Rachel Brodsky

5 Expert Tips to Prepare Your Kid for Summer Camp

(Mar. 23, 2012) - Camp season is coming up -- what should you do to get your kids (and yourself!) ready for this big change? Read on for our experts' tips on making summer camp a success for everyone involved.


Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (for Kids and for Grown-Ups!)

Top 10 Summer Camp Movies (for Kids and for Grown-Ups!)

(Mar. 23, 2012) - If your kid is having a hard time getting into the "summer camp spirit," maybe these classics (and modern classics) will help get them in the spirit. And once they've gone to bed, there are plenty of goofy (or scary!) camp flicks for adults, too!


Top 10 Best (and Worst!) Camp Memories

(Mar. 23, 2012) - Swimming, roasting marshmallows, and getting outdoors are among the many things this author loved about her childhood camp experience. But what about the things kids don't love about summer camp, like awkward dance nights and cleanup duty?


No More Molasses Classes

(Jan. 11, 2012) - "America's Educator" Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes," talks about how to banish boredom from the classroom, make teaching a desirable profession (again), and what to do when you don't like your kid's teacher.


What You Need to Know About Preparing Your Kids for the SATs

(Nov. 01, 2011) - What you can do to adequately prepare your children for standardized tests (those anxiety-inducing things that seem to take on greater import every year) no matter your budget or child’s learning style.


New York Presbyterian Hospital Named One of the Best Children’s Hospitals in America

(Jun. 08, 2011) - The New York-Presbyterian Hospital has been listed on the 2011-12 Honor Roll of U.S. News & World Report’s eight best children’s hospitals in the nation.


Family Health: How Your Stress Affects Your Kids

(May. 09, 2011) - The stress and worries parents feel may negatively impact their kids, according to a recent study by the American Psychological Association. Find out how to conquer stress for a healthier home.


Tips for Parents: How to Handle Awkward Birthday Party Situations

(Apr. 07, 2011) - Here's help in handling the trickiest birthday party conundrums, including divorced parents; birthdays for twins and multiples, adopted children, and those that fall on holidays; and summer birthdays.


Family Outing: Sol Y Canto Presents a Day of Latin Music in Queens

(Feb. 23, 2011) - Sol Y Canto, a nationally renowned Pan-Latin ensemble, will bring its contemporary music to Flushing Town Hall this March, with a special event for families.


Queens Calendar Highlights: March Family Events

(Feb. 23, 2011) - Looking for family-friendly events in Queens this March? Check out our top picks, including children's concerts and family theater throughout the borough.


Presidents' Week Activities for Kids: Wildlife Adventures Mini Camp at the Queens Zoo

(Jan. 25, 2011) - Kids have a lot to look forward to at the Queens Zoo this month, when the zoo hosts another session of its popular children's program, Wildlife Adventures Mini Camp. Kids ages 6-10 can learn about animal life, visit different animal groups, go on behind-the-scenes tours of zoo exhibits, watch live animal presentations, participate in arts and crafts, and much more.


Queens Activities for Families in February 2011

(Jan. 25, 2011) - Find great family events happening this February in Queens, including Black History Month events, kid-friendly shows, and Presidents' Week activities.


Queens RoboMindTech Teams Compete in FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Games

(Jan. 24, 2011) - Three Queens-based RoboMindTech teams participated in a 2010-2011 FIRST Lego League Lego Robotics Competition in the Bronx.


Education Week Publishes ‘Quality Counts’ Report, Gives U.S. Schools ‘Average’ Rating

(Jan. 13, 2011) - Despite the government's education stimulus, the US still gets a 'C' in public education for 2011.


How to Help Your Child Make Friends at Camp

(Jan. 13, 2011) - If you're sending your older child to camp for the first time, chances are she'll be surrounded by kids who’ve attended before. Read on for advice for nervous newbies on really making friends, not just blending in.


Safe Space Offers New Program for At-Risk Youth

(Jan. 05, 2011) - Safe Space, an agency based in Jamaica, NY, has launched a new treatment program called Redirections, which will offer juvenile offenders between the ages of 12-17 an opportunity to seek therapeutic support and adult encouragement.


Queens Family Outing: MoMA PS1 Hosts Two Fascinating Exhibits

(Dec. 21, 2010) - The non-profit, contemporary art museum will host "The Talent Show" and "Sergej Jensen" through the spring. Read on for details on these two experimental exhibits.


Queens: January Activities for Kids and Families - 2011

(Dec. 21, 2010) - Check out some fun family events happening this January in Queens, including kid-friendly concerts and shows and outdoor winter activities.


Family Friendly Holiday Shows in Queens - December 2010

(Nov. 22, 2010) - Check out our roundup of the best holiday shows and concerts in the county, including several performances of "The Nutcracker."


Queens December 2010 Activities for Kids and Families

(Nov. 22, 2010) - We've rounded up some of the best events for children and families happening this December in Queens. Catch a kid-friendly show or join in a holiday celebration - get all the details here!


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