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Month: October 2016

Weekend Events in Brooklyn & NYC: October 28th-30th

Hi everyone Halloween is almost here and there are so many fun events going on so get ready for a super fun and busy weekend This weekend head out and enjoy the Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6, 16th Annual Halloween Festival & the 18th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest in Fort Greene Park, Ghouls & Gourds 2016 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2nd Annual Monster Skate Halloween Party at Lakeside BKLYN in Prospect Park, Halloween Harvest at Luna Park, Halloween Kidz Karnival in Hudson River Park Pier 26, Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm...

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Product Review: Safety 1st ULTRAMAX AIR 360 4-in-1

With car seat laws changing all the time (Pennsylvania’s just changed this summer to increase the rear facing requirements), extended rear-facing is important from a safety and a compliance perspective. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children, so having the right car seat (and having it installed correctly) should be a huge priority for parents everywhere. To help you weed through all the options out there, our Philly Editor has tested another extended rear-facing carseat that’s new in the marketplace this year, the Safety 1st ULTRAMAX™ AIR 360 4-in-1. Before I even had...

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BASIS Independent Schools Focus: The Power of Making Connections

BASIS Independent Schools know a true love of learning begins when younger students are presented with highly creative challenges and experiences. Weekly “Connections” classes are a hallmark in Grades 1 through 3. In the class, a Learning Expert Teacher (LET), who follows students from class to class, brings their children together to knock down silos across courses. The focus is to draw connections between courses in exciting ways, relevant to what they are learning each week. It helps challenge and inspire creativity and collaboration leading to wonderful results. Recently, Grade 2 students at BASIS Independent Brooklyn learned the three...

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5 Things You Should Teach Your Kids About Internet Safety

Contributor Patricia Dimick shares her insights and safety tips to teach our kids when it comes to using the internet safely and effectively.  The internet is a useful and helpful resource – when used appropriately. Unfortunately, it also creates potential dangers for your children if they are not educated on how to safely use a computer or mobile phone. However, with the right boundaries and open discussions about the hazards of the internet, you can teach your kids how to use, explore, and navigate the benefits of the online world. Identify Potential Online Dangers The internet introduces your children to...

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My First Film Fest at Lincoln Center

Although it’s not in Brooklyn, Lincoln Center should be on every New Yorker’s bucket list of locations to take the kids to. Why not start with this incredible film festival made just for them? My First Film Fest is designed for children to remember their first film festival, not just seeing their first film in a theater. It’s a 6 day event from November 3rd-8th and will feature a sneak peak at the new hit, Trolls. The other films are so great you will want to go as well (even though you may have seen some of them in...

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