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contents FE B R U ARY

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Vol. 5 issue 4

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What Does Love Mean to Kids?

H E A LT H 10 |

March National Nutrition Month

in every issue 12 TIPS Getting a Start on Healthy Eating Habits

14 ACTIVITIES Weekend PE: Where Bubble Soccer Lives!

20 SNACKS DENTISTRY 11 |

Family Dental Tips for Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Recipes You’ll Love to Share

21 PROGRAMS Ready, Set, Enroll!

PA R E N T I N G 16 |

Raising Eager Readers

TEENS 26 |

Anti-Drug Challenge: Encourage Students to be Part of the Solution.

COMMUNITY 28 |

Miami is Kind

22 PLACES Monster Fish At Frost Science

24 COOL STUFF Spring Essentials

30 BOOKS REVIEWS Suggestion For Your Kids To Read This Month

31 MOVIES REVIEWS What’s New In Theaters

on the cover Credits MODEL:

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32 PETS Non-Anesthetic Dental Clinic

33 FAMILY EVENTS Where To Go With Our Kiddos

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Welcome Spring!

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Kiddos Publisher’s Notes

PUBLISHER – EDITOR

inds of love!

Veronica Lepere

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Camille Lucy Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Dr. Ted Herrmann - Assure A Smile Bright Horizons Early Childhood Programs

Hi Kiddos! Kiddos Magazine loves encouraging and inspiring families to spend quality time together; cooking, reading, biking, playing and exploring the outdoors. In 2018 I am committed to keep focusing on values, bonding, healthy habits, kindness and the joy of helping others.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Kiddos Creative Department Elsy Aumann ADVERTISING SALES & MARKETING

We all talk about love, Valentine’s Day, a “holiday” of love and friendship. This isn’t a day just for couples and doesn’t have to be all about hearts, flowers, and chocolates. It can be a time to bond with your kids and talk about what Love means for them. In this edition, inspiring the importance of love, Camille Lucy brings the best of our Kiddos hearts, featuring What Does Love Mean to Kids? Page 8. March is National Nutrition Month! Let’s learn to store food correctly to reduce waste and lower our grocery bill! Page 10. Are you looking for a high-quality preschool program for your child? M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs are committed to providing comprehensive services to prepare young children for life-long learning. Find out more about programs options, enrolment dates, and how to apply. Page 21.

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Spring camp is around the corner! Kiddos Magazine is featuring a variety of spring and summer programs, I strongly encourage you to talk with camp directors on preparing your child for an independent, fun-filled camp experience!

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What Does Love Mean To Kids? WRITTEN BY: Camile Lucy

So, what is LOVE? The word "love" is something we all find personal meaning in. We all want to share love with someone, to receive love, to feel loved. Love is a ruling theme in our lives (well, duh, it’s what we came from and what we always return to). We search for it during all stages of development, from childhood to adolescence, to adulthood and into our golden years. We seek out love from parents, family, peers, employers, and acquaintances, just to name a few. To understand love more deeply, who better to ask than our kiddos? Their innocence, charm and humor are captivating…and they’re great teachers! 

Ana Vera Age: 8 School: Boyle Road Elementary Port Jefferson Station, NY. Favorite Hobby or Activity: Gymnastics. What is Love? My mom. What is Valentine's Day? Spending time with Family. How do you show love every day? By telling people I love them. What’s your favorite way someone shows you love? Hugging me. Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Mom. Dad. Sisters.

Marco Andre Age: 12 School: Palmetto Middle Favorite Hobby or Activity: Soccer, Jujitsu and Chess. What is Love? The true definition of what you feel for someone. What is Valentine's Day? A day to express our feelings and real thoughts to people. How do you show love every day? Doing stuff together with Mom and Dad, being kind and respectful. What’s your favorite way someone shows you love? Treating me the same way they want to be treated. Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Family, values and respect.

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Isabea Age: 6 School: St. Benedict Catholic Elementary School - Milton, Canada. Favorite Hobby or Activity: Art. What is Love? Love is peace. What is Valentine's Day? Is a day to love, share and care about people, to forgive what they do as God does that too and that is why is call Valentine’s Day. How do you show love every day? By saying thank you, caring, helping, and sharing. What’s your favorite way someone shows you love? Saying nice words, helping me. Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Care, praying, kind.

Joaquin Enrique Age: 7 School: KLA Favorite Hobby or Activity: Soccer and fishing. What is Love? Giving flowers and chocolates. What is Valentine's Day? Is a day when you do helpful things to other people. How do you show love every day? Kissing and hugging my parents. What’s your favorite way someone shows you love? When my parents protect me. Can you describe LOVE in 3 different words? Caring, marriage, courage.

