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College Savings Plans Make the Grade

College Savings Plans Make the Grade

With the cost of higher education continually rising, it’s more important than ever to get an early start saving for a child’s college education.

How to Work with Your Child’s Tutor

How to Work with Your Child’s Tutor

A referral from another parent can be a good place to start, but the key is to find a tutor who best addresses the learning styles and issues of your child.

A Virtual Jewish Library for Fairfield

A Virtual Jewish Library for Fairfield

A monthly gift in the mail of a Jewish book or CD to children.

Helping Children with their Homework

Helping Children with their Homework

Guidelines for getting kids to do their homework.

Ways to Make Kids Love Math

Ways to Make Kids Love Math

Teaching kids to use math in their everyday lives.

Time Management for Kids

Time Management for Kids

Easy ways to help children manage their time better.

Sick Children at School

Sick Children at School

When is it OK to send a sick child to school?

Tips for Real World Math

Tips for Real World Math

It is critical to create a mathematical “environment” for your children, especially during the formative years between pre-K and fifth grade.

Take the Team Approach

Take the Team Approach

Realizing a vision for the school year requires support from a motivated group of individuals: a team of people who ban together through adversity, inspire motivation and acknowledge achievement.

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice

The Yellow School Bus is the Greener Choice

The less buses have to fight for the roads and school driveways, the smoother the commute is for the entire student body. This year, however, as gas prices approach the $5 mark, more and more parents finally seem to be open to the idea of busing, and the prospect of saving a few dollars on gas.

September Reading: Some Insider Tips

September Reading: Some Insider Tips

If you have children just starting school, building their confidence and comfort with books is the most important thing that you can do.

Making The New School Year Successful

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.

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The Power of Afterschool

The Power of Afterschool

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, The After-School Corporation (TASC), based in New York City, asked highly accomplished individuals what they did after school when they were growing up.

Easing Your Kids Back to School

Easing Your Kids Back to School

Transitioning from the lazy days of summer to a new grade or school can be a tough task for kids and parents alike.

Preschool on the Horizon

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:

The Summer Brain Drain

The Summer Brain Drain

Studies have shown that children can lose between 10 and 25 percent of their reading skills over the course of the summer. This is directly due to the lack of work, skills and drills in which the student should be engaged over the break from school.

Painless Summer Learning

Painless Summer Learning

Summer “brain drain” is a well-documented occurrence. In addition to causing stress for parents and educators, “brain drain” also fuels the fire in the debate of summer fun versus summer learning. But that doesn’t have to be the case, as both goals can be accomplished with a little bit of planning and imagination.

Al Hirschfeld Goes to School

Al Hirschfeld Goes to School

The New York City Department of Education and the Al Hirschfeld Foundation have teamed up to present a curriculum for grades 2-12 based on the artist's life and work.

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles

How-To: Care for Baby Smiles

Oral health affects your child’s overall health, and good habits can last a lifetime. With the help of your pediatric dentist, you can help your child’s smile to be protected for life.

How To Get Set For Kindergarten

How To Get Set For Kindergarten

If you think that preschool time is just about unstructured play and napping, think again. There is now more emphasis on academics than ever before, and this means preparation is critical during the preschool years.

An Opportunity for Learning Outside the Classroom

An Opportunity for Learning Outside the Classroom

Since 2003, Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day is observed on the fourth Thursday in April. The chance for kids to see what their parents actually do at the workplace falls on April 24th this year.

Pre-Schools: Half-day vs. Full-day for 3-year-olds

Pre-Schools: Half-day vs. Full-day for 3-year-olds

The increase in single parent and two-parent families where the adults hold down jobs with long hours have resulted in an increased demand for full-day pre-schools.

Can Learning Make You Stupid?

Can Learning Make You Stupid?

Be careful not to confuse electronic learning with the real stuff.

20/20 Vision?  How Vision Problems Affect School Work

20/20 Vision? How Vision Problems Affect School Work

Parents with children who are struggling in school should bring them for a thorough eye examination; one that includes tests at the distance at which a child actually reads.




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NYMetroParents is the parenting division of Davler Media Group and encompasses 9 regional print magazines within the greater NY metro region as well as the website (nymetroparents.com). Following the success of the first NYC parenting resource book, "Big Apple Baby," BIG APPLE PARENT was launched in 1985; it is now the largest publisher of regional parenting content in the United States.

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