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Helping Kids With Handwriting

Helping Kids With Handwriting

In today’s fast-paced computer age, handwriting seems like a forgotten art. But the truth is that mastering handwriting sets children up for other learning successes. Handwriting builds confidence, teaches children to have an organized approach, and enhances their ability to communicate.

Off To a Great Start!

Off To a Great Start!

Here are 10 surefire steps to a successful school year...

My Child Has To Be Tested!

My Child Has To Be Tested!

Maybe the teacher has contacted you. Maybe the pediatrician has raised some questions. Now they have agreed that your child should be referred for testing. What are they looking for?

Kid Ergonomics

Kid Ergonomics

When you're fit, you’re more productive. That’s true for children as well. Too-heavy backpacks and bad computer posture can cause physical imbalances which can, in turn, affect learning.

Friend or Foe?

Friend or Foe?

Do schools attempt to meet all student struggles from within and reject tutoring as superfluous? Or do they embrace the part these outside professionals play and welcome them into the process?

“New Math”: A Guide Through the Maze

“New Math”: A Guide Through the Maze

2 + 2 still equals 4, but why does my child’s multiplication look like rocket science?

Learning Styles: Which One is Your Child?

Learning Styles: Which One is Your Child?

When parents observe their children's learning styles, it makes it easier to help them learn. It's also a good exercise to find out how you learn — since this could complement or contrast with your child's style.

Study Habits: Strategies for Success

Study Habits: Strategies for Success

It’s never too early to develop good study habits. Rather than waiting until it’s too late, improve your study habits now!

Homework Help for Kids (and parents, too!)

Homework Help for Kids (and parents, too!)

In an effort to help city kids get their homework done on their own and correctly, the New York Public Library has created a site, www.homeworkNYC.org, which offers academic assistance to students in grades Kindergarten through 12.

Playing the Math Game

Playing the Math Game

Developing solid math skills is a necessity for all children. Students who take math early in their educational careers set a stronger foundation for success in school and throughout life.

Life After School

Life After School

Many parents enroll their children in afterschool programs, whether they work outside or inside the home.

River Teacher

River Teacher

For West Nyack mother of two Laurie Seeman, Earth Day doesn’t come around once a year; it’s an every day affair. As a self-described “environmental artist, scientist and educator”, Seeman uses art to teach children to appreciate their environment and to act as its “keepers”.

Savoring Heaven and Earth

Savoring Heaven and Earth

Budding astronomers can learn these facts and more when they blast off to the outer reaches of the universe at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center’s latest exhibit, Heavens Above: Photographs of the Universe from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Last-Minute Mom

Last-Minute Mom

You may be reading this issue in 90-degree heat, or at the pool, and you’re thinking, “Back to school already?”

Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

A not-very-funny thing happened to me on the way to having three children. I had become quite chubby. Not just plump but soft, jiggly, mushy

A school grows in Brooklyn

A school grows in Brooklyn

The International School of Brooklyn (ISB), NYC’s only French/Spanish language-immersion school following the International Baccalaureate curriculum, is moving to a bigger space and adding first grade in September 2007.

The Joke’s on Brooklyn

The Joke’s on Brooklyn

The teacher is usually the one on the classroom who has to deal with the class clown. In Steve Solomon’s case, he was the teacher and the funny guy. And now he is capitalizing on his talents

New program allows families to “teacher share”

New program allows families to “teacher share”

Have you ever imagined the benefits to your child of having a classroom-credentialed childcare provider instead of a nanny or mother-in-law — but assumed the costs would be prohibitive?

BAX Grows Up — and Down

BAX Grows Up — and Down

Brooklyn Arts Exchange, a 16-year-old institution, has been ensconced on 5th Avenue in Park Slope since 1998. But it outgrew its location a few years ago.

FX Kids

FX Kids

The Young School of Design, the re-named and expanded Nykidsanimate, offers classes for ages 8-14 in comic bookmaking, special effects, filmmaking, and more.

Wise up, girlfriends!

Wise up, girlfriends!

According to a recent poll, 40 percent of teenage girls say that saving for college is their motivation to work during the summer. But along the way, pitfalls like credit cards, shopping, and treating friends hurt their chances to succeed.

Taking On The Bad Guys

Taking On The Bad Guys

One man’s mission to help kids deal with bullying.

Executive Training For The Preschool Set

Executive Training For The Preschool Set

What does 7-year-old Gabriela Christina Gagliano from Kew Gardens have in common with the likes of Bill Gates or Steve Jobs? Perhaps more than you think.

Searching for a Preschool? The pressure continues

Searching for a Preschool? The pressure continues

Long considered the “bible” for parents in search of nursery schools, Victoria Goldman has just revised "The Manhattan Directory of Private Nursery Schools".

How to Get Winning Writing Strategies

How to Get Winning Writing Strategies

For many students, the thought of having to write a well-constructed essay causes a chronic case of the jitters.




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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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