August 23, 2019
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Education

Hot Topics: I’m new to this school thing. My oldest is going in to second grade so I’ve only had one year of buying school supplies under my belt. I will tell you though that I was on it the first year. Waiting for that school supply list was like Christmas morning for me. I couldn’t wait to tackle the necessities needed for my son’s first year of school. I bought the best of the best and even tucked in a few sheets of “Bravo!” stickers for his teacher. Oh, you too? Read more…

First Day of School Jitters

Child Development: First day of school jitters? Picture book to the rescue. Read this adorable tale to calm everyone’s nerves - your included. Read more…

Little Bytes

Media: STEM/STEAM education is all the arge right now and parents can help encourage their child’s interest by providng fun books and toys that encourage this learning style. We’ve found a few you should know about There’s also a family film perfect for the slightly older child that salutes the scicen geek in all of us can you might want to watch as a family. Read more…
Media: STEAM is everywhere. You’ve heard the acronym so often that you finally Googled it, so you know it stands for Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math, and that every after-school program and summer camp under the sun is offering it. But, you’re not completely sure what it really is, where the measurable benefits are, or how to begin talking to your kids about what they’ve been learning. You might even feel confused because it seems like a ‘trending’ topic. You’re almost sure you and your family should be jumping on the bandwagon, but you don’t completely understand why. Read more…

How to Make an Inflatable Butter Slime

Activities: There are many stores that sell slime including Walmart and The Dollar Tree, but making it at home is way cooler. Making slime at home is much easier than you think. All you need is some glue and an activator for a normal slime. Slime is a fun and stress-relieving toy. Read more…

Encouraging Girls to Code

Encouraging Girls to Code

Technology: It’s no secret that coding has risen in popularity among elementary school-age kids and the ‘tween set. With schools all over Westchester holding free Hour of Code events organized by code.org, children as young as kindergarten are getting exposure to coding at a young age and joining the more than 720 million students worldwide who participated in the event this past year. But what will it take to engage students, particularly girls, in coding long-term and what can be done to help prevent them from losing interest in it, which peaks as girls enter adolescence? Read more…

‘Help Me to Do it Myself!’

Toddlers: How do Montessori programs foster independence in toddlers? From a very young age, children are supported in learning to do things for themselves, rather than having things done for them. Montessori teachers give toddlers “just enough help.” In this way, the environment helps toddlers develop confidence by actually learning how to do things for themselves. Read more…
More than 200 fourth and fifth grade students from Hillcrest Elementary School in Peekskill, N.Y., formed a circle around the edges of their cafeteria and began to sing. Read more…

Have Faith

Have Faith

For many families, a religious school makes a great education option, whether or not faith is a major part of their home life. In fact, a Catholic or Jewish education can be a fantastic way to expose your child to different ways of thinking about the world and interacting with their community. Read more…

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