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New and Noteworthy Products for Back to School
Read up on a few fresh and exciting products for back to school in September 2009. (read the story...)

Kids Create Their Own Comic Strips Online
Bill Zimmerman's MakeBeliefsComix.com allows users to channel their feelings and forget about everyday troubles by creating their own comic strip. The site is also a learning tool for language, offering options in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese. (read the story...)

What School Eye Exams Don't Pick Up
Michal Luchins, O.D., explains why school-issued standard vision screenings are not enough when it comes to your child's eye health. (read the story...)

10 Ways to Help Your Child Get Structured
Having good organizational skills is very important for your child’s success in school and in life. Some people are by nature more organized than others, but anyone can adopt the routines and habits of organization. All you need is practice and consistency. To help your child get on the organized track, try these 10 strategies. (read the story...)

The PPORA Method for Academic Success
The PPORA Method is a tool devised to improve reading comprehension and study skills. The acronym stands for Preview, Post-it, Organize, Review, and Answer. Read on for how the system can help your child. (read the story...)

Help Your Child Gain Better Studying Skills
Your child is struggling in school, and you want to help her in every way you can. Read on for tips to support your child's learning. (read the story...)

Back-to-School Fashion Tips from the Experts
We’ve asked those in the biz to fill us in on what’s hot this season, from head to toe. Check out these back-to-school fashion tips for kids of all ages. (read the story...)

Cure the Back-to-School Blues
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! (read the story...)

New and Noteworthy; Getting Ready for School
Check out these new products that make back to school easier for kids and parents. (read the story...)

Back To School: Online Learning in the Classroom
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. (read the story...)

Less Stress for Back-to-School Success
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 (read the story...)

Back to School Shopping on a Budget
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? (read the story...)

Summer Learning
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. (read the story...)

Afterschool Classes & Programs: What Kids and Parents Want Now
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. (read the story...)

How To Inspire the Non-Academic Child
It’s natural to have trouble with some subjects, to have strengths and weaknesses, including at school.... (read the story...)

Programs For Special Needs Children: Unlocking Their Acronyms
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. (read the story...)

Bringing the Planet into the Classroom
The Children's Rnvironmental Literacy Foundation(CELF) helps schools and teachers teach sustainability. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Rockland
Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places in Rockland! (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs on Long Island - May '09
Take a look at some new buzzing programs & places on Long Island... (read the story...)

How to Paper Purge at the End of the School Year
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?” (read the story...)

Test-Taking Strategies for Kids
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. (read the story...)

Earthly Messages in a Sci-Fi Film for Kids: 'Battle for Terra'
Roadside Attractions’ 'Battle for Terra', the new the sci-fi, CG-animated movie for kids, opens May 1st!! (read the story...)

In Our Communities - Rockland
A new childcare center receives a donation & a Hebrew Day School gets top honors! (read the story...)

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework
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. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Suffolk County
The Summer Camps at Stony Brook University... (read the story...)


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