It’s hard to believe that the time has already come to start selecting summer camps. We’ve barely gotten past the holiday season and we’re already making plans for next summer.
(201) Family has put together a guide to summer camps, including day and sleepaway, which will help in your decision making. We’ve also included teen programs and summer abroad activities to explore.
Despite the competition for children’s attention, reading – books that is – remains a popular pastime. Whether it’s the classics or science fiction and fantasy series, books of all sizes, shapes and content still capture the fancy of young readers. Some local communities run reading marathons to encourage children to try all kinds of books. Ridgewood has run a successful reading marathon in February for years under the direction of Friends of Ridgewood Library.
Sisters and mompreneurs Annyssa Cantor and Brianna Ricks have discovered a new way to send love to campers and college students alike, the Me to You Box. More than just a care package, this personalized box of love features treats and “survival” tools that will let your kids know you care.
On a serious note, our Special Parent column has signs that parents should look out for that might signal mood disorders, anxiety or depression.
We have also cooked up some Valentine treats and St. Patrick’s Day crafts for the two special holidays coming down the pike.
Finally, Our Do-Gooder is 12-year-old Maxwell Sarkissian, a 7th grader at Eisenhower Middle School in Wyckoff, who decided to make his summer a bit more interesting and meaningful by helping others.
Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!