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New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

New Places, New Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island - October 2009

Stay up to date on new businesses and programs for kids and families opening up in Suffolk County, Long Island this fall.

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

News Release: St. Mark School Hosts New School Year Liturgy for Brooklyn Schools

St. Mark School helped the Brooklyn Diocese's Catholic elementary schools ring in a new school year with a liturgy and breakfast reception.

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

How to Encourage Good Writing Skills in Your Child

Teaching writing can be intimidating, especially if you don’t feel like you are a good writer yourself. Here are some tips you can use to encourage your kids in grade school or high school — age doesn’t matter; it’s never too late to develop good writing habits.

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

How to Pack a Healthy and Yummy School Lunch

Dr. Susan Bartell, author of the new book "Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan," gives tips for moms and dads on packing a healthy school lunch that their kids with actually eat.

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School

Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009.

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online

Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up

Michal Luchins, O.D., explains why school-issued standard vision screenings are not enough when it comes to your child's eye health.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured

Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and consistency. To help your child get on the organized track, try these 10 strategies.

The PPORA Method for Academic Success

The PPORA Method for Academic Success

The PPORA Method is a tool devised to improve reading comprehension and study skills. The acronym stands for Preview, Post-it, Organize, Review, and Answer. Read on for how the system can help your child.

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills

Your child is struggling in school, and you want to help her in every way you can. Read on for tips to support your child's learning.

Back-to-School Fashion Tips from the Experts

Back-to-School Fashion Tips from the Experts

We’ve asked those in the biz to fill us in on what’s hot this season, from head to toe. Check out these back-to-school fashion tips for kids of all ages.

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

Cure the Back-to-School Blues

New clothes: Check. Hannah Montana backpack: Check. Transformers lunch box: Check. No. 2 pencils, color-coded notebooks, and butterflies in stomach: Check, check, check! A new school year means different teachers, unfamiliar kids, and a whole new routine. This can be stressful for even the most confident, easygoing child—and for parents, too. But work together, and those first days can be a good learning experience for the whole family!

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School

Check out these new products that make back to school easier for kids and parents.

Back To School: Online Learning in the Classroom

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.

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success

Whether we like it or not, the lazy days of summer eventually give way to back-to-school frenzy. This can be a stressful transition — for kids and parents

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

Back to School Shopping on a Budget

How about turning back-to-school shopping into a teachable moment — a real-life exercise for your kids in wants vs. needs and sticking to a budget?

Summer Learning

Summer Learning

The opportunities for fun summer learning are endless, from day camps that offer specific programs to plain creative ways that parents can use to promote things educational.

Afterschool Classes & Programs: What Kids and Parents Want Now

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.

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child

It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms

If you have a child with a suspected developmental delay, foreign terms like CPSE, EI, OSC, IEP are likely to work their way into your vocabulary. Decoding these acronyms may seem like learning a new language, an accurate translation may hold the key to advocating for your child.

Bringing the Planet into the Classroom

Bringing the Planet into the Classroom

The Children's Rnvironmental Literacy Foundation(CELF) helps schools and teachers teach sustainability.

New Places, New Programs in Rockland

New Places, New Programs in Rockland

Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places in Rockland!

New Places, New Programs on Long Island - May '09

New Places, New Programs on Long Island - May '09

Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places on Long Island...

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year

As the end of the school year approaches, artistic creations, book reports, poster boards, folders and workbooks arrive home. Your child hands each one to you with an expectant look on his face: “You’re going to keep this, right?”

Test-Taking Strategies for Kids

Test-Taking Strategies for Kids

Taking end-of-the-year exams can be one of the most daunting aspects of school.By learning some helpful test-taking strategies, students can improve their performance on these exams, while helping to strengthen their overall study skills.




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