This Valentine’s Day (and everyday), try to appreciate all the Love that there is in your life, no matter how that looks: kids, friends, family, loved ones, spouses or significant others, animals, businesses, hobbies, passions… the list is endless. Love takes so many different forms. If we look close enough, we will see so

many examples of how much Love we have right Now. And don’t forget to take time to treat someone special (YOU) to some extra TLC. The world will be a brighter place: the better you feel, the bigger your shine. The bigger your shine, the greater positive impact you have on everyone, including your family. 

Camille Lucy is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Certified Reiki & Raindrop Technique Practitioner, Ordained Holistic Minister, Certified Meditation Instructor, Yoga Teaching in Training, graphic and web designer, business consultant, and Vice President of a local non-profit that “rehabilitates people through animals.” She is also a writer, a Mother of 3 girls, an artist, a Life-and-Love Junkie, a Self-Expression and Development advocate, and - well, you get the point. She’s a lot of things, just like all of us. Learn more about her and her adventure(s) at www.CamilleLucy.com.

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March National Nutrition Month: Store Food Correctly to Reduce Waste, Says Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics SOURCE: Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Go Further with Food" by storing food correctly to reduce waste and lower your grocery bill during National Nutrition Month® in March.

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he Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to "Go Further with Food" by storing food correctly to reduce waste and lower your grocery bill during National Nutrition Month® in March.

Majumdar suggests freezing extra food, such as fruits or meats to extend shelf life, and wrapping freezer items in heavy freezer paper, plastic wrap, freezer bags or foil. "To reduce waste, also date all frozen items and use the oldest food first," Majumdar says.

importance of an overall healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. Consumers can also follow National Nutrition Month on the Academy’s social media channels including Facebook and Twitter using #NationalNutritionMonth.

Registered dietitian nutritionists are uniquely qualified to help reduce food loss and waste by individuals, families, communities and businesses. About 31 percent of all edible food is wasted in the U.S., and American households throw away nearly 28 percent of fruits and vegetables.

Knowing how to read a date label is also key to making sure good food isn't wasted. The "sell by" date lets the store know when it should stop selling a package to manage inventory; "best if used by" is the last date recommended for the customer's use of a product at its peak quality.

As a founding member of Further with Food Center for Food Loss and Waste Solutions, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is committed to cutting food loss and waste in the United States in half by 2030. Visit furtherwithfood.org/resources for great tools and resources.

"Far too often, good food goes bad before we get the chance to eat it," says registered dietitian nutritionist and Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Spokesperson Melissa Majumdar. "Before going to the grocery store, check inside your refrigerator. Eat what you already have at home before buying more."

"Although it's important to try to use food you've bought, if you have any doubts about it being safe to eat, throw it away," Majumdar says.

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As part of National Nutrition Month, the Academy's website includes articles, recipes, videos and educational resources to spread the message of good nutrition and the

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals. The Academy is committed to improving the public’s health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. For more information about The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics visit eatright.org


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dentistry

Family Dental Tips for Valentine's Day Assure A Smile Holistic Dentistry

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alentine's Day often means candy, and candy can be bad for our dental health. If you and your children indulge in sugary treats, do so wisely, with moderation, and be sure to brush and floss afterward. Valentine's Day is a good time to teach your kids about good oral hygiene and healthy diet choices. Having said that, there are many treats and gifts which do not involve candy. For starters, remember fresh fruit. A shiny red apple is a delicious and healthy snack. In keeping with this red theme, treat the family to strawberries, raspberries, or cherries, but be sure to watch out for pits. Use a cookie cutter to shape slices of watermelon (or other fruit and veggies such as pineapple or tomato) into heart shapes.

For other great Valentine's Day ideas, think arts and crafts. Valentine's Day provides an opportunity to spend quality craft time with your kids. One obvious and fun choice includes making Valentines Day cards. All it takes is colored paper, markers or crayons, pictures from a magazine, and glue. Or kick things up a notch by downloading a printable Valentine's Day card template from the internet. Here are more family craft ideas: • Instead of bags of candy, make small bags of toys (such as dinosaurs or kittens). You can even create your own fun Valentine labels for the bags. • Gather heart-themed costumes, balloons, or other props. Then take Valentine's Day family selfie photos and compile them into a storybook. • One of our personal favorite activities is

Ask Dr. Ted

to decorate “character bananas.” Use miniature costumes and props, which can be made from construction paper and toothpicks, and decorate the bananas (in their peels). For example, give them eyes, lips, a hat, sunglasses, and a big construction paper heart. Be creative. After the kids have a little fun with their characters, peel and enjoy the bananas. Valentine's Day gift options include books, clothing, or flowers. Plus, don't forget the tradition of giving (and receiving) cute stuffed animals, maybe a teddy bear. Finally, if your family is ready to take on the responsibility for its care, consider a real puppy or kitten for Valentines Day. That's a gift that should brighten your kid's smile. We hope these ideas help you make the most out of your Valentine's Day. Remember, beautiful, healthy smiles are a family affair.

