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Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read an excerpt from the book here. (read the story...)

It's (Just?) a Game: How to Put the Fun Back into Youth Sports
Ah, the pressures — of training, of always trying to win. Don't let them get in the way of what youth sports are really all about. Consult our advice from experts in the field on how parents can be supportive without going overboard. (read the story...)

Alternative Sports and Non-Competitive Physical Activities in the New York Metro Area
If you have a non-athletic child, you can still find ways to bond with him or her through non-competitive physical activities. We've compiled a list of parks, rinks, and other sports centers in the New York metro area that offer healthy and fun activities like rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, table tennis, ice skating, and more! (read the story...)

The World Famous Radio City Rockettes Kick Up Their Heels in Pelham
On September 21, two Rockettes visited Jump Dance Center in Pelham to teach a master dance class and partake in a Q&A with local dancers. (read the story...)

The Music Conservatory of Westchester Receives Arts Grants
The Music Conservatory of Westchester, a non-profit community school of the arts in White Plains, New York, has been awarded $41,000 in grants from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). (read the story...)

Special Needs Sports Programs in the New York Metro Area
Find sports programs in your area that caters to kids with special needs. You'll find opportunities for involvement in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens boroughs of New York City; Rockland and Westchester Counties, NY; Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island; and in Fairfield, Connecticut. (read the story...)

How to Schedule Your Child's After-School Activities: The Top 5 Challenges
Now's the time to sign up for (and fill your calendar with!) all of your kids' scheduled after-school activities. But first, consult our advice for dealing with the top five challenges you'll likely encounter. (read the story...)

How to Schedule Your Child's Time
Five tips for making your family's balancing act more manageable during the school year. (read the story...)

Back To School: Online Learning in the Classroom
With new software, better technology, and more prevalent wireless options in schools around the region, the Internet is playing a more vital role in the way teachers teach and students learn. (read the story...)

How to Stay Organized with School & Afterschool Clutter & Confusion!
Back to school means back to textbooks, homework, and backpacks, and for many kids, back to afterschool and extracurricular activities. Before the call you get at work for a forgotten sports bag becomes a daily routine, take down these tips from an organizing professional. (read the story...)

Afterschool Classes & Programs: What Kids and Parents Want Now
With the afterschool landscape ever changing, we’ve identified the newest trends and the hottest programs to help guide you in making the right decision for your child. (read the story...)

Look Ma, No Pedals! ...Bike New York’s Workshop for Kids
Bike New York, an organization dedicated to bicycle promotion and safety, has a different approach, one that lets kids ages 5 and up feel their way to riding. (read the story...)

What Adopted Kids Wish...a Workshop in Ridgefield
Sherrie Eldridge, author of "Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew," presents an interactive workshop... (read the story...)

Customized Learning Experience for Your Child
One mother recognized the need for more educational options for her children and turned it into a unique opportunity for all children and parents. (read the story...)

Brrr…Time to Swim
During the winter season, swimming lessons are a great way to keep kids fit, happy, and comfortable. (read the story...)

Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble Nutcracker
The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble is having its holiday performance of The Nutcracker- a perfect activity for children and family. (read the story...)

Time Management for Kids
Easy ways to help children manage their time better. (read the story...)

Making The New School Year Successful
With the end of summer comes the inevitable stress of getting your children ready for another school year. Consider these tips to ease the way. (read the story...)

Newsletter Blast - BMCC
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Preschool on the Horizon
When it comes time to choose a preschool for your child, there are many things to ponder, from how your child learns, to what your finances allow, and where you live. Here is some feedback from a few local parents who have been involved in the search: (read the story...)

New Programs at Old Stone House in Park Slope
For many years, the Old Stone House (OSH) had been that small house at the back of a somewhat scary park. But in just a few years, OSH has spearheaded a variety of programs that have become neighborhood staples. (read the story...)

Voice Lessons: When Your Child Should Start
Could my child become the next American Idol? (read the story...)

Summing Up
11 of the 20 finalists were girls, with girls outnumbering boys for the first time as finalists. Coincidentally, K’Nex, the toy construction system, announced the winners of its building competition. All 10 finalists were boys. Despite the heartening Siemens Competition result, I don’t know why it’s so difficult to interest girls in math and science. (read the story...)

Ciao, Tuckahoe! The Westchester Italian Cultural Center
“The place where all things Italian come to life” is an apt description of the Westchester Italian Cultural Center. The center, located in Tuckahoe, officially opened this past September and serves to promote Italian contemporary and historic culture through exhibits, classes, events and programs. (read the story...)

The Right Pursuit at the Right Time
As parents, we want to be able to expose our children to the arts, or to sports, but we also want to make sure our kids can maximize their experiences by starting them at the right time. We went to the experts to ask that important question: When is the right time to start? (read the story...)


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