8 Questions to Ask When Buying Developmental Toys for Your Child
When buying toys for your children, keep in mind how the toy will help your child's motor skill development and cognitive learning so that the toys can be used as learning tools and can help your child's development.
The Bone Bank
By the time teens get through their growth spurts, about 90 percent of adult bone mass is established and after that, no more calcium can be deposited in the body's "bone bank."
Online Store Featuring Handmade Apparel Gives Back
When Sandra Abrams opened her clothing store, Chiquita y Coqueta, she decided to give 40 percent of her profits to a good cause each year. Abrams recently launched an online store that features handmade clothing from Argentina, made without harmful chemicals and with high-quality fabrics.
Talking Politics with Your Kids
Presidential primary season is in full swing, and talk around the dinner table may turn into opinionated debates. Here’s how to encourage your kids to form their own political views, respect others’ opinions, and -- most importantly -- vote.
Rally for Reading Raises Nearly $20,000
A nonprofit, Room to Read, hosted a Rally for Reading, raising nearly $20,000 to help build and stock three new libraries in developing worlds.
Kids Soak Up the Sun this Season with a Cool Lemonade and a Hot Summer Read
School may be out but books are definitely in. From young children's picture books and tales of not-so-similar twins to nonfiction reads and an urban twist on a childhood classic, The Horn Book's list of 51 kid-friendly titles (including a few highlighted summer-y top picks) is sure to engage readers of all ages and abilities.
South Orangetown Middle School Students Selected to Compete in National Doodle 4 Google Competition
Sixteen South Orangetown Middle School students were selected to compete in Round 2 of the national Doodle 4 Google competition.
The 35th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition at the Historical Society of Rockland County
Rockland County's "35th Annual Miniature, Dollhouse & Art Exhibition: A Celebration!" is a family-friendly exhibit filled with whimsical artwork by local artists like Sandra Mirque, Elizabeth Parsons, and Barbara Soloff Levy.
Is Hockey the Right Sport for Your Child?: Tips from NY Islander Doug Weight and Other Experts
Thinking of becoming a hockey parent? NY Islander Doug Weight and other experts weigh in on the pros and cons of hitting the rink with your child.
Rockland County, NY, Activities for Kids and Families - December 2010
We've compiled some of the best family and children's events happening this December in Rockland County, NY, including a variety of holiday activities. Get all the details here.