In This Issue:
For Kids With Asthma, Allergies, New School Year Can Bring Flare-Ups
Is Your Child with Autism Ready to Start School? Here's Some Advice
School Mornings Without the Stress
Healthy Recipes for Picky Eaters with Autism
Best NJ Labor Day Weekend Events -  2019 concerts, festivals, parades, fireworks, and more
September Family Fun Activities
 
 

For Kids With Asthma, Allergies, New School Year Can Bring Flare-Ups

SUNDAY, Aug. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As kids head back to school, it's important for parents to keep potential  asthma  and  allergy challenges in mind.
"In the fall, allergists see an increase in kids' visits for  allergies and  asthma because of a combination of factors," said Dr. Todd Mahr, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). "And hospitals see what's known as the 'September Spike' because kids who have been off asthma controller medications for the summer start experiencing flare-ups in the fall."

From Health Days News for Healthier Living
Is your child with autism ready to start school? Here's some advice  
September 5, 2018
 

I would say the biggest obstacles are two fold: First is trusting that your children will be fine on their first day. The nervous energy that accompanies any big milestone like the first day or new school can create anxiety in parents.

From Autism Speaks
School Mornings Without the Stress
How to get your child up and out the door with the least amount of conflict
By Beth Arky
Child Mind Institute

During the  school year, a cry is heard from parents across the land: Getting kids out the door Monday through Friday is a killer.
What makes school mornings so hard? "They're kind of like a perfect storm," says David Anderson, PhD, senior director of the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute.
"You have a number of things that have to get done," he explains, "and there's also a time limit." Add to this the fact that parents sometimes feel their kids don't appreciate the ticking clock while they're trying to get everyone to school and work and you've got a pressure cooker that can, at its worst, lead to yelling, tears, and forgotten lunches.
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Healthy recipes for picky eaters with autism
Children with  autism  spectrum disorders often have symptoms that lead to picky eating or difficulty eating certain foods.
Many ASD kids also have sensory processing disorder. Between rigid routines and preferences for certain textures and temperatures of food, it can be difficult to plan meals for children with autism. Discover simple recipes to please picky eaters.

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. When a toddler or young child has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the picky eating can get downright epic. No child can live on french fries alone, so parents of kids with autism are often faced with battles when introducing new foods and new tastes. Every child with autism is different. Some may struggle with hot or cold foods, while others may prefer certain colors, textures or may be very rigid when it comes to the routines around mealtime.
Best NJ Labor Day Weekend Events2019 concerts, festivals, parades, fireworks, and more

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, falls on September 2, 2019 this year.

Created as a labor movement dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. 

Over the years this holiday has evolved from a being a labor union celebration into a celebration of the unofficial end of summer, especially for families with kids.

Labor Day is often regarded simply as a day of rest and or end of summer celebrations that include picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before kids begin the new school year.

ZUCCHINI TOTS
Loaded with zucchini and carrots, these tots do not even taste healthy! It's the perfect way to sneak in veggies, and it's just so good!
INGREDIENTS:
2 zucchini, shredded
1 teaspoon salt
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/2 cup Panko*
2 large eggs
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of cajun seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place grated zucchini in a colander over the sink. Add salt and gently toss to combine; let sit for 10 minutes. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, drain zucchini completely, removing as much water as possible.
  3. Transfer zucchini to a large bowl. Stir in carrots, Panko, eggs, cheeses, basil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder and cajun seasoning; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Form zucchini into tots and place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Place into oven and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 16-18 minutes, flipping during the last 10 minutes of cooking time.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.*
NOTES:
*Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb and can be found in the Asian section of your local grocery store.
*TO FREEZE: Transfer cooled tater tots to an airtight container. Freeze up to 1 month. To bake, preheat oven to 400 degrees F and bake until heated through, about 15-17 minutes.


September Fun Family Activities 

September 2nd 2019
Stamp Out Hunger 5K
5k Race & 1 Mile Fun Run
5K Race Time: 8:30am
Registration Begins: 7:15am
Awards Ceremony after Race Concludes
Registration Begins: 7:00AM
5K Race Time: 8:30AM
1 Mile Run/Walk Time: 8:35AM
Awards Ceremony After Race ConcludesThis race is perfect for competitive runners as well as casual runners/walkers. The course is USTAF certified, and the race will include chip timing. All participants will enjoy the opportunity to join their community in supporting a great cause and the chance to take in the local scenery. Both the 5K and 1-mile race courses start in downtown Medford in front of the Public Safety Building (rain or shine). The course winds through town, and then moves out to surrounding country roads.
https://stampouthunger5k.com/event-info/ 

