February 2017 – Staten Island Parent
Month: February 2017

Day Camp: Preparing for Adventures Close to Home

Summer day camp is a place where children can stretch their minds, exercise their bodies, develop new interests and forge lasting friendships. For young children, it is a good introduction to the camp experience. For older ones, it is a

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Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Have you ever received a piece of seemingly junk mail addressed to your underage child that you simply discarded? Next time, dig a little deeper into the content. Why? Because a credit card or loan offer can be a warning

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Should Girls Compete Against Boys?

Christine Cipriano can empathize with Sydney Phillips. When Cipriano was 15, she wanted to play baseball. That was 1975, when the growth of girls’ sports was in the early stages, and playing organized athletics with the opposite sex was rarely

Why Are Helicopters Flying Over My House?

One of the most popular posts I get tagged in on Facebook and Twitter is, “Police helicopters are over my neighborhood. Mike, do you know why?” To the average citizen, the first thing that comes to mind is that the

How Art Benefits Young Brains

Art enriches lives and can be used to connect people from all walks of life. Among the many additional benefits of art is its effect on young people and the development of their brains. The American Association of School Administrators

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Valentine’s Day Recipes

Heart-shaped cookie cutters are the key to making your yummy Valentine’s Day treats even more special! These sweet treats are perfect for dessert, class parties or just to share with your family this February 14th. Sweetheart Cherry Pies Ingredients: Pie

Hey, Cupid! Did the Kids Steal Your Holiday?

Dear Cupid, Forgive me for butting in on your business, this being a hectic time of year for you and all. But I had to write you about something that has been bothering me in the years since I became

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Romantic Films to Watch Together this Valentine’s Day

Cuddle up with someone you love, cue the streaming video service and enjoy a romantic film for Valentine’s Day. Couples celebrate Valentine’s Day in many different ways. For some the idea of dinner out followed by a stroll arm-in-arm seems

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The Transition from Early Intervention to Preschool Special Education

Early Intervention (EI) services are made available through the NYS Department of Health for infants and toddlers up to the age of three years old. At three, a child may no longer need services or may transition to the Committee

Time to Tango with the Tooth Fairy? 

It seems like just days ago when I waited patiently for my son’s first little biters to erupt in his infant mouth. Those days somehow melted magically into years and before I knew it, I could hear the Tooth Fairy

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