Category: education

Thinking About Mommy And Me? Here’s Why You Should Bring Your Baby To Gymboree

“Gymbo,” my almost 2-year-old says pointing to the clown mascot. His teacher plays to song and dances around holding the jumbo plush clown. My son and all the other kids mimic the movements and follow the words in the song like going side to side and up and down. He has even mastered the part

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Arts And Crafts To Do With Toddlers: Klutz Jr My Pom-Pom Pet Shop

I am obsessed with Barnes & Noble. And to my delight, my toddler is already a mini mommy when it comes to reading. (He already made me read him three short books the second I wrote this sentence.) So after a recent trip to get him some new books I decided now is the time

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Walking Increases Creativity

Those who take a walk to clear their head may also fill it with other health benefits.  Walking is a healthy activity that jumpstarts your body by increasing your energy. So when our minds are running on empty—a dilemma, anger, or stress using too much psychological fuel— many people stomp the streets to clear their

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Celeb chefs serve up support for free NYC school lunch

Celebrity chefs think that the mayor should put money where his mouth is when it comes to funding in schools. Well-known culinary connoisseurs told the Daily News in an exclusive that they are publicly backing universal free lunch, which was included in City Council’s budget proposal this week, after Public Advocate Letitia James previously proposed

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Controlling Cravings

Everyone gets food cravings, no matter how clean and healthy we try to eat. Although the lines between hunger and cravings are often blurred, it is important to be able to step away from the ice cream when we are eating as a result of our moods. When we are feeling energetic, happy, or relaxed,

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New Yorkers are becoming healthier

According to the Take Care New York 2012 report, New Yorkers are engaging in healthier lifestyles, resulting in an expectant lifespan increase to 80.9 years. New Yorkers are consuming less junk food, increasing their physical activity, and smoking less. Mayor Bloomberg, as often criticized for having a nanny-state approach, has put an end to smoking in

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Shaping our students: Community Schools

By: Lauren Keating In the past few years, New York has begun to see a rise in community schools. A community school is a hub that is a partnership between the school and community resources. Not only are students being educated, but they also have access to both physical and mental health services, tutoring and

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