Summer Activities in Westchester County, NY Part 2
Do you need great summer activities for kids in Westchester County, NY? Use our guide to find kids classes, Westchester summer camps, summer programs, activities near Westchester County, and family excursions close by. Summer activities in Westchester are at your fingertips.
Ask The Expert: How Can I Help My Child Become A Strong Leader?
We all want our kids to stand out in a crowd, be the leader of the pack, and most of all, be confident in their abilities to move forward in this world. But what about the quiet kids – can they be leaders? And how do we teach any child the skills they need to be a leader and the value of learning new things? We spoke to Shakeh Tashjian, the director of Dwight-Englewood School Summer Connections program in Englewood, New Jersey, to discover how to teach your child leadership skills and a love of learning for good measure!
Let Them Fall
It's natural for parents to want to shield their children from the world's dangers and to protect them from getting hurt, even when they run around the playground or play sports. But, here's why it's healthy for parents to allow children to take risks.
Montessori Children Launches Tutoring Program for Suffolk Students
Montessori Children, a preschool in Port Jefferson Station, will offer tutoring services in all subjects for grade-school aged children on Long Island. The program is customized and works around the students already busy after-school schedule.
New Child Care Center for All Learners Opens in Holbrook
Marjorie Mallord, a local mother, opened Precious Lambs Child Care Center in November to serve the families of Holbrook. The child care center offers full- and part-time care with before and after care available. Each age level has its own curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Hires Founding Head of School
Harlem Hebrew Charter School, a school where lessons are taught in Hebrew and English, received its charter in June and is set to open this fall. The Upper Manhattan bilingual school's next step was to hire a founding head of school, and Robin Natman was recently appointed to the position.
Do's and Don'ts for Mainstreaming Your Child with ASD
We spoke to Pelham resident Barbara Boroson, who is a teacher, mother of two—one of her children is on the autism spectrum—and author of "Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students With ASDs" to get advice for parents about to mainstream their child with autism.
Ask the Expert: How Can I Make My Child with Autism Feel More Comfortable Riding the School Bus?
For kids on the autism spectrum, riding the bus to school can be an overwhelming and uncomfortable sensory experience. A local expert explains how parents can help make the ride more manageable.
New Music Therapy Programs for Children with Special Needs
The Music Academy for Special Learners has added music therapy and small group rhythm socialization classes to the array of programs they offer for children with special needs. They also offer piano/keyboard, guitar, saxophone, voice, and art lessons.
How to Incorporate Nature into Play Dates
The National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Learning Initiative at North Carolina State University have developed a guide to creating outdoor play spaces for kids in your backyard, patio, or balcony to encourage children to play outside.