by Deirdre Wilson, Kim Foley MacKinnon and Cheryl Crosby in Education
Get out and explore what Massachusetts has to offer. This list covers tried-and-true perennial favorites along with other destinations you might not have considered. Enjoy the fun and educational aspects of each one! >>
Summer camps fill up early – as early as the winter months! Some advanced research and planning with your kids is in order. Check out our 2012 guide to making the most of your child's summer camp experience. >>
Caught up in the Olympic spirit, we decided to make our readers work for the prize this month. Find the six torches hidden in our August magazine and you could win tickets to the 2012 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions at Boston’s TD Garden. >>
Kids love to hear stories; parents love to escape from the house with their little ones for awhile. Here's a list of the ongoing story times for kids at various libraries, bookstores and other locations in Massachusetts. >>
Get out and play! With the weather outside finally cooperating, visit your local as well as not so local playgrounds where your family can spend the day playing, picnicking, exploring and burning off some energy. >>
Your kids want a dog. But you have no idea where to begin – so many breeds, so much to think about! Check out this advice, from the people who train dogs for TV and films, on how to choose and care for a canine. >>
Families share simple ways they make the holidays special year after year, from catching a performance of The Nutcracker to stringing cranberries and popcorn to observing a special “Nana night” during Hanukkah.
Does your son or daughter love hockey? Perhaps your child has dreams of playing in the Olympics. Signing them up for a peewee hockey team is a great way to learn more about the sport and make new friends. >>
Put some history and fun into Black History Month in February. Boston offers some interesting sites for kids and adults alike. You'll learn a lot about the 19th-century African Americans who lived freely here while others were living in slavery. >>
Steven Spielberg likes films where young people rise above obstacles to solve problems, pursue dreams and meet their goals. His film, The Adventures of Tintin, is a story about just that. Hear from the renowned director about his work and his family. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of July’s biggest events. Stay in-the-know about events all year long with our searchable calendar online at BostonParentsPaper.com and our print calendar in Boston Parents Paper. >>
It's a big year for the Boston Children's Museum. The museum is celebrating its 100th year of operation with a special focus on the "power of play" and an acknowledgement that parents and other adults play just as hard as the kids here. >>
Children look forward to their birthday every year. Finding the perfect entertainer for your child’s birthday party can be challenging. Check out the list below for a list of clowns, magicians and storytellers. >>
What’s the best way to entertain a child at a birthday party? For a “jumping” good time, rent a bounce house for the birthday boy or birthday girl and he or she is guaranteed to have a blast with friends! Even adults can get in on the action. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of May’s biggest events. Stay in-the-know about events all year long with our searchable calendar online at BostonParentsPaper.com and our print calendar in Boston Parents Paper. >>
Thank you for raising awareness about the need for foster parents in Massachusetts. As an organization that also provides Intensive Foster Care, The Home for Little Wanderers has found that many people are unaware of the different types of foster care. We encourage anyone who is interested to learn more. Every child deserves a safe and loving home.
This topic has occupied my mind for years! Thank you for starting a movement that parents so desperately need! It is difficult for young parents to NOT get caught up in the overscheduled lifestyle. No well-meaning parent wants their child to miss any opportunity for healthy enrichment, but too much is counterproductive! Although my children are teenagers now, I would have LOVED to hear your words of wisdom when my family craved downtime!