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Happily Ever After: How to Update Your Children's Fairytales
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. (read the story...)

Tips To Turn Your Child Into A Better Reader
As back-to-school season approaches, learn tips and tricks to help your child become a better reader for the upcoming school year. (read the story...)

Visiting Children's Literature Landmarks in New York City
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. (read the story...)

Baby Meets City Mom Blogger Suggests the Best NYC-Based Books for Kids
Ellen Schmidt, the blogger behind Baby Meets City, tells us her favorite New York City-based books for kids. (read the story...)

How Your Children's Friends Affect Their Grades
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. (read the story...)

Sunflower Kidz Daycare Opens in East Elmhurst NY
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst. (read the story...)

10 Best Children's Books About NYC History
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. (read the story...)

Green Meadow Waldorf School Opens Early Childhood Center in Tarrytown NY
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. (read the story...)

New Bilingual Program for Kids Opens in Scarsdale NY
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. (read the story...)

Sprouting Learners Daycare Opens in Nanuet NY
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. (read the story...)

The Learning Garden Preschool Opens in Bridgeport CT
The Learning Garden Preschool, a play-based preschool, will open its doors in Bridgeport this September. (read the story...)

July 2011 Online Extras
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! (read the story...)

How to Make Summer School a Success
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. (read the story...)

Fun, Creative, and Educational Summer Activities for Kids in the New York City Area
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. (read the story...)

Best Books for Babies 2011
The Fred Rogers Company, producers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has published a 2011 top 10 list of books for babies under 18 months old. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

Sylvan Learning's Summer Reading List for Kids
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. (read the story...)

Embrace Technology to Keep Kids Hooked on Reading
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. (read the story...)

How to Make College More Affordable: There's More Money if You Know Where to Look
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." (read the story...)

New Summer Math Program Aims to Combat Summer Learning Loss
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. (read the story...)

Rockland's Favorite Teacher
A fourth grade teacher from Cottage Lane Elementary School in Blauvelt, NY, is the local recipient of Barnes & Noble's "My Favorite Teacher" award. (read the story...)

New Website Allows Families to Search for Housing Near NYC's Great Schools
A new website allows parents of New York City's public school children to locate affordable housing near the city's outstanding public schools. (read the story...)

Prevent 'Summer Brain Drain': Academic Summer Programs for Kids in NYC and Beyond
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. (read the story...)

Kids Soak Up the Sun this Season with a Cool Lemonade and a Hot Summer Read
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. (read the story...)

Four NYC Area School Teams Honored in 2011 National Science and Technology Awards Program
The 19th Annual Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards Program, the world's largest student science and technology competition, announced eight winning teams, including four from the New York City area. (read the story...)


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