What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

FUN AND GAMES

     Home  >  Articles  > Product Reviews
by Danielle Sullivan

Related: children, kids, ,


Hands-on History

   Kids learn about the Underground Railroad in school, but there’s nothing like a visual to drive home a point. The Underground Railroad Escape to Freedom Game teaches kids how the escaped slaves fought their way to freedom. Players answer questions about African and African-American history as they navigate their way around the United States by moving pieces on a map. They learn about Safe-Houses along the Underground Railroad, as they trek their way across the country. Ages 6 and up. $17.99.www.blackheritagetoys.com.

 


Celebrate Lincoln

   This year as we mark a spectacular time in history, we also celebrate the 200th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. In Abe’s honor, Sarah Thomson’s book, What Lincoln Said, helps educate young Americans about our 16th President. The picture book biography includes the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and Lincoln’s struggle during the Civil War to keep the country together. HarperCollins Publishers. Ages 6-9. $17.99. www.harpercollinschildrens.com.


Heroic Tunes

   It’s a common belief that facts set to music are easier to retain (think the alphabet song and other jingles we hold in our brains). Singer and songwriter Jon Sprout uses this simple method to highlight various accomplished citizens in his new CD, American Heroes #3.From Dr. Jonas Salk and Pocahontas to Thomas Jefferson and Cesar Chavez, Spout uses biographical anecdotes, historical facts, and personality traits set to lively, engaging music. $13.98.www.jonsprout.com.

Sew Historical

   Quilting has a long tradition for practical reasons, like saving money and reusing material to keep warm. But it also has a symbolic history.The new book, Stitchin’ and Pullin’, by Patricia McKissack, chronicles the quilting work of the African-American community at Gee’s Bend, Alabama. It tells the story of Baby Girl, who waits intently for her turn to take a seat at the quilting frame and learn. The actual quilts they made now hang in museums across the country, but illustrator Cozbi Cabrera offers beautifully painted versions. Random House. Ages 6-10. $17.99. www.randomhouse.com.


Get a free whine stopper

Receive our weekly highlights newsletter · Over 1,000 local activities

More Product Reviews Articles

Stuff We Like: Green Products for Kids
Stuff We Like: Feeding Baby
Books that Teach Children About Diversity and Tolerance
Stuff We Like: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Stuff We Like for Kids: Fun with Food

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Product Reviews Sponsors

L'Isola Ristorante
128 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY
718-599-0200
...

World Class Performance Center
1028A Old Country Road
Plainview, NY
516-822-3903
World Class Performance Center is a studio dedicat...
Stamford Ophthalmology
1351 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT
203-327-5808
...

Spa-Tacular Party's @The Candy Shop
5918 Ave. N.
Mill Basin, NY
718-513-3121
Spa-Tacular Party's@The Candy Shop is a new venue ...

Westport School of Music (The)
18 Woods Grove Road
Westport, CT
203-227-4931
In recent years, a new addition to the School's cu...
See Our Product Reviews Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE