As the new year turns, parents of four and five-year-old preschoolers
are looking back and looking forward and thinking: can it be that there
is only half a year of preschool left? And then we're
onto...kindergarten?!And each one of us is also thinking: is my child ready fo.... read more
We love this line from a Verlyn Klinkenborg essay in The New York Times the other day: "When the thermometer bottoms out, I remember, again,
that winter isn't a season, it's a place." It is indeed a place transformed by
blankets of snow; a place filled with frosty breath and.... read more
As every preschooler knows, today President-elect Barack Obama will take
the presidential oath of office, thereby becoming the 44th President of
the United States of America. Inaugurations are historic
occasions, of course. Occasions that often change the course of history.... read more
Our Savvy team of City Editors is a font of inspiration for all things parenting. They are wise, amusing, practical and original. In other words, they are just what we need to break out of our winter doldrums. Bring on the fun!All our local experts across Nor.... read more
Today is the day the United States officially celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Every day is when we celebrate his legacy in less official ways. Here are some Savvy ideas about making this day and this cause special for your preschooler:***********.... read more
In the introduction to his warm, funny and inspiring memoir, Growing Up, Russell Baker explains his decision to write the story of his life, and reminds us of why this business of keeping some sort of record of time's passing matters.
"We all come from the p.... read more
Yesterday, we told you about our favorite journals and other places to keep a written record of life with young children. Today we are thinking about how actually to make the time and generate the inspiration to write in them regularly.
As any parent of a presch.... read more
Your three year old daughter comes home every day from preschool complaining that "nobody plays with me." Or you notice that other children seem to have lots of after school play dates, but your child receives few invitations. Maybe you've become concerned because your child .... read more
My, how time flies! Hard to believe that it is time to send your little one off to school.
As parents, we know that preschool is the beginning of a lifelong learning adventure, but what does it mean to children? How do they make sense of it all? For many children, pre.... read more
Financial markets freezing. Stock markets volatile. Retirement and college savings accounts losing substantial value. Unemployment increasing; people anxious about their jobs. Housing values down. We're in one of those times where everything seems to be changing ra.... read more
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