September 26, 2017
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Family Favorite Winners 2017

Let’s face it, who do parents ask when they want the truth about a neighborhood shop, an afterschool class or a party entertainer? Other parents of course! Read more…

Start Smart

Tweens: School bells are ringing. Whether that comes as music to your ears or a bittersweet reminder that the free-spirited summer days are over, check out these tips from the pros to help you and your child enjoy a smart, happy start to school. Read more…

The Joy of Making

Tweens: Tween girls huddle around their bikes, checking brakes, fixing a flat, and then pedal off for a trail ride. Besides this girls-only cycling camp, Curious-on-Hudson, a workshop and lecture center in Dobbs Ferry, offers maker sessions on everything from woodworking to electronics to cooking. Founder Adele Falco says one memorable session had kids engrossed for a week designing and building a boat, then hopping aboard and testing it out on the Hudson River. Read more…

Meet Stella the Therapy Dog

Pets: Puppies certainly impact your lifestyle, but years ago when Marissa Levy, a lawyer form New Rochelle, told her mother she was getting a puppy she had no idea just how this simple decision would change everything. Read more…

Get an A+

Tweens: The beginning of a new school year can be a harrowing experience for some elementary school students. The anxiety of academic expectations from a new teacher, new classmates and making sure one’s wardrobe are in season are just a few of the factors that play into that first day of school for any child. However, for a child beginning a brand-new school in a new town? That takes everything to a new level. Read more…

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Tweens: You have an entire week to say thanks to the men and woman who provide a quality education for your children. Since 1984, the Parent Teacher Association has designated the first full week of May as a special time to pay tribute to educators. Read more…

Celebrate National Library Week

Schooling: Authors, illustrators and publishers around the globe are producing innovative, beautiful, educational and exciting books every year with one thing in mind – your children! These books allow children’s imaginations to soar, introduce a multitude of new concepts, world views and different perspectives and at the same time provide entertainment! That’s no small feat! Read more…

Does Your Bright Child Underperform?

Learning Disabilities: “Johnny is so smart, how come he cannot remember to turn in his homework.” Read more…

5 Great Tips to Help Your Child Become a Musician

Tweens: Music lessons are one of the best activities you can offer a child. They are academic, social, fun, and help to improve math and reading skills. But how do you ensure that your child achieves success? In addition to practicing and working hard on the lesson content, there are many other things you can do to help your child achieve success with music lessons. The music lesson is just the beginning. Here are five great tips to bring music into your child’s life, inspire him to take his playing to the next level, and reap all the benefits that come with it! Read more…

Special Needs Directory 2017

Therapies: A directory to special needs schools, camps, resources, support and services. Read more…

Montessori Education: A Mindful Approach

Toddlers: Young children aren’t usually known for intense concentration. To the contrary, kids are expected to bounce from one activity to another even though they don’t have much of an attention span. That’s why parents are surprised by what they see when they tour Eton Montessori School in Bellevue, Wash. Children as young as 3 happily engaged in independent, focused work for long stretches. Read more…

Encourage Self-Learning

Homework: One skill essential to children’s academic success is the ability to learn on their own. While teachers and parents play a key role in a child’s development, educational activities that encourage self-learning are equally important. Read more…

Bald Eagles Up Close and Personal at EagleFest 2017

Travel: Yet few citizens can say they have actually seen a bald eagle up close. Good news! At EagleFest 2017 you can introduce your children to bald eagles and other wild birds of prey. Read more…

Let's Go To Liberty Science Center

Travel: About an hour’s drive from Southern Westchester, the LSC is easily recognizable with its cool IMAX dome structure. Once you park (for a fee), head inside and choose your admission ticket. I bought Combination Passes for myself, my husband, and our two kids because it allowed us to choose an IMAX film in addition to seeing nearly every exhibit. Read more…

Encourage Self-Learning For Your Child’s Academic Success

Education: Learning independently inspires children to become more confident, nurturing critical thinking and analytical skills. Giving children time Read more…

Montessori Education: A Mindful Approach

Hot Topics: Young children aren’t usually known for intense concentration. To the contrary, kids are expected to bounce from one activity to another even though they don’t have much of an attention span. That’s why parents are surprised by what they see when they tour Eton Montessori School in Bellevue, Wash. Children as young as 3 happily engaged in independent, focused work for long stretches. Read more…