In addition to being a source of crucial information, magazines can also be fanned across a coffee table to conceal almond butter stains or be rolled into a handy bopping device to stun tarantulas. Get a steady supply of spider-boppers with today's deal: for $10, you receive a two-year, 20-issue subscription to Time Out New York Kids (a $20 value). Allow eight to 10 weeks for delivery of first issue.
Time Out New York Kids provides a guide to pain-free parenting in the city, with its pages packed with entertainment and activity ideas for families with children, including age-appropriate movies, museum events, and live theater performances. Events are helpfully organized by neighborhood, effectively cutting out daylong, directions-based guessing games. Lists such as "Essential NYC for Kids" offer up options for dining on kid-friendly fare such as dim sum and pizza, dressing up to see a Broadway play, and papering the top of the Chrysler building with outdated Cathy cartoons. Budget-savvy parents can browse for money-saving shopping or search the magazine's roundup of cheap playdates, ranging from falafel and chess meet-ups to innovative playgrounds. Reviews of classes and camps offer suggestions for extracurricular fun, and articles about the best kid-friendly diners will provide peace of mind for parents looking to avoid another ketchup-coated catastrophe.