Category: Music

The P.A.L. Talent Showcase

We love when local media takes a moment to recognize talented youth who work hard at their craft. DNAinfo.com recently showcased a few NYC-based kids in their story, ‘Superstar City Kids Let Their Talents Shine from A Young Age.’ Parents are always looking for great resources, programs and mentors for their children, and this article provided a few great recommendations…

OPEN HOUSE SEASON IS HERE

If you’re considering a G&T school for your child, be sure to attend an open house this Fall or in the Spring. They fill up fast so check with the individual schools as soon as possible. This list is meant to be a starting point, and many other districtwide schools offer G&T programs and each has its own open house…

Did You Say FREE?

For NYC kids, summer is only a week away, so don’t miss P.A.L.’s final Spring 2012 wrap-up FREE event –with great giveaways throughout the evening–and learn how to support your child’s gifts, talents and interests this summer and all year long. Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents: A Talent Development Roundtable, is this Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm for…

Supporting Your Child’s Gifts & Talents

As parents, it’s not hard to pick up on our child’s interest areas, whether it’s dinosaurs, cats, princesses, or other obvious passions. But for the child who shows natural ability in music, yet refuses piano lessons, or artistic ability but doesn’t want formal art classes; or loves to play chess, but won’t participate in competitions, how can parents encourage without…

The Gifted &Talented Smörgåsbord

Smörgåsbord. I love that word… it reminds me of Florida restaurants I frequented in the summers with my dad and grandparents growing up. They offered loads of bland, under-salted, over-processed food, but the dessert buffet was amazing. Or so it was to a sugar addict who was plenty satisfied with chocolate pudding and whipped cream. But I digress… This month-…

Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play

Dr. Julia Osborn, a psychologist specializing in gifted children and Kristen Pallonetti, the program director at Tribeca Community School, a Reggio philosophy preschool in Tribeca, presented their views on Supporting Early Giftedness Through Play at the February 28, 2012 P.A.L. Workshop Series in New York City. Among some of the take-aways presented by Dr. Osborn were: • Slow down and…

Register for The P.A.L. Spring Workshop Series

Welcome back to our Spring P.A.L. [Parents of Advanced Learners] Workshop Series! If you missed the January event with Dr. Rena Subotnik, you can check out her presentation posted on the last post. The entire Spring Calendar is here, so follow the link at right to sign-up soon! January: A Conversation with Rena Subotnik–Shifting from the Best of Gifted Education…