The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online.
Melissa Levis, NYC-based mommy rocker and founder of Moey's Music Party, recounts how a bedtime reading ritual with her son led her to question the messages our children's fairytales are sending. Read on for her tips on how to rewrite these classic stories to make them fun and inspirational.
As back-to-school season approaches, learn tips and tricks to help your child become a better reader for the upcoming school year.
Help bring your child's favorite books to life by taking them to kid lit landmarks all over New York City. On your trip, you'll find Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza from Knuffle Bunny, party in the Plaza Hotel like Eloise, and hang out in the Upper East Side like Lyle, Lyle Crocodile, and more.
Ellen Schmidt, the blogger behind Baby Meets City, tells us her favorite New York City-based books for kids.
Your child's friends and relationships have more of an effect on his schoolwork and grades than you may think. Kids with a positive social life tend to perform better academically. Vera Borukhov, a Queens tutor and teacher, offers tips on how to help your child succeed in school by developing the right friendships.
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst.
Check out these great books for kids, from beginner to advanced readers, that use New York City as the setting for their tales. The colorful characters and plots in these age-appropriate books are steeped in NYC history, helping teach kids about important landmarks and the people who helped shape the city's culture throughout the years. Plus, download a reading guide to "The Cricket in Times Square," a fictional kid-lit classic, and find out why acting like a tourist in the Big Apple can actually pay off in more ways than one.
Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge will open a satellite Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown, New York, in September, bringing its preschool and kindergarten curriculum to Westchester County.
Little Linguists is a new kind of bilingual program for kids in Westchester County offering immersion Spanish education as well as classes for native Spanish speakers.
At Sprouting Learners, a new preschool and daycare center in Nanuet, New York, teachers encourage children's natural curiosity to learn and explore through traditional and Montessori methods.
The Learning Garden Preschool, a play-based preschool, will open its doors in Bridgeport this September.
Our July magazines are out on stands throughout the New York metro area, filled with local family events, how-to guides, practical tips and advice, and our annual Source Book - a comprehensive guide to family venues and services throughout the NYC area. On top of all that, we've saved a few extra goodies for our online readers. Check them out!
Summer school can boost your child's grades and create confidence going into the next school year. Here are tips on how to cure the summer school blues and help make it a success instead.
Once school lets out for the summer, kids are always looking for something fun, interesting, or creative to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before the "I’m bored!” cries begin. Even in the summer, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special (and maybe even a little educational) this year.
The Fred Rogers Company, producers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has published a 2011 top 10 list of books for babies under 18 months old.
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams.
To encourage learning in the summer months, Sylvan Learning offers a suggested reading list for grades K-12 to help parents find the right book for their child.
As parents, we strive to create a love of reading and a core competence in reading in our kids. So how can we grow engaged readers who can later become great learners? The answer may lie in the digital revolution.
Millions of families each year face the question of how to pay for college. And it’s not one that’s easily answered without the help of some kind of financial aid. A survey by The Princeton Review found that 86 percent of college applicants and parents of applicants said that financial aid would be "very necessary."
Each year, students leave school at the peak of their math skills, only to let those skills wither over the summer as they enjoy camps, vacations, and video games. To combat this, TenMarks Education yesterday released its new summer math programs designed to give parents and students the tools they need to not only keep their math skills sharp, but to help students move ahead for the next school year.
A fourth grade teacher from Cottage Lane Elementary School in Blauvelt, NY, is the local recipient of Barnes & Noble's "My Favorite Teacher" award.
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools.
Don't let summer brain drain (the regression in math and reading skills that occurs over school vacation) happen to your children. Keep their brains active this summer at one of these great programs in the New York City area and beyond.
School may be out but books are definitely in. From young children's picture books and tales of not-so-similar twins to nonfiction reads and an urban twist on a childhood classic, The Horn Book's list of 51 kid-friendly titles (including a few highlighted summer-y top picks) is sure to engage readers of all ages and abilities.