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16 Things to Do at the YMCA in 2016

Youth Development is the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical processes that all youth uniquely experience from birth to career. The Y knows that a successful development process fulfills children and teens' innate need to be loved, spiritually grounded, educated, competent, and ...

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Mayor Landrieu, Greater New Orleans Foundation Donate $40,000

Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will donate $40,000 in grants through the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund to four community organizations that are helping those affected ...

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Swim Lessons at the YMCA

Swim Lessons at the YMCA

The Y Swim Lesson Program is a nationally recognized program with a history of success. We are professional, safe, and incorporate character development (honesty, respect, caring, and responsibility) into every swim lesson. While our immediate goal for each level is ...

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Le Jouet Toy Store

Le Jouet Toy Store

Here at New Orleans Macaroni Kid - we love the great family owned specialty toy store Le Jouet. Started in 1968, Le Jouet has stocked it's shelves with all the coolest toys, books, and games for all ages. Want to ...

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Studio KIDS! at NOMA - Art Classes in New Orleans

Studio KIDS! at NOMA - Art Classes in New Orleans

Aspiring artists, get ready to sharpen your creative skills! This Fall, students ages 5 - 10 will explore different art-making tools and techniques. In each Saturday class, Studio KIDS! explores art made by diverse cultures as inspiration for art projects. ...

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22 Resources for New Parents in the Greater New Orleans Area

22 Resources for New Parents in the Greater New Orleans Area

When my first son was six weeks old, we started attending the free Tuesday morning Snuggles and Struggles group at the Parenting Center...religiously. For me, it was a reason to get dressed and out of the house with my infant, ...

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10 Great Non-Toy Birthday Gift Ideas

10 Great Non-Toy Birthday Gift Ideas

1. Memberships -; An individual or family membership to a local organization makes a great gift that keeps giving! There are so many choices that can be tailored to a child's or family's interest. Some great choices are the local ...

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Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo

Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo

In 2016 the Audubon Zoo is connecting your family to nature in even more ways by offering family-centered nature-based play with their all new FREE Family Nature Club at Audubon Zoo and Audubon Park. What is Family Nature Club? This ...

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Introducing the Macaroni Kid App - Macaroni Today

Introducing the Macaroni Kid App - Macaroni Today

Exciting news ya'll!Macaroni Kid is thrilled to announce that the latest advance in family fun-finding technology has arrived with the launch of the Macaroni Kid app: Macaroni Today! The Macaroni Kid app is an amazing (and free!) tool to help ...

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Free Immunizations by the Greater New Orleans Immunization Network

The Greater New Orleans Immunization Network (GNOIN) was created in April 1998 when Christian Health Ministries partnered with several area hospitals to implement an immunization program for the children of Metropolitan New Orleans. The program focused on increasing the immunization ...

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Reading Aloud to Your Kids Can Equal Success

Reading Aloud to Your Kids Can Equal Success

If you were told there was one simple thing you could do for your child that has been scientifically demonstrated to lead to greater success in school, wouldn't you be dying to know what it is? It turns out that ...

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Get Creative at NOMA in 2016

Get Creative at NOMA in 2016

The New Orleans Museum of Art offers variety of ways for families to experience art together! Baby Arts Play! at NOMA | Tuesdays at 10:30 am, beginning January 5 through March 29 Instill a love of art at a young ...

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Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Seven Tips for a Successful Visit to an Art Museum with Kids

Most parents are a bit skeptical of the idea of taking toddlers, preschoolers or younger school age children to an art museum. Why would anyone take young kids there? Lots of reasons! Exposing them to art early can instill a ...

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Critter Cinema at the Louisiana SPCA

Critter Cinema at the Louisiana SPCA

Critter Cinema at the LA/SPCA is great fun for animal-loving, pizza-eating, movie-watching kids! What better way to end the school week than getting cozy with kitties and canines, enjoying great G-rated critter movies, making friends with other young animal lovers, ...

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Parents of Children Ages 3 - 6 year old

Parents of Children Ages 3 - 6 year old

Researchers at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans & Children's Hospital are seeking participants for an MRI research study to help us learn about the brain bases of language and motor system interactions. We are looking for: ...

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West Bank of New Orleans Stay-at-Home Moms Playgroup

West Bank of New Orleans Stay-at-Home Moms Playgroup

Do you ever feel like you are the only mom staying home during the day? Joining a playgroup is a great way to make new friends for you and your little ones. These are just some of the things that ...

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Everyone Loves a Good Story

Everyone Loves a Good Story

Public library storytimes welcome young children up to 5 years of age with their parent/caregiver. You may want to check one of these websites for a specific branch you'd like to visit. For storytimes and activities, go to www.nutrias.org or ...

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Infant & Toddler Development Project

Infant & Toddler Development Project

Congratulations on your infant! The Infant & Toddler Development Project, under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Lockman, is currently conducting several research projects with children ages 1 month to 2 years with respect to how children play with objects and ...

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Fussy Baby Network New Orleans & Gulf Coast

Fussy Baby Network New Orleans & Gulf Coast

Got a fussy baby?There is no quick fix-but there is help. Call the Fussy Baby Network® New Orleans & Gulf Coast, a program for parents who have concerns about their baby's fussiness during the first year of life. Services are ...

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Find Your Family Fun in New Orleans with Macaroni Kid

Find Your Family Fun in New Orleans with Macaroni Kid

If you want to stay in the know about all the kid and family friendly events happening around town for your kids,I invite you to sign up to for our weekly e-newsletter. Here are the benefits for you:1) It's free!2) ...

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Wing Watchers Club - Birdwatching!

Wing Watchers Club - Birdwatching!

The National Park Service, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and the Orleans Audubon Society has teamed up with NORDC to offer The Wing Watchers Club—a group designed for kids in grades 5 - 8 to meet for games, ...

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