In February, we celebrate Black History Month in dedication of the various contributions made by African Americans. Then in March, we celebrate Women’s History Month in commemoration of the contributions made by various women. Now, as we enter into April , we celebrate Mathematics Awareness Month, to help our young children develop an interest and an aptitude [...]
A few years ago, we hosted an event with the award-winning, vegan celebrity chef and author, Bryant Terry. And my daughter was hooked! His cookbook , The Inspired Vegan, is one of the best! We invited families into Manhattan for a cooking demo and presentation with Bryant and his wife on healthy eating for toddlers [...]
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We have a few movie rules in our house. One is, if a new release is a book adaptation, you have to read the book first. Always. So the kids are super excited they are ahead of the game with the GooseBumps movie release this week. The popular book series hits the big screen October [...]
Good news parents! A new, weekly broadcast is being hailed as NPR for kids. It’s screen free and educational. Check out Alex Gordon Radio which features musical content, news stories, young reporters and new episodes every Monday! Subscriptions start at $4.00 for one month. You’re welcome!
It may seem like you just got the kids off to summer camp, but many retailers this season are already starting to promote back-to-school sales. And according to a survey by the National Retail Federation, 24% of Americans last year started shopping for back-to-school products two months before the school season; this year that number [...]
Veteran Teacher Shares Tips for Motivating Them to Tackle the Hard Stuff. By now, it has become apparent to academics, administrators, parents and teachers that, in general, boys are underperforming in school, says Edmond J. Dixon, Ph.D, a veteran educator and international expert who offers enhanced teaching techniques for boys. And it may get worse, he says. [...]
Léman Manhattan’s Director of Camp Offers Insights on Program Trends and Tips for Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child When it comes to choosing a summer camp in New York City, parents will find they have as many options available as they do in their search for a private school. Steve Levin, Director [...]
By Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director, Fathers Incorporated Hello Beloved Brother, My name is Kenneth Braswell, executive director of Fathers Incorporated. My work for the last 23 years has been in business and not-for-profit leadership on behalf of vulnerable communities and Black men and boys. Today, I read with pain, excitement, angst, horror, delight, fear, concern [...]
By Tiffany Forte Enjoy the innovative dining and entertainment options and children’s programming on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship as part of the Royal Advantage revitalization and enhancement program. Freedom of the Seas alternates an Eastern and a Western Caribbean seven-night, round-trip itinerary from Port Canaveral on Florida’s Space Coast. Added bonus: [...]