Dr. Ted Herrmann and Assure A Smile have served South Florida for over 25 years, helping to guide. patients to better oral health for life. We are a family friendly dentist, offering a full range of quality dental care, such as routine cleanings, crowns, lnvisalign clear braces and more. We encourage a unique holistic approach to healthy teeth and gums. We invite you to call us today and schedule an appointment.

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tips

Getting a Start on Healthy Eating Habits March is National Nutrition Month – a great time to take stock and make healthy changes for yourself and your family. SOURCE: Bright Horizons Family Solutions

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s we know, children often times shy away from the raw veggie tray and the fruit salad bowl, preferring a grab-and-go bag of chips or high-sugar cereal instead. But healthy eating isn't all about broccoli and peas. It's about habits and routines.

ing a connection to family memories. This can be a time for interesting discussions that also build language skills. Posing a daily question, such as, "The best thing about my day so far..." can become a family ritual to which everyone looks forward.

Here are a few ways to help your child get a healthy start on eating habits:

• Involve your children in the meal preparations. Children often love to help by washing veggies, peeling carrots, breaking lettuce, or helping to set the table.

• Remember that eating habits are established early and often are resistant to change. This is an important area of your child's development, and you should not hesitate to speak with your pediatrician if you have questions or concerns about health, growth, or weight. • Make dinnertime together a priority (no matter how difficult). The family dinner is an endangered institution, but it is a hugely valuable routine that is critical in establishing lifelong patterns and creat-

• At mealtime, have age-appropriate table expectations. Allow children to serve themselves when possible. Encourage small portions, but let them know that they can have second helpings. Model serving portions that aren't too hefty. Resist the temptation to push the "clean plate club" as this can result in patterns of overeating. Allow children to stop eating when they are no longer hungry.

There are many resources to help parents learn about nutrition and growing healthy eaters. For more information visit brighthorizons.com

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BRAINIACS

Fire up your neurons for a week-long exploration of the human body’s most complex (and coolest!) organ: the brain. Campers will challenge their mind and test their senses with thrilling hands-on activities. For details and online registration, visit frostscience.org/springcamp. Call 305-434-9564 or email camp@frostscience.org.

Grades K – 5 March 26 – 30

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activities

Weekend PE: Where Bubble Soccer Lives!

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o you remember the last sports activity where your heart pounded from excitement? When you were exhilarated and your mind wondered what would happen next? Can your child answer that question? Entering into a Bubble Ball is a great experience!. It is a combination of adrenaline rush mixed with laughter and joy. Weekend PE is a Bubble Ball and Sports Recreation company for kids and adults. The main purpose is to get kids outside and active. As parents, we have challenges to guide our kids to an active lifestyle. We help them to find what they love to do.

Is it a team sport, individual sport, competitions, fitness training or recreational league? The recreation program at Tropical Park strives to introduce and create new games to allow kids to explore, learn, and develop new skills. Introduction of new games challenges them on a physical level and mental level. The Bubble Ball events not only create an amazing experience for the kids participating but also an invigorating workout. Bubble games let kids bounce, bump and laugh with there friends while releasing so much energy these kids have stored within them. For more information about the Kids Program and Bubble Ball Events please call 786.505.2970 or visit weekendpe.com

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Raising Eager Readers Inspire your little ones to love reading

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

SOURCE: Book It Program

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t can be difficult for parents to know exactly when to start teaching their children how to identify colors and numbers or when the right time is to start reading to them. However, the earlier parents begin reading to their kids, the better prepared they can be once they reach school age. In fact, reading to children at home can set them up for success in school and in life, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. With the right resources, parents can influence their kids’ enjoyment of reading. These tips from the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which aims to motivate

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kindergarten through sixth-grade students to read by rewarding them with praise and pizza, can help inspire a lifelong love of reading. Read to your children early and often. Parental involvement is one of the best predictors of future academic achievement, according to research published in the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. Getting into a routine of reading to your children at a young age is a habit that can be pivotal to developing a love of reading. As you read, point out words, colors and images and ask questions about the story to help children develop a deeper understanding and relate

what they have learned back to other books and activities. Regularly visit the library. Libraries typically have lists available of favorite books for various age groups and can help parents and kids create reading lists of stories that match reading levels and interests. Additionally, attending “story times” and other library activities tailored to age-specific target audiences can expose your child to new books. Make books easily accessible. Having multiple locations in the home where you keep books can inspire children to pick one up any time. Start with a main bookshelf in


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kiddos your child’s room that lets him or her easily see the titles, and place additional book storage locations in different rooms where your family typically spends the most time. Get comfy. Creating the perfect spot (or spots) to read has a lot to do with individual children. While some prefer to read with mom and dad in a chair or on a couch, others prefer their own space where they can cuddle up with a good book. If space allows, consider dedicating a corner of your child’s bedroom or playroom as a “book nook.”

fun

Visual Puzzle Match the pairs - find the exact mirrored copy for every picture of colorful stacked cups.

