Ask The Expert: How Can I Keep My Child Academically Engaged This Summer?
We asked Veronica Verdino, director of FasTracKids in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn how we can keep kids engaged in learning through the summer months, and how the gradual separation teaching style at FasTracKids can help enrich children academically.
Tips for Child-Proofing Your Home
Whether moving into a new home or simply re-organizing furniture in various rooms of your house, take note of these important child-proofing tips in mind to keep your children safe.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Summer Camps, Father's Day, and Adoption
From the NYMetroParents June summer activities issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
A Guide to Carousels in the New York City Area
Our guide includes carousels and merry-go-rounds in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. You'll find details on each carousel, including its location, hours it's open, price per ride, and a description.
10 Tips to Taking Great iPhone Photos of Your Kids
Turn everyday moments with your kids into great photos that will last a lifetime with these 10 tips on taking photos on your iPhone or smartphone.
The Best of the Rest of the Web: Parenting with Depression, Spending More Family Time, and (Not) Shedding That Baby Weight
From the NYMetroParents April issue, a selection of thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, and just plain interesting facts and quotes from the web and the world of parenting.
Jane Lynch Will Join Broadway's 'Annie' in May
Award-winning actress Jane Lynch of the hit show "Glee" will make her Broadway debut May 16 as Ms. Hannigan in the current revival of "Annie" playing at the Palace Theatre in New York City.
A Long Island Nonprofit Helps Military Moms-to-Be through Operation Shower
Operation Shower, a Long Island nonprofit organization, provides baby showers for expectant moms of military families to help ease the burden of deployment.
Usdan Center Extends Tuition Freeze Through January 31
The Usdan Center, a summer arts day camp for kids on Long Island, is offering reduced tuition for its 2013 programs through Jan. 31. Usdan extended its tuition freeze due to the continuing effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Long Island and NYC communities.
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.