy University will also be there. Details in the story below.

Students with autism can get admitted and succeed in college, especially since more schools have support programs to help them. We talk with representatives from several Philadelphia-area colleges to learn about the options.

Yippee!
02/12/2020
MetroKids

Yippee!

No more dragging the kids to the polls or waiting in lines (unless you want to).

Did you know there's a summer camp in the Poconos sponsored by The Stuttering Association for the Young?
02/07/2020
MetroKids

Did you know there's a summer camp in the Poconos sponsored by The Stuttering Association for the Young?

See the link where Joe Biden talks about his struggles with stuttering and gives advice to a 12-year-old boy with a stutter who came to see him campaign this week.

It is the first food-allergy pill. Maybe more to come?
02/04/2020
MetroKids

It is the first food-allergy pill. Maybe more to come?

It reduces the threat of a severe reaction, according to studies conducted at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and elsewhere.

MetroKids
01/31/2020

MetroKids

Really like coffee? Dunkin' is giving away a year's worth of java to the first 100 customers at its newly remodeled store at 1002 S. College Ave. in Newark, DE starting at 9am tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 1). Tell us if you snag one. https://www.facebook.com/DunkinNewarkDE331295/

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