We asked Rhonda Boltax, a learning disabilities specialist and the founder of Keys to Reading in Great Neck, NY, if and why multisensory teaching methods, like visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile methods, are effective for children with special needs like learning disabilities and dyslexia.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio Urges Public School Parents in Brooklyn to Sign a 'Count on Me' Pledge
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio stopped by P.S. 67 in Brooklyn on the first day of school to urge parents to sign a "Count on Me" pledge and commit to being more involved in their children's education.
A new website by EduProfile includes profiles on thousands of private and public schools in New York City, plus a school comparison tool and tips for parents on school admissions, entrance exams, school tours, and more advice that makes choosing a school easier.
PlayTogether NYC, a certified preschool, opens its doors on the Upper West Side, offering a play-based program for toddlers, with half-day and full-day options.
CLAP for Children will open at the Chinese School of Norwalk to offer more Chinese language classes to kids and adults.
As much as the kids are dreading it, the fall has replaced summer and the time has come to start another school year. If you are having trouble getting them into the back-to-school mentality, use the following tips to ensure an organized and successful new academic year.
Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West.
Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC.
The Little Backyardigans Play Room in Brooklyn helps children transition smoothly to a full school day.
Remember when your kid's math homework was more addition and subtraction than graphing calculator functions and pre-calculus? With schools now placing a greater emphasis on learning science and math, it is easy for kids to get left behind the learning curve once simple science turns into chemistry and physics. Follow these simple tips to keep kids school savvy, even if trigonometry is not your first language.
With summer ending and fall nearly in full swing, it's time for kids to gear up for another school year. As students know, this means new backpacks, pencils, and notebooks. As parent know, this means a back-to-school shopping list that can be anything but budget-friendly. Read on for easy, money-saving tips that ensure your little student starts the school year off right, without breaking the bank.
The Bronxville Adult School is offering SAT, ACT, and PSAT test prep classes for students this fall in southern Westchester.
The New York State Department of Education last week released the official results of standardized tests for third through eighth graders. Instead of waiting until September, parents and guardians can now view their children's 2011 NYS ELA, math, and science test scores online.
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.
As back-to-school season approaches, learn tips and tricks to help your child become a better reader for the upcoming school year.
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.
Ellen Schmidt, the blogger behind Baby Meets City, tells us her favorite New York City-based books for kids.
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.
Sunflower Kidz Daycare opens in Queens this September, bringing an affordable childcare and preschool program to East Elmhurst.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Learning Garden Preschool, a play-based preschool, will open its doors in Bridgeport this September.
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!