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. >>
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!