Take advantage of technology. The use of technology can aid in creating excitement about reading. To help develop strong reading habits and enhance your child’s vocabulary and ability to comprehend, consider supplementing traditional books with devices such as e-readers and tablets or smartphones equipped with ageappropriate reading and learning applications. Keep reading. Children often see their parents as role models. If you read often, your children will be more likely to pick up the habit, as well, according to a BOOK IT! survey. It revealed that adults who have gone through the program are more likely to establish regular reading routines with their families, as 54 percent of the survey respondents said they read with their children every day, compared to 32 percent who did not participate in the program.

ANSWER: 1 - 6, 2 - 7, 3 - 8, 4 - 9, 5 - 11, 10 - 12

“In fact, reading to children at home can set them up for success in school and in life...”

For more information and ways to help inspire young readers, visit bookitprogram.com.

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snacks Valentine’s Recipes You’ll

Love to Share

If the way to your loved one’s heart is through the stomach, there’s no better way to start off this Valentine’s Day than with a homemade breakfast prepared with love for the entire family! Red is the color of love, so build your menu around fresh strawberries or raspberries, which pair perfectly with French toast or crepes, and can even dress up a simple cereal. For a more sensible menu, opt for a fruity berry smoothie or a parfait layered with fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and granola. Add a hint of loving indulgence by sprinkling dark chocolate shavings on top.

Cocoa-Kissed Red Velvet Pancakes

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

SERVINGS: 10 PANCAKES

In large bowl, combine flour, sugar,

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cup all-purpose flour

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cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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tablespoons Nestlé Toll House Baking Cocoa

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large egg

baking cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir well. In separate large bowl, whisk together

teaspoon red food coloring heart-shaped pancake cutters or cookie cutters (optional)

egg, buttermilk, unsalted butter, vanilla extract and food coloring. Add to flour mixture; stir to combine. Allow mixture

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teaspoon baking powder

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teaspoon baking soda

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teaspoon salt

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cup reduced-fat buttermilk or low-fat milk

butter, for garnish

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powdered sugar, for garnish

about 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to

tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

maple syrup, for garnish

or until bottom is lightly browned. Serve

fresh berries, for garnish

immediately with butter, powdered

to sit 5 minutes.

Optional ingredients:

Heat nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Brush with oil or butter.

form on top. Flip and cook 1-2 minutes,

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sugar, syrup and berries, if desired. Find more recipes you’ll love to share with your nearest and dearest this Valentine’s Day at Culinary.net.

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programs

Ready, Set, Enroll! M-DCPS Early Childhood Programs and VPK Enrollment Campaign

Applications for children 3 and 4 years old are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year.

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iami-Dade County Public Schools’ (M-DCPS) Department of Early Childhood Programs, “Where learning begins,” has launched its Ready, Set, Enroll! campaign with a variety of early childhood education and Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) programs for the 2018-2019 school year.

Florida’s VPK Education Program: VPK, a free program that prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten and beyond, is available in over 180 schools countywide. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018 to enroll. M-DCPS’ VPK Program uses a lottery to select students. After submitting a completed school registration packet to their home/neighborhood school

before the February 22, 2018 deadline, families will be entered into the VPK lottery. The lottery will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018. Children whose names are drawn in the lottery will be selected to attend the program. Head Start Program: This federally funded, comprehensive, child development program serves children from low-income families who will be 3 to 5 years old by September 1, 2018. Children with disabilities are included in the program and receive a full range of developmental services. Eligibility for Head Start is based on family income at or below the federal poverty level. The open enrollment period for the 2018-2019 school year is January 16 - May 11, 2018. Families can apply by visiting any of the 34 MiamiDade Head Start sites across the county and completing an application. A list of the participating schools is available by visiting the Head Start website at headstart.dadeschools.net. Inclusion Program: General education students are needed for Pre-K special education inclusion across the district. This program offers a free, full-day opportunity for qualifying students. General education students must be 3 - 4 years old by September 1, 2018, and must have age-appropriate language and social skills.

Reverse Mainstream Program: Role model students are needed for a limited number of slots in Pre-K special education reverse mainstream programs across the district. This program offers a free, full-day or half-day opportunity for qualifying students. Role model students must be 3 to 4 years old by September 1, 2018, and must have age-appropriate language and social skills because they will serve as models for children with disabilities.

For more information, please visit earlychildhood.dadeschools.net or call 305.995.7632.

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places

At the Phillip And Patricia Frost Museum of Science

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ive beneath the surface of the world’s rivers with Nat Geo’s Zeb Hogan as you explore the story behind the bizarre and colossal ancient fish that lurk in their depths. On view through Spring 2018. Deep within the freshwater rivers of the Earth lie a mysterious and bizarre world not readily obvious to the human eye. But if you dive deep enough, you’ll encounter a universe of rare, colossal fish that have existed since ancient times.