Sat, Sep. 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Paws for Art
Wheaton Arts, 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ, 08332
Bring your family dogs to WheatonArts for a day of art and fun! PAWS for Art is an annual, free admission event celebrating our four-legged friends and their owners. Hosted in partnership with the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, this outdoor event is held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PAWS for Art highlights include: WheatonBarks Dog Show (with trophies for adult and children categories), local non-profit animal rescue groups, obedience demonstrations, animal-themed glassmaking demonstrations, personalized clay paw prints, pet-themed crafting activities for children, pet-themed retail exhibitors, and more! Pet food donations for the shelter are welcomed and encouraged.
 
September 7, 2019
Lakeshore's Free Crafts for Kids Prehistoric Saturdays in September 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lakeshore Learning
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Free Crafts for Kids, Ages 3 and up
Enjoy crafts and hands-on activities. Family Friendly. No registration required.
 
September 8, 2019
Maggiano's Kid's Cooking Class Sunday, September 8th
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Maggiano's Little Italy
2000 Route 38
#1180
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Let your little chef's creativity run wild with our Kid's Cooking Class!
Sunday, September 8th
8:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Kids will decorate their own chef hats and learn how to make our delicious MINI MEATBALLS!
Tickets will be $30+tax for children.
We will have a light breakfast buffet and juices for the children and also complimentary coffee, hot tea, ice tea & soda for the adults.
 
Sep 8: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Rancocas Woods Food Truck and Fun Fest
Creek Mercantile
118 Creek Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Come join us the second Sunday each month for a day of great food, local vendors, live music, and shopping in our unique and historic settings. Enjoy walking our retail shops filled with one-of-kind handcrafted items, antiques and collectibles, and much more.
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September 2nd 2019
Stamp Out Hunger 5K
5k Race & 1 Mile Fun Run
5K Race Time: 8:30am
Registration Begins: 7:15am
Awards Ceremony after Race Concludes
Registration Begins: 7:00AM
5K Race Time: 8:30AM
1 Mile Run/Walk Time: 8:35AM
Awards Ceremony After Race ConcludesThis race is perfect for competitive runners as well as casual runners/walkers. The course is USTAF certified, and the race will include chip timing. All participants will enjoy the opportunity to join their community in supporting a great cause and the chance to take in the local scenery. Both the 5K and 1-mile race courses start in downtown Medford in front of the Public Safety Building (rain or shine). The course winds through town, and then moves out to surrounding country roads.
https://stampouthunger5k.com/event-info/ 

Sat, Sep. 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Paws for Art
Wheaton Arts, 1000 Village Drive, Millville, NJ, 08332
Bring your family dogs to WheatonArts for a day of art and fun! PAWS for Art is an annual, free admission event celebrating our four-legged friends and their owners. Hosted in partnership with the South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, this outdoor event is held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PAWS for Art highlights include: WheatonBarks Dog Show (with trophies for adult and children categories), local non-profit animal rescue groups, obedience demonstrations, animal-themed glassmaking demonstrations, personalized clay paw prints, pet-themed crafting activities for children, pet-themed retail exhibitors, and more! Pet food donations for the shelter are welcomed and encouraged.
https://southjerseyregionalanimalshelter.org/event/paws-for-art/?instance_id=184 

September 7, 2019
Lakeshore's Free Crafts for Kids Prehistoric Saturdays in September 
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lakeshore Learning
2020 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Free Crafts for Kids, Ages 3 and up
Enjoy crafts and hands-on activities. Family Friendly. No registration required.
 
September 8, 2019
Maggiano's Kid's Cooking Class Sunday, September 8th
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Maggiano's Little Italy
2000 Route 38,  #1180
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Let your little chef's creativity run wild with our Kid's Cooking Class!
Sunday, September 8th
8:30 AM- 10:30 AM
Kids will decorate their own chef hats and learn how to make our delicious MINI MEATBALLS!
Tickets will be $30+tax for children.
We will have a light breakfast buffet and juices for the children and also complimentary coffee, hot tea, ice tea & soda for the adults.
 
Sep 8: 11:00am - 5:00pm
Rancocas Woods Food Truck and Fun Fest
Creek Mercantile
118 Creek Rd., Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Come join us the second Sunday each month for a day of great food, local vendors, live music, and shopping in our unique and historic settings. Enjoy walking our retail shops filled with one-of-kind handcrafted items, antiques and collectibles, and much more.
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Sep 21, 11 AM - 7 PM
An incredible free event with three stages of never-ending live music, a massive beer tent, business expo, crafts, food trucks, vendors, traditional German music and food, and so much more...

