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Because the time of putting Talis & Tefilin is later nowadays do I put them on right before or right after I say Yishtabach (I want to put them on the first chance possible). If i forget to make the bracha and don't remember till later in the day /evening, what do I do?

In this case we put on tefilin after Yishtabach. If one does not make a beracha on a mitzvah the mitzva is still fulfilled. If one is still wearing tefilin you may move the tefilin and make a beracha [ED. Note: As we prepare to launch our new site, BJL will be partnering with the Star-K on Ask the Rabbi and Kashrus Questions. Rabbi Ari Storch is no longer answering these. This question has been answered by a Star-K Rabbi]

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Who Must Hear the Megilah?

Everyone is obliged, whether men or women,  to hear the reading of the Megillah at night and during the day.  Therefore, also the young single girls should go to the synagogue.  If they do not go,  one needs to read for them at home.  Also (with) young children, we must educate them,  that they hear the reading of the Megillah,  however, one should not bring to the synagogue very young children  because they disturb the concentration of those listening. (KSA 141:7)