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3 Gifted Kid Habits Your Child Can Start Today

3 Gifted-Kid Habits Your Child Can Start Today As parents, we are fascinated by stories of gifted kids. We see videos of toddlers who can recite any state capital on command. We remember stories of Mozart writing minuets at the age of 5. Giftedness seems like a magical quality bestowed on very few, but there…

Stuck on choosing a summer camp? Check out these tips!

Stuck on choosing a summer camp? Check out these tips! Every year, it seems as though there are more and more options for kids to stay occupied during the summer. Sports camps, robotics programs, music camps, art and drama classes, tutoring–the possibilities are endless! And Staten Island boasts some of the best programs in the…

Your Child, A Budding Picasso? It’s More Likely Than You Think!

Your Child, A Budding Picasso? It’s More Likely Than You Think! Use the summer time to help your child build their creativity! We’re used to thinking about creativity like we think about style; the conventional wisdom goes “you either have it or you don’t!” But what if we could work at creativity like we worked…

5 Ways Summer Academic Enrichment Gives Your Child An Edge

1. It keeps Summer Brain Drain at bay. It has many names: “summer learning loss,” “summer slide,” the dreaded “brain drain.” Whatever you call it, it’s responsible for most children losing 2 months of math, reading, and writing skills by the time they return from summer vacation, and it contributes greatly to the achievement gap…

Kids Have Too Much Screen-Time and Not Enough Physical Play; Here’s What To Do

By Megan E. Gaul, Nov 23rd, 2016.  Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics show us that on average, children spend approximately 7 hours per day with their eyes glued to screens. Whether it’s Pokemon Go, Super Mario, or Spongebob Squarepants, too many children’s activities are sedentary now, only requiring the child to sit and stare.…

Music and Art in Public Schools a Thing of the Past? How to Help Your Child Stay Creative

By Megan E. Gaul, November 1st, 2016 For music and art programs in public schools, federal and local funding is being scaled back across the country. Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and New York City are just a few big cities that have had to introduce hiring freezes and massive layoffs for visual arts and…