“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
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
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
Reading allows us ride the waves of reality and imagination. We get to explore places we’ve never been and it is “the opportunity to enter fully into other people’s thoughts and feelings,” while also giving us social skills that can be applied in reality, such as being able to empathize with others.
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
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,
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
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