It’s that time again… and I’m not talking about the holidays

I know… I know…we’re in the midst of the holidays and you can’t even imagine it’s time to start thinking about your plan for next summer, but we’re already hearing about some amazing summer programs and they fill up fast. Check out our own Summer Camps page that will be continually updated with new programs. And if you’ve got any suggestions of…

#UNSelfie on Giving Tuesday

In the wake of our NYC Ed Tech Family Day A’Fair and Thanksgiving, we’d like to pause and thank everyone of you who helped make the day a success. For those of you who gave us feedback, thank you! It helps us better help you. Speaking of thanks and giving…today is the third annual #GIVINGTUESDAY, so make it count by making a…

Who was Your Favorite Teacher?

We all have one… My third grade teacher Miss Fletcher still stands out in my memory as the teacher responsible for my love of language, whose weekly spelling bees made learning fun and built confidence at the same time. To celebrate teachers like her, The Blackboard Awards, founded by New York Family‘s parent company, Manhattan Media celebrate teachers and principals of excellence from…

FREE Gifted & Talented Open House this week in the Bronx

Our friends at PACE have a FREE Gifted & Talented  Open House this Wednesday, November 5th that’s not to be missed if you are looking to explore elementary G&T school options for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. The Office of Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz, Jr. and PACE (Parents’ Alliance for Citywide Education) will co-host a Gifted & Talented Education Open House…

The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair

Welcome Families, Educators & Ed Tech Enthusiasts! Join Parents of Accelerated Learners, NYC and New York Family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 for The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair:  Introducing Families to Ed Tech Learning Tools through Engaging Play Part carnival, part scavenger hunt, part education fair for parents and their children in kindergarten through 8th grade, the A’Fair is an interactive, fun-filled event that introduces NYC…

A Game Show Opportunity, Smart Families Only Need Apply…

A casting crew reached out to PALNYC for an upcoming Prime Time Game Show opportunity. Lion Television is looking for NYC families and you guys are it: Is your family fun-loving, competitive and ready for prime time? Then you’ll have a blast and earn some cash trying out this big, brand new prime time game show. Lion Television, producers of Cash Cab,…

Ditch the Stigma… Understood?

PALNYC is a big supporter of tools and tech that help parents support their kids social and emotional development, and we’ve being finding a lot of gems lately, like, is a comprehensive, free nonprofit resource to help parents of children with learning and attention issues. The site assists parents with: Organization, planning & time management issues; Reading issues; Math issues; Writing issues; Attention…

Take the Cardboard Challenge!

Encouraging children to build and create new toys from materials that you have on hand is a great way to reinforce STEM skills while keeping things imaginative.

Take Caine Monroy as the perfect example of an innovative young builder who, at only 9 years-old, took cardboard scraps from his father’s garage to create a fully functional arcade:

You don’t have to build an entire arcade to test the waters of engineering. If your child is interested in creating something like Caine, encourage them to join the Global Cardboard Challenge - a worldwide challenge issued to children encouraging them to build something great using only their imagination and some cardboard. The challenge will take place in October and students are encouraged to join local challenges or host their own, so sign up today and start planning!


Where can you go to participate in the Cardboard Challenge in NYC?

On the weekend of October 11-12, Blue School will be hosting their 2nd Annual Cardboard Challenge in partnership with the Imagination Foundation. The Blue School will be challenging students to build musical instruments out of cardboard!

Blue School Cardboard Challenge
 When: Saturday, October 11 & Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
 Where: Blue School (map)

The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair

Looking for more resources for your engineering-minded student? Be sure to sign up for PALNYC’s NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair, taking place on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:ooam- 3:30pm. Brought to you by PALNYC and our media sponsor New York Family and hosted by NEST+m, the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair is part carnival, part scavenger hunt, part education fair for parents and their children in kindergarten through 8th grade with a focus on introducing Education Technologies to NYC families.

The NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair will feature some of the best Education Technologies available in the domains of STEM, The Arts, 21st Century Skills, Mind & Body Health and Language & Literacy. Our exhibitors are carefully curated from the top companies in Education Technology to support, differentiate and individualize learning at school and at home. Learn more about the Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair here. EDTECH FAMILY DAY – FAMILIES

Participants in the cardboard challenge are encouraged to submit their projects to PALNYC for review and the opportunity to have them displayed at the NYC Ed Tech Family Day: A’Fair. For more information, contact Angelique LeDoux at Or call 212.353.8881.

More STEM Resources

hAPPy Connections:  TinkerBox – If you can imagine it, you can build it with TinkerBox. TinkerBox is a fun, free-to-play physics puzzle game. While it is full of interesting science facts and teaches basic engineering concepts, TinkerBox is more than just educational! Take the tools in your hands to explore your creativity and imagination with Invent mode. Build outrageous machines and share them with your friends. • Free

Hello P.A.L [Parents of Accelerated Learners] NYC,

  Welcome to PALNYC, If your child exhibits advanced abilities in reading, music, art, math or other areas, seems intensely curious or sensitive, appears bored or acts out in the general ed classroom, is already a bit too good at negotiating, or if you are simply looking for resources, programs and innovative tools to support your child’s learning needs, then you…


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