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5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp
by Rachel Brodsky - March 23, 2012

Camp season is coming up -- what should you do to get your kids (and yourself!) ready for this big change? Read on for our experts' tips on making summer camp a success for everyone involved.

Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (for Kids and for Grown-Ups!)
by Rachel Brodsky - March 23, 2012

If your kid is having a hard time getting into the "summer camp spirit," maybe these classics (and modern classics) will help get them in the spirit. And once they've gone to bed, there are plenty of goofy (or scary!) camp flicks for adults, too!

Top 10 Best (and Worst!) Camp Memories
by Rachel Brodsky - March 23, 2012

Swimming, roasting marshmallows, and getting outdoors are among the many things this author loved about her childhood camp experience. But what about the things kids don't love about summer camp, like awkward dance nights and cleanup duty?

No More Molasses Classes
by Rachel Brodsky - January 11, 2012

"America's Educator" Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes," talks about how to banish boredom from the classroom, make teaching a desirable profession (again), and what to do when you don't like your kid's teacher.

What You Need to Know About Preparing Your Kids for the SATs
by Rachel Brodsky - November 01, 2011

What you can do to adequately prepare your children for standardized tests (those anxiety-inducing things that seem to take on greater import every year) no matter your budget or child’s learning style.

New York Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America
by Rachel Brodsky - June 08, 2011

The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has been listed on the 2011-12 Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report’s eight best children’s hospitals in the nation.

Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids
by Rachel Brodsky - May 09, 2011

The stress and worries parents feel may negatively impact their kids, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Find out how to conquer stress for a healthier home.

Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations
by Rachel Brodsky - April 07, 2011

Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays.

Family Outing: Sol Y Canto Presents a Day of Latin Music in Queens
by Rachel Brodsky - February 23, 2011

Sol Y Canto, a nationally renowned Pan-Latin ensemble, will bring its contemporary music to Flushing Town Hall this March, with a special event for families.

Queens Calendar Highlights: March Family Events
by Rachel Brodsky - February 23, 2011

Looking for family-friendly events in Queens this March? Check out our top picks, including children's concerts and family theater throughout the borough.

Presidents' Week Activities for Kids: Wildlife Adventures Mini Camp at the Queens Zoo
by Rachel Brodsky - January 25, 2011

Kids have a lot to look forward to at the Queens Zoo this month, when the zoo hosts another session of its popular children's program, Wildlife Adventures Mini Camp. Kids ages 6-10 can learn about animal life, visit different animal groups, go on behind-the-scenes tours of zoo exhibits, watch live animal presentations, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.

Queens Activities for Families in February 2011
by Rachel Brodsky - January 25, 2011

Find great family events happening this February in Queens, including Black History Month events, kid-friendly shows, and Presidents' Week activities.

Queens RoboMindTech Teams Compete in FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Games
by Rachel Brodsky - January 24, 2011

Three Queens-based RoboMindTech teams participated in a 2010-2011 FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Competition in the Bronx.

Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating
by Rachel Brodsky - January 13, 2011

Despite the government's education stimulus, the US still gets a 'C' in public education for 2011.

Safe Space Offers New Program for At-Risk Youth
by Rachel Brodsky - January 05, 2011

Safe Space, an agency based in Jamaica, NY, has launched a new treatment program called Redirections, which will offer juvenile offenders between the ages of 12-17 an opportunity to seek therapeutic support and adult encouragement.

How to Help Your Child Make Friends at Camp
by Rachel Brodsky - January 13, 2011

If you're sending your older child to camp for the first time, chances are she'll be surrounded by kids who’ve attended before. Read on for advice for nervous newbies on really making friends, not just blending in.

Queens Family Outing: MoMA PS1 Hosts Two Fascinating Exhibits
by Rachel Brodsky - December 21, 2010

The non-profit, contemporary art museum will host "The Talent Show" and "Sergej Jensen" through the spring. Read on for details on these two experimental exhibits.

Queens: January Activities for Kids and Families - 2011
by Rachel Brodsky - December 21, 2010

Check out some fun family events happening this January in Queens, including kid-friendly concerts and shows and outdoor winter activities.

Family Friendly Holiday Shows in Queens - December 2010
by Rachel Brodsky - November 22, 2010

Check out our roundup of the best holiday shows and concerts in the county, including several performances of "The Nutcracker."

Queens December 2010 Activities for Kids and Families
by Rachel Brodsky - November 22, 2010

We've rounded up some of the best events for children and families happening this December in Queens. Catch a kid-friendly show or join in a holiday celebration - get all the details here!

Mount Sinai Queens Honored for Advances in Breast Health Awareness
by Rachel Brodsky - November 19, 2010

Mount Sinai Hospital in Queens, NY, was presented with a Community Recognition Award November 17 for its work in battling breast cancer and providing preventative care.

Queens' Kelli Herd Teaches Through Play
by Rachel Brodsky - November 04, 2010

Kelli Herd, founder of World Play, Inc., teaches cultural understanding to children in New York City and around the world through toys and play.

Psychological Center Opens on Queens College Campus
by Rachel Brodsky - November 03, 2010

The Queens College Psychological Center recently opened, offering low- to no-cost services to local children, adolescents, and adults.

November Family Outing: Queens County Farm Museum's Wildlife Weekends
by Rachel Brodsky - October 26, 2010

This month, the Queens County Farm Museum invites families to attend Wildlife Weekends, where kids can meet and learn about a variety of wildlife species, view educational animal shows, and spend some time frolicking on the farm. Get the details here.

Queens Calendar: Activities and Events for Kids and Families in November 2010
by Rachel Brodsky - October 26, 2010

We've rounded up the best events for kids and families happening this November in Queens. Whether you're looking to celebrate Thanksgiving, catch a kid-friendly show, or enjoy one of the borough's museums, we've got all the information a Queens family needs.

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