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Family fun in a New York state of mind

Family fun in a New York state of mind

July 18, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

A planned trip to the Bronx Zoo was derailed when car problems made us decide we should not venture far from home one recent Sunday. The 8-year-old in our house was crestfallen, until we came up with Plan B: Adirondack Animal Land in Gloversville. My son claims he has never been to a zoo; we […]

Making the case for a summer unplugged

July 18, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

It occurred to me the other day that the speed in which we live really changes our perspective on the world around us. We were in the car, and I wanted to point out to my kids the neighborhood where I delivered papers as a boy. The houses rolled by too fast to share the […]

Letterboxing is outdoor, treasure-hunt adventure

July 18, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

If your kids like exploring, hiking, hide-n-seek, mysteries, riddles and crafts, they just might love letterboxing. And so might you. Letterboxing is basically a treasure hunt for letterboxes – small containers holding a logbook and a unique, usually hand-carved rubber stamp. Letterboxes are hidden almost everywhere, and seekers follow a set of clues to find […]

Agricultural fairs offer educational opportunities

July 18, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years

State agricultural fairs conjure up images of farm exhibits and animals, cotton candy, midway rides and games of chance. With so much to see and do, it’s a great way to spend fun family time during the summer. It’s also an awesome opportunity to share an educational experience with your children. We depend on agriculture […]