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!
Check out these new products that make back to school easier for kids and parents.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school....
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.
The Children's Rnvironmental Literacy Foundation(CELF) helps schools and teachers teach sustainability.
Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places in Rockland!
Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places on Long Island...
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?”
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.
Roadside Attractions’ 'Battle for Terra', the new the sci-fi, CG-animated movie for kids, opens May 1st!!
A new childcare center receives a donation & a Hebrew Day School gets top honors!
Making schoolwork a priority in your home sends the signal that you care about your child and her future. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is set up for homework — and academic — success.
The Summer Camps at Stony Brook University...
A Consumer Reports survey of 12-year-olds found that 28% didn't know that credit cards are a form of borrowing, 40% didn't know that banks charge interest on loans, and 34% didn’t know that you can’t tell how good a product is by how much it is advertised.
See what new, fun games and books came out this month for kids!
Although staying focused when the weather changes can be challenging, we have compiled these tips to help you keep your kids motivated and engaged...
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium in Brooklyn is devoting an entire week to a “Green Fest!”
The 17th annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day® will be celebrated on Thursday, April 23.
Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres has been appointed as the newest national ambassador to the PTA
Sherrie Eldridge, author of "Twenty Things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew," presents an interactive workshop...