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Take a journey through the extraordinary basins of the world’s wildest rivers in our newest special exhibition, Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants. Your guide through this incredible expedition is Dr. Zeb Hogan, an aquatic ecologist and host of Nat Geo’s WILD series “Monster Fish.” From the Amazon to Australia, you’ll travel to the regions these rare giants inhabit and learn about the biodiversity of their habitats, their extraordinary biology and behavior, and the impact they have on the places that depend on them. Through detailed maps, sculptures and custom illustrations, the exhibition showcases close to 20 fish species and their diverse freshwater ecosystems. You’ll climb on top of a 20-foot sawfish replica, watch adrenaline-pumping video installations of monster fish in action, step on to a large scale with your group to see your equivalent weight in monster fish and catch magnetic fish from a stylized riverbank.

Highlights of the exhibition include: • A boat-turned-theatre that you can climb aboard and view five video shorts featuring Zeb Hogan talking about what it’s like to search the world for monster fish. • Five life-size monster fish sculptures, including a sawfish, a pirarucu, a goonch, a giant carp and an American paddlefish. • Tactile and digital interactives that highlight how monster fish grow, how scientists study them and how anglers and other individuals can help them survive. Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants on view through spring 2018 at Frost Science. Admission is complimentary with museum tickets. More information is available at frostscience.org/monsterfish. Monster Fish is developed and traveled by the National Geographic Society.

Photos by Mark Thiessen / National Geographic.

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Drink in the Box The world's only reusable drink box. It is patented, BPA and Phthalate free, won't squirt or leak, and helps to hydrate your kids without all the sugar and risk of mold, or impact to the environment of disposable juice boxes. Available at drinkinthebox.com

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Prescription opioid misuse and heroin use have reached epidemic levels in the United States.

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ow, students have the opportunity to compete for prizes as they engage in a national challenge to communicate messages to their peers about the dangers these drugs pose. The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, a leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have come together to offer the second annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge. The challenge is an extension of Operation Prevention, a nationwide program that educates students about the science behind addiction and its impact on the brain and

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body. The program’s interactive, standards-aligned resources are available at no cost to help promote lifesaving discussions in the classroom and at home. “Following the success of the first Operation Prevention Video Challenge, DEA looks forward to once again engaging youth in this creative opportunity to communicate anti-opioid messages,” said Sean Fearns, chief of community outreach, DEA. “This kind of peer-topeer education has the unique ability to better resonate with teens, discouraging prescription drug abuse before it starts.” The video challenge encourages teens to create a 30-60 second original public service announce-

ment that warns other students about the dangers of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use. The challenge aims to inspire teens to research the opioid epidemic, identify its widespread impact on the country and the substances’ harmful effects on the body, and start a social movement that encourages authentic dialogue about this critical issue.

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community

Miami is Kind You buy, we employ…it’s simple!... It’s Kind. Employ professionals with Autism/disABILITIES while creating delicious traditional treats.

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or twelve years Silvia Planas-Prats held an executive leadership role with DuPont Corporation in Barcelona, Spain. While working at DuPont, she was running late one morning for a conference call. This call became the catalyst that changed her destiny. Once on the conference call she apologized to her colleagues for running late and decided to be honest as to the reason why. “My apologies, I have an autistic son and this morning he had a tantrum.” At the end of the call, one of the executives on the other end of the line spoke to her at length about his own son with autism and all the wonderful schooling opportunities America had to offer. It was then and there that Silvia decided to move her family to the United States. She and her husband decided it was the best thing to do for their family and Miami became the ultimate destination. Letting go of her career was not easy, but Silvia knows it was the most important decision of her life and the best way to give her son Marc amazing opportunities he otherwise would not have had. In Barce-lona, Marc had such severe behavioral problems that his capabilities were overshadowed. Dismissals from school, lack of sleep, no socializing, and a limited learning environment, was his daily reality.

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just happens to have autism. He loves riding his bike, dancing and baking. He’s come a long way with the help of the Miami- Dade County Public School system, and Silvia is so grateful for the programs being offered to him.

When Silvia and her family move to Miami she started advocating for Autism/Disabilities, and in a short period of time, she saw that when children with Autism become 22 they couldn’t find a job. Decided to take the employment challenge head on and in October 2015 founded Miami is kind, an industrial bakery for professionals with autism/disABILITIES. Marc is now a 16-year-old boy that

Meet our Bakers

Mission The first product line are gluten free, deliciously healthy gourmet artisan macaroons. Started in October 2015 hiring two bakers educated in Bakery & Pastry Arts. Then they hired 2 additional bakers in December 2015 and a fifth baker in February 2016. And in 2017 they already have 7 bakers. Miami Is Kind demonstrates that with adequate instruction, a properly structured workplace, and a solid business background – like the one I havepersons with Autism/ disABILITIES excel at a workplace and make the companies they work for profitable.

