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In the Magazine: January 2018

In the Magazine: January 2018

Take a peek inside our January 2018 issue!

Check out our January 2018 issue to learn about blended learning and the debate around school start times, plus uncover tips on how to choose a guardian for your child and create a "yes" space. Find out where to have wintry family fun and how to create a dinner table conversation jar, as well as food and drink hacks for parents.


The Lifelong Benefits of Reading to Babies

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Though many parents may not realize it, they should be reading to babies as early as possible.

Blended Learning: An Approach that Integrates Technology with Traditional Teaching

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How an East Harlem school is utilizing blended learning in the classroom

A Look Inside the Debate of Whether High School Should Start Later

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Early classes can harm teens’ health and academic performance—here’s a look at the movement to push back that first bell.

Things to Do

How to Make a Dinner Table Conversation Jar

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How to make a dinner table conversation jar, which will get kids to reveal more about their day.

Family Fun in Manhattan This January

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Check out these family-friendly events and venues in Manhattan with your crew this January.

Family Activities Calendar

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Find tons of fun things to do in your area in January by searching our comprehensive calendar of kid and family events.

Wintry Family Fun


Winter Day Trips for NYC-Area Families

Where to Ski and Snowboard in the Northeast

Indoor and Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the New York Area

Kid-Friendly Museums in the New York Area

Family Life

The Benefits of Creating a 'Yes' Space for Your Young Child

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How to create a 'yes' space for your infant, crawler, or toddler to have a safe play environment

4 Food and Drink Hacks to Make Mealtime with Kids Easier

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Four handy tips to make mealtime with kids easier

What to Consider When Choosing a Guardian for Your Child

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Take these steps to make sure your child is always cared for, now and in the future.

Raising Kids

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Girlhood

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Katie Hurley, LCSW, shares five things everyone needs to know about girls and girlhood.

The Decision to Opt Out of Common Core

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With resistance to the Common Core standardized tests growing, more parents are refusing to allow their children to take them. But here’s why the solution may not be as simple as just opting your child out.



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