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ARCHIVES : CHILDREN'S CORNER : 2005-2011

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011

 

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT’S DESK
‘Gimme a Break!’: Kids, Like Adults, Need a Vacation From Stress
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Deborah French
How many times, in the midst of routine chores and daily frustrations, have you said, “I need a vacation!”?...READ MORE

92nd Street Y Wonderplay Conference Focuses on the 21st Century Child and Family
By Judith Aquino
Families today are living fast-paced lives that are increasingly influenced by rapidly changing technological advances....READ MORE

Summit on Child Welfare Brings Experts Across the Globe to New York
International delegates and child welfare experts from an estimated 50 countries gathered recently in defense of the world’s most vulnerable members at WorldForum 2010....READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2008

From the Superintendent's Office
An Organized 2008
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
How are you doing on your New Year’s resolutions?...MORE

MARCH 2006

From the Superintendent’s Seat:
Challenges of Motherhood
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
We are now celebrating Women’s History Month. It brings to mind a conversation I used to have with my own children. READ MORE

FEBRUARY 2006

From the Superintendent’s Seat:
Getting Along
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
If your children are doing well academically in school, it’s great. READ ARTICLE

Feb. Events at Children’s Museum: Andy Warhol
On February 20, 2006 artist James Warhola, nephew of the great 20th century painter Andy Warhol, will be conducting a special reading from his childhood memoir, Uncle Andy’s at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). Uncle Andy’s, a book inspired by childhood memories of a particular visit to see his uncle in 1962, is a Winner of the International Reading Association’s Best Children’s Non-Fiction Book of 2004 award. READ ARTICLE

JANUARY 2006

From the Superintendent’s Seat:
Facing the College Financial Aid Challenge
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
If you are a high school senior, you should be about finished sending off those applications by now. Deciding which schools to apply to is a difficult choice to make. That is certainly a relief to have that done. READ ARTICLE

DECEMBER 2005

From the Superintendent’s Seat:
For My Father
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin
with Randi T. Sachs

In this column we share information and advice on parenting, and how to be the best advocates for our children. This week, my family and I said goodbye to our very strongest advocate, my father. Dad passed away just a day before he was to turn 93. He had a very good life. READ ARTICLE

NOVEMBER 2005

The Big Apple Circus’ One-Room School
By Michelle DeSarbo
Tucked away just outside the heart of Lincoln Center, the Big Apple Circus appears quiet and still from the outside, a series of nondescript trailers behind a quaint white picket fence. But the silence belies the busy activity within. READ MORE

NYC Children’s Services Officials Roll Out New Plan: “Rethinking Child Care”
By Emily Sherwood, Ph.D.
Can Mayor Bloomberg and the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) follow through on their promise to reform the city’s early child care system? READ MORE

OCTOBER 2005

Smart Gifts for Learning and Fun
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D (Dr. Toy)
Looking for unique gifts anytime, especially for use in classroom or home, or for the holidays, is easier with this guide to products offering fun and extra value. READ MORE

From the Superintendent’s Seat
Plan Ahead for Future School Breaks
By Dr. Carole G. Hankin with Randi T. Sachs
The summer heat has abated and the children are back in school and getting settled into their routines. You’ve got a whole school year to look forward to in which your children will be busy learning and growing in every way. READ MORE

Attention All Elementary School Students
Wolves
Sydney Kontopirakis is a fourth grader at PS 236, Brooklyn. READ MORE

SEPTEMBER 2005

Education and Fun in the Bath
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
From ages three to nine, children will clamor for and enjoy bath time with ArtFoams, a creative assortment of rubberized shapes that stick to the tiles of a tub. READ MORE

Language Dolls Provide Great Way to Learn Foreign Languages
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Did you ever think about teaching your child foreign languages before they started school? Language Littles provide the perfect venue for learning Spanish, Chinese, Italian, French, Greek or Hebrew from ages 3 to 12. READ MORE

Attention All Elementary School Students
Emily Wertheimer’s Recipe
Emily is a 2nd grader in Millburn, New Jersey. READ MORE

AUGUST 2005

Dr. Toy’s Vacation Playtime Pointers
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D. (Dr. Toy)
Here are some guidelines from Dr. Toy for wholesome vacation playtime to help you to make the time even more interesting and fun for your children. READ MORE

JUNE 2005

From The New York Botanical Garden
Q & A With Dr. Christina Colon About Seeds 2 Curricula: Plant Adaptations
Garden Adventure SEEDS: Science Exploration and Education Discovery Series, is a unique classroom curriculum developed by The New York Botanical Garden to educate children about science and improve their math and literacy skills. READ MORE

APRIL 2005

Poetry Safari at the Bronx Zoo
April is National Poetry Month and Bronx Zoo visitors are invited to bring their inner-poet to experience a day of rhyme, rap, and recreation at the third annual Poetry Safari Weekend, April 16-17. Poetry Safari is made possible by the generous support of JPMorgan Chase. READ MORE

From Dr. Toy:
Classic Toys are Never Out of Style
By Stevanne Auerbach, Ph.D
Classic toys are always dependable. These long lasting toys “keep on playing” long after the batteries and latest fads are long gone.
READ MORE

 

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