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How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

How to Understand Your Baby's Wants and Needs Based on Mood States and Cues

One of the most astonishing revelations about newborns is their ability to communicate almost from birth. Without words, he can inform when he wants to eat, when he wants to play, and even when he wants to rest. Healthy babies are constantly changing the state they are in, giving cues. Identifying the state your baby is in and recognizing her cues are keys to becoming a “baby whisperer”.

May 21, 2018

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

The Green Vale School’s Friday rocketry club had three teams of four 7th and 8th graders qulify for Nationals among 800 teams from 46 states, most of which are high school age. The rocketry club began building rockets in September with the goal of qualifying for the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May. To qualify, rockets must perform as close as possible to a set of flight specifications (altitude, duration, payload) established annually by TARC.

May 21, 2018

Meet the Intern: Alana Coopersmith

Meet the Intern: Alana Coopersmith

Introducing Alana Coopersmith, a 2018 summer editorial intern for NYMetroParents. She is an accomplished archer from Rockland County who hopes to become a political analyst. Get to know more about her!

May 21, 2018

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

This past Saturday, children from the Westchester and the Lil Chameleon community participated in their first-ever fashion show, highlighting Lil Chameleon's Summer 2018 clothing and accessory trends.

May 21, 2018

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Catch A Minor League Baseball Game in the New York Area

Check out the minor league baseball teams that play in NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

Mar 16, 2018

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Awesome Family Events Happening This Weekend On Long Island

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids on Long Island this Saturday and Sunday.

May 17, 2018

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

Where to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Your Kids in the New York Area

March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to commemorate women that made an influence in progressing female empowerment in our country and the world. Celebrate at one of these activities, museums, or statues across the New York area all month long.

Feb 26, 2018

The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse is Offering a New Acting Workshop for Children with Learning Disabilities

The Gateway Playhouse, a performing arts center located in Bellport, in consultation with East End Disability Associates, Inc., is offering a new acting workshop at its School for the Performing Arts for students on the autism spectrum or who children withhave learning disabilities. The East End Disability Associates, Inc. is a local nonprofit that provides support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

May 14, 2018

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Fun Things To Do This Weekend with Kids in New York City

Plan your weekend with our round-up of the best things to do with kids in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens this Saturday and Sunday.

May 17, 2018

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

Green Vale School Rocketry Team Places 9th in the Nation

The Green Vale School’s Friday rocketry club had three teams of four 7th and 8th graders qulify for Nationals among 800 teams from 46 states, most of which are high school age. The rocketry club began building rockets in September with the goal of qualifying for the Team America Rocketry Challenge National Finals in May. To qualify, rockets must perform as close as possible to a set of flight specifications (altitude, duration, payload) established annually by TARC.

May 21, 2018

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

Lil Chameleon Resale Boutique Hosts 2018 Fashion Show

This past Saturday, children from the Westchester and the Lil Chameleon community participated in their first-ever fashion show, highlighting Lil Chameleon's Summer 2018 clothing and accessory trends.

May 21, 2018

New Outdoor Forest Preschool Opens in Croton

New Outdoor Forest Preschool Opens in Croton

This fall, a new preschool is set to launch in Croton with the forest as its classroom. The Rewilding School announces the opening of its outdoor-based Forest Preschool program for the 2018 2019 school year for children ages 3 1/2 to 5. Based in Croton’s Brinton Brook Sanctuary, the Rewilding Forest Preschool will offer half-day morning and afternoon sessions starting this fall in an all-outdoor setting that includes meadows, streams, deep woods and a pond. “Kids need to splash in puddles, crawl through bushes, pick up sticks, listen to birds, catch bugs, play in the snow, and dig for worms,” says the school’s founder Eric Stone. An experienced naturalist and primitive skills educator, Stone is also a certified wilderness skills instructor, wilderness first responder, and licensed New York State guide, with over a decade of professional guiding experience. Through immersion in the natural world, Forest Preschool students discover their own connections to the land and each other. Students hear stories about wild plants and animals before acting out various aspects of forest life through games and imaginative play. Branches become “beaks” that the children use to find bird food, and forest debris becomes “nests” for forest creatures. Participants can expect to help build fires, watch birds, forage for berries, play in snow, and shoot bows and arrows. They can also expect to come home with the occasional scrape or insect bite. “The outdoors can be a scary and unpredictable place,” Stone says, adding that “it is these qualities that make it a perfect environment for young kids to learn about risk and reward.” Indeed, recent studies have shown the benefits of nature-based play for all ages. School-age children with access to green spaces experience less anxiety, greater focus, and increased cooperation and engagement with peers. Forest-based preschools across Europe share the benefits of outdoor play with younger children, and in Japan the restorative practice of ‘forest-bathing’ is gaining momentum among adults. “We are incredibly lucky here in the Hudson River Valley to live in a place with so many opportunities to explore our connection with the land and it is an absolutely joy to help people discover deep connections to places right in their own backyard.” says Stone. Since 2016, the Rewilding School has offered a variety of local outdoor programs for children and adults, including the popular Family Forest Weekends where parents and preschoolers can learn ancestral survival skills together.

May 21, 2018

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

CANDLE 'Safe Celebrations' Campaign Raises Awareness About Alcohol & Substance Abuse

Community Awareness Network for a Drug-Free Life and Environment, Inc. (CANDLE) of Rockland County, is sponsoring a parent awareness campaign for the third year in a row encouraging parents to talk to their teens about their plans and to remind them to celebrate these milestones in a safe and healthy way.

May 21, 2018

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Champkids Brings the Art Community Together for an Evening of Creativity and Exploration

Last weekend, Champkids, an organization dedicated to providing student-artists opportunities to practice their skills and display their passion, hosted a live drawing and coloring competition for kids at the Long Island Children’s Museum. Almost 200 people gathered to create art, spend time with family and friends, and check out the unique exhibitions on display.

May 21, 2018