Anthony Casanoves

We employ bakers that graduated from JRE Lee Educational Center baking program; a one in a kind program by MiamiDade Public Schools and also bakers from other great programs in the community. Our employees have worked hard to get the best education available and to be the best professionals in their jobs. They are all about baking and being independent. In a few years they will be seen as the pioneers in an even Kinder Miami that will see persons with Autism/disABILITIES as contributors of our community each of them in their diverse/unique ways.

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learning atmosphere, adults with autism/disABILITIES excel in the workplace, making the companies they work for profitable. Today they employ 7 bakers and packers with Autism/disABILITIES and their goal is employing 20 by 2020. Their mission is education and employment of young adults with autism while creating healthier and lighter versions of traditional treats.

This is our winning team In addition to bakers, they will soon employ packers, warehouse operators, maintenance crew, customer service reps and dispatchers. It’s a social revolution that gives job opportunities and hope to many adults with autism/disABILITIES in Miami. Through our success, we inspire other companies to follow similar paths. Society starts appreciating their capabilities. Miami Is Kind are the pioneers of the “I am like you” revolution. Miami is kind has demonstrated that with adequate instruction, and an enjoyable

“Marc was my inspir ation to found Miami Is Kind, mayb e one day he works with me…” Sil via says.”

Currently working on distribution to bakeries, restaurants, universities, duty free shops, supermarkets, corporations, financial institutions, hotels, hospitals and senior living facilities. Please contact us if you’d like information on becoming a vendor.

At Miami Is Kind young adults with disABILITIES make a living out of their work, socialize for their increased health and wellness. We foster personal growth, a culture of effort and social/economic growth for the community. Products Make them part of your shopping list! Miami Is Kind Gourmet Artisan Macaroons are available online and at any Whole Foods Market Bakery in Miami and Milan Supermarket. Gourmet Artisan Macaroons vegan, gluten free, dairy free and soy free, made with only natural and organic ingredients and low in sugar.

For more information on ordering assorted flavors or catering trays, please email miamiiskind.org/contact or call us at 305.951.0745.

“Marc was my inspiration to found Miami Is Kind, maybe one day he works with me…” Silvia says.

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book reviews Suggestions for your kids to read this month... 1

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YA: Young Adult (ages 13-18) CB: Chapter Book (ages 6-8) MG:Middle Grade (ages 8-12) PB: Picture Book (ages 0-5) 1. Forty Ways to Write I Love You (YA) By Lana Hughes: Express yourself artistically and romantically this Valentine’s Day.  An activity book that features 40 unique and beautiful designs of the heart filling words “I love you” in different languages.  Use felt tips, markers, colored pencils or crayons to create vivid designs of and share the words “I Love You.” octopusbooks.com 2. The Day Pinot Pepper Turned Blue (PB) By Julia Roberts Pinot Pepper very quickly realized that today was going to be very different from any other day. Normally, so proud of his glossy black fur, he was totally amazed to awake one morning and discover he had turned completely blue! Not entirely sure that being blue suits him, he sets off in search of some answers. Will one of Pinots friends be able to help him, or will he find himself facing a very blue future? pinotpepper.com 3. A Quiet Kind of Thunder (YA) By Sara Barnard A girl who can’t speak and a boy who can’t hear go on a journey of

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self-discovery and find support with each other in this gripping, emotionally resonant novel from bestselling author Sara Barnard. Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jandy Nelson. simonandschuster.com/kids 4. How do You Say I Love You? (PB) By Hannah Eliot Learn how to say, “I love you” in ten different languages with this heartwarming board book. “I love you” may sound different around the world, but the meaning is the same. From China, to France, to Russia, to Brazil, and beyond, this charming board book features “I love you” in ten different languages. simonandschuster.com/kid 5. I am Loved (CB) By Nikki Giovann There is nothing more important to a child than to feel loved, and this gorgeous gathering of poems celebrates exactly that. Hand-selected by Newbery honoree Ashley Bryan, he has, with his masterful flourish of color, shape, and movement, added a visual layering that drums the most important message of all to young, old, parent, child, grandparent, and friend

alike: You are loved. You are loved. You are loved. As a bonus, one page is mirrored, so children reading the book can see exactly who is loved—themselves! simonandschuster.com/kids

tests. So when he sees a sign for the “Cutest in the World Contest,” he can’t wait to enter. Will the judges find room in their hearts for an adorable mutant potato? simonandschuster.com/kids

6. Click, Clack, Moo I Love You! (CB) By Doreen Cronin It’s Valentine’s Day and on the farm that means a Valentine’s party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck’s many decorations to the barn…but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Or, perhaps, she’s just what the party needs! simonandschuster.com/kids

8. American Panda (YA) By Gloria Chao An incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. From debut author, Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how unlike the panda, life isn’t always so black and white. simonandschuster.com/kids

7. Rot, the Cutest in the World (CB) By Ben Clanton A mutant potato learns that he’s pear-fect just the way he is in this bright, fun, and silly picture. Like most mutant potatoes, Rot loves all sorts of games and con-

owl I need is you!


