Category: Summer Slide

60 Days of Summer Fun… #8- READING, Part 5- Great Summer Read Alouds

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has at least ten one-liners stored in her memory bank from the movie The Princess Bride: “My Sweet Wesley”; “This is true love – you think this happens every day?”; “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles”; “I am not left-handed”; “You killed my father…prepare to die…”; “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #7- READING, Part 4- Great Summer Reads for Boys

As we continue our 60 Days of Summer Fun with a focus on Reading, we present Part IV: Great Reads for Boys, with special attention to reluctant readers. The trick with boys- as is often the case with girls, is to let their interest guide their reading. If they love Star Wars, then give them graphic novels about Star Wars. If they…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #6- READING, Part 3- Great Summer Reads for Inspiring Strong Girls

Not all girls are princesses. Not all girls love pink and purple. Not all girls who don’t like princesses, pink or purple are tom boys either. So, when it comes to great summer reads for girls- especially advanced readers who can often read well above their grade level- finding suitable books can be tricky. Oftentimes the content of those ‘above level’ books-…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #5- Get Inspired By Literature

Sometimes interests turn into obsessions… trains, stuffed animals, cats. For my little one, kitty cats were — and are her world. When she was a preschooler, she collected them, “talked” them, dressed as them, read about them, knew who their cousins were at the zoo, and could identify the numerous breeds. Over the years, I’ve encouraged her fondness of felines by getting…

60 Days of Summer Fun… #1- The Daily Learning Routine

Summer is officially here and whether your child is at camp, on a family vacation with you, or with a caregiver during the week, PALNYC has you covered. We’ve got 60 Days of Summer Fun to beat the summer brain drain and prevent your child’s summer learning loss. For starters, don’t miss the recap of our 2014 signature session for parents last month on Preventing…

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and more…

Spring is finally here and with it, more great local workshops for parents, educators and families. Don’t miss The Beyond Flashcards Math Series in partnership with the Center for Mathematical Talent (CMT) at NYU’s Courant Institute.  Join us for Part 3 of our 4-Part math series, Beyond Flashcards: Logic Tuesday, April 8 from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown Community Center in Tribeca. Sian Zelbo and…