Ever wonder what kinds of toys or everyday objects will still be around in the year 2025? A Boston-based junk removal company put the question to 1,010 Americans nationwide and got some interesting answers. >>
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 August’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. >>
Introducing the Boston Parents Paper's 2011 Family Favorite Award winners! Each winner in categories covering places to eat, shop, play and explore in Massachusetts was chosen through votes by our readers and careful research by our editors >>
It's called an art museum, but the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, is so much more – illustrations, books, a hands-on art studio, a giant caterpillar-shaped book nook and more await adults and kids alike. >>
Celebrate the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. These local venues are hosting special events regarding civil rights leaders and efforts for peace: >>
Up, up and away! Perfectly windy days are great for flying kites with your kids. Want to know where the best kite flying spots are or where to buy the perfect kite? Check out the lists below for local places that have you covered. >>
Turn your house into a city and invite Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Punisher and Black Widow (kids dressing up, of course) over for your child’s next birthday party. Check out the list below for creative birthday party >>
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. >>
Home birthday parties require games and activities to keep your party guests happy and engaged. Here, from some experts in the field of keeping kids busy – camp directors – are some great new ideas for games, art activities and even quieter pursuits. >>
Whale Watching season in Massachusetts is from April to October. If you are looking for the right whale watching cruise for your family, check out the list below. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, a jacket or windbreaker and your camera! >>
Frozen has become the new “it” Disney movie to watch. It’s no surprise that it is has become a popular theme for birthday parties for kids. Turn on your creativity and check out the list below for Frozen birthday party ideas, activities and games. >>
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. >>
Family fun abounds across Massachusetts. Here is a roundup of some of September’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 >>
Did you know that the inventor of the first pair of roller skates, James Plimpton, is actually from Medfield? Celebrate this four-wheeled invention by taking a spin around one of these local roller skating rinks >>
Even if you have no background in classical music, it's easy to expose your kids and your family to the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Follow these five tips from conductors and music educators. >>
Take your family on a camping adventure. We’ve compiled a list of the best family campgrounds in Massachusetts and around New England. Surround yourself with nature at one of these family-friendly campsites. >>
Summer is all about fun – but why can't it also include some learning? Bring your family to any or all of these local Massachusetts attractions and combine a lot of fun with a little history lesson! >>
Are you wondering where to go sledding in Massachusetts? Children can get a little stir crazy sitting in the house all day on a cold, snowy day. Pack up your sleds and hit one of these hills for a day of sledding! >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!