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About Families Berks April 2009

About Families Berks April 2009

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Published by Angie DeAngelo
About Families is a publication devoted to families in Berks and Lebanon Counties serving as a comprehensive, central resource with information about local cultural and educational issues, classes and activities, entertainment and community resources.
About Families is a publication devoted to families in Berks and Lebanon Counties serving as a comprehensive, central resource with information about local cultural and educational issues, classes and activities, entertainment and community resources.

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about families April 2009
 
Your Teen’s Quest for
SOCIAL ACCEPTANCEFITTING IN
Planning Your Child’s
BIRTHDAY PARTYON A BUDGET
Teens and Sleep:
TURN OFF YOUR iPOD…
 
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COUNCIL
VERIFICATION
CIRCULATION
 Volume 13, No. 8 April 2009
FEATURESHOW TOREACH USCOLUMNSCULTUREVOICES
4
 Why Day Camp?
8
 What A Half-Million Teens Read Each Month
15
Cycle of Child Abuse
29
Fun Ways to Bond With Your Child
32
Is the Economy Triggering Potential Eating Disorders?
33
Prenatal Learning…When Does It Begin?
2
From the Editor’s Desk
12
Teacher of the Month
2
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Creative Crafts
28
Buy The Book
3
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Reel Life With Jane
32
 April It Figures
ON THE COVER
18
Fitting In: Your Teen’s Quest for Social Acceptance
19
Birthday Party on a Budget 
34
Teens and Sleep: Turn Off Your iPodand Go To Bed
DEPARTMENTS
6
 April Event Planning Guide
7
Party Directory
1
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Camp Directory
11
Health News: Kids ShouldKnow About Lyme Disease
1
3
 Virtuous Consumer
14
Classified Directory
16
Party Page
2
0
Recall Roll Call
25
Marketplace Directory
31
Recipe Page: Playing with Food
5
Dear Teacher
9
 Wesley Wonders:Books for Babies
12
The Tot-Secret to Hitting
28
Immunization Clinics
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About Families
bringing families together since 1995
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almost feel like breaking out in song. As Isit here writing this column, I am thinkingabout the weekend weather forecast, sunnyand 50s. That my friends, is a most hopeful sign of things to come…
Planning a Party?
If you are one of our many parent readers whois planning a party this year, you will be delightedwith this month’s edition. The editorial on plan-ning a child’s birthday party on a budget shouldprove most helpful in pointing to ways you cancut costs without cutting fun. Utilize the partyguide to locate those businesses who specialize inchildren’s parties. Many of them offer a variety of package prices to help you plan a party that fitsyour family’s budget.
Child Abuse Prevention
Have you ever considered how many timesparents are pushed to the point of nearly “losingit” with their children? Sadly, it happens morethan we know: Good families, next door neigh-bors, even friends from work or church, whosebehavior with their children turn them into peo-ple we would no longer recognize. Maybe it haseven happened to you. In order to bring aware-ness to this problem, and hopefully to stem thetide, April has been designated as Child AbusePrevention Month. We can all help by educatingourselves about the signs and symptoms of childabuse. You owe it to the abused child to recognizetheir silent plea for help. None of us would con-sider walking away from a child in a burningbuilding. I urge you, if you know of a child whoneeds help or an adult who you suspect might beabusive – even if it is yourself – reach out, gethelp. You can do so anonymously. We can all helpto stop the abuse cycle.
Have something to share?
We are always excited to hear from our read-ers. So if you have something to share, or com-ments to make, please email me at: maric@about-familiespa.com. I’d love to hear from you.
Mari Conners 
From the Editor’s Desk 
Berks Phone
610-
670-2300
toll free:800-673-2454 fax:610-670-9251
Lebanon Phone
717-273-8127
toll free:800-673-2434 fax:717-273-0420
Web site:
www.aboutfamiliespa.com
To reach the editor andto send a calendar event item:
Editor
Mari Connersmaric@aboutfamiliespa.com
To find a copy of our magazineor to arrange home subscription:
Publication Coordinator
Judy Fetterolf judyf@aboutfamiliespa.com
Advertising Sales:
James Snyder jims@aboutfamiliespa.com
Marketing Consultants:
Berks Edition
Linda Earnshawlearnshaw@aboutfamiliespa.com
Lebanon Edition
Susan Zellersusanz@aboutfamiliespa.com
About Families is published twelvetimes a year by Kapp Advertising Service,Inc.All rights are reserved.Reproduction inwhole or part without written permission isprohibited.We welcome correspondenceand editorial submissions but are notresponsible for the return of any unsolicitedmaterials.About Families does not necessarilyendorse the products,services or view-points offered.All material in this publica-tion is provided for information only andmay not be construed as medical advice orinstruction.We reserve the right to reject anyadvertisement.
 
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un o all ages
Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm
JUNE 8 TOJUNE 12THANK GOODNESS IT’S SUMMER
Trade your backpack for a pool bag.Let’s get this summer started!
JUNE 15 TOJUNE 19GAMES GALORE
Ball games to board games.We will play them all!
JUNE 22 TOJUNE 26ANIMAL FUN
Everything to do with animals.We will explore barn life to wild life.
JUNE 29 TOJULY 3ART ATTACK
Uncover the hidden Picasso inside of youthrough the “art” of having fun.
JULY 6 TOJULY 10CELEBRATE SUMMER
A week full of fun and goofy times tocelebrate what summer is all about.
JULY 13 TOJULY 17GREEN WEEK
Learn to care for our Earth. Naturalcrafts, games and nature activities.
JULY 20 TOJULY 24ALL AMERICAN
Celebrate America with some goodold fashioned summer fun.
JULY 27 TOJULY 31CRAZY CAMP
What is it? It’s just crazy fun!
AUGUST 3 TOAUGUST 7SPORTS AND MORE
Everyone’s favorite sports and games.Great for girls and boys.
AUGUST 10 TOAUGUST 14WET AND WILD
Everything involves getting wet.We hope it rains too!
AUGUST 17 TOAUGUST 21SUMMER WRAP UP
We’ve taken the best of the summerand packed it into one fun week.
Ozzy’s Day Camps Feature:
* 22 great years of camp * 10 acresof outdoor recreation area * 60,000sq. ft. indoor air conditioned facility ** indoor sports field * rock wall ** ropes course * 3 story play unit ** mini golf * roller skating ** bumper boats * field trips ** laser tag * swimming *
MORETHANANYOTHERCAMP!
FIELD TRIPS
Each week (usually Thursday) we willload the campers on the Ozzy’s busand we will be off on a full day offun, adventure and learning.
Campers must pack a lunch andwear their free camp T-shirt.
Every Tuesday and Friday we will takethe campers for an afternoon ofswimming (weather permitting) at theShoemakersville pool.
Cost of field trip and swimmingincluded in camp fee.
Summer Day Camps 2009Summer Day Camps 2009
(Ages 5 – 12)
Lunch is available for an extrafee or you can bring your own.
SUMMER CAMP OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, March 28 &Saturday, April 11Noon to 5 PMRegister at an Open Houseand save $5 on each week ofcamp booked!
Registration Forms available at www.playozzys.com.For more information call Laura at 610-916-4113.
Early drop off (7:30am) & late pick up (6:00pm)available for an additional $15 per week.
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$35.00non-refundable/non-transferabledeposit
is requiredto reserve your child’sspot in each week ofcamp. All camp balancesare due in full theMonday of eachcamp session.
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You Have All the Fun
 
Saturday, April 11Noon to 5 PMRegister at Open Houseand save $5 oneach week of camp booked!

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