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How Parents Can Supplement Children's Learning at Home
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 22, 2014

If your child's school falls short in effectively teaching math and science, based on Insideschool's extensive research, there is much you can do to supplement his or her learning at home. Here are some ideas to supplement your child's math and science education.


Maker Faires in the New York Metro Area Support STEM Learning
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 22, 2014

Maker Faires, which celebrate invention, creativeness, and resourcefulness, are a fun, family-friendly way to support STEM learning at home. We've compiled a list of Maker Faires in the New York metro area that you can take your kids to.


How To Make Your Own Slime
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 20, 2014

This Halloween hit the kitchen and make a recipe for fun when you learn how to make your own slime. This homemade slime recipe is designed for kids to get their hands dirty, plus it's offers sensory stimulation for sight and touch. Prepare to get messy and have a lot of fun with homemade slime.


Win 4 Tickets to Strasburg Rail Road and Hotel Stay
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 19, 2014

As, part of our Halloween giveaways, you can enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to Strasburg Rail Road's Murder Mystery Dinner Train on Oct. 25, plus an overnight stay at Clarion Inn at Historic Strasburg. This is a family-friendly Halloween event.


Resources for Math and Science Learning at Home
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 17, 2014

Whether your child's classroom doesn't have evidence of quality math and science learning, or you want to boost your child's education at home, these educational websites will help with math and science learning at home.


America Will Turn the Lights On To Support Afterschool Programs
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 08, 2014

People all across the United States and at U.S. military installations worldwide will turn the lights on this October by joining the only national rally for afterschool programs.


Sesame Street Exhibit to Open at the New York Public Library
by NYMetroParents Staff - September 08, 2014

As Sesame Street begins its 45th season, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Sesame Workshop invite fans of all ages to take a closer look at the show's legacy, artistry, and beloved characters at the new free multimedia exhibition Somebody Come and Play: 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder. The exhibition will be on display in Sept. 18-Jan. 31, 2015.


Aug. 29-Sept. 1 Weekend Highlights by NYMetroParents
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 28, 2014


Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 28, 2014

Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Find apple picking, fall festivals, autumn harvest fairs, Halloween activities, corn mazes, Thanksgiving parades, and much more in our guide to fall fun.


The Best of the Rest of the Web: Starting Kindergarten, Entering High School, and Special Needs Moms
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 27, 2014

From the September 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful quotes about sending your child to kindergarten, keeping track of your high schooler's accomplishments, and the myth of superhuman special needs moms.


The Clover Hill School in Norwalk Celebrates Its 10th Year
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 19, 2014

The Clover Hill School, a Waldorf school for preschool and kindergarten-age children based in Norwalk, CT, was once only an idea brought up in a Stamford church meeting room. This year, it celebrates its 10th anniversary.


How to Soothe a Camera-Shy Child
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 18, 2014

Rob DeSantos, one of the star photographers at PhotoOp NYC (which has studios on the Upper East and Upper West Sides of Manhattan and also travels to the Hamptons during summer months) reveals some of his secrets for capturing cute kids through the lens.


Meet the 2014 Cover Contest Winner and Finalists
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 18, 2014

Introducing Emily, the winner of the 2014 NYMetroParents cover contest, and the eight finalists, including Fan Favorites and sisters Milani and Lola! Get to know these cute kids, take a behind-the-scenes peek of the photo shoot at PhotoOp NYC, plus a video that captures the kids' spirit—and cuteness!


Ebates Teen Style Survey Reveals Top Trends for Back to School
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 12, 2014

Ebates.com, a pioneer and leader in online cash back shopping, announced the results of its 2014 Back to School Survey: sporty clothes, urban fashion, and junior hipster looks are top trends for back to school.


Governor Malloy, Treasurer Nappier Announce CHET Baby Scholars Program
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 08, 2014

Connecticut Governor Malloy and Treasurer Nappier recently announced the launch of the CHET Baby Scholars program through the CHET 529 College Savings Plan. The Connecticut 529, managed by TIAA-CREF, helps families save money for their child's college education.


Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 07, 2014

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack or going into sudden cardiac arrest.


Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?
by NYMetroParents Staff - August 07, 2014

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how to administer CPR properly.


Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 31, 2014

Before considering graduating your child from a booster seat in the car, make sure you know the child car seat and booster seat requirements to keep your son or daughter safe on the road.


Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 31, 2014

Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car.


The Best of the Rest of the Web: Special Twitter Edition
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 31, 2014

From the August 2014 issues of NYMetroParents comes a selection of funny and thoughtful tweets about kids using (or not) clothes hampers, outside voices, and the fear of being bullied.


Program to Reduce Gun Violence Launched in Mount Vernon
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 15, 2014

Family Services of Westchester introduced the SNUG program to Mount Vernon, NY, in an effort to reduce street and gun violence in one of Westchester County's highest-risk communities.


Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area Awards $80,000 to Five Area High School Seniors
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 15, 2014

Ronald McDonald House Charities® New York Tri-State Area awards college scholarships to five exceptional area high school graduates as part of its General Scholars scholarship program to provide college tuition assistance to promising students.


Announcing Winners of the NYMetroParents Kids' Cover Contest
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 14, 2014

We narrowed it down from more than 1,000 entries in our 2014 Kids' Cover Contest to determine the Grand Prize winner, who hails from Queens. Our two Fan Favorites (sisters!) live in the Bronx. Congratulations, girls! Meet them below, and check our September issue to find all nine finalists.


Operation Backpack Launched to Collect School Supplies for Children in Need
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 09, 2014

Volunteers of America-Greater New York will launch OPERATION BACKPACK 2014 on July 14, the annual campaign to collect brand new backpacks and school supplies for the thousands of children living in New York City homeless and domestic violence shelters.


10 Things to Do if Your Pet is Lost
by NYMetroParents Staff - July 07, 2014

Paul Mann, founder and CEO of Fetch! Pet Care, shares 10 tips to help find your lost dog or cat, including going door to door and notifying pet shelters.



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