December 2017 – Staten Island Parent
Month: December 2017

Super Yummy Superfood

New year, new you? A healthy diet is a good start. So what’s the skinny on superfoods? Should you be eating more of them? Superfoods are foods packed with nutrients that are touted as having multiple health benefits and can

Slime Time!

It’s wet, it’s slippery, it’s squishy, it’s oh-so-ooey-gooey. The kids love it — and we’re not complaining! Making slime is an easy and fun activity that requires zero screen time and tons of creativity. It’s basically a science experiment that

New Charter High School Approved For Staten Island

This past November, the New York State Board of Regents approved the application for the Lois and Richard Nicotra Early College Charter School (NECCS). The school will open in September 2018, initially projected to serve approximately 144 students in grades

Appealing Holiday Appetizers

While the main course is in the oven and guests mingle in anticipation this holiday season, tide them over with easy, cheesy appetizers that will please any crowd. Antipasti Holiday Skewers 1 package (9 ounces) cheese-filled tortellini, cooked al dente

Why Bedtime Stories Make a Difference

Does reading a bedtime story to our kids really help them go to sleep? Or is it just an out-of-date, pre-electronics tradition? You probably won’t be surprised to learn that the ritual isn’t as common these days as it was

10 Non-Tech Holiday Gift Ideas

As the holidays approach, children fill their wish lists with items like tablets, video gaming consoles, smart watches, and even Internet-connected traditional toys such as dolls and teddy bears that are advertised as being able to “converse” with kids. The

Smile! The Elf – okay, Instagram – is Watching

Take a moment to picture your childhood memories of the holidays. They were so carefree and cheery, filled with gifts, guests, and laughs galore. Family members would come and go, always smiling and well-fed, spending hours at the dinner table

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