Tag: education

KiwiCo January Crate Review: Playing Doctor With Your Toddler

My 26-month-old knows his body parts really well. His go-to favorites to point out are “eyes,” “belly button” and “tongue.” Taking anatomy to the next level to also include imaginative play and identification of emotions and feelings, the KiwiCo Tadpole Crate for January is just what the doctor ordered. KiwiCo is a company that sends

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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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KiwiCo Cricket Crate Review: Toddler Gets A Pet

“Dog,” my almost 2-year-old said lifting the felt stuffed animal. “Peek-a-boo,” I said, watching his toothy grin grow ear to ear. After watching me once, he too hid the animals under the flaps of the playground. We took turns hiding the rabbit under the slide and the cat into the house. Each time he would

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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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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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Students move less in school and gain more pounds

By: Lauren Keating As the rates of childhood obesity continue to climb, it appears like there is not enough emphasis in on physical fitness, especially in schools. With an emphasis on testing, students need to keep their minds moving throughout the school day. However, thanks to budget cuts, gym classes are often on the chopping block, as

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