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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 | with 0 Comments

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 | with 0 Comments

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 | with 0 Comments

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 | with 0 Comments

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 […]