October 17, 2018
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Education

Homework: Whether parents hope to have their early learners reading before kindergarten, are looking for a little extra help for their struggling student or want to give their children a competitive advantage in the classroom, there are many reasons why parents seek out academic enrichment programs. Read more…

Cozy, Welcoming and Inspiring

Tweens: Every first Friday of the month for the last two years, 10-year-old Una Goodspeed of New Rochelle joins fellow readers for pizza and conversation about books in The Uncommon Corps of Ravenous Readers Book Club at The Voracious Reader in Larchmont. Una is a self-described “book maniac” but it wasn’t always this way. Read more…

Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

Activities: And the 2018 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Play goes to. …” Silence. A tight shot of the nominees fills the screen. All are unrecognizable to us at home. Read more…

New Kid on the Block

New Kid on the Block

Jessica Rogers loved traveling and wanted to see the country, so while her two children were young, she and her husband Jeff moved across the country several times. That meant that the kids would have to start new schools several times. Read more…

Teaching Children with Autism

Teaching Children with Autism

Autism: Alex is a 12-year-old boy with autism and an intellectual disability. He often holds his hands in front of his eyes, a few inches from his face, with his fingers splayed and rapidly moving back and forth. Sometimes he makes a humming noise while he spins round and round. Alex speaks about 50 words and is usually able to make his needs known to his parents and teacher. He requires constant attention and supervision. Read more…
Tweens: Casey and the Missing Teacher” is the tale of a little girl in kindergarten who must solve the mystery of why her teacher disappeared. Worried Casey looks everywhere for her teacher – the […] Read more…
Vacations: We’ve asked you, our readers, what your family favorites are and then we tallied the numbers. So, drum roll please – here are the results. Read more…
Vacations: Sometimes, it’s good for kids to get a reality check, with a firsthand look of what life was like before technology, when hard work was necessary for just simple living. Fortunately, there are several living history sites throughout the northeast that welcome families with interpretive, but fun, displays and activities. Read more…
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Elementary: Spring welcomes us to get outside more, so why not take science and art activities outside. You and your family can STEAM into spring with these fun activities that bring science and art together. Read more…
Tweens: Eastchester parent Beryn Corham’s son came home excited from school. “He couldn’t wait to tell me what happened that day at assembly,” she says. And teachers are thrilled too. According to Westchester teachers, nothing makes a kid’s eyes open wider than holding a piece of rebar (reinforcing steel) like that used in the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge or a strand from one of the stay cables that support the main span roadway. Read more…

Bilingual Education

Bilingual Education

Tweens: Progressive parents who wish to give their children a global education are bucking the conventional public school route and enrolling their kids in schools that offer a bilingual education. Read more…
Tweens: Is winter putting a chill on your usual outdoor fun? Take advantage of the cold season to explore the natural world, experiment, and get creative. Add art to STEM activities, and you get STEAM. From snow to stars to survival of animals, these activities are sure to STEAM things up. Read more…

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