Camps: For the theatrically inspired kid there’s nothing like a summer spent putting on a show! Your kid doesn’t have to be interested in booking a national commercial or acing a Broadway audition. Any kid can benefit from the camaraderie, dedication, courage and communication skills required for this amazing art form. Read more…

Hop Into Easter: Easter Egg Hunts & Hands-on Activities

Holidays: It’s spring and evryone is aching to get outside and do something fun and rejuvenating. Check out our collection of funny-bunny egg hunts and ahnds-on activities that are perfect for celebrating spring! Read more…

The Arts

Hot Topics: Most parents have heard of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education, but maybe not as many know about STEAM (science, technology, education, art and math) education. Some educators contend that adding the “A” for art is essential for a child’s full development and education. Read more…
Contests: Autism Speaks® says every child with autism is a superhero! We agree! To celebrate the Autism Speaks upcoming Autism Speaks Westchester/Fairfield Walk, held June 2 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital-Westchester Division in White Plains, Autism Speaks has put together a terrific Superhero Basket. Read more…

Special Needs Resource Guide 2019

Special Needs: We are fortunate that in our area services and support for children with special needs is growing. While there are still needs to be met, parents today have greater options for their children when it comes to special needs education, recreation, therapy, support, and camps. Read more…
Therapies: Green Chimneys, a fully functioning academic school for “special learners” in Putman County has 110 day and 100 residential students. The school works specifically with children ages 5 to 18 who are either dealing with psychological issues or are on the autism spectrum. These are children who have not experienced success in traditional public schools. Children are referred to Green Chimneys from school districts throughout New York state and each child has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Read more…
It’s quick and it’s easy! Just share your opinion and vote for your personal family favorites. We will publish the results in our July 2019 issue. As a thanks you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win either a two-night stay for a family of four to Great Wolf Lodge in the Pococnos or a family pack of tickets to a 2019 New York Yankees home game! DON’T WAIT – VOTE NOW! Read more…
Hot Topics: As of Feb. 1, 2019 the Katonah-Lewisboro school district has received 100 percent of its electricity from wind generated by turbines in Texas. Read more…
Hot Topics: Spread the word. In partnership with Westchestergov.com, Operation PROM™, a national 501c3 organization is once again giving away prom dresses and tuxedos so low-income students can attend their prom. Read more…

The Sunny Side

The Sunny Side

Work & Family: The first thing you notice about “The View” Sunny Hostin is that she really lives up to her name. When she and I met in her dressing room (complete with chic framed photos, a plush sofa, and an uber-organized makeup vanity) at the ABC studios near Columbus Circle, the temperatures were clocking in at a high of 14 degrees F and a low of 4 degrees F—and yet, she warmed the day right up with her bright smile and cheery demeanor. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win Rescue Runts Babies from KD Kids. Kids can rescue, groom, collect and love these adorable mini plush pets! The four-inch plush pets arrive in their plastic crates in need of some love and care - pluck out their “fleas,” brush their messy fur and tie the ribbon collar on to transform them from ragged runt to perfect pet! Read more…
Contests: Enter to win the HABA USA Little Friends Vet Clinic. The Veterinary clinic is a very busy place! The veterinarian and assistant help all kinds of animal patients, from the little bunny to the big horse. Read more…
Activities: It’s March Madness so let’s take to the court! If you are looking for a basketball program for your child here are several of the counties best. Read more…
Schooling: Merlin’s Magic Wand Foundation, a public charity that works to bring magic into the lives of seriously ill, disabled, and disadvantaged children worked in partnership with LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester and ACDS in Scarsdale, a preschool serving children with developmental disabilities, to design and create a magic room inside ACDS that is devoted to occupational therapy for children with special needs. Read more…
Activities: I had seen the Jazz Museum posters beckoning me from the Metro-North Harlem 125th Street station. Somehow, despite growing up in a jazz-filled home, I had not yet visited. So on a blustery Sunday, I decided to board the train with my 10-year-old music-loving son and check it out. Read more…
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