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM 
23rd ANNUAL WOOFSTOCK FESTIVAL 
OUTDOOR FAMILY & pet friendly FESTIVAL WITH MUSIC, dog demonstrations, craft and retail vendors, gourmet food trucks, ... More  http://www.camdencounty.com/es/event/23rd-annual-woofstock-festival/

PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
1105 HAINESPORT-MOUNT LAUREL ROAD
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ 08054
Open 10AM to 4 pm Monday - Friday
10am to 6pm Saturday & Sunday 
Enjoy acres of family fun! Paws Discovery Farm promotes a special relationship between people, their local history, and their environment, with an emphasis on reaching out to children. Learning is designed to be fun at PAWS DISCOVERY FARM!
We offer classes and story hours, animal programs and birthday parties, as well as special events throughout the year. All visitors enjoy and learn from many interactive exhibits and over 80 birds and animals housed here.
 
Paint a Treasure
615 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
856-617-0602
For ages 5 and up. Come in and get creative anytime during our normal walk in studio hours.  You choose how to play - Pottery Painting or Canvas Painting!  Reservations are suggested for groups of 4 or more.  
Wednesday:  10am - 5pm 
Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday:  10am - 9pm
Saturday:  10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
 (Closed Mon. & Tues. for Private Event Bookings)
 
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 NJ-38, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
856-242-9354 
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.
 
Miller Farms -Horseback Trail Rides & Lessons in Camden County!
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round (Weather permitting). Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $30/person for approximately an hour-long trail ride. Hand-led rides are also available for those younger than 7 and cost $5.
Reservations are strongly suggested.
We offer a great place for family fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and horse drawn wagon rides are also available.
1 Hour Trail Rides are $30 Per Person | Call for reservations | Trail Rides Sat and Sun Only | Open Year round
Miller Farms
134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009
856-728-3500
 
ISC - ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Classes: Sports
Camps: All, Sports
HOURS: Our offices are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Give us a buzz for more information!
CALL: 856-428-8588  
MORE DETAILS: ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill is any family's destination for fun!
Located off of Kresson Road (behind the 7Eleven) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we offer skating, a FunZone & Inflatable (10 & Under), and an arcade. Our facility also includes a cafè with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, drinks and more!
ISC Cherry Hill offers activities for all ages, no matter the season.
Our youth & adult sports leagues run year round and include:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Roller Hockey
ISC Cherry Hill also offers School & Summer Camp programs for ages 3 ½ through Grade 8. Call for more information!

Jellybean Jungle
Crispin Square Shopping Center  
230 North Maple Ave
Marlton, NJ 08053
Open Play Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:00  
Thursday 9:30 - 6:00  
Friday  9:30 - 8:00  
 Saturday  9:30 - 2:30  
Sunday - Closed for Private Parties  
Jellybean Jungle is a play and learn adventure that is exclusively for  children 5 and under. Our facility is a bright and stimulating environment  created just for your little ones.
Jellybean Jungle was designed by a New Jersey Early Childhood certified  teacher. Safe, age appropriate equipment has been selected for your  children's enjoyment. We offer a large variety of imaginative and  developmentally appropriate activities that will lead your child on an adventure  of social exploration! As your child plays, you will gain insight into their  development, as well as enjoy a great time of bonding.

Adventure Aquarium 
Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (856) 365-3300  
1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103 PH: 844-474-FISH (3474)
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the  Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only 
aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie  showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific show times, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Battleship New Jersey 
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ 08103-3302
866-877-6262
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River  from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and  Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun  turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and  discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and  educational programs are available for school. You can rent space  aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and  youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the  overnight program. 


 
DISCOVERY FARM!
We offer classes and story hours, animal programs and birthday parties, as well as special events throughout the year. All visitors enjoy and learn from many interactive exhibits and over 80 birds and animals housed here.
Paint a Treasure
615 Station Ave.
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035
856-617-0602
For ages 5 and up. Come in and get creative anytime during our normal walk in studio hours.  You choose how to play - Pottery Painting or Canvas Painting!  Reservations are suggested for groups of 4 or more.  
Wednesday:  10am - 5pm 
Thursday - 10am - 9pm
Friday:  10am - 9pm
Saturday:  10am - 9pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
 (Closed Mon. & Tues. for Private Event Bookings)
 
We Rock the Spectrum
3111 NJ-38, Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054, USA
856-242-9354 
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel is committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and fun environment to foster learning, exploration and safe sensory experiences. Through our nonprofit My Brother Rocks The Spectrum Foundation, we provide social skills groups and activities for children across the spectrum.
We Rock the Spectrum Mount Laurel 
provides children with a fun and motivational environment to help them in the areas of strength, movement, sensory processing, communication, positive behavior modification, social interactions, and self-care skills. Our unique equipment assists all children in their neurological growth and development.

