Imaginary Friends: Should I Be Worried?
Your child and her imaginary friend are inseparable, but, most likely, you shouldn't worry about the invisible companion. Imaginary play is important for children's development, and those who had imaginary friends are shown to have more creative problem-solving skills.
On The Blogroll: DaDa Rocks
The NYMetroParents blogroll features the best blogs in the parenting world, from New York and beyond. Here's a closer look at why we love these mom bloggers and dad bloggers and how they're shaping the web for parenting today.
7 Ways To Inspire Your Child To Be Curious And Creative
Curiosity is linked to creativity, and both are important skills to have and to hone. However, there is a decline in both curiosity and creativity between the ages of five and eight, bottoming out in pre-adolescence. Parents can nurture these lost skills by reinforcing children's habits of curiosity. Our expert Diana Rosen shares some tips to inspire your child to be curious and creative.
Academic Enrichment Classes and Programs for Kids in Manhattan
Our guide to academic enrichment classes and programs in Manhattan offers a comprehensive list of tutors, academic centers, math tutors, writing and English tutors, foreign language study, homework help programs, and after-school enrichment programs to help your child excel in all school subjects. Consult our listings for the best academic enrichment classes and programs from the upper east side, to the west village, midtown, and all other Manhattan neighborhoods.
Kids Time Daycare Reopens after Classroom Improvements
Kids Time Daycare in Woodside, Queens reopens after many improvements were made. This daycare aims to have children learn and work creatively.
Meet the Editor: Christine Tarulli
Introducing Christine Tarulli, Deputy Managing Editor
Riana Shah: At 18, a Champion of Social Change
Riana Shah, an 18-year-old graduate of Bard High School Early College in New York City, received the 2011 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes for the organization she created to bring educational and social change to her native India.
Fun Ways To Celebrate Birthdays
You’ve shopped, clicked and searched for the perfect birthday gift, but still have no idea what to buy. Not to worry. Finding a gift even the most hard-to-shop-for friend will love is easy if you get creative. Read on for tips on finding a great present for the birthday girl or boy ages child through adult.
Literacy Resources in Brooklyn
Find literacy and reading resources in Brooklyn, including children's reading enrichment programs and volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.
Literacy Resources in Queens
Find literacy and reading resources in Queens, including children's reading enrichment programs and volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.