October 17, 2018
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Elementary

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…

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

Feeding Your Family: Nothing epitomizes the arrival of autumn weather like an apple picking trip in the Hudson Valley. This trip is an annual ritual for many Westchester families and while many choose to venture to orchards further afield in Dutchess or Putnam counties, Westchester is home to one of the oldest apple orchards, Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm in Yorktown Heights celebrating its 102nd harvest this fall. Read more…
Grandparenting: “Needs a little more chocolate, don’t you think?” she says hopefully and with certainty. Read more…

“A” is for Apple

“A” is for Apple

Green Living: Everyone is heading back to school, but that doesn’t mean family outings must stop. Keep learning your ABCs when you literally take on A is for apple at your local orchard. 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…
Hot Topics: Does your kid have, “IT”? I’m referring to that little word that is commonly used to describe major talent chops in showbiz. Have you been stopped on the street, playground, supermarket by strangers cooing over your child’s cuteness factor? Do any of your kids mimic lines incessantly to their favorite Nickelodeon show or are they likely to be found hamming it up with their hairbrush in front of the mirror? “IT” is also the acting bug (no cure known, sorry). I’m here to help you figure out, “IT”. Read more…
Hot Topics: When my children compile their summer bucket list, I know they will include one outing that gives me a nervous twitch. They always want to go to the water park. Read more…
Feeding Your Family: Teach your child that fruit doesn’t grow in plastic containers at the supermarket. Take them berry picking for a little education, some good exercise and a yummy treat. Blueberries, raspberries and peaches are perfect for picking from mid to late summer. Note: It’s always wise to call ahead and confirm crop conditions. Read more…

Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

Nutrition: Promote your children’s hands-on learning by helping them open a neighborhood lemonade stand. Refresh yourself and your neighbors by featuring something slightly different – Watermelon Lemonade from Whole Foods Market. Read more…

Lasdon Park

Lasdon Park

Tweens: Situated on more than 200 acres in Somers, Lasdon Park offers a beautiful backdrop for a family picnic or a walk along the colorful gardens blooming with flowers. Summer is the perfect time to visit, although Lasdon offers special events catering to families throughout the year. The newly opened Conservatory featuring exotic flowers and plants is drawing visitors from all over the county and outdoor concerts are planned this summer. Below are highlights from the park that are sure to please the littlest nature lovers to history buff ’tweens. Read more…
Tweens: So, you think nothing is free? Think again. Just when you need a summer activity to keep the kids occupied, here comes this list of four outings that can tame the boredom monster. Read more…
Technology: Open up any newspaper or tune into any news program and there’s considerable coverage of the wildly popular video game, Fortnite: Battle Royale. Created by Epic Games, Fortnite can be played across multiple platforms including computers, gaming consoles and smartphones. While the ages of Fortnite players runs the gamut, step onto any elementary or middle school playground and chances are your kids or their friends have heard of it or are playing it themselves. 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…
Feeding Your Family: Looking for some outdoor, Saturday family fun this summer? Then stop by The New Rochelle Downtown BID (Business Improvement District) Grand Market where the entire family can explore, play games, enjoy lunch, free entertainment, and of course, shop! The “Grand Market,” as it is affectionately known, runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 2 through Oct. 27, on the lawn of the downtown New Rochelle Public Library at 1 Library Plaza. Read more…
Contests: Enter to win the NextWave™ Jumbo Beach Basket from Amloid! This bright and colorful 15-piece activity set comes complete with assorted sea creatures and nautical forms, bucket with handle, castle molds, rake, roller, sand spinner, sifter and shovels in a variety of sizes. There’s a sturdy nylon shoulder strap for easy portability and the collapsible folding case makes clean up a breeze by shaking out water and sand when it’s time to go. Retail Value, $14.99. Contest ends July 26, 2018. Enter now at WestchesterFamily.com/BeachBasket. Read more…

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