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Go West Young Families

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A day trip away from Boston will take you to a treasure trove of family fun. Head west to Hampshire County for everything from a falconry site to zoos, indoor karting and cool museums!... Read full article

My Turn: More Than Just Reading Aloud

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Here's a neat take on children's literature - that it can teach kids about philosophy! Mount Holyoke College Professor Thomas Wartenberg explores this in our June "My Turn" column.... Read full article

Ten Years of Laughs with Mo Willems and his Persistent Pigeon

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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.... Read full article

Report Targets Graduation Rates for Students With Learning Disabilities

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A new report finds widely varying high school graduation rates for students with specific learning disabilities and recommends against making tracking decisions for these students as early as elementary school.... Read full article

Eric Kimmel: On Children's Books, Getting Kids to Read and His Love of Writing

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Eric Kimmel is the award-winning author of more than 50 books, including Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins. In this interview with the PJ Library in western Massachusetts, Kimmel talks about writing, getting kids to read and the future of books.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

Downside to Parents Paying for College

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Are you helping to pay for your child's college education? If so, you might want to talk with your child about your expectations. A new study reveals that some students getting their parents' financial help are slacking off academically.... Read full article

Group presents autism-friendly performance of Annie

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Open Door Theater is offering a unique live theater performance of their musical Annie specially adapted for audience members on the autism spectrum.... Read full article

Skiing With Kids

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Don't spend your winter indoors. Grab the kids and head up to one of the many ski resorts in New England. Skiing is a great way to get fit and have fun. Equipment and lessons may be much less than you think. Here's what you need to know.... Read full article

Visit the New England Aquarium

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Visit the New England Aquarium in Boston and see the giant ocean tank that is the centerpiece of this beloved family attraction.... Read full article

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