Category: Preschool

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…

It’s Here! The 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented ‘Right Fit’ Symposium & Benefit, March 12, 2015

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 12, 2016 and join PALNYC and our partners at the 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit— one day to invest in your child’s future. Update your calendar! PALNYC announces the second biennial 2016 NYC Gifted & Talented Symposium & Benefit is now on Saturday, March 12, 2016! — one day to invest in your child’s future. This day-long symposium,…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #3- READING, Part 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get-Go

Inspire your child to pick up a book of her own this summer by creating the perfect reading environment for her. That includes getting your child excited about reading with a few tools: – the book nook– a quaint oasis for reading, – a reading log to keep track of the reading. It’s simple to make yourself, or use one of these templates.…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #2- The 3 Rs Starts with READING – Part 1-The Booklists

We’re so passionate about READING that we’re giving the topic our undivided attention. PART 1- The Booklists PART 2- Making Reading Fun from the Get Go PART 3- Books for Girls PART 4- Books for Boys PART 5- You’re Never Too Old for Read Alouds So be sure to check out our multi-part series on READING, starting with, of course,…

P.A.L.’s Top 10 Recommendations to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

 P.A.L.’s Top 10 Recommendations to Prevent  Summer Learning Loss: #1- Attend The P.A.L. Workshop’s Preventing Summer Slide session on May 21, 2013 at The Anderson School. We’ll  learn strategies from the experts and have hands-on opportunities to see how we can put the knowledge into action with literacy, math and even Mind Sport activities. #2- Summer Reading, Family Style. Make reading a family ordeal,…

Contemplating Gifted & Talented Education in NYC for Your Child?

Don’t miss our upcoming P.A.L. Workshop Series on G&T Education in partnership with New York Family Magazine: A Roundtable Discussion About Gifted & Talented Education and Programming in New York City this Tuesday, October 16 from 6:30-8 pm at the Downtown Community in Tribeca. We’ll have parent and school reps from many of the G&T programs throughout New York City.…

The NYC G&T Process: An Insiders Guide to Admissions & Testing

THE NYC GIFTED & TALENTED PROCESS: AN INSIDERS GUIDE TO ADMISSIONS & TESTING FOR PUBLIC & PRIVATE SCHOOLS Whether you’re set on Hunter, citywide, districtwide, private or your local public school, don’t miss P.A.L.’s Signature Workshop on the G&T Process. Join Karen Quinn, the best-selling author of the Ivy Chronicles and Testing for Kindergarten, along with NYC Gifted and Talented…

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…

Finding New York City’s ‘Top’ School for YOUR Child

Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith. That’s what I’ve learned, and sometimes it pays off. With so many choices in New York City– and yet sometimes so few appropriate or viable options– how do you choose the best school for your child? As parents, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hoops you have to jump…