Miller Farms -Horseback Trail Rides & Lessons in Camden County!
Come enjoy the beautiful scenery at the only horseback/trail riding available in Camden County. Trail riding is offered Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm year round (Weather permitting). Children must be at least 7 years old to trail ride. Cost is $30/person for approximately an hour-long trail ride. Hand-led rides are also available for those younger than 7 and cost $5.
Reservations are strongly suggested.
We offer a great place for family fun, birthday parties, girl scouts and youth groups. Summer horse camp, riding lessons, and horse drawn wagon rides are also available.
1 Hour Trail Rides are $30 Per Person | Call for reservations | Trail Rides Sat and Sun Only | Open Year round
Miller Farms
134 N. Grove Street, Berlin, NJ 08009
856-728-3500

ISC - ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill
650 Kresson Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Classes: Sports
Camps: All, Sports
HOURS: Our offices are open 9 AM - 5 PM daily. Give us a buzz for more information!
CALL: 856-428-8588  
MORE DETAILS: ISC (International Sport, Skating & Fun Centre) Cherry Hill is any family's destination for fun!
Located off of Kresson Road (behind the 7Eleven) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we offer skating, a FunZone & Inflatable (10 & Under), and an arcade. Our facility also includes a cafè with pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, drinks and more!
ISC Cherry Hill offers activities for all ages, no matter the season.
Our youth & adult sports leagues run year round and include:
  • Soccer
  • Lacrosse
  • Field Hockey
  • Volleyball
  • Roller Hockey
ISC Cherry Hill also offers School & Summer Camp programs for ages 3 ½ through Grade 8. Call for more information!

Jellybean Jungle
Crispin Square Shopping Center  
230 North Maple Ave
Marlton, NJ 08053
Open Play Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:30 - 5:00  
Thursday 9:30 - 6:00  
Friday  9:30 - 8:00  
 Saturday  9:30 - 2:30  
Sunday - Closed for Private Parties  
Jellybean Jungle is a play and learn adventure that is exclusively for  children 5 and under. Our facility is a bright and stimulating environment  created just for your little ones.
Jellybean Jungle was designed by a New Jersey Early Childhood certified  teacher. Safe, age appropriate equipment has been selected for your  children's enjoyment. We offer a large variety of imaginative and  developmentally appropriate activities that will lead your child on an adventure  of social exploration! As your child plays, you will gain insight into their  development, as well as enjoy a great time of bonding.

Adventure Aquarium 
Mon. - Sun.: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
CALL:  (856) 365-3300  
1 Riverside Drive Camden, NJ 08103 PH: 844-474-FISH (3474)
Adventure Aquarium is just minutes from downtown Philadelphia on the  Camden Waterfront and features one-of-a-kind exhibits with more than 8,500 aquatic species throughout two million gallons of water. The Aquarium is home to the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, including the only great hammerhead shark on exhibit in the United States, the only 
aquarium in the world to exhibit hippos, one of only six facilities in the US to have Little Blue penguins as permanent residents and exhibits the longest Shark Bridge in the world, a unique V-shaped rope suspension bridge just inches over Shark Realm. Adventure Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is held to the absolute highest standards in animal care and exhibition.

Sensory Friendly Movies at AMC
AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie  showings where we turn the lights up, and turn the sound down, so you can get up, dance, walk, shout or sing! Our Sensory Friendly Film program is available on the second and fourth Saturday (family-friendly) and Tuesday evenings (mature audiences) of every month. Please check your local theater listings for specific show times, and don't forget to share your family fun with #AMCSensoryFriendly.

Battleship New Jersey 
62 Battleship Pl, Camden, NJ 08103-3302
866-877-6262
Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River  from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and  Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. Climb inside the 16" gun  turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and  discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Group packages and  educational programs are available for school. You can rent space  aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and  youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the  overnight program. 

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2 Pin Oak Lane
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
(856) 874-1616