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movie reviews

What’s new in theaters february PETER RABBIT PG FANTASY/ADVENTURE/FAMILY. IN THEATERS: 02/09 NATIONWIDE. DIRECTOR: WILL GLUCK

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter's feud with Mr. McGregor escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.

EARLY MAN PG ANIMATED/ADVENTURE/FAMILY IN THEATERS 02/16 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: NICK PARK

A plucky cave man named Dug, his sidekick Hognob and the rest of their tribe face a grave threat to their simple existence. Lord Nooth plans to take over their land and transform it into a giant mine, forcing them to dig for precious metals. Not ready to go down without a fight, Dug and Hognob must unite their people in an epic quest to defeat a mighty enemy -- the Bronze Age.

ANNIHILATION PG-13 SUSPENSE/SCI-FI/FANTASY IN THEATERS 02/23 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: ALEX GARLAND

In seeking answers to her husband’s tragic disappearance, a biologist volunteers for an expedition into an

area sealed off by the government for the last 30 years as an environmental disaster zone. A secret agency known as the Southern Reach has sent in 11 expeditions over those years to discover the truth about Area X, and those attempts were failures. She and her team find a pristine wilderness, but they also notice quickly that the rules of nature and evolution seem to work a little differently. And the creature they find is dangerous.

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA PG COMEDY/ADVENTURE/FAMILY IN THEATERS 02/23 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: TIMM HILL

A young man loves his grandfather, but also loves his bedroom. When grandpa's wife dies, he moves in. His bad leg means he can't stay in the attic bedroom, so guess who gives up his beloved bedroom? The young man engages in a series of pranks meant to drive out grandpa, but the old man is pretty resourceful in returning each salvo.

EVERY DAY PG-13 DRAMA/ROMANCE IN THEATERS 02/23 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: MICHAEL SUCSY

Sixteen-year-old Rhiannon falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A try to find each other on a daily basis, always unsure of what or who the next day will bring. Soon, the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours starts to take its toll, leaving Rhiannon and A to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.

march ALPHA PG-13 ACTION/ADVENTURE/DRAMA IN THEATERS 03/02 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: ALBERT HUGHES

While on his first hunt with his tribe's most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find him broken and alone - he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, he learns to rely on it, and they become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

A WRINKLE IN TIME PG ACTION/ADVENTURE IN THEATERS 03/09 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: AVA DUVERNAY

Follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a young girl traumatized by the disappearance of her scientist father (Pine) years before. She finds herself on an interplanetary journey with a schoolmate and her younger brother to find her father. A trio of supernatural beings aids them: Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which.

TOM RIDER PG-13 FANTASY/ACTION IN THEATERS 03/19 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: ROAR UTHAUG

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished years earlier. Hoping to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance, Croft embarks on a perilous jour-

ney to his lastknown destination - a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. The stakes couldn't be higher as Lara must rely on her sharp mind, blind faith and stubborn spirit to venture into the unknown.

MIDNIGHT SUN PG-13 DRAMA/ROMANCE IN THEATERS 03/23 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: SCOTT SPEER

The film follows 17year-old Katie Price, sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him, and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance.

SHERLOCK GNOMES PG AVENTURE/FAMILY IN THEATERS 03/23 NATIONWIDE DIRECTOR: JHON STEVENSON

Gnomeo and Juliet, the adorable title characters and their garden ornament friends have a new adventure featuring the legendary Sherlock Gnomes. In the heart of London, gnomes are disappearing from the gardens. Gnomeo and Juliet join forces with the great Sherlock Gnomes and Watson to discover what is behind the mystery.

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pets

Non-Anesthetic Dental Clinic For Dogs and Cats

Dog and cat teeth cleaning and periodontal disease

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hy is Dog teeth cleaning so important? Well, let’s take a look. Puppies have 28 temporary teeth, 14 in the upper jaw and 14 in the lower jaw. These deciduous teeth erupt at about three to four weeks of age. Dogs have 42 permanent teeth, 20 on the top, and 22 on the bottom. These begin to emerge at about four months of age. Dogs have 6 permanent teeth that have 3 roots each, and 14 teeth that each has 2 roots. Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition occurring in adult dogs and cats and is entirely preventable with regular dog teeth cleaning. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Unfortunately, other than bad breath, there are few signs of the disease process evident to the owner, and professional dental cleaning and periodontal therapy often comes too late to prevent extensive disease or to save teeth. As a result, periodontal disease is usually under-treated, and may cause multiple problems in the oral cavity and may be associated with damage to internal organs in some patients as they age. Non-Anesthetic Cat Teeth Cleaning Cats have 30 teeth once they reach adulthood, and taking care of all those teeth on their own isn’t easy and can be very expensive and even dangerous.

