Kids

What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
What’s the key to your child getting a good night’s sleep?
Education & Kids Brandpoint 11/17/2012 at 5:08AM

As a parent, do you dread the evening hours because bedtime is such a struggle? Do your children do everything they can to delay turning the lights out? Do they experience fear and anxiety when you leave the room? These all-too-common scenarios play out in countless households every evening, leaving mom and dad wondering what [...]

Halloween safety tips
Halloween safety tips
News Bob Doda 10/31/2012 at 10:50AM

While having fun is a prerequisite for any Halloween, safety should never take a backseat. With the devastation the city suffered during Hurricane Sandy, many will be forced to forego trick-or-treating, but for those that do there are several safety tips that should be followed. Con Ed offered some tips post-Sandy safety tips: Avoid any [...]

Dealing with conflict in your child’s classroom
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 10/27/2012 at 12:05AM

(BPT) – While adults live with the reality that some people just don’t get along, children can find such concepts more difficult to grasp. Teaching our children to deal with conflict and helping them navigate the complexities of interpersonal relationships can be difficult – especially when it comes to conflict with a teacher. Knowing how [...]

Tips for inspiring young readers
Education & Kids ARA 9/01/2012 at 1:32AM

It’s never too early – or too late – to help your child discover the joy of reading. In fact, reading aloud to your child helps build important vocabulary and language skills that last a lifetime. Despite the considerable evidence of a relationship between reading regularly to a child and that child’s later reading development, [...]

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is aces
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is aces
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/27/2012 at 9:01AM

The kids came to celebrate their “love” of the game. Thousands of tennis fans flooded the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing for the 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day — the official kickoff event for the US Open Tennis Championships — on Saturday, August 25. Kids and their families enjoyed tennis [...]

Tips for inspiring young readers
Tips for inspiring young readers
Education & Kids ARA 8/26/2012 at 7:59AM

(ARA) – It’s never too early – or too late – to help your child discover the joy of reading. In fact, reading aloud to your child helps build important vocabulary and language skills that last a lifetime. Despite the considerable evidence of a relationship between reading regularly to a child and that child’s later [...]

Tech tips for college-bound students and their parents
Education & Kids ARA 8/25/2012 at 7:01AM

(ARA) – Just 30 years ago, textbooks, paper and pencils were the main supplies college students needed. In today’s digital world, where more teachers are using technology to deliver a better learning experience, college-bound students need to equip themselves with the latest technology to make the most of their college experience and give themselves an [...]

Sleep smarts: Sleep is an important part of back-to-school preparation
Education & Kids ARA 8/19/2012 at 7:11AM

(ARA) – Does your list of school supplies include sleep? Studies say it should, especially for teens. Only 8 percent of American teenagers are getting the required nine or more hours of sleep needed, according to the National Sleep Foundation. In fact, a recent study published in the “Journal of Adolescent Health” found that more [...]

Five ways to help kids boost their brain power
Education & Kids ARA 8/15/2012 at 12:28AM

(ARA) – Everyone is born with about 100 billion brain cells. We form new connections between these cells throughout life, but the rate is particularly high when we’re young. Since those connections facilitate thinking and learning, parents who want to help give their children an intellectual edge should consider the brain-healthy choices they make each [...]