Explore Rosh Hashana Foods with Your Family

Apples and Honey Apples and Honey Yum! These are the most important Rosh Hashana foods. “It’s all about the sweetness; our hope that our year ahead [will] be sweet,” says Sari Laufer, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Manhattan. Another reason to love honey? “There’s a Jewish tradition that when a kid first starts …

10 Ways to Declutter Your Home

Start Somewhere Easy Start Somewhere Easy Empty all your kitchen cupboards. Replace everything that’s still in date that you think you’ll use. Toss out the rest. There’s little emotional attachment to groceries! Have a Garage Sale Have a Garage Sale Collect stuff from around your home you know you won’t use and turn it into …

Nut-Free Snacks for School Lunches | Healthy Packaged Snacks for Kids

String Cheese String Cheese Whether your child likes to peel it or go straight in for the kill, string cheese is probably already one of your go-to snacks for kids. You’ll be happy to know that most brands are on the safe list for nut-free schools and classrooms. Fruit Leather Fruit Leather Most fruit snacks, …

Parenting Styles | Helicopter Tiger Attachment Parenting

Parenting styles of today Think back to when you were a child–did your parents allow you to roam free and play as you pleased? Or did they keep you within eyesight and make sure you were supervised by an adult at all times? Could you head outside to play for hours on end, and only …

Science for Kids | Summer Learning | Backyard Science Experiments

Homemade Bubble Solution Homemade Bubble Solution Blowing bubbles is a summertime favorite, but did you know it is super simple to make your own solution? Have your child experiment with these recipes to see which combinations work best for a whole lot of bubble-blowing fun! Get the directions for Homemade Bubble Solution. Mentos Geysers Mentos …

3 Hanukkah Recipes to Get Your Party Started

Hosting a Hanukkah party this year? Here are the three most essential recipes for Hanukkah. Hannukah begins December 12 this year, so it’s time to start thinking about your plans. Are you toying with the idea of throwing a party? We can help you out with the food! If you’re new to traditional Hanukkah foods, …

Black History Month Children’s Books

Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad By Ellen Levine Recommended ages: 6 and up This is the incredible story of Henry “Box” Brown escaping slavery by shipping himself to the north in a wooden crate. We learn that as a boy, …