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That’s why Healthy Smile Pet Dental offers Anesthetic free cat teeth cleaning. The dental procedure involves our staff using hand dental scalers to remove dental plaque and tartar that cause periodontal disease. After the scaling, the teeth are polished to remove residual plaque and to smooth the tooth surface (which slows the regrowth of plaque and tartar). Then we rinse your cat’s mouth to remove any debris prior to a final inspection of your cat’s teeth.

BEFORE

cleaning and maintenance of your dog’s teeth, your dog’s oral health will improve and reduce the risk of certain illnesses in dogs. With a regular dental cleaning, we prevent problems before they even begin and ensure a longer, healthier life for your pets. Our service is a non-invasive method that does not use any medications, sedatives or anesthesia. Our vision is to provide our clients with the safest possible oral cleaning available on the market and is always focusing on preventative care and educating the consumer on the importance of regular pet dental cleanings.

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What can we do? Healthy Smile Pet Dental offers an alternative and safer method to the traditional anesthetic dental dog teeth cleaning. With regular

Healthy Smile Pet Dental objective is to provide a healthy and safe alternative to traditional anesthetic-induced pet dental cleanings. Also, strive to educate our clients on the importance of preventative care for their pets as well as tips and tricks to improving your pet’s oral (and overall) health.Make your pet’s dental appointment today! For more information visit mypetsdental.com or call 305.422.1422


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family events

Where to go with our Kiddos

THURS/MON

15th -19th

Miami International Boat Show

FEBRUARY

Happy

Valentine’s Day

TUESDAY

13th

SAT/SUN

Marine Stadium Park From 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 2018 Progressive Miami International Boat Show, recognized as one of the world’s largest boat shows and the ultimate winter destination for boating enthusiasts from around the globe to find the best in boating. Virtual simulator for all things boating. Food trucks for the kids, handcrafted dessert treats, gelatin, sorbet and frozen yogurt! For more information and tickets, visit MiamiBoatShow.com Tickets starting at $25 - Child 12 & under free

24th -25th

Toddler Tuesdays Be My Valentine Tickets starting at $25 - Child 12 & under free

Fun and Fit as a Family at Frost Museum

The Falls Play Area From 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with arts & crafts and games! Make your own Valentine’s Day card, create handprint art, and more.

1101 Biscayne Blvd. From: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m This family-friendly event at the Festival allows parents and kids to learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle with Food Network personalities and renowned chefs. Kids will have the chance to explore the food garden, and get their hands messy in the interactive kitchen. For more information visit sobewff.org

The Falls Toddler Tuesdays provides free entertainment, activities, and discounts for those ages four and under. For more information visit shopthefalls.com

10th

Annual Community Bike Day Pinecrest Community Center 5855 Killian Drive From: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Join M-DCPS School Board Member Dr. Larry Feldman and Village of Pinecrest for a fun family event. Bike ride rodeo for kids, live entertainment, helmet fittings, giveaways and much more. Save the Date! Free admission

APRIL SATURDAY

Tickets $24 per person, per day

14th

MARCH SATURDAY

UPCOMING THIS

Bunny’s Pet Expo

SATURDAY

18th

Location to be announced soon! From: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Caring Bunny The Falls Center Court From: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The Falls’ Caring Bunny™ event will offer families that have children with special needs a subdued environment to participate in the Bunny Photo Experience. Caring Bunny, the largest program of its kind, has been developed by Simon and is guided by AbilityPath.org, a national online resource hub and special needs community. For more information visit shopthefalls.com

25th

SUNDAY

SAVE THE DATE

A family-friendly event for pet lovers! Bunny’s Pet Expo is the perfect avenue to find pet accessories, clothes, toys & supplies, veterinarians, trainers, groomers, food, organic treats & supplements, first aids, adoptions & rescue shelters, healthcare, and pet insurance. Entertainment for the whole family, Kids Zone, St. Patrick’s Day costume contest, Doggie Fun Zone, and much more! For more information visit kiddosmagazine.com or call 786.260.8492 Free admission

calendar submissions

7th Annual Gables Bike Day 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables From: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This year Bike Walk Coral Gables will be hosting their seventh Annual Gables Bike Day in Merrick Park across from the historic Coral Gables City Hall. We invite all cyclists, skaters, parents and children to this event for a day in promoting health, physical activity and bike safety. For more information visit bikewalkcoralgables.com. Free admission

Submit your event information for April-May calendar before March 10th to info@kiddosmagazine.com. Include event name, location, address, date, time, cost, a brief description and contact. Events will be listed based on availability and it has to be family and kids related.

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