Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of February’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. >>
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. >>
Mo Willems' beloved pigeon, from his children's book series about a very persistent bird, turns 10 this year – as in 10 years in print. Learn more about this literary giant among young children with our exclusive interview. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of March’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. >>
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. >>
Got a little Michael Jordan wannabe in your family? It's not hard to teach a child to shoot a basket. These fundamentals from local basketball experts Sarah Behn and Steve Curley give you all the information you need. >>
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! >>
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.
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!