September 2014
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5 Tutoring Tips

Child Development: Tutors offer a wealth of educational resources for students who need remedial work, as well as for those who want academic enrichment and maintenance. To make the experience a positive one, consider these tips. Read more…

Farm On!

Nutrition: She may not have a bow and arrow or hunt bears, but she does have fiery red hair and an independent spirit. No, we’re not talking about Princess Merida from Disney’s Brave, but a real life farm princess, Tessa Edick, who is connecting children to seed and soil at her Victory Garden in Copake, N.Y. Read more…

3 Stunning Fall Foliage Hikes in Westchester County

Travel: Fall is a delight in Westchester and we are so fortunate to live in a county where we have abundant opportunities to enjoy the season’s stunning colors and gorgeous vistas. Here are three easy family hikes that will quickly reward you with some absolutely spectacular autumn scenery. Read more…

Fall Skillet Granola Recipe

Nutrition: Prepare this granola to have on hand and you’ll always have something quick, fun and delicious to offer your budding scholars. This back-to-school breakfast essential was provided courtesy of Whole Foods Market. Read more…

Harvest Fun!

Holidays: Get the family outdoors to enjoy the cool, crisp air and seasonal fun. The venues mentioned below offer pumpkins and other timely activities. Read more…

6 Dog Parks in Westchester

Pets: East Rumbrook Park, Greenburgh | www.eastrumbrookdogpark.com Read more…

Banana Bread: Gluten and Nut Free

Nutrition: See the golden brown crust on the top and sides of the banana bread? I like to have that nice texture and color on the outside with moist bread on the inside. The trick I’ve learned to use is adding a little bit of crème fraîche to the batter. It is a thicker cousin of traditional sour cream and it is absolutely decadent. Read more…

The Perfect Pumpkin

Holidays: Throughout October, many farms let you scour the fields for your ideal pumpkin, and pick it right off the vine. Some offer more than just a pumpkin patch, with fall festivals featuring live music, natural and delicious food, hayrides, spooky haunted houses and more. Picking your own pumpkin is the perfect fall activity that the whole family will enjoy! Before making the trip, call ahead to check crop availability, activities and times of operation. Read more…

Let’s Go To … Halloween at the Bronx Zoo

Holidays: It's a New York tradition, and an excuse to get another use out of those Halloween costumes! The Bronx Zoo's Boo at the Zoo has plenty of tricks and treats, making for a "spooktacular" time for your family. Read more…

Sleep, Science, and Smarter Kids

Want kids to bring home As? Start with more ZZZs. According to sleep experts and numerous new studies, lost sleep hurts learning and hinders school-day success. That's bad news, because today's kids get about an hour less sleep each night than they did 30 years ago. Read more…

Homemade Pumpkin Bread with Greek Yogurt

Nutrition: Cooking spray Read more…

Indoor Farmers' Markets

Nutrition: Take the children along – if kids help pick out their veggies there’s a better chance they’ll eat them. Read more…

12 Tips: Parent-Teacher Conference

Education: 1. Actively attend. Parents should attend parent-teacher conferences so they can see their student’s work, get to know his teacher and communicate with her about their child’s academic and social progress. Parents also have a wealth of information about their child they can share that may enhance the educational experience.  Read more…

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Education: At the start of every school year, parents enter into an alliance that can greatly increase their student’s chances for academic success. Parent-teacher conferences typically occur in the fall with subsequent meetings varying from one academic setting to another. Though this shouldn’t be the only time parents touch base with their child’s teacher, it will pave the way for a partnership steeped in communication and cooperation that endures throughout the school year.  Read more…

5 Fun Games For Dinner Time Conversation

Nutrition: Finally carved out a night for your family to sit down and eat a meal together? Now that you are all present and accounted for, take time to catch up with each other. If you have trouble getting the conversation rolling, try one of these games. Not only will you make mealtime more entertaining, you'll also strengthen your relationship with one another. The kids might like the fun so much they’ll be asking for regular family dinners. Read more…

Halloween Happenings

Holidays: Not So Scary Haunts Read more…

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